Convention for “Makers” Comes to Fairplex

Dozens of entrepreneurs, inventors and families stopped by the SoCal Maker Convention at our grounds this weekend. Everywhere you looked people were enjoying themselves – children were entertained by the drone races, parents saw how trash will soon be taken out and hobbyists were in complete awe by the robots. Check out this quick video:

The driving force and motivation behind this event is the emerging “Maker Movement” – a movement of amateurs, hobbyists, entrepreneurs, DIYers, students, and professionals united by nothing but the common desire to tinker, design, hack, innovate and invent.

The great thing about the Maker Movement is that it is not a movement you join. It’s a movement you’re already a part of as long as you have a fundamental curiosity about the world and the basic human impulse to create something.

With that said, start thinking and build something. You’ll be surprised by how much fun you’ll have. icon smile Convention for Makers Comes to Fairplex Hope to see you next year!

Were you able to make it out to SoCal Maker Con? If you did, tell us what you thought about the event in the comment section below. 

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Carpet, Computers, Cars and Culture at Fairplex this weekend

I mentioned a few days ago that the Asian American Expo will be at Fairplex this weekend. We have a slew of other events this weekend, too, so if you are doing some home improvement, need a new hard drive, are looking for the perfect car part as well as wanting to indulge in some great Asian food, get over to Fairplex.

2668 Th 1homeimprovement 150x132 Carpet, Computers, Cars and Culture at Fairplex this weekendThe Pomona Home & Garden Show begins tomorrow and runs through Sunday. The show features educational and informative demonstrations, displays and seminars on the newest ideas in home improvement and remodeling. Lots of experts will be on hand plus info on do-it-yourself projects. Having just experienced a flood in my kitchen, I’ll be there looking for new flooring ideas. Check our website for hours.

Need a new computer for the new year? Stop by the L.A. Computer F2678 Th 1lacomputerfair1 150x112 Carpet, Computers, Cars and Culture at Fairplex this weekendair for some great deals and a huge inventory on computers and electronic devices. The computer fair is open Saturday and Sunday.

If it’s your car that needs a face lift or some spare parts, get up bright and early on Sunday and head on over to the Pomona Auto Swap Meet. Hundreds of vendors will be selling hard to find auto parts and accessories.

This is going to be the ultimate one-stop-shopping and entertainment weekend!

Lots to Do This Weekend at Fairplex

rollerderby Lots to Do This Weekend at FairplexWhether you are looking for a vacation hot spot, want to shop or feel the exhilaration of professional Roller Derby, Fairplex is where you need to be this weekend.

The Giant Merchandise Sale offers bargain prices on items from TVs to clothes to digital cameras. This big overstock sale will be here Friday through Sunday in Fairplex 9. Hey, it’s not too early to do some holiday shopping!

Saturday brings the Auto Club Travel Show. Find out the best destination for your vacation. Travel agents will be available to help you find the perfect spot for any budget. The show is in Fairplex 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

And don’t forget exciting Roller Derby action on Saturday with the Los Angeles FireBirds. The ‘Birds face the Brooklyn Red Devils, who won a squeaker of a game last Saturday, beating the ‘Birds 49-48. Come out and watch the ‘Birds reclaim victory. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Last Minute Tech Gifts at Great Prices

laptop resized Last Minute Tech Gifts at Great PricesIt’s crunch time for holiday gift shopping. The Computer Fair, Friday and Saturday at Fairplex has everything for those hard-to-buy-for friends and relatives: laptops, games, big-screen TVs, DVD players, digital cameras and pretty much every conceivable gadget, tool and high-tech toy, all for pennies on the dollar.Computer Fair resized Last Minute Tech Gifts at Great Prices

Get paid for your e-waste. Earn $2 in cash for each CRT you drop-off (TV or monitor) up to a maximum of three (must be larger than 4 inches diagonally). Drop off time is 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the entrance to Gate 9 on White Ave. Save time by completing the Drop Off Form in advance.

Computer Fair
Saturday & Sunday
Dec. 12-13
Fairplex 7
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Find the Best in Geek Gear at the L.A. Computer Fair

Computer%20Fair Find the Best in Geek Gear at the L.A. Computer FairThis year more than ever the best deal wins and the place for the best deals in computer and technology gear is the L.A. Computer Fair this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13 & 14 in Fairplex 5. Whatever’s on your shopping list, whether it’s for you or someone on your holiday shopping list, you’ll find great low show prices here on DVDs, camcorders, big-screen TVs, notebooks, laptops, printers, sound systems and a whole big Santa’s bagful of computer games. Don’t miss it. It’s one-stop shopping, guaranteed.

More deals. If you join the Computer Fair mailing list, you’ll get $3 off the admission price and you’ll be eligible to win two free tickets to a future show.

There’s more! Bring your junk electronics for drive-up recycling. Besides saving the planet, you can earn $3 each for computer monitors, television, laptops and LCD monitors up to a maximum of six items per vehicle. Bring your other electronic recyclables (pretty much everything with a cord). You won’t get paid but you’ll feel good about yourself.

 Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Admission: $6 for adults; children 10 and under free. Park at Gate 3 on McKinley Ave.