The Kent Downtown Partnership will be holding its second annual Meeker Street Nerd Party on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, from 3-7 pm.
Downtown Kent has a number of “cool nerd” businesses that embrace this unique culture and are not afraid to show it.
Release your inner nerd at the Nerd Party!
This event promotes downtown local, small businesses by highlighting nerd culture in a street-wide event. Small businesses between 2nd & 4th Ave on W. Meeker Street will host local makers, artists, and authors who specialize in nerd culture, science fiction, fantasy, horror – books, games, toys, and more.
Participants will include:
- 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.
- PTB Comics & Manga: Specializing in comics, manga, graphic novels and toys.
- Big Wu Fitness:
- Hosting SeaLUG Seattle based Lego brick enthusiasts
- 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 the Cosplay costume contest
- All Aglow Spa: hosting artists and authors.
- Grey Sunz Tattoo: hosting CybFest NW who will join the party with a celebration of all things Transformers, put on by fans for fans. Toy dealers, artists, contests and raffles are just some of the fun!
COSPLAY COSTUME CONTEST: Dress up as your favorite character! Prizes will be awarded for best costumes in the following categories: adult, child (under 10 yrs) and honorable mentions. Grand prizes $100, gift cards and other great stuff!
Maria Giakoumatos, J.P. Barnett, Tiffany Shearn, Lora Senf, Jeff Grubb, Tommy Rice, Will McDermott and more to come.
- Bruno Pags – fantasy, vampire, werewolves’ art
- Lori Collins – art and illustrations
- J Boom – sketch artist, art animation
- Stannex – cartoonist, game designer
- Rihana Martinson – stickers, coloring book pages and prints
- BrickCon – Lego creations, past and custom Lego sets
- BritCon – British media and culture with an emphasis on science fiction and fantasy
- Steve Miller – game designer, and more to be announced.
CybFest NW will join the party with a celebration of all things Transformers, put on by fans for fans. Toy dealers, artists, contests and raffles are just some of the fun!
Also featuring Big Dawg premiere hot dog cart.
More authors, artists and activities to come. Keep an eye on our website for full details.
This is a FREE event, RSVP requested; please register at:
This event is brought to you by the Kent Downtown Partnership, a 501c3 non-profit organization, ILoveKent.net, Page Turner Books & Retro Emporium Kent.