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GeekLife Donation Drive to Replace Games Destroyed by Harvey

The outpouring of support for Houston and surrounding areas is incredibly heartwarming. It is so wonderful to see our community pulling together to help each other out in so many different ways, large and small.

Many stores have organized supply donation drives and volunteer efforts of varying ways and GeekLife has been working on how we can contribute in our own way.

Supplies and volunteers will be crucial resources for those displaced from their homes for an indeterminate amount of time and we applaud everyone doing their part to assist those who have lost so much.

The outpouring of support has been so monumental that the large shelters have stopped accepting donations (and volunteers at some places as well). The smaller shelters throughout the region are still accepting donations, so please considering supporting them. There are many resources popping up to attempt to streamline matching the needs and resources. Here are a couple of links that you may find helpful if you are looking to get donations into the hands of those that need them.

With the necessities being so abundantly covered, we have been hesitant to organize a supply drive of our own.

I was heartbroken to learn that one of our community lost everything. The good news is that they are safe. But when trying to figure out what we could do to help, it occurred to me that that while clothing and hygiene supplies are pouring in, creature comforts will be the lowest of priority. But, these small comforts can bring some small solace in these extremely stressful times.

To that end, GeekLife will be accepting donations so that we can replace games, books and comics lost in the floods from Harvey. Payments sent via PayPal to store@shopgeeklife.com will be used to buy replacements. In the interest of transparency, anyone who donates will be given access to a drop box with screen shots of balances collected (personally-identifying info redacted) and invoices from vendors (reflecting payments made).

Anyone whose games, books or comics were destroyed, can contact us through this form.

Replacement orders will be made periodically. Do not worry about not having a place to take new items. We will put your order in once we know that you have a place to enjoy them once they arrive. We will not be able to ship replacement items, but may be able to coordinate alternate pick up if you are unable to reach the store.

The entire region has a long road to recovery ahead, but we will persevere. HoUSton Strong.

 

Open Wednesday 

We will be open Wednesday, normal hours, from Noon-10pm, weather permitting.

We know cabin fever is setting in, so if it’s safe for you to join us, we look forward to seeing you! Come play and let us know how you’re doing.

Wednesday is our usual, very busy D&D night, but we will have space to play other games as well.

Friday Night Magic is on, stay tuned for details. 

Store Hours Update 

We are thinking of all of our wonderful friends in the GeekLife community and hope the best for each of you. We are working on how best we can support our friends and neighbors moving forward and will keep you posted as we finalize plans. 
Today we were able to get to the store and thankfully/luckily everything is well there and in the immediate area for now.
We do not plan to open the store Tuesday and will make a determination about Wednesday soon.
Stay safe. #HoustonStrong

Closed Sunday, August 27

Due to widespread flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey, the store is closed today, Sunday, August 27.

We hope all of our friends are safe and dry and remain so.

Open Limited Hours Saturday, August 26

If you’re looking for analog fun, family fun, or just an excuse to get out of the house, we will be open 12:30pm-6pm as long as the weather holds. Feel free to call or message the store if you have any questions.

Stay safe, Houston!

Time for Analog Fun!

Don’t get caught with no power and nothing to do, stock up on analog fun before the storm hits.

GeekLife will be open at noon today, August 25, but closing at 6pm. Depending on the weather, we may decide to close earlier, in which case will will update our website as well as the Facebook page.
Tonight’s commander event has been cancelled, but if you preordered a Commander 2017 deck, you may pick it up while we are open.

End of Summer Children’s Game Day August 26

Due to Tropical Storm Harvey (Danger), we are rescheduling this event. Stay tuned, but more importantly STAY SAFE, Houston!

School is around the corner, but the fun continues all year long at GeekLife.

Come celebrate the end of summer with us Saturday, August 26. From when we open at noon until late in the evening, maybe even past bedtime ;), we’ll be demoing fun children’s board games, hosting story hour, leading paper crafts and other fun activities.

 

Stay tuned for a complete schedule of events!

728 Day Party

Join GeekLife on July 28 as we celebrate the address that has become a home to a wide array of geeks. Featuring games, food and fun we’re also pleased to announce our first ever art show.

We know our community includes some amazing artists and this is your time to shine! Details on the call for art are listed below the jump.

The party is on July 28, but the fun lasts all weekend with sales and giveaways.

Check back often as we add more details or keep up on our Facebook event page.

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!