GeekGirlCon 2023

I realized we hadn’t posted any pictures of us from GeekGirlCon 2023!

It was a very safe convention COVID wise and we enjoyed being back amongst our geeky people.

A pile of crates and such
This is just Raven’s goods for our booth. We had another dolly full for Elise!
Raven & Elise busy in our booth
The side of our booth, featuring Raven Oak’s artwork
Raven & Elise busy in our booth
The front of our booth, featuring Elise’s chainmaille and Raven’s books

SummerCon 2022!

We’re excited to get back to vending at conventions and chatting with everyone, so we’re excited to announce that barring another serious variant, we’ll be at Washington State SummerCon this June!

We’re hoping to add another convention or two this year as well so stay tuned!

Welcome Norwescon Attendees!

Books & Chains will be in the dealer’s hall on AIRMEET for this virtual convention. You’ll be able to come video/audio chat with us, ask questions about our items, and watch us make chainmaille, paint, and/or write during dealer’s room hours! You can also go to our store and shop!

Shop at Books and Chains!
To get to our Airmeet room, go to Click on the button as a paid guest or not. Once in airmeet, go to the ARENA. Scroll down to Books & Chains and click the image. 🙂


THURSDAY: 4:00pm to 8:00 PM
FRIDAY: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
SATURDAY: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
SUNDAY: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

2020…Pandemic Style

2020–the year of Covid-19 and crazy politics. After our event at NerdFaire in Lynnwood, WA, all of our events for the 2020 Year were cancelled.

You’re welcome to order from our online store but otherwise, we’ll be waiting this out with everyone else. Several of our events have already shifted to virtual for 2021. We’ll let you know when we start doing in person events again. 🙁

Geek Craft Market!

We noticed it had been a while since we’d updated the event calendar, which has now been updated to fully reflect 2019’s calendar. On that note, if you’re looking for a way to drown your sorrows that the man who was Chewbacca has died or celebrate this geeky weekend (May the 4th be with you, or possibly Revenge of the 5th, depending upon how you roll), come on out to Puyallup for the Geek Craft Market!

Books & Chains will be there Saturday with new books, art, and chainmaille jewelry! More details on the event can be found here:

May the 4th Event--Geek Craft Market in Puyallup


This coming weekend (Oct. 27-28), Books & Chains will be at GeekGirlCon in Seattle, Booth 703!

GeekGirlCon 2018 Map

We’ll have the usual variety of geeky, handmade chainmaille jewelry, plus books by local authors Raven Oak & Jennifer Brozek! Raven will have prints as well as some limited edition canvas prints of her art. Both authors have new titles so come check out the goodies!

WA State Toy & Geek Fest

WA State Toy & Geek Fest

Books & Chains will be at the Washington State Toy & Geek Fest this weekend (June 30-July 1) in Puyallup, WA at the State Fair Grounds! We’ll have guest author Jennifer Brozek with us, along with new chainmaille and books, so come stop by and say hello! We’ll be at Booth E-15!

WA State Toy & Geek Fest


We’ll be at GeekGirlCon 2017 in Seattle this weekend, booth I-117! Come say hello and tell us what your superpower is!

GeekGirlCon Map

Rose City Comic Con Wrap-Up!

Rose City Comicon

This past weekend was our first time vending at Rose City Comic Con in Portland, OR, and it was a blast! So much excellent cosplay (some of which you can see over on Raven’s Wrap-Up post), geeky people, and fun guests. We had quite a blast chatting with all of you! Here are some photos from our weekend:

Set up booth
Elise & Jesikah attach fairy lights to the grid walls during Thursday set-up

B&C Booth
The view from the aisle looking in

Hero earrings, wallet chain, dragon “eggs,” candles, and Jesikah’s books to the left

Display books, the rest of the chainmaille jewelry (bracelets, necklaces, dice bags), candles, and Raven’s books. Plus swag bags!

Better shot of the fairy lights

We gave out 300 swag bags full of autographed goodies, coloring pages, and a chainmaille dangle made from maille that was created for NASA’s Mars Insight mission. The pieces were highly limited in quantity so those who got one were quite lucky!


R2D2 visited our booth!

Friday morning, an entire parade of R2 units that went by, which you can watch in Raven’s video below.

R2 units
Photo Jesikah took of the R2’s paying tribute to the “dead robot” on the con floor.

dead robot
Better shot of the robot.

Jesikah capturing Raven in her selfie.

Elise making a TARDIS dice bag.

Doctor Picture!
Elise and Raven (the TARDIS) in their photo with The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Companion Bill (Pearl Mackie)


tear down
Time to pack up and tear down!

And that’s a wrap! Until next time, Portland! (Which will be Geek the Halls in December!)

Rose City Comic Con!

Rose City ComiconIf you’re heading to Rose City Comic Con in Portland this weekend (Friday, 9/8, through Sunday, 9/10), we’ll be there in the dealer’s hall, Booth 949.

Come out and get a swag bag of goodies, check out our books, and the amazing chainmaille jewelry!

Hope to see you there!