Hit the streets for free World Maker Faire tix

Photo of Maker Faire 2010 by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid.

A pair of tickets to a day at World MakerFaire — the showcase of creativity and technology that celebrates, science, engineering and DIY ingenuity Sept. 17-18 — can run you up to $50. But this year there’s a way to DIY a free ticket for yourself: the Faire is looking for a street team to post flyers, postcards, stickers and buttons around the city, including lots of places in Brooklyn. In exchange, you get two day passes for free. They want you to hit up places such as bookstores, coffee shops, hobby shops, hacker spaces … basically anywhere Maker Faire people might dwell. Once finished, you send pictures of some of your handiwork and they’ll send you tickets by Aug. 31. The faire itself is a bit out there at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, but check out these photos from last year to see what you’re in store for [via DP Blog].

Requirements, via Maker Faire:

To join, send your name and address to: Streetteam@makerfaire.com.

Send three pics of locations you have placed World Maker Faire flyers and/or postcards. Ideally getting these Maker Faire materials and word out as soon as possible — we will need your pictures no later than August 31st.
Please don’t post flyers/postcards all in one place. We are trusting that you will be a good street team member and will spread these materials throughout your community.
We’re looking specifically to cover the following neighborhoods. Have another place in mind? Email us!

  • Park Slope
  • Gowanus
  • Red Hook
  • Carroll Gardens
  • Sunset Park
  • Ditmas Park
  • Kensington
  • Williamsburg
  • Bushwick
  • Greenpoint
  • NYU
  • Parsons/New School
  • Hunter
  • SVA
  • Columbia
  • Pratt
  • East Village/Lower East Side
  • Long Island City
  • Sunnyside
  • Jackson Heights
  • Astoria
  • Ft. Greene
  • Navy Yard
  • Jersey City
  • Hoboken
  • other (please email us)