Calling All Crafters: GeekCraft Expo Comes to Portland June 11-12

GeekCraftHey all! I’m proud to announce that I’ve joined GeekCraft Expo as their Event Coordinator for GeekCraft Expo PDX, at the DoubleTree Hotel June 11-12. Are you a crafter in the Pacific Northwest? Apply for a booth! Looking to buy fun, pop culture-inspired crafts? RSVP on Facebook and mark your calendar: it’s free to the public!

February 9, 2016, Portland OR—GeekCraft Expo, a curated show devoted to handmade, “geek”-themed crafts, is coming to Portland June 11 and 12 at the DoubleTree Hotel. The brainchild of comic book writer Daniel Way (Deadpool, Gun Theory) and his wife, Kim Matsuzaki, the show is now accepting applications from local crafters and artisans until April 30, 2016. Find exhibitor information and apply here.

Daniel Way GeekCraft Expo

GeekCraft Expo founder and comic book writer Daniel Way!

“We can’t begin to tell you how excited we are to bring GeekCraft Expo to Portland, the epicenter of geek culture in the Northwest,” said founder Daniel Way. “With its amazing DIY ethic, its abundance of artistic talent, and its incredible amount of community activism and support, PDX is an absolutely perfect city for us. We can’t wait to get all of the geeky crafters in the Portland area together in one place at one time, and we couldn’t be happier for all of the PDX locals who’ll get to attend this pinnacle of geekery . . . for free! Support your local nerds!”

GeekCraft Expo is also excited to welcome Elisabeth Allie as their Portland Event Coordinator. Elisabeth spent six years at online and brick-and-mortar comic book retailer Things From Another World, rising to Senior Marketing Manager before leaving in 2014 after the birth of her daughter. A familiar sight to the Portland geek community, Elisabeth has organized countless events, from comic book signings to conventions—and she’s a pretty good cross stitcher, too!

Deadpool GeekCraft Expo

Little Deadpool! An example of the type of geek craft items you’ll find at GeekCraft Expo PDX.

“When Daniel first approached me, I thought GeekCraft Expo was a perfect fit for Portland, with its passionate crafting and comics/pop culture communities,” said Elisabeth Allie. “I’m excited to help bring this event to Portland and showcase our talented local craftspeople.”

GeekCraft Expo PDX is free to the public, so make sure to visit the DoubleTree Hotel June 11 and 12 to see an amazing array of cool, one-of-a-kind items and support local artists and crafters. The cut-off date for exhibitor applications is April 30, so apply now!

About GeekCraft Expo:
GeekCraft Expo is a curated craft market specializing in handmade, “geek”-themed crafts of all kinds; clothing, accessories, toys, home decoration, furniture, art, and more. Founded in 2015, GeekCraft Expo is proud to support local crafters and artisans and is currently flourishing in 16 cities throughout the United States and Canada. Online at


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