Scranton Mini Maker Faire CALL FOR MAKERS!

Scranton_MMF_logos_logo-600pixelwideCALL FOR MAKERS!

Makers, crafters, tinkers, and even food vendors are all wanted for the inaugural Scranton Mini Maker Faire at Johnson College on Saturday, October 4th, 2014 from 10am to 7pm.

The Call for Makers, Artists, Performers, and Crafters is open now through September 15th.

Any groups or individuals interested in presenting their project, activity, or performance in this event should complete the application online here:


Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth ­­ a family ­friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.  It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

“We want to bring the community together to be inspired by celebrating technology, arts, crafts, engineering, and science,” says Katie Leonard, Vice President of College Advancement at Johnson College. “Johnson College is focuses on hands-on education and we believe it’s the perfect place to incubate those who love to create unique projects that don’t typically offer them an outlet and platform to share their work.”

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers.  They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA more than 9 years ago. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 75,000 attendees.  The White House even held its own Maker Faire this past June!

Johnson College plans to make the Scranton Mini Maker Faire an annual event. It is also looking for sponsors as well. All proceeds will go to Johnson College’s Innovation and Opportunity fund that will help develop programs at the school that are aligned with the Maker Movement.

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The Scranton Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc. 

ABOUT JOHNSON COLLEGE: Johnson College delivers industry-focused learning in a caring environment designed to develop graduates prepared to enter into and advance in their careers. Johnson College was founded in 1912, and is the region’s premier technical college, offering associate degrees in 13 programs.  An emphasis on hands-on instruction is supported by a low student-to-teacher ratio. Located in Scranton on a 44-acre campus, Johnson is an accredited, private, non-profit, co-educational institution with a strong tradition of working with regional business and industry to ensure a skilled and qualified workforce.

ABOUT MAKE MAGAZINE:  MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will.