This is David, the founder of Oddmall Emporium of the Weird in the PNW in 2013. My Brother Andy Hopp founded Oddmall in Akron, Ohio in 2009 and has produced over 40 Oddmall shows in Ohio. I want to give everyone an update on our future plans. I have stepped back from show production and I am now focusing on expanding the Oddmall Emporium of the Weird footprint to other areas of the state and eventually other states thru-out the United States by finding awesome people with an interest in event production to run shows under the Oddmall Emporium of the Weird banner.
You may have noticed that our upcoming show November 13 & 14, 2021 is being promoted as Captain Slinky presents: Oddmall the Emporium of the Weird! Captain Slinky who will be taking over and running shows going forward in what we are calling Region 1 of Washington State. Captain Slinky (aka Brian Pierce) has been vending at Oddmall since 2014 and is most known for his Weird Lamps. Brian will be running several shows a year going forward (a new show announcement will be forthcoming in November after he gets the first show under his belt.) in Region 1 which covers the areas of Everett North to Canada and the City of Renton. Look for more announcements for this region in the new year.
I would also like to announce that Esther Chillicut will be the show producer for Region 2 which encompasses Bremerton and surrounding areas, areas surrounding Tacoma (Puyallup, Auburn, Spanaway) and the Olympic Peninsula. Esther has been a big part of Oddmall from the start in 2013 and has helped me with so many things during shows I can’t even count them all. Esther has been a huge part of making Oddmall successful and she has many ideas to make Oddmall an even more amazing experience for all such as celebrity guests, 3 day shows that include panels and workshops and more! Esther hopes to have her first show this coming February. Stay Tuned!
We are actively seeking show runners for Regions 3, 4,& 5 of Washington. These regions occupy the following areas.
Region 3 – Seattle, West Seattle, Bellevue, Lynnwood Issaquah, Hwy 2 from Gold Bar to Wenatchee, and I-90 East to Ellensburg
Region 4 – I-90 after Wenatchee, Tri Cities, Walla Walla, Yakima, and Spokane south to the Oregon border
Region 5 – South West Washington that includes Centralia, Chehalis, Vancouver and surrounding areas.
If you are interested in more information about hosting an Oddmall Emporium of the Weird in your region, please contact me at Oddmallseattle@gmail.com
The future looks bright!