Vancouver Mini Maker Faire


Thursday, May 12th, 2016 — 7:14am PST
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Walking through the PNE Forum last year, John and I were in awe of call the cool gadgets, roaming exhibits, and fascinating creations that were a part of Vancouver Mini Maker Faire. Robots were rolling around, inventions and crafts were being shown off, and the soldering station was full of dads and daughters working together. It was such a fun and creative atmosphere, and it’s coming back to the PNE Forum this summer.

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Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

What do liquid nitrogen desserts, stained glass video game characters, and interactive art installations have in common? They’re just some of the fascinating Maker projects exhibiting at the 5th annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire!

When: June 11-12, 2016 from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Where: PNE Forum (Renfrew & Hastings)
Tickets: On sale online now

This year is shaping up to be the biggest and best year yet featuring a curated selection of workshops and presentations, and more than 120 exhibits for attendees to discover what Vancouver Makers have been creating behind closed doors.

VancouverMiniMakerFaireCollageWhat once may have been a solo project by a garage tinkerer or a side diversion by a hobby club is now celebrated at this yearly show-&-tell. Since the first event in Vancouver in 2011, VMMF has showcased the do-it-yourself ethos that has inspired not only a global movement of Makers, but the cooperative and creative community that has sprouted in Vancouver in recent years.

It’s the only event where you’ll see this city’s tech enthusiasts, crafters, librarians, science clubs, hobbyists, artists, and imaginative kids congregated under one roof in a two-day celebration of learning, inventing and making. Complete with interactive displays, hands-on workshops, roaming exhibitions, boisterous performers and lively project demonstrations, the event is perfect for the creative or the curious of all ages. We’ve also got food trucks to keep you going as you explore the grounds.

Whether you build, craft, teach, hack, invent, or just want to learn, Vancouver Mini Maker Faire encourages everyone to roll up their sleeves, cast off the fear of failure, and make!

Win a Family Pack of Tickets

I have a family pack of tickets (4) to give away to Vancouver Mini Maker Faire. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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RT to enter to win @vanmakerfaire tickets from @Miss604 http://ow.ly/8LZE3008q5a #VMMF

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Follow Vancouver Mini Maker Faire on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

Extra Giveaway!

Update The first winner is Steve V! I’m going to keep this going with ANOTHER family pack up for grabs until Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 12:00pm.

Miss604 is a proud partner of Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

Current contests on Miss604.com

46 comments

  1. Mary Y says:

    would love to check it out.

  2. christophe says:

    Me me me!

  3. Ursula says:

    Would love to go!

  4. Alex says:

    Sounds cool

  5. Eric R says:

    I would love to go to this my birthday is June 13th

  6. Tiffany says:

    Yes please!

  7. Mike Gismondi says:

    This sounds like a lot of fun!

  8. Sara says:

    Sounds cool! Would love to check it out! 🙂

  9. pookieman says:

    looks great!

  10. P. Mann says:

    I would love to go and think it would be a perfect family event to inspire my child. Thank you for offering this contest.

  11. Andrea says:

    The Maker Faire sounds so cool!

  12. Angela says:

    Ohhhh my kids loved the faire last year! We’d love to go again!

  13. Stephanie says:

    So cute! I love miniature things

  14. Ruth says:

    My daughter would love this!

  15. love to win the tickets for my kids

  16. Helena says:

    It would be so amazing to win these tickets!! ?

  17. Steve v. says:

    Been on my list for a long time,

  18. Maryanne says:

    We would love to go!

  19. Tas says:

    Cant wait to go

  20. Jason says:

    Would love to check it out.

  21. tammy says:

    Would love to check this out

  22. Mandana says:

    Had no idea this event existed!! Now that I know about it, need to check it out!!

  23. Ariel C says:

    cool!

  24. bonnie lam says:

    Neat.

    Good luck to you all. Hugs.

  25. Vesna S. says:

    Never knew this was going on…thanks for keeping us informed 🙂

  26. Yaaaaaaaas!!! Pleeeeze

  27. sanaz says:

    I’d love to check this out!

  28. Carmelle says:

    Sounds like a lot of fun! I definitely want to check it out. 😀

  29. Bianca says:

    It would be neat for us to go and check this out!

  30. Steve M says:

    My wife and 2 kids have been going to maker faire every year and would love to win a pack of tickets!

  31. Amy O says:

    I love crafting and I’ve been wanting to go to this fair. And it would be a great way to introduce my 3 yr old daughter what creative things other people can make.

  32. Jon says:

    I had so much fun at Maker Faire. I’m excited to see what’s new this year.

  33. Elaine says:

    Me pretty please?

  34. Holly says:

    Maker Faire is the best! Such a wonderful group of the most interesting and talented people all under one roof!

  35. Cindy says:

    Nice

  36. Evelyn says:

    So excited to see the neat ideas at Maker Faire!

  37. Rosemary says:

    Looks like an interesting event

  38. Renfrew says:

    Would love to go.

  39. Sorrel says:

    Looks cool, would definitely love to check it out.

  40. Amanda says:

    Sounds like a great event! Would love to check it out! ?

  41. Stefanie LeBlanc says:

    I have a friend who would love to go to this, with or without me!

  42. Krista says:

    Sounds fascinating! I would love to take my kids.

  43. Carolyn says:

    I’d love to go and get ideas with my little boys 🙂

  44. Susan says:

    Oh my gosh, my boys would love this!

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