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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Why Multiplayer Commander is My Favorite Magic Format

Why Multiplayer Commander is My Favorite Magic Format

I stopped playing Magic the Gathering about a decade ago but returned with the recent release of Theros.  It’s been amazing seeing how the game has grown and changed over the last decade.  There are new rules, mechanics and game formats.  There’s something for everyone. In the last year though, my own favorite format has rapidly become multiplayer Commander. Commander involves players building singleton decks containing 99 cards plus a Legendary Creature to act as…

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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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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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Star Wars Miniatures Review

Star Wars Miniatures Review

X-Wing Miniatures Fantasy Flight Games 2 Players Ages 14+ 20+ minutes Highly Recommended I didn’t think it was possible for a table top game to do such a wonderful job capturing the feel of a Star wars dog fight in space!  Featuring detailed miniatures, the X-Wing Miniatures game does an amazing job of giving players a fast paced table top strategy game with straightforward, easy to learn mechanics while also providing depth and complexity to…

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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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