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June 28, 2016 12:30 ET

World Maker Faire New York Returns With Exciting Program of Makers & Speakers to the New York Hall of Science for 7th Annual Faire on October 1 & 2, 2016

Tickets on Sale Now at Early Bird Pricing for a Weekend Packed With More Opportunities to Make Than Ever Before

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - June 28, 2016) - World Maker Faire New York 2016, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, will be back at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York, on Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2, 2016, with an impressive program for Making enthusiasts of all ages. Many returning Faire favorites will be on hand such as the Aerial Sports League Drone Racing, Coke Zero & Mentos Show from Eepybird, 3D Printing Village, and Power Racing Series. In addition, World Maker Faire will host new Makers like the Green Bronx Machine who will be building a pop-up farm as well as more Young Maker exhibits; more hands-on learning activities for Faire goers such as lock picking and soldering; and more panels, talks, and demos from Maker Movement leaders such as Simone Giertz, robot builder and all around hardware hacker.

Tickets for World Maker Faire New York 2016 are now on sale with Early Bird pricing in effect through Sunday, July 31, 2016, at 11:59 pm ET. Attendees are encouraged to buy their tickets now to take advantage of the best pricing available and start making their plans. Ticket prices go up on Monday, August 1, 2016. World Maker Faire is the New York area's showcase of the best in DIY talent in science and technology, engineering, microelectronics, robotics, 3D printing, food and homesteading, arts, and crafts, and so much more. Attendees will be treated to a weekend of innovative thinking, inventions, inspiration, creativity, and resourcefulness.

What: World Maker Faire New York 2016

Where: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY 11368

When: Saturday, October 1, 10am - 6pm; Sunday, October 2, 10am - 6pm

Buy Tickets: http://wmfny16.eventbrite.com

Event Website: http://makerfaire.com/new-york/

Call for Makers
The World Maker Faire New York 2016 Call for Makers is also open now with applications being accepted through Sunday, July 17, 2016, at 11:59 pm PT. Interested Makers can find more information, and the application, at http://makerfaire.com/new-york/call-for-makers/.

About Maker Faire
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth -- a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and celebration of the Maker Movement. It's a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather together to show what they are making and share what they are learning. Maker Faire will celebrate 190 Faires in 2016 in 35 countries around the world. The 11th annual Maker Faire Bay Area welcomed some 1,300 Makers and 150,000 attendees. World Maker Faire New York, the East Coast flagship event, has grown in six years to 930+ Makers and 95,000 attendees.

Maker Media seeks to create positive change in the world by inspiring and empowering everyone to become a Maker. Through our signature brand, Maker Faire, we have the largest event network that engages Makers around the world and under our Make: publishing brand, we produce Make: magazine, the how-to "bible" of the Maker movement, along with websites, books, and kits. Founded in 2005, and headquartered in San Francisco, Maker Media caters to a universe of more than 25 million Makers across its properties.

Calendar Editors
World Maker Faire New York 2016 will take place Saturday-Sunday, October 1-2, at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York. Ticket prices range from $20.00 - $80.00; children 2 and under are free. To purchase tickets, including weekend passes, visit: http://wmfny16.eventbrite.com/. Save the dates for Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, CA, on Friday-Sunday, May 19-21, 2017. Find a Maker Faire in over 150 locations around the world in 2016 at http://makerfaire.com/map. More information about Maker Faire can be found at http://www.makerfaire.com.

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World Maker Faire New York 2016 Sponsors
World Maker Faire New York 2016 Sponsors: Presenting Sponsor: Barnes & Noble; Goldsmith: Google, Intel; Silversmith: Cognizant Technologies, Cypress Semiconductor, Makeblock, Microchip Technology Inc., National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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