Calendar of Events
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.