The red carpet is rolled out, the limos are lining up, and the gowns are FABULOUS. The first annual MAKE Magazine Industry Maker Awards, aka the “Makeys,” are just hours away! OK, there’s no rug, the limos are art cars, and the “gowns” are Maker Faire T-shirts with blinky-light jewelry, but at least the excitement is genuine. Tonight’s Make: Live, streaming from World Maker Faire, will feature these special awards that honor mainstream companies that have shown outstanding support for maker/hacker culture. Also on tap: the Sashimi Tabernacle Choir, Brooklyn Aerodrome, Dogzilla, the Polaroid Matrix Flipbook, and other Maker Faire madness. Come join the party!

Make: Live 16 – World Maker Faire
Friday Sept 16th, 2pm PT/5pm ET
Watch at makezine.com/live or on UStream
Please join us in the UStream chat or mark tweets with #makelive to interact live with the show.

We also give away a fabulous prize from Digi-Key to one chat member who can solve our photo challenge.