Geeky Reward Vacation Market to showcase arty objects from Edmonton creatives

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The Geeky Gift Holiday Market in November gives artists and creatives a chance to sell their wares following the cancellation of the Edmonton Expo.

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This event, known for attracting tens of thousands of people, was canceled in September – for the second year in a row – due to the state of emergency in the province amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“(It will) give our geeky salespeople the chance to sell in a smaller place,” said market organizer Alycia Wiens. “Normally they would go to the Edmonton Expo, but they haven’t been able to sell that much in the past few years.”

If all goes according to plan, the market will be held for the first time in a year at the Alberta Aviation Museum in Edmonton from November 6-7.

The show will feature 40 local businesses, creators, and artists selling their own handcrafted items created by Dr. Who are Marvel Comics and Anime inspired.

“In our world, artists make more prints and drawings and the creators we look at are more likely to be the ones who make mugs or cosplay aprons or jewelers,” said Wiens.

Many of the companies that are supposed to establish themselves in the market are based at home, added Wiens.

Cosplay customers are encouraged to appear in their creative attire.

Members of the Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (SCARS) will be available to gift wrap purchased items, and attendees can also donate to the organization.

Geeky market goers can forego the $ 5 entry fee by bringing a grocery item, with all proceeds and groceries going to Edmonton’s Food Bank.

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