Monday, July 9, 2018

PinzuCon Comes to Ferndale

Pins, stickers, and patches are staples of the punk rock counter culture. Rockers love to adorn their leather jackets with pins, their guitars, bass and drum cases with stickers, and their jean jackets or vests with patches. It's a fun way to represent the bands that you love and the causes that you care about without spending an arm and a leg on merch. It is also a fun way for artists to connect their work with people. Some people paint canvases, some people paint walls, and some people get enamel pins made of their characters and drawings, and those people are hosting a convention at The Rust Belt called PinzuCon to celebrate the art of pins, patches, stickers and more!

Pin conventions have become huge on the West Coast, but they are just making their way over to this side of the country. In fact, PinzuCon will be the first of its kind in Michigan. This one day only event will feature pins, patches, and stickers from artists all over the country. There will be 20+ vendors on hand as well as the normal 40+ vendors that are normally at the market. This will include Detroit legend Glenn Barr, who will be releasing his first ever pin at the event!

The festival will be held inside The Rust Belt on Saturday, July 21st from noon until 9 p.m. It is free for all to attend and there will be kid friendly activities for all to enjoy. This will include a make your own pin station where for a very small fee kids can color and press their own pin to take home. There will be an hour long sneak peek of the show from 11 a.m. until noon on Saturday. If you would like a chance to get in early and receive a limited edition PinzuCon pin, you can purchase preview tickets to the event for $19 at the door the day of the event.  Glenn will also be there from 11 until 1 to say hello if you would like to meet the legend in person.

To learn more about PinzuCon, click here.


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