Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington will be both an exhibitor and a Platinum Level Sponsor at this year’s Makevention! Go talk to them to learn more about making your future with Ivy Tech! They’ll have demonstrations of Distributed Computing and Virtual Reality, as well as other potential IT and maker-related projects. https://www.ivytech.edu/bloomington/
We absolutely love watching In Case of Emergency Press screen print t-shirts. If you want a Makevention t-shirt, they’ll make you one on site! Not only do they screen print t-shirts, this year they might be adding dye sublimation, allowing people to bring a photograph or original art and have it printed on the spot. https://www.incaseofemergencypress.com
This year we are excited to have multiple exhibitors who will be exhibits relating to games. SnyderGames is one of them, and we’re happy to have them at Makevention!
The Fraternal Order of Lock Sport will be at Makevention teaching lock picking for the whole family. Stop by their tables in the Bloominglabs booth to get some lock picking practice, or attend their workshop for more in depth learning! http://www.bloomingtonfools.org
Spanning multiple locations in Bloomington Indiana, Artisan Alley is an art co-op that provides a wide range of work studios, co-work spaces, classes, equipment, tools, essential amenities and volunteer opportunities for community members interested in the arts. They will be at Makevention to share their info on their Fall Industrial Classes. https://www.artisanalley.com/
William Matthew Graphman, author and game maker will be showcasing his Fantasy series, The Silverwood Chronicles along with his children’s fiction series, The Chel & Riley Adventures. Matthew will also be giving demos of his newly released card game, Super Computer! http://www.matthewgraphman.com
Discardia / Bring Your Bag Bloomington will provide materials and equipment to help people make reusable shopping bags that will help reduce the use of single use bags. This is a fun interactive exhibit that we are excited to have back! https://discardia.org/
Joining us again this year is Comfort and Joy. They’ll have hand knits for sale plus they host an open fiber arts space for attendees. You can see fiber artists demonstrate and teach their arts!
If you’re on Ravelry, you can see some of their work on this page:https://www.ravelry.com/projects/con3way
This exhibit is always a hit, because people love puzzles. The Jerry Slocum Mechanical Puzzle Collection from The Lilly Library, Indiana University will be at Makevention again.
The Jerry Slocum Collection of Mechanical Puzzles embodies a lifetime pursuit of the intriguing and the perplexing. The result is the largest assemblage of its kind in the world, with over 35,000 puzzles. The mechanical puzzles in the collection range from Victorian era amusements to modern innovative designs made with laser cutters and 3D printing. Learn about the different types of mechanical puzzles and the challenges each pose.
Puzzles from their hands-on collection will be at the booth for attendees to solve. Hear from the Lilly Library’s Curator of Puzzles about how puzzle designers develop their deviously difficult creations, and maybe find a new idea for your next project!
We have exciting news to announce this year! One of our favorite organizations in town is doing something a bit different at Makevention. WonderLab Museum will be setting up a computer programming room. They will have laptops available with various coding and programming activities for all skill levels and ages. The theme will be animation, including tools such as Khan Academy’s Pixar in a Box, Scratch, etc. They will also have screen-free activities for younger kids related to animation/coding. You don’t want to miss this hands-on exhibit! https://www.wonderlab.org/