The Newsletter is ALIIIIIIIVVVEEEEE!

Hello People Who Want to Know What’s Going On with JenEric Designs,

You can now sign up for our nifty Good as New Newsletter.

This time around, Jen (JenEric’s resident publicist and marketing expert) is taking over from Éric (JenEric’s resident coffee taster). That means you’ll get cool stuff and lots of news. Also consistency.

If you really don’t want to go to the link to sign up for our Newsletter, you can do it down below.

Thank you and look to your inboxes for cool stuff.

Stay safe and be kind,

Éric

Last chance! Less than 24 hours left!

Hello Family, Friends, and Fans,

Renaissance Press is running an amazing Kickstarter that involves sending beautiful cards to your loved ones this holiday season. You can even opt for adding JenEric Gourmet Coffee, and/or an amazing Renaissance Press book.

The card art is by Dominic Bercier. Aren’t they gorgeous?

What are you waiting for? Go give your family and friends what they really want: Cards, Coffee, and Books.

Act quickly! There is less than 24 hours before this Kickstarter ends at midnight tonight. Get your orders in before it’s too late!

Be kind and stay safe,

Éric

Cards, Coffee, and Books!

Hello Family, Friends, and Fans,

Renaissance Press is running an amazing Kickstarter that involves sending beautiful cards to your loved ones this holiday season. You can even opt for adding JenEric Gourmet Coffee, and/or an amazing Renaissance Press book.

Aren’t the cards gorgeous?

What are you waiting for? Go give your family and friends what they really want: Cards, Coffee, and Books.

Be kind and stay safe,

Éric

Queer Christmas Craft Fair

We’ll be at one last show this year, so if you haven’t yet bought coffee for your friends, family, teachers, and neighbours, THIS IS YOUR CHANCE!

Renaissance Press will also be attendance, and will have all our books! If you want to get them signed (you can buy the books at your local bookstore and bring them in to us too), we’ll be there!

From the organizer:

Get ready for a festive and inclusive event you don’t want to miss! The Queer Christmas Craft Fair is here, and we can’t wait to see you on November 25th from 10:00am to 2:00pm at The Good Companions (670 Albert Street).

This is not just your average craft fair – it’s a celebration of diversity, creativity, and community! By joining us, you’ll not only be supporting Ottawa’s small LGBTQ2+ businesses but also local service agencies that do incredible work for our community. It’s a win-win!

What’s even better? Parking is absolutely free, making it hassle-free for you to come and enjoy the day. And let’s not forget about our famous chili! For just $6.20, you can satisfy your taste buds with a delicious bowl of chili and a side of corn bread. Trust us, it’s the perfect fuel to keep you shopping and mingling.

But wait, there’s more! The Queer Christmas Craft Fair will showcase an array of incredible handmade products. From unique jewelry and fashion accessories to home decor and art pieces, you’ll find the most wonderful gifts for your loved ones (or even yourself). Support local artisans and find something truly special to spread love and joy this holiday season.

So bring your friends, family, and colleagues to this fabulous event. Together, let’s create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, celebrating love, diversity, and the magic of the holiday season.

Mark your calendars and don’t miss out on the Queer Christmas Craft Fair on November 25th. See you there!

See you at Can-Con 2023

Hello Readers!

This weekend is the wonderful Can-Con: Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature.

Jen and I will be in the vendors room (FREE to the public, masks are required) most of the time, selling awesome coffee and crochet.

Here are the vendor’s room hours

  • Friday 5-8
  • Saturday 10-6
  • Sunday 10-4

Jen and I both have signings in the vendors room on Saturday the 14th:

  • Jen is at 10:30-11:00
  • I’m at 3:00-3:30

And come see us at the Renaissance Party 1-4pm in room 1703! We won’t be there all the time, but we’ll be popping in sporadically.

Hope to see you there!

Éric

Come see us this weekend at Ottawa Comiccon

Hello Coffee and Crochet lovers,

JenEric DesignsJenEric CoffeeThe Travelling TARDISJen Desmarais, and Eric Desmarais will be at this year’s (September the 8th to the 10th) Ottawa Comiccon at the EY Centre.

Come get your coffee, crochet, and books!

We’ll be at booths 2604-2606!

Can’t wait to see you there!

Jen and Éric

New Flavours and Comiccon 2023

Hello Coffee and Crochet lovers,

JenEric DesignsJenEric CoffeeThe Travelling TARDIS, Jen Desmarais, and Eric Desmarais will be at this year’s (September the 8th to the 10th) Ottawa Comiccon. at the EY Centre.

We’ll be at booths 2604-2606!

New Coffee Flavours

We will be debuing 2 new flavours: Pineapple, and Cookies & Cream. Come try our samples.

New Books

Jen’s new book Crushing It and my new book The Mystery of the Dancing Lights, will be available as well. Come get a signed copy and maybe some awesome bonus things.

Cover art by @pinkpiggy93 on Tumblr and Instagram

Crushing It by Jen Desmarais is available now!

Physical from Canadian indie bookstoresphysical from Indigo, electronic version

The Mystery of the Dancing Lights by Éric Desmarais is available now!
Physical from Canadian indie bookstores, physical from Indigo, electronic version

Hope to see you there!

Éric

Ottawa MINI-ComicCon the Weekend

Hello!

This weekend (April 1st and 2nd) is Ottawa Mini-ComicCon. It’s at the EY centre. Free entry, but $10 Parking.

Look, they even labelled us on the map.

JenEric Coffee and Designs will be there and we’ll have lots of baskets for Easter and coffee! For the first time since 2019 we’ll be offering free samples again.

Hope to see you all there!

Éric

Roasting in winter

Hello Coffee Lovers,

Yes, it’s still winter here. There are some advantages to roasting in winter. The first being that the beans cool faster. The second being that roasting things at 250-300 Celcius is a lot more tolerable when the temperature outside is -5.

The shoveling and having to stop for snowfall isn’t as much fun.

I was roasting this weekend to prepare for Mini Ottawa Comiccon. It’s at the EY centre and will be a vendors market with free entrance (Although parking is $10).

Hours are 11-6 on Saturday and 11-5 on Sunday.

Hope to see you there,

Éric