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Strike Two

The mini holiday con that took place on Sunday didn’t go as well as I hoped it would — I didn’t sell anything. Not even ONE piece. I have to admit, I was a bit hesitant about doing the show because it coincided with a women’s basketball game rather than just being an event on its own like it was last year. And I wasn’t sure if it was publicized well enough (it wasn’t). Plus sports and nerdy things don’t exactly go hand-in-hand. I’m almost certain that if it was a quidditch match, the turn-out would’ve been a lot better. The circumstances for the event left other vendors quite dry as well, so I at least know that I’m not the only one.

But still, I went into it being hopeful. That’s all you can really be when you put yourself out there: hopeful. So I’ll keep looking at other venues to further expose myself and my geeky baubles and hopefully find success somewhere. Until then, there’s always the internet!

Take a look at my Etsy store to see if there might be any pieces you’d like to get for the geek(s) in your life this holiday season. 🙂

Cheers,
Nina

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Heading to StocktonCon!

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I’m all set to sell my geeky goods at StocktonCon’s Holiday Mini-Con this Sunday, December 15!

To any of my readers that live near the Central Valley, please stop by if you can. Admission is free with the donation of an unwrapped toy, coat, or blanket. 🙂

For those who can’t make it, my Etsy store will be closed for the day — but don’t worry, I’ll be up and running as usual the day after!

Even though it’s going to be a short con, I’m really excited and hoping I’ll do much better there than I did at the Rio Linda Craft Faire!

I hope to see some of you there 😀

Cheers,
Nina

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Happy Geekydays!

It’s 12/21/2012! Well, in my neck of the woods anyway. Some apocalypse this is. sigh

Anywho, last week while skimming through the paper (yep, we still read the printed word in this house) I saw that my town was going to hold another comic book convention on the 16th. I wrote about the first Stockton Con held in August on Imaginary Battles if you care to read about it.

This time around it was billed as a “Holiday Mini-Con,” and mini it was! I think my friends and I made our way around all the booths in half an hour, and then we left afterwards hence my lack of pictures. Wah wah wah.

I found some pretty cool things though and didn’t leave empty handed! 🙂

Miss Carlyfornia had a smorgasbord of cute accessories and clothes featuring nerdy prints and childhood favorites, some were made out of vintage bedsheets. Most of her jewelry consists of upcycled toys ranging from little Star Wars characters to ReMent foods. Her Jabba the Hutt ring is horribly adorable, isn’t it?! I got to chat with her a bit and we lamented on how it’s hard to stay original when people start to make the same things we do — this is why she doesn’t make little top hats anymore and I just found my first copycat on Etsy. le sigh

She doesn’t have an Etsy store, but she does custom orders! You can add her on Facebook too.

I came across a booth that had some customized Sonic Screwdrivers from Doctor Who that looked old and worn down. While looking at the 11th Doctor’s screwdriver, the vendor kept telling me all about it as if I had no idea what I was holding. I was like, “Sir, please. Do you not see Doctors 9, 10, and 11 on my shirt?” Obviously, he didn’t. He was a nice fellow though. And I forgot to take pictures of all the Sonic Screwdrivers (d’oh!), but I did manage to take a picture of this beautiful replica of the Doctor’s fob watch that’s just like the one from the episodes “Human Nature” and “The Family of Blood.”

The vendor said he could do better on the price (it was marked at either $65 or $75), but even if I could get it down to $50 or $45 I still wouldn’t have been able to afford it. 😦

While on the upper level, I saw someone down below checking out Freddy Scribbles‘ portfolio and spotted a cutsey Loki print. I thought, “I MUST OWN THAT.” And it was only $10. HUZZAH! It’s up on my wall right underneath my Jenny Parks Doctor Mew print (who was also at the con, but I didn’t get to take a picture of her booth).

Freddy Scribbles also creates super adorable plushies called Cubis [kyoo-bees]. I love the little wing details on Thor’s helmet!

Another vendor I stumbled upon was Abby’s BowTique. Her handmade hair bows are all kinds of nerdtastic with the likes of old school Nintendo characters, Star Wars, Disney, and comic book heroes gracing each one little bow.

I ended up getting a Stormtrooper bow because, y’know… the darkside is just so appealing. Stormtrooper Burt is pictured above with my pretty bow.

Christmas is coming and the end is not nigh! Hope you all have an amazing weekend ahead of you 🙂

Cheers,
Nina