Tacoma has it’s own comic show. Jet City Comic Show!
I’m always surprised by how many people don’t know this! In a sense, it’s a hidden gem that remembers what a comic show is about. It’s different from other comic shows in a lot of ways. It’s not so jam packed with people that you can’t see the exhibits or talk to the artists. It’s family friendly, including trick-or-treating at the booths for the kids on Halloween.
It’s affordable. For under 20 bucks, you can get a two day pass. Kids ten and under? Walk on it. Tickets are available at local venues such as Atomic Comic near the Tacoma Mall or online. No chewing your nails and hoping you can maybe get a ticket. Just go buy it.
It’s local as well as national in terms of guests. Like most comic shows, it’s covering a wide spectrum of creativity. Tacoma’s own branch of CLAW, the Cartoonists League of Absurd Washintonians will be in evidence to chat and draw.
Watch this free screening of Star Leaf, filmed in the Northwest:
“Produced by Titan Sky Entertainment, STAR LEAF is a sci-fi horror film about a group of hikers who find a secret grove of extra-terrestrial marijuana growing in the Olympic Mountains, and must fight for their lives when they anger the other-worldly forces protecting the plants.”
Terry Brooks, creator of Shannara will be there to discuss his books and how his tale is translating to the screen, with author Shawn Speakman moderating.
And of course I will be there. My publisher has graciously supplied me with free copies of Assassin’s Apprentice to give away, and I will have copies of the Random House Fantasy Sampler to pass out as well. We’ll have candy for the kids, and plastic fangs for anyone who wants to take a picture with me!
So I hope I’ll see you at my hometown comics celebration.
Did I mention the Drink and Draw at the Harmon the night before? 20 beers on tap and CLAW! Who could ask for more?
Visit the Jet City website for the full schedule and roster of guests!