Category: Events

Shows and Optimism

Way back, before the world sort of ended in March of 2020, I had registered for various shows that would happen in 2020. Turns out world wide pandemics leads to canceled events.

I’m giving this all a shot again this year. The first two, the Calgary Fan Expo and the Saskatoon Expo, are coming right up towards the end of April and the start of May. I’ve got Artist Alley booths in both and some cute new stuff to show off. I’ll post more details as I get booth numbers and layouts.

There’s also concerts and other stuff happening a little later in the year. Here’s hoping it really is going to be safe to edge out into the regular world again. I’ll be fully vaccinated and boosted and probably wearing a good mask at everything just in case but I’m hoping!

(as a side note: masks + speech disability + loud events = extra hell)

Pandemic Craft Shows

All of the events I registered for this year were cancelled. I agree with that – none of us wants to become ill or make others ill – but it makes 2020 a miserable little year for shows.

It isn’t surprising then that all sorts of groups are putting on virtual tradeshows. These vary in approaches and, being a good little web based business, I’ve been cautious about signing up. I finally decided to give the Etsy Canada branded ones a shot. I’m missing my buds and these should be people who are fairly experienced with online sales.

My Etsy Saskatchewan group one runs November 7 & 8 and then one I’m joining On the Spot Pop Up (Edmonton) Etsy for is the weekend after, November 14 & 15. Most of us will be running sales of some sort and offering free local delivery or pickup. Local, of course, is a loaded word when your region has 40,000 people in a 200km radius but we’ll see how this goes.

TL; DR: there’s some good sales coming up in November in my Etsy shop!