Updated: Get a little tongue with the Holy Taco Church

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Tacopope Picante I, Kevin Hearne.

Valley fantasy fans can share a little tongue with authors Kevin Hearne, Sam Sykes and Beth Cato on Monday as the Holy Taco Church celebrates an early Thanksgiving  at the Taco Guild.

Beth Cato Credit: Corey Ralston Photography

High Priestess of Churromancy, Beth Cato
Credit: Corey Ralston Photography

Tacopope Picante I (Hearne) is back in the Valley for a few days and will hold court for happy hour, sharing tacos, drinks, selfies and Holiday cheer with local fans and members of the Taco Council — High Priestess of Churromancy Cato and High Inquisitor Habanero Sykes.

High Inquisitor Habanero, Sam Sykes.

High Inquisitor Habanero, Sam Sykes.

On the menu will be Hearne’s favorite lengua tacos, available for $1.99 a pop, or free with a selfie of his Holiness. And of course there will be plenty of local craft beer and sacramental margaritas.

The authors will not have books for sale, but they will be available for autographs, churros (Cato) and exhortations to buy his book (Sykes).

Update:

So the Holy Sacrament of Tacos and Beer was loads of fun. The lengua tacos were tasty if a bit unusual, the authors were approachable and gracious with their fans.

Some wisdom from the Tacopope.

Some wisdom from the Tacopope.

I spent most of the evening chatting with Beth, Sam and Lee Whiteside, organizer of the author track at Phoenix Comicon, about upcoming events and potential guests for next years convention. Sam enjoyed the habanero salsa and plotted the victims of next years’ Batsu Game. And there was talk of a bigger taco convocation at the Con with more unusual taco offerings.

His holiness offer's a two-horned blessing.

His holiness offer’s a two-horned blessing.

While I was in conversation, the tacopope was busy meeting fans and spreading the joy of lengua around the room. Kevin admired a fan’s Atticus-inspired tattoo and shared some wisdom from Oberon in my copy of Shattered. He even gave me a very metal tacopapal blessing.

And Beth’s churro bites were amazing. (If you are in the Valley, go see her at the Metro  Center Barnes and Noble on Dec. 6, she’ll have treats there as well!)

Sam Sykes, Kevin Hearne, Your Fatass Blogger and Beth Cato.

From Left: Grumpy Cat (aka Sam Sykes), Kevin Hearne, Your Fat-Ass Blogger and Beth Cato.

—Michael Senft

About Michael Senft

I am a freelance writer and critic from Phoenix Arizona. I spent 10 years covering music, the arts and pop culture for the “Arizona Republic” before life circumstances took me away from newspaper. But I never lost my joy at writing. Or reading.
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