Category Archives: Faire Update

Check out the Makers!

Are you curious about who you’ll see at the Faire? Check out our Makers page for a preview!

Volunteer at the Faire

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Need volunteer hours? Just want to help out? We’re looking for volunteers to help out with the Faire from 8:15 am-5 pm on March 26.

Volunteer roles:

Check-in volunteers will be stationed at registration tables and in the morning will be checking Makers in and passing them on to Directional volunteers to help find their spots. In the afternoon, Check-in volunteers will be stationed at registration tables, using iPads to scan attendees’ tickets or register them to attend the event and stamping hands.

Runners will be checking on Makers periodically to see if they have everything they need, helping with workshops, and doing the miscellaneous tasks that crop up during an event. In the morning and evening, they will be helping Makers set up and break down their exhibits.

Directional volunteers will be helping attendees find their way around – finding food trucks, specific booths, restrooms, registration – and helping with a top-secret Faire-wide project.

Click here to sign up.

Questions? Email caroline.mossing@sanantonio.gov or makerfairesa@gmail.com.

To keep up with the latest Faire news, keep up with us on social media!

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The countdown has begun

It’s less than a month until the San Antonio Mini Maker Faire, and we’re so excited! We’ve got a number of exciting Maker exhibits, performances, and workshops lined up. Expect some more details soon!

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If you’d like to help spread the word about the Faire, you can find a printable PDF to post as well as some digital graphics on the Promote the Faire page.

You can also follow us on Twitter @makerfairesa, like us on Facebook /makerfairesanantonio, and get your free ticket on Eventbrite.

 

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Extended: Call for Makers

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We’ve still got a few Maker spots left! Seeking cosplay makers, weavers, inventors, engineers, woodcarvers, bike builders… Apply now!

Call for Makers: 2016 San Antonio Mini Maker Faire

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The 2016 San Antonio Mini Maker Faire Call for Makers is now open!

If you’re a local maker, apply to exhibit! The Faire will take place Saturday, March 26, at the Central Library downtown. We’re looking for all kinds of makers, including…

  • robotics teams
  • multimedia artists
  • Arduino aficionados
  • craftspeople
  • cosplayers
  • computer programmers
  • blacksmiths
  • engineers
  • fiber artists
  • inventors
  • automobile restorers
  • illusionists
  • bicycle modifiers

If you’re not on this list, please don’t hesitate to apply – we want to showcase all of San Antonio’s makers!

This year, we will be hosting two special sub-events within the Faire: a cosplay showcase and an exhibition of the creations of young makers. Cosplayers will display and explain their handmade or modified costumes and/or accessories. Young makers (18 and under) will show off or demonstrate their creations in short sessions.

We will also be accepting applications for commercial makers this year, but we will feature a very limited number of these.

If you have any questions, please ask! Email makerfairesa@gmail.com, find us on Facebook and Twitter, or comment on the blog and we’ll answer!

Apply here!

Call for Volunteers

The Faire is fast approaching, and we still need some volunteers. All volunteering will happen on the day of the Faire, October 17. Here’s an idea of what we need:

Setup/Breakdown – From 8-10 am, our Makers will need help getting their equipment from their vehicles to their booths and setting up their booths. From 4-6 pm, they will need help breaking down their booths and transporting equipment back to vehicles.

Registration/Checkin (multiple shifts) – From 11-4, friendly volunteers will take tickets from attendees and assist those who do not have tickets to register. These volunteers will be attendees first Faire face, so they may do a bit of explaining what the Faire is and directional assistance.

Runners (multiple shifts) – From 12-4, runners will check on Makers, provide breaks and other assistance as needed, and pass along communication between Makers and Faire organizers. These volunteers may also be called upon to assist with directions for Faire attendees.

Workshop Help (multiple shifts) – Three hour-long workshops will take place during the Faire. Two volunteers are needed to help with a marbling workshop, and one will be needed to help at the DoSeum’s spy workshop.

Photo/Video (multiple shifts) – These volunteers will travel throughout the Faire from 11-4, documenting the day with photographs and video footage. They may also conduct interviews with Makers and attendees. We are hoping to mobilize a teen documentary force at this event and edit the material into cohesive A/V showcase of the first annual San Antonio Mini Maker Faire.

 

Spread the Word! One month until the Faire!

Want to print a copy of our poster or flyer? Spread the word on social media? Find our graphics here! Be sure to tag us in your post – @samakerfaire and San Antonio Mini Maker Faire on Facebook!SAMMF_2000x2589

Update: San Antonio Makers are awesome!

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The Call for Makers is closed, and the San Antonio community has really stepped up! Keep an eye out for a series of posts showcasing some of the Makers you’ll see at the Faire – from robotics and 3D printing to handweaving and spycraft, there’s sure to be something for everyone at the first annual San Antonio Mini Maker Faire.

Call for Makers now open!

The San Antonio Mini Maker Faire will be a vibrant showcase of the projects and talents of all types and ages of local makers – that is, anyone in San Antonio who likes to make stuff and wants to share it with an interested audience.

If you are interested in having a Maker booth at the San Antonio Mini Maker Faire, please fill out this form.

Everyone is welcome to apply! Notification of acceptance will occur on a rolling basis over the next 8 weeks. Participation is not guaranteed.

We are especially interested in these types of projects:

    • student projects
    • Arduino projects
    • Raspberry Pi
    • rocketry and RC toys
    • fixing things or taking things apart
    • textile arts and crafts
    • robotics
    • new or traditional handicrafts
    • 3D printing or CNC
    • interactive art projects
    • food makers
    • electronics
    • participatory projects (ex. silkscreening, stamping, “make and takes” where participants leave with something they’ve made)