Originally I wanted to try and describe how the Open Call I will mention below as being like opening cultural floodgates unto the boroughs of New York City. But I’m just so excited, so anxious and almost nervous with enthusiasm that I realized I didn’t actually know how to describe my levels of excitement, anxiety and enthusiasm! So let’s just spit it out already:
Maker Faire New York 2010 Open Call is now… Open!
This has been in the works for a long time now, and I’m really happy – beyond words – to say that I’m a part of it!
If you know me you know I love culture. I love events. I love people and artists and crowds and activities and mobs and spectacles and life. Loving is the easy part though.
The best culture is D.I.Y. culture, and that means for it to happen, we have to make it happen.
WORLD Maker Faire NY is taking place later this year at the New York Hall of Science, and will provide one of the most exciting, dynamic and fruitful make it happen environments that New York City has ever seen – at least in my opinion, and during my near-6 years here.
If you Make something, I want you involved.
If you teach how-to something, I want you involved.
If you instruct-a-thon, I want you involved.
This IS the WORLD’S Largest D.I.Y Festival!!
IF YOU ARE A MAKER THEN NOW IS YOUR TIME TO SHINE!
Do you DIY:
If YES to any of the above, then I WANT YOU INVOLVED!
How to submit a proposal? CLICK THIS LINK – It’s a VERY SIMPLE form, not complex or convoluted. It will require you to make an O’Reilly account, that’s just so we can keep track of your data and contact you through our backend if necessary.
Please please submit your proposal sooner than later. The Open Call will stay open for approximately 7-8 weeks but we are tight on resources and will start allocating them as soon as the proposals arrive.
I want to be accessible throughout the success of this project, so if you have any questions, comments, concerns, ideas or general thoughts please feel free to contact me. I’ll publish my details below, or you can access me through various social networks that I’m involved with.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for reading and I really want you to be involved!
Do you want to help spread the word about Maker Faire NY? Great!
Blog about it! Tweet about it! Or send people to this blog to talk with me or use this shortlink to send makers straight to the proposal form:
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