Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
We are overjoyed to have Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab as our lanyard sponsor!
"Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab specializes in formulating intriguing, compelling body and household blends with a dark, romantic, and sexual tone. Our scents run the aesthetic gamut of romance era, Renaissance, Medieval and Victorian formulas, pagan and mythological blends, and horror / Gothic-themed scents. By utilizing our knowledge of homeopathy and aromatherapy, the conceptual theories of hermetic alchemy, and the aesthetic artistry of perfumery, we have mastered the art of encapsulating allegorical ideas into singular olfactory experiences."
In short, BPAL brews unique and cool perfume oils with a distinctly Gothic feel. BPAL is often adored even by people who do not care for perfume since the Lab does not confine itself to currently trendy scent profiles, nor does it use carrier alcohol as in department store scents. We will have free samples from BPAL (sorted into broad scent families by your perfume-knowledgable Committee members) available with the swag bags at the Meet-and-Greet/badge pickup!
A Curious Production
A Curious Production has been raising the tech bar in the local goth/industrial scene since 2007! Over the last couple years this has taken the form of event photography all over New England. In addition to club nights, ACP also covers many of the concerts of your favorite touring bands! ACP will be shooting Convergence 25 and also running the photo booth at the Host Hotel. So stop on by during the daytime and get a commemorative photo to remember this amazing music weekend. For more pictures from ACP head on over to facebook and instagram and give some likes and loves!
Alternate Empire was born out of a fine arts project of creating small one inch paintings that evolved into wearable original drawings and paintings, with design influences from the 18th through the early 20th centuries. The miniature subjects range from wildlife to anatomical themes and are set within a various accoutrements, such as pendants, earrings, brooches, lapel pins and more. No work is ever printed and completely one of a kind. All items are made by Jenn Cortés in her small Brooklyn workshop.
Cat Craig Art
Cat Craig enjoys spending her time drawing and painting mystical beings from the cosmos, grrls who look like they are from the streets of Tokyo and all of the mermaids. Inspired by manga, haute couture, art nouveau, dolls and obscure music as well as her experiences growing up overseas on USAF bases in Germany and Okinawa. She works in a wide variety of materials; watercolors, markers, sparkly inks, to customizing and sewing for dolls.
She has been a native to the Greater Boston region since 1999 and received her BFA in Art and Design from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2008. Currently employed as a canvas stitcher in a small southcoast Massachusetts shipyard.
Delicious Boutique specializes in edgy mens and womens alternative and dark fashions by independent designers.
We feature top quality, innovative apparel and accoutrements by some of the most visionary artists of our time. We work exclusively with independent and limited run designers; nothing is mass produced or made in sweatshops.
We stock a large, ever-changing selection of items geared towards the tastes of the tribes and communities we love and are part of... Gothic, Steampunk, Burners & Fire Performers, Pirates, Punk, Dandies, Bohemians, Leather, Rocker, Dark Fashionistas, and many others. The strict quality of production and design that we demand allows pieces to go from scene-wear to everyday life and fit perfectly in either world!
DiscoMedusa Jewelry is a labor of love by metalsmith Caitlyn Davey. Launched in 2003, while she was simultaneously studying jewelry design at Massachusetts College of Art and managing the jewelry aspect of The Jewelry Galley/Chameleon Body Arts in Harvard Square, this line of small-batch jewelry features sterling silver, brass, & copper fabricated into stylized earrings for stretched (as well as 'regular') piercings. Currently living and working in rural NY, Caitlyn fondly remembers her days from the Boston goth scene around the turn of the century.
Forge And Fleece
With over 17 years making chainmail, the artist of Forge And Fleece specializes in handmade chainmail and scalemail armor, jewelry, toys, and costume pieces. Custom work available on commissions. Whether you want to be a dragon, or the queen or king riding it you will find what you need at Forge And Fleece.
Geoffrey H. Goodwin
Gothic, Halloween, and occult-themed books and magazines.
Social Media: Facebook
Heavy Metal You Can Wear. Esoteric Jewelry for the Infernal. Hand forged and cast jewelry made in New England. Each piece I make is meant to make you feel a bit more fierce. From sterling silver dagger rings to silver set bones. All of my jewelry creations exist because of my love affair with the strange and unusual.
House of Coniglio
Beverley launched House of Coniglio in 2009. She is influenced by Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Gothic and the Victorian look with out the Victorian principals. She is fascinated by all kinds of creatures, furry & scaled, feathered and fanged; all things magical & mystical; flights of fancy, whimsical visuals.
Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around New England, Manhattan & San Francisco. Her antique creations were featured in the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum's exhibit Goth to Gothic. One of her tiaras was featured in the centerfold of ArtScope Magazine.
Beverley uses vintage & antique German and Czech cut crystals & stones, ranging in dates from the 1920's through the 1960's, Her pieces often contain antique watch-works, stampings, filigree & unusual bits such as porcelain dolls, cosmetic compacts & accouterments dating as far back as the mid-to-late 1800's.
She also specializes in custom jewelry, working with clients using their family treasures to re-work the pieces into wearable memories. Let her design you a piece of jewelry using your grandmothers cherished old brooch or beloved, orphaned earring into a one-of-a-kind, sentimental piece of wearable art.
Hypnovamp (Fri/Sat only)
My work blends the past and the future through an eerie lens.
Drawing from a lifetime of oddity, mid century and occult influences, I use jewelry as a vehicle to reinterpret the nostalgia of an era gone by, and to share the strange beauty of now.
My studio process is a hybrid of digital design and traditional metalsmithing techniques, mimicking my fascination with the fluidity of past and future. Through my practice, I am working to create an estuary of time: a preserved habitat where anachronisms can thrive, and the space age merges with prehistory.
NyghtCraft Leathern Arts
NyghtCraft is the creative outlet of Designer/Creator Ashton Synn.
Ashton resides in the NetherWorld's deepest leather mine where he manifests his unique visions into wearable Leathern Artwear both beautiful and diabolical. Apprenticed to no one, he taught himself his craft. He has been working with leather for 36 years and has made it his profession for the past 31. This grim determination has earned him the honor of designing and creating leather gear for some of his own favorite bands including The MISFITS , White Zombie, and GWAR. His "Devastator X" Vambraces and "Spinal Remains" Jacket, worn by Jerry Only, represent the MISFITS in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Ashton has long been a vendor at numerous Boston/Cambridge area Goth/Industrial and Fetish nights from "HELL", "Fantasy Factory", and "The B&D Ball" at ManRay, to CEREMONY, SinOmatic, Superstition, VaudEvil, Afterlife, Darq, and Haven as well as several conventions and his past merchanting at SCA events too numerous to list over the decades.
When all is said and done Ashton finds himself happiest when he is designing and fashioning his unique, and often dark, leathercraft in his cavernous NetherWorld home.
Painted By Clover
Clover has been Face Painting and bring smiles to faces for over 9-10 years now. As a business owner they like to continue to hone their skills. Just recently they started expanding in the beautiful and Zen world of Henna. They have been practicing since last summer, working on designs and perfecting their technique. Please join them as they continue this journey at Convergence to bring this delicate and enchanting art to life.
Pyaara creates unique, handcrafted hair flowers and accessories in classic goth motifs and dark themes, including skull headdresses, horn/antler flower crowns, cocktail hats, shell crowns, lace tiaras, quill hair sticks, spiked headbands, cameo and feather fascinators, and yarn falls.
Sponge Studio is the banner under which Massachusetts artist Matt Towler presents his creative ventures. Art-focused for most of his conscious life, he has worked in multiple media to create illustrations, altered dolls that were found in antique and similar shops, and currently his primary focus is photography. Drawn to beauty and decay and the levels in between, he is never without some sort of camera on his person, and has embraced the smartphone's built-in one for this very reason. His main and other outputs are accessible from his main website.
Sunspot Designs offers affordable adornments for mortals... and others. Gothic and fantasy jewelry and gifts.
The Art of Heidi Foland
Smoky dreams of romantic monstrosities.
Social Media: Instagram
The Bone Lady (Fri/Sat only)
The Bone Lady is a local artist who loves to create morbidly beautiful creations that make use of the natural beauty of death. She makes plaques, shadow boxes, and jewelry from real animal bones, butterflies, and moths.
I make jewelry, hair accessories, steampunk and belly dance clothes.
Social Media: Facebook
Zoa Chimerum Jewelry
Zoa Chimerum Jewelry is a partnership between Creative Director Sue-Yee Leung and Design Director Ian Henderson. Ian has designed jewelry for twenty years. They met at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Zoa Chimerum is biomorphic handmade jewelry featuring rhythmic, flowing patterns of cut rubber layered over forged aluminum. The collection conjures images of prickly sea creatures and thorny blossoms, but uses soft rubber to ensure each piece is comfortable to wear and pleasantly tactile.
Our designs are developed intuitively and iteratively as dialogue with process and material. We set up rules for ourselves at the start of a project, and follow those rules. Each segment of rubber is cut and assembled in accordance with a predetermined procedural requirement. Rather than making and assembling the small pieces in service to a predetermined form, we make and assemble small pieces in accordance with a rule set, which ultimately generates/grows a form that we would not have imagined otherwise.