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Here’s some big news on the Maker Faire side of things! Austin Mayor Declares Oct. 20 & 21 Maker’s Weekend! Mayor Will Wynn Honors Maker Faire Austin —

The slogan “Keep Austin Weird” is a popular one, but more than just a slogan, it summarizes why Austin is such a likeable and unique destination, not only in Texas, but throughout the South. Well, Austin is about to get even weirder! The geek-loving, gadget-happy, DIY-fest, known as Maker Faire Austin is less than two weeks away! Tickets for the Oct. 20-21 event are selling fast, and geeks and hackers from across the country (and even overseas) are making their travel plans. To welcome them, Austin Mayor Will Wynn has officially declared the weekend “Maker’s Weekend.”

“Austin is such a creative, vibrant town, and Maker Faire fits right in to our vibe and spirit,” explained Mayor Wynn. “America has such a thirst right now for creative self-expression. We also have an incredible need for out-of-the-box innovation. Maker Faire embodies the best of both of these worlds, and in a way that’s smart and fun. Therefore, we couldn’t be happier to welcome Maker Faire to Austin and to declare Oct. 20-21, ‘Maker’s Weekend.'”

At Maker Faire technology meets art, science meets fashion, engineering meets crafting, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. It’s the “Frankenstein” of fairs, featuring: cool robots, clever gadgets, backyard inventions, knitted wonders, renegade fashions, cars and bikes like you’ve never seen before, the occasional fireball, honey-making, iPhone-hacking, clothes-swapping, music-making, and much, much more!

Maker Faire Austin

  • When: Oct. 20-21, 2007
  • Where: Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker Lane
  • Hours: Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-5pm

For more info visit the Maker Faire site! – Link.