The shop I'm working out of is called The Smuggler's Emporium, selling inventory that totally didn't "fall" off the back of an airship, just ignore the "Property of HMS Serenity" shipping crate we're using as a floor... In real life, we're a group of four single-person businesses all pitching in to make the booth happen.
Our headliner and procurer of booth space is Safety Pinner, maker of fantastically nerdy resin-cast jewelry and awesome distressed and/or tentacley hoodies. Also ray guns. I feel awful about not being able to place her in my memories of the old renfaire days until after not only meeting her but then Facebook-stalking her old pictures (despite the fact I've had her Etsy shop favorited for like a year or more), because she is just one of the best people. Some small children of her acquaintance call her "Magical Alex" as if "magical" was actually part of her name, and I think they might be on to something.
|Kim, making more Grimly hats.|
|Angela (left) posing with one of the cast members.|
|The shop interior, shortly after I arrived.|
This fear, of course, neglected to consider that all three of the other people in the shop were also helping run the fest itself, and had spent most of their time building costumes for the cast and generally whipping the show and grounds into shape. So I actually had something to do when I arrived Friday afternoon!
|The front door - doesn't it look inviting?|
|The front table - Lil' Evil Genie's air plants on the right, |
Safety Pinner's jewelry, jacket, and ray guns on the rest.
|Back table and rack - Grimly's hats (and an SP pendant!) |
on the left,the Unbeatable Unmentionables on the right.
Okay, it's past my bedtime. Good night, all, and I hope some of you can make it out to the Fest!