Monday, October 17, 2011

You Heart These Vendors

The vendor hall at GeekGirl Con was brimming with talented artists, crafters and skilled nerds of all kinds, so I wanted to highlight a few of the standout booths I encountered.

First there is Ra Design and Illustration, run by Rachelle Abellar. Check out her Facebook page to see more photos of indulgently nerdy merchandise like this:

 
WHO could resist falling in love after receiving one of these? 
If the Prime Directive says so, then: Yes we can!
You would come to this party.
Keep an eye on Ra Design and Illustration's Etsy site for updates and ordering.

Next, you won't want to miss EMK Photography's journals, made from up-cycled game boards and hardback book covers. The journals, all filled with recycled paper, ranged from old Scrabble and Risk board games to Care Bears and Dr. Seuss book covers. A wonderful gift for any geek!


I chatted with the proprietor, who said he makes sure that the board games and books are in poor condition and ready to be thrown out, so as not to waste good books and games. How thoughtful! EMK Photography also creates greeting cards with a wickedly nerdy sense of humor:

Oh, and EMK Photography also does...photography.


Lastly, if you are looking for steampunk headgear (and who isn't?) or just something fancy to adorn your coiffure at an upcoming event, Small Rini Lady has what you need:



And if you need more steampunk apparel, go to Team Time Inc. for amazing clothing, hats and pendants:



There are so many great vendors, it was tough to decide which places to focus on, so here are some bonus links for more geekiness.

The Petite Cafe: Adorable clay jewelry made in the shape of tiny food like cupcakes, pie and sushi!

Optimystical Studios: Steampunk, vintage style and unique jewelry

Ada's Technical Books: Rare books about geeky things, plus funky gadgets and toys

Happy shopping!

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