Seward Neighborhood Kings Fair, Sept. 17: Looking for Help

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Seward Neighborhood Kings Fair, Sept. 17: Looking for Help

Postby wammie » Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:37 pm

All,

TC maker has been invited to participate in Seward Neighborhood Group's (SNG's) Kings Fair, at Matthews Park in the Seward neighborhood, on September 17, from noon to 5 PM. The theme this year is "Moving Forward into the Next 50 Years"; last year was the 50th Anniversary of the Seward neighborhood's founding.

I have already attended one organizational meeting on behalf of TC Maker. The next meeting is tomorrow at 6:45 at Matthews Park.

Event sponsors so far look to be Comcast and SCCA. SNG would appreciate other local sponsors.

There may be one or two performance stages at the event. The organizing group is looking for performers to fill available time slots, and we are invited to make referrals. A stage might be obtained from ARCE rental, but other sources will be considered. The group will try to get a local solar powered stage as well. Organizers are looking to have a zero waste event, by obtaining recycle bins and bio-degradable bottles.

SNG will have an information table with a lot of materials and history of Kings Fair and the Seward neighborhood.

With respect to TC Maker, the organizers were thinking they could get Nice Ride bike rentals for going to the Hack Factory for tours.

An idea discussed was that TC Maker could be given its own area to do what it wants, but of course interactive activities for the public are most important. I mentioned that we could demo our model siege engines, bring the Operation game, and possibly do clothesline racers or bristle bots.

As TC Maker develops its participation plans, I will be the point person for contacting SNG.

If you would like to attend tomorrow's meeting with me, or if anyone has further ideas, contributions, or would like to volunteer help for this event, please reply to this post.

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Re: Seward Neighborhood Kings Fair, Sept. 17: Looking for He

Postby wammie » Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:05 pm

If anyone has suggestions as to other participatory things we can bring to the Kings Fair event, please post. Thanks!

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Re: Seward Neighborhood Kings Fair, Sept. 17: Looking for He

Postby wammie » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:40 am

I went to the organizational meeting yesterday. Performance spots are essentially filled, so we need not consider offering a performer. Nice Ride bicycle rentals to visit Hack Factory are still possible but not yet finalized.

This week the SNG will be looking to establish their program for the event, and TC Maker will need to make some commitments as to what we'll do/bring.

They're also still looking for "fair" type food, so if anyone has a contact/provider we could make a suggestion.

I think we couild bring the Operation game, a siege engine, and possibly bristlebots, at least.

Who else is willing to help with this event and attend the fair?

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Re: Seward Neighborhood Kings Fair, Sept. 17: Looking for He

Postby wammie » Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:38 am

Members, we need some participation on this soon! The next meeting with SNG is August 17!

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Re: Seward Neighborhood Kings Fair, Sept. 17: Looking for He

Postby Judeling » Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:02 pm

Well I have been thinking about this and I remembered my Granddad's ferris wheel. There are plans for a version of one Image at http://www.vintageprojects.com/kids/squarris-wheel.html.

It wouldn't be that hard to make a version of it if some people would like to help. That would be very fairee.

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Re: Seward Neighborhood Kings Fair, Sept. 17: Looking for He

Postby wammie » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:26 am

Judeling wrote:Well I have been thinking about this and I remembered my Granddad's ferris wheel. There are plans for a version of one Image at http://www.vintageprojects.com/kids/squarris-wheel.html.

It wouldn't be that hard to make a version of it if some people would like to help. That would be very fairee.
This would be awesome, yes, if some folks could step up and get it built in time.

for now though, we need some volunteers who would be able to attned the 12-5 Kings Fair event and we need to solidify what we plan to bring and exhibit. Who's willing to help????

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Re: Seward Neighborhood Kings Fair, Sept. 17: Looking for He

Postby cgallaty » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:47 pm

Is it just me or does that wheel not have to have a minimum mass, lest that end poorly. Granted adding a motor could solve some of that. I get how you load the first two kids, but it gets hazy after that.
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Re: Seward Neighborhood Kings Fair, Sept. 17: Looking for He

Postby Judeling » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:33 pm

The parent does have a bit of work while loading but it really isn't that bad.

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Re: Seward Neighborhood Kings Fair, Sept. 17: Looking for He

Postby wammie » Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:54 pm

OK folks, it's getting down to the home stretch and we need some help here.

We need some people to help and commit to one or more of the following activities:
  • Clean up the Operation game, make sure all parts are still with it and that fresh batteries are installed
  • Help transport materials to Kings Fair and do set up
  • Man our table from noon to finish
  • Help transport materials back to the Hack Factory
  • Operate the Spoonapault, mini Trebuchet, or whatever else we're going to bring

Please post if you are able to help. Thanks!

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Re: Seward Neighborhood Kings Fair, Sept. 17: Looking for He

Postby wammie » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:22 am

Still as far as I know we have no volunteers for this.

I've posted signup sheets in five places at the Hack Factory. Please sign up there, respond in this thread, email to info-at-tcmaker.org, or otherwise let us know if you're interested.

Thanks!


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