The Portal Comics and Gaming has been around for 10 YEARS now, and we are only going to keep growing and getting more and more staggeringly awesome! We love a good shindig, and we also love to acknowledge and thank all of our amazing customers, so it’s only fitting that we spend AN ENTIRE WEEKEND doing what we do best: playing games and getting folks to read more comics, but in a festive yet thrifty atmosphere. So this coming weekend, November 7th, 8th & 9th, here’s what you can experience in the shop:
EXTENDED HOURS! Because sleep is for the weak and boring, we will be open(appropriately enough) from 10AM to 10PM all three days.
ALL WEEKEND LONG: Each and every one of our comic book back issues will be 50% OFF cover price! And while you’re here, if you don’t have one already, start a comic pull list with us! You will get an insane 25% OFF of all your weekly books, as well as any trades and graphic novels you pick up. Everyone who already has a list or starts one will be entered in a drawing, and one lucky so-and-so will win a DEADPOOL #34 3D MOTION VARIANT, and another will win an ENTIRE RUN OF THE DC FUTURE’S END MOTION COVER ONE-SHOTS!
For our gamer friends we present the Board Game Gauntlet. The cabinet doors will be open all three days of the celebration, and you can go crazy learning to play any of them as much as you like! Complete three full games and you’ll get a coupon good for 25% OFF any board game purchase, and if you redeem that coupon before the celebration is over you will get entered to win a TICKET TO RIDE 10TH ANNIVERSARY GAME!
During all this madness our good friend Tim Mattes and his crew will be recording it all for his podcast, Sorry Man, I Farted(see our sidebar), and he’ll be running demos of the new Loot Letter game as well!
Refreshments and noms! Three glorious days of things that you can eat and drink, so that you may have the strength required for maximum fun!
Magic Standard players! You are going to want to make sure you hit up our FNM, since 1st place is going to win the SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2014 GARRUK AXE AND BLACK PLANESWALKER SET! It all starts at the usual 7pm, and entry will be $20. If the turnout is big enough, there will be additional prizes for other top players as well.
Warmachine & Hordes players! We are having a 50 point Steamroller, and the top three players will get a trophy, a pin, AND a store gift certificate! Dice start rolling at 11am, entry is $15, and the event will be deathclock with specialists, with all other rules being baseline.
D&D and Pathfinder players! Our local DMs and GMs are running new player-friendly adventures(the D&D will be 4th Edition Living Forgotten Realms) from 11am-3pm and from 4pm-8pm, and it’s free to play!
Magic Modern players! Guess what we still have? It’s a sealed booster box of Modern Masters! At 12 noon there will be a tournament, and that box will get divided up amongst the top 8 players. $15 entry. If the turnout is large enough we’ll also throw in some gift certificates as well.
Warhammer 40K players! At 11am we will be having a 1500 point tournament. Your army must be battle-forged, and the missions presented will use tactical objectives. The top three players will get gift certificate prizes! $10 entry.
But wait, there’s more! Right around the corner we’ll be appearing up at MEPACON, then there will be a huge Black Friday sale, and beyond that the future will bring:
-A new register system which will allow you to track your store credit, gift cards, and an online store
-MORE new product lines, and increased inventory. Where will we put it? I have no idea!
-Even more events, for an even larger and more diverse selection of games
-Cyborg parts for Jared, Lexx will finally beat out the mop for Employee of the Month, and Kurt becomes Quilt Show world champion!
We’ll see you all next weekend. In the interim, don’t forget the Secret Word: