On Saturday, From 4-LOM to Zuckuss attended the 4th Annual Jet City Comic Show in Tacoma, Washington. As being just a one day event, it was deemed a show rather than a con due to its smaller venue. Jet City has previously been held actually in “Jet City” AKA Seattle but this year it made the move to “Grit City” but kept their Seattle name.
Despite its size it was great to see Star Wars was ever present at the show. From 4-LOM to Zuckuss attended the show as an exhibitor in our new campaign to swap superhero figures for Star Wars figures. And where only 2 figures were officially “swapped” many were sold and bankrolled for future figure releases. The exhibitors booths included the classic clearance bins full of The Power of the Force 2 and Episode 1 figures, a smattering of The Vintage Collection, Gentle Giant’s Jumbos and a few vintage carded The Power of the Force and Ewok figures.
Seattle’s official 501st Legion Garrison Titan was present doing a fantastic job raising money for the Wounded Warrior Project. Fans too got into the cosplay act as well.
Some fantastic artists were on hand at the show as well. Comic book artist Randy Emberlin whose worked on Star Wars Tales was in attendance signing books, taking commissions and selling his wares. Illustrator Jon Sueferling, creator of Omakase Images, had a booth focused entirely on his take of pop culture, religious and cultural icons with a Star Wars twist. Mercenary Art Studio was selling an incredible The Walking Dead inspired Star Wars print.
Our friend and Star Wars fan film producer Joey Santwan had a booth promoting his work entitled “Star Wars Moments”. On display was also the fantastic props and costumes he has created, such as his Rebel Stormtrooper outfit and self-made Darth Vader costume.
All in all it was a good day for fans of the Saga and it continued to prove that Star Wars is forever.