It's been a humbling, but eye-opening experience being open the last two days. As far as I know, we're the only shop in the Triad that has been open for business since Tuesday or has new releases ready to go. Many of you put your lives on the line for your comics, and that is so inspiring. At the same time, there's something to be said for having the sense to call it quits when it's no longer safe for you or your customers to be out and about, even with nagging pride telling you to stay in the captain's chair.Read More
Above are the Scott Pilgrim & Ramona Flowers original sketches I got in the mail today all the way from Australia, where they were drawn by the awesome Erin Hunting! Carly got them for me as a belated Christmas present after I expressed my displeasure that she actually called my bluff when I said "I don't want ANYTHING" for Christmas.Read More
New year, new con schedule! We'll be set up at the Charlotte Mini Con on Saturday, January 27th at the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, NC Comicon - Oak City on March 17th - 18th at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, our very own Twin City Comic Con on Sunday, April 8th at the Millenium Center in Winston, and HeroesCon on June 15th - 17th at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte!Read More
Sunday around 1:30 PM will mark exactly a year since Jay and I kicked off this adventure, and as someone that went directly from high school to college to a 40-hour-a-week salaried position with feel health insurance, it was the first time in my life that things were pretty much completely uncertain on the work front. We knew where we wanted to head, I had saved all I could, and there was a gentleman's agreement in place, but we had no business license, no location much less a lease, and our timetable was just as soon as possible.
But I felt good, better than I had in a long time.Read More
Store business first, we're planning on either being open normal hours on Sunday for Christmas Eve (12 - 5 PM) or possibly open and close earlier (10 AM - 3 PM), so stay tuned to the Facebook page for any updates. We'll be closed on Monday for Christmas, and then back to regular hours on Tuesday and onward for the foreseeable future (no plans to change for New Year's Eve or Day). According to our distributor, new releases should be on schedule for Wednesday, December 27th and Wednesday, January 3rd, but again we'll keep you posted if anything changes.Read More
The rescheduled Festival of Holiday Lights at Elon was perfectly pleasant. I got a lifetime 5K PR during the Running of the Balls. And now tonight is Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi!
I've got my Poe jacket and my Resistance pilot backpack with me, but I decided to leave the lightsaber at home.Read More
Even though liquidating more than half of my collection and opening the store quelled many of my collector/ completionist tendencies, putting the needs of our customers and, you know, money over my own, I'm not complete immune.Read More
Next month, I will watch Love Actually as I begrudgingly put all of my Marvel Tokidoki ornaments on the tree. I will belt along to Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's version of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" in my car. I will try not to cry during the Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip episode "The Christmas Show."
And I will do the following:Read More
As we near the end of the calendar year, there's so much to be thankful for!Needless to say from the picture above, I was in no position yesterday to post anything after dinner, but I was at it this morning at 7 AM with all of our Black Friday Deals! Just to review, those being (at this point):Read More
So much going on this week! Local Comic Shop Day this Saturday at both Greensboro & Winston from 11 AM - 8 PM, Super Famicon 2017 Friday through Sunday at the Elm Street Center in downtown Greensboro, the Greensboro Toy, Hobby & Sportscard Show Saturday & Sunday at the Greensboro Coliseum, the Doomsday Clock 3 Minutes 'Til Midnight Release Party on Tuesday night from 9 PM - 12 AM, closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving Day, and then Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday madness!Read More