IWK Extra Life. Play Games. Heal Kids.

IWK Extra Life.  Play Games.  Heal Kids.

November 7th we will host our 3rd annual 24 hours of gaming in support of the IWK Extra Life fundraiser. Starting at 9am and ending 9am the next morning we invite everyone to come play board games, card games, and dice games to raise money for the IWK Children’s Hospital in Halifax. We will have raffle items and other events to raise money during the marathon, but encourage people to get a pledge sheet from…

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Free RPG Day!

Free RPG Day!

Free RPG Day! Each year we have been hosting Free RPG Day. With this special occasion, we promote Roleplaying Games with a number of products given away, some great sales and a chance for our customers to try these games in store. This becomes a great time to get to know a new hobby in addition to meeting some great people to enjoy the hobby with.   Last year, in support of IWK, I ran…

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East Coast Comic Expo 2015

East Coast Comic Expo 2015

I’m late in adding this post, but I hope you’ll bear with me. This was my second year attending ECCE and our second time going as a store. I won’t lie- I was pretty excited leading up to the weekend. There was so much great artwork and other pieces last year, as well as sweet cosplays and celebrity artists, and I was pretty psyched to see the offerings this year. No one disappointed. Steve and…

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Free Comic Book Day 2015

Free Comic Book Day 2015

Don’t miss out on the best day of the year!  Free Comic Book Day is tomorrow (Saturday, May 2nd).  In addition to some great free comic book titles we will have cake, popcorn, face painting, Cosplay, and sales!  Check out the discounts and raffles that will take place tomorrow. Sales Back Issues – $1 each!  Bundled comics 30% off! Gaming – 10% Off Trades – 25% Off Toys / Novelties – 25% Off Apparel –…

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Impossible Realities 14

Impossible Realities 14

This September Impossible Realities returns for another great weekend of gaming! Join us in a new location! Contact Steve Henderson or Dana Betts to be added to the schedule! When: Sept 11-13 Doors Open Friday Sept 11 at 6:00PM Cost $20 for the weekend or $10 for each individual day. Games can be scheduled: Friday between 6:00PM – 11:00PM Saturday between 9:00AM – 11:00PM Sunday between 9:00AM – 5:00PM For more information follow the Facebook…

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Free Comic Book Day!

Free Comic Book Day!

It’s just about that time! What time? Free Comic Book Day (also fondly known as Geek New Year)!   When? It’s held on the 1st Saturday in May every year! It lands on May 2nd for 2015.   Where? All over the world! But we would love for you to come and celebrate with us at Heroes’ Beacon on 25 Charlotte Street, Saint John, N.B.   Who? Everybody is welcome! If you are are young,…

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In Store Play – Code of Conduct

In Store Play – Code of Conduct

Creating a Welcoming Environment for Everyone   Heroes’ Beacon has always been about creating a fun and welcoming atmosphere for gamers new and old where players could come and share their passion for their favorite pastime. One of our goals was to include a play area where people could meet and try new things and we’ve been very pleased to see this space so frequently put to use. That said, we must all work together…

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Happy Anniversary! Year One in Pictures

Happy Anniversary!  Year One in Pictures

Happy Anniversary Heroes’ Beacon! The comic and games store that love built turns one year old this week and we will be celebrating Saturday, October 4th with cake and goodies! The idea for Heroes’ Beacon originally came about over two years ago with some discussions between Steve and Chris.  Both had a dream of running their own comic book shop, but neither could do it alone and raising the funds to get started proved to…

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Beginner’s Guide to Fan Expo

Beginner’s Guide to Fan Expo

Steve and I (Tara) attended our first Fan Expo this year! It was their 20th anniversary and they had a fantastic lineup! It was also our first convention not in our home province. I have to admit, the size of Fan Expo was a bit of a shock. The convention space took up multiple floors in two buildings and approximately 120,000 people came through over the course of 4 days with the largest attendance being…

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News from Gen Con

News from Gen Con

News from Gen Con Gen Con is the largest table top gaming convention in North America featuring pen & paper Role Playing Games, Board Games, Miniature Games, Collective Card Games, and Strategy Games. It is held in Indianapolis, Indiana each year and has grown to have close to 50,000 attendees each year. Companies use the convention to launch and announce new games each year, here are some highlights of what you can look forward to…

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