GeekCraft Expo Midwest Doubles the Fun in Year Two

Monday, March 27, 2017

Wow, GeekCraft Expo Midwest's second year was a smashing success! We welcomed more than 4,000 craft-loving people through our doors to explore an incredible assortment of handmade geeky goods created by Wisconsin-area artisans--more than double the attendance of our debut in 2016.

 

So many people to thank! First off, we'd like to thank The Bodgery for coming to our show and running some incredible demonstrations, including block printing, as well as hosting our kick-off party! The Bodgery is truly a unique space for makers to come together to create anything they can dream up.

We'd also like to thank the Masonic Center's Lisa Zimmerman and her parents--they were fantastic, and we highly recommend Madison's Masonic Center to anyone who is looking for a great event space.

 

Special thanks to our prize sponsors, including Geeks Mania Arcade, The Game Crafter, and Artist & Craftsman Supply, as well as our exhibitors: Asha's Homemade Candles, crafted., Edelweiss Gifts & More, EnVee Jewelry Design, Geek Foundry, GirlyGeekChic, Plushmer, bluetiedesigns, and Camp Coaster!

 

We also had two members of The Bodgery who spontaneously donated prizes at the party: Peter Liethen, who gave a 3D-printed dragon, and Andy Long, who offered a chainmaille/scalemaille bracelet. Andy also stopped by GeekCraft Expo Midwest wearing his famous chainmaille suit, pictured below!

Our thanks also to the local media who helped spread the word! The Wisconsin State Journal published a fantastic interview, and NBC15 invited us to their Morning Show. NBC15 also stopped by the show itself, as did WKOW 27.

 

Finally, we'd like to thank everyone who came, saw, shopped, and stopped by to say hello. It was a pleasure to spend a weekend with a bunch of like-minded nerds who truly valued the hard work and creativity of our exhibitors--we wouldn't have had an expo without you.

Kicking yourself for not buying that special something? Don't worry, you can find links to all of our exhibitors below!

 

A & D's Oddities - Polymer clay figures and shadowboxes

Asha's Homemade Candles - Nerd-scented candles

bluetiedesigns - Sewn items (bags, aprons, potholders)

Camp Coaster - Coasters, mugs, t-shirts

Cattoo Tattoo - Prints and journals

Citizen Nerd - Felt plushes, dice bags, art prints

crafted. - Wood decor signs

Creativity in Cotton - Cloth dice bags

Crizltron - Original art

Edelweiss Gifts & More - Necklaces, magnets, frames

emidesign - Skirts & infinity scarves

EnVee Jewelry Design - Upscale chainmaille

Geek Foundry - Dice trays and t-shirts

Geekiana - Screenprinted items

GirlyGeekChic - Jewelry and bags

Kewlery - Perler jewelry (pixelated emoji)

Lauli Designs - Baby/toddler clothes and accessories

Lily and Mason - Crocheted hats

Lumen Electronic Jewelry - Lighted circuit board jewelry

Niinapolitan - Crocheted dolls and play food, crocheted hats and scarves

Number One Dime - 3D printed sculptures and necklaces

Penelopeloveprints - Original art

Plushmer - Crocheted plushies, hats, pillows, scarves

Plushzilla - Plushies

Quicksilver Designs - Copper and sterling jewelry

Revan's Loft - Leather goods

Seven Stars Chainmaille - Chainmaille jewelry and accessories

Sew Yoo - Plush toys and accessories

Steelbred Studios - Original art

Stitch Boom Bang - Pop culture embroidery

The Geek Chic Shop - Felt plushies and sewn goods

The Tile Project - Marble tile coasters

Tinakins Creations - Crochet accessories

 

 

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