Thanks to Eric, we’re on MAKE Magazine’s new MAKE:Page 2 blog. This should be a great help in spreading the word about the Faire. So far we’ve got 24 people signed up (not too bad for two weeks!), but I’m hoping to see it get closer to 70 as September 6th gets closer.
Help Us Spread the Word
Here’s a bit of an email template that you can send out to people to tell them what the Faire is and what we’re all about:Good day, My name’s <insert your name>, and I’m helping spread the work about this yea’rs Atlanta Mini Maker Faire. If you’re not familiar with the term, Maker Faire is the world’s largest Do-It-Yourself festival – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. It’s the one event in Atlanta where we bring together prop makers, jewelry designers, R2D2 replicas, beekeepers, audio hackers, and anyone else who has a passion for creating. A Mini Maker Faire is a DIY version of Maker Faire – it’s community organized, community financed, and community celebrated. Last year, with a group of three organizers and a handful of volunteers, we created a Faire with 45 exhibitors and an estimated attendance of 2,500. This year we’ve got five organizers and plan to have several handfuls of volunteers to create an event with 70+ Makers and 5,000+ in attendance. It will be held on October 6th of this year on Georgia Tech’s campus.
After that, add something a little personal about why he/she/they might be interested in the Faire. Be polite, be concise, and always link to our website (www.MakerFaireAtl.com) and email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks everyone!