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Event: Maker Faire NoVa

in BioniLUG Calendar
Added by danny316p , Oct 22 2017

Taking place Mar 18 2018 03:00 PM - 09:00 PM (Single Day Event)


Event Name: Maker Faire NoVa 2018
Event Location: Fairfax, VA (George Mason University - Fairfax Campus)
Dates: Sunday, March 18, 2018
Times: 11 AM – 5 PM
Type of Event: Expo/Show (Maker Faire)
Event Support: Eligible (not yet applied for)

Since we all seemed to like this last year, I'm going to go ahead and get us started on this again for next year. Early-bird applications are open now through 11/26.

We're on the same weekend again, with the event taking place on Sunday, March 18, 2018. On their end, they've changed the location; it's now at George Mason University - Fairfax Campus. More info is on their site: https://nova.makerfaire.com/

There's also a kick-off event on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 7-9 pm in Reston. If anyone's interested in attending on our behalf, I can pass along info for you to RSVP.

I plan to put in our application soon, and I expect we'll be approved shortly after that. Before I do, though, I wanted to ask the group: Are there any particular new MOCs or activies that I should mention in our application this year? What about things we brought last year that we won't do this year? Or anything else we should factor in?

To recap, here's some of what we requested (and received) last year:

Space Size
Other, non-standard size
Describe your non-standard setup or any special requests.
We would like 5 tables - one for a play area off to one side, and 4 for displaying models (2 along the back of the booth and 2 along the front). We can be fairly flexible (and arrange models appropriately) based on the size of the tables available. The tables along the back of the booth will have the lenticular mosaics (similar to our booth at Maker Faire Silver Spring 2016).

Do you have a hands-on activity or interactive exhibit for attendees?
Describe your hands-on activity or interactive exhibit.
We'll have a few, and are likely to add more before the event.
- a DUPLO-based ball run (kids can move a ball from the "End" on the floor and place it in the "Start" at the top, then watch it roll through other parts of the display and make things move as it travels back to the floor)
- a pneumatic walker (which moves across the table when people pump air into it)
- play brick for attendees to build their own creations

Personally, I'm tempted to skip the pneumatic walker. I also recall that we pushed against the limits of our space.

Members Attending:
  • Black Six
  • danny316p
  • ChocolateFrogs
  • Obsessionist (possibly)
  • danny316p
  • 55555
  • jed1ndy
  • 0

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    RSVP'd Oct 22 2017 09:25 PM