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Tabletop Day and Free Comics!

In just a few short weeks, we will once again celebrate two of geekdom’s high holy days, International Tabeltop Day and Free Comic Book Day. Each event serves to celebrate all the ways these pursuits have enriched our lives.

Tabletop games bring people together, literally, in ways that few activities can rival. They challenge our mind, heart and spirit (and sometimes even our friendships -I’m looking at you, Diplomacy 😉 ).  Join us on Saturday, April 29 for a can’t-miss day of demos and organized play. Whether you’re an experienced gamer or just discovering all the joy this hobby can bring, we will have something for you. Keep an eye out here and on our Facebook page as we announce more details in the next few days.

Free Comic Book Day follows close on the heels of ITTD. Exactly as the name implies, this is your chance to get some really great comics for absolutely free. Join us on Saturday, May 6 and let us introduce you to comics OR to your new favorite. We’ll have great new comics for all ages and interests, plus fun activities, specials and giveaways. Comics are a fantastic way to inspire young readers not just to read but to WANT to read. Rooted in the dawn of mass printing, comics have long been a stalwart of American storytelling and at GeekLife, we take great pride in curating a widely diverse selection of these voices.

We can’t wait to see you at these exciting events!

Extra Life Fundraiser Benefiting Children’s Miracle Network


Help us raise money for Texas Children’s Hospital, our local CMN affiliate, by playing games!

It’s easy!

1.Join our team.

2. Commit to play games for 24 hours (continuous or over a few days).

3. Ask your family and friends to support your efforts.

Our goal is to have at least one game running from open to close Friday and Saturday November 4th & 5th, which will cover a total of 24 hours, but you can do your 24 hours whenever and however you like.

What can you do today, after joining our team and asking friends and family for support?

->Click “going” on our Facebook event to show your support and get the word out.

OH! And as Team Captain, I will personally donate $10 in honor of EACH of the first 5 people to join our team and get one donation of ANY amount. -Angel

Celebrate Kids Comics Month at GeekLife

Comics. They’re not just for collectors.

In August we’ll be celebrating Kids Comics all month long. In addition to loads of back to school themed events, we’ll have tons of amazing new and backlist kids comics available for order (KidsComicsOrderFormAug2016).STL008636

Comics and Graphic Novels are a wonderful tool to add to your arsenal of encouraging children not just to read, but to LOVE READING. Below are just a few benefits they can offer your young reader that we’ve collected from around the web.

In general, Comics and Graphic Novels are great for encouraging reading by attracting new readers and students of all ages and skill levels. They also can help parents and educators reach the most challenging student demographic: young adult males.

With illustrations that provide context clues to the written word combined with the power to capture and maintain the reader’s interest and the ability to inspire confidence by providing non-threatening practice and experience, they are ideal for early reading. With new or renewed confidence, readers will be encouraged to progress to more challenging texts.

Comics and Graphic Novels also have the power to make dynamic and relevant connections to help parents and educators teach complex social issues, historical and current events, folklore and mythology, as well as popular culture.

Comics are a great way to encourage reading and they’re especially ideal for reluctant readers,

“For those readers whose reluctance stems from an ongoing struggle to decode text or comprehend stories, they may be unable to visualize in their minds. For such readers, comics are ideal — by their very nature, comics use the combination of visuals and text to tell a complete story, thereby increasing a student’s visual literacy and acting as an assistive device. Far from being easier to read, though, comics are actually just as challenging as traditional text: the student is engaging in higher-level reading skills because he or she must be able understand the sequencing of each panel while following the text and art at the same time. As Brenda Pennella, a fifth grade teacher from Williamsport, PA, put it:

“With graphic novels, the scaffolding necessary to build solid readers is in the architecture of the genre. The illustrations not only support the text, they are a part of the text. Students are given context clues within the subtle and sometime not so subtle expressions, symbols and actions of the characters within the story. Vocabulary is also supported within the illustrations and text. The framework or grid layout of this art form lends itself perfectly to the predicting strategies needed to reach higher-level understanding in reading comprehension.””

Comics and Graphic Novels can also be a useful tool for English as a Second Language

“the odds are good that your students have already read comics in their native language. Take advantage of this fact by having students bring in their own comics to translate into English”

Consider that “The presence of comics in a junior high school library resulted in a dramatic 82% increase in library traffic and a 30% increase in circulation of non-comic books. (Dorrell & Carroll, School Library Journal),” and imagine the good they can do in your own home.

GeekLife Spring Break Day Camp

We are pleased to announce that GeekLife will be hosting a Spring Break Day Camp March 14 – March 18, 9:30am – 3:30pm.

Featuring a daily theme, campers will learn a variety of age-appropriate games and game formats and will receive corresponding game accessories to accompany their game play. Lunch and an afternoon snack included. Please call the store to register or for more details (713-864-2880).

$250 per child; ideal for campers aged 10-16.


Thinking about sewing for cosplay?

Come learn to sew at GeekLife!



Want to learn the basics of sewing but don’t have a sewing machine?

Do you own a sewing machine but you don’t know the first thing about how to use it?

Either way, this intro to sewing class is for you!

Hosted at GeekLife, this small class will empower you to sew. With all the supplies, including fabric, thread, and machines, you will leave this 2 1/2 hour class with a finished, reversible cloth tote bag, completely made by you!

$60 includes all materials, one on one instruction, and a space in this limited class. Reserve your spot today!

Holiday Magic December 26 Noon – 9pm

Join us at GeekLife, Dec. 26, for a very special tournament with the chance to win some insane prizes, including the GRAND PRIZE of a Battle For Zendikar Booster Box!!!

This tournament will be a bit different than your usual ranked play. This will be a tournament of achievement!!! $5 entry fee. Earn points throughout the day by playing one of the most popular games on the market. The more you play, the better chance you have at winning!!!

Points can be earned by winning games and unlocking certain achievements. You do not need to be present to win, your accumulated points will be recorded and the winners will be announced at 9pm.

-You must be registered with a DCI number. We can provide you one in store, but you can not compete until you have a number
-The format will be Standard Constructed
-No Banned Cards
-Current Standard Rules Enforced in Gameplay
-Any achievments must be verified by one of the GeekLife Employees.
-To achieve points based on winning games, you can play as many people as you want, but you can only play a particualr person to a best of three.

There will also be fun door prizes throughout the day to people present in the store, so stick around for as long as you can to grab some cool stuff and earn as many points as possible.

All new players that come in will receive a demo deck for free just for trying it out. A gift from Wizards of the Coast and ourselves for you to get your foot in the door of this wonderful game!!!

Wind down from the holidays with some fun competition here at GeekLife.

You just spent the holidays cooped up with your family, so here’s your chance to take a break and get away from your family, or if you like them, bring ’em.

This week at GeekLife Nov 16-22

It’s another exciting week at GeekLife!

•Tuesdays are Netrunner Night starting at 7pm. Come get one last practice in before Saturday’s tournament!

•The Comic and Trade Paperback Book Club meets Thursday at 7pm. This week’s reading is The All New Wolverine #1.

•Thursday at 8pm we are happy to welcome the newest chapter of the Lady Planeswalker Society! All ladies, as well as anyone interested in learning Magic: The Gathering, are welcome. Join store owner, and Lady Planeswalker, Angel Viator Smith to learn the game and play a few hands in a friendly environment.

•Every Friday night we hold a MtG draft (7pm) as well as casual play (8pm).

•Saturday we will host the Android: Netrunner pro circuit qualifier. Registration starts at Noon; all are welcome at any time to come watch and learn more about the game.

•Sunday our Sunday Night RPG will run Legend of the Five Rings starting at 7pm. No experience necessary, just bring your imagination!