Carrie Wink is the co-owner of Athena’s wink. She designs cute, geeky things with her crew of quirky ladies. They are based in New York City and travel around the country selling at video game, anime, and nerd culture conventions. Carrie has been making hats, flasks and other items for the last decade. She also makes costumes in her spare time for herself, theater, and for indie productions.
The mission of Athena’s Wink is to continue to deliver high quality apparel and fashion accessories with a strong geek influence. In a time when anime, video games, comic books and other previously niche entertainment is flourishing, we’ve found that audiences are calling out for ways to express their love for these properties, made by people who obviously share that love.
Henry Melton is science fiction writer pursuing the independent publishing course under his imprint Wire Rim Books. With over twenty titles, many award-winning, ranging from a light children’s book to world catastrophe novels, he is growing a a fan base the old fashioned way, meeting people face to face at a growing number of book events, science fiction conventions and popular media events.
Henry has been writing science fiction for the magazines and anthologies since the 70s but during the past decade or so, has been concentrating on novels under his own imprint. As a dedicated traveler, he has all the states, most of Canada, as well as a few visits to Europe and Africa to draw on. Often inspired by the places he visits, a number of his books fall under the Small Towns Big Ideas umbrella. These young adult novels typically feature a high school aged protagonist who encounters something out of the ordinary, and is forced to solve the problem.
Starting in 2011, Henry began a large scale effort The Project Saga. Begun first as short stories back in the 70s, this shared history tale currently includes half a dozen novels and one hybrid novel that includes all the short stories previously published embedded in a new story line. It is only half done, but begins with Star Time, the current day starting point, which branches off into Tales of the Recovery of Earth and separately, the U’tanse Series, revealing a new fragment of humanity born as slaves on another planet, but gifted with extraordinary talents.
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Blackbead Books and the Steamdogs are back again for 2016! Come by our booth for a fine selection of poetry, Steampunk, pirate and more, brought to you in book form and on CD! This year we will also have hand-crafted Steampunk weapons, canes for the gentleman, jewelry for the lady, and much more. Come chat with us about publishing your own work or, since we now also own Seadog Studios, your work on CD! Poets, authors, musicians and singers, come see us and let us tell you about publishing your work. If nothing else, come by for a “free sample” of poetry!
Hargoliph Studio is the art and work of Amy West. Working in an assortment of mediums she specializes in images featuring animals and mythical creatures. She is also the writer and artist for the online webcomic Star Watcher. She will be offer prints, posters, and postcards of many of her works as well as adorable magnets! There will also be a chance to commission your own, unique, magical creatures to be sketched on site!
You can find out more about Amy and her art on the Hargoliph Studio Facebook, Twitter, and website.
Kristi Harms is creator and author of Modus Operandi #1, her children’s book Lola and Bernice #1 and is currently working on issue #2 of Lola and Bernice. Modus Operandi and Lola and Bernice are published by Third Empire Studio, drawn by Roman Morales III, and inked and colored by husband Greg Harms, with letters by Keith Braun. Kristi also does Steampunk jewelry and craftwork. She will have Lola and Bernice #1 and her jewelry at the show!
Extreme Martial Arts specializes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing training for adults and children.
Chibi Cattle Company is an Amarillo-based business which offers a variety of handmade Japanese-themed necklaces, goth chokers, charm bracelets, and fantasy world jewelry for the otaku in you!
Ken Tackett creates both twisted fine art and surreal illustrations available as t-shirts, prints and other items.
Mindy Tomlin, a.k.a. The Geeky Seamstress, is a self-taught seamstress, cosplayer, and commissioner. She has been in the industry since 2012 and won several awards for her costumes, including Best of Show for her Captain Marvel at Dallas Comic Con Fan Days in 2015. She’s been profiled on several websites, including Geek and Sundry.
Mindy blogs at thegeekyseamstress.com where she shares tips and tricks for cosplayers and sewers, along with detailed breakdowns of her creations. You can keep up with Mindy’s work on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr and see her latest creations for sale on Etsy.
J.W. Kinsey’s Artifice is a world-class custom design and fab shop creating unique, hand-crafted lighting fixtures, telescopes, cryptex combination lockboxes, movie props, and complex precision woodturning.
JW’s work has been published in several prestigious art books, have won several unique awards, and his pieces sell internationally.
You may recognize him from as a finalist on the GSN reality show “Steampunk’d”. He can also ride a unicycle.
Check out Mr. Kinsey’s work at: http://www.jwkinseysartifice.com/
Etsy storefront: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JWKinseysArtifice
Follow his work on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jwkinseysartifice/