It looks like Maker Faire is starting to ramp up for this coming May. I'm trying to see if I can justify a trip out to California for it this year. Last year a couple of my friends worked the event showing off some really cool stuff and had a great time. Maker Faire is sort of s geek version of a county fair. It is a cross between a big county fair and a science fair with an emphasis on making things that are fun and interesting as much if not more than practical.
There is a "call for makers" out now. You can find out how you can show your own interesting projects there. I borrowed some information from the call for makers page and put them below but you should go here if you are interested in taking part.
Maker Faire Bay Area Entries: Deadline March 12, 2008
Entries Due: March 12, 2008. Space is limited, please submit your entry early!
Maker Faire Tryouts (See below): February 17, 2008, The Exploratorium, noon – 4pm.
Notification of Acceptance: Entries submitted by March 12 will be notified by March 19.
Maker Bay Area: May 3-4, 2008
Hours: Saturday 10-6 pm; Sunday 10-5pm.
The Bay Area Maker Faire for 2008 will be May 3-4, 2008 in San Mateo, CA.