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Aether Revolt Prerelease This Weekend

Join us this weekend and find out for yourself why Wizards of the Coast nominated GeekLife as a finalist for Best Eldritch Moon Prerelease!

The ever-popular Midnight Prerelease will have it’s own pre-party starting at Friday the 13th Friday Night Magic with a $5 Commander Tournament and unlimited open play.

Feeling lucky? Roll the dice to see which FNM promo card you will receive in addition to the January FNM promo card.

Staying up till the wee hours isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, so please join us Saturday, January 14 at 7pm for the same feel at an earlier time.

New to Magic: The Gathering? Not sure about participating in (one of) your first tournament(s) solo? Two Headed Giant is perfect for the new player and the experienced player to share their love of the game with a friend or family member. We have two 2HG events, one Saturday and one Sunday, both will start at 2pm.

Prerelease events would not be as amazing as they are without you!

As a special thank-you to YOU (yes, you) all of our Aether Revolt Prerelease events will be $23*.

*(after tax)

We’re happy to take phone and Facebook courtesy reservations, but please note all unpaid reservations will be released 30 minutes prior to each Prerelease event.

 

GeekLife Winter Daycamp!

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Local Garden Oaks Montessori Magnet and St. Rose of Lima mom and geek extraordinaire, Angel Viator Smith, is running GeekLife’s first-ever winter holiday daycamp. With years of teaching experience in the arts, her daycamps bring enrichment to a fun-filled day for your child(ren).

Daycamps include healthy box lunch, snack and educational activities geared for children age 5-10.

The daycamps start at $75/day for 9am-3pm and after-care is available on a limited basis for an additional $25 through 5pm.

Book the entire week for $275 and save $100!

Save more when you book all 5 days of aftercare for $100.

**Just added** Need a couple hours to finish up holiday shopping or wrapping? We are now offering a 2 hour drop-in during daycamp for only $30.

Space is limited, so don’t wait to reserve your spot!

Announcing GeekLife’s Big Book of Wishes

Stop by GeekLife today through December  24 and fill out your wishlist . 

ALL wishlists will be entered in a drawing to win a GeekLife gift card . 

PLUS anyone buying an item off someone else’s wishlist will receive 10% off the wishlist items.

AND

If, after December 24, all items on your wishlist of 5 or more items have been bought by someone else, you will receive a coupon  for 10% off one item.

Extra Life Fundraiser Benefiting Children’s Miracle Network

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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

GeekLife Named One of the Top 5 Places for Women Geeks by HoustonPress

“If you’re female and a geek in Houston, we have got some really excellent spots where you can express your love for all things nerdy in a welcoming environment. Since finding those spots can be a chore sometime, here’s a handy list.”

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We were brought to the attention of an online discussion about “the best places in the city for a woman to geek out and feel safe? Anything from placed with pretty cool trivia nights, comic shops, bars with a geek-centric interests, conventions with good policies, etc.”

Here is the full response.

As the owner of GeekLife in The Heights, I’m obviously biased. But our priorities are to make everyone feel welcome.

We have regular events for Space City Lady Planeswalkers, a Magic: The Gathering group, and we’re also listed on Planeswalkers for Diversity.

Houston LGBT Game Night have held meet ups at the store as well.

Our Wednesday D&D nights are the most diverse by all measures that I’ve ever seen and our other RPG events are equally well attended by a good mix of people.

I’ve also had many compliments on the diversity of our comic offerings.

I’ve only been a vendor at Comicpalooza, but I agree they are a great convention. They added a mom’s/nursing area without fuss two years ago at my request. It’s since evolved into a better, more formal area.”

Side note, We’re also listed on HaterFreeWednesdays.

Shout out to our entire community for being so awesome!

Magic: The Gathering Kaladesh Prerelease September 24-25

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Come join us at GeekLife for the Prerelease of Kaladesh, the latest set from Magic: The Gathering.

We’re working on getting online registration up in the next few days, so be on the lookout for that announcement soon!

We’re growing and have been allocated additional Prerelease packs as a result! This means we’ll have more room to accommodate more players and we’re looking forward to having you out to play.

From our midnight Prerelease to our 2HG tournament, we have something for everyone.

2 Headed Giant is fun for new and experienced players alike. It’s a great introduction to the fun of a Prerelease as well as a challenging format for experienced players. We’ll have a 2HG event at 2pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

If the midnight event doesn’t fit your busy schedule, and you’re interested in standard sealed, join us Saturday at 7pm. All the fun minus the late night.

All Prerelease events feature 2 packs entered into the prize pool per person, plus more prize support to be added as well as door prizes and more!

Come Grow With Us

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GeekLife is looking to hire a new team member. If you think you have what it takes, or know someone who does,  please complete our application (GeekLife Job Application) and send it and a resume to store@shopgeeklife.com.

What makes the best GeekLife Team Member?

We’re looking for a friendly, outgoing self-starter with a customer-service-focused mindset and a drive for community building.

Attention to detail and cleanliness are a must.

The position requires basic computer skills and the ability to perform related tasks such as calendar management, and various projects in Excel, Word, Google Docs, MeetUp, and Wizards Event Reporter.

We can train, but a standout candidate will have a solid working  knowledge of comics, Magic: The Gathering, board games, and/or pop culture trends.

Design/video experience and/or inventory management a plus.

We have a competitive starting rate with the possibility of a raise after 90 days and room for advancement.

5-4-3-2-1 GeekLife Back To School Celebration Sale

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5-4-3-2-1 Let’s have fun going back to school!

Back to School is just around the corner and GeekLife is celebrating with a huge sale!

Starting Friday, August 12th and running through Sunday August 21st, we’re having a store wide sale.

5. 50% off ALL (non-boarded) back issue comics and comic grab bags.

4. 40% off Games Workshop sets and supplies (except Death Masque and starter sets)
PLUS Games Workshop starter sets are buy one, get the paint set free (while supplies last).

3. 30% off ALL trade paperbacks and non-fiction books.

2. 20% off all Star Wars books, games and accessories.

1. 10% off all children’s books and games, home and novelty items, and all statues and figures.

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GeekLife nominated for best Eldritch Moon Prerelease 

​We are beyond thrilled to announce that we were selected as finalists for best Magic: The Gathering Prerelease by Wizards of the Coast!

Please click here to vote for GeekLife and share far and wide.

While this is an honor, we know the most important people, our community, have already spoken through selling out all four of our Eldritch Moon Prerelease events. It’s thanks to each of you that we will have more to offer for the Kaladesh Prerelease this September.

#MTGEMN