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Nov 10

Jet City Comic Show Wrap-Up

This is your Jet City Comic Show Wrap-Up, 2017!

Jet City Comic Show is a nice little comicon in Tacoma, WA. This year was Books & Chain‘s second year to vend there, this time with guest author Jennifer Brozek. I started my morning nice and early with snow coming down. O_o Normally I love snow, but not when I’m driving to Tacoma, surrounded by idiots who panic when it rains, despite living somewhere where it rains all the freaking time.

Snow

This is a slightly blurry photo taken from inside my car as the snow just began. As usual, you can click images to view them larger.

This is our booth in panoramic view after set up. You can see Jennifer sitting behind the table and the comic shop from Bothell (in fact, just down the road from me!) setting up beside us.

The booth

Here’s a closer look at two-thirds of Books & Chains that weekend.The boothMore views of the booth.The booth The booth The boothLots of great books!The boothJennifer’s nails said READ MORE. Yes! Please read more! (The thing she’s holding is an eBook card for a collection of her books called The Karen Wilson Chronicles, one of her first series.)Read More!

This R2 Trekkie stopped by our booth. He was made completely out of Legos (the exception being the electronic components that can’t be Legos)R2-D-Wha?We had quite a number of exceptional cosplayers stop by the booth as well. The little guy on her shoulder actually moves as he’s a puppet!
CosplayerI was really excited to see this as I love the Fallout video game series. Seeing the mesh of Power Armor and Nuka-Cola was a unique twist. Nuka ColaAt the booth across from us, they were selling T-Rex skeleton necklaces. Elise and I both bought them. T-rex necklaceOn Saturday, Jennifer and I both cosplayed Harry Potter, but I managed to forget to snag a picture. Another time perhaps. She was a Slytherin and I was, of course, a Ravenclaw.

I spotted these two while walking around on a break. Awesome cosplay!

cosplayersAlso spotted this cosplayer roaming around as well. Her hammer said “Bye Felicia!”Bye Bye FeliciaHis armor was phenomenal! He’s apparently a professional cosplayer who goes by Atlas Vanguard CosplaycosplayerOne of the best parts of the weekend though was chatting again with fantasy author Robin Hobb. She also bought a copy of Amaskan’s Blood. Nothing like personalizing a book for an author whose work you admire.

On Sunday, I was on a panel with her on the main stage, which will get uploaded to YouTube sometime soon. Once it is, I’ll post the details here. The panel was on Women in Literature 2: She Has the Power! At one point during the panel, the attention shifted in the room as it started snowing blizzard style outside. Most of it didn’t stick but it was gorgeous (and distracting!) to watch.

Sunday also meant a different set of geeky clothing as we all three channeled Doctor Who at the Books & Chains booth. I had on my exploding TARDIS skirt and scarf, along with TARDIS chainmaille earrings and necklace. And because it was very cold outside and snowing hard when we left, I wore my exploding TARDIS jacket as well. Do you sense a theme here?
WhovianAttendance at Jet City seemed low again, but the convention itself is loads of fun. No extra charges for photos or autographs either. And I learned an amazing answer from Jennifer that I will remember the next time someone asks me to “do it for the exposure.”

People die of exposure. They’re also arrested for it. 

And on that note, this is a wrap.

About the author

Raven Oak

Bestselling science fiction & fantasy author Raven Oak is best known for Amaskan’s Blood, Class-M Exile, and the collection Joy to the Worlds: Mysterious Speculative Fiction for the Holidays.

She spent most of her K-12 education doodling stories and 500 page monstrosities that are forever locked away in a filing cabinet. When she’s not writing, she’s getting her game on, enjoying cartography, or staring at the ocean.

She lives in Seattle, WA with her husband, and their three kitties who enjoy lounging across the keyboard when writing deadlines approach.

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