East Bay Mini Maker Faire Call for Makers is open now through September 1, 2011.  Makers, hackers, tinkerers, crafters, performers, workshop leaders, and artists of all ages from the eastern San Francisco Bay Area should get their application in now to participate in this 2nd annual East Bay Mini Maker Faire on Sunday, October 16th.

To get an impression of the scale and quality of a community-based, “mini” Maker Faire, check out this new video documenting the 2010 East Bay Mini Maker Faire. You’d think an unseasonable rainstorm would daunt even a Maker Faire, but ha! Almost 3,000 people turned out — a third of whom bought tickets at the door — suited up to play and make in the rain.

Music by Toychestra, Daniel Popsicle, Hungry Hungry Ghost, Tin Can Banjo Project, and Slimm Buick. Cameos include Tim O’Reilly teaching how to make jam, writer Michael Chabon and Howtoons’ Nick Dragotta teaching a “How to Make a Super Hero” workshop, along with Paul’s Rides, Cyclecide, Rock Paper Scissors, Ace Monster Toys, Maker Shed, the Poetry Store and more.


Sabrina is the Maker Faire Program Director. She works on stage content for the flagship fairs (Bay Area & New York), and also runs Maker Faire's global licensing program for locally and independently produced Maker Faires. She also co-creates the East Bay Mini Maker Faire in her town, Oakland, CA.

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