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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.

Long Beach Comic-Con (Southern California)

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.

Ticket Prices:

** 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

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).

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?”

Pin Pop-Up fills niche at San Diego Comic-Con

Two-Day event at Gaslamp District bar features more than 20 artists

There’s always been an abundance of comics, collectible toys and T-shirts on sale at the biggest pop culture event of the year: San Diego Comic-Con International.

While enamel pin artists and vendors do make an appearance on the floor inside the San Diego Convention Center, they’re a bit further and farther between.

It’s a void that Arakel Kaloyan has aimed to fill with this year’s Pin Pop-Up at Coin-Op Gaslamp, which is walking distance from the convention center.

“A lot of people, especially when they were walking in, were cheering a bit and seemed really happy.”

“We had a little section for the (San Diego) Pin and Patch Con merchandise today so that they could buy pin and patch con T-shirts, totes or pennants. I was manning that today and we had a good handful of people thank us for putting on the event.”