Happy Tuesday, my friends! It is time for this week’s Tuesday Tidbits! I hope you all have been well since the last time we all got together here! I’ve had a rough go the past few weeks, since Indy PopCon, but life marches forward, as does the Geek! This week, we’re looking at the final week of June, the month of July, and looking ahead to August, which is jam packed with conventions already!
While we’re at it, I would like to remind everyone the Geek Dog and Geek Cat pins are now available in the Geeking Store! I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be self-hosting a store, so jump on these before I have to find a different platform that’ll tack on more fees!
First, let’s look at the rest of June!
- June 30th: All Things Handmade Craft Fair! Held at Who North America in Camby, this craft fair features local crafts people, many of which make Geeky wares! There are a few friends of the blog vending, so I urge you all to check it out!
- June 30th – July 1st: LaffyCon! A show for folks in Lafayette! Vendors, artists, a Batmobile, and more await you! Check the link for information!
Then, on to July!
- July 6th – 8th: InConJunction 38! Indiana’s longest running fantasy and sci-fi convention is going on this weekend at the Indianapolis Marriott East! Catch panels, live music, meet fellow Geeks, and just relax at this fan-run show!
- July 7th: Gluestick Fest! Celebrate the art of the ‘zine at our local festival for ‘zine makers! Held at the Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center in Indianapolis, this show will have a ton of local creators for you to check out!
- July 8th: Ash Toy and Comic Show! Another long-running show is happening this weekend in Indianapolis! If you’re looking for toys or comics, check out this one day show!
- July 14th: TeenCon 2018! This little library show in New Castle has a place in my heart because it’s my home town! I will be there, talking blogging and podcasting with anyone that will listen.
Heck, August is almost here! What’s going on?
- August 2nd – 5th: Gen Con! It’s Gen Con. It’s gaming. It’s cosplayers. It’s food trucks on Georgia Street. It’s a great time for downtown Indy. And by the time this goes live, the four day passes might be sold out! Get on it!
- August 24th – 26th: Indy Fur Con! This year’s theme is “Canadian Invasion”, they’re raising money for the Southside Animal Shelter, and EARPS will be in attendance! Get more information for this furry con at their website!
- August 24th – 26th: Horrorhound Weekend! Moving up a few weeks, and across town to the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, Horrorhound Weekend returns with guests, Maskfest, and more!
- August 25th: Indy Disney Meet! Disney fans, rejoice! Here’s a meet-up of like-minded folks, ready to Geek out on Disney stuff! This has been growing, year after year, and I’ve heard good things about it! Check it out!
- August 26th: Indiana Toy & Comic Expo! This great single day toy show is back in Bloomington! With vendors, artist alley, contests for costumes and custom figures, and now with a podcaster alley! Needless to say, I will be there, in that alley! Click the link for more information!
Now, what’s happening with the blog, the blogger, and friends of the blog?
- Today’s Picture: Zoey the Geek Dog, relaxing on me as we watch a movie. I think she’s getting tired of selfies!
- New Merch! Over on my My Merch site, I’ve added two new items! First, I’ve got an 11 oz. coffee mug, because people were commenting how empty the 15 oz. looked when used with a Keurig! Also, since it’s currently 90 degrees out, I’ve got a Geeking in Indiana knit cap, which I’m hoping they’ll let me wear at work because I’m right under an AC unit! Remember, when you buy through My Merch, not only are you getting cool Geeking items, you’re also helping the blog, and you’re supporting a local business!
- Blog Issue Warning: Over the course of the next month, there is going to be some work done on the website. There will be times that part of it become inaccessible, and pieces might move around a bit. This is completely my fault, as I’ve been so busy I’ve been pushing aside some updates that needed to be done by the end of June. Keep an eye on the social media accounts, as well as Tuesday Tidbits, for any known issues!
- Do you like how the blog looks? Then check out Studio 27 Indy and TikiKitchen Design. I just write this stuff. They’re the ones that make me look good. Also, check out the art page on TikiKitchen Design! There’s some great stuff on there! It’s TikiBitchin!
Am I missing anything? Use one of those contact links to give me a shout! Have a great week, and I’ll see you later!