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October 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
One event on October 15, 2017 at 10:00am
Oddmall is part art fair, part craft show, part comic con, part gaming festival, part cosplay extravaganza, part toy show, part antique show, part vintage fashion show, part geeksplosion, part music fest, part magic show, and part various undefinable othernesses. If it’s fun, artsy, geeky, crafty or odd, chances are it can be found at Oddmall. It’s the Emporium of the Weird.
Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird – HALLOWONDROUS returns to the fabulous SeaGate Centre in lovely Toledo, Ohio! Toledo’s SeaGate Centre is a fantastic venue with plenty of room for all our artsy-fartsy, crafty-wafty, geeky-freaky, activities. We’ll have an ENORMOUS vendor hall overflowing with artists, crafters, and purveyors of all things unique, odd, unusual, geeky, and wonderful. There will be cosplayers and a costume contest, trick and/or treating, live entertainment, open gaming, a Kid Cave with games and activities for the chillunz, a Halloween costume party. There will be panels and workshops, special guests, and a veritable overflowing cornucopia of surprises and super fun stuff.
And it’s all FREE to the public!!!!! That’s right, it’s all FREE to the public!!!
Oddmall is more than just an ordinary craft show. It’s a celebration of uniqueness, creativity, imagination, and wonder where artists, crafters, and like-minded sorts gather to offer their unusual creations for public consumption. It’s a forum for creative expression, a classroom for esoteric wisdom, a soapbox for wild ideas, a miraculous marketplace of the unconventional, a metaphorical Serengetian watering hole where the zebras and wildebeests of inspiration and artistry congregate amidst the snapping crocodiles and scorching sunbeams of originality and ingenuity. …umm yeah. Anyway, it’ll be fun. Trust me.
It’s not only artsy-fartsy and craftsy-waftsy, Oddmall is a Donkey Kong sized barrel of raw, burning geekiness! This amazing combobulation of toys, games, comics, books, and all things fun and geeky is a HUGE part of Oddmall. There will be special guests, superheroes, a costume contest, and all sorts of other snazzy jazz.
Oddmall Hallowondrous will creep its way right into our hearts at:
SeaGate Convention Centre
401 Jefferson Ave.
Toledo, Ohio 43604
Want directions? Click here.
Where Should I Stay?
Should you be considering a hotel for Oddmall, we humbly suggest the Park Inn by Radisson:
Park Inn by Radisson
101 N. Summit Street
Toledo, Ohio 43604
The Park Inn by Radisson is attached to the Convention Center. It is a reasonably priced luxury hotel and will be the site of the Oddmall Halloween Party on Saturday night.
Here’s how to reserve your room:
Click THIS LINK to go to the Park Inn’s website. This should take you to the portal page for our room block. A single night should be $95. If that is not what is listed please click the “More Search Options” link and use the promotional code ODDML then click “Search Again”.
Alternately, you can call 419 241-3000 to make a reservation. Be sure to tell them you are with Oddmall in order to get the best rate and to give us credit for the room.
Things get cooking
Saturday October 14, 2017 from 10:00am until 6:00pm
Sunday October 15, 2017 from 10:00am until 5:00pm
Vendor Setup: Friday (TBD), Saturday 7am-10am
Where else can you find such an eclectic fecundity of oddness? It’s the perfect place to find something unique for that special someone and pick out something really unique for your that hard to buy for relative. If you need nerdy gifts or just something swell for yourself… Come browse Oddmall profusion of vendors and enjoy the company of like-minded individuals! Oddmall is a fantastic and totally free ($5 suggested donation) way to spend an afternoon with the family (or friends or enemies)!
Demos and Hands-on Activities
Many of Oddmall’s vendors and artists will be onhand to host demonstrations of their unique creations. Who knows, you might just learn something and have fun doing it.
Oddmall presents a variety of performers for your edification and enjoyment. Check out this page for a current list of what’s up with what’s going down and so forth.
Several amazing guests, from comic and game writers and illustrators to television and film celebrities, will be in attendance. Nab yourself an autograph or three or just shoot the beans for a bit. We’re still compiling the invites, but you can click on over to this page for a current guest list.
Did I mention it’s free? That means lots of traffic if you’re a vendor and extra cash in your wallet if you’re a shopper.