Also, be sure to check out craftzine.
Showcasing a New Generation of Innovators
ABC news coverage on the New York Maker Faire includes an interview with Mitch Altman. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2011/09/makerfaire/
Also check out Make:LIVE for Maker Faire NY and the Makeys Award.
Events & Activities
HMS Beagle Science Store - voted Coolest Store in Kansas City
Check out these other great Maker Friendly groups:
Local Hackerspace and Makerspace Groups
Regional Hackerspace and Makerspace Groups