Move over Martha, the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire is back and celebrating its 4th season this coming weekend as it returns to the PNE Forum (June 7th and 8th).
As one of YVR’s most popular DIY-inspired events, it’s the city’s largest show-and-tell with over 165 diverse first-time and seasoned makers, hobbyists, and educators who come together as a community to share their passion projects.
There will be plenty of interactive displays, demonstrations, and opportunities to get your hands dirty making your own art. Mini Makers can check out plenty of creative projects, including electronics, robotics, music, crafts, kinetic sculptures, computer hacking, quilting, farming, engineering, and everything in between.
If you go, be sure to check out some of our top makers that’ll move you, such as…
Building tiny houses and small spaces in Vancouver, Camera Buildings is a start-up created to redefine housing. By focusing on sustainability and good design, their tiny houses offer beautiful spaces to live in a compact, affordable, and sustainable way.
Northwest Fan Fest
A group made up of different fan communities with the goal of creating a fun and inclusive event for all genres of fandom – like gamers, makers, anime, or anything in between. The talented costume and prop makers will display a sample of their handcrafted works including handmade masquerade masks, Halloween decorations, and metalwork costume accessories. They will host demonstrations on ways to make amazing looking props and costume effects, and explain how to use tools like hot glue guns and hot plates to add extra flare. What caught our eye? Attendees get a chance to partake in a duct tape costume contest. Let the fun begin…
Times Past Entertainment
Martin Hunger began his life in prop-making by pulling apart neglected household items and turning them into gadgets inspired by his favourite sci-fi shows and movies. His hobby turned into a career through Times Past Entertainment, an events company that brings specialized shows to private parties and corporate events, including Steampunk Murder Mystery, Cleopatra’s Cabaret, and Pirate Adventure.
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