last weekend, we headed to portland (the one in oregon, not the one in maine), and spent the weekend working at the geekcraft expo. geekcraft expo is a craft fair with an extremely geeky bent. oviously, we fit right in.
it was crazy, exhausting, and super fun! and, of course, we had technical difficulties galore. we had a square reader (which worked one day, but not the other), a paypal reader (which would’t work one day, but did the other), and an etsy reader as super backup, and a heart-shaped sequin-studded cash box.
we had had a lot of great advice about how to do things over the course of the weekend (thanks to everyone who helped!), and it made for a really awesome first show. in fact, the showrunner (who happens to be a guy named daniel way, of deadpool comics fame) just could NOT believe it when i let him know this was the first show we’d ever vended.
^ legos, gummi bears (that actually smell like gummi bears!), dice soap, pac-man, the d20 of sparkling cleanliness, rainbow sparkle party, dexter’s crime scene clean up, bacon bars, some rando star wars stuff, and nail colours.
^ a heap o’ death stars, teeth, zombie paws, gravestones, portal bits, hearts (including the zelda heart cases), castle in the cloud, daleks, tiny tards and big giant tards. yes, i do call them tards. saves me from picking between tardises and tardisi. there were a bunch of brains on this table somewhere, too, but they seemed to have skipped picture time.
^ coffee beans off to the upper left, hearts on the right. in the middle is our awesome star wars homage (built by sir!), which includesa couple of x-wings, the millenium falcon, an death star, and that thing right there in the middle is alderaan. why is it specifically alderaan, you ask? oh, good, i get to explain!
it’s called alderaan, because it’s a bath bomb and when you drop it in the water, it explodes and out comes a whole bunch of colour and glitter!
(and it’s even more amusing if you pair it with a death star soap)
obviously, we had way too much fun. alderaan will be available in the shop very soon.
we’ll post any upcoming craft fairs as soon as we sign up 🙂