Two weeks ago, we (Books & Chains) had a booth at the Washington State Toy & Geek Fest in Puyallup. This was our third most successful event thus far and quite fun! It was held on the fairgrounds, complete with state fair food, and well attended. Here’s a picture of our booth Friday after setup.
Closer pic of part of our booth. Saturday morning dawned way too early since we had to drive down from Bothell to Puyallup, over an hour away. The event began at 9 AM, so for us to be there at 8:15, we had to get up VERY early. Yes, I am wearing my Minecraft Creeper pinafore. (You can click most of the images to view them larger.)
We had a ton of cosplay, most of which I didn’t get photos of because we were so busy! This Master Chief stopped by.Our booth was diagonal to the Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark vehicle.
At one point, I had a brief break to run through the hall and check out what was there. I wasn’t doing too much of that because I’d taken a fall earlier in the week and twisted my ankle and knee. I also broke my wrist. 🙁 It made for a sore weekend but a fun one!
There were a ton of Star Wars droids, Ewoks, vehicles, etc. with Peter Mayhew‘s guest appearance. There were also several vehicles from Jurassic Park and Transformers. I will admit that as a kid, I loved Ewoks. <3 They were my favorite characters next to Leia.It was neat seeing a pod racer! They had a lot of these set up so that folks could pose with them for photos.I’m not much for the new Jurassic Park movies but the old ones are my favorites.These two droids are made completely out of Legos!There were several of the Transformer trucks here, but this one was my favorite because of all the blue. This guy was huge. This picture doesn’t do him justice. Saturday was the #KeepFamiliesTogether march, which I couldn’t participate in since I was working the Toy & Geek Festival. Because of this, Books & Chains decided to donate a percentage of our proceeds earned that weekend to RAICES, the Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services, which “promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees.”
At the end, I decided to donate all of my profits to RAICES, and we ended up donating a total of $400 to them to help keep families together.
Sunday evening, once attendees had left, we packed up our booth. All my crates fit on one dolly for once! We also got the great news on Sunday that we’ll be vending at GeekGirlCon again this year!
If you’re looking for a great geeky event, definitely check out Toy & Geek Fest next year!