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MarQueen of Cups: Cartomancy at Marqueen Hotel

Enjoy a night of brain teasers and Tarot reading with Atlas Obscura Society Seattle at a historic Queen Anne hotel.

Atlas Obscura Society Seattle and Brenden Monroe welcome you to an evening of Tarot-divined insights within the historic MarQueen Hotel.

Designed by popular Architect V.W. Vorhees and tracing its history to 1918 where it originally served as the home of the Seattle Engineering School, the MarQueen Hotel has had many lives: Institution to retrain blacksmiths to work at Ford; autobody garage; and an apartment building where serial killer Ted Bundy once lived. Today, the Tin Lizzie Bar occupies this atmospheric space.

Tarot has been used for divining understandings of the past and future as far back at the 1700s. Whether the work of an occult supernatural force, or the intuition of a talented reader, undergoing a reading can be a stirring experience. For those so bold, two readers will be present to provide individual insight. Come with your questions about career, relationships, and life. While you wait, test your skills of logic and reason on a series of brain teasers and games.

Join us on the centenary of this landmark building for conundrums, cartomancy, and cocktails.

Siolo Thompson is a Seattle-based illustrator and writer. Her work has been featured in national and international shows, on book covers, in magazines and literary journals, and as a tarot deck. She is represented Llewellyn Worldwide Publishing.

Jane Hodges founded and volunteer-directs Mineral School, a beautiful 1947 elementary school building in a small town near Mt. Rainier that's been converted into an overnight artists residency and arts center. A journalist, book author, and creative writer, Jane has been reading Tarot cards recreationally for 30 years.


  • Meet in the lobby of the Marqueen Hotel. 
  • Ticket includes one 10-minute Tarot reading with one intuitive.  
  • This program is for ages 21+. ID required for bar service.
  • Cocktails can be purchased separately at the Tin Lizzie bar.


Email Shin Yu Pai at shinyu.pai@atlasobscura.com.

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Advance ticket sales only. All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.