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Events season 2013 kicks off with a visit to the Emerald City. No, not the one in the Wizard of Oz books! This is the name that has affectionately been given to the lovely city of Seattle. We are stoked to be vending at Emerald City Comic Con this year! Not only will there be insane-o celebrity guests, such as Carrie Fisher, Gillian Anderson, Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton, both Adam West and Burt Ward, Christopher Lloyd, Sir Patrick Stewart AND my personal favorite: Mr. Billy Dee Williams.
There will also be several major comic book writers and artists at this event, plus tons of celebrity voice actors. ECCC has been going strong since it was founded in 2003 by Jim Demonakos, and its attendance has skyrocketed, with last year’s attendance being 53,000 geeks, nerds, and other lovers of pop culture. That’s a LOT of socks!!! We will be bringing several of the Dreamer Socks and DreaM Stockings, including our newest styles like the Dreamer Diamond Waves and the Dreamer Tartan OTKs, as well as some of the classics you know and love, all at our special event prices. We will also be bringing several event-only products that feature some of our favorite Marvel and DC heroes… If you’re going to be at Emerald City (March 1st-3rd), come on by Booth 102 to sign up for discount codes and grab one of our new Geek Girl stickers. Hope to see you there!!!
Avast, me hearties! Sock Dreams is about to set sail on a grand adventure with our good friends, the pirates of PDXYar—The Swashbucklers of Stumptown! Portland’s Premiere Privateers! The Corsairs of the I-5 Corridor!—for the 3rd annual Swashbuckler’s Ball. Our relationship with PDX Yar started back when we gave a donation to build their stage/ ship the El Tiburon and since then it’s been nothing but glory of a piratical nature… YAR!
Every year Swash Ball, as it is called for short, donates some of its proceeds to a local charitable business. This year, they will be donating to Dove Lewis Animal hospital a non-profit emergency 24 hour veterinary clinic that provides Portlanders with affordable vet care and pet education.
To promote this event, the video team asked the members of PDX Yar to participate in a promotional video which we are pretty darn proud of. Thanks to the crew of PDX Yar and Bushwhcker Cider House for graciously letting us film in their space.
If you want to join us at this event, tickets are still available on the Swashbuckler’s Ball web site. For GLORY!!!
Here at Sock Dreams, our holiday season starts a little before Halloween and doesn’t end until past the New Year. During this time it’s all hands on deck for all the customer service and the fastest shipping we can provide, so usually we don’t have time to go to holiday type events. This year, however, we are taking a little time out for a few events that we love, right here in Portland, OR.
The first holiday event will be the Siren Nation Craft Fair! This is an event that we have sponsored for many years, but this year we were asked to be there in person and we accepted graciously.
The craft fair is a portion of the weekends activities for Siren Nation which, “is a unique arts organization that showcases and creates performance and exhibition opportunities for women throughout the year. We are the only women’s collective that produces an annual festival showcasing the original work of women working in music, film, performance and visual art.”
There will be an entire weekend of visual art, music, film, and crafting workshops through out the next week and a half.
We will be bringing tons of discounted Dream Stockings, along with some fun stuff for stocking stuffers. The event will take place Sunday November 11th at McMenamins Kennedy School from 11am to 5pm and has some really great vendors.
Come down, join us and kick off your holiday shopping right!
Greetings Sock Dreams fans! We’re about to head up to Seattle for our last big event presence of 2012 and it’s going to be a doozy! November 2nd, 3rd and 4th we will be vending our fabulous wares at the Pacific North West’s own educational Burlesque convention, BurlyCon.
What makes BurlyCon different from other Burlesque festivals and conventions? The BurlyCon web site describes the event:
Burlycon is a community-oriented professional growth and educational convention for Burlesque performers, fans, and aficionados. BurlyCon will offer classes, workshops, panels, a vendor fair, and social events. BurlyCon is committed to providing an affordable opportunity for performers of all levels to learn, grow, and wwwelop their skills. BurlyCon is focused entirely on community building, educational and social events. There are NO Burlesque shows or performances! There is no contest, and no performance showcase.
With classes ranging from basic bump and grind to fan dancing to managing a burlesque company, there is no doubt this will be a wonderfully educational weekend for all involved!
Sock Dreams is not only vending at the event, but we are one of the sponsors and as such we were able to provide an advertisement for the event.
We were lucky enough to get the help of local Burlesque performer (and one of my favorites) the lovely Infamous Nina Nightshade. Nina works with several Burlesque groups in the Portland area, one of them being Critical Hit Burlesque another partner member of the Portland Geek Council, and she was very excited to help us out.
In Burlesque, the performers use the word peel to describe the action of slowly removing items; we will be bringing all the items that are ripe to peel. Along with our dreamiest Dream Stockings, lovely lacy items, sock garters and belts, as well as tights and other fun accoutrements.
If you are interested in attending this event, registration is still available on their web site. Come shake a tail feather with us!
This weekend Sock Dreams will be trekking up the I-5 and paying a visit to the Great White North; that’s right folks, we are bound for Canada! I’ll be traveling, once again with The Jupiter Hotel to promote Sock Dreams and our shared organization, the Portland Geek Council at Vancouver B.C.’s comic and pop culture convention, Mega-comic Con. The convention will feature many Canadian comic book artist and celebrities from T.V. and movies, as well as several other vendors of a geek related nature. I am particularly excited to offer not only tax free, socks to our neighbors to the North. And, if you visit our table there, you don’t have to worry about shipping, since they’ve only got to go across the table. In addition to ALL the wonderfully nerdy socks we love to sell at comic cons AND the discounted Dream Stockings I will be premiering two brand new styles not yet available on the web site. But you’ll have to see us there to see what they are!
There are still passes available on the Mega-comic Con web site; so if you’re in Vancouver B.C., come down the con and stock up on your warm and wonderful socks for the winter.