If anyone is interested in an 8 hour drive and an excellent time there is a Maker Faire in Detroit on July 31st through August 1st, more information here
Admission prices are $50 for both days or $28/day
Sessions include a Coke Zero show by the Eepybird folks and a ton of other amazing sessions!
My car is looking to be full for the trip and the friend that I'm going to crash with is out of living room floor space so I can't do much to help you directly, but if you're interested in getting there or are driving there and looking for other people to share gas/etc please post here and let's save a few dollars and some gasoline on the long drive there and back. I'll take lots of pictures and try to bring the experience back for everyone, and hopefully find a few more members for Sector67!