Just like other conventions, there is a vendors section at Sasnak City events. The Kingdom 2023 has some exciting vendors to purchase keepsakes.
There is always the need for vendors at conventions. This is the place to get your keepsakes from the event, or it’s a place to do shopping for friends. I always make sure I get something for my kids whenever I go to a convention, and then I’ll add something for myself as I need to have something to remember the event by.
You’ll want to get an idea of what you can expect when you are at The Kingdom 2023, especially if this is your first time at a Sasnak City event. Who are the vendors, and what type of items can you purchase?
I do recommend looking over my introduction to the vendors at The Gathering 2022. Many of them are coming back!
The Kingdom 2023 vendors
If you’re in the mood for something completely different, I recommend heading straight over to Arie Monroe, who is the artist behind Draw Like Crazy. She will make a caricature of you—and your friends or add in a The Last Kingdom theme element to it. This is the one that is going to take up the most time as you’ll sit and allow Arie to draw you, but it is so much fun to do and the perfect keepsake.
I wish I got something done at The Gathering 2022, but it was something that had to be sacrificed due to time constraints. This time, I’m definitely going over!
How about a gift that is going to stand out? A shadowbox is great, and Aubry Foye will be back with her Creative AF brand of items. You can see from her Facebook that she doesn’t just do shadowboxes and she covers all sorts of fandoms so there is going to be something. The items in her booth are more than likely going to be The Last Kingdom related only, but take her business card so you can get in touch with her afterward and buy something else online.
Need clothing, jewelry, bags, or something unique> It’s time to head over to Parisian Gypsy Boutique. I’m not sure which types of items will be on offer during the event, but there are sure to be some that are The Last Kingdom related. The vendors don’t always stick to themes of the actual convention though, as we all know that we’re all fans of everything else. You’ll see me running around in a Supernatural plaid shirt a lot because it is so comfortable for conventions regardless of which fandom I’m there for.
Then it comes to T-shirts, sweaters, necklaces, wine bottle stoppers, and so much more. The Southern Songbird Boutique quickly became a favorite of mine at The Gathering 2022—okay, I loved all the vendors, but I’m certainly one of those who will wear lots of geeky T-shirts—and I’m so excited to see the boutique is back.
You won’t see anything on the website just yet, but there will be some The Last Kingdom designs. The designs are often something so different to others, and done in a way that you need to know the fandom to understand it all. And I love shirts where someone needs to know the fandom to get it. By the way, there is a TLK True section on the website at the time of writing this but it doesn’t go anywhere just yet. You can get a sneak peek of one of the items.
Finally, Lori Bannister will be back with her laser craft items, and you will not want to miss out here. I was able to get the map of Scotland with the Outlander locations on wood while at The Gathering 2022, and I love those types of keepsakes. I have a Game of Thrones one too from someone else, so I’m hoping there will be a The Last Kingdom version of England available.
Lori does leather, wood, and many other items with her laser. If you buy at the start of the week and she ran out during the day, she’ll go home and get everything done ready for you to pick it up during the weekend. And you’ll get to pick the wood or the color of the leather that you want.
The Kingdom 2023 takes place Aug. 31 to Sept. 3.