Dec
2
to Dec 16

East Side Mages - Chaos of the Bells

East Side Mages (note the "e") is our brand new moniker for our Dungeons & Dragons campaigns and we're happy to announce ALL NEW sessions, written by Dungeon Master Erik Cheski!

Come by and play! This is CHAOS OF THE BELLS and consists of THREE TOTAL EPISODES.  The dates are:

12/2 - 12pm-2pm

12/9 - 12pm-2pm

12/16 - 12pm-2pm

Entry to all 3 dates is $35.  This is a continuing campaign so each week will be a continuation of the previous session, ending with Week 3.

***WE ONLY HAVE 8 SPOTS AVAILABLE*** so sign up below. Spots are given out on a first come, first served basis and we will CLOSE registration once all 8 spots are filled.

THIS IS A KID-FRIENDLY GAME AND PLAYERS OF ALL AGES AND EXPERIENCE LEVELS ARE WELCOME!!!

Questions can go to jeff@eastsidemags.com. GAME ON!!!

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW:

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Dec
2
to Dec 16

East Side Mages - The Darkest Day

East Side Mages (note the "e") is our brand new moniker for our Dungeons & Dragons campaigns and we're happy to announce ALL NEW sessions, written by Dungeon Master Erik Cheski!

Come by and play! This is THE DARKEST DAY and consists of THREE TOTAL EPISODES.  The dates are:

12/2 - 3pm-5pm

12/9 - 3pm-5pm

12/16 - 3pm-5pm

Entry to all 3 dates is $35.  This is a continuing campaign so each week will be a continuation of the previous session, ending with Week 3.

***WE ONLY HAVE 8 SPOTS AVAILABLE*** so sign up below. Spots are given out on a first come, first served basis and we will CLOSE registration once all 8 spots are filled.

THIS IS AN ADULTS ONLY GAME AND PLAYERS OF ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELS ARE WELCOME!!!

Questions can go to jeff@eastsidemags.com. GAME ON!!!

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PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW:

For additional D&D events, stay tuned.

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Dec
15
2:00 PM14:00

Meet Patrick Wilson - Aquaman's Orm!

UPDATE (12/10/18): Some things to note in advance of Saturday:

1. The weather prediction for Saturday might call for rain. The line will be OUTSIDE. Please plan accordingly. We have a small shop and will only be letting in small groups of people at a time.

2. When you get inside the shop, PLEASE GO TO THE REGISTER FIRST to pay for your item(s). Then, you will wait in line along the other side of the store for your turn for signatures and pictures.

3. Reminder: you may bring TWO (2) personal items from home and MUST BUY AT LEAST ONE (1) ITEM from East Side Mags. We appreciate your patronage as a portion of the proceeds will be going to charity.

4. The line is expected to cross in front of a few other businesses on the block and possibly a driveway. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF OUR NEIGHBORS.

5. You are welcome to come by the shop as early as you want. WE WILL START LINING PEOPLE UP AT 12PM NOON.

6. We accept cash and credit cards. We are not set up for Apple or Samsung Pay at this time. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

7. If you have any further questions, please let us know.

We have Wave 2 (final wave) of items available for purchase coming tomorrow. Any other notes will be made available here (the Facebook Event Discussion page).

We are SO excited to see everyone. Looking forward to meeting everyone on Saturday!

-Team East Side Mags

East Side Mags had an amazing year already so it wouldn’t seem right to end 2018 without yet another MAJOR signing event!

This holiday season, welcome the King of Seas – ORM THE OCEAN MASTER aka Patrick Wilson, to the East Side Mags family! I mean, we’ll find out next week if he keeps the throne but for now, he’s King of the Seven Seas!

Patrick Wilson is a Montclair local, an amazing actor, singer and one of the nicest people you will EVER meet!  He’s a comic fan’s mainstay having taken on the role of Night Owl in Watchmen and now Orm, the Ocean Master, in Warner Bros & DC Comics big screen adaptation of Aquaman alongside Jason Mamoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.

Patrick will be here on December 15th from 2pm-5pm to hang out with fans and sign stuff like Orm POP Vinyls, Aquaman promotional items and more! We will also be donating a portion of our proceeds to a charity of Patrick’s choice!

Details on the signing are as follows:

PATRICK WILSON as Orm/Ocean Master in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “AQUAMAN,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures & © DC Comics

  • East Side Mags will have related items for sale: Patrick has portrayed a variety of roles in both comic book movies, horror movies and more. East Side Mags is asking each attendee to buy at least one (1) item from the store and will have POP vinyl figures of Orm, NYCC exclusive movie poster variant cover Aquaman comics featuring the cast and more items reflecting Patrick Wilson’s career in movies and pop culture.

  • Guest are invited to bring personal items:  East Side Mags is inviting attendees to bring up to two (2) personal items from home for Patrick to sign.

  • No tickets required: Everyone coming to the event will be asked to form a line and the signing will be on a first come, first served basis.

  • Photos: Patrick Wilson will, in fact, be available for photos with attendees when they are getting their items signed

  • Community: East Side Mags and Patrick Wilson are going to be donating a portion of the proceeds from the signing to a charity TBD (more info coming soon).

Need a seriously awesome and unique holiday gift? This is your best chance to get something that you will NOT be able to get anywhere else, meet a great Hollywood actor portraying an amazing comic character and have an experience to last you at least until the sequel comes out!

So walk, run, swim, boat or fly as fast as you can to East Side Mags on 12/15!

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Dec
20
1:00 PM13:00

Livewire Signing

Join East Side Mags and Valiant Comics for a pop-up signing unlike ANY other in the comics industry to date!

Valiant Comics is launching a brand new Livewire series - written by Vita Ayala - and East Side Mags is SUPER PROUD to have Vita back in our space! She’s literally the nicest person you’ll ever meet and has written awesome stories like The Wilds (Black Mask Studios), Submerged (Vault Comics) and Twisted Romance (Image Comics).

In addition to meeting Vita, you’ll be able to get Livewire #1 signed!

Valiant will be here as well and, as one of the hardest working publishers in the business, we’ll have a single copy of the Livewire #1 GLASS COVER variant! Yes! Valiant has a 1:250 variant featuring a real GLASS cover!

Come by between 1pm-2pm, get a copy of Livewire #1, get it signed, hang out with Vita and check out a comic with a glass cover! Can’t wait to see you all here!

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Dec
22
1:00 PM13:00

Betty & Veronica Signing

Just in time for the holidays - Archie Comics is taking OVER East Side Mags!

Betty & Veronica #1 is out and we’ve got writer Jamie Lee Rotante here from 1pm-4pm! She’ll be signing copies of the new hit B&V comic and hanging out with us! If her name sounds familiar, that’s cuz you’ve probably read or heard about the Betty & Veronica Vixens series or maybe you’ve just read some of her live punk music reviews for Razorcake or even some of her satirical / humor articles for TheHardTimes.net!

Regardless of how you know her, you know she’s a fire ball and we’re super excited to get to hang out with her right before the holidays! We’ll have copies of Jamie’s work on hand for her to sign and we’ll be listening to awesome music so come hang out!

To top it all off, we’ll also be hosting a special pop up shop for the new Betty & Veronica clothing line! More details on this are coming soon…

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Dec
29
1:00 PM13:00

Artist Party - Paul Belliveau

Meet Paul Belliveau! You might have seen his Darth Maul prints hanging in the shop. He’s an amazing artist and we’re BIG fans of his work so we’ve decided we can’t keep him to ourselves - it’s time to share him with the WORLD!

Paul moved to Glen Ridge from Brooklyn in 2014 with his wife. He went to NYU for Painting and studied Traditional Animation at the School of Visual Arts (SVA). He’s a huge comic fan and has worked from companies like Fleer and Skybox, he worked as an animator for Between the Lions on PBS has worked as a storyboard artist for TV Commercials.

Paul will be hanging out with us from 1pm-5pm, sketching on blank covers and honing his skills as he gets ready to launch his Kickstarter next year called The 20k!

Come meet Paul and find out more info about his upcoming Kickstarter, what it’s like to be an animator and an artist and maybe he’ll even tell you his favorite place to get baked goods and homemade candy!

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Jan
12
1:00 PM13:00

Ultimate Masters Draft

Join us for a SPECIAL DRAFT unlike anything East Side Mags has run before!

Ultimate Masters is HERE and we’ve got just enough product to host a MEGA-DRAFT!

$50 entry gets you (3) packs of Ultimate Masters to draft with for the tournament. Set up your deck and play (3) intense rounds of Magic the Gathering!

Prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 spots ONLY. Prizes include more packs of UM and the first place winner will also get a coveted box topper!

To make it even better, we’ll have 2 additional box toppers that we’ll be raffling off at the end of the tournament. Tickets are $1 each and you can buy as many as you want - but you MUST be here at the end of the tournament to claim your prize!

Max capacity for this event is 24 so reserve your spot today. Sign up by calling 862-333-4961 or email jeff@eastsidemags.com.

Game on!

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Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Clifton Comic Show

Join us on Sunday, December 9th for the Clifton Show! America's favorite and longest running monthly comic book show!

The show runs from 10-4 at The Clifton Community Recreation Center, 1232 Main Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011.

Admission is FREE as always during our regular show hours of 10-4!

But... more and more collectors have been coming to shop before the show is officially open. So... from 8:30 to 10:00 there will be a $5 early bird admissioncharge. Earlybirds must use only the front entrance to the building. For security reasons, only vendors loading in can use the back entrance prior to 10.


Once again we will have everything from CGC investment grade keys to 25 cent readers... supplies and some action figures as well.

Our notorious no minimum bid auction is at noon.

Be sure to check out our website: http://www.njcomicbookshows.com/

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Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Small Business Saturday

PUT DOWN THOSE LEFTOVERS!

It’s SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY - you chance to REALLY show the community that you like to shop local! And since it’s the holidays and we appreciate your business all year round - we’ve got some really great offers and discounts for you!

50% OFF Bin Back Issues!

20% off all action figures and EVERYTHING in our glass cases!

50% off select wall books!

20% off trade paperbacks and hard covers!

How awesome is that?

Don’t forget - Montclair is the spot for your “Passport to Shopping”. Check out the Welcoming Station on Church Street to get your Passport and check out the (9) donation baskets provided by participating retailers in town - including your favorite local comic shop ;) Then take your Passport to participating business in the Montclair Center area, get it signed/stamped to redeem for tickets to enter into the raffles to win the baskets. One stamp = 1 raffle ticket!!! This will be ongoing from 10am-5pm!

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Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Local Comic Shop Day 2018

Local Comic Shop Day is here again and, as always, we appreciate the love and support and support that you - the community - have shown us over the years!

That’s why we plan to bring you the BEST LCSD event we can pull together! With that in mind, may East Side Mags present:

THE EXCLUSIVES: LCSD allows us access to dozens of exclusive variant covers, special items and signed comics that you can ONLY get in participating local comic shops. That’s US! Check out some of the cool items we’ve got for you (at cover price, NOT inflated collectible pricing) like:

THE SKETCHING: Join rockstar local artists Brigid Allanson, Angie Fernot and Nick Justus from 1pm-5pm as they sketch on blank cover comics and offer up prints, original artwork and more for sale! Let’s face it, comics would just be books without the art and these 3 make a trifecta to be reckoned with! You won’t find a better collective of amazing artists outside of a comic convention in 2018!!!

THE SALE: Believe it or not, we still have some LCSD exclusives left over from previous years and a TON of comics in our possession. It’s kinda what we do. So here’s the details on the sale:

  • 50% off all previous year’s LCSD exclusives

  • 50% off select (tagged) wall books

  • Buy 2 - Get 1 FREE bin back issues (and the boxes under them)

  • 3 for $25 (regularly priced) Funko POP Vinyls

Plus - don’t forget we’ve got dollar boxes that go from one wall to the other so have at it and remember, not only are they $1 each but you can get 12 for $10 or 25 for $20!!!

Here are some details regarding out sale this Saturday:

*Items already on hold prior to the sale are not discountable
*Store credit cannot be used for sale items
*Fully stamped reward cards cannot be used for sale items

We’ll also have some surprises and give-a-ways throughout the day so get here early, stay late and LONG LIVE LOCAL COMIC SHOPS!

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Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Clifton Comic Show

Join us on Sunday, November 11th for the Clifton Show! America's favorite and longest running monthly comic book show!

The show runs from 10-4 at The Clifton Community Recreation Center, 1232 Main Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011.

Admission is FREE as always during our regular show hours of 10-4!

But... more and more collectors have been coming to shop before the show is officially open. So... from 8:30 to 10:00 there will be a $5 early bird admissioncharge. Earlybirds must use only the front entrance to the building. For security reasons, only vendors loading in can use the back entrance prior to 10.


Once again we will have everything from CGC investment grade keys to 25 cent readers... supplies and some action figures as well.

Our notorious no minimum bid auction is at noon.

Be sure to check out our website: http://www.njcomicbookshows.com/

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Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

Juke Joint and Bingo Love JACKPOT EDITION

Tee Franklin - an amazing friend of East Side Mags - makes her awesome return with a new ongoing comic and the JACKPOT edition of a fan-favorite!

Tee will be here from 1pm-5pm alongside letterer (and hardest working man in comics) Taylor Esposito to sign copies of their new ongoing comic - Jook Joint!

About Jook Joint (out NOW): Mahalia runs the hottest spot in all of 1950s New Orleans. The Jook Joint keeps the jazz popping, people bopping... and the women? The women are to die for. There's only one rule: "Keep your hands to yourself." But some men think rules don't apply to them, and Mahalia and her coven of slain women enjoy reminding them that they most certainly do.

We’ll also have copies of the Jackpot edition of Bingo Love featuring art by our VERY OWN FAMILY CHRISTOPHER WOLFFE! Yes - you heard it here first - Chris has been published in an IMAGE COMICS collection!

About Bingo Love: When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-'60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage. 

This Jackpot Edition contains over SIXTY PAGES of bonus material, including the talents of MARGUERITE BENNETT (Batwoman) and newcomer BEVERLY JOHNSON, SHAWN PRYOR (Cash and Carrie) and PAULINA GANUCHEAU (Zodiac Starforce), award-winning historical romance author ALYSSA COLE's comics writing debut with SHAE BEAGLE (MOONSTRUCK), GAIL SIMONE (CROSSWIND) and MARGAUX SALTEL (Superfreaks), and AMANDA DEIBERT (Wonder Woman '77) and CAT STAGGS (CROSSWIND), with illustrations from MEGAN HUTCHINSON (ROCKSTARS) and ARIELA KRISTANTINA (InSeXts). Plus a sneak peek of BINGO LOVE, VOL. 2: DEAR DIARY, with an afterword from GABBY RIVERA (America).

WOW! That’s a lot of awesome-ness! Make sure you come by and check out what one of today’s hottest indie writers is all about!

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Nov
6
to Nov 7

Green Lantern Midnight Release

Join us for the midnight release of Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp’s Green Lantern #1!

We’ll have the new Green Lantern #1 issue on sale at midnight along with a special Midnight Release Variant - a rare black & white version of the Liam Sharp cover!

In addition, each purchase of Green Lantern #1 will come with a Green Lantern lithograph featuring the cover art (one per customer).

Last but never least, we’ll also have ALL NEW DC TITLES for the week available for purchase!

Doors open at 11:30pm on 11/6 and we’ll stay open as long as people are coming through the doors!

In Brightest Day! In Blackest Night!

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Nov
4
to Nov 18

East Side Mages - A Balance of Power

East Side Mages (note the "e") is our brand new moniker for our Dungeons & Dragons campaigns and we're happy to announce ALL NEW sessions, written by Dungeon Master Erik Cheski!

Come by and play! This is A BALANCE OF POWER and consists of THREE TOTAL EPISODES. The dates are:

11/4 - 3pm-5pm

11/11 - 3pm-5pm

11/18 - 3pm-5pm

Entry to all 3 dates is $35. This is a continuing campaign so each week will be a continuation of the previous session, ending with Week 3.

***WE ONLY HAVE 8 SPOTS AVAILABLE*** so YOU MUST SIGN UP BELOW.

Spots are given out on a first come, first served basis and we will CLOSE registration once all 8 spots are filled.

Questions can go to jeff@eastsidemags.com. GAME ON!!!

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW:

For additional D&D events, say tuned.

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Nov
4
to Nov 18

East Side Mages - The Quest of the Thousand Horrors

East Side Mages (note the "e") is our brand new moniker for our Dungeons & Dragons campaigns and we're happy to announce ALL NEW sessions, written by Dungeon Master Erik Cheski!

Come by and play! This is THE QUEST OF THE THOUSAND HORRORS and consists of THREE TOTAL EPISODES.  The dates are:

11/4 - 12pm-2pm

11/11 - 12pm-2pm

11/18 - 12pm-2pm

Entry to all 3 dates is $35.  This is a continuing campaign so each week will be a continuation of the previous session, ending with Week 3.

***WE ONLY HAVE 8 SPOTS AVAILABLE*** so sign up below. Spots are given out on a first come, first served basis and we will CLOSE registration once all 8 spots are filled.

Questions can go to jeff@eastsidemags.com. GAME ON!!!

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW:

For additional D&D events, stay tuned.

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Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Middletown Comic Show

Come join us for our Comic book show
When: November 3, 2018
Time: 10AM-4PM
Where: Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church St, Middletown, NJ, 07748

Family Friendly Show

Comics for Everyone
Investor grade comics to Dollar books
Golden Age to Modern Age
Slabbed and Raw books
Action Figures, Funkos and other misc toys
Artists & Creators

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Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Halloween ComicFest 2018

It’s Free Comic Book Day in the Fall - AKA HALLOWEEN COMICFEST!!!

Join us for the spookiest fun there is!

We’ve got FREE COMICS available - some with special Halloween themes!!! Check out some of the awesome titles available:

We’ve also got our FIRST ANNUAL ZOMBIE WALK!

Come by between 2pm and 4pm to get “zombie’d up”! Come dressed in your best zombie attire with your make up ready to go. We’ll have some special “zombie consultants” on hand to help you out if you need it. The OFFICIAL EAST SIDE MAGS ZOMBIE WALK begins at 4pm. We’ll make our way down Church Street towards South Park Street, hook a right down to Bloomfield Ave, then head back down towards the shop!

To finish out the day, come enjoy a LIVE READING by SKETCHPROV.COM of Ghostbusters the Movie starting at 6pm!

Sketchprov headlines the Halloween Comic Fest at East Side Mags with a live script reading of the classic horror comedy, “Ghostbusters”! Come on by early and meet some of the NJ Ghostbusters for pictures! We’ll also be accepting donations for Toni’s Kitchen of Montclair. 

This might be the best Halloween ComicFest EVER so don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event!!!

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Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Travis Love Benson

We’re hosting our favorite anti-folk artist Travis Love Benson and friends! Check our this awesome message from Travis himself:

Hello! Come over to one of my favorite venues SLASH comic shop East Side Mags and buy comics while you listen to these AMAZING Anti-Folk performers:

-Sourdoe Band - They're here, they're in your face, they're my favorite people!
-
Travis Love Benson - Ever sang along to a song whose lyrics were "WIsh I were dead?" Want to? Travis Love Benson is anti-folk, emotion, performance, and real existing human being just trying to tell their story to anyone who will listen.

It's gonna be an amazing time! See you there! 

~Travis Love Benson
Unloveable Productions

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Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Fall Art Walk

East Side Mags is stoked to welcome back Sprayblade - local artist extraordinaire!

Check out some of her awesome art right here in the shop! From 6pm-9pm, Sprayblade will be here selling her amazing comic / horror / pop culture related artwork and anything you buy from her goes directly to HER! Support local artists. That’s what we do! We think you should too!!!

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Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

Clifton Comic Show

Join us on Sunday, October 14th for the Clifton Show! America's favorite and longest running monthly comic book show!

The show runs from 10-4 at The Clifton Community Recreation Center, 1232 Main Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011.

Admission is FREE as always during our regular show hours of 10-4!

But... more and more collectors have been coming to shop before the show is officially open. So... from 8:30 to 10:00 there will be a $5 early bird admissioncharge. Earlybirds must use only the front entrance to the building. For security reasons, only vendors loading in can use the back entrance prior to 10.


Once again we will have everything from CGC investment grade keys to 25 cent readers... supplies and some action figures as well.

Our notorious no minimum bid auction is at noon.

Be sure to check out our website: http://www.njcomicbookshows.com/

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Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Walking Dead Day

Come by East Side Mags and join us as we celebrate all things Walking Dead!

We’ll have a whole bunch of exclusive Walking Dead Blind Bag variants! Each blind bag has a reproduction of classic milestone moments from Walking Dead comics but that’s not all!!! Each blind bag has the possibility of a color variant (50% chance), color virgin variant (25% chance), black-and-white variant (15% chance) or a black-and-white virgin variant (10% chance).

Stick around for an appearance by Brazilian artist Adriana Melo who is killing it on DC Comic’s Plastic Man series! Adriana will be here from 1pm-5pm and will be sketching for customers! Come say hi, fresh off her New York Comic Con debut, and hang out with us!

We’ll also have VERY SPECIAL Walking Dead dollar raffle prizes available and some really cool Walking Dead give-a-ways! Stay tuned for details!

Walking Dead Day is ALL DAY but get here early! Blind bag variants and give-a-ways are only available while supplies last!

And don’t forget to check out the new season of Walking Dead on AMC starting October 7th!!!

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Oct
7
to Oct 28

East Side Mages - The Quest of the Wandering Spirit

East Side Mages (note the "e") is our brand new moniker for our Dungeons & Dragons campaigns and we're happy to announce ALL NEW sessions, written by Dungeon Master Erik Cheski!

Come by and play! This is THE QUEST OF THE WANDERING SPIRIT and consists of FOUR TOTAL EPISODES.  The dates are:

10/7 - 3pm-5pm

10/14 - 3pm-5pm

10/21 - 3pm-5pm

10/28 - 3pm-5pm

Entry to all 4 dates is $50.  This is a continuing campaign so each week will be a continuation of the previous session, ending with Week 4.

***WE ONLY HAVE 8 SPOTS AVAILABLE*** so sign up below. Spots are given out on a first come, first served basis and we will CLOSE registration once all 8 spots are filled.

Questions can go to jeff@eastsidemags.com. GAME ON!!!

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW:

For additional D&D events, check out this one OR this one.

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Sep
22
12:00 PM12:00

FamilyFest

Right next door to Montclair's Oktoberfest, this second annual family festival (Familyfest) is full of fun-filled, free activities for families.This is a non - alcoholic event.  This year, every vendor will offer a free child or adult activity. There will also be live - entertainment for kids and adults.

East Side Mags will once again be joining the festivities with TONS of comics for $1 each and some special deals on new comics as well as a FREE BUTTON MAKING STATION! 

We'll also be promoting a ton of great events we've got coming up like signings with Artists and Writers, live music, open mic comedy nights, Dungeons & Dragons campaigns, Magic the Gathering tournaments and MORE!

Come say hi and enjoy a fun-filled day for the whole family!

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Sep
15
6:00 PM18:00

Core 2019 Store Championship

It's time to see who has what it takes to be the STORE CHAMPION! Is it you?

We've been drafting and you've been buying booster packs and playing tournaments and NOW it's time to see how well you know the set before the next set comes out!

Join us for a massive SEALED DECK tournament!  $25 gets you in and gets you (6) total CORE 2019 booster packs to build your deck and play (3) rounds to vie for ultimate stardom and championship!

Start time is 1pm on September 15!

Prizes will be announced through our Facebook event page! Can't wait to see you all there!

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Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

BEST Batman Day 2018 EVER

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East Side Mags is celebrating everything Batman and we want to cordially invite you to celebrate with us!

We've got some great Batman-related stuff going on ALL DAY LONG including a very SPECIAL guest appearance by 2 comic legends!!!

We'll have some FREE Batman Comics that we're giving out all day (1 per customer)! A special re-print of Batman White Knight #1 and a special re-print of Batman: Lil Gotham Batman Day 2018 Special Edition #1 (for all ages)! 

We'll also have a variety of FREE Batman and Harley Quinn masks that we're giving out (1 per customer).

We are also PROUD to announce that the legendary Tom Raney and Scott Hanna will be joining us from 1pm-5pm.  Tom and Scott will be sketching for customers and we'll have blank cover comics available as well!

Scott has worked on so many DC and Marvel comics that we literally don't have enough storage space on the website to list everything but if you've read a Marvel or DC Comic anytime between 1990 (ish) and today, you've most likely seen his work.  He is a HUGE addition to our Batman Day event and we're super happy he's able to take the time to come hang out with us.

Tom Raney, over the past 20 years has spent his time predominantly at Marvel and DC, he’s drawn a bit of everything, from XMen to Batman. Superman to the Hulk. Notably, he’s revamped Stormwatch with Warren Ellis, the Outsiders with Judd Winick, co-created Threshold with Keith Giffen, and co-created Mutant X. While still producing work for Marvel and DC he recently drew Dread Gods, for Ominous Press.

To top it all off, we'll be playing Batman movies ALL DAY and we'll have some Batman Dollar Raffles going on as well! Stay tuned for details and available prizes for our raffles!

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Sep
9
1:00 PM13:00

Commander Cup Season 3 Week 8

Welcome to the East Side Mags Commander Cup: Season 3!

For 8 weeks, beginning June 24th - we'll be playing Commander as part of an 8 week tournament we're calling the Commander Cup: Season 3!

If you have a Commander deck, entry fee is $5 per week.  If you don't, you can buy a pre-made Commander deck from us - getting you FREE entry into the tournament with purchase that day - then pay $5 each additional week.

1st place each week will win (2) booster packs of choice.  Everyone else gets to pick (1) random card from our Magic Blind Box as a participation prize.

Meanwhile, we will track EVERY PLAYER'S POINTS through the 8 weeks.  At the end of all 8 weeks, we tally up the points and whoever has the most points get their name on the EAST SIDE MAGS COMMANDER CUP TROPHY (photo coming soon)!  The COMMANDER CUP CHAMPION also gets FREE ENTRY to COMMANDER CUP SEASON 4!!!*

*You do NOT have to be here all 8 weeks but you only get points when you show up and play.  If you can make it for all 8 weeks - great!  If not, it's totally OK.  You can miss a week here and there and not be counted out - it will, however, affect your ability to get maximum points.

The 8 dates for the Commander Cup are as follows:

  • June 24 (Week 1) @ 1pm
  • July 1 (Week 2) @ 1pm
  • July 8 (Week 3) @ 1pm
  • July 15 (Week 4) @ 1pm
  • July 29 (Week 5) @ 1pm
  • August 5 (Week 6) @ 1pm
  • August 12 (Week 7) @ 1pm
  • August 26 (Week 8) @ 1pm

Think you have what it takes to be the Commander Cup Champion?  Show us what you got!

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Sep
8
to Sep 9

Heroes & Villains Fan Fest

Come check us out all weekend at Heroes & Villains Fan Fest! 

While you're at it, you can check out a dozen or more actors from your favorite TV shows and movies including but not limited to:

Ray Fisher (Cyborg from Justice League)

Victor Garber & Franz Drameh (both halves of Firestorm from Legends of Tomorrow)

David Ramsey (John Diggle from Arrow)

Katie Cassidy (Laurel Lance from Arrow)

Echo Kellum (Curtis Holt aka Mr Terrific from Arrow)

Juliana Harkavy (Dinah Drake/Black Canary from Arrow and Alisha from Walking Dead)

Robin Lord Taylor (Penguin from Gotham)

Erin Richards (Barbara Kean from Gotham)

David Mazouz (Bruce Wayne from Gotham)

...and so many more!!!

Click here for tickets, details and more info! Hope everyone can make it!!!

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Aug
30
4:00 PM16:00

East Side MAGES

Welcome to East Side Mages!

The fate of all creatures great and small; good, evil, and indifferent balances on the roll of a twenty-sided die.  Have you always wanted to try out the game that is whispered about in legend?  Haven't played since THAC0 and you want to try out the brand-spanking-new 5th edition?  Need a place to get your nerd on but not quite ready for LARP?  East Side Mags is now hosting DungeonMaster Erik Cheski, who'll teach you how to play the current Wizards of the Coast ruleset, guide you through adventures large and extremely large, and match your wits, determination and cunning against small plastic dice.  It's a space to explore the worlds of Dungeons and Dragons with a professional DM who will supply you with everything you need to play the best-known tabletop RPG, teaching you how to build characters, unleashing your creativity at the table, and forging lasting memories with your friends.  Whether you want to slay the evil fiend or become them, your adventure starts now.

New and veteran players welcome, characters will be provided but feel free to bring your own!  Recommended that you bring a notebook or binder.

Sunday, August 19th 1pm-3pm or Thursday, August 30th 4pm-6pm. 

$10 per person, each session is limited to 8 players.

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Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

Join us for our weekly Stand Up Comedy Open Mic with Sketchprov Podcast's own Michael Sangregorio and Bonner Doemling!

Sign up starts at 6:30pm with showtime beginning promptly at 7pm!

$2 gets you 5 minutes of stage time.

Or buy a $1 comic (plus tax) and get 7 minutes of stage time.

For details, feel free to reach out here.

Get ready to laugh!!!

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Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

End of Summer Signing

East Side Mags is gearing up to end Summer with a BANG! and an amazing signing featuring some up-and-coming talent!

Join Liana Kangas, Sally Cantirino and Taylor Esposito as they sign comics, sketch for customers and regale us with stories of conventions past!

We'll have copies of Sally's work with Black Mask Studios, a TON of stuff that Taylor worked on and Liana's newest release - the 2000 AD Summer Special!

Let's ring out Summer with an awesome signing and have some fun!!!

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Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

Stand Up Comedy Open Mic

Join us for our weekly Stand Up Comedy Open Mic with Sketchprov Podcast's own Michael Sangregorio and Bonner Doemling!

Sign up starts at 6:30pm with showtime beginning promptly at 7pm!

$2 gets you 5 minutes of stage time.

Or buy a $1 comic (plus tax) and get 7 minutes of stage time.

For details, feel free to reach out here.

Get ready to laugh!!!

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Aug
19
7:30 PM19:30

Black Panther: Free Summer Screening in Montclair!

East Side Mags is a PROUD sponsor of this event! Make sure you come check us out at our table where you can learn about your local comic shop (literally around the corner) and all the amazing events we host! Also - we will be there with $1 raffle tickets! You could win one of the following Black Panther prizes! We might even have some surprises too! Hope to see you all there!

Join Montclair Film for Black Panther, one of the biggest films of the year, outdoors on Church Street, as our *free* Summer Series continues! Details here: http://bit.ly/mfblackpanther

After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.

Directed by Ryan Coogler
Starring Chadwick BosemanMichael B JordanLupita Nyong'oDanai GuriraAngela BassettDaniel Kaluuya, and more!

RAIN DATE IS SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 (if weather requires)

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