The Kent Downtown Partnership will be presenting its first-ever ‘Meeker Street Nerd Party’ on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, from 4–8 pm.
“There is nothing wrong with being a nerd,” organizers said. “In fact, nerds are smart, creative, and unique individuals. Downtown Kent has number of ‘cool nerd’ businesses that embrace this unique culture and are not afraid to show it!”
The Nerd Party promotes downtown local, small businesses by highlighting nerd culture at this event. Small businesses on W. Meeker will host local makers, artists, and authors who specialize in nerd culture, science fiction, fantasy, horror, books, games, toys, and more.
- Retro Emporium: Vintage to modern Pop Culture shop specializing in vintage 80s/90s collectibles and retro-themed goods.
- Page Turner Books: Nerd culture store offering sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, movies, video games, comics, and more.
- Big Wu Fitness: will be hosting Sea LUG, a Seattle based group of Lego brick enthusiasts. The Lego creations are large and elaborate, often taking hundreds of hours to create, and will be on display at this location
- Sweet Themes Bakery: featuring sweet nerd-themed treats and hosting Cosplay costume contest. NOTE: Proof of vaccination/negative Covid test required. Cosplay Contest: Grand prize $100! Dress up as your favorite character, enter contest at Sweet Themes Bakery.
- Pied Piper Pub: Trivia and special Nerd drink specials
- Justin Olson – aka JBoom – sketch artist, art animation.
- Andy LeRoy – sci-fi, toys and comic art.
- Bruno Pags – fantasy, vampire, werewolves’ art.
- PTB Comics & Manga will be hosting a Dungeons & Dragons panel with guests from the early days of TSR.
More to come!
This is a FREE event, RSVP requested; please visit downtownkentwa.com to register.
Covid Requirements: All attendees must always wear masks and follow the Washington state covid guidelines.
This event is brought to you by the Kent Downtown Partnership, a 501c3 non-profit organization, Page Turner Books & Retro Emporium Kent.