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Unrivaled Tournaments come to Fanfare

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During the months of May and June Fanfare will be hosting 18 board/card game tournaments as a part of the Unrivaled Tournament Series 2017.

Unrivaled is on a path to bring the way tabletop tournaments are played to the next level. The Tournament Series 2017 starts in satellite locations, like Fanfare, where participants (aged 13+) vie for advancement to Regional Tournaments and ultimately to the Finals, which will be held in Las Vegas and will award $10,000 to the winner of each of the six games.  Integrating with oomba.com, a platform for planning, organizing and running tournaments for many types of games, Unrivaled hopes to transform how stores and other venues administer gaming events.

This year features six games:

Here is a list of all of our Unrivaled Tournament events:

King of Tokyo:  Saturday, May 13th, 10am :: Sunday, May 21st, Noon :: Saturday, June 17th, 3pm
Nevermore:  Saturday, May 13th, 3pm :: Sunday, May 28th, Noon :: Saturday, June 24th, 10am
Epic Spell Wars:  Saturday, May 27th, 10am :: Sunday, June 4th, Noon :: Saturday, June 10th, 3pm
Munchkin:  Saturday, May 27th, 3pm :: Sunday, June 11th, Noon :: Saturday, June 17th, 10am
Ascension:  Saturday, June 3rd, 10am :: Sunday, June 18th, Noon :: Saturday, June 24th 3pm
Villages & Villains:  Saturday, June 3rd, 3pm :: Saturday, June 10th, 10am :: Sunday, June 25th, Noon

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Amonkhet Events Galore!

There are so many opportunities for you to enjoy the new Magic: The Gathering expansion, Amonkhet!

First up we have a complete list of the upcoming events and following that we provide some further descriptions just in case you want more details on the individual events.

You can click on any of the links for more information. The links will also take you to the relevant pages to reserve tickets for events like the Amonkhet Pre-releases.

That’s a whole lot of Magic fun! We hope to see you at some or all of these awesome events. Read on for more information about each of the event types:

Amonkhet Open House [Saturday, April 15th from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm]

This is a free event where new players are encouraged to attend free teaching sessions from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Our resident Magic experts will provide new players with decks and teach them the game. Veteran players are encouraged to come out to enjoy casual league style play throughout the day. All participants, new and veteran, will receive special promotional cards.

After the teaching sessions are done, all players are invited to stick around and enjoy some casual league-style play from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm!

Amonkhet Pre-Release Events [April 22nd-23rd]

Once you’ve brushed up on your skills during the Open House, it is time to get ready for our Amonkhet Pre-Release events!

Pre-release events are sealed format events.

For your entry fee of $30.00 you receive:

  • 6 Amonkhet booster packs
  • Randomized date-stamped premium promo card
  • Spindown life counter
  • The Five Trials of the Gods card to complete for rewards
  • Insert with deck-building advice

We have two prizing formats for our pre-release events:

  • Packs for All Prizing: These tournaments last for four rounds of Swiss Play. Participants in this format win one Amonkhet pack for each round they score a match win. Even if a player wins no matches, they will still receive one extra pack. [Players with undefeeated records will walk away with a total of 4 extra packs.]
  • Sealed Box Prizing: The number of rounds for this tournament is determined by the number of participants. 1st place receives a sealed booster box of Amonkhet! Extra packs are awarded to other players based on the final standings. The more players that participate, the further down the standings we are able to prize.

In addition to the extra packs of Amonkhet you can win at each event, we will also be awarding cool door prizes to randomly selected participants. Door prizes include, but are not limited to, promotional posters and standees from previous Magic: The Gathering sets!

Follow any of the three links below to reserve your spot in your preferred pre-release events:

Amonkhet Draft Weekend [April 29th-30th]

Amonkhet Draft Weekend is your chance to build up your Amonkhet collection while enjoying draft format play with the local Magic community! Not only that, for each draft weekend event you participate in you will receive a special dated foil promo card!

The Draft Weekend events are:

  • Event 1: Saturday, April 29th at 4:00 pm.
    • Entry: $15.00 per player
    • Format: Booster draft tournament.
    • 3 Rounds of Swiss Play
    • Prizing includes Store Tournament Credit for top players
  • Event 2: Sunday, April 30th at 12:00 pm
    • Entry: $30.00 per 2-player team
    • Format: Two-Headed Giant Draft
      • Each team receives six packs and drafts together as teammates. This method of drafting results in packs being passed during six rounds of drafting. Participants draft in order to build their team’s card pool from which they construct two forty card minimum decks.
      • After the draft phase, teams enjoy 3 Swiss rounds of 2-Headed Giant Fun.

Magic League: Amonkhet Season

Join the Fanfare Amonkhet League to play with other members of the Magic community and have some fun!

League play is a fun way to build up a collection of the new set and enjoy casual play.

The league will run on Tuesdays from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm starting on May 2nd and ending on May 23rd.

The Amonkhet League works as follows:

  • Players may join the league at any time. The league will run for a 4 week period.
  • To join the league, inform a Fanfare employee. You will then purchase 3 Amonkhet booster packs from which you can build a 30 card minimum deck (we provide land). In addition to the packs, you will also receive a special league card storage box and a league card to track your matches.
  • Every week, players will add a booster pack to their pool, rebuilding as often as players would like. Players can also add a booster after three losses.
  • Matches consist of a single game. Each player gets one free mulligan at the start of the game.
  • Players will play against each other, earning Planeswalker Points and, of course, bragging rights.
  • Players that participate in 10+ games will receive a special Amonkhet 4-sided die!
  • Additional prizes will be awarded for most new player referrals and at random.

Standard Showdown Sundays [Free Events!]

Standard Showdowns are free Standard Format tournaments where you can win special promotional Standard Showdown booster packs!

These events will be held on Sundays at 12:00 pm between May 7th and July 2nd.

[Please note: There is no Standard Showdown event on the Sunday of May 21st]

For these events players can win Standard Showdown Promotional Packs for the following achievements:

  • 1: Going undefeated for 3 rounds (8-16 players) or 4 rounds (16+ players)
  • 2: Having attended the previous Showdown (not available for the 1st event on May 7th)
  • 3: Being a player new to Magic Tournaments
  • 4: Bringing a player new to Magic Tournaments.

Each week up to 9 packs will be awarded with priority prizing being weighted from achievements 1 to 4 (achievement 1 being weighted the most, then 2, etc…). 

For more information about this new event click here.

This is a FREE event! Grab your deck, come out and have some fun!

Amonkhet Game Day [Saturday, May 20th at 10:00 am]

Bring your best Standard deck and compete to become the Game Day Champion of Fanfare. Top finishers earn special prizes, including full-art promo cards and a playmat for the winner. All participants receive a special promo card!

Game Day is a Sanctioned Standard Constructed Tournament.

The event will run Swiss rounds with a cut to the top 8 players.

The number of Swiss rounds will be based upon the number of participants.

The top 8 players will receive an extra special promo foil full art card in addition to the aforementioned participation card. 

Store credit will also be awarded based on participation.

Panini NBA Player of The Day 2017 Promotion


NBAPurchase 2016-17 Panini NBA products throughout March for your chance to win exclusive promotional packs, an autographed Reggie Jackson card (pictured below), and maybe even the grand prize, a day with an NBA Player along with a $250.00 shopping spree!

How to Play

Step 1 – You can enter by purchasing a pack of 2017 Panini brand NBA Cards. This includes popular brands such as Donruss, Hoops, Revolution and others. There is a no-purchase-necessary option as well (ask us to see the official rules for details).

Step 2 – To win, you must open a pack of cards you have purchased in front of a store employee. If you “pull” the highlighted Panini NBA Player of the Day or either of the Wild Cards (Kyle Irving, Kevin Durant) you are a daily winner and will receive two special promotional packs on the spot.

You can also become an automatic daily winner by purchasing a box of any eligible product.

Each time you are a daily winner you earn one raffle entry towards being that week’s “weekly winner”.

You can become a daily winner once a day and up to seven days a week.

Step 3 – Four times during the promotion we will randomly select one of the daily winners as a weekly prize winner and award a prize package from a prize kit provided by Panini. Weekly winners will then be put into a raffle to win the store’s grand prize, an autographed Reggie Jackson card.

Step 4 – At the conclusion of the 32-day promotion, we will randomly select one of the four weekly winners as the Panini NBA Player of the Month winner. The winner will be awarded the grand prize (an autographed Reggie Jackson card) and additional prizes from the prize kit.

Step 5 – The store grand prize winner will also be entered into the national sweepstakes with a chance to spend a day with an NBA player and a $250.00 shopping spree!

Store Grand Prize:
Reggie Card

January 2017 Previews: Carman’s Picks

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Grass Kings #1

Publisher: Boom! Studios

(W/A/CA) Matt Kindt (A/CA) Tyler Jenkins

From The New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and Peter Panzerfaust artist Tyler Jenkins comes a rural mystery series chronicling the tragic lives of the Grass Kings, three brothers and rulers of a trailer park kingdom, a fiefdom of the hopeless and lost, of the desperate poor seeking a promised land.

Eldest brother Robert leads a grief-stricken life, having lost his daughter to a tragic accident, followed by his wife disappearing one morning never to return.
When an enigmatic young woman named Maria flees to their community in search of safe haven, Robert takes her in. Will his decision lead to ruin and retribution dooming the Kingdom?
Perfect for fans of True Detective Season One or Scalped.

Oversized, prestige format first issue featuring 30 pages of story!

The panels shown for Grass Kings in the new Previews look great. I’ll always give a Kindt book a shot, but there is a lot to be excited for, here. I’ve not read Peter Panzerfaust, but Tyler Jenkins’ art seems like it will fit the tone of this book really well. It’s not uncommon for solicits to recommend books for “fans of ______” to draw people in, even if it can be a stretch. However, from the little I’ve seen of Grass Kings, I’ve got faith that Kindt and Jenkins can evoke that feeling of eerie, rural depravity as seen in the like of True Detective season one (how great is it that they have to specify that it’s just season one of True Detective?). Also, as much as I love the artistic work of Matt and Sharon Kindt, it will be neat to see someone else do watercolors for one of their books. 

 

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Royal City #1

Publisher: Image Comics

(W/A/CA) Jeff Lemire

DOUBLE-SIZED DEBUT ISSUE! NEW ONGOING SERIES written and illustrated by JEFF LEMIRE (DESCENDER, A.D., Sweet Tooth). ROYAL CITY charts the lives, loves, and losses of a troubled family and a vanishing town across three decades. Patrick Pike, a fading literary star who reluctantly returns to the once-thriving factory town where he grew up, is quickly drawn back into the dramas of his two adult siblings, his overbearing mother, and his brow-beaten father, all of whom are still haunted by different versions of his youngest brother, Tommy, who drowned decades ago. ROYAL CITY is a return to the literary and thematic territory of LEMIRE’s breakthrough graphic novel Essex County and is his most ambitious, and most personal, project to date.

Admittedly, the often melancholy themes of Jeff Lemire books like Essex County and Underwater Welder are not for everyone. Some folks turn to comics for a fantastical escape from reality, and that’s totally fine. Others don’t mind steeping themselves in the sometimes depressing, slice of life books that can remind us both of how grim reality can be, as well as how comics can be such a cathartic medium. While I enjoy lots of different books, I definitely fit into that latter group and I’m very much looking forward to what Lemire has in store with Royal City.

 

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The Wild Storm #1

Publisher: DC Comics

(W) Warren Ellis (A/CA) Jon Davis-Hunt

A troubled woman, barred by her employer from continuing her research, walks miserably through New York City. It takes her a moment to notice that everybody else is looking up. A man has been thrown from the upper floor of the Halo skyscraper.

And that woman-Angela Spica, sick from the transhuman implants she’s buried in her own body-is the only person who can save him.

What she doesn’t know is that the act of saving that one man will tip over a vast and secret house of cards that encloses the entire world, if not the inner solar system. This is how the Wild Storm begins, and it may destroy covert power structures, secret space programs and even all of human history.

New York Times best-selling writer Warren Ellis (TRANSMETROPOLITAN, RED, PLANETARY) returns to DC to curate Jim Lee’s WildStorm world, with this debut issue resetting the WildStorm universe with new iterations of Grifter, Voodoo, the Engineer, Jenny Sparks and others.

“I couldn’t be more excited to see these characters that are so near and dear to me reintroduced under the guiding hand of Warren Ellis. WildStorm represents an incredibly fun and exciting period in my career, and I can’t wait to see what Warren and Jon have in store for fans in February.”-Jim Lee, DC Comics Co-Publisher
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This is cheating a little bit as it’s actually The Wild Storm #2 that’s in the newest issue of Previews, but I missed the first one last month. I’ve been really impressed with the recent launch of DC’s Young Animal imprint, and with Warren Ellis at the helm, I’m on board for The Wild Storm (the reboot of 90s imprint Wildstorm). Plus, now I’ve got extra motivation to finish that copy of The Planetary Omnibus sitting on my shelf!

 

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American Gods: Shadows #1

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

(W) Neil Gaiman (A) P. Craig Russell (CA) Glenn Fabry

NEIL GAIMAN! P. CRAIG RUSSELL! SCOTT HAMPTON! Shadow Moon just got out of jail, only to discover his wife is dead. Defeated, broke, and uncertain as to where to go from here, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday, who employs him to serve as his bodyguard – thrusting Shadow into a deadly world of the supernatural, where ghosts of the past come back from the dead, and a brewing war between old and new gods hits a boiling point. The Hugo, Bram Stoker, Locus, World Fantasy, and Nebula award-winning novel and upcoming Starz television series by Neil Gaiman is adapted as a comic series for the first time!

Here’s another literary universe I’ve been neglecting for too long. Yes, I’ve been recommended American Gods a good handful of times, and I think this is the kick in the butt I need to finally read that book. Call me a bad comics reader, but I have to confess that I’ve yet to read any Neil Gaiman. Yeah, yeah I know. I’ll read Sandman one day.

 

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Underwinter #1

Publisher: Image Comics

(W/A/CA) Ray Fawkes

SERIES PREMIERE! “SYMPHONY,” Part One-Critically acclaimed creator RAY FAWKES launches his new monthly horror series: UNDERWINTER, twisted portraits of our dark world, beginning with the perverse, topical SYMPHONY – a beautifully painted tale of music and cruelty in the modern age.

There’s not much to go on from the solicitation, but I enjoyed Gotham by Midnight – a DC horror book also written by Ray Fawkes. This one is perfect for fans of Se7en and Mozart in the Jungle season two!

That’s a callback joke, y’all.

 

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Afar TP

Publisher: Image Comics

(W) Leila Del Duca (A/CA) Kit Seaton

In a fantastical post-industrial desert, fifteen-year-old Boetema suddenly develops the ability to astral project to other planets while she sleeps. When she accidentally gets a young man hurt on a planet light-years away, she must figure out a way to project back to save him. On her own world, Boetema’s two parents have temporarily left her and her thirteen-year-old brother, Inotu, to make a living as salt shepherds. Left to their own devices, the two siblings must flee across a dangerous desert when Inotu gets into trouble with a threatening cyborg bodyguard. As Boetema visits amazing planets and encounters vibrant cultures, she must confront her mistakes and learn to trust in Inotu as she navigates her newfound abilities.

You could probably make a book from each sentence in this solicitation, but I’m interested to see it all thrown together in one volume. Plus, I’ve got trust in the team behind Shutter to make some strange and compelling science fiction. 

Aether Revolt Events

The Aether Revolution is upon us!

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The second installment of the Kaladesh block is almost here and we hope you come and enjoy the fun with us!

Pre-Release events are on the weekend of January 14th-15th and for this release we are going to be giving out door prizes! We will randomly choose attendees during each event who will receive Standard Showdown packs in addition to their event winnings.  

Door prizes aren’t the only new thing we are adding to our pre-release events. If you prefer to play in the 4-round packs-for-all matches we have good news. We have changed our packs-for-all prizing so that you have a chance to win not just 4 new packs of Aether Revolt, but instead you have a chance to win 5 brand new packs based on how you do. To learn more about this prizing structure, click on the links for either our Midnight event on Friday (technically Saturday, January 14th at 12:01 am), or on the link for our event at 10:00 am on Sunday, January 15th.  If you prefer to play in the longer event for a chance to win a full sealed box of Aether Revolt, you will probably want to reserve your seat in our Saturday event that takes place at 10:00 am.

The full schedule of pre-release events is as follows: the first event will be at Midnight on Friday, January 13th (technically 12:01 am the 14th).  The second will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 14th.  The third will be at 10:00 am on Sunday, January 15th.  All of these events have limited seating and registration is recommended (details about how our new calendar handles registration click here).

The next Aether Revolt events will be the two Friday Night Magic events at 5:00 pm on Friday, January 20th.  We will hold both a Standard Constructed event and a Booster Draft event (each player receiving 3 packs of Kaladesh with which to build a 40 card deck).  These events do not require registration.

Our third type of event will be a Sealed Deck, Two-Headed Giant tournament at Noon on Saturday, January 21st.
This event does not require registration.

The final event for Aether Revolt will be the Standard Constructed Game Day, held on Saturday, February 11th.
This event does not require registration.

We look forward to seeing you!

September & October 2016 Previews: Carman’s Picks

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Locke & Key: Small World

Publisher: IDW Publishing

(W) Joe Hill (A) Jay Fotos (A/CA) Gabriel Rodriguez

Three years after wrapping up their award-winning, best-selling Locke & Key saga, the team that built Keyhouse returns to Lovecraft, Massachusetts with a new tale of terror and suspense! An impossible birthday gift for two little girls unexpectedly throws open a door to a monster on eight legs!
•   You never thought it’d happen but… the Eisner-winning series returns to unlock a special tale from Keyhouse’s sordid past!
•   All-new 24-page story by series creators Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, and Jay Fotos!
•   Variant cover by “Behind You” creator Brian Coldrick, Mouse Guard’s David Petersen, Wraith’s Charles Paul Wilson III, and an incentive Small World Key photo cover from Skelton Crew Studios, too!

Locke & Key is one of my all time favorite series, and I can’t wait to revisit the world that Hill and Rodriguez created together. If you’ve got any interest in a horror/fantasy-tinged tale of loss and coming of age (and written by Stephen King’s son, to boot), definitely check out Locke & Key

 

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A.D. After Death: Book One

Publisher: Image Comics

(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Jeff Lemire

What if we found a cure for death?
Two of comics’ most acclaimed creators, SCOTT SNYDER (WYTCHES, Batman, American Vampire) and JEFF LEMIRE (DESCENDER, Moon Knight, Sweet Tooth) unite to create a three-part epic like no other, set in a future where a genetic cure for death has been found. Years after the discovery, one man starts to question everything, leading him on a mind-bending journey that will bring him face-to-face with his past and his own mortality. A unique combination of comics, prose, and illustration, A.D.: AFTER DEATH will be serialized monthly as three oversized prestige format books written by SNYDER and fully painted by LEMIRE.

What an exciting team up! Off the top of my head, I can’t think of a time Jeff Lemire did the art for a story that he didn’t write himself, aside from covers and panels here and there. The mix of mediums for this sounds like it could do some really cools things, as well. I’m a fan of both of these creators and I can’t wait to see what they can do together.

 

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Ether #1

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

(W) Matt Kindt (A/CA) David Rubin

A science-minded adventurer gets mixed up in the mysteries of a fantasy world in this charming new adventure from an award-winning creative team. Boone Dias is an interdimensional explorer, a scientist from Earth who has stumbled into great responsibility. He’s got an explanation for everything, so of course the Ether’s magical residents turn to him to solve their toughest crimes. But maybe keeping the real and the abstract separate is too big a job for just one man.

This is a book by Matt Kindt that has the adjective “interdimensional” in the description. Of course that’s going to get me to buy it. If you’ve not read Kindt before, pick up his current ongoing deep sea murder mystery Dept. H or a volume of the cerebral MIND MGMT.

 

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Frontier #1

Publisher: Image Comics

(W/A/CA) Jonathon Hickman

SERIES PREMIERE

“TRANQUILITY”
Double-sized first issue!
The planets have aligned, and the prodigal son has returned! For the first time in eight years, JONATHAN HICKMAN (EAST OF WEST, BLACK MONDAY MURDERS, Secret Wars, Avengers) is both writing and drawing a new comic series: FRONTIER.

It’s like Star Trek, but super depressing.

Seriously. Not a joke. The final frontier…is a total bummer.

Each issue contains galaxy-expanding bonus content like star maps, breakdowns of alien races, interstellar factions, and detailed spaceship schematics. FRONTIER is a brand new science fiction story about utopia lost, and how we might just gain it back.

This edition of Previews has been heavy on creators that are an automatic buy for me, and Jonathon Hickman is certainly one of them. I’ve been a fan of his writing for quite some time and now I’m excited to see some of his art, as well. Nightly News is an earlier work of his that was both written and drawn by him, and I think it’s time I check that one off of the backlog. Also, I’m not sure how many of us there are out there, but you can count me among the group of people who would get excited for a book described as “like Star Trek, but super depressing.”

Panini NFL Player of The Day Promotion 2016


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We are happy to be a participating store in Panini’s NFL Player of the Day Promotion. What is the Player of the Day Promotion? Well, it is your chance to win special promotional packs of Panini brand football cards and a chance for you to win our store’s grand prize, an autographed card of  Taylor Decker (pictured below)!

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How to Play

Step 1 – You can enter by purchasing a pack of 2016 Panini brand NFL Cards. This includes popular brands  such as Score, Certified, Prestige and others. There is a no-purchase-necessary option as well (ask us to see the official rules for details).

Step 2 – To win, you must open a pack of cards you have purchased in front of a store employee. If you “pull” the highlighted Panini NFL Player of the Day or either of the Wild Cards (Andrew Luck or Dez Bryant) you are a daily winner and will receive two promotional packs on the spot. You can also become an automatic daily winner by purchasing a box of any eligible product. For each daily win you also will earn one raffle entry to be that week’s weekly prize winner. You may win once a day and up to seven days a week.

Step 3 – Four times during the promotion we will randomly select one of the daily winners as a weekly prize winner and award a prize package from a prize kit provided by Panini. Weekly winners will then be put into a raffle to win the store’s grand prize, an autographed Taylor Decker card.

Step 4 – At the conclusion of the 32-day promotion, we will randomly select one of the four weekly winners as the Panini NFL Player of the Month winner. The winner will be awarded the grand prize (an autographed Taylor Decker card) and additional prizes from the prize kit.

Step 5 – The grand prize winner will also be entered into the national sweepstakes with a chance to spend a day with an NFL player!

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Tour Kaladesh on 40 Mana or less!

Rev up your velocitraption and see the sights of Kaladesh.  Attend our events and help the wonders of this new plane will unfold before you.

Pre-Release events are on the weekend of September 23rd – 25th.  The first will be at Midnight on Friday, September 23rd.  The second will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 24th.  The third will be at 10:00 am on Sunday, September 25th.  All of these events have limited seating and registration is recommended (details about how our new calendar handles registration click here).

The next Kaladesh events will be the two Friday Night Magic events at 5:00 pm on Friday, September 30th.  We will hold both a Standard Constructed event and a Booster Draft event (each player receiving 3 packs of Kaladesh with which to build a 40 card deck).  These events do not require registration.

Our third type of event will be a Sealed Deck, Two-Headed Giant tournament at Noon on Saturday, October 1st.
This event does not require registration.

The final event for Kaladesh will be the Standard Constructed Game Day, held on Saturday, October 22nd.
This event does not require registration.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Under an Eldritch Moon

Get out your moonscreen lotion and come out to view the Eldritch Moon.  Attend our events and help (or hinder) Liliana’s plans for the plane of Innistrad.

Pre-Release events are on the weekend of July 15th – 17th.  The first will be at Midnight on Friday, July 15th.  The second will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 16th.  The third will be at 10:00 am on Sunday, July 17th.  All of these events have limited seating and registration is recommended (details about how our new calendar handles registration click here).

The next Eldritch Moon events will be the two Friday Night Magic events at 5:00 pm on Friday, July 22nd.  We will hold both a Standard Constructed event and a Booster Draft event (each player receiving 3 packs of Eldritch Moon with which to build a 40 card deck).  These events do not require registration.

Our third type of event will be a Sealed Deck, Two-Headed Giant tournament at Noon on Saturday, July 23rd. This event does not require registration.

The final event for Eldritch Moon will be the Standard Constructed Game Day, held on Saturday, August 13th.  This event does not require registration.

We look forward to seeing you!

Waldo visits Fanfare for July

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Fanfare is once again participating in Kalamazoo’s Where’s Waldo event, hosted by Bookbug? Your favorite bespectacled, stripey cartoon character will be hiding in twenty-five different local businesses, including Fanfare, for the month of July. Bookbug will have prizes for those who spot him around the town.

“Find Waldo Local in Kalamazoo!” passports list off the businesses where Waldo is hiding. You can get yours at Fanfare or any other participationg location. The first 125 Waldo seekers to get their passports stamped or signed at ten or more sites can bring their passports back to Bookbug to collect prizes. Collecting store stamps or signatures at twenty or more businesses will entitle diligent seekers to entry in a grand prize drawing on July 29th, with the top prize being a 6-volume deluxe set of Waldo books. For more information about hunting for Waldo in Kalamazoo, call Bookbug at 269-385-2847.