Maker Faire, Queens, NY - circa 2010 (or why on earth did I keep forgetting I had a camera...) Answered
Well, I finally got to a Maker Faire (I really was afraid I was going to get old before it happened and I wouldn't be able to make it - ( :-P Kiteman).
I am still a bit dizzy, some from malnutrition (food vendors did not know what a credit nor debit card was, and I rarely carry much cash anymore), some from all the STUFF that was there to see.
I declined an invitation to ride on the JET powered merry go round (or whatever it was called) that occasionally would make talking at the Instructable's booth IMPOSSIBLE.
Of course, one of my favorite booths (no, I didn't get a picture of it) was a fellow that had like 20-30 old (very old) assembled Heath kits (mostly radio receiver/x-mitters) and of course the Maker tent.
I don't think it is visible in any of the pictures, but I nearly seared my head off from sunlight exposure, dispite having a UV sensor on me to tell me when to get OUT of the sunlight.
The most fun I had, however; honestly was meeting different members of the "gang" :-)
Eric, and Cristy, Tetranitrite, Muffinator, Randy, CaitinsDad and a few others whose names escape me at the moment (hey, I am lucky I could remember those four, not because they aren't memorable, but because I have such a hard time remembering names).
I even unofficially sat in at the booth for a bit, while Randy went "exploring" (I think he went into the Science Center)......oddly enough, I got about 28 people interested enough in his book to take a sticker with the URL on it :-) A real breakthrough for someone that has difficulties talking to strangers.
I only got about 6 hours of sleep last night....mostly because I was still vibrating a bit when I got home.
My wife was upset with me when I got home because I had yelled at her on the phone when she called while I was in the middle of he.....I mean Queens, trying to dodge taxi drivers. I had told here I would call when I arrived......and getting back safely didn't seem to make up for that little indiscretion....oh well.
Anyways, here are the pictures I took....sorry they aren't more in number. Also, I smudged the faces of those I did not know......mostly because I am paranoid. :-)