Apr
21
1:00 PM13:00

Women's Empowerment Event

Comics.  They're for everyone.  Men. Women. Kids. EVERYONE. But on April 21st, we're shining the spotlight extra bright on the Women that make this industry so amazing! It's Women's Empowerment Week in Montclair and East Side Mags is super proud to bring you some of the most powerful names in comics for a VERY SPECIAL event!

Come by between 1pm and 5pm and meet:

East Side Mags will also be donating 10% of our total sales from the day to SAVE of Essex County and Family Service League! Anything you buy - literally anything - we'll take 10% of that and donate it to helping women across the county and North Jersey! We'll also be accepting physical item donations.  

UPDATE (3/15/18):  Here is a list of items that you can donate as well to support Family Service League/SAVE of Essex County! We'll be collecting the items at the shop during this event or you can drop them off at any time either before, during or after the event:

  • Sweatpants- L/XL only
  • Tshirts- L/XL only
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo/Conditioner (travel size)
  • Bags for the kits

We're always happy to accept donations that will help people in need! Contact us with any questions.

We hope everyone can make it out for this amazing event.  We're hoping to add a few more guests so stay tuned for more details!

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Apr
22
5:00 PM17:00

Pre-Free Comic Day Music

Join us for a VERY SPECIAL event!

We're getting ready for Free Comic Book Day AND Montclair Center's Center Stage Music Festival (both on May 5th) and we've got some amazing musical acts performing in the store!

Admission is FREE and we'll have some cool give-a-ways and raffles going on!

The line-up is:

5pm - Travis Love Benson

5:45pm - Antoine Poncelet

6:30pm - Rockstar Racecar

7:15pm - Tula Vera

Come hang out, check out some awesome bands and get ready for a day you'll never forget!

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Apr
27
to Apr 29

East Coast Comicon

East Coast Comicon is THREE DAYS NOW!

Come check it out and get a chance to hang out with US, not to mention:

...and SO MANY MORE!

Plus cosplay, movie and comic vehicles and tons of vendors! Did we mention we'd be there too? ;)

Can't wait to see you all there!!!

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Apr
29
4:00 PM16:00

Open Book/Open Mind: Luke Cage -The Power of a Black Superhero

The Power of a Black Superhero event will feature Cheo Hodari Coker, Executive Producer, Creator, and Head Writer of the Netflix TV show Luke Cage in conversation with Gail Barringer, a Montclair resident and producer of Luke Cage. “Marvel’s Luke Cage” is the third show in the Netflix-original Defenders series. The discussion will include the challenges of writing drama for a television series, the rise of comic book heroes and graphic novels, and the cultural importance of different superheroes. Chen and Gail will be joined by two of the talented actors from the series: Karen Pittman “Inspector Ridley” and Sean Ringgold “Sugar”.

East Side Mags will have comic books for purchase and signing at the event.  The event is free thanks to support by grants from our sponsors, The Montclair Foundation and Investors Foundation. Registration below is encouraged. Teens are welcome.

For more information, click here.

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May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Free Comic Book Day 2018

It's the most. WONDERFUL. Time of the YEAR!

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 Riverdale, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, DC Comics, Barrier by Brian K Vaughn, Avengers, Pokemon, Miraculous, Simpsons/Bongo Comics, Adventure Time, Legend of Korra, Amazing Spider-Man, Spongebob Squarepants 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!

How about legendary painter / artist GREG HILDEBRANDT! Greg will be joined by the amazing Angela Fernot and will be here from 12pm-5pm.  He'll be taking sketch requests, have prints for sale as well as copies of his Tolkien book!

Greg is happy to sign items that customers either buy from ESM or bring themselves - up to 3 FREE! After that, there is a $10 charge per additional signature.*** Military veterans (with Military ID required) get special pricing and up to 6 free signatures. 

***Greg's cover for Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 is the only exception. There is a charge to sign this of $50 as Greg will ONLY EVER sign 50 copies lifetime!

Greg will NOT be sketching in store but will take requests to be mailed to customers once completed at his studio.  Customers who want a sketch must buy a sketch cover from East Side Mags and leave it with Greg in addition to payment BEFORE leaving the store including $10 for shipping.  Pricing is as follows:

  • Pencil sketch by Greg - Head Sketch ($50), Bust Sketch ($100), Full Figure ($150) with additional figures $100 each
  • Inks available by Angela Fernot (over Greg's pencils) - Inked Head ($30 additional), Inked Bust ($50 additional), Inked Full Figure ($100 additional) with additional inked figures $75 additional each
  • Color sketches (pencils by Greg, inks by Angela Fernot, coloring and final art by Greg) start at $150+ with final price to be determined per individual request

Greg is also happy to take commission requests from interested buyers but will only be accepting painting and black board commissions.  Sketch commissions will only be available via Sketch Covers purchased from East Side Mags.

Greg is also happy to take photos with fans!!!

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!

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May
27
10:00 AM10:00

Garden State Comic Fest: Six Flags Edition

Garden State Comic Fest has teamed up with Six Flags Great Adventure again to bring you a fun filled mini-con from 10:30 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 27.
Help us kick off our Super Hero Summer with comics, collectibles, artists and some of the best DC Comics cosplay around* all set with the backdrop of DC Comics themed roller coasters.

*Guests 12 and under are encouraged to come in costume, all dress code guidelines apply.

Special Guest Appearance:
Dean Cain

Dean will be on site for photos and autographs during the event. Photos and autographs require a fee.

Tickets:
This convention is included with theme park admission, Season Pass or active Membership.

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Jun
9
1:00 PM13:00

Where We Live Signing

East Side Mags isn't just about our community but community across the country and the world! In the spirit of community, we are joining with the comics community to support the victims of the recent Las Vegas shooting by hosting a special signing for the new anthology WHERE WE LIVE - proceeds from which go to support the victims of the worst mass shooting in modern American history. 

This book is amazing! It includes fictional stories as well as actual eye-witness accounts all told by an all-star lineup of top talent working in comics today! Exploring themes like gun violence, common sense gun control, value of a compassionate society, mental health stigmatization, aftermath of tragedy and how individuals and communities persevere and an appreciation of Las Vegas as a vibrant community, this collection is sure to move you to your core!

Joining us is a rockstar group of artists, writers and contributors including:

All charges for sketches by artists will be donated to support the victims of the shooting.  And to do our part - East Side Mags will be donating 10% of our overall sales as well!

Come on out and pick up a great anthology, support a great cause, get an awesome sketch and come hang out with us!

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Jun
24
1:00 PM13:00

Commander Cup Season 3 Week 1

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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Jul
1
1:00 PM13:00

Commander Cup Season 3 Week 2

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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Jul
8
1:00 PM13:00

Commander Cup Season 3 Week 3

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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Jul
15
1:00 PM13:00

Commander Cup Season 3 Week 4

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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Jul
29
1:00 PM13:00

Commander Cup Season 3 Week 5

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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Aug
5
1:00 PM13:00

Commander Cup Season 3 Week 6

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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Aug
12
1:00 PM13:00

Commander Cup Season 3 Week 7

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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Aug
26
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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Apr
17
to Apr 18

Midnight of 1000 Action Comics

It's a landmark event from DC Comics and East Side Mags! Who'd have thought that we'd ever actually get to see an actual real-live issue #1000? In an age of reboots, rebirths and fresh starts, who would have thought this would be a real thing?

Well - it is a real thing and East Side Mags is soooo stoked to open our doors a little before midnight to celebrate the release of Action Comics #1000 from DC Comics!!!

Join us and get your copy early! We're also authorized to sell any NEW DC Comics issues that come out that week at midnight as well!

To top it all off, come a little before or hang a bit after, and get 40% off any DC bin back issue comics!!! We've got old DC stuff! We've got New 52! We've got one-shots and specials and annuals and more!

So come check it out! Keep tabs on our Facebook event page for updates and details!

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Apr
14
to Apr 15

Kinda!Con 3.0

Kinda!Con is an event that is centered around new artists, cosplay, community, & love of all things dorky. All fandoms are welcome here. Join us in our third year & new home at the Hyatt Regency in Morristown, NJ!

Yeah - East Side Mags will be there! IN FULL EFFECT!

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Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00

Rivals of Ixalan 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 DOMINARIA comes out!

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

Start time is 1pm on April 7th

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

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Apr
7
to Apr 8

Garden State Comic Fest: AC Edition

Clickity-clack!  Clickity-clack!

GSCF is going to Atlantic City and East Side Mags is going with 'em!!!


Garden State Comic Fest is proud to announce our next show will be at the Showboat Hotel and Convention Center April 7-8th 2018 in Atlantic City, NJ. 


The Showboat which is no longer a casino has transformed the entire casino floor into an amazing exhibition space at close to 120,000sqft. and Garden State Comic Fest is taking it over!


This will be our biggest and best comic fest to date with great vendors, artists like:

Plus guests, panels, workshops, and cosplay! 


Not to mention great hotel deals for everyone!

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Apr
1
10:00 AM10:00

Pogo Beard Company

East Side Mags is proud to partner with Pogo Beard Company - a local NJ startup selling quality beard grooming products!

About Pogo Beard Company:  We are a family business that creates all natural handmade beard care products in the Garden State.

We know that those who live the bearded life choose to grab life by the horns, those who work hard for their loved ones, the artist inside each of us.

We craft our products knowing that those who use them are an individual and the desire to live your life how you want to.

We represent the pogonophile in all of us!

Together we are the

Pogo Beard Company!

Justin Swanson, founder and owner of Pogo Beard Company, will be here with a variety of products from 10am-5pm.  Come say hi and check out his awesome wares!

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Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

This Nightmare Kills Fascists - A Signing

East Side Mags is proud to present to you: This Nightmare Kills Fascists!

This comic anthology is brought to you by the awesome mind of Eric Palicki and gives you horror, in the vein of Creepy and Eerie comics, but reflects on the world politics as told by some of today's TOP comic talents!

This book starter as a Kickstarter - which East Side Mags was happy to back - and is now being brought to you LIVE and IN-PERSON featuring some really awesome people like:

-Tyler Chin-Tanner (writer)

-Matt Miner (writer)

-Sean Von Gorman (artist)

-Vita Ayala (writer)

-Joe Corallo (writer)

-Soo Lee (artist, not pictured yet)

The event will take place from 2pm-6pm.  Our esteemed guests will be signing copies of the book and hanging out with fans! Come check it out! This anthology is not something to be missed!

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Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Sketchprov Presents: Comics & Comics Open Mic Night

The Sketchprov Podcast presents "Comics & Comics" Open Mic Nights LIVE from East Side Mags in Montclair, NJ!

Every other Wednesday starting February 28th, come on down and see up and coming comedians bring their material to the floor.

Stand-up, improv, sketch, and even musical comedy.

All are welcomed! Hosted by Michael Sangregorio and Bonner Doemling.

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Mar
25
11:00 AM11:00

Commander Cup Season 2 Week 8

Commander Cup S2 FB Cover.jpg

Welcome to the East Side Mags Commander Cup: Season 2!

For 8 weeks, beginning January 21st - we'll be playing Commander as part of an 8 week tournament we're calling the Commander Cup: Season 2!

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 3!!!*

*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:

  • January 21 (Week 1)
  • February 4 (Week 2)
  • February 18 (Week 3)
  • February 25 (Week 4)
  • March 4 (Week 5)
  • March 11 (Week 6)
  • March 18 (Week 7)
  • March 25 (Week 8)

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

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Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Lightseekers Game Demo

Are you into Pokemon? Magic the Gathering? Gaming in general?

Come by East Side Mags on March 24th between 1pm-4pm and meet Chris Rowland and Lightseekers - a trading card game that is a stand-alone physical game that includes 385+ cards and SUPER fun to play!

Chris will have a demo of the game and be able to answer questions about how to play, game mechanics and more!  

You can even check out a video link here about the game!

See you all soon!

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Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Spring Back Issue Sale

Spring is here and we're so excited for the new weather that we're having a sale!

ALL OF OUR BACK ISSUES in the BINS are on sale for 40% off! Including the DRAWER BOXES under the BINS!

We'll also have extra dollar boxes with new stock available and a SPECIAL on WALL BOOKS! SELECT WALL BOOKS will be 30% OFF!

Come by, bring your collection list and check it out!

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Mar
18
11:00 AM11:00

Commander Cup Season 2 Week 7

Commander Cup S2 FB Cover.jpg

Welcome to the East Side Mags Commander Cup: Season 2!

For 8 weeks, beginning January 21st - we'll be playing Commander as part of an 8 week tournament we're calling the Commander Cup: Season 2!

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 3!!!*

*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:

  • January 21 (Week 1)
  • February 4 (Week 2)
  • February 18 (Week 3)
  • February 25 (Week 4)
  • March 4 (Week 5)
  • March 11 (Week 6)
  • March 18 (Week 7)
  • March 25 (Week 8)

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

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Mar
17
1:30 PM13:30

Montclair Literary Festival Special Event

Join us from 1.30 - 2.30 pm! 

Rich Douek (writer, Gutter Magic, TMNT Universe) will be here!

If you love comics and fantasy, or are interested in writing, step down the road for an hour this afternoon to Montclair's comic book store East Side Mags. Montclair writer and graphic novelist Rich Douek will be signing copies of Gutter Magic, his urban fantasy series, talking about writing comics and breaking into the industry, and answering your questions.  Ages 8 and up

Venue: East Side Mags, 7, S Fullerton Ave.

Rich Douek is a writer, copywriter, and graphic designer working in New York City. He has written comics for Comixtribe, Red Stylo Press and IDW Publishing, and helmed award-winning advertising campaigns for clients such as Snickers, FedEx, and Foot Locker. He is the creator of Gutter Magic, an urban fantasy series, and the forthcoming series Wailing Blade. He has written for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics line. Born in Queens, NY, Rich and his family moved to Montclair four years ago, and have loved the town, and community ever since.

About the Montclair Literary Festival:

Montclair Literary Festival March 15-18, 2018. 

Succeed2gether launched the Montclair Literary Festival in 2017 to engage the entire community in a celebration of reading, books, and Montclair’s vibrant and diverse literary scene.

The 2018 festival will run from March 15-18, with more than 90 authors taking part in 50 events, including ticketed events with Patti Smith, Tom Perrotta, Anna Quindlen, Meg Wolitzer and Christina Baker Kline, and a full program of free book talks, panel discussions, author signings, workshops and children’s activities. Go to succeed2gether.org for full details and to purchase tickets. The festival is presented by Succeed2gether in conjunction with Montclair State University, Montclair Public Library, Watchung Booksellers and Montclair Art Museum.  

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Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

Sketchprov Presents: Comics & Comics Open Mic Night

The Sketchprov Podcast presents "Comics & Comics" Open Mic Nights LIVE from East Side Mags in Montclair, NJ!

Every other Wednesday starting February 28th, come on down and see up and coming comedians bring their material to the floor.

Stand-up, improv, sketch, and even musical comedy.

All are welcomed! Hosted by Michael Sangregorio and Bonner Doemling.

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Mar
11
11:00 AM11:00

Commander Cup Season 2 Week 6

Commander Cup S2 FB Cover.jpg

Welcome to the East Side Mags Commander Cup: Season 2!

For 8 weeks, beginning January 21st - we'll be playing Commander as part of an 8 week tournament we're calling the Commander Cup: Season 2!

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 3!!!*

*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:

  • January 21 (Week 1)
  • February 4 (Week 2)
  • February 18 (Week 3)
  • February 25 (Week 4)
  • March 4 (Week 5)
  • March 11 (Week 6)
  • March 18 (Week 7)
  • March 25 (Week 8)

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

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Mar
11
10:00 AM10:00

Clifton Comic Show

Join us on Sunday, March 11th for our 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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Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Sketch Fun with Chris Campana

East Side Mags is super-stoked to welcome back the amazing Chris Campana! Chris is the creator of First World - an fantastic fantasy book with stunning art and glue-to-your-seat writing! If you haven't gotten a chance to check it out, now's the time! And you'll have the opportunity to get it signed!!!

Chris will be hanging out drawing on sketch covers for fans! Come by and pick up an amazing original piece of art for yourself or a fan in your life! Just check out some of the rad stuff Chris has drawn already!

NOW WITH MORE NICK JUSTUS! Join Chris, Nick and the East Side Mags crew for a ton of sketching fun!!!

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Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Learn to Draw Comics Free Skillshare

Brigid Allanson, Kubert School graduate and professional artist/graphic designer, will be giving people a chance to experience our monthly Learn to Draw Comics class for FREE!

Attendees will also get $10 off their March admission fee (usually $120) if they attend the Skillshare event!

Materials will be provided. All we need is YOU!

Event is from 7pm-8pm on 3/8.

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Mar
4
11:00 AM11:00

Commander Cup Season 2 Week 5

Commander Cup S2 FB Cover.jpg

Welcome to the East Side Mags Commander Cup: Season 2!

For 8 weeks, beginning January 21st - we'll be playing Commander as part of an 8 week tournament we're calling the Commander Cup: Season 2!

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 3!!!*

*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:

  • January 21 (Week 1)
  • February 4 (Week 2)
  • February 18 (Week 3)
  • February 25 (Week 4)
  • March 4 (Week 5)
  • March 11 (Week 6)
  • March 18 (Week 7)
  • March 25 (Week 8)

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

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Mar
3
1:00 PM13:00

Adventure Time Artist Alexandra Beguez

If you had to pick between Jake or Finn - who would you pick? We don't have an answer either! But you can always ask Adventure Time upcoming artist Alexandra Beguez!

Alexandra is an illustrator, cartoonist, and giant Star Trek nerd based in New Jersey. Her comics and illustrations appear in The Nib, Adventure Time Comics/BOOM! Studios, Buzzfeed, Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, Ink Brick, Quarter Moon, and Carboncito, among others. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, Latin American Ilustración, 3x3, and Creative Quarterly. She recently got the opportunity to draw a short story in the recently released Adventure Time #19! 

Alexandra will be here from 1pm-4pm, signing copies of Adventure Time #19 and sketching for customers.  Come meet this super-talented, up-and-coming artist!!!

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Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Sketchprov Presents: Comics & Comics Open Mic Night

The Sketchprov Podcast presents "Comics & Comics" Open Mic Nights LIVE from East Side Mags in Montclair, NJ!

Every other Wednesday starting February 28th, come on down and see up and coming comedians bring their material to the floor.

Stand-up, improv, sketch, and even musical comedy.

All are welcomed! Hosted by Michael Sangregorio and Bonner Doemling.

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Feb
25
11:00 AM11:00

Commander Cup Season 2 Week 4

Commander Cup S2 FB Cover.jpg

Welcome to the East Side Mags Commander Cup: Season 2!

For 8 weeks, beginning January 21st - we'll be playing Commander as part of an 8 week tournament we're calling the Commander Cup: Season 2!

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 3!!!*

*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:

  • January 21 (Week 1)
  • February 4 (Week 2)
  • February 18 (Week 3)
  • February 25 (Week 4)
  • March 4 (Week 5)
  • March 11 (Week 6)
  • March 18 (Week 7)
  • March 25 (Week 8)

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

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Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Lightseekers Game Demo

Are you into Pokemon? Magic the Gathering? Gaming in general?

Come by East Side Mags on February 24th between 1pm-4pm and meet Chris Rowland and Lightseekers - a trading card game that is a stand-alone physical game that includes 385+ cards and SUPER fun to play!

Chris will have a demo of the game and be able to answer questions about how to play, game mechanics and more!  

You can even check out a video link here about the game!

See you all soon!

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Feb
18
11:00 AM11:00

Commander Cup Season 2 Week 3

Commander Cup S2 FB Cover.jpg

Welcome to the East Side Mags Commander Cup: Season 2!

For 8 weeks, beginning January 21st - we'll be playing Commander as part of an 8 week tournament we're calling the Commander Cup: Season 2!

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 3!!!*

*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:

  • January 21 (Week 1)
  • February 4 (Week 2)
  • February 18 (Week 3)
  • February 25 (Week 4)
  • March 4 (Week 5)
  • March 11 (Week 6)
  • March 18 (Week 7)
  • March 25 (Week 8)

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

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Feb
11
10:00 AM10:00

Bingo Love Signing

Bingo Love is a totally original graphic novel by Tee Franklin (creator, writer).  It's a story about 2 women who meet at Bingo with their grandmothers and sparks start to fly.  The story spans 50 years and tells a story of love, TRUE love, happiness and being true to yourself!

Tee will be here from 10am-1pm, signing copies of her book and hanging out with everyone! The book doesn't officially hit the shelves until February 14th (Valentine's Day) but this is your chance to get an advance copy and hang out with the creator herself!

Looking for that awesome and original Valentine's Day gift for the one you love?  This book has everything you need.  It's a heartfelt, warm and loving story - totally apart from the superheroes and sci fi comics have been known for. 

Celebrate diversity.  Celebrate love.  Celebrate a good read.

This book has it all!

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Feb
4
11:00 AM11:00

Commander Cup Season 2 Week 2

Commander Cup S2 FB Cover.jpg

Welcome to the East Side Mags Commander Cup: Season 2!

For 8 weeks, beginning January 21st - we'll be playing Commander as part of an 8 week tournament we're calling the Commander Cup: Season 2!

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 3!!!*

*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:

  • January 21 (Week 1)
  • February 4 (Week 2)
  • February 18 (Week 3)
  • February 25 (Week 4)
  • March 4 (Week 5)
  • March 11 (Week 6)
  • March 18 (Week 7)
  • March 25 (Week 8)

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

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Jan
27
1:00 PM13:00

Mine! Signing to Support Planned Parenthood

East Side Mags is a proud community sponsor and we're super happy to support Planned Parenthood - a rad organization that provides much needed medical attention to the communities that they serve!

A ton of creators (some we know, some we hope to meet soon) have come together and put an anthology together called Mine! in support of Planned Parenthood with profits going to support the organization.  We were quick to jump on the Kickstarter when we saw it and now we're buying additional copies so we can bring you a handful of the amazing minds that contributed to this much-required reading material!

Hang out with Dave Kelly (So What Press), Matt Miner (Gwar Orgasmageddon, Toe Tag Riot), Liana Kangas (Independent comic artist and contributor) and Fabian Lelay (Jade Street Protection Services) and Jude Vigants (Independent artist and contributor).

Join us from 1pm-6pm on Saturday, January 27th! Writers and artists will be signing copies of the book that we'll have for sale and artists will be sketching for customers too! Don't miss this one-of-a-kind, East Side Mags event!  

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Jan
21
11:00 AM11:00

Commander Cup Season 2 Week 1

Commander Cup S2 FB Cover.jpg

Welcome to the East Side Mags Commander Cup: Season 2!

For 8 weeks, beginning January 21st - we'll be playing Commander as part of an 8 week tournament we're calling the Commander Cup: Season 2!

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 3!!!*

*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:

  • January 21 (Week 1)
  • February 4 (Week 2)
  • February 18 (Week 3)
  • February 25 (Week 4)
  • March 4 (Week 5)
  • March 11 (Week 6)
  • March 18 (Week 7)
  • March 25 (Week 8)

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

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