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.


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).


Dallas, Texas

Dallas Pin and Patch Show 2

About: This flair-focused marketplace will feature vendors and artists from all over Texas.

When: Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Deep Ellum Art Co., 3200 Commerce St.,  Dallas, TX 75226

Details: This is a free event and all ages are welcome to attend. There will be music by DJ Tyrone Smiley. Hungry guests can grab a bite to eat at The Yim Yam Food Truck.

Enamel Pin Vendors Will Include: FresherthanRyan Raschbaum, Rob Israel
Brad Albright
Robby Salazar, SSSONNY, Cindy Y. Shaw, DORRARIUM, Heart and Hand Gallery, PeachyxJames, Nicholas Williams, Mad Dream Co., Good News Pins, Pin Stash, Name Pinding, Trusted Vibes, and Chris Green



Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Gone But Not Forgotten: Market of the Macabre

About: An out of the ordinary, curated flea market that includes unusual antiques, assorted oddities, vintage items, artwork and offbeat handmade wares. Taking place in the most fitting of venues– a 182-year-old Victorian cemetery–visitors will have the opportunity to explore their morbid curiosity, in addition to Laurel Hill’s scenic grounds and rich history

When: Saturday, 12-5 p.m.

Where: Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia PA, 19132

Details: The afternoon will include food and beer for purchase from local vendors—don’t forget to bring cash! Victorian and/or Steampunk attire is encouraged. Parking is limited so organizers ask that visitors arrive via ride-share, public transportation or bike. The entrance fee is $5 per person and only cash will be accepted at the door.

Enamel Pin Vendors Will Include: KWT Designs, Ludlow Luna, Moss Märchen and Sourpuss Clothing.



Indianapolis, Indiana

Market on the Pennsy

About: This open-air Indianapolis market hosts vendors selling vintage, handmade, and other crafty items.

When: Saturday, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Where: Coal Yard Coffee, 5547 Bonna Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46219

Details: Parking and entry to the event are free. Market on the Pennsy will feature food trucks, drinks, live music and more. Visitors are free to wander to the local businesses within feet of the market.

Enamel Pin Vendors Will Include: Lil Boat Boutique


Saturday and Sunday

Chicago, Illinois

Renegade Craft Fair: Chicago

About: The Renegade Craft Fair returns to Chicago for its 16th year with a celebration of contemporary handmade featuring the country’s foremost voices in craft and design. Shop emerging and established Makers’ goods, discover rarities and remixes from local DJs, get creative while workshopping, eat from exceptional food trucks and end the day with a cocktail.

When: Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Where: Division Street in Wicker Park between Damen Ave and Ashland Ave

Details: The event encourages carpooling, ride services, biking, or taking public transportation to the Fair. The Division and Damen L stops are both within walking distance of the Fair.

Street parking is extremely limited in the area and not guaranteed. Leashed pets and service animals are welcome to join in on the fun. Use the hashtags #RenegadeCraft #RenegadeChicago

Enamel Pin Vendors Will Include: Arthur’s Plaid Pants, Emily McGaughey Screenprinting and Illustration, Flair Chicago, HEMLEVA, Hu is Hungry, Reppin Pins, Tuesday Bassen & World Famous Original and Wildship Studio.


Saturday and Sunday

Long Beach, California

Long Beach Comic-Con

About: Long Beach Comic Con is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center. LBCC is a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcase the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators and creators of all types of pop culture. At Long Beach Comic Con you’ll find exhibitors promoting and selling all types of related products, as well as entertaining and educational programs, guest signings and meet & greet sessions with celebrities.

When: Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802

Details: Tickets purchased at the door will be priced higher than tickets purchased online in advance. Ticket prices start at $35 for Sunday only to $120 for a weekend family pack. More details are available at the con’s website. Kids 10 and under are admitted for free when a parent or guardian purchases a ticket (limit of 2 free kids per adult ticket). Tickets are not required for children.

Enamel Pin Vendors Will Include: BB-CRE.8, Jessejfr, Otherworld, Nostalgia Vault, Save the Panduhs, The Pindys, Shittty Stufff, Flower Chainz, T-Crux, Mark’s Modern Life, Pins N Stuff, Midnight Dogs, Nerd Pins, Geeky and Kinky, Pinplugged, Wazhappinin, Outlandy, Bummer Days and The Pinnacle of Pins.

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