Buckle up, buttercup.

Octopus Pendant
Octopus Pendant

I’ve been with Etsy for a long time. I should have opened my shop when I first heard about them back in ’08. Hindsight and all that.

At the time I was still working a “day job” (40+ hours a week in retail…ooof) and I wasn’t really sold on the fact that someone might just pay me to make art for them.

My view on it was “Why would they pay me when they can make it themselves?” After years I have figured out that most people won’t make it for themselves either because of time, knowledge, or they just plain like the way you do it better. My friend JT says that “they pay for your eye and expertise.”

As I said, I’ve been with Etsy a long time. I’ve never really been able to generate much traffic and after nearly three years solid, I’ve only made 30 sales, and my traffic isn’t much more than 30 views a day. I think that running my own site, being able to make things how I want them to look, have things organized the way I want them to be, being able to showcase what I want to showcase, and I’d really like to not be charged for every listing. I will still keep some items on my Etsy shop, but the bulk of my art work for sale will live here.

So, we are officially building a shop here at weegonza.com. Not a link to another marketplace, but an honest to goodness shop, where I WILL RULE OVER ALL!! MUHAHAHAHA!! *cough*

Seriously though, It starts today.

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Back from Phoenix Comicon and Our Next Shows

Phoenix Comicon 2016

STCLV16-510x510We would like to thank each and every one of you for coming out to see us at the Phoenix Convention Center last weekend for one of our best shows ever. The good people with the Phoenix Comicon, the Phoenix Convention Center and everyone working there have really gotten things under control and it was a really smooth process for us (and you). We met so many new people and many have subscribed here.

Announcing SuperToyCon LV 2016

Look for us at the upcoming Las Vegas Super ToyCon at The Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas, August 5-7, 2016. We do not have our table number yet, but we will have 2 large tables in Artist Alley. This is our first time at this show so we are very excited to see how things go. Come on in for some awesome retro-vintage, see our new prop guns, and follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter for the latest products and promos.

Upcoming Venues

Phoenix Comicon FanFest 2016

Now at the Phoenix Convention Center in Downtown Phoenix. October 22 & 23. Don’t have a table assignment yet, but we’ll have 2 tables in Artist Alley.

Tucson Comicon 2016

Our 2nd year in a row for Tucson Comicon on November 4-6, 2016 at the Tucson Convention Center in Downtown Tucson. We will also have 2 tables for this show, but won’t have our table assignment for a while.

Keep an eye out for future shows! We can’t wait to see you there!

Heading to Phoenix Comicon!

preresinpourforpostWOOT!  Things are getting really busy here at the Weegonza Bazaar studios. We have a week left before Phoenix Comicon! It’s down to the wire now. We’re so excited to see you all again!

We were able to wrangle TWO Artist Alley tables this year. Come visit us in Artist Alley at AA320/322!

If you save this blog post on your phone (save a tree :)) or print it out and bring it with you to our tables at Phoenix Comicon, we’ll hook you up with a 15% discount off your entire purchase! We promise we will be there all weekend. Just for you.

Besides our incredible new jewelry, classic pendants, amazing art tins, and other new products, we are debuting flasks! For Phoenix Comicon 2016, we are debuting these beautiful, handmade flasks.

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These are just some of the new pieces that will be debuting at Phoenix Comicon, next weekend. Also look for new prints, pins, jewelry, crafts, and more, more, more.

Finally, we’re trying out a new social media campaign. Slowly, we are reaching out to you to make it easier to find new information where you want to find it.

You can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

We’re setting up more Social Media pages (there are a lot, aren’t there?). In the meantime, feel free to email us . 🙂

See you at Phoenix Comicon, AA320/322!