The Tavern

Where? Level 3 of the Summit Building 
When? Thursday 10 AM – 8 PM, Friday 10 AM – 10 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 10 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM

Welcome to The Tavern

Welcome to The Tavern, home to thematic lounges where fans can come to relax, socialize, and refuel after a long day of adventure. Dive into a new RPG game or learn a new skill in The Tavern workshops, meet up with party members new and old, or grab a drink at Kraken’s Keep! There’s plenty to explore and do here at The Tavern!

The Dabbling Dragon

Our enthusiastic dragon loves exploring hobbies and learning new skills! Come check out the many interactive panels on our Tavern stage and tinker with some of the objects from our Dragon’s hoard in this all ages tavern!

The Kraken’s Keep

Bring your friends and your dice to our 21+ tavern! In this chamber you’ll find plenty of space to start a game of your choice, hangout with friends, and grab a pint at the bar. This is the ultimate spot to unwind from an adventurous weekend, just beware of any tentacles...

The Pickled Pixie

There's no better place to rest your feet than at the Pickled Pixie! Here you’ll find meetups, a place to grab a bite, and plenty of space to sit with your pals. Bring your friends and make new ones at this tavern made just for you!

Community Partners

Find your group with these community partners all 4 days! Explore The Tavern on Level 3 of the Summit Building at the Seattle Convention Center. Browse titles such as The Explorer's Guide to Ogre Faces with First Fantasy Books, enjoy live music with the An Tir Kingdom from the Society for Creative Anachronism, or visit the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire to take a photo with a knight and dance with the faeries! Open the Official ECCC Mobile App and embark on a short side quest to learn your D&D class, or meet us in the workshop rooms to craft your own magical bag of holding or your own cube of destiny. There's something for everyone across the three rooms of The Tavern.

Alexandria RPG Library

The Alexandria RPG Library provides an educational and historical display of roleplaying games, in the form of a physical library of RPG books and related materials. Fans will learn about the diversity of imaginative storytelling games and play in their own world! The Alexandria RPG Library will feature games like D&D 5th edition, and Pathfinder. However, their specialization is with providing access to all the other systems aside from the most popular games! Swing by the Alexandria RPG Library in Room 325 and explore a new realm. 

Amtgard Kingdom of Northern Lights

Located in Western Washington, The Kingdom of Northern Lights is a chapter of Amtgard, a world-wide Live Action Roleplay (LARP) organization dedicated to medieval and fantasy combat sports and recreation. LARPing classes and games will be available for all ages* throughout ECCC! Meet your trainer in the Garden Lounge if you’re above 14 years of age. Looking for a combat field for the little ones? Head to Family HQ on Level 5 for free combat with for those under 14 years of age.

First Fantasy Books

Replenish your HP at First Fantasy Books in The Tavern during your adventures at Emerald City Comic Con! While The Tavern is open for all ages, First Fantasy Books will be available with entertainment opportunities for your Kinterlings, such as: Daily Scheduled Story Times and Mind & Body Exercises for Young Adventurers. (See the schedule below!)

We are also here to speak with warrior trainers (teachers, guardians, and mentors) about how First Fantasy Books helps to encourage reader development! Books will be available for purchase, along with an author autograph!  

Society for Creative Anachronism: An Tir

Are you in a historical romance? No, it’s the Society for Creative Anachronism! The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is an international non-profit volunteer educational organization. The SCA is devoted to the research and re-creation of pre-seventeenth century skills, arts, combat, culture, and employing knowledge of history to enrich the lives of participants through events, demonstrations, and other educational presentations and activities. Learn more at Kingdom of An Tir:

The Curious Carnival by Foulplay Games

Join Foulplay Games for a pop-up magical circus murder mystery game, The Curious Carnival! Visit the Petrovic Family Circus for the 100th birthday of the famed fortune-telling twins, where you will play as a suspect over 2 hours of mystery and intrigue to figure out whodunnit! No prior experience needed. Ages 13+ recommended. Prizes and swag for participants and super sleuths! No signup required, first come, first served! Join in Room 337 in The Tavern! It’s bound to be a showstopper, come see the magic up close!

Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire

Step into the enchanting Towne of Merriwick at the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire! Spanning five weekends in July and August 2024, this spectacular event invites you to revel in the Elizabethan era. Cheer on valiant knights, enjoy world-renowned musical acts, and laugh along with improv comedy. Explore a marketplace brimming with unique crafts, indulge in hearty Renaissance fare, and join in the whimsical fun with fairies and scoundrels. Perfect for all ages, this event is a vibrant celebration of history, culture, and merriment. The Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire ( 

More community partners to be added soon

Tavern Lore 

The Dabbling Dragon

Do you know the real story of Seattle’s underground tunnels? After the Great Seattle Fire of 1889 (which may or may not have been caused by an accidental dragon sneeze), the city was left with twenty-five blocks of destroyed stores and homes.  Wanting to make sure a tragedy like this never happened again, city leaders rebuilt the city using stone and brick on top of the previously leveled streets. This left Seattle with a labyrinth of tunnels under its newly constructed city. Some people will tell you the tunnels were used for speakeasies or gambling, but here at the Dabbling Dragon, we know it’s actually the best hidden dragon cave on the west coast. This little fiery dragon spends his days collecting anything he can find and more hobbies than he knows what to do with. Every once in a while, our team will bring a ball of yarn or leave a game in the tunnels as an offering to Seattle’s most  inquisitive dragon. 

The Kraken's Keep

There are many legends about where the name of the giant squid in Puget Sound -- the mighty Kraken – originated. Some think it’s the sound the great beast makes when it smashes the timbers of passing ships. Others think, for some reason, it has something to do with ice hockey. The true story dates back to 1960. The captain of the Bainbridge Island Ferry – a grizzled sailor named One-eyed Willie – was sitting at a pub near the dock. Just as he was opening his beer, in the new fangled poptop cans that had been introduced a year earlier, the elusive monster poked his head out of the sound and looked right through Willie. At that very instant, as Willie pulled the tab on the beer, the can let loose a “craaaaackin’” sound. “Well, I’ll be darned,” Willie said, about both the can and the beast, “it’s a Crackin!” Terrified the behemoth would capsize his ferry, Willie quit his job then and there, opening the Kraken’s Keep – changing the spelling at the urging of a customer who worked in marketing -- the very next day. It’s been serving libations and welcoming gamers, fans, and people of stripes ever since

The Pickled Pixie

It’s common knowledge that trolls like pickles. Maybe it’s because pickles, like the trolls, are sour. Or maybe they just need something to go with their hamburgers. Either way, trolls like pickles. Anyway, more generations ago than we can count, our ancestor, who was part pixie and part human, was captured by a group of trolls. She tried everything to bargain for her life—she offered money, land, even the hand of her sister in marriage—but the trolls wouldn’t be swayed. They strung her up by her heels over a pot of boing water, intending to make pixie soup.   

Just as our pixie ancestor was about to meet her end, her wife strode into the camp of the trolls, rolling an enormous barrel with one hand and carrying a torch with the other. The barrel, if you didn’t already guess, contained pickles. “Let my wife go or I swear on all the spirts in the land and sea that I will set fire to this barrel of pickles.” The trolls immediately freed our ancestor and took possession of the pickles.  

Inspired, our two ancestors escaped and opened this tavern. The Pickled Pixie has been in our family for generations, always passed down through daughters. Please note: We can no longer confirm our pixie ancestry though we do occasionally and accidentally perform feats of magic.