September 20, 2014

MakerBot at New York Maker Faire

Meet Sesame Street Artists and MakerBot Zee Blank Street Artists Who Will Showcase Art and Designs Via 3D Printing; Public Invited to Learn About 3D Printing and Decorate their Own 3D Print with Unique & Fun Finishing Techniques


WHO: MakerBot, a global leader in desktop 3D printing and scanning, will be at the New York Maker Faire September 20 and 21. Visitors to the MakerBot booth #PV01 in the 3D Printing Village will have the unique opportunity to meet and see artists from Sesame Street and some of the MakerBot® Zee Blank street artists use their creativity and design expertise to paint and finish 3D prints made on a MakerBot Replicator® 3D Printer.
WHAT: MakerBot has a unique partnership with Sesame Street to offer 3D printable designs of Sesame Street's iconic characters through the

MakerBot Digital Store. In honor of this fun aspect of 3D printing, MakerBot is offering Maker Faire visitors a chance to come and meet real Sesame Street artists who will be showcasing their fun and beloved designs and use their talents to illustrate how to add fun and whimsy to the 3D printed Sesame Street characters.


Visiting MakerBot's booth at Maker Faire on Saturday, September 20, will be artists from Sesame Street, including Evan Cheng, art director of character design, Vanessa Germosen, senior design director, and Kip Rathke, creative director, as well as a MakerBot Zee Blank street artist Jessica Esper, who will showcase their creative ways to add finishing techniques to MakerBot's 3D printable designs. Sunday, September 21, will feature Theresa Fitgerald, vice president creative director from Sesame Street and MakerBot Zee Blank street artist Mike Clancey.


The public is encouraged to visit the MakerBot booth and decorate their own MakerBot 3D print, whether it is the Sesame Street character Mr. Snuffleupagus or a MakerBot Zee Blank.


Also at the MakerBot booth at Maker Faire will be a fun photo booth where guests can dress up in 3D printed crowns, glasses, and other props, and have their photo taken.

WHEN: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - Maker Faire Open 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Sesame Street Artists Evan Cheng and Vanessa Germossen

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: MakerBot Zee Artist Jessica Esper

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Sesame Street Artist Kip Rathke


Sunday, September 21, 2014 - Maker Faire Open 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Sesame Street Artist Theresa Fitzgerald

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: MakerBot Zee Artist Mike Clancy


Photo Booth Schedule:

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th Street

Queens, NY 11368



Jennifer Howard, 347-676-3932

Source: MakerBot

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