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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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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