Month: September 2018

Pin Drop Friday- 9/28/2018

This weekly feature spotlights a variety handful of new enamel pin releases from the week. (This does not include pre-orders, only pins that are currently live and available for immediate purchase.) If you are debuting a new pin and would like it to be included in Pin Drop Friday, you can DM @for_the_share_of_flair on Instagram or email Caitlin.M.Foyt@gmail.com.

Emma Shavick

Sailor Moon Pumpkin Kitty

Sailor Moon” just wouldn’t be the same without Luna and Artemis, the black and white cat guardians from the series. This week artist Emma Shavick released her enamel pin, pumpkin versions of the crescent kitties and they’re just in time for the spooky month of October. Made from soft enamel and back-stamped with the artist’s logo, the design comes in three variants: black, white and orange. Each measures 1.2” by 1.2”. The limited edition pins are now available in the artist’s Etsy store for $10 each. While you’re there, be sure to also check out the artist’s new pink variant of her bestsellingGremlins” Gizmo design.

 

Punch It Chewie Press

Clone Trooper Mystery Pin Set

Today Star Wars Fantasy pin-maker  Punch It Chewie Press debuted something extra special for die-hard Star Wars fans. In the new Clone Trooper Pin Set, each box contains two of the five pins total, of which four have been revealed and one remains a mystery. You’ll have to chance to score a clone from the 501st Legion, the 212th Attack Battalion, The Coruscant Guard, A Standard Clone or the rare Mystery clone. Pins are made from silver metal and hard enamel and measure approximately 2” tall. Each pin is back-stamped with the artist’s logo, features screen printed details, is dual posted and comes with corresponding rubber pin-backs. The Clone Trooper Mystery Pin Sets are now available at the artist’s website for $15 each.

A Weekend of Pin-Related Events

Free this weekend? Check out these five pin-related happenings in five different cities.

All featured events include at least one pin vendor.

 

Happy Hour Vegan Market

Austin, Texas

Friday

About: A monthly vegan market in South Austin.

When: Tonight, 6-9 p.m.

Where: La Botanica, 2911 N. St. Mary’s, Austin, Texas

Details: All ages welcome.

Known Enamel Pin Vendors: I Heart Avocado

 

KCRW presents Music Tastes Good

Long Beach, California

Saturday and Sunday

About: A two-day music, food and arts festival.

When: Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Marina Green Park, 386 E Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802

Details: The event will be headlined by the iconic British New Wave legends New Order (Saturday) making their only west coast appearance this year, and Grammy-nominated and Mercury Prize-winning English singer-songwriter James Blake (Sunday). You can see the full line up by going here.

All ages welcome. Event is rain or shine.

General single day admission is $85, $150 for the entire weekend. There are also VIP ticket options. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/music-tastes-good-vol-3-tickets-43867075604

The event will feature bars & gourmet food vendors featuring some of Long Beach’s best eateries including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.

There are several paid parking lots around the event space, however the event does encourage using rideshare options, metro, and bikes. There will be refillable water stations throughout the festival.

ATMS are on site.

Due to large-scale service animal fraud and for the protection of all festival patrons, service animals must be screened and registered at the Access Center immediately upon entry to the site.

Known Enamel Pin Vendors Will Include: Jesse JFR, Geeky and Kinky Pins, Little Shop of Pins and Nerd Pins.

 

Ru Paul’s Drag Con: New York City

New York City

Friday-Sunday

About: A three day event celebrating pop culture, art and all things drag.

When: Friday 4 p..m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Javits Center, 655 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001

Details: In addition to booths on the convention floor, there will be a wide range of programming, including Q&A sessions with drag stars and icons, lip sync contests, drag herstory, fashion, make-up, styling, and pop culture workshops, for men and women. All are welcome at RuPaul’s DragCon. Kids 10 and under on the day of DragCon are free with an adult with a ticket. Ticket prices are available for one day or all weekend and range from $20-$80 each. VIP tickets are sold out. Drag Con is an ADA, fully accessible event.

Known Enamel Pin Vendors: Laser Kitten (booth A18), Yesterdays (booth 821), Sasha Velour (booth 760), Strangeways (booth 1124), Spooksvilla (booth A31), GAYPIN’ (booth A05), Flair Chicago (booth B05)

 

The Oddities Flea Market

Los Angeles, California

Saturday

About: The oddities flea market is the place to go for strange and unusual objects. Items for sale include: history ephemera, anatomical curiosities, natural history items, osteological specimens, taxidermy, home décor, jewelry, one of a kind art, bizarre flair, and more.

When: Saturday Noon to 5:30 p.m.

Where: The Globe Theatre, 740 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, California

Details: Tickets are $10 each and available at the door. Flash tattoos provided by Black Veil Tattoo Studio. The event includes three floors of 60+ vendors.

Known Enamel Pin Vendors: Memento Mori Goods, Dirty Lola, Bearded Lady Vintage & Oddities.

 

Pins and Pints

San Diego

Sunday

About: ! Meet and shop from 28 of the most talented artists in the wearable art industry

When: 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Where: North Park Beer Co., 3038 University Avenue, San Diego, CA

Details: Event is free to attend and all ages are welcome. The first 150 attendees will receive a free pin.

Known Enamel Pin Vendors Will Include: Adele by Adele Jackson, A Pin Apart, BB-CRE.8, Blank Slate, Boop PinsBottled Monster, Cheezy Stuff, Clay Graham Art, Coolectric Creations, Dare to Dream Flair, El Black Bat, The Foolish Mastermind, Grizzlycorp, Gutter Sofa Co., He + She Pins, Just Peachy, Loudmouth Pin Co., Mame Pins, Midnight Dogs, Moxxie Lady, The Notorious Pin, Oozy Ranger, The Pencil Fighters, Perfect Humans, The Pinchey, The Pindys, Pin Pin Pals, Pins N Stuff, and Punch It Chewie Press.

Pin Drop Friday- 9/21/2018

This weekly feature spotlights a variety handful of new enamel pin releases from the week. (This does not include pre-orders, only pins that are currently live and available for immediate purchase.) If you are debuting a new pin and would like it to be included in Pin Drop Friday, you can DM @for_the_share_of_flair on Instagram or email Caitlin.M.Foyt@gmail.com.

Third World Design

Say Hello to My Little Friend

The film “Scarface” may be 35 years old, but it’s still relevant, as its often quoted by fan-boys and wannabe gangsters. This week Third World Design launched a pin inspired by the film’s most iconic scene. “Say Hello to My Little Friend” is now available for $10 through the brand’s website. There also options to bundle it with two other new pins inspired by the 1983 crime thriller for $25.

 

Crumby Pins

TalkBoy

In the movie “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York,” Kevin McAllister used his TalkBoy, a tape recorder that allowed him to toggle between normal and slow playback, to trick hotel staff into believing that he was traveling with family instead of on his own. The TalkBoy used in the movie was apparently non-functional and came to life with a little help from movie magic. Luckily for 90s kids, some marketing genius came up with the idea to make a real one and sell it at Toys R Us. (RIP Toys R Us.) In case your TalkBoy was sold off in a garage sale (like mine likely was) or you were unsuccessful in convincing a family member to buy you one, you can have the next best thing. Crumby Pins’new TalkBoy pin measures 1.5” long, is dual posted and comes with green rubber clutches. It’s now available at the artist’s website for $10.

Spook Show’s Biz-aar!

Plans tomorrow? If you’re in Southern California, come check out the Spook Show Biz-aar in La Mirada.

About: The event features local vendors, artists, collectors, spook makers and other “hauntrepreneurs” and overall Halloween enthusiasts.

When: Saturday, September 22, Noon to 7 p.m.

Where: Halloween Club, 14447 Firestone Blvd. in La Mirada

Details: The event is free. There will be various free parking locations within a short walking distance of Halloween Club. Rain or shine. Some acts/items may not be suitable for children so parental discretion is advised. No pets other than service dogs are allowed.  Get your Spook Show’s Biz-aar tickets here.

Known Enamel Pin Vendors Include: Save The Panduhs (booth 14), Spooksieboo (booth 29), Dulce Calaveritas (booth 30), Monster Posse (booth 51), Geeky and Kinky Pins (booth 69), Bat In Your Belfry (booth 78), Memento Mori Goods (booth 88), Pink Owlet (booth 72), Demonic Pinfestation (booth 90)

You can check out all of the vendors and a map of the floor by visiting the Halloween Club website.

Pin Drop Friday- 9/14/2018

This weekly feature spotlights a variety handful of new enamel pin releases from the week. (This does not include pre-orders, only pins that are currently live and available for immediate purchase.) If you are debuting a new pin and would like it to be included in Pin Drop Friday, you can DM @for_the_share_of_flair on Instagram or email Caitlin.M.Foyt@gmail.com.

 

Girl Fawkes Pins

Bat

There’s not really such a thing as a chubby bat. They have a crazy fast metabolism, allowing them to digest bananas, mangoes, and berries in about 20 minutes. Maybe that’s part of why this new bat pin by Girl Fawkes Pins is so teensy? This hard enamel pin measures .75” long and is available in the artist’s Etsy store for $10.

Pin Drop Friday- 9/7/2018

This weekly feature spotlights a variety handful of new enamel pin releases from the week. (This does not include pre-orders, only pins that are currently live and available for immediate purchase.) If you are debuting a new pin and would like it to be included in Pin Drop Friday, you can DM @for_the_share_of_flair on Instagram or email Caitlin.M.Foyt@gmail.com.

Save The Panduhs

Frida Belcher

Have you ever wondered what it would look like if you crossed artist Frida Kahlo with “Bob’s Burgers” matriarch Linda Belcher? Save the Panduhs brought this fantasy to life with their latest limited edition pin, which launched in their store this week. Frida Belcher is made from soft enamel and measures 1.5” long. It’s dual posted and comes with corresponding rubber postings. Each purchase comes with a free 1” button or sticker. It’s available for $10 at the Save The Panduhs website.

A Weekend of Pin Events

Free this weekend? Check out these five pin-related happenings in five different cities. All featured events listed below include at least one enamel pin vendor.

Friday-Sunday

Portland, Oregon

Rose City Comic-Con

About: Rose City Comic Con is the premier comic book and pop culture convention in Portland, Oregon. In addition to a schedule of events, like panels, costume contests and autographs—there’s an area called Artist’s Alley reserved for creative vendors.

When: Friday 1 p.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232 

Details: Ticket prices range from $35 for an adult single day pass to $139.99 for an adult premium three day pass. There are also children and family pack tickets available (more information at https://rosecitycomiccon.com/buy-tickets/)

More information about vendors and special events are available at the con’s website.

Known Enamel Pin Vendors Will Include: Bat in Your Belfry (G-11), Ashley Love (Z-10), Bees Knees Industries (GG-10), Berntkat (K-05), Boom! Studios (738), Bree Paulsen (K-03), Brian Cook Illustration (E-12), Button Fox (876), Celestials Artistry (S-11), Charamath (M-10), Corgli & Co. (1119), Danielle Sylvan Design (820), Deeply Dapper (21), Ghost Cats (F-08), Jordandene (1046), Kiki Doodle (1028), Le Petit Elefant (K-07), Lucas Elliott Art & The Tiki Machine (947), Stark Graving Mad (11-05), Meru Mori Maru (JJ-03), Michelle L. Nguyen (C07), MILQ (448), Nana Williams (207), Gallery Nucleus (1018), Rhododo (D-10), S2Heart (1114), Sarah Cosico (Q-12), Scumbags and Superstars (184), Shark Robot (732), The Gorgonist (1031) and Yetis and Friends (207).