Special things this year:
Bounce House! We’re getting a Bounce House!
We are going to be having a sidewalk sale all day, with over 10,000 discounted items! Comics 5 for a dollar and more!
Here are some tips for getting the most out of it:
We’ll be open early, from 9:00 AM, until our normal closing time of 7:00 PM, so come at your leisure. Keep in mind that some of the free comics will “sell” out early.
Bring your friends! Bring your family! Bring your wallets! :P
If you have a pull file with us, come earlier in the week to pick up your comics. That gives you more browsing time on Saturday!
While parking is not a significant problem, I still suggest carpooling whenever possible. There is loads of parking just down the hill in a state lot that holds hundreds of cars and will be empty on Saturday. Please try to leave a space in front of Cosmo Prof and Vapors for their customers.
Here are our Holiday Hours:
Dec 1-23- Normal hours (11-7 Mon-Sat)
Dec 24- NEW COMICS DAY! Yes, on a Tuesday! Open 11:00-6:00
Dec 25- Closed for Christmas
Dec 26-30- Normal hours
Dec 31- NEW COMICS DAY! Also on a Tuesday! Open normal hours New Year’s Eve
Jan 1 onward- Normal hours resume
I gotta admit, it looks pretty awesome.
It’s time for Secret Headquarters’ annual
Friday 11/29: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday 11/30: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
The following sale is for
Friday November 29th only:
All Trade Paperback and Hardcover Graphic Novels
20% off!Includes Absolute Editions. Does not include used or already-discounted items.
The following sales are for
both Friday 11/29 and Saturday 11/30:
All Statues and Toys 20% off!Includes banks, figurines, plush toys, action figures and bobble-heads.
All Game Items 1D20+5 % off!
Pick out any game items and roll the D20 at the register.
Add 5 to what you rolled and that is your discount for your entire game purchase!
That means you’ll get at least 6% off, and up to 25% off! Pretty cool, huh?
All DVDs, CDs, T-Shirts, and Glassware 20% off!This is basically the “Miscellaneous” sale. It includes mugs, coasters, ice cube trays…
All “Volume 1” TPs and HCs 25% off!Includes Absolute Editions. Does not include used or already-discounted items.
Basically, everything but comics and comics supplies are on sale.
All sales are on in-stock items only!
Plus… and this is just for people who mention reading this on the website… Spend at least $100 and get a free Unicorn Party t-shirt, tote bag, or bag of candy!
Thanks to Mark Evanier for the link!
We are having a
On Saturday October 26, we’ll be cracking open the vaults (well okay it’s really just the door to our back room) and bringing out more than 15,000 comics ranging from the 1960s to 2012, and we’ll have them on our front sidewalk on sale
5 for a dollar!
And we’re not just talking about thousands of copies of Spider-Man 2099 #1 and Team America #2, but comics *you* really would like to read and own!
There will also be a lot of graphic novels on sale 50% off!
Come check it out! There’s going to be so many great comics at an incredibly low price that you’ll swear we’ve lost our minds!
All of the people have gone home. The streamers are down. The trash cans are emptied. The music and dancing have stopped.
But…The sounds of unicorns still echo in these rooms. The artwork and comments still fill the “Grafitti Wall” in the hallway. The presence of unicorns on these grounds will be felt forever. And why shouldn’t they be? After all, unicorns come in the front door every single day. They come seeking all manner of comics, from Adventure Time issues to the Zomnibus paperback. The seek the perfect mini for their Savage Worlds campaign, and the latest Arkham Horror expansion. Their needs and likes are as varied and unpredictable as everyone else.
And that’s kind of the point, isn’t it? That women and girls are just as into comics and games as men and boys are?
In 1933, Famous Funnies: A Carnival of Comics, considered to be the first true American comic book, was published. And comics have been loved by both male and female readers ever since. That’s where the slogan “Occupying Fandom Since 1933″ on this year’s Unicorn Party commemorative bag of candy came from. The unicorns have been here all along. They’re not a myth.
The unicorn Parties started out as being about awareness. To let people know women and girls love this stuff too. Now it’s much more than that: It’s a celebration. Unicorns will continue to multiply, and we’ll be here every day to welcome them into our fandoms. And every year, we will continue to celebrate them!
This year’s Unicorn Party raised $211.23 for Refuge House, so far. Any bags of candy sold the rest of the week will continue to add $2.75 per bag to that total.
We also have 3 winners of our drawing:
3rd Prize $10.00 Gift Certificate goes to Ticket #369361 (no contact info)
2nd Prize $25.00 Gift Certificate goes to Ticket #369287 Lara Diaz
1st Prize $50.00 Gift Certificate goes to Ticket #369379 David Mason
Bring your ticket to claim your prize!
We’re going to have some custom candy made for us and we need to pick the flavor by noon tomorrow!
What flavor candy should we have?
- Root Beer (26%, 5 Votes)
- Banana (16%, 3 Votes)
- Strawberry (16%, 3 Votes)
- Peppermint (16%, 3 Votes)
- Raspberry (11%, 2 Votes)
- Blueberry (11%, 2 Votes)
- Cherry (4%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 19
I’m going to use this post as a place to list various announcements and information about this year’s Unicorn Party. Updates will periodically be added to the bottom of the post, so keep your eyes peeled!
This year we will once again be donating 10% of all proceeds to Refuge House, whose mission is to “provide direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and to their children and families, as well as to eliminate such violence through community education and public advocacy.” Click on the link above for more information.
While the Unicorn Party is dedicated to celebrating the female fans creators and characters, everyone is welcome to attend, female, male, or transgendered. The event is family friendly, so bring your kids, parents, siblings, cousins, grandparents, great-aunts-three-times-removed, whomever!
There will once again be some food vendors present, and this year we are glad to welcome Lofty Pursuits’ ice cream bus to their number!
We are also going to spotlight local female artists and artisans who wish to sell their wares in front of the store! If you know of (or are!) a local woman or girl who makes stuff, have her e-mail us to let us know she is interested.
We’ll have fliers ready this weekend for those of you who’d like to be part of our “street team” and post them around town.
UPDATE: Flyers are ready, for those of you who want to print them out yourself
Anyone who wants some to hand out can also pick them up in the store!
UPDATE: At 8:00 we will be pleased to present a fiery performance by Tallahassee Tribal Bellydance!
UPDATE: The Alliance Jiu Jitsu dojo that moved into the old Video Warehouse building has given us permission to let party-goers use their parking lot tonight!
It’s that time of year again, time for our annual Unicorn Party!
“What’s a Unicorn Party?” you ask?
The short version: It’s an event dedicated to celebrate, showcase, and appreciate all of the women and girls out there in comic and gaming fandom in particular, and female geek culture in general!
The long version can be found in this post from two years ago.
So it pleases me to announce that this year’s Unicorn Party will be held at our store on Saturday September 28, from 7:00 PM until… who knows? Last year people were having such a good time they stayed until 11:30!
Save the date and tell your friends!