The Ottawa Geek Market is a registered not-for-profit and volunteer run organization that hosts numerous events throughout the year including our Ottawa Geek Market events and Geek and Gaming Garage Sales. With a focus on sci-fi, fantasy, comics, anime, steampunk, horror and gaming, there’s bound to be something for every geek in your life when you attend a Geek Market event!
The Geek Market is a proud member of Ottawa Festivals and was established with three main goals in mind: 1) to provide local geeky artisans, vendors and shopkeepers with an opportunity to sell their awesome items, 2) to celebrate the thriving geeky community in Ottawa in a fun and safe environment, and 3) to donate as much money as we can to local charities.
Here’s a video about our event that will help give a sense of who we are. 🙂
What’s the difference between our festivals and garage sales?
Our Geek and Gaming Garage Sales are focused exclusively on awesome geeky shopping at garage sale pricing. Come spend an hour looking through our 60+ vendor booths and huge consignment area to find those pre-loved (or sometimes new) geeky items you’ve always wanted! It’s a great time to add to your collection or maybe sell a few items yourself. We proudly run these events in support of Tysen’s Mission to a Million.
Our Ottawa Geek Market events provide an opportunity for patrons to shop while also celebrating their favourite geeky fandoms though entertainment, video and board gaming, and family-friendly activities such as scavenger hunts, escape rooms, and cosplay (wearing costumes). The Geek Market is also a great event to pick up hand made art from some of the best geeky artisans in the country. Each Geek Market has a charitable component (see below for more details) and we try to change it up each time to help spread the geeky love.
What have we accomplished so far?
When we founded the Geek Market in 2012 one of our goals was to donate as much money as possible to our local community. Since our inception we’ve proudly raised $28,291.76 for local charities, donated $16,766 in admission tickets, and awarded $8,000 in arts scholarships. We’ve also donated $3,750 to local geeky community groups and offered free admission to thousands of children 12 years of age and younger. Please see this page for more information about our past events including attendance numbers and list of special guests, and our Charitable Giving page for a list of which charitable organizations we’ve supported.
The legal stuff
The Ottawa Geek Market is a subsidiary of Geek Market Inc. who owns the trademark rights to the name Marché Geek Market (including Geek Market and Marché Geek) in Canada. Our registered not-for-profit corporation number is 1003703-6.
If you’d like more information about our upcoming events, or would like to be placed on our exhibitors’ mailing list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.