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September 20, 2010 16:42 ET

Meet Your Makers at the BUST Magazine Craftacular at the World Maker Faire

QUEENS, NY--(Marketwire - September 20, 2010) -  This year for the very first time, on September 25th and 26th, the BUST Magazine Craftacular will be held outdoors at the World's Fairgrounds in Queens, NY when it joins the World Maker Faire, which is debuting on the East Coast. In addition to over 100 crafty vendors, the event will offer a line-up of amazing DJs, outdoor lounges and stitching areas, food from around the city, drinks, free raffle drawings, prizes and lots of fun.

"The Maker Faire has established itself as the premier creative festival on the West Coast, and we're so excited to join forces with them here in New York," said Debbie Stoller, founder of the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Editor-in-Chief of BUST Magazine. "The BUST Magazine Craftacular will give visitors an opportunity not only to meet artists and crafters who are doing some of the most inspiring work imaginable, but also to try their hand at some crafting themselves." Stoller, who is also the author of the bestselling "Stitch 'n Bitch" series of knitting and crochet books, will be onsite making her own crafts, signing books, and interacting with fair-goers.

Launched six years ago in Brooklyn, NY, the BUST Magazine Craftacular offers shoppers access to world-class indie vendors selling jewelry, art, home décor, t-shirts, knitwear, bags and any other handmade item imaginable, and has quickly grown to be the largest indie holiday craft sale in New York City. In the past few years it has expanded to include annual events in Los Angeles and London, and was recently awarded Folio Magazine's prestigious Gold FAME Award for Best Special Event, as well as the Grand FAME Award for Best Overall Event.

The new outdoor venue brings a number of new attractions, including a "Stitch 'n BUST" area. Here, participants can chill out at picnic tables and blankets, working on their own projects or using the materials provided by event sponsors -- including Sublime Stitching embroidery kits and tubs full of Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller yarn, donated by Red Heart. In addition, there will be an assortment of BUST issues that visitors can read and take home.

The World Maker Faire, started by MAKE Magazine, has been a popular forum for do-it-yourself science and technology lovers to showcase their inventions and creations. Its partnership with BUST was an easy decision. "The BUST Magazine Craftacular is a trailblazer in DIY crafting," said Sherry Huss, director of Maker Faire. "BUST's Craftaculars are legendary and trend-setting, making them the perfect, like-minded partner for World Maker Faire."

The World Maker Faire is open to the public Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 10am - 7pm and on Sunday, September 26, 2010 from 10am - 6pm. Ticket prices include admission to the BUST Craftacular, World Maker Faire and the New York Hall of Science. Tickets are $25 for adults (18-61), $10 for youth (2-17), $20 for seniors (62+), and $15 for students with a valid ID.

Buy tickets at www.makerfairetickets.com and available on-site day of Faire.

About BUST
Founded by Debbie Stoller and Laurie Henzel in 1993, BUST is a groundbreaking, original women's lifestyle magazine and website, unique in its ability to connect with bright, cutting-edge, urban-dwelling, influential young women. With an attitude that is fierce, funny and proud to be female, BUST addresses a refreshing variety of young women's interests, including celebrity interviews, music, fashion, art, crafting, sex and news.

For more information on the BUST Magazine Craftacular, including a full list of vendors, visit: http://www.bust.com/craftacular/craftacular-home.html

About the World Maker Faire
World Maker Faire's mission is to inspire, inform, connect and entertain thousands of Makers and aspiring Makers of all ages and backgrounds through the public gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkers, hobbyists, science clubs, students, authors and commercial exhibitors. The inaugural Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, California in 2006. As the festival continues to grow in popularity, it has expanded to Detroit and New York City for 2010. See the Maker Faire website for details. Maker Faire is supported by MAKE Magazine, makezine.com, craftzine.com and O'Reilly Media, the premier information source for leading-edge computer technologies.

Follow Maker Faire on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/makerfaire

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