Thank You, Maker Faire!

02 Jun 2009

Okay, so WHEW. Maker Faire was the most amazing experience, and totally impossible to capture in a single blog post.

I just uploaded all my photos to this Flickr set, which will give you a tiny window into the scope of glorious geekery. And I missed a ton of the cool things that were going on, so be sure to check out others' pictures wherever you can.

The best part of the show, though, was closer to home: meeting internet-friends like Kristin, Natalie, Marie, Alexa, Deb, Jessica, Nicole, Janet, Becky, Kelly & Shayne, Anne, and Brookelyn (who's up there teaching people to needle-felt), in person for the first time. And seeing Rachel, Kathy, Michaela, Jeff, Jennifer, Sarah, Moxie, and Cathy - an all-too-rare treat.

It must be said: I loved the Maker Faire experience so much more than the CHA experience. While it was fascinating seeing the business side of crafting at CHA, it was electrifying to see so much human creativity in action at Maker Faire.

And the atmosphere of giddy joy in a space where everyone's a geek, and therefore everyone's a rock star - that's something I wish I could dwell in always.

I'm still synthesizing my thoughts on the weekend, and soon will be ploughing into all the audio I recorded. It's likely you'll hear a lot about Maker Faire here in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, enjoy the photos while I heal up my feet and get through all this email!

Oh - and start making plans to meet me there in 2010.

Comments

It was nice meeting you too! I wish we were able to talk longer. When I came back to the booth, I think you were interviewing Deb and I didn't want to disturb you. Next time we'll have to plan to meet up.

jessica


Me, again. Those robots remind me of when I got to the Science Fiction world convention. Geekery fer sher. It's so much fun, but it's not crafty like this! No way! Well, I could make Furry costumes, but I know what they do in them.

Should I stop commenting, now?

Okay.


I can't wait to hear more! I'm already excited :)


That sign is SO awesome. Tesla coils and rocket launches, what's not to love? Glad you had a good time, it sounds like a blast. I look forward to hearing more about what you saw and learnt.


I'll be there! I can't think of a thing that would stop me! Even if I need my bangs cut! no way! Going to Maker Faire!
I must go to your flickr stream now.

It's not sanitary to sit on the floor, by the way.


It was so great to meet you as well! Your pictures are fantastic and really show what Maker Faire is all about.


I'm so glad I got to meet you too! I'm actually writing a blog post about it tonight, so check on my blog tomorrow! I put the cute pic of me, you, and Kathy on there.

Also, I really shouldn't have leaned over in that pic! Ha!


I'll be there! I can't think of a thing that would stop me! Even if I need my bangs cut! no way! Going to Maker Faire!
I must go to your flickr stream now.

It's not sanitary to sit on the floor, by the way.


Me, again. Those robots remind me of when I got to the Science Fiction world convention. Geekery fer sher. It's so much fun, but it's not crafty like this! No way! Well, I could make Furry costumes, but I know what they do in them.

Should I stop commenting, now?

Okay.


It was nice meeting you too! I wish we were able to talk longer. When I came back to the booth, I think you were interviewing Deb and I didn't want to disturb you. Next time we'll have to plan to meet up.

jessica


That sign is SO awesome. Tesla coils and rocket launches, what's not to love? Glad you had a good time, it sounds like a blast. I look forward to hearing more about what you saw and learnt.


It was so great to meet you as well! Your pictures are fantastic and really show what Maker Faire is all about.


I can't wait to hear more! I'm already excited :)


I'm so glad I got to meet you too! I'm actually writing a blog post about it tonight, so check on my blog tomorrow! I put the cute pic of me, you, and Kathy on there.

Also, I really shouldn't have leaned over in that pic! Ha!


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