This past May, a jaw-dropping 45,000 people gathered at the San Mateo Fairgrounds in California for an event some called, “The Woodstock for inventors.” A one-of-a-kind event for tech geeks, crafty hipsters, DIY lovers, and basically, anyone who builds anything–from 7 year-olds to 70 year olds–Maker Faire brought together people from over 10 different countries and 36 different states. This fall, the award-winning Maker Faire is coming to Austin, Texas –October 20 & 21 at the Travis County Fairgrounds.
In preparation for the Texas event, our team from Make magazine will be on-hand at the Children’s Museum of Houston, Sunday, September 16, to preview potential crafters and inventors who are interested in exhibiting in the October Faire in Austin. Scheduling 15-minute “auditions,” the team will offer input and expertise to would-be competitors.
We’re looking for anyone who has something fun to share, something they’ve made with their hands. It can be practical or impractical–it could be something simple like a creative Halloween costume or maybe some handmade jewelry. Or it could be something wild like a bike with ten wheels, or a dog-powered lawn mower. Whatever it is, the more creative and imaginative, the better!
When: Sunday, September 16 (1 p.m. – 5 p.m.)
Where: Children’s Museum of Houston
1500 Binzâ€¨Houston, Texas 77004
Audition contact: Sherry Huss, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Children’s Museum of Houston – Link.