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Destiny City Freakycon III

Destiny City Freakycon III

A mini-horror con at your local comic shop is back for revenge! Third time’s the DEATH!!!
GUEST OF HONOR: Jackey Neyman Jones, who played Debbie in Manos: the Hands of Fate! Considered one of the worst movies of all time made famous by being featured on an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Jackey can’t wait to come to Tacoma to meet fans of the movie and promote her new book available through our neighbor King’s Books, “Growing up with Manos: the Hands of Fate“.
Special guests:
  • Friday Night Frights – host of local cult horror movie night at our historic Proctor district Blue Mouse Theater
  • Michael Koehler – local artist and zine-maker will be designing the event poster
  • October Games – local game developer presenting a special demo of their new game project and also a new printing of their Horror Legends comic!
  • Travis Bundy – local artist and co-founder of Creator’s Edge Press, will be selling his wares and giving out FREE graphic novels.
  • Tacoma Ghost Tours – get schooled on the strangest tales of local hauntings and grab some of their spooky merch.
  • Crypticon Seattle – special table hosted by a promotion team from Seattle’s ultimate horror con!
  • and more to be confirmed!
Still adding details! Get in touch with Mike at Destiny City Comics if you’d like to get involved.
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal discussion at Destiny City Comics

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal discussion at Destiny City Comics

Just a girl from Jersey City. We’ll be reading the wildly popular Ms. Marvel Vol 1 by local author G. Willow Wilson and disussing it at the Zodaic Supper Club. What happens when your average Pakistani-American teen discovers she has inhuman abilities to STRETCH?
 
We’ll be meeting at the shop after hours on St. Helens Ave. You can get the book at Destiny City Comics for 15% off with the book club discount. Stadium District’s comic shop also sells many other fine graphic novels.
Destiny City Zine Symposium

Destiny City Zine Symposium

Local zine makers and comic artists set up at your favorite Stadium District comic shop and independent bookstore!

 

Registration has closed for this event. Stay tuned for the next one in August!
Wayzgoose Letterpress and Book Arts Extravaganza w/ King’s Books

Wayzgoose Letterpress and Book Arts Extravaganza w/ King’s Books

Destiny City Comics is hosting tables for King’s Books’ biggest annual event, Wayzgoose!
 
Come get lost in a sea of local printmakers who each have something free for you to do, bring a blank t-shirt and get a free Shroom Bros. print made on it, and marvel at the amazing steamroller prints that are made.
Destiny City Comics will have special guests Jen Vaughn and Cuzak Baily with their new self-published comic Deadwater! We also have Jen’s Avery Fatbottom Renaissance Fair Detective comic available now, she’s also worked on books like Fiona Staples’ Archie and the Secret Loves of Geek Girls.
 
Find out more about the festival at https://www.tacomawayzgoose.com
Meet Peter Bagge author of Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story

Meet Peter Bagge author of Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story

We are excited to welcome Peter Bagge to talk about his new graphic biography Fire!!: The Zora Neale Hurston Story. Following on the heels of his New York Times bestselling biography of Margaret Sanger, Fire!! is a dazzling graphic novel profiling bookstore favorite Zora Neale Hurston. The fifth of eight kids from a Baptist family in Alabama, Hurston’s writing prowess blossomed at Howard University, and then Barnard College, where she was the sole black student. She arrived in NYC at the height of the Harlem Renaissance and quickly found herself surrounded by peers such as Langston Hughes and Wallace Thurman. Hurston went on to become a noted folklorist and critically acclaimed novelist, including her most provocative work Their Eyes Were Watching God. Despite these landmark achievements, personal tragedies and shifting political winds in the midcentury rendered her almost forgotten by the end of her life. Co-hosted with our friends at King’s Books.

Peter Bagge is the 2014 USA Rockefeller Fellow in Literature. He is the Harvey Award-winning author of the acclaimed 1990s alternative comic series Hate starring slacker hero Buddy Bradley and a contributing editor to Reason magazine. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, he got his start in comics in the R. Crumb-edited magazine Weirdo. Bagge lives in Seattle with his wife Joanne, daughter, and three cats.

Event on Facebook.

Event on King’s Books event page.

Destiny City Winter Zine Symposium

Destiny City Winter Zine Symposium

Every season Destiny City Comics and King’s Books open up their space for zine and comic makers to meet the public, showcase their wares, and maybe even sell a book!

Robin McQuay
Danielle Burch
Mend My Dress Press
Michael Koehler
LittleKumiho
Corey Lewis Reyyy
Jen Vaughn
Kalen Knowles
Super Cool QT Zinester Friendship Club
Brandon lehmann
Julie Baldock
Sweetgyrl Designs
Jaala Smith from Tinkertopia

Registration is currently closed. If you’d like to be involved next season, contact destinycitycomics@gmail.com