I don't even know where to start, other than, if you missed this Ottawa Geek Market.. you missed out! To me, one of the bigger appeals for something like the Geek Market, is the art and other loot that you can ONLY find at places like this. You can go to stores anywhere to buy pop figures, or old video games, but its the hand made crafts and prints that I always love getting to see! Such as the two different vendors below that were selling these amazingly well done, hand crafted clay figures, featuring dragons, octopus, characters from various animes/Princess Mononoke. These are two of the vendors that I absolutely loved to go back to.
Every Geek Market, I try to highlight a few of the vendors specifically, because I feel like did something special and deserve that recognition. As a local photographer, I know how hard it can be to get your name out there. Starting your own business is hard, but if you have the right product, and people help spread the word, there's no telling how far you can go!
Featured on the left is Liam Gibbs, a talented local author selling his own series of graphic novels, called In a galaxy far, far awry. Definitely check out his website for some freebies, more info on his books, and more!
Another booth that I thought people should check out is the Sweet Ingenuity table. A local artist with a very cute and unique art style. The thing that really got my attention with her table.. A lot of people were selling prints, but this was the only table that would take your photo, and draw you in her art style! You gotta admit, that's pretty awesome!
. I could go on and on about all the amazing things that I saw at the Geek Market, but I really don't think people would read it all lol I thought this Geek Market was a tremendous success (if you saw the line up to get in on Saturday, and how packed it was, you would likely agree. With that said.. Would be really smart to buy your ticket in advance when the next Geek Market gets announced. I know that I will definitely be there! A big thanks to the organizers who helped plan the whole event, the incredible cosplay judges, all of the cosplayers who put their blood, swear and tears into their costumes, and all of you who just came out to support the local artists and help bring something fun to Ottawa! Let's face it.. Ottawa doesn't have enough events quite like these! At least, we have Ottawa Comiccon coming up as well as CanFurence for the furries in the crowd. Thank you again, and I leave you with some of the winners of the Cosplay Worksmanship contest (many were not there during the judging on the final day.