I want to go to the World Maker-Faire this year.  I was fortunate enough to go last year and can't wait to go again.  It was an incredible trip to be able to go to informative sessions (and seeing Grant Imahara of Mythbusters), seeing all sorts of cool gadgets (including the fire breathing bug and lots of cool new things coming to market).  I got to meet Josef Prusa but I know he doesn't remember it and I didn't know it until after I left.  I got to talk to the guys making a new robotic arm that can 3D print, laser cut, pick and place and more.  I got to see the new hand held cnc router attachment.  I got to see drone racing for the first time - WOW were they fast.  And overall I had an awesome time.  There were so many ideas and things I wanted to make myself.  I CAN'T WAIT!!!

-Kevin Justice, Executive Director

Faire Details

September 23 & 24
New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th St, Corona NY 11368

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2 Day passes are now $65 plus processing fee.

http://makerfaire.com/new-york/buy-tickets/

Our tentative Agenda:

  • Friday September 22:
    • Leave for Flushing NY, leaving around 5pm-ish from M4ReactoR
    • Check-in to our hotel(s) in Flushing NY
    • Get Dinner (sometime)
  • Saturday September 23
    • Get breakfast
    • Leave for train at 9am
    • Walk 4 blocks from train to Faire
    • Arrive at Faire and check in
    • Wait for doors to open at 10am
    • FAIRE!
    • Leave for train at 6pm when doors close
    • Arrive in Flushing
    • Get Dinner
    • Relax
  • Sunday September 24
    • Get breakfast
    • Check out
    • Leave for train at 9:30am
    • Walk 4 blocks from train to Faire
    • Arrive at Faire
    • Wait for doors to open at 10am
    • FAIRE!
    • Leave for train at 6pm when doors close or when group is ready
    • Drive home to M4Reactor, stopping somewhere for dinner

Hotel Information

Here are the hotels we are focusing on due to cost. They are in Flushing NY which is 2 subway stops from the Faire.

Best Western Queens Court:

$160 for 2 doubles ($144 for AAA), free internet, breakfast, PAID parking (do not know how much but it’s next to a city parking lot)

Hotels.com
OR
BestWestern with AAA Rate

Flushing Central Hotel:

$161 for a “triple” which is a double and twin bed, free internet, breakfast. NO parking (so it says)

Hotels.com