Hey… So Maker Faire Atlanta 2018 is coming up (Oct. 27-28th) and it looks like it is finally big enough to be legit noticed by the local economy. Anyone want to meet up there, or …gasp… even do a show-n-tell booth, or maybe, just maybe, try and get a Glowforge grant ($500) to show off the glowforgus-ness that we all love so much?
Last year they had about 200 makers and 30,000 attendees, so not so intimidating as MFNYC
The call for makers closes Oct. 1st, and like all of these things I just learned/thought about it now. I don’t think I could pull off a booth w/without Glowforge by myself, but I’ve been to Maker Faire bunches and would love to participate in the show-n-tell/sell.
I was hoping it was getting bigger instead of smaller. I think one issue/not issue is that Atlanta already has quite a few events that serve the same population, and the advertisers don’t seem to be taping that audience. Give it time?
If you are up for the drive, the Orlando Maker Faire in November (10-11) is a pretty descent size. About 1/4th of the Bay Area Flagship Maker Faire.