The Holiday Shopping List

9five7 Pyrography

Geeky/wood burned art

Where to find them

9five7.deviantart.com

Shipping Deadline

December 15th


Brainy Bird Creations

Original acrylic and watercolour paintings, prints, digital illustration, and custom pet portraits.

Where to find them

www.brainybirdcreations.com

www.facebook.com/brainybirdcreations

www.instagram.com/brainybirdart

Shipping Deadline

First or second week of December

Sales

Special on 8×8 wood panel custom pieces and a few other special promos


Dark Arts by Sonia

Bespoke, handcrafted leather gifts and art.

Where to find them

http://darkartsbysonia.weebly.com

Shipping Deadline

December 14th


Éric Desmarais Author

Adventure, magic, fantasy, and friendship. Books for young adults and the young at heart.

Where to find them

https://renaissance-107765.square.site/s/search?q=Eric%20Desmarais  (HOLIDAY15 for 15% off)

https://www.EricDesmarais.ca

https://Coffee.Jeneric-designs.ca

Shipping Deadline

December 11th

Sales

Free Shipping in Canada over $75 with code CANFREESHIP


Float or Fly

Handmade chain maille jewellery and holiday ornaments that are colourful and lightweight – a modern twist on a medieval artform.

Where to find them

https://www.floatorfly.com/

https://www.facebook.com/FloatOrFly/

https://www.instagram.com/floatorfly/

Shipping Deadline

December 4 (December 13 for local pickup/delivery in Ottawa)

Sales

Free local delivery on purchases of $20 or more, and use code HOLIDAYLIST for 15% off until December 13


Gilove2dance Designs

Buttons, prints, keychains, stickers from various fandoms including Doctor Who, Voltron, Avatar: The Last Airbender, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and more!

Where to find them

http://www.lindsaycoderre.com/

Shipping Deadline

December 13th


JenEric Coffee

Fresh roasted, fair trade, flavoured coffee with geeky themes.

Where to find them

coffee.jeneric-designs.ca

Shipping Deadline

December 11th

Sales

Free Shipping in Canada over $75 with code CANFREESHIP


JenEric Designs

Scarves, hats, hair clips, dice bags, and everything else crocheted a geek might want for the holidays.

Where to find them

coffee.jeneric-designs.ca

Shipping Deadline

December 11th

Sales

Free Shipping in Canada over $75 with code CANFREESHIP


Mirror World Publishing

An Independent Canadian Press of Escapism Fiction for all ages! We publish paperbacks and ebooks in science fiction, fantasy, romance, and adventure as well as children’s books and some art books.

Where to find them

http://www.mirrorworldpublishing.com

http://www.mirror-world-publishing.myshopify.com

Shipping Deadline

Varies by location and product

Sales

Use discount code BUNDLE at checkout when you buy a paperback to get 50% off a second paperback! https://mirror-world-publishing.myshopify.com/discount/BUNDLE?redirect=%2Fcollections%2Fpaperback

Or for Ebooks, Use code: BOGO at check out to Buy one, Get one


Pastel Dreams Nikki

Selling creepy cute, pastel goth, and fairy kei products such as mask bundles, scrunchies, hair bows, dice bags, and much more! New products are created every month 🙂

Where to find them

http://pasteldreamsnikki.bigcartel.com/

Shipping Deadline

December 8th

Sales

Limited quantities of bundles available


Popsquatch Designs

Nerd themed tee shirts and goodies! We make traditional shirts as well as bleach dyed designs in all sizes from infant to 3X.

Where to find them

www.Popsquatch.ca

Shipping Deadline

Ottawa, December 15th

Rest of Canada, December 4th

Sales

Free shipping within Ottawa


The Princess Party Project

The Princess Party Project aims to make royal visits a little more accessible with free birthday party visits! Currently taking requests for holiday video messages.

Where to find them

https://www.princesspartyproject.ca/

Shipping Deadline

Deadline to submit a request for a holiday video message is December 10th

Sales

Did I mention it’s free? 🙂


Renaissance Press

We sell books by diverse Canadian Voices

Where to find them

pressesrenaissancepress.ca

Shipping Deadline

December 10th

Sales

HOLIDAY15 for 15% off between November 1st and December 10th


Sofi’s Silly Slime

Sofi’s Silly Slime is where I create and make handmade custom and designer slimes, make DIY Slime kits, prepare party favours, loot bags and sell other sensory items like squishies. Slime is beneficial for creativity, focus, fine motor skill development,

Where to find them

www.sofissillyslime.com

www.facebook.com/sofissillyslime

www.instagram.com/sofis_silly_slime

Shipping Deadline

December 15th

Sales

I offer contact free curb pick up, CONTACT FREE delivery, as well as International shipping at current Canada Post rates. From October 6th to December 29th we are offering FREE DELIVERY TUESDAYS.


Stitchnanigans

Geeky, nerdy and snarky cross stitches, patterns and kits.  Geeky cabuchon pendants as well!!

Where to find them

www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Stitchnanigans

www.instagram.com/stitchnanigansstitching

www.facebook.com/Stitchnanigans1

Shipping Deadline

Dec 5 Canada and US, Nov 15 international

Sales

10% off all cross stitch patterns, as well as all pendants, when purchased on Etsy. https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Stitchnanigans?coupon=CON2020


Thésaurus Tea

Thésaurus Tea is blended with dainty claws by a geeky dinosaur, and then steeped in fandom! While we have all the usual classic blends (and more!) that one might expect of any tea shop, we also host an ever-growing list of original teas based on popular s

Where to find them

http://www.thesaurustea.com/

Shipping Deadline

Canada December 15th

Sales

Coupon Code JenEric before you check out to get 10% off between November 1-December 15


Tubby Tabby Soaps

Tubby Tabby Soaps is a (queer) family-owned, small-batch, handmade soap company based out of Ottawa. Sometimes geeky and sometimes classic, we make soaps and solid shampoo bars that always keep the earth in mind.

Where to find them

Shipping Deadline

ON/QC: December 11, 2020. Rest of Canada: December 4, 2020. USA: November 27, 2020

Sales

JENERIC for 10% off regular-priced products. Valid until December 31, 2020.


twoemu creations

Handmade items from new & upcycled materials, many items in geeky prints. Aprons, Hanging towels, Christmas Stockings, Bow ties, Scrappie Critters and more

Where to find them

www.twoemucreations.com

Facebook: twoemu creations

IG: twoemucreations

Shipping Deadline

December 4th for ready made items within Canada

Sales

Sale on twoemucreations website on many items from Nov 1-Dec 4th


The Wishing Fish

Whimsical, traditional medium and digital art illustrations. Custom commission, art prints, and colouring pages.

Where to find them

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/TheWishingFish

Redbubble: https://www.redbubble.com/people/Wishing-Fish/shop

Website:  www.thewishingfish.ca

Instagram: @thewishingfish

Spoonflower: https://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/the_wishing_fish_

Shipping Deadline

December 15th

Books – The Holiday Shopping List

Éric Desmarais Author

Adventure, magic, fantasy, and friendship. Books for young adults and the young at heart.

Where to find them

https://renaissance-107765.square.site/s/search?q=Eric%20Desmarais  (HOLIDAY15 for 15% off)

https://www.EricDesmarais.ca

https://Coffee.Jeneric-designs.ca

Shipping Deadline

December 11th

Sales

Free Shipping in Canada over $75 with code CANFREESHIP


Mirror World Publishing

An Independent Canadian Press of Escapism Fiction for all ages! We publish paperbacks and ebooks in science fiction, fantasy, romance, and adventure as well as children’s books and some art books.

Where to find them

http://www.mirrorworldpublishing.com

http://www.mirror-world-publishing.myshopify.com

Shipping Deadline

Varies by location and product

Sales

Use discount code BUNDLE at checkout when you buy a paperback to get 50% off a second paperback! https://mirror-world-publishing.myshopify.com/discount/BUNDLE?redirect=%2Fcollections%2Fpaperback

Or for Ebooks, Use code: BOGO at check out to Buy one, Get one


Renaissance Press

We sell books by diverse Canadian Voices

Where to find them

pressesrenaissancepress.ca

Shipping Deadline

December 10th

Sales

HOLIDAY15 for 15% off between November 1st and December 10th


The Holiday Shopping List

Find all your holiday gifts from local Canadian Artists.


Renaissance Press – The Holiday Shopping List

We sell books by diverse Canadian Voices

Where to find them

pressesrenaissancepress.ca

Shipping Deadline

December 10th

Sales

HOLIDAY15 for 15% off between November 1st and December 10th


The Holiday Shopping List

Find all your holiday gifts from local Canadian Artists.


Renaissance Virtual Conference – October 23-24, 2020

Hello Book and Coffee Lovers,

Éric Desmarais Author and JenEric Coffee & Crochet will be in attendance for the second Renaissance Virtual Conference.

JenEric Coffee & Crochet will be in the vendors room for the show.

Éric will have 2 panels:

4 PM – 5 PM EDT: THE END (Saturday October 24 2020): This panel discusses how to write a satisfying ending and why it’s so important. 

10 AM – 11 AM : I know that place! (Sunday October 25 2020):This panel discusses the challenge of using real places in fiction. How do you avoid problems? How to futurize a location? What are common pitfalls in using real locations?

Go register now (It’s a free conference)

Hope to see you there!

Advent deadline in only 2ish weeks.

Get them while you can.

You have until Friday November 9th to order your advent calendars for shipping in mid to late November.

Here are the options for this year:

  • 24 Bags at 1oz each ($50)
  • 12 Bags at 2oz each ($50)
  • 24 Bags at 2oz each ($100)

This is a pre-order for our Advent Calendars. Flavours will be picked from our current selection and a few experimental flavours.

These are pre-orders.
Deadline to order second wave November 9th – Orders will ship mid-November.

ALLERGY If you have allergies please email us at JenEricDesigns(AT)gmail.com to let us know your specific allergy.

Thank you,

Éric

Doctor vs Dalek

Authors Nathan Frechette and Cait (pronounced Cat) Gordon cosplayed together as the Fourth Doctor and a Winter Dalek! Books by both of them can be found here.

This was the cosplay that Cait wore when she first met Nathan and gave a surprise pitch of her book!

Renaissance Virtual Conference – October 23-24, 2020

Hello Book and Coffee Lovers,

Éric Desmarais Author and JenEric Coffee & Crochet will be in attendance for the second Renaissance Virtual Conference.

JenEric Coffee & Crochet will be in the vendors room for the show.

Éric will have 2 panels:

4 PM – 5 PM EDT: THE END (Saturday October 24 2020): This panel discusses how to write a satisfying ending and why it’s so important. 

10 AM – 11 AM : I know that place! (Sunday October 25 2020):This panel discusses the challenge of using real places in fiction. How do you avoid problems? How to futurize a location? What are common pitfalls in using real locations?

Go register now (It’s a free conference)

Hope to see you there,

Éric

Join me at the Renaissance Virtual Convention

Hello My Imaginary friends,

This coming weekend I’ll be participating in the Renaissance Virtual Convention. And you can too!

I’ll be at my book launch at 6pm on Saturday and running a workshop on basic formatting for authors at 8pm on Saturday.

Renaissance Press presents an entirely FREE, entirely online convention!

Join us for a three-day conference from June 5 to June 7th, 2020, featuring over 50 guest authors!

All the programming will be broadcast over Zoom. You will be able to sign up for the individual panels or readings you want to attend. Everything is free, but places are limited, so please make sure to sign up!

For announcements, you can also follow our Facebook event, and you can join the Vendors’ room Discord!

Accessibility

Please note that the panels will not have live captioning due to budgetary limitations, however, they will be posted to YouTube at a later date with full captioning.

PANELISTS
VENDORS’ ROOM
FULL PROGRAM

Hope to see you there!

Éric

Renaissance Virtual Conference Update

Hello My Book loving Friends,

A few weeks ago I told you all about Renaissance’s Virtual Conference. A few things have happened. It’s been moved to June 5-7 and it’s now open for people who want to attend the panels.

If you want to check out the panels you can look at them and register at the Website.

Don’t forget to come say hi in the vendors room.

There are some fantastic panels. I look forward to seeing you there.

Éric

Renaissance Virtual Conference

Hello My Imaginary Friends,

It’s the beginning of what would have been convention season. We should have had 2 or 3 under our belts already, but fate had other ideas. My publisher is filling the gap and running a virtual conference.

Here’s the information from their site:

Image description: Logo of a computer screen; on it are eye glasses over an open book. Left text says: Renaissance Virtual Conference, May 30-31, 2020

Renaissance Press is organizing an entirely FREE, entirely online convention!

With everyone and everything being shut down, a lot of conventions and fairs have cancelled, and a lot of authors and publishers have lost precious revenue. Renaissance has also been affected, so we thought:

Why not do something online, make a weekend of it, and get as many people involved as possible?

So today, we are reaching out to everyone we know who writes and sells books to see if they want to be part of our big event! 

What will it look like?

An online convention/book fair, completely free for everyone involved. Authors will be able to promote themselves and their work through panels, readings, and workshops. We would offer 2-3 days of programming. When you mention your book in the panel, there will be an accessible link right there! Panels will also be recorded and later posted to YouTube, along with the links.

There will also be a virtual vendors room where we will link everyone’s books, and your books, along with whatever sale or flash deal you or your publisher are currently having, will be promoted before and after each event. 

When?

Our big online book fair will happen on the weekend of May 30-31. We plan to have programming from 10 AM to 8 PM on the Saturday, and from 10 AM to 6 PM on the Sunday. We might have programming on the Friday evening if we have enough content/demand. The hours can be expanded, and a second weekend is possible, depending on demand.  

Who can participate?

We would like to invite as many authors, publishers and associations as possible. Basically, if you write and/or sell books, and want visibility, you’re whom this is for! And since this is online, anyone from anywhere in the world can participate!

What if my book is from another publisher?

Your publisher is welcome to have a free, virtual “stand” in our online dealers’ room. Or, you can participate and have us link back to your publisher’s page without your publisher having to be there if they don’t want to. To be in our virtual vendors’ room, there is no other requirement than for us to have a link to their shop, a logo, and be informed of any sale or flash deal they are having. All we ask in return is that you and/or your publisher help promote the event by posting about it on social media.

What kind of ideas are you looking for?

We’re up for anything! We have a selection of panels that have already been pitched to us that you’ll find here, that you can simply apply to be on, or you can pitch us your own idea. If you have a workshop to present, it’s always best if it’s closely related to your books (for example, if your aliens eat delicious desserts, you could always teach people how to cook your favorite dessert). Or, you might want to read from your recent new release. We are looking for content that can appeal to a wide public! We are also looking for some programming geared towards children for the mornings.

APPLY NOW! Deadline: May 7th

What are you waiting for? Go apply!

Stay safe, wash your hands,

Éric