Today I visited one of the only Seattle-area venues for 24-Hour Comics
Day 2011 (http://www.24hourcomicsday.com/): Comic
Book Ink (http://www.comicbookink.com/). It’s actually in Lakewood,
which is south of Tacoma.
about eight giant tables, which is great, because last year they had
about a dozen attendees for 24HCD, and it was only the first year in
their new location, thus they expect more this year, or so I was told
by Alex, the extremely friendly staff member on hand. They do have wifi, so bring your laptop if you need reference
material. I am told there is also a bar in the same plaza if you need
some liquid inspiration at 1 AM on the day. Lakewood has a reputation for being scary, but the plaza itself could
hardly have been more boring and suburban when I visited it. There is
a big wig shop with a giant WIGS sign, so I guess there’s that, and
it’s a good landmark. While I was there, I bought copies of the inch-and-a-half-thick Too
Much Coffee Man Omnibus (because too much is never enough) and Star
Trek: Expeditions, the recent cooperative game by Reiner Knizia, based
on the 2009 movie. Support your local comics shop!