Calling all Geeks! Uncharted Waters at Jet City Comic Con

The onset of November brings with it a plethora of lovely things – prettily painted leaves, pumpkin spice everything, the notion of playing holiday music becoming socially acceptable… While those things are all well and good, some of us become giddy ringing in the eleventh month for an entirely different reason: Jet City Comic Con

Excited to return for our second consecutive year, us folks at Uncharted Waters had a blast at the two-day event dedicated to all things celebrating nerdom and geekism. What brought us back for another year?

“One of our taglines is ‘Calm is a Superpower’ and what better venue to display that?” muses Uncharted Waters Co-owner, Jonathan Murray. “I’m a big sci-fi fan, so I love being surrounded by my favorite genre and being part of an industry that also has a sci-fi streak in it. I get to ‘geek out’ with my fellow fans about the connection between science fiction/comics and floating.”

For us, being at Comic Con is doubly advantageous. In addition to spreading the word about our business, offered services, and general greatness of floating to like-minded people, we get to spend a whole weekend immersed in the colorful, dazzling, and downright weird over-the-top glory of what sci-fi dreams are made of. A true win-win.

The sci-fi connection to floating helps make sense of why we’re there,” Murray explains. “That connection paired with the therapeutic benefits of floating helps pique their interest in wanting to learn more and try it out.”

Another fantastic sci-fi tie-in floating has in relation to Jet City Comic Con is its depiction in various well regarded films and TV shows.

“Floating has been featured in the movies Altered States and Minority Report, as well as TV shows Fringe and Stranger Things. Homer and Lisa even floated in an episode of The Simpsons.  Since this is a Comic Con, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that the superhero, Daredevil, also floats!”

It was a worthwhile experience, we venture to impart, from both a business and personal viewpoint.

“It was great to see other self-care companies there putting their own sci-fi/comic book spin on their wares, from bath products to CBD products,” expresses Murray. “On Sunday, my wife and daughters got to see musical artist Casper Babypants perform and they are now huge fans.”

And there you have it: an experience rooted in weirdness, celebrating the heroes (and villains) who helped us navigate our lives, encouraging us to dream big and strive to make a difference in whatever ways we can. At the end of the day, the tights and capes are a symbolic reminder for the heroes we all have the capability of being.

Live long and prosper, friends.


Be a Holiday Hero!

This holiday season, we’re full steam ahead at Uncharted Waters Float Center. Busy as the elves in Santa’s workshop, we’ve made our list and have checked it twice for winter promotions and frosty festivities that will help you have a holly, jolly Christmas. We’re firm believers in peeking — read on for details of our upcoming December itinerary.

To start the season off with a bang, mark your calendar for the annual 6th Avenue Santa Parade on December 2nd. This free community event starts at 2:30 pm, where families can enjoy live music, wintry entertainment and a host of other free activities until the parade kicks off at 4:30 pm. Beginning on State Street, the parade will feature local businesses and organizations from the Tacoma area, including your friends at Uncharted! Stop by to see us spreading the holiday cheer, passing out flyers, and having an all-around great time celebrating the beginning of the holidays with family and friends.

On December 5th, come to the center for our second annual Holiday Open House. Brought back for 2018 by popular demand, we’re looking forward to another wonderful evening of meet-n-greets, answering questions, and introducing you to the awesome practitioners who offer a plethora of services to reach your health and wellness goals. Hosted from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, the social gathering will give you a chance to nibble and nosh on snack goods, have a glass of beer or wine, and stock up on floats — only $35 each, no limit! Looking for the perfect holiday gift? This will be your chance to purchase floats, memberships for only $45, and handcrafted festive-scented candles for everyone on your list. Check out our Facebook Page for details.

We’ve saved the best for last, folks. Although opportunities to score gifts for the people on your nice list will be aplenty, we ask that you don’t neglect the chance to take care of yourself as well. If you’ve been awaiting the chance to become a member at Uncharted Waters, now is your chance! From Black Friday until December 5th, those who sign up for a $59 monthly membership will receive a gift certificate for a complimentary float — yours to keep or re-gift (we won’t tell). If you’re already a loyal member, we encourage you to skip the crowd and purchase your $35 float certificates anytime between the 5th and 12th of December. Simply call or stop in at your convenience to take advantage of this amazing offer.

This year, there’s no reason to not be the Holiday Hero of gift-giving. With promos and supreme discounts to use at your disposal, we’re confident you’ll find the right wellness gifts for everyone on your list. So, get in the spirit!

After all…winter is coming.