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For our latest adventure, the events team and I took flight across the country to participate in another comic book convention. This one took place in the gorgeous city of Boston, right on the Harbor. What a city! The days were full of sunlight and ocean breezes. The evenings, with their gentle rain fall, and the music wafting from the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, were truly glorious.
And that wasn’t even the best part! As it was our first time in New England, we got to meet an exceptional number of folks who had never even heard of Sock Dreams. Even though the summer heat was reaching into the mid nineties, these northerners know better than most that winter is coming. With 105 inches of snow last year, they were eager to find stretchier and more colorful ways to beat the impending chill. This gave us the opportunity to demonstrate the extraordinary nature of our socks to a whole new band of dreamers. Some of them even stopped by to show us what they did with their new stockings.
Nancy snapped up a pair of Double Grip Clips and our con exclusive Extraordinarily Longer socks. She added her own diamond touch to them, for her Harley Quinn cosplay. Sierra was pleased as punch with the Pink Knees she picked up for her cosplay as Annie from the popular online game, League of Legends. Also cosplaying a League of Legends character was Jill as Leblanc. She wore the Wet Look Thigh Highs that she had previously purchased on our web site.
Our next big event is Dragon Con, in Atlanta Georgia, and it is coming up fast. If you are going to be in the area, get your ticket, get in cosplay, with your favorite Sock Dreams stockings of course, and come say hello. And don’t forget to ask us how you can get a free pair of socks!
Yes! Sock Dreams is coming to New England. From July 31st to August 2nd, we will be bringing our socks, our con exclusives, and a bunch of free swag to Boston Comic Con. We will also bring with us a special deal, good only while you are at the convention. During the show, for every $30 you spend, you will get to pick another pair of select Dream Stockings or Dreamer Socks for free! Stop by our booth to get all of the details.
We will be in booth A 712-713. It is close to the entrance and right in front of the celebrity autographs. Go meet your favorite celeb and then skip on over to our tables to see our extraordinary socks, including three of our very latest styles.
And if you love to cosplay as much as we do, don’t be shy! We’d love to see how you use our socks in your costumes. Stop by and let us snap a photo and we may feature you in our next blog post. And don’t forget to say hello to Nina, Rose, and me, and check out our latest cosplay endeavor. Can’t wait to see you there.
The legends say that we were made from sugar, spice, and, I don’t know, niceness. The thing is, when the world has gone to the wolves, sugar is hard to come by. Spice is a luxury. And niceness? That can get you into a whole lot of trouble. So, our creator made us with the tools he had at hand. Grit, steel, and regenerated cotton.
I’ve heard the crazy rumors about us. They say we can fly and shoot laser beams from our eyes. Lies. You wanna know the secret to our true super power? Socks. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. “Socks? Really? In this day and age?” I get it. Radiation storms blast through the lands. The dead rise hungering for flesh. And giant apes are trying to take over the world. But I’m telling you, our socks are the key to all of our heroics.
There was the time that the three of us were captured by a mutant. I kid you not, he had claws for hands. He locked us in a tower, while he plotted our demise. Fortunately, he left the window unlocked. It was a piece of cake to tie our Extraordinarily Longer Thigh Highs into a rope and climb to the balcony below. We were able to take him by surprise and put an end to his reign of terror.
The rumor about our super human strength is also complete bunk. I’ll tell you though, it’s incredible what a sturdy pair of socks and some leverage can do. One time, we were tracking a gang of delinquent boys. These guys were no evil masterminds, but they were rowdy enough to cause serious trouble in the settlements nearby. They’d holed up in an old gas station. An ancient water tower stood looming behind it. With the help of my sisters and a well placed Dreamy Knee, I was able to pull a rusty support beam free. Brought the whole thing down and the boys came running right into our trap.
Socks have been essential to our survival in the outer wastelands. I’ve used my socks to start fires, snare food, make shelter. One time, I even used my Spandex Fishnets as a sling shot. Lodged a stone in the gullet of a lightning breathing iguana. Sure, there are actual monsters roaming the streets, and angry cyborgs wreaking havoc. But all I need are some good socks to keep me safe in this crazy world.
I’ve got to go. Just got word that the giant robot we’ve been hunting is planning to crash the Boston Comic Con. Can you believe they still hold those? I suppose nowadays, we all want to believe in heroes. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a hero, meet us in Boston. We’ll be at the Seaport World Trade Center from July 31st to August 2nd. And we’ll bring plenty of socks.
June is LGBT Pride Month and we celebrated by vending at our home town’s festival, Pride NW. We had an absolute blast and sold a lot of rainbow socks. For those of you who may be looking to express your own pride, we wanted to tell you about three of our most popular choices.
The Queer Pride socks from Gumball Poodle were definitely our best selling knee highs during the festival. These Sock Dreams exclusives are made for us right here in the USA. Each sock has words written on both the inside and outside of the leg, one sock showing the word Queer and the other proclaiming Pride. If you want to show off your pride, these socks will shout it loud and clear.
Those who were looking for something a tad more subtle definitely favored the Harvest Rainbows. This muted rainbow stocking comes in several different lengths, from a crew, to a knee high, to a thigh high, and all the way up to our famous Extraordinarily Longer variety. They also come in two different sizes for children. These socks are made from regenerated cotton and the longest version has a cuff stretch of up to 27 inches!
And last, but definitely not least, are our Radiant Rainbows. These were far and away the most popular socks at Pride NW. They come in the same variety of adult lengths as the Harvest Rainbows. The crew version also comes in two foot sizes, small/medium, and medium/large. It is the soft, acrylic yarn with which these are made that allows for such vibrant colors. Folks looking for something with a brilliant spectrum, extraordinary stretch, and fabulous comfort, need look no further. If you’re ready to share your pride, these three sock choices are perfect for you.
UPDATE: After this morning’s historical Supreme Court decision to legalize gay marriage throughout the country, there is no better time to show your gay pride!
We had a great time at our last event, Denver Comic Con. There were over 100,000 nerdy enthusiasts in attendance over the weekend. We got to meet thousands of amazing people and made quite a few new Sock Dreams fans. We can’t wait to get back there next year.
Our next event is taking place right in our own home town. We will be vending at Pride Northwest! It will take place at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, Oregon from noon to 6pm on June 13th and 14th. It was listed on newnownext.com as #1 on their list of “10 pride festivals you’ve never been to but should.” With Governor Kate Brown as Grand Marshall of the pride parade, it should be quite an event!
If you need some help showing off your pride we will have plenty of rainbow socks, as well as many others, at booth P-5. We’ll be on the main promenade, close to the Morrison side of the sound stage. Martha Wash of “It’s Raining Men” fame, will be headlining on the stage, so we’ll be having a lot of fun at our booth. We’ll also be right next to the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus, so you know it will be a blast!
As always our DreaM Stockings and Dreamer Socks will be marked down from our web prices, so stop by to stock up on your favorites.