Maker Faire Denver 2017, a sprawling expo that encompasses every crazy, creative niche in the maker world, where science, tech, craft and art meet. And you don’t have to be a geek to enjoy the show, though it sometimes helps. Just a few of the attractions you’ll encounter are a Fashion Hackers Showcase, cosplay in various categories, workshops, a collaboration with Meow Wolf that includes a live molten-metal pour and yarn fun with the Ladies Fancywork Society, and the SparkFun AVC 2017, a combination of autonomous car and combat-bots competitions. Meet society’s tinkerers, hobbyists and mad scientists from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 14, and Sunday, October 15, at the Denver Mart, 451 East 58th Avenue; for a schedule and admission prices and packages, ranging from $12 to $36, go to denvermakerfaire.com.
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