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Maker Faire Minneapolis [Maker Faire Twin Cities]

Postby uptownmaker » Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:39 am

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2009/0 ... 6B48984890

Well, why not?

We're kind of sitting around, waiting for the Make:TV folks to do it- why don't we?
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Re: Maker Faire Minneapolis

Postby Judeling » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:06 am

I agree.

Can we put something together to coincide with say the Upton art fair. Or should it be a separate event.

Day, Place, Time, permits, cost, vendors?

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Re: Maker Faire Minneapolis

Postby swinkdaddy » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:48 pm

Just a thought on this.
It'd be cool if we could include some kind of catapult/cannon type competition. along the lines of pumpkin chuckin. but more minnesota-ie. (green jello w/marshmallows anyone?)
Like a kids event for the best "tater-tot" chucker by distance and launcher class.
Have kilt, will travel...

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Re: Maker Faire Minneapolis

Postby wammie » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:15 pm

Judeling wrote:I agree.

Can we put something together to coincide with say the Upton art fair. Or should it be a separate event.

Day, Place, Time, permits, cost, vendors?

I think it's got to be at a different time, for sure, otherwise people will be conflicted.

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Re: Maker Faire Minneapolis

Postby Theo » Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:09 pm

wammie wrote:I think it's got to be at a different time, for sure, otherwise people will be conflicted.

Yeah, seconded. Though our interests are a bit techier, as opposed to straight-up artsy, there's enough crossover that we'd end up splitting the weekend crowd. I'm down with the idea, though.

EDIT... unless we could JOIN the Uptown Arts Fair, y'know, be a proper part of it. So the crowd is in easy walking distance of both events (since it'd be essentially ONE event). Like I said, there's enough crossover interest, easy. Hmmmmmm.

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Re: Maker Faire Minneapolis

Postby uptownmaker » Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:31 am

I would push for later than the Art Fair- it's early August.

I'm thinking I'd like to see it be a large enough affair that people may want to come from other places to attend. Perhaps not until next spring?

At any rate, we can discuss tonight.

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Re: Maker Faire Minneapolis

Postby wammie » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:17 am

This would be so cool! I think "Maker Faire Twin Cities" would fit better though with the Twin Cities Maker group; that way we could consider any location in the Twin Cities and not just Minneapolis.

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Re: Maker Faire Minneapolis

Postby Obi-Bob » Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:22 am

In words of Arnold J. Rimmer, "Brillsmeggingilliant!" I love the idea. Because it's gonna be awhile before I actually get down to an "official" Maker Faire.

There are several other art fairs the same weekend as Uptown. There's the Powderhorn Art Fair and the Loring Park Art Fair, too. It might be easier to get into one of those, if we wanted to be an official part of it. The Powderhorn Art Fair circles Powderhorn Lake and has plenty of green space, trees, and hills. And less asphalt. I haven't been to the Loring Park fair, but I'm guessing it might be crowded there. But that's just a guess.

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Re: Maker Faire Minneapolis

Postby wammie » Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:12 pm

Uptownmaker and/or Metis should have some news soon about Maker Faire development for the Twin Cities. Watch this space!

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Re: Maker Faire Minneapolis

Postby paulsobczak » Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:24 pm

...crossing fingers...


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