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8 September, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hobbyists convene! The Makers Convention 2019 Sunday the 8th of September will unite stalls and attractions that showcase a range of hobbies with the high-quality handcrafts that visitors have come to expect. Attractions, demonstrations, and a cosplay competition will also be lined up. The ability is within each maker.

What might you find? This is an exciting event for pop culture fans and enthusiasts. The event seeks to spotlight a colorful mix of interests: live action role-play, cosplay competition, steampunk, leather makers, corset designers, millinery, and medieval recreation*. Of course, all with high-quality handcrafts abound throughout the markets. The ability is within each maker.

For those looking for a show, we will have AFK Choir grace the markets stage. They’re a Canberra choir that sing about all things pop culture. A bat’leth duel is also in the works. If you don’t even have to Google that, then you know exactly where to be.

Dee’s comics

First opening its doors at the Charnwood shops in 1988, Dee’s is Canberra’s oldest still operating specialist comic shop. Dees Book and Comic Shop (Dee’s Comics) is a family owned business that has been serving the Canberra community for over 25 years.

With a shop that is bursting at the seams! the store is overloaded with an ever-expanding range of Comics, Graphic Novels, Collectibles and other comic book inspired awesomeness!!

With the retirement of original owners, Dee and Stuart in 2016, Brendon, and his family continue the ‘Dee’s’ legacy. Continuing to build on the things that have always made Dee’s special and unique, with a passion for Australian produced and independent comics has led to Dee’s carrying a huge and quickly expanding range of amazing domestically produced comics and graphic novels. Dee’s were very proud to be able to showcase some of the spectacular homegrown talent Australia and Canberra has to offer.



Cos-Play Competition – with Major Cash Prizes as well as sponsored prizes from Dee’s Comic’s and more ! with event photos taking care by Philip Cristallo Photography to capture all the action. Pick your favorite character and come join the Fun 

Sign up for the competition will be from 10am on the day next to the stage area with a under 16’s class and opens class.

Character Tributes

For the past 6 years the skills and passion has been nurtured just outside of Canberra to bring out a creativity that is – Original hand crochet & knitted character tributes made by Alicia out of Goulburn, their cheeky expressions are sure to bring a smile to your dial. Covering all of Pop Culture from super heroes, cartoons, sci-fi and gaming characters. These handmade items are a traditional take on the characters you know and love.




We would love to hear from YOU. Whether as a stallholder, attraction, or demonstration, we want to spotlight your passion. Please send expressions of interest to info@obdm.com.au or call us on (02) 6295-3331from 9am-5pm, Tuesdays-Thursdays.

You can apply directly as a stallholder through our online Stallholder Application.

*Attractions are subject to change.


8 September, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Old Bus Depot Markets
02 6295 3331


Old Bus Depot Markets
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02 6295 3331

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