Sunday, May 3, 2015

Halifax Spring Geequinox 2.0

Last weekend something magical happened.  The Spring Geequinox 2.0!  This was a pretty big milestone for me as the Spring Geequinox 1.0 was the first geeky market I attended as a vendor.  This year I teamed up with Creative Creations by Marcy, and James Parker designs for a table.  It was really fun working together to create a table display and getting it all organized.  We made some awesome chalkboard signage with a little bit of hard work and chalk board paint.  I'm quite happy with the way it all came together and I think it looked great!

It is so much fun getting out there and meeting other geeky people.  I spent my whole weekend chatting to people about the things they love the most.  (Fans are pretty fanatical don't ya know.)  Not  to mention how much fun it was getting all dressed up!  I had a costume for each day, of course.  On Saturday I wore my unicorn horn from Kaidáin Ivy’s Sanctuary for Magical Misfits.  James in a steampunk/prohibition style outfit, including a bright pink knitted bow tie and pocket square.  For Sunday I dressed up as the 4th Doctor, swapping between my Timey Wimey gloves and my Timey Wimey scarf if I was knitting.  

Interacting with the other vendors is probably my favourite thing to do.  Even before I was a vendor I would frequent the local markets.  I find it so much fun checking out all the amazing creativity you can find from local vendors.  I've included a bit of information about a few of my favourite vendors, just in case you weren't able to make it!

I was blown away by the high quality knitting at Canadian Chica's stall.  She used such fine yarns to make all of her projects that they came out with such fierce detail.  She had so many amazing things such as rainbow Daleks, pocket Endermen, Admiral Ackbar drink cozies.  There was even two full sized Star Trek uniforms!  Marcy picked up a TARDIS bin.  It looks just like a stuffed TARDIS but opens up for a super secret hiding spot!  The work she put into her knitting is unbelievable.  You should of seen the Gir plushie on a felt Iron Throne.  *swoons*  Read more about her here.


I am a regular visitor to An Oddity or Two's booth every market.  Isabelle Pineau is amazing.  There is always something new to see.  Her art ranges from the standard prints and pictures to earrings, magnets, pinbacks, egg holders, salt shakers etc.  A seasoned veteran on the market scene, she has been running her own business fir about 7 years now.  I'm always blown away by her work when I see it at Plan B in Halifax, or Cape and Cowl comics and collectibles. Find more here

Star Ships Star Here is the brain child of Andrew Burke.  It combines historic images of Halifax and Nova Scotia with your favourite sci-fi scenes. They are so amazing I just had to pick up a few prints. I think my personal favourite image is of MP Megan Leslie in a Star Fleet uniform outside of the new Spring Garden Library.  See more here.

I met April and Jessica from Perler Pixelations last year at the Spring Geequinox 1.0 and it is amazing to see how far they have come.  They have so many wonderful geeky items, from pokemon, sailor moon and final fantasy.  They even do commissions!  Find out more about them here.

I fell in love with Sticks and/or Stones jewelry last year at the Geequinox 1.0, where I picked up a mustache necklace and  key earrings for my derby wives.  At the Cape and Cowl spring market I couldn't help but ogle all the shiny on Alex Naugler's  table.  Captivated by the robots, skulls and yes, even tool charms.  Out of all the items though her tapestry needle necklace caught my eye.  It was perfect!  I lose tapestry needles left right and centre.  Alex and I struck up a deal.  The necklace in exchange for a custom orange bow tie.  I love trading with other vendors!  Find out more here

This was one of the most magical tables at the geequinox by far.  Kaidáin Ivy’s Sanctuary for Magical Misfits is run by the lovely Caitlin Coo.  You may remember her from our joint bow tie/unicorn horn photo shoot.  The first day of the Geequinox I was even wearing my own horn!  I received so many wonderful reactions from people and it was great to be able to send them a few tables over to get their own horn.  Find out more here

These guys again!  You may remember Terra and Rachel from 5X5, a geeky co-op in Truro.   I met these badass ladies when they were the president and vice president of the Halifax Roller Derby Association (Now Anchor city rollers).  Back then they went by the names of Cry Baby Blocker and The Big Bop Her.  Now they are regulars to the market scene around the Halifax Region and their native Truro.  They have so many amazing things including custom prayer candles and cross-stitch art.  Recently they have expanded to include home made soaps.  I love these girls!  You can find out more at 2 hearts 2 suns.

I hope you enjoyed my trip to the geequinox.  Please join myself and a few of these vendors at Aubcon, May 23rd

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