PuliCon 2019


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.

Check out Cat's Cafe and Matt's other comic, MaryDeath, the adventures of a young girl who befriends Death.


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
Trail Tales

Artist Alley

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.

We sell science fiction and fantasy books from local award-winning author Raven Oak, and handmade, geeky chainmaille jewelry which is often inspired by Raven's works or other fandoms.

Chris Buckley
Chris creates stickers, magnets and gaming graphics.

Clockwork Dragon
Curious fantasy and science fiction books for eclectic minds.

DefCon One Publishing
Mad Scientist Journal, themed anthologies, and superhero novels and short story collections.

I create digital illustrations with a sunset feel in the form of prints, stickers, buttons, and acrylic charms, ranging from original pieces of fan art of Fire Emblem, Fruits Basket, Mob Psycho 100, Legend of Zelda, and more. I also take sketch commissions!

Seattle author and illustrator best known for her demon-poodle based comedy, Out for Souls & Cookies.  She has illustrated several graphic novels and writes vampire cozy mysteries and fantasy books.

Heat/Cold therapy bags made with a variety of fabrics, such as Avengers, Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  I also make hand embroidered wall hangings.

Maila Cervania is a hobbyist whose style is influenced by Alphonse Mucha and Japanese animation.  She is currently in the early stages of writing her comic book Divine Disgrace and hopes to release the first chapter sometime this year.

Horror-inspired surrealist illustrations, comic books, and small merchandise.

Digital artist creating independent comics, original and fan inspired art illustrations and cute stickers! My favorite themes are love, fun, and friendship!

Submerge your senses in nature-rich Celtic and Asian-inspired stories by multi-award winning and bestselling authors, Clair Luana and Jesikah Sundin.

Morbid Heart Designs
Morbid Heart Designs makes geeky and cutesy horror-themed art on prints, stickers, and hand-painted magnets.

Pau and Loma
We are two sisters that make and sell cute art inspired from anime, video games, and pop culture. We sell art prints, key chains, buttons, pins, stickers, as well as hand-knitted bags and commissions.

I sell vinyl decals, stickers, greeting cards, ornaments, fan art prints, enamel pins and custom tumblers.  Most of my art is nerdy themed.

Handmade bags, zipper pouches, bowl cozies and quilts.

Riley's Rainbow Slime
Fluffy slime in a variety of colors, scents, and textures.

Happy art for kids at heart!  Whimsical and vibrantly colored images to bring a little joy into your life.

I write epic fantasy for tweens and up that tackle real-life feelings and issues.

A collection of fantasy and pop culture art from around the world, pins, bags, and gaming playmats.

Tea in Space
Comics, prints, and small accessories featuring space, aliens, and cute/weird animals.

I create fan art and original acrylic paintings cherished by all ages.

Threnodi's Threads
We sell plush dolls, homemade chocolate bark, and also do face painting.

T.M. Franklin
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.

Uta's Art
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!

Game board serving tray sets including tray, coasters, and wine charms created from up-cycled and re-purposed games, frames, and hardware.  Sets feature Harry Potter, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Marvel, and many others.

Special thanks to our event photographer, Zuniga Photography, for providing professional, downloadable images of our PuliCon crowd!  Please visit our PuliCon Photography page to view the images after the event.