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Call for Makers is Open!

We are thrilled to announce that the Call for Makers is now open for Maker Faire Bay Area 2008!

More information about the Faire and the application process can be found on the Maker Faire site here.

We are really looking forward to Maker Faire and are excited to receive information about your project. If you have any questions, contact Maker Faire Director Sherry Huss (sherry@oreilly.com).

Important dates to remember

January 31, 2008 – Maker Faire Town Hall
Exploratorium – 7:00pm – 8:30pm
San Francisco

Febrary 17, 2008 – Maker Faire Tryouts (designed for new Makers and Makers that have projects that they would like to show us before the event)
Exploratorium – noon – 4:00pm
San Francisco
Please email sherry@oreilly.com to reserve a space

March 12, 2008 – Deadline for applications
Please note that space is limited so be sure to get your applications in by this date. Any applications received after 3/12/2008 will be put on a waiting list and allocated space based on availability

March 19, 2008 – Notification of Acceptance
If at all possible, we will try to notify you as soon as we review your application which should be in advance of this date

May 1, 2008 – Maker Day
More information will be shared about Maker Day in the upcoming weeks

May 3 & 4, 2008 – Maker Faire San Francisco Bay Area
It’s show time!

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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