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Maker Faire New York 2012: Maker Ticketing

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Maker Faire New York 2012: Maker Ticketing

Registration Information

Registration Type Price Fee Quantity
Enter a promotional code to reveal your passes and tickets. Free $0.00

Event Details


This site is for Makers only.

If you are an attendee, please visit here.

The exhibit's lead contact will receive codes, which can be redeemed for passes or tickets.

If you haven't received your codes, email


You and your assistants must obtain your tickets in advance.

  • Pre-show days: Bring you Maker Entry pass, so it can be scanned and exchanged for a wristband for easier in/out access on Saturday and Sunday during non-public hours. If you do not have an entry pass but are helping a maker setup Thursday or Friday, you need to know the exhibit's 4-digit maker # as security will be at each entrance point. 
  • Saturday and Sunday: You must have a Maker Entry Pass or wristband to enter Maker Faire prior to public show hours. The easiest scenario is to enter with your wristband, received during setup on Thursday or Friday. 
  • Complimentary and Discount Tickets cannot be used during non-public hours.

Setup Information: 

Detailed setup information can be found in the Maker Toolkit

Show Hours:

Saturday - Sept 29th, 2012 from 10am - 7pm

Sunday - Sept 30th, 2012 from 10am - 6pm



I can’t find my promotional codes to get my passes or tickets. What do I do?

The codes were sent to the exhibit lead by email. They were sent to the same address as all other communications. Search your spam and inbox for an email with the subject: Maker Newsletter: Maker Entry Pass and Ticket Codes. If you still can’t find the email, email with the subject line: CODES: Maker # and Project Name.

How long do I have to register for my passes and tickets?

Your session will time-out after 30min.

Is there a deadline for getting my passes?

There is no deadline for redeeming your codes, but you must get your Maker Entry Passes before you or your assistants arrive. It is best to obtain and print your passes before setup and bring them in advance of the event. Maker Entry Passes will be exchanged for wristbands onsite. 

I tried to redeem my code for a pass/ticket, but I am getting the following error message:

Check to make sure you entered the correct access code. It is case-sensitive. The best thing to do is copy and paste the code directly from your email.

Still having trouble?

Check with your exhibit lead to make sure they gave you the correct code.

I tried to redeem my code for a pass/ticket, but I am getting the following error message:

Make sure you only selected the quantity of tickets/passes allowed by the code. 

Check your original email and/or with the exhibit lead to make sure they gave you the right quantity.

If you are sure you have the right code and it has not been used up, please wait 2 hours and try your code again. It is possible that you recently clicked the back button on your browser or tried to redeem your code in more than one browser at a time. This will give the system enough time to reset your code to a usable state. 

One of my assistants changed. How do I change the Maker Entry Pass to the new name?

The name on the pass or ticket does not have to match the name of the person using it. If you’ve already sent the e-ticket to your previous helper, ask him/her to forward it to your new assistant. It can be printed many times, but only be used once. You do not need to notify us of the change. If you would like to update the names of your pass holders, click here for instructions.

How do I get my passes or tickets once I have redeemed my codes online?

You will receive an email confirmation with a link to print your passes or tickets from your computer. 

I did not receive an email confirmation when I ordered my tickets, what should I do?

Check your spam or junk mail folder, in case it was misdirected. If you are unable to find it, email to have it resent. Please include the maker #, name and email address used to order the tickets.

I am not able to print my tickets, what should I do?

Adobe has a site which reviews the common issues with printing .pdf files

In the article you will see the quickest resolution is to print as an image - Step 1

If this article doesn't help to resolve the issue, please let us know at

Do I have to print my pass or can I bring my e-ticket on my phone or pad?
Yes, you can bring your pass on your phone or pad, but it will be easier and faster if you print it out. If you decide to keep them on your phone, please download the Eventbrite attendee app:

Do we need to have passes or tickets for pre-show setup days: Thursday/Friday?

Passes or tickets are not required on pre-show days, but there will be security ensuring that only participants and their helpers are entering the fairgrounds.

We strongly recommend that you bring your passes on setup days, so they can be exchanged for wristbands. Wristbands will allow for faster in/out access on Saturday and Sunday.

On all pre-show days, there will be security at all gates. They will ask for your entry pass or wristband. If you do not have either, be sure to know your Maker Number for entrance. On Saturday and Sunday, security and gate staff will not let you in with only your Maker Number. You must have a pass or wristband. 

What day(s) and hour(s) will Maker Faire be open to the public?

Saturday, Sept 29th – 10 am to 7 pm 
Sunday, Sept 30th – 10 am to 6 pm 

Where can I park? Is there a cost?

Maker Parking: Makers can park for free at Citi Field or find metered or free parking in the surrounding neighborhood. There is no parking at NYSCI during the event or during setup Thursday and Friday. You can drop off items at NYSCI, park at Citi Field, then come back to setup/exhibit.

You need a parking pass to park free at Citi Field. Pick up your pass when you check-in or at the Maker Service Center at NYSCI's 111st Entrance. 

Public Parking: Parking at City Field is $10.00 per car per day.

Shuttle service available from Citi Field on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Where is the handicap parking located?

There will be buses to and from the Citi Field parking lot that are handicap accessible. Guests with mobility issues are directed to park in the general Citi Field lot and assisted to Maker Faire by the provided bus transportation. 

What public transportation is available?


Q23 or Q58 to Corona Avenue and 108 Street.

Q48 to 111th Street and Roosevelt Avenue.


Take 7 LOCAL train to 111th Street Station. Walk three blocks south.

Take 7 EXPRESS to Mets-Willets Point. Walk down the boardwalk and follow the signs to the New York Hall of Science.

Please see for the most up-to-date subway service advisories.

Will you have bike parking?

Yes, a bike valet area will be available on Saturday and Sunday at the 111st entrance. 

Bike Valet Hours:

Saturday 9:30 - 7:30

Sunday 9:30 - 6:30

Also, unmanned Bicycle Parking is available at both Science Ave and main NYSCI gates. Look for signage and barricades in grassy areas to the left of both entrances.

Please check the Queens Bike Map for preferred routes and bike paths.

What if it rains?

The show will go on! Bring rain gear to keep you dry when walking or exhibiting outdoors.

What can I expect?

To have the time of your life! You'll be surprised and intrigued with every corner that you turn. We're so excited to have you at Maker Faire. If you are exhibiting, thank you for all of your hard work in preparing, bringing your project, and sharing your passion with thousands of people over the weekend!

This contract limits the liability of O'Reilly Media, Inc. ("ORM") and its affiliates.  You acknowledge that Maker Faire exhibits and activities are inherently hazardous, and that risks to you as a Maker Faire attendee include physical injury and property damage. You are solely responsible for supervising/controlling the behavior of the children in your party for your for their safety. By purchasing this ticket and/or participating in Maker Faire exhibits and/or activities, you assume all risks to you and/or your children of such, including damage, loss, harm, injury and death to your person(s) and all risks resulting from negligent instruction or supervision, and you release ORM from all corresponding liability to you and your successors. Your rights are waived to any images and/or recordings you may appear in while at Maker Faire and any/all related promotional or documentary materials. Privacy Policy


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47-1 111th St
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