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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Women Who Inspire Us (Update – Day 6)

Women Who Inspire Us (Update – Day 6)

Day 6 – Nichelle Nichols Sixth on our list of inspiring ladies is Nichelle Nichols – American actress, signer and voice artist best known for her role as Uhura on the original Star Trek television series.  In addition to acting Nichelle has recorded albums, written two science-fiction novels (Saturn’s Child and Saturna’s Quest), a memoir (Beyond Uhura: Star Trek and Other Memories) and worked with NASA to help recruit women and minorities. Nichelle Nichols’ Star…

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Magic the Gathering: Updates from SDCC

Magic the Gathering: Updates from SDCC

San Diego Comic Con is always a great time for fans to of all things geek to get updates on their favorite heroes, shows and games.  For those who love their cardboard addiction, the Magic the Gathering panel did gave us a ton of new and exciting updates! From the Vault: Annihilation (Aug 2014) This 15 card From the Vault set (and the first From the Vault that we should be able to get in…

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Magic at Heroes’ Beacon – Current Magic Events

Magic at Heroes’ Beacon – Current Magic Events

Enjoy Magic the Gathering or interested in learning to play?  There are a variety of Magic the Gathering events hosted at Heroes’ Beacon, and each can suit different levels of skill and offer different experiences.  We offer everything from tournament style events to more casual and introductory games. Here’s the types of games available and when they are often scheduled.  You’ll want to follow the Heroes’ Beacon Facebook page or twitter feed (@heroesbeacon) or check…

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Ladies Night: Because Women Love Comics and Games Too!

Ladies Night: Because Women Love Comics and Games Too!

Get to know your female gaming community! Heroes’ Beacon is putting on a ladies only event on August 17 at 6 pm until 9 pm.  This exclusive event is for women only to come and share their common interest in games, comics and other hobbies! As a comic and games store, we want to invite the women of Saint John out, to not only check out our store what we offer, but what Uptown SJ…

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Canada Day at Heroes’ Beacon!

Canada Day at Heroes’ Beacon!

Canada Day is fast approaching, and there are going to be a lot of events going on in uptown Saint John.   You don’t want to miss out!  (http://www.sjcanadaday.ca/main.html) While you’re in the uptown area, why not stop by Heroes’ Beacon and check up on some of the events we’re going to have planned!  We’ll be open on Canada Day from 9am – 5pm with a variety of sales and events! IWK Fundraising! Epic X-Wing…

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All The Games! (Demos and Board Game Night)

All The Games!  (Demos and Board Game Night)

Once a month, Heroes’ Beacon holds a board game night with admission, a prize (a gift card) and with the proceeds going towards expanding our board game library.  It’s a great chance to try some new games and meet some new people — but just because Board Game Night is only once a month doesn’t mean you can’t get in some new games on a more frequent basis. Tables are available at Heroes’ Beacon on…

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Pondering the Nyx Sealed Event

Pondering the Nyx Sealed Event

Last weekend was the Journey Into Nyx prerelease for Magic the Gathering.  With the release of the third set of the Theros block, we got a taste of how the entire block plays as a whole.  I’ve managed to take in two of the Pre-Release events at Heroes’ Beacon and thought I would post my thoughts. Disclaimer though!   I love Magic, but I have only been back playing the game for less than a year…

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