Gifts for geeks

If you don’t know what to get the geek on your Christmas list, the Yukon Comic Culture Society (YCCS) is coming to the rescue.

The Society is hosting an event called Geek the Halls on Sunday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gold Rush Inn.

According to Tracy Erman, president of the YCCS, the craft and collectibles fair is the natural next step after last year’s nerdy Christmas effort – a Santa/superhero photo booth the Society ran at the Great Canadian Superstore.

Erman says the idea was “just in her head” at the time – she had a vision of Santa and Captain America battling around a Christmas tree. As it turns out, so did many Yukoners, who stopped into the store for a photo with Santa and the superhero (“though the kids would often choose not to have Santa in the picture,” Erman laughs).

This year, the venue has changed to accommodate a bigger, better version of the event.

Erik Pinkerton Photography will be onsite to run the photo booth, featuring Captain America, as well as Elsa from Frozen and possibly a few others.

Erman says at least nine vendors have confirmed, including a number of Whitehorse-based clothing lines and artists.

Gisook is a line of vintage-inspired jewellery and clothing made from recycled sweaters.

Kimberley Crawford sells prints, cards and stickers featuring fantasy characters such as Sailor Moon, Link from Legend of Zelda and more.

Ness Monster Designs sells 3D sculptures of dragons, mermaids and centaurs, as well as nerdy gift tags, fantasy prints and hand-sewn stuffed creatures.

Grayfire Industries makes steampunk clothing and hats, and Lindsey Johnson and Acasea Lane offer fine art and comic-related prints, comics and T-shirts.

In addition to vendors, there will be a holiday-themed RPG one shot. For the uninitiated, that’s a role-playing game, one that usually lasts weeks, but distilled down into a four or five-hour version.

Erman says YCCS will also be there selling a table of its own items, including Con merchandise, as a mini-fundraiser for the Society.

For more information as additional vendors and workshops are announced, visit Yukon Comic Culture Society on Facebook.

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