The Geek and Grub Market™ was founded in Raleigh, North Carolina in April of 2022. We're a fun, free and family-friendly vendor market that celebrates all things GEEK.
Geek & Grub Market Founder & Event Coordinator
My name is Erin Dunphy Dean
Erin Dunphy Dean is no stranger to the world of event planning, having planned/hosted over 500+ events in the Triangle since 2009. Before her event planning days she worked in the legal and television industries. (Fun Fact: She once got to hold cue cards for Matt Damon.) She is a wife and mother to a son and three furbabies. She created the Geek and Grub Market during the age of Covid to give like minded geeks like her a safe, fun place to sell their geeky goods!
During the week you'll find this jill-of-all-trades working behind the scenes on preparations for an upcoming Geek and Grub Market and at events you'll find her on site, as the Event Coordinator.
Geek Fact: Erin is a huge fan of the X-Files and dyed her hair red in middle school because of Dana Scully.
Meet the Geek Team
These are the hard working Geeks you'll meet behind the scenes
at our shows!