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Newegg.com Participates in 2010 Bay Area Maker Faire

5/21/2010 Press Release

Newegg's Interactive Tech Exhibit, Tinker Box, Features the Innovative Creations of Case Modder Will Urbina and PC Building Workshops For All

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA - Popular e-retailer Newegg.com, is inviting all curious visitors at the 2010 Maker Faire in San Mateo to drop by for a visit!

The "Newegg Tinker Box" at Maker Faire will feature four custom PC builds from award-winning case modder and Do-It-Yourself enthusiast Will Urbina. Hands-on workshops will be available for all who want to learn about building their own functional PC art. Urbina is one of Newegg's favorite experts when it comes to transforming conventional-looking computers into extraordinary creations. It is sure to be a fun look into one of the most creative scenes in computer tech.

Urbina will be joined by 50 avid Newegg customers who were awarded free passes to Maker Faire through the company's fan pages on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and YouTube.

The 2010 Maker Faire takes place on Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23 at the San Mateo County Event Center in San Mateo, CA. Visit the Newegg Tinker Box at Booth #185.

Quotes:
Bernard Luthi, Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing for Newegg:
"Newegg has always supported the DIY mindset. A lot of our loyal fans have a strong passion for technology and the latest trends in computers and consumer electronics design. The 2010 Maker Faire is a great opportunity for us to celebrate innovation and creative enterprise and what better way to do this than to have one of our own customers lead the conversation with the community. We are very happy to host Will Urbina at the Newegg Tinker Box and showcase his latest work."

Will Urbina, case modder and DIY enthusiast:
"I am very excited to be the host at the Newegg Tinker Box during Maker Faire this year. I have been a Newegg fan and customer for years. The comprehensive selection and detailed product information available on the site is always instrumental for the design and building of my very unique systems. We have prepared an exciting workshop schedule especially for the Faire so both beginner and experienced PC enthusiasts are sure to be inspired."

Links:

The 2010 Bay Area Maker Faire
This spectacular event attracts over 90,000 innovative Do-it-Yourselfers and curious onlookers. You can learn more, here: http://www.makerfaire.com/

Will Urbina
To learn more about Will Urbina, visit the Newegg Workshop at:
www.newegg.com/WILL or www.newegg.com/WORKSHOP
Watch some of his popular videos on NeweggTV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Fs4jQh2iCQ

Newegg's Workshop
www.newegg.com/WILL?cm_mmc=ILC-PR-_-Branding-_-NA-_-NA
www.newegg.com/WORKSHOP?cm_mmc=ILC-PR-_-Branding-_-NA-_-NA

About Newegg.com
Newegg Inc. is the second-largest online-only retailer in the United States. It owns and operates Newegg.com (www.newegg.com) which was founded in 2001 and regularly earns industry-leading customer service ratings. The award-winning website has more than 13 million registered users and offers customers a comprehensive selection of the latest high-tech products, detailed product descriptions and images, as well as how-to information and customer reviews. Using the site's online tech community, customers have the opportunity to interact with other computer, gaming and consumer electronics enthusiasts. Newegg Inc. is headquartered in City of Industry, California.

Media Contact:
public_relations@newegg.com

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