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Our favorite events
from around the world.
Compiled by William Gurstelle
World Maker Faire New York
Les Cheneaux Islands
Antique Wooden Boat Show
» Festival of the
Sept. 17, Washington, D.C.
This festival celebrates the past and
envisions the future of construction.
Nascent builders can design their own
buildings from recycled craft materials
to create a City of the Future. Visitors
of all ages can try their hand at drywall
finishing, plastering, roof thatching,
woodworking, surveying, nail driving,
and more. nbm.org/families-kids/
» The Pacific Pinball
Sept. 23–25, San Rafael, Calif.
Welcome to the electromechanical
underground — the world of light,
sound, relays, switches, and solenoids
that we visited back in MAKE Volume 08.
The PPE boasts a huge variety of pinball
and other games as well as historical
displays, unique artwork, and science
» U.S. Department of
Energy Solar Decathlon
Sept. 23–Oct. 2, Washington, D.C.
When President Obama — “the
Maker President” — throws down the
gauntlet, it’s hard to resist answering the challenge. Twenty competing
university teams come to our nation’s
capital to design, build, and operate
solar-powered houses. The results
of the contest will stand proudly
on the National Mall.
» Great Western War XIV
Oct. 5–10, Taft, Calif.
Catapult warrior, hast thou been
looking for a good place to launch
thy weapon? Then consider a journey
to the Great Western War, a major
gathering of the Society for Creative
Anachronism. The event features a
great number of ancient science- and
crafts-related events. caid-gww.org
» Steamcon III
Oct. 14–16, Seattle
The world of Victorian science fiction
— airships, submersibles, rayguns,
and mad scientists — is brought to
life when aficionados of steampunk
(highlighted in MAKE Volume 17) assemble. Steamcon is a great event for
those who love brass gears, goggles,
and Jules Verne-like machines — this
year’s theme is 20,000 Leagues Under
the Sea. steamcon.org
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