Today is Local Comic Shop Day at the store and we have a shelf full of limited edition books for sale as well as a tableful of free comics. You can get 2 free for coming in, 1 more if a Preferred Customer, 1 for each 2 comics you buy and 1 if you bring in 5 cans of food for the Scouting for Food program. Author Brian K. Morris will be here until 5 signing his comics and comic themed novels.
Local Comic Shop Day comes this Saturday. We will have a number of limited edition comics and graphic novels for sale plus free comics. Everyone that comes in gets 2 comics free. If you would like more, you can get 1 for each 5 cans of food you bring. However, for each 2 cans of food you bring in between the 13 and the 18, you can get on a list for additional free comics. Remember, 1 for 2 November 13 through 18 and 1 for 5 on the 19th.
The long awaited Volo’s Guide to Monsters arrived Friday. We will only carry the limited edition cover, which will only have one printing, until they sell out, at which time we will shift to the regular cover, so if you want the limited cover, get it now.
Due to interest, the store will host 1 more Haunted Carbondale Tour starting at 9 p.m. All Hallow’s Eve (AKA Halloween). Cost is $20 per person but you must contact the store via phone, email or Facebook message by 7 p.m. If we do not have 4 people confirmed by 7 p.m., the tour will be cancelled. Most of the tour is wheelchair accessible and well-behaved pets are welcome as well. We will go inside the Old Train Depot and possibly Hundley House (which is not wheelchair accessible, in which case we will attempt to have the owner come out to talk about the house’s history) and takes about 1 and 1/2 hours.
We at the store are big fans of Halloween so this Saturday is Halloween Comic Fest, a celebration of Halloween and comics.
Get one Free Comic for coming in, one more if you are in costume and/or have a Prefered Customer card. Get 1 for each 10 cans of food you bring in for Good Samaritan House and 1 for each stamp you get on your Castle Card.
Local cosplayer Niresse from 10 to 2
Trick or Treat on Main Street from noon to 2 p.m.
Author Brian K. Morris and Artist Matt Miller of Capybara Ink will attend, as will the Humane Society of Southern Illinois and the Southern Illinois Roller Girls. 10% of sales made while the HSSI is here will be donated to the organization.
Yu Gi Oh Invasion: Vengeance Sneak Peek at noon
Award Winning Cosplayer Sarah Ekstrand of Purple Panda Productions from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
We will host our annual Halloween Drawing at 7:30 p.m. Get one ticket for coming in, one more if you are in costume and/or have a Prefered Customer card. Get 1 for each 10 cans of food you bring in for Good Samaritan House and 1 for each stamp you get on your Castle Card.
For you Magic players, remember the Kaladesh Game Weekend comes up October 22 and 23. Both days feature a Standard format tournament starting at 1 p.m. with an entry fee of $5. All players receive promo cards for playing and one pack of Kaladesh for each round won. Player with the best standing after 3 rounds of play wins the Kaladesh Game Day playmat
Join us for Yu Gi Oh Demo Day this Saturday from noon to 6. We will have our regular Yu Gi Oh tournament at noon, with the special Demo Day playmat given away to one lucky player at random. Then from 4 to 6 join us for our new Yu gi Oh league. Play a game, score points, redeem those points for free cards.
Casual play or Standard Format Magic tournament. Standard tournament rules. Free or $5. Free earns you a promo card based on your standing at the end of the tournament. $5 earns you 1 prize pack per round won.
Boardgame Guru Gary will select a different board or card game from our library to play each week. Expect games to last about an hour. You may request games for Gary to play. Preference for those that play in 1-2 hours and involve 4-8 people.