Vancouver Maker Faire 2019: it's on! VHS will be there with an info/demo table, and learn-to-solder activities! September 14th at Science World!

Someone pointed out in VHS Slack that Maker Faire is back again this year, and the call for makers is open!

It’s going to be a smaller one day event held at Science World on Saturday, Sept 14 2019. Not sure exactly how it will work or be laid out, but if anyone is interested in exhibiting individually or getting together a VHS booth, it’s time to start planning.

See #vanmakerfaire2019

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Curses - I guess it’s not looking good then. Although Van Maker Faire was always volunteer run right?

I’ve checked with several people and according to them, the Vancouver event is unaffected by the issues at the head office and magazine.

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Maker Media is laying off staff. Media Maker is just one of the organizations behind Maker Faire.

Most maker fairs, especially “Mini” ones are entirely independent events and organizations, they just use the name as a free license to market themselves as a similar style event. I believe Maker Faire will still exist in a less official capacity for a while.

I haven’t signed up yet but I plan to get an artist booth this year, I did one last year and had a great time.

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This thread shows up on the first page of Google results for “maker faire Vancouver 2019”, so I need to say: it’s on! VHS will be there with an info booth and learn-to-solder activity!

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This isn’t the case. To use the term ‘Maker Faire’, ‘Mini Maker Faire’ or any of the other branding (logo, robot, etc), event organizers must pay a licensing fee to Make Media. Some events are run entirely by volunteers, others may have a combination of volunteers and paid staff.

Here’s the list of 2019 Makers (and associated VHSers):

Aaron Warbinek: Building Vader
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/206)

Automotive Model Builders, Collectors
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/159)

Bernarda Antony: Indonesian Textile Heritage
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/180)

Box Not Box
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/185)

Brainstem
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/195)

Canadian Robot Wildlife Service ( @dbynoe)
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/166)

Epilog Laser
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/207)

Fabwalker
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/172)

Fission Learning
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/203)

Flavourful Science
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/204)

Fraser Valley Retro-Computing Club
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/209)

Free Geek
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/191)

Han-Lin Yong: Bike Signal Light with 360° Visibility
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/200)

Holman Wang
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/201)

IoT Design Shop
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/212)

James Haylow: RC Aircraft Retrofits and Kitbashes
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/208)

Jessica Silvey: Basket Making
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/194)

Keaton and Elliot: QRCard and Other Crazy 3D Printing Ideas!
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/164)

Kok Teh: Laser Engraver
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/187)

Kwantlen Polytechnique University: Ruben’s tube
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/197)

Lee’s Electronic Components
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/211)

LEGO Battle Bots
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/174)

Let’s Get Digital at Richmond Public Library
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/181)

Maker Cube Showcase
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/199)

MakerLabs
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/184)

Makers Making Change (@chadleaman, @DerrickA4mag, @JDMc, @Zee_Kesler )
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/169)

Making Makers: The BCIT Technology Teacher Education Program
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/162)

Maximus Trest: Ultra Cardboard Pinball & Greeting Card DJ
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/176)

Nerea’s Hub
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/173)

Open Science Network
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/198)

Phil Jones: Phil’s Tesla Coils
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/186)

Professor Whovianart Creations
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/168)

Rashmi GC: DIY Beeswax Wraps
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/183)

Richard Johns: Folding Camper Trailer for Bicycle
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/193)

Robin Thompson: Illustration with Fun Men Press
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/163)

Russell Kramer: Interactive Analog Video Synthesis
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/165)

Scridgets Visual Programming
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/167)

SFU School of Interactive Arts & Technology
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/179)

Siddharth Bangalore Chandra: DIY Spa in a Jar
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/196)

Sixi Robot Arm (@iMakeRobots)
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/182)

St George’s School Makerspace
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/189)

Steven Smethurst: Stained Glass Tetragonal Deltahedron
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/170)

The DSU Makers Club
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/188)

The Magic Trout Imaginarium: Curiosity in the Classroom (@Zee_Kesler)
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/175)

Tracy Ernst: Mudlark Tides and Revisited Time
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/205)

Trotec Laser
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/177)

Vancouver Hack Space
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/171)

Vancouver Robotics Club
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/190)

VCC Fashion: Experiments in Collaborative Textile Art
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/178)

VHS: Learn To Solder
(https://vancouver.makerfaire.com/maker/entry/192)

Did I miss anyone?

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