March 14, 2019

All-Con Hits the DFW Area

This weekend marks the 15th year of All-Con.  All-Con celebrates all things geeky and if it weren’t for this convention, the A Galaxy Called Dallas blog and eventually comic shop might not have been. 

Aaron Douglas

I and my wife went to the 2009 con and it’s where I met Peter Mayhew, Aaron Douglas, James Hampton and my favorite, Anne Lockhart. I have always been a fan of the original Battlestar Galactica and meeting her was cool, but this weekend will be amazing! It’s a reunion of seven cast members including Dirk Benedict.

Anne Lockhart

This show boasts over 400 events spanning all fandoms and is a “can’t miss” for all geeks. Tickets are still available online until 3/16 or you can just go and pick up tickets there. I plan on hitting a day or two and will return with photos. Please feel free to share your favorites!

Peter Mayhew

Hit the All-Con link for more info.

Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame - Official Trailer

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March 3, 2019

Back to the daily blog . . . 

So, it's been a week since we shut the store down. I still wake up with the urge to do store stuff. Four and a half years of putting everything into trying to make the shop a community, sacrificing my health and sanity. Now, I have plenty of time to focus on my health and my daughter, but I still want to be a part of the Geek Community.

There are a few things that I want to focus on in the Geek Community. The first is helping relations between your Favorite Local Shop (FLS), be it comic or game. Helping customers understand how those shops operate, order and help their communities and help shops communicate with their customers better.

I, also, want to help readers find more ways to access info about comics and games without overloading their mailbox. I'll still talk about the major events and products, but I'll work on finding other information sources that will allow you make better decisions about what you read.

And last, I would like to go back to the roots of what A Galaxy Called Dallas started out as. March 16, 2009, I posted my first post on the blog. I wrote about conventions, local authors and other members of the Geek Community. I would like to return to that reporting by focusing on local creators, events, websites, and shops that go above and beyond.

Oh, and you may find me waxing nostalgic about our time as a comic book shop. I'll post photos, talk about events that we ran, and our favorite customers. We hope to be back in business in the next two years. I may even discuss ideas for the new store and ask for your input. So, stay tuned as we move on to our next adventure.

Donny Cates and store employees
Donny Cates visits A Galaxy Called Dallas Comics August 2017