Noize - In your Edit Options under Messaging and Notifications there is a drop-down box for subscribing by email to threads you start or post in.
As for if the old off-forums Marketplace will ever return, that's a question for Admin - I wish I could provide an answer because I know a lot of people are wondering this.
2014 - Upcoming Conventions :
Anime Weekend Atlanta (GA) - FandomCon (FL)
Upcoming costumes : Princess Garnet (coronation gown) from FFIX, Edea Lee (various costmes) from Bravely Default, and more!