Tomorrow night marks our first What is a Maker Faire meeting!
Join us as we explore the Maker Movement and how you can be part of the Orange County Mini Maker Faire. The OC Mini Maker Faire is Orange County’s community organized “show-and-tell” bringing together inventors, crafters, educators, hobbyists, engineers, scientists, students and more. It’s a family-friendly festival celebrating innovation, creativity, and resourcefulness across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.
If you can't make this one we'll be holding them again in January and March 2015.
Loscon needs your creativity
About Loscon: loscon.org
Loscon is a Science Fiction and Fantasy convention held Nov 28-30 at the LAX Marriott. It is the oldest continuously running Science Fiction convention in the known space. Every year over a thousand participants leave their turkey leftovers for a convention that features talks from JPL personnel, other working scientists, and engineers. A large fraction of the inhabitants are in costume and in character. The masqueraded ball has been lauded by Hollywood professionals as out of this world. Is the blaster mightier than the word processor? Many of the panels address the craft of writing and are chaired by famous authors. And of course, there are discussions on the many genres of science fiction and fantasy. Have your Starbucks in the afternoon because the famous and infamous parties roll on past the witching hour.
Call for Makers:
Loscon is looking for Makers that want to share their knowledge and passion. If you have a skill to teach, or would like to hold a demonstration, please respond to this email. If you contribute as a Maker you will get a free weekend pass to Loscon.
Here is a partial list of what makers do.
· Fabric art
· 3D printing
· Reanimated dead bodies
· Jedi skills
· Candle making for the black art
Of course, there is so much more that all of you do. Sign up and we will add your talents to our event.
This year I hope to get a dedicated large room for Making. If that happens, I would like to have a couple of tables in the room for free form tinkering at any time. Makers sign up for 2 ½ hour slots for your build workshops and there will also be an option to host an hour and a quarter sessions for talks. I would also like to give awards for best in show, most creative, etc. Let’s make this a great year for Making at Loscon.
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