This week the guys discuss the aromas of Tacoma, upcoming events for the podcast, and take a positive spin on Is It Tacoma.
00:00 – Jeff welcomes Erik to this episode, Justin promises that this episode won’t be a bummer one, and Derek gives props to new listeners tuning in live. Justin talks about this week's spin on Is It Tacoma, the closure of the paper mill, and the guys guess what they think the cause of the aroma is.
17:49 – Derek talks about hitting up the biggest gaming convention in the PNW, PAX West, how he first got into it, and running into the Seattle Freeze while there. Justin reflects on the last time he had been at PAX, Derek talks about the various connections he appreciates making at other conventions, and Justin talks about GCP getting invited back to this year's Grit City Comic Show.
36:17 – Jeff talks about the plans to have a new t-shirt at the comic show, Derek encourages listeners to stop by the GCP table at the event and mention they tune in for a shout-out, and Justin talks about what motivates him to get excited about new ideas. He shares how spite helps him get stuff done, rolls into the Good News Edition of Is It Tacoma, and introduces the contestants.
53:50 – Justin announces the last article of Is It Tacoma, each of the guys gives their guess on what article is from Tacoma, and Justin reveals where each of the articles are from. He shares the background of the Imagination Library, how people can sign up for it, and closes out by sharing an awesome story about his grandma.Support The Grit City Podcast
- Tacoma paper mill to halt operations after 90 years, 400 jobs impacted | KOMO — The Tacoma paper mill will permanently cease operations at the end of September. The announcement was made earlier this month by the WestRock Company, which owns the mill.
- PAX West — PAX West is a celebration of gaming and gaming culture featuring thought-provoking panels, a massive expo hall filled with the best publishers and studios, new game demos, musical performances, tournaments, and a community experience unlike any other.
- Comic Book Convention, Tacoma, WA | Grit City Comic Show — An Old School Style Comic Book Convention at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center1500 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402
- Hellbound Slant 6 #5 by Ken Carlson — Kickstarter — Ride shotgun in Danielle's 1971 Dodge Demon one last time! Issue #5 concludes Danielle's journey through HELL.
- Hello, Dolly! Parton launches Imagination Library in Washington | king5.com — The Imagination Library, launched in 1995, delivers one free book a month to children from birth to age 5 who are enrolled in the program.
- She lost her dad’s ashes. City workers dug in a dumpster to find them. - The Washington Post — Emily Dickerson’s most treasured possession is a ring her grandmother gave her, filled with her father’s ashes. She almost never takes it off.
- Pierce County deputy crawls into pipe to retrieve hurt dog – KIRO 7 News Seattle — A Pierce County deputy went the extra mile to save an injured dog that crawled into a pipe near Puyallup.
- Dolly Parton's Imagination Library | USA, UK, IE, CA, AU