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Maker Faire 2018

Darlene and I made it out to Maker Faire again this year:

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Scottish Highland Games

Eric joined Darlene and I at a pair of events at Roaring Camp Railroads in Felton: the Big Trees Scottish Gathering & Highland Games and the Harvest Faire & Steam Festival.  Lots of bagpipes… and kilts… and steam:

Video from Highland Games & Steam Festival

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Polynesian Festival and Races

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Darlene and I dropped in to see the Polynesian Festival and Outrigger Races at the Santa Cruz Wharf on Sunday morning.  Apparently anyone can sign up as teams in advance and compete in the races.  We also stopped into the free Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center.  It’s a small center with some nice exhibits and videos, including a tank where you can drive around a remote-operated submersible.

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Maker Faire 2016

A bit of video from this year’s Bay Area Maker Faire:

Video montage of the 2016 Bay Area Maker Faire (5:35 minutes, 114 MB)

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Edwardian Ball 2015

Last weekend, Darlene and I attended both nights of the Edwardian World’s Faire and Ball in San Francisco again:

  

And then on Sunday we spent the day at the California Academy of Sciences:

  

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Edwardian Ball 2014

Darlene and I went up to San Francisco this past weekend to attend both nights of the Edwardian Ball and World’s Faire, January 17th and 18th.  On Saturday, we also visited the Exploratorium in its new location at Pier 15.

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Maker Faire 2013

Pictures and a bit of video from a day at the Bay Area Maker Faire:

 

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Maker Faire 2011

Pictures and a video montage from a day at the Bay Area Maker Faire with a local Meetup group, The Geek Club:

 

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Edwardian Ball 2010

My costume for one evening of the 10th annual Edwardian Faire and Ball in San Francisco:

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BayCon 2009

BayCon is an annual sci-fi/fantasy fan convention held in San Jose.  Click through for a gallery of images:

  

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Yuri’s Night at NASA Ames

Click through for a gallery of pictures from the San Francisco Bay Area celebration of Yuri’s Night 2008 at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA:

  

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Classic Car Show

Clay and I went to the Palo Alto Concours d’Elegance at Stanford to see some classic cars… and the Tesla Roadster!

 
Okay, it was really just to see the Tesla but the classic cars were great too!

 

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BayCon 2006

BayCon is an annual sci-fi/fantasy fan convention held in San Jose.

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BayCon 2005

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Burning Man

Pictures from my first Burning Man experience! 

So what is Burning Man? Oh geez.  Well… it’s this massive yearly gathering in the high desert north of Reno, Nevada. It’s a festival of art and creativity, of community and self-expression. It’s a temporary city where commerce is not permitted, giving is widespread and people meet each other through their participation in the event.  It’s definitely an experience.

The event runs a full week but FileMaker’s Developer Conference always seems to coincide with it. So this year I decided to at least taste a few days of it. Bonnie and the rest of her burning clan were kind enough to let me join them at their camp, “Heaven a la Cart”.

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Scale Model Air Show

Click through for a gallery of pictures from a visit to a show at the Santa Clara County Model Aircraft Skypark with the Krull family:

  

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