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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Meet local comic artists and writers at Puli-Con, the Library’s mini-comic convention. We’ll be hosting a variety of panels on comics and fan culture, as well as an artists' alley, crafts, games, and more! Try out a board game, check out art by local creators, make a craft, and learn about the art of writing and creating comics.

Free Comic Books

10:00 am - 1:00 pm (while supplies last)

Stop by the front of the Library and choose from a wide selection of comics for Free Comic Book Day.  We'll have a little something for everyone.  While we can't guarantee that we'll have every title available, click here to see a list of the comics that publishers are releasing for this year's event.  Treat your inner comic book fan to series like Marvel's Secret Wars, Pokemon, Doctor Who, Sonic, Avatar: The Last Airbender or Attack on Titan, just to name a few of the titles we’ll have available.  Supplies are limited, so visit us early for the best selection.

FCBD no date wide

The Avengers

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Catch a comics-inspired movie and watch The Avengers (PG-13).  Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

Avengers poster


Join us for a variety of panels about comics, creating, and fan culture!  These panels are free, open to all ages, and no registration is required.
  • Making Comics with Dana Simpson

    Phoebe and Her Unicorn 21:00 - 2:00 pm, Library Meeting Rooms

    Dana Simpson, author of the internationally syndicated comic strip 'Phoebe and Her Unicorn,' will discuss the process of writing comics, from having a vague idea to completing a strip and all the steps in between.  Learn more about Dana Simpson, Phoebe, and Marigold Heavenly Nostrils at her website

    Help! My Kid is a Fan!

    2:30 - 3:30 pm, Library Meeting Rooms
    Are you friends with a brony? Has your kid started sporting a bow tie & talking about sonic screwdrivers? And what’s cosplay? Join our panel of experts as they introduce you to the wonderful world of fans. Learn about a wide variety of fan cultures, as well as ways to meet other fans!

    Cosplay Dance 2014

    How to Take Over the World,

    One Dalek at a Time:

    Dalek Builder's Q & A

    Dalek by Bergh3:45 - 4:45 pm, Library Meeting Rooms

    Have you always wanted to build a Dalek? Kathy Bergh is a member of Project Dalek, a hobby group that provides support for builders. She’ll present her progress on her current full-sized Imperial Dalek, information about Project Dalek, and answer some of the most frequently asked questions about what it takes to build a Dalek. Did we mention that her Dalek has a twist? Come see what it is.…

  • Cosplay Dance

    Library Meeting Rooms, 6:00 - 8:30 pm

    Fandom Dance 2013 picture

    Join us for a cosplay party after the library closes! It’s a chance to meet other fans and show off your passion for your favorite books, shows, and comics! Cosplayers of any and all fandoms are welcome and encouraged to attend in costume. We will be holding a contest, where you can compete in one of three categories:
    • Coolest Craftsmanship
    • Best In-Character
    • Freakin’ Fan-tastic.
    This event is all-ages, though we ask that those ages 15 and under come with a parent or guardian. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

    Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door (cash only).  Adult chaperones are not required to purchase a ticket.

  • This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Puyallup Public Library.  We partner with Fantasium Comics (1500 South 336th Street, Suite 12A, Federal Way, WA 98003). If you would like to learn more about Free Comic Book Day, or about the history of comic books, please visit

    The first Free Comic Book Day was held in 2002, and the event has continued to grow over the years. We are proud to take part in this program, which gives away millions of comic books to interested readers every year. The comic format can encourage readers of all ages and interests, providing quality literature as well as a gateway for reluctant readers. Comics can cross cultural boundaries in a way that most prose works do not. The Puyallup Public Library offers comic collections for children, teens, and adults, as well as titles studying the value of reading comics.