As hinted towards last time, we have some major updates to announce throughout the year as part of our major comeback move. The first and biggest one for 2021 we have is that the Geek Merchants Guild is going to be part of The City of Malden’s first annual Summer Festivities event! As part of Boston’s state-wide Rapid Recovery program, each county throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is receiving funding to help small businesses get back on their feet after a long, hard struggle from COVID.
Since the GMG is based in Malden, we’re certainly up to doing our part to, not only help the organization itself get back on the path to solid footing, but to help-out the other local arts & culture communities, especially the ones located in Malden Center’s Gaming District. Starting June 12th all the way through August 21st on every other weekend through-out the course of the daytime, each of the gaming and geek fandom-catered businesses, including Boda Borg, Spicy World, Wanyu Gaming Café and New England Comics are going to be offering attractions to all by-passers of the area. This is where we come-in to help promote the even smaller vendors to be seen and patronized. This includes merchant tables, a fun workshop corner for people of all ages, and even cosplay performances from the stage that the city will have as part of the program. The great thing about our inclusion in this is that, while the program itself is focused on Malden-specific businesses, out-of-town entities and agents nested under arts organizations like us get to participate as well!
This is a great opportunity for everyone looking to show their works and services. We are all extremely excited and working diligently with everyone else already involved to make come together as quickly and surely as possible. The more people we can get on-board, the better! We will certainly post more details as they become available, so stay tuned, be sure to check-out our available positions, and please feel free to send us any inquiries and feedback until then!