SHORT ANSWER: A refuge from The Outdoors where you can hide from all the allergens and play board games all weekend long. “Sprung” is an art, craft and gift show at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington, that is also a celebration of Spring for people who are sick and tired of having the outdoors try and kill them EVERY DAY with pollen, sunshine and fresh air! I mean hey, we get it – lots of people can hardly wait for mowing the lawn, wearing cargo shorts and planting a garden. Maybe you even love a nice bike ride or hike through one of our National, State or Local Parks! But for US, all Springtime means is we need to buy more Dayquil, switch from Claritin to Zyrtec, and figure out how many Tylenol PM one needs to take in order to balance out the buzz from a dose of Sudafed. And so we call this time “Sprung”, past-tense, because by April 30th we’re over a FULL MONTH into Spring and we are OVER IT.

So at the Captain Slinky Presents Oddmall Emporium of The Weird “Sprung” Art, Craft & Gift Show, you will find all sorts of PG-13 stuff that appeals to us “Indoorsy Types” check out the map and vendor list below! Each one a hand-picked vendor by us to fit in with our uniquely Goth, Punk, Weird, Horror, Creative, Occult, Bizarre, Wonderful lifestyle!

And you folks who actually LIKE Springtime? You can come, too 🙂



All Games New And OldG16
Anxious Raccoon PressB
Art by Erika Rae Heins75
Art by Rose Boucher43
Art by Shannon Eagle66
Art of Julie OkaharaJ
Art of Lori Collins62
Badger Burrow Studios86
Barnett BooksG
Batch Life134
Believe Or Dont Creative Resin42
Beth Sobel IllustrationL
Black Flag12
Bloody Bubbles Soap57
Blue Dragon DiceG04
Bored Dragon WoodworkingG22
Botanical Fae18
Brick Island/ Plastic Heretic104
Brigid’s Whispers8
Brigid’s Whispers9
Bubbles & Ewe124
Caerulean Candle Co.83
Captain Slinky’s Weird Lamps45
Caraistic Scents117
Cats and Crafts13
Charlie’s Charmory135
Chima Linga studio33
Chocolate Lantern122
Chubsydragon Creations100
Coil and Thread113
Cosmic Chemistry121
Counter Clockwork GamesG12
Crafty AF (Mixed Illusions)118
Crafty AF (Mixed Illusions)119
Creative HijynxD
Crescent Moon Gifts / High Rock Castle47
Crooksy Creations29
Crown of Bone7
Crystal’s Crazy Creations67
Curious Nature Studio4
Dante Santos Chance Encounter Games135
Designed by Destiny25
Dirt Cheap DungeonsG06
Doodle RealmsG19
Dunce Cap GamesG20
Eden Maker llc35
Edge of Town Designs79
Element 8328
Element 8339
eli wolff94
Elles Beads52
Emily’s jewelry and stuff80
Evil Thread37
Faith Dreams Jewelry15
Faith Dreams Jewelry16
Flora’s Favors21
Fluttergrrl Creations82
For A Lark3
Forest Fancies40
Frakking Bombs51
Full moon rising body care136
G&H Magical Garments and Accessories50
Gaia’s Roots95
Game CultivationG09
Game CultivationG11
Gamer’s HeavenG21
Geekish Gifts77
Glitter & GloomE
GoChuckle GamesG05
Goodbye Zach68
HaazLab (Haazardous Laboratory)101
Handmade By Robots55
Happy Hookers Box103
Heather Wolfe Ceramics48
HighFive Laser Engraving & 3D Printing24
Jan Murphy Art46
Jellyfish Game StudiosG07
Jets Toys108
Junior Braves of The Apocalypse132
Kaminsky Crafts LLC2
Kori Cuddle Plush22
Kupava Family Arts110
Let’s Play CafeG10
Lisa Kurt art + illustration53
Little Dumpling Arts6
Lunar Mansion128
Lydia Olive Creations85
Magical Crystal Queens84
Magical Me!69
Missing Piece by AW / The Doilie Patch20
Monsters Knitting54
Mr Voidself ArtI
My Curse Purse/The Werd Nerd81
My Curse Purse/The Werd Nerd81
My Wandering Muse49
Nerd Wood DesignsG01
Nerd Wood DesignsG03
Norseman Ventures LLCM
Oddmall Emporium of The Weird56
OddPetz Emporium112
Orcas Blue Creations31
Overly Hyper-Focused61
Pandora House Crafts64
Patching Creations90
Patty Cakes Bakes129
Pie Slice DiceG18
Pilchuck Soap Company65
Predatory Perennials1
Pretty Decent Goods76
Pyrex And Play111
Raidiant RubyK
Raven Spirit Gifts23
Raven Spirit Gifts34
Renewal by Andersen123
Robot Mom Creations LLC93
Ruben the Artist131
Second Stitch Clothing92
Sevenish Magpies125
Shanna Duncan Art44
Shrödingers Box Taxidermy32
Silas Goewey ArtH
Sir Lonebuck’s House of Comics26
Sketchy ChelseaF
Skywater Studios133
Slow Camera Photobooth127
SnoCo MakerSpace36
Snoco Toys & Collectibles10
Snoco Toys & Collectibles11
Sugar Sweet Pacifier Boutique59
Sugar Sweet Pacifier Boutique60
Sunshine Glass Gifts70
Sweetlye Soap Shop107
Swimming The Feels120
TalisX Art96
Teal Cicada Illustration89
The Adventurer’s Emporium97
Thing 12 GamesG02
Timber Pro Wrestling116
timmy tombstone30
Tinderbox Wood Products L.L.C.98
Toyghoul IndustriesA
Unicorn ConglomerateG14
Vidar Leatherworks19
Village Witch109
Vimbai Madya99
Volunteers of America Western Washington38
Weird Works LLCG15
Weird Works LLCG17
Winging It78
Witch Way Books17
Wolf & Lion130
Woodland Metalsmith58
Woodstock GamesG08
Wooley Sunshine Studios74


WE GOT FOOD TRUCKS! Tacos, Grilled Cheese, Gyros and Coffee, what else could you possibly ask for in life?

  • SHARINA BEANS COFFEE and their adorable Retro Coffee Trailer will be back, and I love it! I consider them to be our go-to Coffee People!
  • TACOS MONTE ALBAN will provide us with an absolutely stellar assortment of Tacos, Burritos and other “Real Food” offerings!
  • THE CHEESE PIT and all the best variations of Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are an absolute game changer! Try Captain Slinky’s Favorite, “The Pepper Bomb”!
  • ORGANIC JUICE BAR & GYROS is my personal favorite source for hand-rolled Lumpia! Vegetarian options available!


If there’s one thing we Sprung folk love, it’s the indoorsiest of indoor activities – TABLETOP GAMES. Board Games, Miniatures Games, CCG, RPG… we love them all! And now, for the second year in a row, the Captain Slinky Presents Oddmall Emporium of The Weird will be hosting a GAMING EVENT! We have at least 220 feet of tables – possibly MORE – dedicated to Tabletop Board Games, game makers, game publishers and gaming accessories. People selling their old games, people demonstrating new games, people trying to drum up interest for their games on Kickstarter, LOTS AND LOTS OF GAMES! And any spaces NOT being used for that? Will be used for playing MORE GAMES!!!

Here’s a sampling of the folks that will be setting up and showing you what they got:

  • Let’s Play Cafe (Local Game Store) is THE local game shop! A great mix of board games, CCG, Miniatures and Arcade Games! We can’t have a gaming convention and NOT invite the FLGS!
  • Nerd Wood Designs is coming all the way from Oregon to be with us and offer a wide assortment of gaming accessories and cool fantasy signage!
  • Blue Dragon Dice hoards and collects shiny click-clacks of unusually whimsical fashion! These dice really stand out and make everyone at the table go “Whoa, where did you get those DICE?!?”
  • Game Cultivation brings with them a wide assortment of gaming accessories that ALWAYS draw a crowd!
  • Thing 12 Games – Dice of Crowns and Click Click Boom – Two of the greatest quick-play games we’ve ever played!
  • Counter Clockwork Games is the creator/publisher of one of our favorite games, The Shadow Over Westminster – the only board game I know with a twist ending every time!
  • Briarpatchpumpkin creates incredible Magic Items and Gaming Assets that liven up any gaming environment!
  • Weird Works LLC has artwork and stickers and tarot decks and gaming stuff – they’re new, I haven’t experienced any of their stuff yet!
  • Pie Slice Dice makes quality, precision dice that you can really feel the difference! You have to hold them for yourself in order to experience the luxury!
  • Duncecap Games is a local publisher of great “In-Between” games that the whole gaming group can love!
  • Studio Tophat is going to be your new favorite place to be – fun, cheap, creative and all about spreading the love of gaming!
  • Woodstock Games makes a new game called “Dice Fights” that I am kind of obsessed with – I love it when a game looks like it was as fun to make as it is to play!
  • The Doodle Realms is completely new to us, and it looks awesome! The type of creativity and devotion to an idea we love!
  • Bored Dragon Woodworking makes some absolutely wonder gaming accessories from wood, an absolute essential addition to any game group!

If you are interested in a reserved spot at one of these tables for YOUR playtesting, demoing, or even if it’s just to try and sell your giant pile of “We Played It Once And Now We Don’t Play It Any More” games – I’m looking at YOU, “Dead Of Winter” – you can sign up at https://form.jotform.com/220925585534057 A 10’x10′ space is just $75 ($200 the standard vendor booth fee because I LOVE GAMES) and you could split it with a buddy if you like – just get in here and connect with your fellow gamers!


The Captain Slinky Presents Oddmall Emporium of The Weird “Sprung 2” event will be located at The Evergreen State Fairgrounds Building Number 604 (The Gary D. Weikel Events Center). SOMETIMES the Google Maps gives weird directions on how to get to our exact building, so just look for the signs.

Just get to Monroe, The Evergreen State Fairgrounds, and then really, just follow the signs and you’ll be good! Your best bet is to turn on to Cascade View Drive and park in the FREE PARKING in the Yellow Lot, because this year we have a monkey wrench in the Free Parking – there’s a few other events on Saturday that don’t love their customers as much as Oddmall does, and they are charging for parking so we aren’t able to do the free parking right next to the building like we normally do 😦


Do you like weird surprises? Sure, we all do! Well have I got great news for YOU! Since this is our annual Captain Slinky Presents Oddmall Emporium of The Weird “Sprung” Show that is themed around tabletop gaming and gaming culture, there will be PLENTY of chances for you to WIN “VALUABLE”* PRIZES from our vendors! Over at the Captain Slinky/Oddmall Booth near the restrooms, I’ll have a big old Prize Wheel that everyone gets to spin! There will be automatic wins, Automatic Loses, and “FIGHT ME” on the wheel – if you get a “FIGHT ME”, you get to play a quick game to see if you can win an even BETTER prize from us!

But that’s not the only way to win prizes! The fine folks from the Volunteers of America Western Washington will be there taking donations and giving folks chances to win stuff, so THAT’S pretty dope, right?

And lastly, we will be awarding a SPECIAL, SUPER-WEIRD AWARD after the show to some lucky chump who uses the hashtag “#OddmallSprung” on one or more of the major Social Media outlets (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). The person who won last time never claimed their prize, so maybe YOU will be the first to do it!


Hopefully I’ll have time to upload pictures and profiles of all our staff here before the show? SO MUCH TO DO!!!