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World Maker Faire New York Brings the "Year of the Maker" Celebration to New York Hall of Science With 5th Annual Event on September 20 & 21, 2014

Call for Makers and Ticket Sales Now Open

SEBASTOPOL, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/25/14 -- World Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, is making its way back to New York on Saturday, September 20, and Sunday, September 21, 2014, at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI). This year's event will prove to be a special one as it coincides with the anniversary celebrations for the 1939-40 and 1964-65 World's Fairs as well as the "Year of the Maker" celebration for the maker movement. The New York Maker Faire was originally given the "World" moniker as a tribute to NYSCI's legacy as one of the few remaining World's Fair pavilions still active in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. World Maker Faire embraces the World's Fairs' spirit of making the future through today's culture, technology, and knowledge, and expands on it by bringing makers of all ages, skill levels, and interests together to share their intellectual and creative wealth. NYSCI and World Maker Faire are planning special activities to celebrate the lasting legacy and spirit of the World's Fairs.

Kicking off the event's planning process is the Call for Makers, open now through Sunday, July 20, 2014. World Maker Faire encourages makers from New York and beyond to submit an entry form to bring their project to the Faire for all to see. They'll be able to share their amazing work, and do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) attitude, with an audience hungry to learn more about making.

Entry Information & Forms: http://makerfaire.com/new-york-2014/call-for-makers/
When: September 20 & 21, 2014
Where: New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY
Entry Closes: Sunday, July 20, 2014, at 12:00 am PDT

The following topics are examples of the types of work World Maker Faire is seeking to showcase at the event. Exhibits that are interactive and highlight the process of making are particularly encouraged.

  • Student projects
  • Robotics
  • Homegrown Drones
  • Electronics, Arduino projects, Raspberry Pi, Galileo, BeagleBone, etc.
  • Space projects
  • Food makers (not concessionaries), homesteaders, urban farming, etc.
  • Conductive materials projects
  • Kit makers
  • Interactive art projects
  • 3D Printers and CNC Mills
  • Textile Arts and Crafts
  • E-Textiles, wearables, etc.
  • Home Energy Monitoring
  • Rockets and RC Toys
  • Sustainability & Green Tech
  • Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Science, Biology/Biotech, and Chemistry projects
  • Puppets, Kites, and Other Whimsical Creations
  • Bicycles
  • Large-scale Art
  • Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
  • Music Performances and Participation
  • Unusual Tools or Machines
  • How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)

Tickets are also on sale now for World Maker Faire New York 2014 at http://makerfaireny2014.eventbrite.com at early bird pricing. Early bird pricing is available between now and July 31, 2014 ($12.50 - $27.50 for a single day pass; $20.00-$50.00 for weekend passes). Advance ticket sales take place between August 1 and September 19, 2014. Tickets will also be available for purchase on-site at World Maker Faire New York 2014 on September 20-21, 2014.

About Maker Faire
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth -- a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It's a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather together to show what they are making and share what they are learning.

Maker Faire celebrated 100 Faires in 2013 alone and has reached over 1.5 million attendees globally since it launched in San Mateo, California, in 2006, less than a year after the publication its "parent," MAKE Magazine, which launched in 2005. The ninth annual Maker Faire Bay Area welcomed some 1,100 maker entries and over 130,000 attendees. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 75,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Rome, Paris, Oslo, Trondheim, Newcastle (UK), Orlando, Silver Spring, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Tokyo and Shenzhen host the "featured" Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires inspire and ignite creative communities everywhere around the United States and internationally.

Located in Sebastopol and Oakland, California, Maker Media has been widely credited with jumpstarting the worldwide Maker Movement, which has been a transforming force in innovation, culture, and education. In addition to publishing MAKE Magazine and producing Maker Faire, Maker Media develops "getting started" kits and books it sells through its Maker Shed store as well as other retail channels.

New York Hall of Science
The New York Hall of Science presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations and design spaces that explain science, technology, engineering and math. A visit to NYSCI is a hands-on, energetic educational experience where you can indulge your curiosity and nurture your creativity. NYSCI offers professional development for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and studies how technology, gaming and play affect how we learn. NYSCI was founded at the 1964-65 World's Fair and has evolved into New York's center for interactive science serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year.

Calendar Editors
A celebration of DIY culture, World Maker Faire New York 2014 runs Saturday-Sunday, September 20-21, at the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Queens, NY, 11368. Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. $12.50-$70.00; children under 2 are free. To purchase tickets, including weekend passes: http://makerfaireny2014.eventbrite.com.

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World Maker Faire New York 2014 Sponsors
World Maker Faire New York 2014 Goldsmith and Silversmith sponsors include: Goldsmith: Intel, RadioShack; Silversmith: Atmel, Autodesk, Cognizant, Ford, Italian Trade Commission, NASA.

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