If you're an awesome designer (and you know who you are), this is the show for you! We're extremely excited to be hosting the 2nd Annual Show of Hands, here in Chicago, on November 22-23, 2014 and you can APPLY HERE!
Last year's show, honestly, went better than I could have possibly imagined. The caliber of vendors who participated, the incredibly awesome sponsors, the staff and volunteers who made everything go swimmingly... they all took a leap of faith on a brand-new show and I couldn't have done it without them.
Putting together an event of this magnitude is no easy feat. It took a lot of wrangling, extra hours, money, man-power... and, most importantly, confidence in the fact that I really did choose the best of the best to be involved right out of the gate.
So, the bar has been set. I'm certain we'll have a far larger group of Vendor Applicants this time around, mostly due to the fact that last year's show was put together in just four short months. I'm also fully aware that last year's show could've bombed big-time and those that were playing it safe certainly wouldn't be gung-ho to apply this time around...
But the show didn't bomb. It actually kinda kicked ass. So much so that a steady stream of Vendor Inquiries for 2014 started coming in the day after the 2013 Show ended!
All of this is only going to make it more difficult to pull together the final list of 2014 Vendors, but I'll be the first to admit... I'm REALLY excited to start poring over the applications and checking out all of the incredibly amazing things that are being designed out there in the world!
If you're interested in applying to be a Vendor, you're interested in Sponsorship, or you just want to know all the details so you can get your holiday shopping off on the most indie-awesome foot possible...
And be sure to check back here periodically for posts featuring our 2014 Vendors, Sponsors, the show's incredible venue and much, much more!