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June 2022 Newsletter

be a part of the giant

Want to be a part of making Obsidian Giant great? This is the section that will tell you how to do that each month.

…with a little help from my friends

This month we don’t have a contest, just a request. We aren’t asking you to share our links on your social media or shout OG to the rooftops (we know some people are afraid of heights). We’re asking you to think about one person in your life who you genuinely think would like one of our products. This could be a book, sticker, charm, pin, even some of the handmade jewelry that we have exclusively at conventions. If you can’t think of someone, no worries. If you can, bring us up in conversation! Let them know the reason you thought of them when thinking about our particular brand of creativity, and who knows – maybe they’d be interested in submitting something for publication or creation as well!

As a smaller, more grounded company, we value our friends and feel that art in many forms has a way of bringing friends closer and giving them interesting things to discuss. Use us as a conversation starter, and you may learn something new about one of your friends!

what we’ve been up to:

Philadelphia was phantastic!

Thy Geekdom Con was our first foray into the world outside of Allegheny County. We went the whole way to the other side of the…state. Yeah, yeah, I know, but it was awesome! We got to meet new people and made some amazing con friends, introduced a true nerd to his first con, and even got Emma into playing video games. She now has a PlayStation 5 and rarely comes out of her room. We’ve decided to do a retrospective in photographs:

The line to get in on Saturday was insane (yes, that goes out of the parking lot and across the street):

We’ve only ever had wristbands before now. We’ll save this fancy exhibitor badge forever!!! Mostly because of the cat:

The obligatory “Emma and Jay at the table” photo:

We had a big table, so Leah put out some of her melty bead creations (email for custom orders; these will also be featured on our website by the end of the month):

Leah got to be the “Token Sophia” with the “Golden Gays”:

We got to explore Philly on Memorial Day! Everyone takes pictures of the Liberty Bell. Here’s one of where Ben Franklin pooped:

And, last but not least…Emma took over Philly with attitude and a hottie on each arm:

Eastern PA, we already miss you, and can’t wait to go back next year for more convention goodness and exploring the second-best city in PA!!!

what is coming up next?

Mahoning valley? where is that?:

In May we had our very first out of town convention. July brings us our very first out of STATE one!!! Yes, we are still allowed to be excited about it even though it is closer than Philly was…

We’ll be heading back to Emma’s alma mater for a fun-filled weekend of con goodness! Located in Boardman, close to Youngstown State University (go Penguins!), Mahoning Valley Comic Con will be welcoming Obsidian Giant to its exhibitor area for the first time. The best part? Anyone who wants to come from Pittsburgh can still make it in under 2 hours! Tickets are only $10 per day, and there are a ton of awesome things to do after you come say hello!

A friendly reminder

Don’t forget that the August SCC is right around the corner!

This will be our one-year anniversary at Steel City Con. Did you know that the traditional gift for a one-year anniversary is paper? And do you know what’s made from paper?


So come help us celebrate our anniversary by picking some up! I promise the logic makes sense, just don’t think about it too hard.

The celebrities that’ll be there this time are completely insane. It’s like they didn’t know who to have as a headliner, so they got a bunch of them…

And that’s just the first two rows on the web page…this may be the biggest SCC we’ve been a part of, yet! Emma has already read Jennifer Grey’s memoir, Out of the Corner, in preparation for meeting her, and has been obsessing over Dirty Dancing for as long as we’ve known her. She’s also in love with both Dexter and Chuck. I have a feeling she’ll be leaving us at the table more than usual to attend the panels and stand in line for pictures.

We hope to see all of you there!

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