July 8, 2014

Game Night at the Store

We had our second game night on Saturday, July 5th, and we got to meet some new people which is what I was hoping. Our first night was the weekend before and my friend Les brought up Doctor Who Monopoly. We played that because we were familiar with the rules and it was a franchise that we love. It also helped us hone our knowledge of the Whoverse. I admit, some of the properties (planets) I had never heard of, but I loved letting others fill me in.

Star Realms Box This week we played a card game called Star Realms. Thomas Chick and I picked them up at a distributor event and were told that it was a fun game. This was the first time that we had a chance to sit down and play it. I’ll admit the rules were a little daunting at first, but I had a little experience with other card games such as Magic, and that came in handy. To me, the game was fun and I’d like to play it again, sometime. You might want to ask Thomas what he thought over on his site, www.thefellowshipofthegeeks.net. I’m sure with a few well-placed questions, I can get answers to the few situations that popped up.

Join us next Saturday, July 12th at 7pm at the shop when we’ll do it all again. Have you played Star Realms? What are your thoughts?

July 7, 2014

Gallifrey City

There’s a new Doctor Who/Torchwood convention in the works and we’ve been asked to be a part of it. Gallifrey City will take place November 8-9 in Dallas at the Sterling Hotel off of Regal Row and 183. Tickets are available but there is a cap on the number of attendees. This is a fan-centric con with the emphasis on the Whovian community and should be a lot of fun to get together with other like-minded individuals and geek out about your favorite time traveler. Don’t wait too long to get your tickets and keep checking back as we get more info on the event.

Gallifrey City Convention Banner 2014

July 2, 2014

New Store Details

Location: 1238 Belt Line Rd. #365
We are hoping to open August 13, 2014. Hours will be Sunday Noon until 6pm, Monday and Tuesday 11am until 8pm, and Wednesday through Saturday 11am until 10am.
We can be reached at 972-530-2600. If we don’t answer, leave a message. If you would like to get on our mailing list, which is soon to start being sent out, email us at galaxydallascbc@gmail.com.
You can follow us on Twitter at @GalaxyDallasCBC. This blog will stay up as the blog for the store and will have a link on the store site. You will still be able to access it through the original www.agalaxycalleddallas.com url. The store site will be www.galaxydallascbc.com. I did this because there are some folks who want the geek posting that I’ve done for the last five years, but not the comic book store posts. Facebook, you didn’t really get that option, but since you don’t always get all the post from a page on Facebook, I don’t think that you’ll get blasted by the posts. Plus, we’ll try to keep them to a minimum.
Stay tuned for more info.

We’re still here!

It’s been almost a month since our last post, but we’ve been busy! We are located at 1238 Belt Line Rd in suite #365, across from Comic Book Craze. We have started using the building for game nights on Saturday. I’ll be here every Saturday at 7pm with some games and feel free to bring your favorites, also.
We’ve got a nice light blue paint up on the walls. We will be highlighting local artists in a special section, so if you’ve got any favorites you’d like to see, let us know. I want to leave the floor bare concrete but it needs some old tile torn up and then a good scrubbing. I don’t have the machine that it takes to do this and would really rather hire someone who has done it before and can get in here and do it quickly. If you know of someone, holler. Once that job is done, we move in the fixtures and just wait on the product to come in. We are hoping to open doors on August 13, 2014 and then have a grand opening on September 12th or 13th. I’ve been told that I can get the Mayor of Garland to come out. I’m looking for an extra special gift for him if he does.
IMG_20140624_103208To help make for a smooth transition, I will be setting up a pull list and we are shooting to be able to pull August 13th. Stay tuned for details in the next few days about that.
I have plans to do signings, comic book, artist, and author, along with workshops, readings, book clubs, and general meet-ups. I’ve seen some of the things that other shops are doing and they’re awesome. I’ve even got a few ideas of my own and hopefully we can maybe work with other shops in the area for some really great fun!
A lot of people have asked me about Magic, Pokemon, and Yugioh. We are going to sell packs to begin with and maybe even some other card games. We will even have some game nights, but I am new to playing the games as I’m an old-school D&Der. I am willing to learn, though, and I would love to get tournaments going. This is where I may reach out to you guys and have ya’ll come school me on this stuff. I would love to meet some volunteers to help out! Eventually, we will get into buying and selling individuals, just not yet. Same goes with comics, we won’t be buying personal stuff for a few months.
Right now, the doors are open to anyone who wants to come meet me, and my second-in-command, Thomas Chick, and let us tell all about what we’re going to do. We’re not selling anything yet, but you can come by Saturday nights and play a game with us, or you can come by during the week day before 5pm and I’ll be here to chat. I want my store to be a place for all self-professed and even closet geeks to come and feel comfortable browsing, buying, discussing, learning, and most of all, making new friends.IMG_20140621_193057Come see me.