Enjoy a Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

One of my absolute favorite things to do at any convention is to go shopping. You never know exactly what you’ll find among the lanes of exhibitors’ booths, and WhedonCon, though only in its second year, provided excellent geeky shopping opportunities at the Sunnydale Mall.

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

The Sunnydale Mall offered a couple dozen different exhibitor booths – big enough for a nice variety, but intimate enough for a con-goer to visit every single booth (as I did) if they had the inclination. From handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pieces to nerdy knickknacks and collectables, there truly was something for every geek here.

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

There was a great selection of autographed photos from a great number of shows, ranging from sci-fis such at Stargate Atlantis (featured above) to fantasy-dramas like Once Upon a Time.

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Pins are a great (and affordable!) item to collect and can be found for any character of franchise imaginable.

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Of course Funko continues to rule the roost these days when it comes to collectable figurines. At conventions you can find both the latest releases and older, retired items side by side.

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Pick and choose! There’s plenty to go around!

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Blue Box Emporium offers a stunning variety of handcrafted jewelry. My personal favorite was the brooches with Tolkien’s runes on them – a replica from the films!

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

You can wear your favorite hero’s emblem with pride, or picked up a cute cat, dog or horse pendant for the non-geek in your life.

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Check out the dragon in the far left corner! Amazing craftsmanship, and the stones used in these pendants are truly beautiful.

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Pendragon Costumes offers finely crafted geek wear that will make you feel like something special whenever you go out in it. This jacket with Captain America’s shield caught my eye before I even reached the booth!

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Pendragon Costumes have been in business for more than a decade now, and bring their clothing to cons year-round.

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

They are proud to offer clothing from sizes 0 – 24, with custom orders available if you don’t find what you’re looking for.

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

These clothes are highly accesorizable and can be mixed and matched into any number of outfits.

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

This jacket was particularly fascinating, with a front attachment that can be switched out depending on what fandom you want to promote that day. Thus you buy one jacket and can then transform it into a myriad of different looks!

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Design By Any Other Name had a whimsical charm to it, with the warm copper glow of the pennies drawing you in to see what message was stamped on each of them.

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

The Buffy references abound in this plate of pennies. Customers received a free penny with a purchase of $50 or more!

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Dragon Marsh Apothecary and Teas, another well-established business, offered a veritable smorgasbord of oils, perfumes and teas.

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Whether you’re looking for something for your health or simply for pleasure, the staff is well-versed in their selection and can help you find what you’re looking for.

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

WhedonCon partnered with LootCrate this year, which led to a pleasant discount to already afforadable convention tickets (a 3 day pass for just $45!) One of LootCrate’s speciality crates, the Firefly crate, was featured at the convention, a fitting choice as one of Joss Whedon’s most beloved shows.

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Here is a sampling of some of the items found in past Firefly crates, many of them exclusive to LootCrate!

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

There was also a LootCrate raffle going on, with new subscribers to the Firefly crate being enetered to win!

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Now this booth was cool! Have you ever seen 3-D art? The process by which it works is surprisingly understandable. In yet another case of our eyes tricking our mind, 3-D art works because each color on the spectrum is perceived to be a different distance from us. Reds and oranges appear closest to us, which is why many of the drawings with characters reaching out or throwing a punch have the arm drawn in red.

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

These wooden 3-D kits look like a lot of fun! B-MO is so adorable!

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

A great number of fandoms were represented within Sunnydale Mall, not just Joss Whedon’s works.

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

These lamps with detachable logo decorations are made from concrete and are impressively heavy!

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Just imagine reaching for a glass and seeing this selection in your cupboard! A geek can dream…

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

 

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Also offered are a series of quirky earrings which can be found on MombieZombie.com!

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Georges Jeanty, an illustrator for both the Buffy and Firefly comics was picked by Joss himself. His artwork is stunning and beautifully continues the stories of both the Scoobie Gang and crew of the Serenity.

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

The first volume of Buffy season 8, continuing directly from the show’s ending, could be bought at the convention for only $30!

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Nerdy But Still Girly offered a hilarious variety of characters from a surprising number of shows. It’s not every day that you see Leslie Knope of Parks and Recreation hanging out above Sherlock and Watson!

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

The earrings are made out of Shrinky Dinks, and can be bought as pairs or individually to mix and match.

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

These goggles are out of this world, and will make you feel like you’ve exited the atmosphere as well! With kaleidoscopic lenses, putting them on is a trippy experience that you can take home with you for $20. The frames also come in silver and copper among other choices.

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Pocket-watch lockets can be worn proudly as you let your inner geek show and attain perfect punctuality.

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

These crocheted octopus headbands turly embody the meaning of kawaii!

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Even coasters can provide a moment of geeky nostalgia.

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Fantasy, superheroes and sci-fi all brought together.

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

The artist told me that she started designing phone cases so that people could have something more practical and portable to buy once their walls ran out of room for more fanart.

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

You can even buy a classy, nerdy flask for yourself!

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Beautiful handcrafted jewelry

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

The artist’s interpretation of a Snitch <3

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

There were plenty of t-shirts to be found at the booths. I couldn’t hold myself back and bought three.

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Patches are another highly collectable and affordable item to be found at Sunnydale Mall.

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Magnets are great both for yourself and as gifts for others, that is, until your fridge runs out of space 😉

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

The Armoured Rose offered a beautiful array of jewelry at their booth.

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

These dragon-eye/bat-wing necklaces are creepy and entrancing at the same time.

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

Spend the Day at the Sunnydale Mall! WhedonCon 2017

The piece-de-resistance of the booth, this hat is horrifically charming.

Be sure to tune in soon for more photos from WhedonCon’s exhibits and events and interviews with celebrity guests!

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