Come see us at CAPCON 2017

This Saturday from 9am to 4pm, JenEric Coffee and Crochet will be at the Canadian War Museum in the dealers room of CAPCON.

CAPCON is Canada’s premiere scale plastic model contest and run by the wonderful IPMS Ottawa. This is a fun event to go and check out, and bonus you can go to the museum at the same time.

We hope to see you there!

Can-Con 2015

Hello my Imaginary Friends,

Tomorrow is tue first day of CAN-CON: Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature!


It’s a great weekend for anyone who is a fan or writer of genre books.

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What’s Awesome about Can-Con

This convention is special for its sense of community. Some of the attendees will be hopeful authors, others will be publishers, and there will be multiple award winning giants of science-fiction and fantasy. All with an atmosphere of love for speculative fiction.

It feels like a family reunion. I feel welcomed and accepted.

I unfortunately also invariably say something stupid. Mostly its small things like when I told Matt Moore (One of Ottawa’s master horror writers) I liked his reading when he’d only been the MC.

Then there was the time I told Tanya Huff (The legendary Fantasy author) and Linda Poitevin (The amazing Urban Noir and Romance author) that I preferred writing female protagonists because women are simpler to write. *Facepalm* *Blush* *Dies of embarrassment* What I meant was that I tend to understand women better than I understand men which makes it easier for me… sigh

Hopefully everyone I say something stupid to will forgive me after getting a hearty laugh from my crimson painted face.


Speaking of the possibility for embarrassment… One of my new year’s resolutions was to submit Parasomnia to 3 agents and 3 publishing companies. I’m getting the 3 publishing companies taken care of at Can-Con. Effectively I’ll have 5-15 minutes to sell them on the concept of my book. If they’re interested they’ll take either the whole book for review or the first few chapters.

My like of what I’ve written goes up and down. Mid way through Parasomnia I hated it. When I was done I knew it was the best thing I’d ever written. When I edited it I was convinced it was crap.

I just looked over all the comments from my amazing (Seriously you guys rock) beta-readers to make sure I’m not delusional to think this book should be published. They all seemed to enjoy it. They used words like “Enjoyed” and phrases like, “kept me interested” YAY!

I’m pitching to two publishers I respect a lot and one I’ve only vaguely heard of and I’m sitting here trying not to panic.

Dealers Room

Last but not least the Dealers Room will be filled with amazing authors, publishers, and bookstores. JenEric Designs will be there, with a brand new button and more coffee than even I could drink in a weekend.

This will be your last chance to get the Great Pumpkin (Pumpkin Flavoured) coffee at a convention until next fall.

The vendors room is FREE so even if you’re not at the Con feel free to drop by the Sheraton downtown Ottawa (150 Albert St) and say hi.


Hope to see you there!


Coffee and CONs Fall 2015

Hello Coffee People,

Craft Fair By CON Creative Ottawa Nerds and CAPCON Plastic Scale Model Contest are both a month away. YAY!

That means I need to decide what flavours to make and bring to these events. I will have five flavours available; three classic flavours, one new flavour, and one seasonal flavour. They will be available in X-Large (250g) for $20, Large (100g) for $10, and Small (25g) $3 each or 2 for $5.

I need your help (those who may actually buy coffee) to decide which of our classic 8 flavours to bring.

What flavours would you like us to sell at the fall conventions? (Pick 3)

  • Spiked Coffee: Butter Rum Light Roast (22%, 13 Votes)
  • Davroast: Chocolate Medium Roast (20%, 12 Votes)
  • Raktajino: Cinnamon Dark Roast (17%, 10 Votes)
  • Elvis: Peanut Butter Banana Mixed Roast (12%, 7 Votes)
  • Jabba the Peanut: Peanut Butter Medium Roast (10%, 6 Votes)
  • Minion Coffee: Banana Cream Light Roast (8%, 5 Votes)
  • Red Pill: Raspberry Medium Roast (8%, 5 Votes)
  • Key Lime PI: Key Lime Dark Roast (3%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 21

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There is big news coming in coffee soon. I’ll let you know what the new and seasonal flavours are and what other convention you’ll be able to get them at.

As always, you can order coffee from our store.

It’s the ultimate flavour showdown, 8 flavours enter and only 3 will be sold!


PopExpo Booth 2108

Hello Everyone,

Both sides of JenEric Designs will be selling our awesome Products at PopExpo. Booth 2108 in Artist Alley.


We will also be selling fandom buttons and Fresh Roasted, Organic, and Fair trade Coffee.

This will be the perfect time to do a little holiday shopping.

See you there!