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NebulaDraconian is based in Yorktown, VA and offers chainmaille art, armor, and accessories in a range of styles and materials. Known for thriving on challenging and should-not-be-possible projects, Stephanie is the creator of the popular Maillesaber™ and Maillestaff™.
Social Media: @thekaradennison (FB)
Kara Dennison is an author and journalist writing for Crunchyroll, Otaku USA, and Sci-Fi Magazine. Also penning fact and fiction in the expanded worlds of Doctor Who, including Iris Wildthyme and the City of the Saved. Kara is currently at work on the book series Owl's Flower and The Chronosmith Chronicles.
Honey Sweet Studio
Honey Sweet Studio is a collection of goodies featuring original characters and artwork by Nisa Raeke. With a bubbly (and sometimes moody) cast, Honey Sweet hopes to share fun designs that can join you through out your day-to-day whether it be apparel or stationery, accessories or comics.
Phoenix Crochet Designs is an all handmade crochet business, specializing in backpack purses, dolls, hats and wine accessories. Known for crocheting the impossible, Monika is able to turn a picture into a 3D item. Did I also mention that she teaches crochet classes as well? This is truly a one stop shop for all of your crochet needs
Miniature Inspirations specializes in handmade miniature needle felted sculptures created with ethically sourced cruelty free wool! At Miniature Inspirations, you’ll find impressive sculptures of fandom characters, anime characters, game characters, animals, pet portraits, people and more! Not only does Maggie share her art as the owner and artist at Miniature Inspirations, she is also a visual arts teacher.
Social Media: @zellsbellsdesign (FB)
Zellsbells is a one-stop graphics shop based in Virginia Beach owned and operated by graphic designer Jennie Zell. While Jennie specializes in t-shirt design, she is also available for branding, promotional materials, and other creative mischief.
Liz Staley Studios
Liz Staley tells the rich and varied history of the horse through her art. With every image she creates, she endeavors to teach and prompt a discussion that leads to the audience learning about a new piece of equine history. Her popular Horses of the World series, where various horses are drawn on vintage maps corresponding to the origin of its breed, is an excellent example! Liz applies this technique to other animals as well, and even Krampus has made an appearance!
Where We're Going
July 16-18 -- BlerDCon | Arlington, VA
Where We've Been
February 28-March 1 -- GalaxyCon Richmond | Richmond, VA
March 16 -- Williamsburg Comic & Toy Show | Williamsburg, VA
April 5-7 -- RavenCon | Williamsburg, VA
May 4 -- Hayfield Comic Con 5 | Alexandria, VA
May 11 -- Library Comic Con | Fairfax, VA
July 12-14 -- BlerDCon | Arlington, VA
December 14 -- Gar-Field Music Boosters Holiday Craft Show | Woodbridge, VA
February 9-11 -- Farpoint Convention | Hunt Valley, MD
March 23-25 -- (Re)Generation Who| Baltimore, MD
April 14 -- Hayfield Comicon | Alexandria, VA
April 20-22 -- RavenCon | Williamsburg, VA
May 12-13 -- Tidewater Comicon| Virginia Beach, VA
July 6-8 -- Shore Leave 40 | Hunt Valley, MD
July 27-29 -- BlerDCon | Arlington, VA
August 25-26 -- Fairfax Comic Con | Chantilly, VA
October 27 -- Retro Daddio | Williamsburg, VA
November 10 -- Edison High School Craft Fair | Alexandria, VA
December 1-2 -- **Canceled** Star Wars Days | Woodbridge, VA
December 8 -- Gar-Field Orchestra Boosters Craft Show | Woodbridge, VA
December 9 -- Holiday Marketplace at Victory Comics | Falls Church, VA