Oops, the prize lady fell down on the job yesterday, so today’s ticket buyers will be in the running for not one but TWO great prizes!  That two great reasons to buy your tickets today, and it leaves one more left for Friday.  Sorry, there is no prize for waiting until Saturday.  And the prize for waiting until Sunday is higher prices.  😉  Remember, tickets are $5 more each on Sunday, whether you buy them at the door or online.

First, though, congratulations to Michael Katz of San Leandro.  He won the subscription to Make magazine on Tuesday when he bought 1 adult and 2 kid tickets.  Go Mike!

Today, Thursday, we’ll choose 2 names from among the ticket sales before 9 pm tonight.  The first name will get the choice of one of the two gifts (but please respond within 24 hours).  The second name will get the other gift.  And they are….drumroll…

Geek Dad coverA copy of Geek Dad, signed by the author Ken Demead, who will be on hand Sunday with his radio controlled Lego demolition cars.  Geek Dad is a compendium of awesome projects to do with your kids, and the perfect thing to have in hand when walk away from the Mini Maker Faire inspired.


fresh on mondaysOR…a whimsical and functional Android phone cover from Fresh on Mondays’ Rebecca Grigsby, who will be showing her wares at the Faire. These handy designs include a pocket on the back to stash cash or a credit card, so it’s all you need to leave the house.  Check out her Etsy store for the full line up.  Be nice to her, and she’ll let you choose your favorite!