It’s all good to let everyone know where they can find their friendly local shops. It’s great to be able to find a place to pick up your books, dig for toys, or toss some dice. The flip side is, a lot of times, these locations will also do cool things for the customers. These things don’t translate well to an informational blog post, that will sit relatively untouched for a year or two at a time between updates! With some cool stuff happening this weekend, I wanted to take a pause to let you all know what’s going on, beyond the standard Tuesday Tidbits sort of thing! Standard “Here’s a cool shop!” posts will continue next week.
So, what do we have going on this weekend at some of your favorite friendly local shops?
- Downtown Comics Customer Appreciation Day! On Saturday, March 4th, all Downtown Comics locations will be hosting their 24th annual Customer Appreciation Day. Head on over to either the Castleton, West Side, or Downtown locations for discounts on everything from back issues to toys and statues to clothing to CCG’s and games! In addition, they will be tweeting out additional deals throughout the day, in conjunction with the…
- Coast to Coast Live-Streaming Comic Con! This is a cool concept! Comic shops across the country will be hosting a live-streaming comic con, sponsored by Emerald City Comic Con, which is happening this weekend in Seattle! Happening from noon to eight on Saturday, this is accompanied by special items in your local comic shops! There will be streaming panels with professionals in the comics medium, as well as presentations from publishers and manufacturers! You can check the link for a list of participating shops, and I can tell you that the Hoosier state has twelve listed, including the Downtown Comics location, my friends at Aw Yeah Comics in Muncie, and more!
- Splendor Tournament at Game Time Castleton! Take on the role of a renaissance-era gem merchant in this resource management game, and make your fortune in gem mines, transportation, and shops. Game Time near Castleton Square Mall in Indianapolis will be hosting their first-ever tournament for this 2-4 player game from Space Cowboys! Visit the Facebook event page for all the information you need to participate in this tournament that has a $5 entry fee, with 100% paid out in prizes!
Some other things you could do this weekend to help out your shops include:
- Do as Gail Simone asks, and clean out your pull boxes!
- Hit up Comic Carnival and ask Greymattersplat for a comic book recommendation on Saturday!
- Stop by Game Preserve in Greenwood and pick up a copy of Buy the Rights to play with your family or friends!
- Visit your local toy shop and shop for a piece of your childhood!
- Take an item from one of your Amazon Wish Lists, and see if you can buy it locally!
Take some time, and visit one of your friendly local shops this weekend! I know, if all goes according to plan, I’ll be visiting a few myself!
See you next week!