The Larsens are at RAGECON June 28-30th in Reno

The Reno Area Gaming Expo, aka RAGECON, runs all weekend June 28-30, 2019 at Circus Circus Hotel and Casino in Reno, Nevada. Visit the RageCon website for details and tickets. Although you can get them at the door. This is RAGECON’s 6th year in Reno! Tons of tabletop gaming: board games, card games, dice games, miniatures games, and Role Playing Games! We are a gaming family and can’t wait to see all the exciting new games, and tournaments.

Contrary Robot will be there all 3 days in the Vendor Room, space V-2.
Jay will have his best Robot Art (including the new Roll the Dice Robot (seen below on Jay’s new T-shirt.)
Evelyn will have her most fantastic Geekery Gear (bags, skirts, and other fun stuff).
So please join us at RAGECON.

Be a Contrary Robot, but be Kind!


What do you think of the T-shirt?
We are thinking of making these and others like them and offer them for sale soon.

Any Questions: Please drop us a note at

New Adventures are Just Around the Corner

Lot’s of things happening at the Contrary Robot lab and homestead in Reno, NV.

Evelyn is going to WonderCon in CA later in March. And Jay is exploring new and exciting work projects. And our latest D&D campaign has been heating up in very interesting ways.

Stay tuned for the latest updates.

And if you need anything from us, just drop us a note at

July 14th First Reno Live Show at West Elm

Join Jay at his first live art show in Reno since the big move.

He will be at the West Elm building at 50 S. Virginia St, Reno from 12 noon to 5 pm.

Lots of Contrary Robot watercolor originals and prints will be available.

This is an Art Town Reno event and FREE to the public.


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Reno is Amazing!

Hey, Contrary Robot Fans!

We miss all our friends and fellow geeks in the Pacific Northwest, but Reno is pretty amazing.
Evelyn and I are finally moved into our new digs in Reno and are starting to find our way around this dynamic high-desert town on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  So we have more sun than we are used to, and some great views.  If you have info on the best geek shows and events in this part of the world, comic book shows, toy fairs, etc., please let us know.

Jay Larsen, Reno

Our new view

Our new view

We are moving to Reno!

Exciting news!  The Contrary Robot family is moving to Reno, Nevada.

We will soon have the Larsen Geekery Labs and Contrary Robot Studio set up in our new location in Reno.  But there may be delays in fulfilling orders placed before March 1, 2017.  If in doubt, contact us and ask about your order before placing it.  Thanks for your patience.  And we will see you online and in Reno.

Jay & Evelyn Larsen

VitruvianBot, coming soon....

Jay here.  I've been working for the last couple of weeks on a Contrary Robot painting of a historical nature.  I was brought to my attention, via secretive messages and ancient documents that Leonard da Vinci actually had a Contrary Robot working with him in his Florence studio.

The Vitruvian Bot painting (watercolor and ink, 24"x18") is my recreation of a journal page from Leonardo Da Roboti, who was also producing designs for a mysterious patron named Johan da Medici.

More information, prints and posters will be available soon, here at

The tired, but happy, artist with his new painting.

The tired, but happy, artist with his new painting.

Wild Bot Spot! Contrary Robots are Everywhere

Sometimes those Contrary Robots can even be found hanging around in your very own backyard.  Like these bird feeder bots I caught a glimpse of recently.

Sometimes your troubles really are in your head, especially if your head is a bird feeder.

Sometimes your troubles really are in your head, especially if your head is a bird feeder.

Welcome to Contrary Robot.

LarsenGeekery is now Contrary Robot!

Don't worry, you will still find all of Jay's retro robot art, watercolor paintings, and Evelyn's geeky bags, skirts, patches and more.  We are still the family that geeks together.  But we have found that Contrary Robot was the brand name that seemed to stick with people.

So we will be slowly retiring the LarsenGeekery name and rebranding everything over time with Contrary Robot!

We hope you will join us on this journey.

Jay & Evelyn Larsen


Fall is Here

We just finished up Rose City Comic Con 2015 in Portland.

We had a blast! And will definitely be back next year.


Evelyn at our RCCC Table


Jay being Contrary at RCCC

Upcoming Shows this fall include:

October 24th 2015, Bellingham ComiCon 15 - Bellingham WA

Our favoritist little show.  Bellingham is a fantastic, affordable, family friendly, one-day show.  We love it!  Come and see all the new Contrary Robots and get some Geekery Gear.

October 31-November 1, 2015, Jet City Comic Show - Tacoma WA

Halloween will be a 2 day event in Tacoma this year.  Lots of great guests and Halloween cosplay.  


Rose City Location: D11 & D12 for Geekery

Rose City Comic Con in Portland will be Sept 19-20.
Weekend passes are only $40, and day passes are less than that.



D11 & D12, LarsenGeekery at RCCC 2015

Evelyn will have her best Geekery Gear (bags, skirts, patches, etc.)

And Jay will have his best Contrary Robot Art (Originals, Posters, Prints, Greeting Cards).



Come to Artists Alley D11 and D12 and say, Hey!


Jay is debuting a new series of Greeting Cards and Prints at the Show.

You will not be able to purchase these online until after the show.

Come to Rose City Comic Con in Portland and see us and all the great guests and artists.

Rose City Comic Con in Portland

Rose City Comic Con in Portland will be Sept 19-20.
Weekend passes are only $40, and day passes are less than that.

Capt Canada and Jay Larsen at RCCC 2014

Capt Canada and Jay Larsen at RCCC 2014

Evelyn Larsen of LarsenGeekery at RCCC 2014

Evelyn Larsen of LarsenGeekery at RCCC 2014

We had a great time the last couple of years, and we are looking forward to seeing all our Portland friends and lovers of Robots again this year.
We are expanding to 2 tables in Artist Alley.  As soon as RCCC posts table assignments we will post an update and let you know where we will be.

RCCC has a great list of Special Guests and lots of fantastic Artists this year.
Looking forward to seeing: Jason BehnkeKatie ClarkStairwell, the AllredsKelly Sue DeConnick, Matt Fraction, Will Wheaton, and lots of other great Geeks.

Will we see you there?

Dog Days of Summer

The heat is on, but we are busy painting and sewing to get ready for our fall shows (Rose City, Bellingham, and Jet City).  And we have managed to slip in a few lazy days drinking beer on the back porch.

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