From Star Trek: Next Generation to Reading Rainbow, to launching one of the biggest Kick Starter campaigns in history, to being a successful podcaster today, LeVar Burton is a passionate storyteller, entrepreneur and media pioneer. He’s also the celebrity emcee for Maker Faire Detroit 2019!
LeVar Burton celebrates the 10th Maker Faire Detroit Noon – 12:45 PM, Saturday July 27 on the new main stage in the Outdoor Midway.
During his main stage talk, there will be a preview and quick chat with producers of the film In Saturn’s Rings which he narrates (see the more extensive producers panel and film 1:30 PM Saturday July 27 in the Giant Screen Experience Theater, free with your Maker Faire admission). To close his time on the main stage, LeVar Burton will read from his book The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm (yes, it will be like seeing a live Reading Rainbow episode but even better!). Following his main stage talk, he’ll take a walk through Star Trek™: Exploring New Worlds, a fully immersive, limited-engagement exhibition inside the Museum.
Saturday’s Maker Faire ticket includes this chance to see and appreciate one of our favorite actors and makers along with all of the other amazing content and hands-on activities at Maker Faire Detroit. I suspect we’ll hear tales from LeVar about the challenges of wearing Geordi Le Forge’s prosthetic sight VISOR, his favorite stories to read, tips on successful podcasting and how it felt to be named Geek of the Year in 2014. Hope to see you at Maker Faire Detroit!