book events + fundraisers

April 28, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Posted in book news, craftiness, geekery | Leave a comment

Wow, the World of Geekcraft blog tour is starting next week – huge thank-you to everyone supporting the book with a review or photo post! I’ll have all the details to share tomorrow but look for some good giveaways, project posts and other surprises starting next Monday, May 2. I’ve been adding some new content to the site, too, with more on the way – I just made an events page listing everything I have planned for the book so far, and thought I’d post the first couple things right here too.

d20 Deluxe + Japan Fundraiser at Guardian Games!

First, this Saturday, April 30 – I’m donating two signed copies of the book to the Guardian Games Fundraiser for Japan, 11am – 10pm! Stop by anytime for games and tournaments galore (full list below) and the chance to win tons of raffle prizes, including the book.

Proceeds will go directly to help the people of Sendai, Japan get food, water, medicine, and clothing. All gamers welcome to come join in the fun. Donate time, money, or prizes and earn raffle tickets. Pay an entry fee to a special event and earn raffle tickets. Raffle tickets for playing games, winning games, teaching games, buying games, donating money, donating prizes. Open board gaming all day with the opportunity to get raffle tickets as above.

$5.00 entry to most Magic events except drafts. They’ll be $15 ($5 donation, 3 packs draft, 1 pack prize pool). Saturday night draft grand prize is $100 donated in winner’s name by Guardian.
Warhammer 40k 1500pt tournament at 2pm
Magic the Gathering tournaments: Standard tournament at noon Draft at 6pm 8-person drafts, EDH, and Standard flights all day! 4-person mini-masters all day!
BattleStar Galactica boardgame at 6pm
Pirates Games hosted by PDXYar all day long *Sealed Pirates at 1pm *Savage Worlds RPG with Sven Forkbeard at 4-7pm

Author events at Crafty Wonderland!!!

On Saturday, May 7, I’ll be signing books and shopping for treasures at Crafty Wonderland, 11-6 pm at the Oregon Convention Center. I’m going first from noon to 1:30, with free kits to make your own magnets for anyone who buys or brings a copy of the book, then superstars Heidi Kenney and Cathy Callahan will be signing their books too!

POW! ZAP! Magnets from World of Geekcraft

In the meantime, I’ve gotten some peeks at the book out in the world which has been so cool! Powell’s has a nice display at both entrances (it’s 30% off as a new favorite, too!)

the new favorites display at Powell's

Rachel spotted it at Booksmith in San Francisco,

World of Geekcraft at Booksmith

and Jenny saw it at Kinokinuya in LA. Awesome.

WOGC in the wild at Kinokuniya!

PS: If you’re looking for a signed copy of the book, I donated two to the Raleigh Tornado Fundraiser shop, which is raising money for the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Raleigh after the storms that killed 22 people in North Carolina and left many more homeless. I’d be so grateful if you or a friend who wants the book chose to support their fundraiser, thank you!


WOGC reviews + Star Wars Craft Book interview!

April 13, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Posted in book news, contributors,, reviews | Leave a comment

We’re getting really excited for some big World of Geekcraft updates coming up at the beginning of May, but there are already a few cool things going on I wanted to share. First, HUGE congratulations to WOGC contributor Bonnie Burton, who wrote an awesome essay on life at Star Wars world HQ, on her fabulous new Star Wars Craft Book!

The Star Wars Craft Book (final cover)

It’s packed with easy and even kid-friendly Star Wars-inspired crafts to make, from a Bossk Bean Portrait to a Cuddly Bantha, and I got to do a super fun interview with Bonnie about the book and her awesome day job at Lucasfilm over at today!

Star Wars Craft Book Interview!

Speaking of the Star Wars Craft Book, I was thrilled that the books were paired up for a great review in the April/May issue of BUST (along with Cooking for Geeks, which I have to get for sure). Thank you so much to BUST for the shout-outs for the Oregon Trail + Mario Magritte cross-stitch patterns, Vintage Sci-Fi Book Cozy, “Marvelous Machine” Steampunk Pendant, and Harry Potter Baby Costume projects!

World of Geekcraft review in BUST!

And Lonny Magazine picked World of Geekcraft for their Lonny Library feature in the April/May issue too, spotlighting the d20 Deluxe Earrings, Trio of Tribbles, and Secret Message Quilt – thank you so much!

World of Geekcraft review in Lonny Magazine!

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