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Tag: Nerd Pins
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.
Los Angeles, California
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).
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.
Fans of Game of Thrones have never seen Bran’s guardian, Hodor, write. But if he were to—and to take it one step further, he were to text you, he’d probably still just say “Hodor.” This week, the pin maker Doodle Dose debuted a futuristic look into the world of Westeros. Measuring .75” x .75”, this pin is made from hard enamel and has shiny silver polished plating. It’s available at the artist’s Etsy Store for $10.
In the graphic novel “Watchmen,” Doctor Manhattan heads to Mars to build his Clockwork Palace and proclaims “I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.” It’s a feeling most of can relate to—at least at one time or another. Robotron’s latest pin brings this iconic moment to life. It’s made from hard enamel, measures 1.25” wide and is dual posted. Now available in the maker’s Etsy store for $10.
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
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 Pins, Blank 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.
Fort Worth, Texas
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
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.
Free this weekend? Check out these four pin-related happenings in four different cities. All featured events include at least one pin vendor.
New Haven, Connecticut
About: Pin, buttons and patch market ‘n meetup. Shop unique and collectible artist items. specializes in featuring pins, patches, and buttons—but also items ranging from keychains to t-shirts to zines. These inexpensive items make unique gifts and style statements for friends, loved ones, and yourself while also supporting independent artists + designers.
When: 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Where: Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut 06515
Details: Features more than 10 independent artists and designers selling affordable, unique items for your wardrobe and home.
Pin a d patch culture has reached cult-like status, and the organizers are proud to organize an event that bring fans and makers together. Many visitors use it as way to share, collect, trade, and meet-up with some of their favorite makers and fellow fans in the community.
Event is open to the public and free.
Lyric Hall is just 2 miles from downtown New Haven, Connecticut and a short drive from other major cities. (Providence, RI- 1.5 Hours, Boston, MA- 2.5 Hours, New York City- 1.5 Hours.) New Haven is the last stop on the Metro North commuter rail out of Grand Central
Known Enamel Pin Vendors: Strangeways, A Fink and Ink, Cat Party Design Studio, GAYPIN’, Krystan Saint Cat, KWT Designs, Alana Ladson Art, Pinscript, Pins By Dean, The Pulp Girls, The Tiny Hobo, Wild Tiger Pins, Yellow Stripe Co.
Patches and Pins Expo: New York City
About: Patches and Pins Expo is the nations largest flair event. The event includes pins, patches, art, fashion and toys.
When: Noon- 7:30 p.m.
Where: Metropolitan West, 639 w 46th st, New York, NY 10036
Details: Tickets are approximately $10. Free pin to the first 400 attendees. Event organizers expect approximately 3,000 attendees at the event.
Pin Pal Palooza
About: A humble convention for all things enamel/lapel pin-related designed by your favorite artists and more.
When: 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Where: Gallery Nucleus, 210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801
Details: Costumes are encouraged. Free admission, no RSVP required. First 100 people in line will receive a free gift pin–Limited to 1 pin per person. The event will include a raffle.
Known Enamel Pin Vendors: BB-Cre.8, Midnight Dogs, I Loot Paperie, Pink Owlet, Little Shop Of Pins, Nellie Le and Hey it’s Meu, Doggie Drawings by Lili Chen, Rather Keen, Thom Foolery, VUDUBERI, Nagive Gold Clothing, Birdstonshire, Blue Ruin Co./Pin Museum, Robot Dance Battle, Tiny Deer Studio, Baer and Lamb, Pixlotl, The Fantasmical World of Rhode Montijo, DKNG, No Man’s Press, Lost Lust Supply, SohSilly, OchuuSummer, Odds and Sods, Victoria Orolfo Art, Genevieve Tsai, and Alex Ahad
Midwest Flair Festival
About: Flair Vendors from around the world selling
Pins, Patches and Wearable Art.
When: Noon- 4 p.m.
Where: Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport St., Chicago, IL
Details: Free, all ages.
Known Enamel Pin Vendors: 1606 Supply Company, Amar Riley, Anatomical Element, Anna Lisa Illustration, Bianca Xunise, Bright Bat Design, Creepy Company, Cunning Linguist Co., Dreaming of Johnny, Enerjax, Flair Chicago, The Found, Furious Flair, Girl Fawkes Pins, Isabella Rotman, Last Craft Designs, Lil Boat Boutique, Negamidas, Nobody Wants To See Your Dick, NYXTURNA, Outrider Design, Pincheloca, Pop Rocket Creations, Reppin Pins, Rosalarian, Salad Days, Sara M Lyons, Shiny Apple Studio, Sidewinder Goods, Unexpected, VICHCRAFT, Wit and Co and Wildhunt Illustration and Design.
Free this weekend? Check out these five pin-related happenings in five different cities. All featured events include at least one pin vendor.
32nd Annual California Avocado Festival
About: Home of the world’s largest vat of guacamole! The California Avocado Festival is a A celebration of peace, love and guacamole at the three-day festival dedicated to the green fruit (yep, it’s a fruit, not a vegetable) in all its forms. In past years, the event has attracted 100,000+ people.
When: Friday 1 p.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Where: Linden Avenue in Downtown Carpinteria, CA 93013
Details: The event’s Food Venue, which features tastings of avocado-based recipes, like guacamole, salad, soups and more, is located on the 800 block of Linden Avenue.
The festival includes more than 70 musical acts on four different stages–The MAIN stage is located on 9th Street, The SEAL Stage is located in front of the Smart & Final, The GUAC & GROTTO Stage is located on 8th Street and the KIDS Stage is located on 7th Street. Signature events include the World Champion of Guacamole contest, avocado auction and largest avocado weigh-offs (they sometimes reach more than four pounds). There will be dozens of arts and crafts vendors, commercial vendors and food booths.
Parking: There’s a Park & Ride Shuttle Service available at Carpinteria High School on Foothill Rd. and Canalino Elementary School on Linden Ave.
Admission Cost: Free
More information available at the California Avocado Festival website.
Free this weekend? Check out these five pin-related happenings in five different cities.
All featured events include at least one pin vendor.
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.
Ru Paul’s Drag Con: New York City
New York City
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.
The Oddities Flea Market
Los Angeles, California
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.
Pins and Pints
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 Pins, Bottled 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.
Long Beach Comic Con is an annual event held at the Long Beach Convention Center each fall. It’s a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases 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 for all ages, guest signings and meet & greet sessions with celebrities.
Saturday Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
** Saturday Only: $40 per person
** Sunday Only: $25 per person
** Weekend Pass: $60
** Family Pass – Saturday Only: $70
** Family Pass – Sunday Only: $50
** Family Weekend Pass: $110
Children age 10 and under are admitted free with an adult admission (limit of 2 per adult please). Senior citizen (65 & over), military, police & firefighter discounts are available by using code SeniorCitizen or MilitaryLaw at checkout (ID required at check-in).
Tickets will be available at the door, but prices will be higher.
Enamel Pin Vendors include: BB-Cre.8, jessejfr, Otter World, Nostalgia Vault, Save the Panduhs, Shittty Stufff, Flower Chainz, T Crux, Mark’s Modern Life, Pins N Stuff, Midnight Dogs, Nerd Pins, Bummer Days, The Pinnacle of Pins, Gimme Flair
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.
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).
Event is expected to exceed 8K attendees, according to event’s Instagram account
There are just 12 more days until the Patches and Pins Expo’s Orange County Festival. Those who wish to be vendors at the event, but have not yet registered, may need to act quickly to secure a spot.
“Only three booths left,” read an Instagram story shared by event organizers earlier today.
To register, email Patchesandpinsexpo@gmail.com.
Patches and Pins Expo: Orange County will be open from 12-8 p.m., Saturday, August 18. It will be held at 4th Street Market in Santa Ana, 201 East 4th Street. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.