A Day to Revel in Comics and the Culture Surrounding Them
Saturday, August 17, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Puyallup Public Library
324 S. Meridian
Spend the day celebrating comics, cosplay, anime, superheros and more! Meet local writers and artists at PuliCon, the Puyallup Public Library’s comic convention. Visit Artists' Alley, participate in games, join a scavenger hunt and show your cosplay style by dressing as your favorite character. Learn how to battle with light sabers!
Special Guest: Matt Tarpley
Saturday, August 17, 2019 2:00-3:00 PM
Matt Tarpley is a cartoonist best known for his whimsical comic, Cat's Cafe, the setting for a special group of animals. Originally from St. Louis, MO, Matt now resides in Bellevue, WA. Matt will be on hand to sign autographs, sell merchandise and chat about his art.
Kamino Temple Saber Guild
Saturday August 17, 2019
Kids' Training Ages 12 and under at Noon
Teen/Adult Training from 1:00-2:00 PM
The Kamino Temple Saber Guild is Washington's chapter of the Saber Guild International. They are a Lucasfilm recognized, not-for-profit lightsaber performance group. Their mission is to raise money for local charities, and spread their love of Star Wars to fans young and old.
The Kamino Temple will be hosting kid's training where they learn how to use the Force and face down Sith Lords. They will be able to join Saber Guild afterwards for the Force Experience Show! Watch as Jedi teach you about the force, show off lightsaber forms, spar against each other, and protect you from the forces of evil. For the adults - You are never too old to begin your Jedi training. Come and learn lightsaber combat choreography with the Jedi and Sith of Saber Guild's Kamino Temple. They will provide a fully crafted lightsaber capable of movie-quality stage combat, as we teach to you the choreography skills we use in their performances.
South Puget Sound Lego Users Groups
Check out awesome Lego® creations done by the South Puget Sound Lego® Users Group. Group members will be on-hand to answer questions about all things Lego. Stop by their booth and learn the secrets of the brick!
Founded in 2014 by Michael Gilliam, the South Puget Sound Lego® Users Group is a club of brick builders from Thurston and Pierce counties in Washington state. They get together once a month to geek out over our favorite construction toy, trade minifigs, draft Lego® sets and plan public events to display their original work.
Meeker's Trail Tales:
A Retro Adventure
Do you have what it takes to journey on the Oregon Trail? Gather your provisions, hope for the best, and hit the trail with Ezra Meeker!
Created especially for the Puyallup Public Library, this scavenger hunt takes you through the Library and Pioneer Park. Using the ClueKeeper app and the retro adventure worksheet, you and your team will solve puzzles and follow clues to navigate the trail. The ClueKeeper app is free. Log in using the code "MEEKER" to access the hunt!
The ClueKeeper handout will provide info to get you started.
Download ClueKeeper from the iTunes Store
Download ClueKeeper from the Google Play Store
PuliCon features local creators who specialize in art and items that celebrate geek culture. Here is a list of artists who will be at the event:
Amy J. Cockerham
I feature art prints and illustrated tote bags.
Art by Danie
Pacific NW-based artist inspired by all things nature & fantasy. Animals, creatures and creepies with dark fantasy twists offered as art prints, stickers, small accessories, & stationary.
Chris creates stickers, magnets and gaming graphics.
Curious fantasy and science fiction books for eclectic minds.
DefCon One Publishing
Mad Scientist Journal, themed anthologies, and superhero novels and short story collections.
Morbid Heart Designs
Morbid Heart Designs makes geeky and cutesy horror-themed art on prints, stickers, and hand-painted magnets.
Riley's Rainbow Slime
We sell plush dolls, homemade chocolate bark, and also do face painting.
T.M. Franklin writes stories of adventure, romance, and a little magic. Her books are about ordinary people with extraordinary abilities who must protect those around them. She also writes sweet romance under the pen name Tami Franklin.
Dena Neal creates anime-inspired work to accent your home.
Violet Phoenix Designs
Handmade clothes and costumes for fans and geeks, using high quality fabrics that last!
PuliCon Photography page to view the images after the event.