• August 20, 2017
    Sunday August 20 Opening Gaming! We have open seats available! Bring your own games or grab
  • August 16, 2017
    COMICS ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #14 ADVENTURE TIME COMICS #14 SUBSCRIPTION PALMER VAR ALL NEW
  • August 01, 2017
    Previews is the monthly catalog of all the comics and pop culture merchandise you can order.
  • July 06, 2017
    Board Games have seen a huge resurgence in recent years as more people have discovered games
  • June 22, 2017
    Often at Heroes’ Beacon, we are approached by folks looking to sell their old comics.

A Little Time for a Lot of Magic

A Little Time for a Lot of Magic

Magic: The Gathering is a complex and fun game. It’s a great way to meet new people and make friends. It involves considerable thought and planning and it can also involve a lot of chaos and comraderie. But what happens if you want to move beyond kitchen table Magic but don’t have the time and money to invest in competitive deckbuilding? Thankfully, there are many ways to play Magic — some more competitive than others,…

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Kickstarter!

Kickstarter!

In recent years Kickstarter has become a popular way for new board games to hit the market.  For anyone that isn’t already aware, Kickstarter.com is a site where people can pitch a project and have people back it on the promise of certain perks once the project is finished.  (Believe it or not Heroes’ Beacon started out of a similar site called Indiegogo.com)  Project creators often offer various levels you can back the project at…

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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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Top 5 Cosplayers I follow

Top 5 Cosplayers I follow

In 2014 I got the cosplay bug… I even almost finished one! Turns out I made the dress front backwards, which was minor really and I never got the wig or shoes finished, but it was pretty fun nevertheless. I’d like to finish that one, but I’d pretty much have to start from scratch now. In 2018 I have an event which doesn’t require a cosplay, but I feel like it needs one, so I…

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So I Created A Web Comic – You Can Too!

So I Created A Web Comic – You Can Too!

Last year I came to the realization that I used to love to draw. I remember drawing Nintendo characters as a child. I remember growing up enamored with Disney cartoons, comics like Jeff Smith’s Bone and foreign animated films from Studio Gibli. That said, I hadn’t drawn in years. My skill level had deteriorated considerably. Still, I used to love to draw. I used to enjoy the creativity. I discovered some friends who had been…

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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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Why Superman?

Why Superman?

Why Superman? This question has been asked to me countless times since I have been part of the comic book community. Why is Superman your favourite character? There are so many other “cooler”, “more relatable”, “more interesting” characters to choose from. Why would you like “Captain every-power”? The short answer for me is inspiration. Superman is not about punching the world’s problems away or using his heat vision to burn away the bad guys. He…

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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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How To Help Fandoms Grow

How To Help Fandoms Grow

It’s never been a better time to be a fan. Geek culture has become mainstream and fan communities have, as a result, been able to grow and connect like never before. As a result it’s very common these days to see people of all ages embrace their favorite fandom and share the things they love. It may be comics or games or a specific intellectual property. From Pokemon to Harry Potter, being a geek has…

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I am one with the Force, and the Force is with me.

I am one with the Force, and the Force is with me.

With Rogue One having come out this week and Star Wars Celebration coming up later in the month in Orlando, it got me thinking about how great it is to be a fan these days.  Not only is there a Star Wars movie in some form in the works every year for the foreseeable future, but we have great new and exciting products coming out in virtually every medium.  Some fans might not be aware…

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