Apr
7
to Apr 28

East Side Mages - This House Looks Fun

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 THIS HOUSE LOOKS FUN and consists of THREE TOTAL EPISODES.  The dates are:

4/7 - 12:30pm-2:30pm

4/14 - 12:30pm-2:30pm

4/28 - 12:30pm-2:30pm

Entry to all 3 dates is $45.  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.

Please complete the sign up sheet below. A deposit of 50% is required to lock in your spot.

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!!!

THIS EVENT IS NOW:

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Apr
7
to Apr 28

East Side Mages - Were Dreams Come True

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 WERE DREAMS COME TRUE and consists of THREE TOTAL EPISODES.  The dates are:

4/7 - 3pm-5pm

4/14 - 3pm-5pm

4/28 - 3pm-5pm

Entry to all 3 dates is $45.  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.

Please complete the sign up sheet below. A deposit of 50% is required to lock in your spot.

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

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

THIS EVENT IS NOW:

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Apr
26
to Apr 27

War of the Spark Prerelease

War of the Spark Prerelease

Game 1 - Midnight between Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27

Game 2 – 11am on April 27

Game 3 – 4pm on April 27

Sign up by emailing jeff@eastsidemags.com or call 862-333-4961

$25.99 plus tax to enter

(2) booster packs will be thrown into a prize pool for every player that enters – i.e. the more players we get the better the prize pool will be!

Prizes awarded to the Top 8 players – plus some surprises!!!

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Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Comic Con at Fair Lawn Library

One of our most exciting events of the year, Library Con, is coming up this month!

Stop by on Sunday, April 28 from 1:00-5:00 pm for a day packed with events on all five levels of the building (and outside)!

This year's event features Erica Schroeder, a voice actress from Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Sonic, X-Men, and so much more! She will host a Create & Voice Your Own Pokemon Panel!

We are lucky enough to have talented local comic artist and illustrator, Nicky Soh, an artist for Adventure Time and much more, on hand offering two art demos and draw-alongs for kids!

And that's just the beginning, as we offer a costume contest, food trucks, awesome raffles and free prizes all day, crafts, Superhero Cupcake Wars, video games, Dungeons & Dragons, board games, two different Escape Rooms, Generation Coders, trivia, How to be a Wizard, and more!

Plus there will be incredible vendors on hand, like East Side Mags, Ingenious Edge, Microworld Games, and more!

We will have a detailed schedule out soon so you can plan your day at the event.

Bring the kids to this family-friendly extravaganza and spend the day celebrating comics at the library!

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May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Spring Art Walk

East Side Mags is happy to announce that we’ll be hosting artist Nick Justus and writer Dave Potosnak and we help them promote their Indiegogo campaign for Serpent Handler - a comic that’s described as He-Man & the Masters of the Universe meets old school Heavy Metal Magazine!

Nick will be sketching for customers and Dave will have some awesome pins for sale.

Come check them out, hear about their comic, get a rad sketch and pin and show some local artists / creators some love!

The event is from 6pm-8pm so join us!

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May
4
9:00 AM09:00

Free Comic Book Day 2019

Who loves FREE COMICS and FUN?

It's FREE COMIC BOOK DAY and we've got some real exciting stuff planned so keep up with our Facebook page to get updates but the basics are all here!

We're opening EARLY - like 9am early. So you have time to get your hands on some awesome issues!

There are some truly awesome FREE COMICS that will be available including, but not limited to Doctor Who, Bloodshot, DC Comics, Animosity Tales, Avengers, Pokemon, Grumble vs The Goon, Minecraft, Bob’s Burgers, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Lumberjanes, Vampirella, Star Wars Adventures and MORE!!!

We've got almost everything in the store ON SALE for 20% OFF except new comics, dollar comics, supplies, select wall books and art work.  But that still means you can save BIG on items like Funko POPs, action figures, statues, trade paperbacks, hard cover books and bin back issues!!!  

Our famous DOLLAR RAFFLES are back and we'll have some really, truly awesome items available so stay tuned to more info!

Also - if you spend $100 or more, you will get a fully stamped reward card PLUS five (5) extra stamps ($50 value)!!!

Did someone say guests?  We've got some great guests for you!

Get here EARLY because starting at 9AM we’ve got Reilly Brown (artist for Deadpool) and Isaac Goodhart (artist for Postal and FCBD & DC Comics Under The Moon: A Catwoman Tale)! Here’s your chance to get some awesome sketches and even get your FCBD copy of Under The Moon (or the FULL VERSION) signed by Isaac Goodhart himself! Both artists will be here until 12pm noon.

Then, from 1pm-5pm, we welcome Chris Batista - legendary comic artist who has drawn Booster Gold, Superman, JLA, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and more!!! Joining Chris is Paul Belliveau - local artist extraordinaire - from Glen Ridge, NJ. Both artists will be sketching for customers, selling prints of their work and joining in on all the fun!!!

We've also got KEIKI EXPLORERS SUMMER CAMP in the house! If you've got kids, this is the BEST summer experience you can imagine!  Each day is a special field trip somewhere and the experiences your kids get will last a lifetime!

Last, we've got out amazing COSPLAY CONTEST with special guest judges! Come by in costume or cosplay and we'll take your picture and contact info.  At the end of the day, our special COSPLAY CONTEST JUDGES will vote on a BEST KIDS COSTUME and BEST ADULT COSTUME (Adult as in age NOT appropriateness so let's try to keep it clean, huh?).  We'll have some really awesome prizes for the winners too!

Plus - don’t forget it’s May (the) 4th (be with you) so expect some really awesome Star Wars related fun!

This is a one-a-year event so make sure you get here early, stay late and let’s have some fun!!!

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May
5
to May 26

East Side Mages - Pleasantville

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 PLEASANTVILLE and consists of THREE TOTAL EPISODES.  The dates are:

5/5 - 3pm-5pm

5/19 - 3pm-5pm

5/26 - 3pm-5pm

Entry to all 3 dates is $45.  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.

Please complete the sign up sheet below. A deposit of 50% is required to lock in your spot.

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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May
7
to May 26

East Side Mages - Mommy Dearest

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 MOMMY DEAREST and consists of THREE TOTAL EPISODES.  The dates are:

5/5 - 12:30pm-2:30pm

5/19 - 12:30pm-2:30pm

5/26 - 12:30pm-2:30pm

Entry to all 3 dates is $45.  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.

Please complete the sign up sheet below. A deposit of 50% is required to lock in your spot.

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!!!

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May
17
to May 19

East Coast Comicon 2019

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for an AMAZING weekend at an AMAZING convention!

Featuring talent such as George Perez (one of his FINAL appearances before retirement), Marv Wolfman, Jim Starlin, Simon Bisley, Keith Giffen, Fabian Nicieza, James O’Barr, Barry Kitson and SO MANY MORE great artists and writers!!!

Let’s not forget the celebrity guests like Diane Pershing (voice of Poison Ivy from Batman TAS), John Glover (voice of Riddler from Batman TAS), Sam Jones (Flash Gordon) and Melody Anderson (Flash Gordon).

Kids under 5 admitted FREE! Over 300 exhibitors (including US) and a Cosplay Contest!

Easy access to the venue from NYC and parking EVERYWHERE!

This is a great show and one NOT TO MISS! For tickets and finer details - check out www.eastcoastcomicon.com

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May
25
to May 26

GSCF: Six Flags Edition

  • Six Flags Great Adventure (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

GSCF: Great Adventure Edition is coming May 25-26th!


Thats right, now 2 great days with even more awesomeness!


Come out and join the fun with a comic con surrounded by your favorite Super Hero themed rides!!!!

Plus - EAST SIDE MAGS will be there in FULL EFFECT with comics galore for your reading pleasure! Not to mention UNLIMITED HIGH FIVES!*

*no purchase required

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Jun
1
1:00 PM13:00

Icky Signing

Join us as we welcome local creators - Ozzie Rodriguez (Artist) and Chris Wichtendahl (Writer) of the amazing all-ages indie comic “Icky”!

Icky is about a tree frog trying to find his way and growing as an individual to protect his family and his habitat!

Art director by day and illustrator by night, Ozzie Rodriguez creates and contributes to independent comics, children's books, and more. He is a winner of L. Ron Hubbard's Illustrators of the Future award, and works in various media to best capture the essence of each story he illustrates. Ozzie lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.

Chris Wichtendahl lives in New Jersey with his family and an unseemly number of cats. He is the author of Doris Daring: Star Captain of the Spaceways, the Amorlia trilogy, the Jax Edison trilogy, a short story collection, and the upcoming novel The Windfarmer.

Both Ozzie and Chris will be here from 1pm-5pm, signing copies of their comic and chatting with customers and fans about what it’s like to be an indie creator, their inspiration and their goals!

Come hang out and check out this family-friendly, all ages comic!

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Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

Cosplay Karaoke - The April Showdown!

We’re sorry, did you expect to be done after ONE?!

Cosplay Karaoke is alive and kicking, and ready to party! Come on down and rock the night away, dress code is your best cosplay and nerdy ensemble! There'll be fun, music, prizes, and shenanigans galore!

Swing by East Side Mags in Montclair, NJ on Saturday, April 20th, starting at 7 PM!

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Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Sketchprov & The Holy Grail Live! (Not Yet Dead)

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The legendary tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Roundtable, as performed by an ensemble from Sketchprov Comedy, based on the script of the movie by a couple of guys from England, or something, I dunno, LIVE before the royal court of East Side Mags in the kingdom of Montclair, NJ.

Starring:
- Bonner Demling as "The Narrator"
- Nick Wolf as "The Parts Graham Chapman Played"
- Mike Patierno as "The Parts Michael Palin Played"
- Rob Dickerson as "The Parts John Cleese Played"
- Chant Macleod as "The Parts Terry Jones Played"
- Mike Sangregorio as "The Parts Eric Idle Played"
- Katie McGrath as "Everyone Else in the Movie"

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Apr
5
4:00 PM16:00

WWE Signing

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ARE. YOU. READY?

Wrestlemania fans UNITE! This is the biggest weekend all year for WWE and we’ve got the ONE. THE ONLY. LAN PITTS - writer of many, MANY WWE comics including the all-new WWE Wrestlemania 2019 Special from BOOM! Studios!

We’ll have copies for sale that Lan is SUPER excited to sign for you! He also has a massive wealth of knowledge of all things WWE and can’t wait to talk to fans about their predictions for Wrestlemania!

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Lan will be here from 4pm-8pm and we’ll have plenty of copies of the new Wrestlemania Special including the 1 PER STORE VARIANT!!!

ARE YOU READY TO RUMMMMMMMBLE?

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Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

Black Panther vs Deadpool Signing

Join us as we welcome Daniel Kibblesmith - writer for the recent bombshell mini-series Black Panther vs Deadpool by Marvel Comics!

We’ll have copies of the trade paperback - collecting all FIVE issues of the mini-series - available for purchase and for Daniel to sign!

Daniel has also worked on Bloodshot, Quantum & Woody, Unity and Valiant High by Valiant Comics, the Doorman series from Heavy Metal and Lockjaw: Who’s a Good Boy by Marvel Comics.

He’ll be here from 1pm-3pm so get here early and grab some awesome signed comics!!!

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Mar
26
to Mar 27

Detective 1000 Midnight Release

UPDATE: 3/17/19: ALL NEW ITEMS due for release on Wednesday, 3/27, will be available for purchase and on the shelves at our midnight release!!!

DC Comics is doing it again! Another MAJOR title hitting the 1000th issue!

Superman had his day - now is the Dark Knight’s turn!

Come out to East Side Mags just before midnight on 3/26 and at the stroke of midnight, we’ll have copies of Detective Comics #1000 for sale with variants and EVERYTHING else DC has to offer including all the new DC titles out that week!

We’re also going to have 15% off all existing DC Comics merchandise including back issues, action figures, statues, POPs and MORE!*

So come on out and grab some cool stuff including this landmark Batman issue with so many big name writers and artists attached to it, it’s maniacal!

See you all at midnight for the Dark Knight!

*sale does not include any new items due for release on 3/27/19

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Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Hellboy Day 2019

Join us as we celebrate all things Hellboy all day long! Come by and grab some cool swag like buttons, bookmarks and mini-posters!

We’ve also got special edition copies of Hellboy Seeds of Destruction #1 FREE with purchase of anything!

Plus – we’ve got Hellboy back issues and trade paperbacks at 20% off and a limited supply of Hellboy POP Vinyl figures for $8 each!

The celebration is going on ALL DAY but items are limited in supply so get here early!

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Mar
9
1:00 PM13:00

Comic Con at RPL

Featuring:

  • Mark Mariano - Writer / Artist of awesome all-ages friendly books like The Other Side of Hugless Hill, Flabbergast, Happyloo and Harebrains

  • Kayla Miller - Writer / Artist for awesome teen / middle grade books like Creep and Click

  • Gregg Schiegel - Writer / Artist for Pix, Spongebob Squarepants and more!

  • Michael Grassia - Writer / Artist, Founder of Get In Toon: A Simple Guide to Storytelling, Cartoonist, Educator

  • Christian Espiritusanto - Freelance Comic Book Artist, Artist / Writer for W.A.R. Warriors Amongst Realms

  • Brit & Roe - Founders of Ingenious Edge - makers of fine comic and pop culture related items

  • Paul Belliveau - Local artist from Glen Ridge, NJ

More info and ticket info can be found here.

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Mar
5
to Mar 10

Women's Empowerment Week

It’s Women’s Empowerment Week in Montclair and East Side Mags has some awesome stuff in store (literally) for everyone!

First off - did you know comics aren’t JUST for boys? There’s literally tons of women artists and writers and even more comics focused on female protagonists! We’ve got a MASSIVE selection of comics, trade paperbacks and hardcover graphic novels featuring female super-heroes or everyday women doing amazing things. Whatever your tastes - super-hero, horror, adventure - we’ve got it and we’re happy to point you in the right direction to find something you’re sure to LOVE!

Next - we’ve got a bunch of really great anthologies that have proceeds going to great causes from Mine! which supports Planned Parenthood, Where We Live which supports the victims of the Las Vegas shooting, Bingo Love which tells a true romantic, love story featuring LGBTQIA characters, Love is Love which also supports the LGBTQIA community and more!

Last (but never least) - East Side Mags will be collecting monetary donations and physical items for SAVE of Essex County / Family Service League. We’ll have a donation jar at the counter for monetary donations and a basket where you can drop off the physical items for inclusion in rape care packages that SAVE / FSL uses to assist victims of rape/sexual assault while providing support to said victims. Some of the physical items you can donate are:

  • Sweatpants - size Large or XL

  • Sweatshirts - size Large or XL

  • T-Shirts - size Large or XL

  • Travel size shampoo, conditioner, lotion and deodorants

You can also feel free to contact SAVE / FSL to make a donation or even if you or someone you know needs help. Check out https://www.facebook.com/FamilyServiceLeague/ or call the SAVE of Essex County Hotline at 1-877-733-2273.

Join us as we celebrate the women who make us strong, who influence us, encourage us and and show us what it means to be human! The wives, mothers, daughters, aunts, cousins, sisters, grandmas and friends who inspire, shape and keep us driven to be our best selves!

Let’s show some love and support!

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Mar
3
to Mar 24

East Side Mages - Carnivale

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 CARNIVALE and consists of FOUR TOTAL EPISODES.  The dates are:

3/3 - 3pm-5pm

3/10 - 3pm-5pm

3/17 - 3pm-5pm

3/24 - 3pm-5pm

Entry to all 4 dates is $60.  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.

Please complete the sign up sheet below. A deposit of 50% is required to lock in your spot.

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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Mar
3
to Mar 24

East Side Mages - Well Well Well

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 WELL, WELL, WELL… and consists of FOUR TOTAL EPISODES.  The dates are:

3/3 - 12:30pm-2:30pm

3/10 - 12:30pm-2:30pm

3/17 - 12:30pm-2:30pm

3/24 - 12:30pm-2:30pm

Entry to all 4 dates is $60.  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.

Please complete the sign up sheet below. A deposit of 50% is required to lock in your spot.

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!!!

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Mar
2
3:00 PM15:00

Captain Marvel LIVE Reading

Cape Swoosh Productions is proud to bring you a live reading, featuring everyone's favorite ass-kicking superhero!

Swing by and give a listen, as we bring your favorite Captain Marvel stories to life with our crew of amazing voice actors, sound techs, and all-around fan guys and gals.

Show starts at 3pm. There is a suggested donation of non-perishable food for Toni’s Kitchen in Montclair - but not required.

So come on by! Your Captain is calling you!

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Feb
16
1:00 PM13:00

Make Your Own Button Party

Do you love buttons? We do!

You can put em on your jacket, your back pack, your shoes - ANYTHING!

Come by East Side Mags on Saturday, February 16th between 1pm and 5pm and create your very own buttons with YOUR ART! 

$6 per person gets you 5 custom 1.5" buttons made with YOUR DESIGN! We'll provide all the supplies - all we need is YOU!!!

Call us at 862-333-4961 or our Contact page if you have any questions.

See you there!!!

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Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Cosplay Karaoke

You wanted it? You got it! Cosplay Karaoke is BACK!!

Join Cape Swoosh Productions and East Side Mags on Saturday, February 9th at 7 PM as we rock the night away with killer tunes and crazy cosplay! There may even be a prize or two for the costume and the song of the night...but of course the REAL prize is the friends we make along the way.

Swing on by and dazzle us!

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Feb
9
1:00 PM13:00

Pat Shand LIVE

East Side Mags welcomes back Pat Shand - comic writer extraordinaire!

Pat is cranking out books like you wouldn’t believe so we were super lucky that he’s got some time in his schedule to come back out to Jersey!

He recently released his new series for Black Mask Studios called Snap Flash Hustle! SFH is about a downtrodden model in NYC who finds out that the posh, elite models live a life of drugs and crime - and she LIKES IT! We’ll have copies of #1 for sale with #2 coming out the Wednesday before the signing!

Pat is also known for a plethora of other comics including, but not limited to, Charmed Season 10, Destiny NY, Breathless, Little Girl!

Come meet Pat, get some comics signed and hang out with us! He’ll be here from 1pm-4pm!

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Feb
7
to Feb 28

Thursday Night Open Mic Comedy

Open Mic Comedy Nights ARE BACK!

Ever want to be a stand up comic? Want to road test some jokes on real people? Have a funny story to share? Just need a good cry? COME ON DOWN!

If you want to participate, a $1 purchase (comic, beverage, etc.) gets you 5 minutes of stage time.

Just want to hang out and listen to some jokes? FREE ADMISSION (although we totally appreciate it if you buy stuff too)

So come check out what could become the next BIG THING in comedy - right here at your favorite local comic shop!

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Feb
3
to Feb 17

East Side Mages - Heartsbane

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 HEARTSBANE and consists of THREE TOTAL EPISODES.  The dates are:

2/3 - 3pm-5pm

2/10 - 3pm-5pm

2/17 - 3pm-5pm

Entry to all 3 dates is $45.  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.

Please complete the sign up sheet below. A deposit of 50% is required to lock in your spot.

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

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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Feb
3
to Feb 17

East Side Mages - Deadly Blossom

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 DEADLY BLOSSOM and consists of THREE TOTAL EPISODES.  The dates are:

2/3 - 12:30pm-2:30pm

2/10 - 12:30pm-2:30pm

2/17 - 12:30pm-2:30pm

Entry to all 3 dates is $45.  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.

Please complete the sign up sheet below. A deposit of 50% is required to lock in your spot.

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!!!

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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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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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Jan
6
to Jan 27

East Side Mages - A Bridge Too Far

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 BRIDGE TOO FAR and consists of FOUR TOTAL EPISODES.  The dates are:

1/6 - 3pm-5pm

1/13 - 3pm-5pm

1/20 - 3pm-5pm

1/27 - 3pm-5pm

Entry to all 4 dates is $60.  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.

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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Jan
6
to Jan 27

East Side Mages - The Hunt

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 HUNT and consists of FOUR TOTAL EPISODES.  The dates are:

1/6 - 12:30pm-2:30pm

1/13 - 12:30pm-2:30pm

1/20 - 12:30pm-2:30pm

1/27 - 12:30pm-2:30pm

Entry to all 4 dates is $60.  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.

Please complete the sign up sheet below. A deposit of 50% is required to lock in your spot.

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 NOTE THAT THIS SESSION IS NOW CLOSED! STAY TUNED FOR FEBRUARY D&D SESSIONS COMING SOON!!!

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Jan
5
1:00 PM13:00

New Years' Hang & Sketch

Have you ever met Liana Kangas?

She’s an amazing artist from NJ who’s worked on a variety of comic anthologies and the most recent issue of Black AF Devil’s Dye #1 from Black Mask Studios!

Did you get a chance to meet Vita Ayala?

They’re an amazing writer who’s worked on dozens of books including but NOT limited to Livewire #1 from Valiant Comics, The Wilds from Black Mask Studios, Marvel Knights #4 from Marvel Comics and Magic the Gathering Chandra #1 from IDW.

Both amazing people will be here on January 5th from 1pm-4pm, signing copies of their comics, sketching for customers and helping ESM ring in the new year with STYLE!

Make sure you come say hi and start your year off right!

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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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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
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
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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