Halloween hasn't even happened, but we're in total Christmas-mode over here. Have been for months, really! If you're thinking about buying some Christmas cards, we're happy to help! Now is a good time too, because we have everything in stock! You can always buy from us right here, or check out our awesome list of retailers here or come see us at one of our events! This year we're only doing shows in Vancouver and Toronto, so sorry to you folks in Edmonton (and elsewhere).
This past weekend we were exhibitors at Vancouver's Fan Expo. It's totally different than most shows we do (ya know, craft shows where all the exhibitors hand make their items) and we had a blast! There were Storm Troopers, Deadpools, Jokers, cute Ewoks and hundreds of other characters that I'm clueless about and it took people-watching to a whole new level.
Anyway, the Fan Expo is over and now we're gearing up for our next batch of shows! Just a few short hours ago our massive crate of display items and stock got picked up by our shipping company. It's heading off to Edmonton for the Make It Show, which is only a week away! Eek!!! We haven't been to Edmonton in YEARS and we're so excited to be going back! Yahoo!!!
Then we're back to Vancouver for the Make It Show at the PNE Forum December 8-11!!! Last year was our return to the Make It Shows after a short hiatus, and it's nice to be back on their roster. Honestly, the level of talent at this show is mind-blowing! Come check us out!
Tomorrow we'll be in Vancouver setting up our booth for the Fan Expo, which opens on Friday and runs through to Sunday! This is our second time doing the show and we're pretty excited! If you plan on attending, make sure to watch for our booth (It's number 300). We're right near the VIP Entrance (cuz obviously the most important people deserve to see us first) and if you look for the black and white brick, that's us!
And for those of you in Ontario, I just want to apologize for our absence at the upcoming One of a Kind Show! We absolutely LOVE the show, but we committed to doing shows out on the West Coast instead. But the good news is, you can buy everything from the convenience of your own home! Hooray for online shopping!
Yesterday we received an email from the folks over at Fan Expo accepting our late application into the upcoming Vancouver show! (We're awesome, so it's really not that surprising)… We did the show last year and it was so much fun seeing all the amazing work people put into their costumes.
Anyway, there's just over a month for us to prepare and one of the first things we have to get ready are a buttload of our new Fan Art Magnets, which include characters from The Walking Dead, Daredevil, Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad (we're always working on new characters, so stay tuned). We'll also be debuting our coasters, which we're super excited about! Not to mention we'll have our usual display of Birthday cards, Christmas cards, 2017 calendars and all our other goodies!
A huge thank you to all you nerds that joined us this past weekend at Vancouver's Fan Expo! We had such a blast being a part of the show and we're already looking forward to next years event (which is in November, not April!). It was really cool to see all the different costumes and celebrities and it was an honour to be among all the amazing artists.
Anyway, thanks again to those of you that dropped by our booth at the show. It was probably nice to meet you.
When I'm working, most of my time is spent making cards (like actually making them… doing all the folding and cutting, etc) or I'm getting orders ready to ship out to online customers and stores. I absolutely love it, but when I started working on my booth design for the upcoming Fan Expo Vancouver, I was reminded that first and foremost – I'm an artist! Drawing is one of my favourite things to do, so working on this booth has been SO much fun!
Anyway, tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day, so here's this…