One of the reasons we all enjoy creativity is it can be so much fun! And no one knows that better than makers who use creativity to express themselves through artistry, Cosplay, Scifi and Fantasy. Some of these projects are simple, but some are very complex and use a lot of advanced technology. This year Houston Mini Maker Faire (Sat & Sun, 11/12-13 @ GRB Hall A) will have more cosplay exhibits than ever before, and several learning sessions where you can gain knowledge about how to do projects yourself. Click here for more information about the planned exhibits on the theme of Cosplay, Scifi and Fantasy.
Discount tickets are available online (click on the “Buy Tickets” button) but are ending soon — enter discount code Max2 at the “Enter promotional code” link for half-off on the ticketing web page.
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So many exciting and new things are in the works for Houston Mini Maker Faire 2016! We’ve begun our coverage of exhibit content on the Event Info tab — check it out and check back often to see the storyline unfold. This is a truly “buzz-worthy” event about creativity and innovation in Houston — the kind you’ll say “oh wow — I wish I’d been there” if you miss it. So plan now to attend on 11/12-13 at the GRB in downtown Houston, and get advance purchase discounts on your tickets while they’re still available — we’re doing everything we can to avoid an epidemic of forehead-slapping the day after Maker Faire in Houston!
Tickets to the Houston Mini Maker Faire 2016 are now available on Eventbrite (click here)! We’re back at the George R. Brown Convention Center, and we’re growing to be a 2-day event — so you can attend on Saturday 11/12 and/or Sunday 11/13/2016! (See info on discounts below.)
This is going to be our best Maker Faire ever as we continue to be the leading showcase of human ingenuity and creativity plus a fascinating window into emerging technology-driven capabilities. There are learning opportunities in abundance for people of all ages and backgrounds, and even more hands-on activities too. So, whether you like traditional crafts or the latest high-tech demos, Houston Mini Maker Faire is the place to be! Check out our new topic focus areas that we will devote large sections of the exhibition too:
- Cool Tech: a broad high-impact display of the latest tech you’re hearing about. Examples include VR, AR, Internet of Things(IoT), drones (UAVs), aerospace, gaming, big data, AI, robotics, etc. We’ll have Kickstarters, startups and inventions here too.
- Living: medical technology, sustainability, food sourcing innovation, hydroponics, aquaponics, bio science, DIY bio, tiny homes, alternative housing, green homes, custom CNC home accessories, etc.
- Cause Champions: for many community-cause situations, ideas + tech + do-it-yourself action = problem solved! We will provide a showcase where leaders of community causes can describe their challenges and invite action from creative, inventors and attendees to help make the world a better place.
Discounts: even at full price a family of 4 can attend 2 days of Houston Mini Maker Faire for about the same cost as attending a movie (don’t forget the snacks…). But with our 51% advance purchase discount, it isn’t even close! Be sure to enter the promotional code Max16 when you place your order online and do this soon, because this is a limited-time offer and only available to the first 2,000 buyers.
Come join us for a day full of imagination and inspiration! Saturday 11/14 10a-5p @ George R. Brown Convention Center Hall B3.
A growing consensus is emerging nationally around the importance of what’s now described as “21st Century Skills” — creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving. Houston Mini Maker Faire, our own local festival of creativity and invention, is an excellent exhibition of these very things both applied and in action. We have a lot of inspirational things to show and share with our neighbors in Houston! Therefore, to help all the hard-working teachers further inform and inspire the next generation, we invite them to attend our event for free. But they must register in advance by “purchasing” a ticket on the ticketing website, select the “Teachers Get In Free” ticket type (cost = $0), bring their printed ticket receipt to the event and show their teacher’s ID at the check-in. Then go ahead and “enjoy the show” — and take a few notes along the way….
Tickets are now available here for the Houston Mini Maker Faire 2015, to be held on Saturday, Nov 14th at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston. We’ve reduced ticket prices by 33% to 50% to make this inspirational and educational event accessible to more people, and are offering early-bird purchase discounts up to an additional 25% through Oct. 25th! Plus we’re continuing the “teachers get in free” program. Make your plans now to attend this energizing event, and tell your friends. We will post many updates about the exhibitions and activities in the event here and on Facebook. Stay tuned!
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