What's it like at Etsy's Open Call? #ahasmember Stacia of Handcrafted Honey Bee tells us!
There are makers of all kinds in our community and for some the typical craft fair isn't where they find their "people." If you do plush, toys, and anything related to cartoons, anime or fan art, then going to a con (Comic Con San Diego is the big one, but Wonder Con, Designer Con and other area Comic Cons) can be a place where your product will really resonate with people and you can gain some pretty loyal fans.
I am always impressed by the depth and breadth of handmade markets. Crafty Bastards in DC has been around for 11 years now (that's like forever in handmade years) and is one the "elites"--the kind of market that many consider worth traveling to. But before you send in your application fee and buy your ticket to DC, Cuddles and Rage has some intel for you from their most recent show there.