Calendar of Events

Monday, September 27, 2010

York Book and Paper Fair

Don't forget the York Book and Paper Fair is quickly approaching. Comic Store West is proud to co-host the White Rose Magic the Gathering 2010 Championship in conjunction with the show on October 16.

As usual we will have hundreds of comics priced to sell at 5 for $1.00. I'm also planning on bringing plenty of zombie related goodness to help spread the word about the coming zombiepocalypse.

Don't forget to stop buy our booth and pick up a 20% off coupon to be used at our store.

Green Lantern Theme Song



What do you think, should this be the Green Lantern movie theme song? Kirby Krackle is the name of a great band that performs 'Nerd Rock'. Check out their website http://www.kirbykracklemusic.com/

Sunday, September 26, 2010

ZombieFest 2010 - October 30 and October 31



Saturday, October 30 and Sunday, October 31 will be ZOMBIEFEST weekend at Comic Store West.

KIDS 13 and under – Come TRICK OR TREATING either Saturday or Sunday (that means stop in the store in costume) and get a treat. We will have Halloween comics and candy for all kid's 13 and under who come in (no purchase necessary).

COSTUME CONTEST
EVERYONE – Anyone can come in costume Saturday or Sunday and let us photograph you for our website and be entered in a costume contest. We will be judging the winners Sunday at 9:30PM (you do not need to be present to win). We will have three categories: Kids 13 and under, Teenagers, and adults.

There will be 1 winner in each of the three categories.

SALES
All weekend long you can purchase the Volume 1 trade paperback of the Image Comics series THE WALKING DEAD for only $5 !!

All other sales info for the weekend is a secret right now, but plan on coming in both Saturday and Sunday because we will have different SPECIALS each day.

SATURDAY
Magic The Gathering Scars of Mirrodin Game Day beginning at 10:30AM
Entry fee = $5
Bring a constructed deck and play for for additional boosters and EXCLUSIVE preview cards from the next MAGIC THE GATHERING expansion set.

SUNDAY
Members of the Star Wars Stormtrooper 501st Garrison Cardia will be on hand beginning at 1PM. The 501st collects NEW and LIGHTY USED Star Wars toys for area children's hospitals. Please bring a Star Wars toy to donate (or purchase a toy from us). There will be photo opportunities, so stop in and have you picture taken with a Stormtrooper.

FOR EVERY STAR WARS TOY SOLD AT THE STORE ON SUNDAY COMIC STORE WEST WILL DONATE ANOTHER STAR WARS TOY TO THE 501ST.



The store will stay open on Sunday, October 31 until MIDNIGHT in order for us to show the WORLD BROADCAST PREMIERE of the new AMC TV show – The Walking Dead. The local BEST BUY has been generous enough to loan us a big screen TV for this event so come early to reserve a spot in our VIP back room to watch what many are calling the BEST NEW SHOW on TV.

To gain access to the VIP room we ask that you bring in FIVE (5) canned food items which we will donate to the York Food Bank. We will have plenty of FREE food and drinks for everyone in the VIP room.

WarHammer Fantasy and 40K Sundays !!



You asked for more WarHammer Fantasy Battles and WarHammer 40k Battles at the store and we listened. Beginning in October every Sunday afternoon (after the Pokemon League ends at 2pm) will Be Games WorkShop miniature games. Bring your WarHammer Fantasy armies and/or your 40k armies and battle it out with others. As long as we have 6 people show up and playing we will keep the store open for you until 6PM.

Also we will be holding a once a month store hosted event with PRIZE SUPPORT! More details on this coming soon.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Paul is Dead - The History of the British Zombie Invasion



I just finished reading Paul is Dead. This is a hilarious book about the British Zombie Invasion. In this alternate universe Paul, John and George are zombies and Ringo is a ninja lord. It's a funny look at the Beatles Phenomenon as if they were zombies. Loads of true historical stuff thrown in, I found myself continuously looking stuff up on the Beatles to see what facts were true and how much of them were true.

It's a very easy and quick read. Anyone into zombies or the Beatles (which has got to be everyone) should give this book a try. It's not a comic but does have a few funny illustrations too.

p.s.
I'm sticking with the whole Zombie theme and just started reading Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry. I'll let you know how it is when I'm finished.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Pokemon Battle Roads

Now is the time to pre-register for the Pokemon Battle Roads tourament to be held on Saturday, October 9. We had so many people last time (over 36) that we had to turn away some so come in and register now.

This is a FREE and very popular event.

Fall Cleaning

Brett and I started some needed FALL CLEANING in our stock room on Sunday and we came across some hidden gems which we immediately put out for sale. Come in and look around.

We also got about 10 more games for our backroom public gaming shelf. Including some very popular games like ZOMBIE FLUXX and MONTY PYTHON FLUXX.

WOW !! Huge Pokemon and HeroClix Crowd Sunday



Here is a photo from my phone from our backroom on Sunday. The rain really brought the people in for Pokemon and HeroClix. At one point I counted 38 people in the back playing games. It was very crowded but seemed like everyone had a great time.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

All Things Zombie



Just arrived the miniature game - 'ALL THINGS ZOMBIE'. Awesome game using simple rules and really cool zombie miniatures. What better motto is there than 'Better Dead Than Zed'.

Check out this game before the coming Zombiepocalypse.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Monsterpocalpyse Events for Oct and Nov

The Monsterpocalypse events have been scheduled for October and November.
October 19 is Dentist's Worst Nightmare (Kit 37) and November 5 is Eye of the Storm (Kit 38).

As always please register for these events online in order to get the free participation prize and to be eligible to win a LIMITED EDITION MEGA figure.

The October event is free but the November event MUST be sealed (as per Privateer Press rules).

Remember Tuesdays this fall are Collectible Miniature Night at CSW.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

De-Escalation Warmachine & Hordes Tournament

"Oh sure, tiny skirmishes can escalate until there is all out war . More often, in my experience, - the armies whittle each other down. Usually at the end, it's just couple of warlocks and their mutilated beasts hashing it out in the bloody mud." - Hemrick Groot

When
Saturday Sept 18th - Registration starts at 11 a.m. and closes at 11:45 a.m. Dice roll at 12pm

Entry Fee
$7.00 Pre-Registered / $10.00 The Day Of The Tournament

Army Construction
Army lists for the first round must be 50 points.
Army lists for the second round must be 35 points all models must be chosen from the first round's list.
Army lists for the third and round must be 25 points all models must be chosen from the second round's list.

Epic Characters
You may start with "epic" characters in your first round list. If you do they may switch to their non epic form for either round two or round three, No epic characters are allowed in round three.

Additional Notes
1)This will be a three round event
2) We will be ordering pizza between rounds one and two

Pokemon Battle Roads Autumn 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Registration 10:00am play at 11:00 am

Format is Modified Constructed.

Entry is Free.



Prizes for each of three age groups: (boosters are Undaunted)

  • 1st place: 4 boosters + a Trophy card
  • 2nd place: 4 boosters
  • 3rd and 4th place: 2 boosters each

Each player brings a 60 card modified constructed deck. For legal sets please check http://www.magicadvisor.com/PokemonBattleroad.html

Decklists are required. We will have blank decklists available at the event, but you can save time by preparing one early. You can print out a decklist from sites such as:

http://www.bebessearch.com/

http://pokegym.net/decklist/

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

I May Need to Go Back to School

A Zombie course is being offered at the University of Baltimore. I may need to go back to school before the coming zombiepocalypse.

Link

Monday, September 06, 2010

Magic The Gathering - Scars of Mirrodin



The 249-card Scars of Mirrodin release, which is due out from Wizards of the Coast on October 1, marks the beginning of a brand new block for Magic The Gathering. Its release will mark the latest rotation of Standard Sets as it eliminates the Shards block and Magic 2010 from play. The Standard Format after the release of Scars of Mirrodin will consist of Zendikar Block, Magic 2011, and Scars of Mirrodin. The second set in the Scars of Mirrodin block, Mirrodin Beseiged, will be released on February 4, 2011.

The Scars of Mirrodin set revisits the artifact-laden world of Mirrodin and will mark the appearance of planeswalker Elspeth in her new form, Elspeth Tiriel. She will be joined the new planeswalker Koth. A number or popular tribal races including Elves, Cats, Elephants, Vampires, Dragons, Zombies, Sphinxes, Angels and Demons, return in Scars of Mirrodin.

Mox OpalThe “infect” game mechanic will return in Scars of Mirrodin, and a new Mox Artifact card, “Mox Opal,” will make its appearance in the set.

Don't forget limited space is available for our Scars of Mirrodin Pre-Release Event and Launch Party.

Also shorty after this release Comic Store West will co-host the 2010 White Rose Magic Championship to crown the 2010 Magic Champion of the area. This event also has limited space and will be held at the York Paper and Book Fair on October 16. Sign up early and save $5, admission includes access to the Paper and Book Fair too.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

CSW is your PA 'safezone' for the coming Zombiepocalypse

Comic Store West is the only Pennsylvania 'safezone' for the coming Zombiepocalypse. Stop in for copies of the Walking Dead series, several different zombie board games, the new game Zombie Dice and anything else that will get you through the zombiepocalypse.

HeroClix Events are Back

Don't forget our HeroClix events are starting back up again beginning this Sunday, 9/12 at noon.
This event is a 3 booster 400 point sealed event using the latest Web of Spider-Man expansion. Then on Tuesday, 9/14 we will have a 400 point event (figures from all modern sets are allowed). Then again on 9/28 another 400 point event will occur. Both Tuesday events start at 6PM and will include prizes from the new Web of Spider-man expansion. Tuesday events are free for all.

All events are Modern Age unless otherwise noted.

Friday, September 03, 2010

CLOSED LABOR DAY

Don't forget Monday is Labor Day and the store will be closed. Also because of the holiday NEW COMICS DAY will be Thursday this week.

Rock’em Sock’em Stompas




Congratulations to our Runes & Rifles Club for taking BEST OVERALL IN SHOW at Games Day 2010. The game was Rock'em Sock'em Stompas.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Our Tuesday night gaming group have just posted their first PODCAST reviewing the RPG game - Atomic Highway.

Check out our blog here.

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