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August 29, 2011 18:48 ET

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

QUEENS, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 29, 2011) - On September 17th and 18th, the BUST Magazine Craftacular will be held outdoors at the New York Hall of Science, on the site of the original World's Fairgrounds in Queens, NY when it joins the second annual World Maker Faire New York. In addition to over 60 crafty vendors, the event will offer a line-up of amazing DJs, hands-on crafting demonstrations, food from around the city, and lots of fun.

"Maker Faire has established itself as the premier DIY and creative festival on the West Coast, and we're so excited to join forces with them again this year 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."

The BUST Magazine Craftacular features hand-picked vendors who bring the most unique indie shopping experience to New Yorkers. Attendees will delight in specialty items such as Periodic Table of Elements-inspired products by Periodically Inspired; antique steampunk jewelry by Once Lost Jewelry; and cheeky eco-friendly screen printed t-shirts and tote bags by Black Sheep Heap. And live demonstrations of SAORI -- the award-winning Japanese art of weaving -- will be held by Loop of the Loom, New York City's only hand-weaving studio.

Also, don't miss the exclusive advance release of BUST's new book, "The BUST DIY Guide to Life." Co-authors Debbie Stoller (author of the bestselling "Stitch 'n Bitch" series of knitting and crochet books) and Laurie Henzel (BUST's Creative Director) will be onsite to sign books next to the BUST DIY Lab, where crafters will showcase a project from the book!

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, maker in chief 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 17, 2011 from 10am - 7pm and on Sunday, September 18, 2011 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 http://makerfairenyc-BUST.eventbrite.com and available on-site day of Faire.

About BUST Magazine

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.

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 and spring 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.

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

About Maker Faire

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 expanded to Detroit and New York City in 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

Note to Editors: For more information visit:
http://www.bust.com/craftacular/craftacular-home.html
www.makerfaire.com

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