By Craig Burke, stage coordinator
We’ve finally got the performer stage hammered out and the schedule is ready! We are really excited about the selection this year as we feel it represents the type of individuals and groups who not only consider themselves musicians, but also makers. Many of these makers not only make music, but also build robots, make sculptures, compose ear movie musicals, turn themselves into the undead, as well as create and hack instruments. Look for the Performer stage on Saturday, May 3rd and prepare to to witness soundscapes, robots playing drums, chiptune, zombies playing horns and more.
Something new this year! We will have a Maker store with lots of fun stuff for sale. Arduinos, solar-powered grasshoppers, soldering kits, Make magazines, and all sorts of awesome Austin Mini Maker Faire T-shirts, bags, and stickers for your purchasing pleasure. Bring some Making home with you from the Maker Faire on May 3!
Dalek Storm, K9, and a weeping angel will be at the Faire this year! Saturday May 3 at the Travis County Expo Center… buy your tickets now!
Beautiful work by Kat Townsend of HeyKat.com! Not too late to get your company’s logo on the poster, which will be posted all around Austin… you can find out more about sponsorship here.
We’re so excited that the Central Texas Droid Builders will be at our Faire this year!
We know it’s hard for anyone in this town to focus in on anything until after SXSW is over… so we’re keeping our call for Makers open until April 12th.
You didn’t miss it! Apply now! Exciting, isn’t it?
Here’s a neat one-sheet with all the deets! Click on the letter below to get a pdf to share around, if you know of any of businesses or companies that might be interested. And remember, the earlier you sponsor, the more you get out of it, so don’t delay!
Apply here to be part of Austin Mini Maker Faire 2014! The call for Makers is open until March 15.
Once more we are hosting a Town Hall meeting for this year’s Austin Mini Maker Faire at The North Door on Monday, January 27th from 7-9 pm.
Do you want to participate this year as a Maker, volunteer, or sponsor? Do you want to chime in about what you want to have at the Faire this year? Do you just like to eat pizza and drink beer? We got you covered. We’ll answer questions and share intimate details about this awesome Austin event. We’re also kicking off our Call for Makers, which will be open until March 15!
Austin Mini Maker Faire Spot from Stephen Henderson on Vimeo.
This was a banner year for Maker Faires! In the not-so-slow progression of community-based Mini Maker Faires that’s been going on since the Mini-Maker-Faire movement began in 2009, this is the year in which there were exactly 100 Maker Faires taking place across the world… and more than 530,000 people were able to have the Maker Faire experience! The Maker Movement is booming and we are so glad that Austin is a part of it. Read more about it here on the Makezine blog.