Tomorrow is the first day of the Emerald City Comicon! This annual comic book and pop culture convention takes place at the Washington State Convention Center located at 7th and Pike Street, a short walk from the Inn at the Market. We love seeing all the fun costumes take over the downtown area! Comicon features a gaming area, exhibition hall, beer garden, kids area, and presentations throughout the 3 day convention. New this year is Food Truck Alley located outside of the convention center and featuring a great selection of local eateries truck style! For a full list of events, check here.
Emerald City Comicon, March 27-29, 2015
We are partnering with Amtrak and PSC to offer a cool giveaway with our Experience Pompeii Package! Winner will receive two VIP passes to Pompeii: The Exhibition at Pacific Science Center, overnight stay at the Inn at the Market , round trip passes on the Monorail, valet parking and two passes on Amtrak. Enter to win this giveaway here. Our VIP passes to the Pompeii exhibit offer front of the line access to the show!
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The Moisture Festival opens today! The Moisture Festival runs 4 weeks long, making it the world’s largest comedy/variete festival. Performances range from comedy, burlesque, variete, musical, dinner theatre, trapeze and everything in between! Three theaters in Seattle take part in hosting different shows throughout the 4 week run: Hale’s Palladium in NW Seattle, Broadway Performance Hall on Capitol Hill and Teatro Zinzanni located by Seattle Center on lower Queen Anne. With such a wide variety of shows, performances can be found to suit all sorts of fancies!
Moisture Festival, March 19-April 12, 2015
The newest exhibit at the EMP features a behind the scenes look at the costumes that made Star Wars such an iconic part of our cultural history. Star Wars and The Power of Costume features costumes, a look inside the concepts/designs of creating the characters, interviews with many of the design team and interactive features to make visitors feel they were part of the process. Costumes featured include Darth Vader’s mask, Princess Leia’s bikini and the gilded suit of C-3PO. The EMP is the first stop for this 12 city national tour and easily accessible from Inn at the Market by heading a few blocks east to the Monorail. Discounted tickets available at our Front Desk for the Monorail.
Star Wars And The Power of Costume is on display now through October 4, 2015.
We recently tried out the Pronto cycle sharing program to see what all the buzz was about. Pronto works as a bike share system where you can pick up and drop off all over the Seattle Metro area. Your purchase of an annual membership, 3 day or 1 day pass includes the bicycle and helmet. See how it works here. Ride around the city and leave your bike at any of the 50 Pronto stations around Seattle. Pronto works by informing you of how many available bikes or bike docks are in the area so that you can plan your trip around the city. There are several within a few blocks of the Inn at the Market, take a look at the full station map here.
If you are looking for a fun way to explore the city without having to drive or fit in a little fitness during your visit, Pronto Cycle Share is a great option!