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BurdaStyle is giving away two pairs of free tickets to the upcoming Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo County, California!

“Maker Faire is the premier event for grassroots American innovation. As the World’s Largest DIY Festival, this two-day family friendly Faire has something for everyone – a showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness and a celebration of the Maker mindset.”

If you love to see fantastic gadgets and handmade awesomeness, this hugely popular event is just for you!

The event will be held May 21st & 22nd at the San Mateo Event Center. For more information, please visit their website.

To enter to win, simply comment on the blog or on Twitter, then answer the following questions: What is your favorite film that is based in California?

On Twitter, be sure to include the hashtag #comment2win when posting your answer.

The contest deadline is Wednesday, May 18th. We look forward to reading your responses!


David @ BurdaStyle

P.S. – You can also get free tickets by volunteering at our booth! Work one 4 hour shift either Saturday, May 21st or, preferably, Sunday, May 22nd and in exchange for your help we’ll hook you up with a free Adult Weekend Pass to the Faire! If interested please contact lindsey[at]burdastyle[dot]com for more details.


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    May 20, 2011, 04.35 AMby cadillacrazy

    The birds!

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    May 19, 2011, 05.55 PMby claudmndz

    Lords of dogtown!!!!

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    May 19, 2011, 02.50 PMby mishe12

    how about a tv show….californication so funny gotta love david duchovny and all of his debauchery.

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    May 18, 2011, 05.06 PMby gdonal4

    Blade Runner and The Big Lebowski

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    May 18, 2011, 02.52 PMby dazzlynn

    So I married an ax murderer!!

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    May 18, 2011, 02.46 PMby Christy Otter

    Interview with a Vampire A dark Anne Rice Classic, set in San Francisco (among other places) and starring the beautiful and tragic Brad Pitt, the evil and possessive Tom Cruise and a pint-sized Kristen Dunst.

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    May 18, 2011, 05.23 AMby azalias4me

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers… most definitely. Eeeeek, don’t let them get you!

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    May 18, 2011, 04.24 AMby kfair50

    American Graffitti – it’s a classic!

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    May 18, 2011, 03.33 AMby enspiredvisions

    I would have to say My Favorite Movie filmed in California is “500 Days of Summer”

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    May 18, 2011, 03.24 AMby nattyjane

    The Birds! because Tippi Hedren manages to look fashionable while being attacked by birds.

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    May 18, 2011, 03.03 AMby andrearoa

    The Pursuit of Happyness :)

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    May 18, 2011, 02.16 AMby Phamburger


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    May 18, 2011, 01.58 AMby Denise Cullen

    Tie between American Graffiti (filmed in Petaluma) and The Birds (filmed in Bodega Bay). We really need to win these tickets or we can’t afford to go to the Maker Faire this weekend like we planned…

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      May 20, 2011, 09.13 PMby Denise Cullen

      Woot! Thanks for the tickets, David@ BurdaStyle! We are so excited to be able to attend – you have no idea!!! :-)

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      May 22, 2011, 02.55 AMby Phamburger

      I know, thanks a lot! I had a blast! Were you the other lucky winner? We ended up not needing the second ticket so we gave it to a woman with 6 kids. :) Thanks thanks thanks BurdaStyle!

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    May 18, 2011, 01.30 AMby asrflys

    One of my favorites since I was young is Lost Boys. It was filmed in my hometown of Santa Cruz!

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    May 18, 2011, 01.14 AMby rosmoj

    My favorite film set in California is also one of my favorite films set in San Francisco—Vertigo. So beautiful and tragic.

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    May 18, 2011, 12.40 AMby jawkneekat

    Kenny & Company. A simple yet perfect movie about being a 10 year old boy in Southern California in 1976.

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    May 18, 2011, 12.35 AMby Nidhi Malhotra


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    May 18, 2011, 12.26 AMby foxyfrau

    It’s a tie between Harold & Maude and the Big Lebowski. The Dude abides.

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    May 18, 2011, 12.16 AMby Asha Jackson

    Definitely Breakin’ I was really young when my father showed it to me and its been no stop ever since. Its the perfect blend of modern dance meets street dancing meets California and graffiti and street wear. I could go on for days.

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    May 17, 2011, 11.41 PMby pysanka

    Definitely Harold and Maude!

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    May 17, 2011, 11.24 PMby Susan Caruso

    My first selection, and the first film I watched about (and filmed in) California is ‘Colors’. My second selection and all time favorite is the classic film ‘American Graffiti’.

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    May 17, 2011, 10.49 PMby daysleeper

    Out of the Past is a favorite and just one classic noir film shot in San Francisco.

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    May 17, 2011, 10.15 PMby Kathy Ziet

    500 Days of Summer – great location shots of LA!

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    May 17, 2011, 10.14 PMby mendospot

    The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming!

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    May 17, 2011, 09.51 PMby Megan Richards

    Little Miss Sunshine for sure! There is so much to love about such that dysfunctional little family

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    May 17, 2011, 09.26 PMby Melodie Moorefield-Wilson

    Top Gun of course!

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    May 17, 2011, 09.25 PMby tenayacorgi

    Anchorman. Hands Down Anchorman.

    You stay classy, San Diego.

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    May 17, 2011, 09.12 PMby ceriseb

    The Wizard!

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