Tag: Geeky and Kinky Pins

Panels, Activations, Special Guests and Pins at L.A. Comic-Con This Weekend

Are you in Los Angeles? No plans this weekend? There’s loads of fun things to do at L.A. Comic-Con—including tons of pin vendors to peruse. 

L.A. Comic-Con

Los Angeles, California

Friday-Sunday

About: L.A.’s largest comic book, gaming, sci-fi, anime and pop culture convention.

When: Friday 1 p.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m.- 7 p.m., and Sunday 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where: Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Details: Ticket prices vary. Day passes for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are $25, $35 and $30 respectively. A Three-Day weekend pass is $75. Click here to buy tickets or learn about VIP ticket pricing. https://www.showclix.com/event/losangelescomiccon2018/tag/WS18HL

All ages are welcome, children are admitted for free.

Download the app Fan Guru, the official app for L.A. Comic Con, to view the programming schedule.

For more information, visit the LA Comic Con website. 

Known Enamel Pin Vendors: Acaballz (Booth D38), BB-CRE.8 (Booth 1642), Bat In Your Belfry (Booth F3), BlackCraft Cult (Booth 531), Creepy Gals (Booth H29), FanFlaire (Booth G34), Geeky and Kinky Pins (Booth 507), Gimme Flair (Booth I18), Just Peachy (Booth 1830), Killer Acid (Booth Witchsy 20), Kit ‘N Rivet (Booth H4), Kreepsville666 (Booth 309), Laser Kitten/Betty & Veronica (Booth 1346), MILQ (Booth E18), Bearded Lady’s Mystic Museum (Booth 109), My D Pins and Collectibles (Booth 2125), Nerd Pins (Booth 1454), Punch It Chewie Press (Booth 1044), Robin Eisenberg (Booth Witchsy 19), Rosehound Apparel (Booth Witchsy 4), Shark Robot LLC. (Booth 2041), SoCal Disney Pinporium (Booth 1747).

A Weekend of Pin-Related Events

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

Little Expo of Horrors

San Francisco, California

Saturday

About: Patches and Pins Expo presents a Halloween-themed event this weekend in San Francisco.

When: Saturday, noon to 8 p.m.

Where: Spark Social, 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North, San Francisco, CA 94158

Details: Event is free for general admission, guests just need to order a ticket through Eventbrite. VIP access is $35 and All Access is $70. All ages are welcome. The first 200 attendees receive a free pin. Street food will be for sale on site.

Known Enamel Pin Vendors: Nostalgia Vault, Geeky and Kinky Pins, King Pins, Move In Silence, Little Shop of PinsBlank Slate Design, Midnight Dogs, Grandeur Division, PSA Press, Good Dope Supply Co., Nothing Pins, 77th Pinfantry, Nerd Pins, Storm Cloud Press, Alma Irene Art, Adorkable Pins, Mi Vida Boutique, Pin Lounge, The Pinskis, Evil Pin Club, Ever Good Merch, Flower Chainz Collective, Bakelike Press, Bolla Kills, Pugnacious Pins, Babe Pins, and King Pins.

ArtsGoggle

Fort Worth, Texas

Saturday

About: Artsgoggle is Fort Worth’s premier festival of local arts. The event is hosted in the Near Southside, an eclectic neighborhood of historic elegance and urbanism immediately south of the central business district of Fort Worth.

When: Saturday, Noon to 10 p.m.

Where: 1201 Alston Avenue (Magnolia Village) or at more than 25+ venues in South Main Village
Fort Worth , Texas 76104

Location #1 – Magnolia Avenue from 8th Avenue to St. Louis Avenue

Location #2 – Indoor art shows, live music and performances at over 25 venues across South Main Village

The event takes place along the one-mile stretch of Magnolia Avenue.

(The festival closes Magnolia Avenue to car traffic from 8th Ave. to South Main Street and fills 18 blocks.)

Details: This free to the public, family-friendly event attracts a crowd of 50,000+ people. It includes 983 artists and 50 bands, many of which have members who live or work in the Near Southside. Guests can ride the free ArtsGoggle trolley, which visits 40+ venues. Free parking at Broadway and Baptist Church.

More information is available at the Near Southside Inc. website. 

Known Enamel Pin Vendors: Stephanie Son

The Great Punk-Pin Show

Mission Hills, California

Saturday

About: Mission Hills Fall Festival

When: 4 p.m.- 10 p.m.

Where: Mission Hills Christian Church, 14941 Devonshire Street, Los Angeles, CA 91345

Details: There will be live punk music, local artists, and pin vendors from around southern California. There will be a screening of the Halloween animated classic “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” There will be tacos for purchase and free popcorn for the movies. Costumes are encouraged. The first 50 attendees will receive a free pin.

Known Enamel Pin Vendors: Rattlehead Crafts, Pintallica, and Stumpted Art.

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.

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.

Public invited to come ‘Grill ‘Em’ and ‘Pin ‘Em All’

Pop-up at So-Cal-based Alhambra restaurant will feature enamel pins, beer, burgers and pizza fries

You don’t have to collect or make pins to understand their appeal.
That’s the case for Niki Grasso, who is bringing Pin ‘Em All, a pin pop-up, to the metal music-themed club house Grill ‘Em All in Alhambra tomorrow night.

“…I am not into the whole pin thing,” said Grasso, executive chef and operator of Grill ‘Em All. “My daughter and my partner are and some of my friends are, so that was kind of how it came about.”

Grasso is good friends with Kevin Knight of Geeky and Kinky Pins. The two were hanging out and having a beer when Grasso mentioned that she hosts events on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the burger and beer restaurant. It didn’t take long for Knight to convince his friend to bring pins to Grill ‘Em all—and soon four other local pin artists were on board to vend the event: Bummer Days, Coolectric, Jesse JFR and Otherworld.

The first Pin ‘Em All event will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday (8/30) in the outdoor space at Grill ‘Em All, 19 East Main Street in Alhambra.
Attendees can find ample parking in the Edwards Movie Theater lot next door.
There will be beer and Food specials throughout the night, including Rose City Pizza Fries and Hot Wings, which are typically only served at the restaurant Friday through Sunday.

“We’re a spot for humanity. I don’t know how else to say it other than we want every single person to come and enjoy food here,” Grasso said. “We are a metal-based burger joint, but that doesn’t mean that your grandma, your kids, your aunt, your uncle, your sister, your brother, your mom, your cousin, your little cousin, your old cousin, can come and enjoy the food and environment.”

Glendale Enamel Market show will feature 17 local pin artists

This Saturday is the first-ever Enamel Market Show–an shopping event that will feature pins, patches and vinyl art toys.

Kai Cao, the event’s founder decided to organize the event when he noticed that the Glendale and Burbank areas in Southern California didn’t have many pin-related happenings.

“I’ve seen a growing trend of artist’s making enamel pins and (have) seen many other events showcasing enamel pin makers. So I say—why not here?”