Greenbelt Mini Maker Faire

The Greenbelt Mini Maker Faire is a smaller version of the national Maker Faires held in New York and San Francisco. It's not exactly Steampunk, but there may be some crafting and electronics projects that are inspirational for costuming or props. I'm hoping that this doesn't turn out to be a totally kid-centric affair. We went to the New York Maker Faire in 2011 and it was great, but the 2012 one was more focused on student projects. So far there are a few craft type things listed but the full schedule wasn't posted as of Thursday, March 20.

Here's a link to the website for more information.
http://makerfairegreenbelt.com/

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  • Gerald S.

    I plan to upload photos of two males in steampunk outfits that I did met.

    April 5

    • Karen G.

      Nice photos, Gerald. I think we caught sight of the guy with the arm just as he disappeared around a corner.

      April 6

    • Gerald S.

      Yes, the corner is where I took the photograph. :)

      April 6

  • Karen G.

    The event is scheduled for 10 - 5, but there is still no schedule. I guess most of the demonstrations are going to be small, ongoing exhibits. Ben and I will probably aim to be there between 10 and 11 and honestly I don't expect to be there more than a couple of hours.

    We could try to meet in front of the library or just circulate and hope we run into each other. Should we wear hats to identify ourselves? I'm not sure I know everyone on sight. If you're not familiar with old Greenbelt, there is parking behind the library and behind the Co-op grocery store. The Roosevelt Center is an easy walk from either of those lots. There is also street parking but there are apartments nearby so there may be little availability.

    April 4

    • Gerald S.

      I will be the person with the camera!

      April 4

    • Karen G.

      I can check and see if we'd be welcome at the Club. Are you thinking of informal weekend meetups, say a couple of hours to talk prop-making or costuming or just hang out?

      April 6

  • Karen G.

    For a first-time Maker Faire I think this was okay. As a meetup, though, none of us managed to connect. There were a few things of possible interest to Steampunk. Several people had weaving/spinning demonstrations, and one woman was making bobbin lace and had a lace gear in progress. There were also several 3D printers which could be useful for prototyping costume parts.

    April 6

  • Gerald S.

    I could not find anyone from this group.

    April 5

    • Karen G.

      We didn't, either. I have a feeling we were there at different times. We didn't arrive until about 11:30.

      April 6

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