Here is some more info.
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Hello Again Tampa Bay Mini Maker Faire Participant
In this email - some old stuff and some new - please review carefully!
Hands On Interaction
Load in/load out
1. Event Program
Attached is a final review copy of the event program, with a map of the suggested pavilion layout, and a list of final workshops. The document will be printed as an 11x17 folded program, with gratitude to Dex Imaging for providing free printing services for us again this year!
A few booths have been switched around a bit to accommodate a couple of newcomers. Everyone still has a minimum of 10x10 ft, and probably a little bit more space than that, with at least three feet between each booth, and probably 15 feet between the top, middle and bottom rows.
We're still looking at a 30% chance of rain on Saturday, with isolated thundershowers - another good reason to keep everyone in and around the pavilion area. Please come prepared though!
The Seratoma Club is providing food (burgers, hot dogs, refreshments) in the smaller pavilion behind the main one. They are the only food service provider, as none of our other hoped for vendors came through. You are also welcome to bring your own provisions and picnic on the grounds.
Please review the workshop schedule on the last page of the of the program. ** Please note that due to the number of workshops and our ability to schedule them on the half hour, we're going to keep all the presentations and workshops in the Pavilion itself, rather than trying to get guests to leave the pavilion area to go to the Nature center classrooms. Some presentations will be on the stage, others can be at booths, and others will be at space the back pavilion that we'll set up just for presentations.
Ticket sales have picked up online with about 120 online tickets sold plus the numbers I mentioned in the previous update. Count on at least 250 -300 attendees, expect more and plan accordingly if you're giving out materials or doing activities.
7) Hands On Interaction
A reminder that our Mini Maker Faire is intended to be an engaging, hands on event that provides opportunities for doing, not just watching or browsing. We want guests to be able to take have fun, learn new things, and take home things they made wherever possible. The idea is to engage everyone as a Maker , and help folks see that they can be active producers instead of just passive consumers. Again, please plan accordingly!
Load In/Break Down
Makers are asked to please arrive *no later than* 8am to load in and set up your booths. We're aiming for a 9am Makers Meet & Greet , so we can have at least 30 minutes or so to say hello to one another, check out one another's cool stuff and give a big Huzzah! together to kick off the day! :-)
Break down will be promptly at 6pm, to be cleared out by 7:30pm.
Tables and chairs will be provided. We have large wooden picnic tables all along the outside rows, and 8 foot tables for the inside rows. Please reply to this note with the final headcount in your group.
Please bring your own: Power strips, extension cords, table covers (if desired), water/snacks, tape, display materials, cash/change if a commercial maker (we cannot provide change, so come prepared), safety glasses (for projects requiring them) , etc. Plan on having at least two people at your exhibit. Please do not leave anything unattended at your booth.
IN addition to the Tampa Bay Times article (which doesn't seem to have come out yet) and 83 Degrees Media covering the event the day of, we've been listed in several area calendars on the Times and local papers. You can help boost attendance and attention by continuing to promote enthusiastically through all your social media channels.
10) HAVE FUN!!
This one is definitely worth repeating. I hope you have a wonderful time on Saturday, and whatever happens - Make the Most of it! :-)