We’re heading into one of the year’s biggest shopping weekends (the Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday retailer extravaganza), so I’m sure your social feeds are drowning in ads. A tip: block those big-biz ads and refocus your eyes on this, a locally focused geek-themed holiday market run by nerds at Magnuson Park Hangar 30.
Geeky couple Daniel Way and Kimberly Matsuzaki hosted the first GeekCraft Expo in 2016, focused on showcasing nerdy makers and their quality wares—like knitted Totoro hats, sparkly board game dice, kraken carved out of redwood, etc etc etc. It’s grown into a national event, with upcoming expos in Minneapolis, Portland, and St. Louis.
For geeky gift-hunters in Seattle, GeekCraft’s holiday market kicks off Friday, November 25, with an early bird event limited to 500 attendees. The main days happen on Saturday and Sunday, with a cheap entry fee of $2-$5, depending on when you buy. Go and get your baby a hand-knit Yoda.