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Wizards Play Network Core Level Store

It’s official! 

GeekLife has reached Core level in the Wizards Play Network! This means that, starting in January, we will be hosting Friday Night Magic as well as be able to offer D&D Expeditions and all the fun those events entail.

Reaching Core so quickly is an amazing accomplishment and we couldn’t have done it without you!

As a thank you and to celebrate, we have some exciting promotions in the works for the rest of 2015, so watch this space!

Halloween ComicFest, WPN, Crafts, Calendar

Hi Everyone, Welcome to October!

GeekLife is proud to announce that we will be participating in Halloween ComicFest, which is a little like a miniature Free Comic Book Day: stop by the store on Halloween to pick up FREE copies of full size comics as well as special edition mini comics.

Halloween ComicFest
Halloween ComicFest

Additionally, now through November 10 you can enter the Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree, $100 shopping spree or a variety of other awesome prizes.

The other exciting news is that we have finalized our application to join the Wizard Play Network (WPN) and are that much closer to being able to host Friday Night Magic and D&D Encounters. In the meantime, be sure to register to come play our Casual Magic Fridays, the more people we have playing, the quicker we can offer FNM.

Also in October we will be hosting our first craft make and take. Stay tuned for details, but it’s going to be fun!

Our calendar is up and on the website and we will be working to add all our events to Facebook as well, so check it out and let us know what you think!

2015 a recap (thus far)

We started the year looking for the ideal space for our brick and mortar. Several promising locations were investigated, but ultimately tabled for one reason or another.

February brought OwlCon and our first time back after Baby GeekLife joining us. The show went really well and we had a lot of support juggling convention responsibilities and mom duties. It really was a great start to the year.

We had really wanted to be open in time for Super Pi Day (March 14, 2015), but it wasn’t in the cards*. We continued to forge ahead though and we were in such heavy store opening mode, we were unable to commit to as many conventions this year.

As it was, we had already committed to our fourth Comicpalooza and we were happy we did. It was, yet again, an extremely fun convention and well received by all in attendance. After an amazing four days, it was full steam ahead on the storefront.

In August we secured a location and then it was a whirlwind of activity to get everything ready for opening.

On September 19, 2015 we held an invited preview party to kick off our soft opening. It was a lot of fun and got everyone excited for the new store. The next weekend we held a very successful Grand Opening celebration.

We don’t have any conventions scheduled for the rest of the year, but we look forward to our first Halloween Comic Fest and of course our very first Small Business Saturday.

We’re very excited to be able to share our vision of a geek club house with you and appreciate you taking this journey with us!

*but we think it was well worth the wait!

Porch Games (Satuday October 3)

We’re going to take advantage of this glorious Houston weather and play some card games on the front porch starting in the evening. Some stop by and get in on a round or two of Dalmuti, Fluxx or Gloom.

Feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages and make it an evening.

Open for Business

Thanks to everyone who stopped by during our Grand Opening celebration today!

We had a ton of fun and have lots more planned. Stay tuned for exciting calendar announcements coming in the next few days.

Until then, don’t forget to tell your friends how much fun you had at the store and we hope to see you all again very soon.


2014 a recap

We really enjoy kicking off our year at OwlCon. It’s such a tight knit, friendly community. We have made lots of friends there over the years and of course had a great time at our third OwlCon.

A friend let us in on a really awesome Kickstarter from Make Believe Games for I AM ZOMBIE. We quickly threw our support behind Mark “The Dot” Rein•Hagen. We also ended up offering feedback during the final process and both the store and the owner have been listed in the credits.

April brought us on the road for the first time to AggieCon. We really enjoyed our first road trip show and were happy to make a lot of friends and pleasantly surprised to see quite a few familiar faces, too.

In May we did our third Comicpalooza and every year the show gets better and better. We had a great time (despite not feeling that great) and we know everyone else did, too.

We actually wrapped the convention season up early this year with ApolloCon in June. It was a lot of fun, but Mrs. GeekLife had to sit out the rest of the convention season because, evidently knitting another human at the molecular level is a tad exhausting (and also the reason she didn’t feel all that great at AggieCon).

A few months after the arrival of Baby GeekLife, plans were set in motion to start actively pursuing the storefront location. 2014 ended with a lot of promising leads and no small amount of excitement to see what 2015 would bring.

Thanks for being there with us and for us along the way. Without you, we wouldn’t be here.

Here’s to another great year!

All set up at ApolloCon. Come play!

It’s time for your friendly, local, volunteer-run Sci Fi convention. Check out everything going on at ApolloCon this weekend at


Excited for Comicpalooza!

We are so excited for Comicpalooza this weekend!


Stop by booth 456 to check out our latest selection of new and vintage games, toys, figures and comics, special O’Neill Design Company print deals


and an amazing section of San Diego Comic Con exclusives and other rare items from the private collection of a professional toy designer.

On Sunday local author Anna Silver will be signing copies of her latest book Astral Tide,


sequel to the captivating YA novel Otherborn (both of which are p.s. set in Houston).

Come play at OwlCon this weekend!

OwlCon starts tomorrow, Friday February 21, at 6pm and runs through Sunday February 23. Come play and while you’re here, stop by and see us, we miss your faces!

This convention is centrally located at Rice University, and very easy to get to from any part of town. It’s supposed to be a gorgeous weekend, but don’t think you’ll have to stay cooped up inside! Rice has loads of green-space to stretch your legs and enjoy the sunshine while you rest between games, crack open your new treasures or enjoy some tasty vittles while getting to know new friends.

Next up on the GeekLife calendar:

AggieCon April 4-6, 2014

T.A.B.L.E. March 29 & 30, 2014 -Playtesting I Am Zombie/running other games

Comicpalooza May 23-26, 2014

ApolloCon June 27-29, 2014