Awesomefest Star Wars Messenger Bag

Seagull Bags has done it again. This bag has blown any of my expectations out of the water. If you had no other reason to come out to the event tomorrow, seeing this bag in person is reason enough. It will be up for auction, with all proceeds going to Asia’s Hope.

8-9: registration at Wild Goose Creative (2491 Summit st. 43202)*9-10: 13 mile ride10am-11pm: Star Wars 1-6 (tattoo appointments begin at noon at Evolved- 1906 N. High St 43201)11pm-12am: 10 mile night ride

*Coffee will be provided by Cafe Brioso. Riders will be given a map of local restaurants and food vendors for lunch and dinner. There will still be free beer, courtesy of Pabst Blue Ribbon.

More tattoo flash from Evolved. Plus, we are excited to announce another cool bit of information. In addition to Evolved’s resident artists, we are super stoked to announce that Luis Villagomez is here for the next two weeks and is confirmed to be tattooing at Awesomefest!

Not only is Luis a great tattoo artist, he is also a vintage Star Wars toys expert.

You can check out some of his collection at the official Star Wars website -

and at Rebel Scum -

Luis has also tattooed many, many Star Wars images and was featured in the book -
The Force in The Flesh.

Awesomefest 2011 poster by Brandon Rike. Due to popular demand, this design is now available for purchase.

Awesomefest 2011 poster by Brandon Rike. Due to popular demand, this design is now available for purchase.

The first Awesomefest 2011 Star Wars poster is in. Thank you to Christen Nelson for her brilliant work on this. Several prints will be available to purchase at the event.

And just a reminder for those of you considering attending. We are not collecting money from you this year but you still must register. Instead we are charging you to go out and raise your own support for the sake of the orphans in Asia. Also note that shirts are not going to be for sale on the day of the event. You MUST purchase your shirt(s) in advance through the Skreened shop. However we will have a silent auction again this year, complete with items from Seagull Bags as well as leftover Dirty Harry shirts from last year.

Official Awesomefest 2011 Tee

This year, we are happy to be using Skreened to produce our tee-shirts. For those of you who aren’t familiar with them, they allow you to produce and purchase one-off shirts for an affordable price. This way, we can have multiple designs available in a variety of cuts and colors. So feel free to buy your shirt today as we will not be selling them the day of the event. And make sure to keep checking back to the shop for additional Awesomefest shirt designs.

The First of the Star Wars Tattoo Flash

These are Katrina’s (from Evolved) designs. More from other artists coming soon. Make sure to register today and start raising support

Support Letter

Above is a support letter that you are welcome to use in raising support for your participation in Awesomefest 2011. If you need a higher res version of the letter, please email

Official 2011 Awesomefest: Star Wars Tee

Brilliantly designed once again by Colin Rigsby.

  1. Camera: iPhone
  2. Aperture: f/2.8

Official Awesomefest 2011 Logo

Special thanks to Dylan Menges who came up with this badassssss design.  Also, registration is now live.  We are doing things a bit different this year so we can raise even more money for the kinds of Asia’s Hope.  Awesomefest will not be collecting a dime from you this year.  Instead, we are allowing the riders to raise sponsors to support them.  Simply have your donors to and select their level of giving (ranging from $25-$250).  

On the day of the event, we will supply drinks and the movies.  There will be food vendors there for lunch and dinner so bring cash.  Evolved will once again be doing the inking and there will be a range of tattoo designs for those with money or size restrictions.

Finally, the t-shirt design is currently in production by the amazing Colin Rigsby of Hard Labor design and will soon be unveiled.  Once they are up on the website, you will have until June 30th to order them.  A very limited few will be available on the day of the event.