Are you celebrating Captain Picard Day?

Are you celebrating Captain Picard Day?

Captain Picard Day is celebrated on June 16th because of its proximity to stardate 47457.1. Riker Day never took off it seems.       I am more a Star Wars fan than Star Trek, but I have always enjoyed Captain Picard and the actor, Patrick Stewart. I also prefer Deep Space Nine (Dax, anyone?) to The Next Generation. But that’s not what we’re talking about, is it? I’m pretty sure Picard is the reason…

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Roleplaying Games

Roleplaying Games

Let’s talk about games, more specifically, Roleplaying Games. What is a roleplaying game? In its simplest explanation, it is a chance to play pretend. When you get deeper into the hobby though, it is a time to let your imagination take over and develop a story together with your friends. This has been a favourite hobby of mine for over 30 years. I started with first edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. Over the years, I…

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Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day

It’s almost that time of year again!  Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday May 6th.  Now you might be asking yourself “What is Free Comic Book Day?”  if so, it is a single day that has taken place every year (typically the first Saturday in May) since 2002 that celebrates independent specialty comic shops all over North America.  Publishers and suppliers work together to provide a selection of comics at cost to retailers who…

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Geek New Year (AKA Free Comic Book Day)

Geek New Year (AKA Free Comic Book Day)

If you get our newsletter (and I would totally recommend that you do!), you’ve read me gushing over Free Comic Book Day already in the past (and I wouldn’t doubt there could be some follow ups once we’re past it). Don’t get me wrong, we have a ton of fun with you guys the day of, however, Free Comic Book Day is not free or easy to pull off. But we <3 you guys and…

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Board Game Blitz

Board Game Blitz

Board Games have become one of the hottest hobbies in recent years. With so many new games coming all the time, the question becomes which games are right for you. There are a number of ways to learn about games. You could check video reviewers on YouTube or other websites. You could read reviews, like those I post here or many other websites. But my favourite way to try new games is at a Board…

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Surviving a Convention (with children)

Surviving a Convention (with children)

Convention season is upon us! A couple years ago I attended my first ever BIG convention. It was Fan Expo’s 20th anniversary with the equivalent of a city in attendance. I believe it was something like 125,000 people over 4 days. It was amazing and insane. We spent a lot of time in Artist’s Alley and even more time waiting in line for photographs and autographs and food. It was an amazing experience- the staff…

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Free Comic Book Day!

Free Comic Book Day!

May 7th is the 15th Free Comic Book Day!  The 1st Saturday in May is like Geek New Year for comic fans.  It gives you a chance to  pick up a selection of free comics as well as get in on great discounts, prize draws, cake, face painting and all sorts of fun! Check out the Free Comic Book Day website for a list of available comics. Great Discounts! Trades – 25% off Action Figures…

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Oath of the Gatewatch Prerelease

Oath of the Gatewatch Prerelease

$35 per event.  $5 off per additional event after the first. Jan 16 – 12:01 am – Sealed, 9am – Sealed, 3pm – Sealed Jan 17 – 9am – Sealed, 3pm – Two Headed Giant For the Oath of the Gatewatch Prerelease, each player will receive a Prerelease pack that they can use after the event as a take-home deck box. Inside each Prerelease box, there will be four Oath of the Gatewatch Booster packs…

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Saint John’s first Pokémon PRERELEASE!!!

  Saint John’s first Pokémon PRERELEASE!!! Where – Here at our very own Heroes Beacon. When – Saturday Oct.24 11am-2:30    BE ON TIME!!! (checkin starts at 10:30) How much – $30 Come sign up as early as possible as there are a limited # of spaces available! The fee is $30 to enter and you will receive 6 packs of the brand new XY BREAKthrough set weeks BEFORE it releases in stores!!! You will have…

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