February 5, 2009

Be Your Own Valentine- Geek Edition!

The New York Comic Convention descends on the Jacob Javits Center this weekend. In addition to long autograph lines, booths filled with rare comics, sneak peeks of new films, and the latest in collectibles the show floor has a lot of independent artists. {NewNew} member Carissa Halston will be there promoting her original writing and art, as will lots of talented toy designers and makers. Of course the {NewNew} team can help you get your geeky fix year round.

If your superhero costume didn't arrive on time, you can still turn heads in one of these tees-
Mamarobot's graphic long-sleeve tee shows some adorable robot love! Karen's Monsters' logo tee is a great way to show your monster love when you have to leave her OOAK plush toys at home. Ikyoto uses images from Japanese science texts for her unique tees, can you guess what this one is illustrating?


Know a man with a love of sci-fi, robots and/or ninjas? I know my husband would look great in a glow-in-the dark skeleton tie from Jess Witaj, and would proudly sport some of mellowbeing's buttons on his murse manly carrying bag. It doesn't get much nerdier than the number "42" written out in binary! Teddy bears are sweet, but nothing says "I love you" like a cuddly weapon, such as ikyoto's plush shuriken. He can write out a thank you for these thoughtful handmade items on BlueStitchBook's gocco-printed Robot Note Cards.


Robots are swell, but personally I'm a big fan of anime, Japanese street style and all things "kawaii"! Let's start with food, Pulpsushi's namesake necklace looks delicious! The aptly named MetalSugar makes cupcake rings, and cute poo, which is definitely one of the stranger trends to come out of Japan. How adorable are NYCrochet's eared baby hats? They're definitely kawaii!

Have fun at the con, and don't forget to pick up a little geeky handmade goody for your own Valentine!

~Lauren
http://paperelle.etsy.com/

12 comments:

Joanne said...

I love these item picks!

mellowbeing said...

I have a couple of friends who are going to ComicCon. I'll have to send them a link to this post asap :)

[thanks for the pin mention!]

jupitersinclair said...

great post!

I will be home sulking and pouting this weekend, missing NYCC. *sniffle*

MaryAnne LoVerme said...

what a great array of geeky treats!

Paperelle said...

Thank you everyone! I tried to get a good variety in there, but there were enough geeky finds that I could write another post!

Aww, don't pout Jupiter! I hope to go just for a day, but that's up in the air.

Beth said...

Great picks! I have a geeky (little) man in my life who would love all of this!

NYCrochet said...

I was about to scroll down and comment how much I love those ties (and marked them for my boyfriend) when I saw may hat! Thanks so much!

envirion said...

The last one is so love love.
Portal love <3<3

jessica, a miniature rhino said...

ninja starrrrrrrr.... thats me wishing i was throwing a plush ninja star. those are awesome!

Coqui Ainjelfire said...

Great Picks! I am going to try to go to NYCC this year for the first time. major Geek family. Bringing the kiddos. Must have those tee shirts....hinting to hubby....

Marilyn said...

COOL!!! Who needs the CC when you can score cool stuff through the group? :)

Jess said...

This is awesome!