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14 May 2015
Maker Faire 2015 Here We Come!
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This week is going to be absolutely insane at Sophie’s World!  Why?  Because this Bay Area Maker Faire’s is celebrating it 10th Anniversary. I and my team will be there, pulling out all the stops to make sure we have tons of fun things to do, with whomever decides to come by and say “Hi”.  This will be our third time at the Faire and we are super excited to be included again!

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The Faire is open to the public Saturday from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, and Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.  I’ll personally be there from 10:00 AM - 2:00PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Sunday. If you happen to be in the area, and want to come meet me and the team, we’d love to see you!

Freda & Scott will be taking over for me when I have to run off to events.  There will be activity all day long!  We'll have all sort of things to see, including the duct tape dresses from our curious.com course. There will be crafting stations where visitors will join us in making some of our favorite crafts and we will have some exciting promotions, like a free 30-Day Trial at curious!

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If you’ve never experienced the Maker Faire, let me tell you, there is something creative for everyone!  And I mean EVERYONE!  There are drones, 3-D printers, robots, legos, villages made from masking tape, cupcake cars, gigantic bubbles, fire breathing machines, cardboard creations, weaving, clothes, dolls, halloween haunted houses, and huge moving creatures made from recycled materials.  There’s so much to see and do it defies description.  Really...you gotta see it to believe it!

Now, I have to warn you.  This Faire is like Disneyland.  There’s so much to see it can become overwhelming.  If you’ve got kids with different passions, you might want to consider a divide and conquer strategy. Once you get to the Faire grounds you’ll receive a map that tells you where all the different specialties are.  If you are really into say Steam Punk or Robotics, you can make your way there first.  I find it helpful to number the areas in order of priority, so that you can plan your day without getting sidetracked too much.  Remember to make time to chill.  There is so much creativity in every corner, that you can get totally overwhelmed.  Very young children might get tired, so I’d suggest a stroller for them.  


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I’m also going to suggest that you come early and stay until dinner time.  By 6:00 on Saturday night, most folks are pretty wiped out (it’s a long day).  Same as well on Sunday.  By 5:00pm most Makers will be packing up their booths so they can transition out of the park as easily as possible.  

Check out the Maker Faire website for more information and tickets.  We hope to see you there!!