July 2, 2014

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.

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