The next installment of our Heroes and Villains round-up features a couple of the exhibitors at the event, including an interview with Adrian Harlor of the Gametraders booth (and manager of the Blacktown branch. He was co-hosting the booth with Jack, owner of the Parramatta store). We also met the gang at Ninja Monkey, we were introduced to the joys of web comic Crimson Rose, and met the lovely ladies behind Women Talk Sci Fi. For more details, keep reading!!
First up, our Interview with Adrian Harlor of Gametraders;
The day is almost upon us!! Next Saturday and Sunday, our friends at Culture Shock Events are brining a cavalcade of guests to Penrith Panthers, the first such event to be held in Sydney’s greater west!!
On Sunday, Revenge of the Film Nerds had a blast at the second birthday of our favourite store. There was a TARDIS, Storm Troopers, Umbrella Corp, and Neo even popped in for a visit!! Lots of new and old customers attended the festivities, and many a photo was snapped. It was an awesome day, and here is looking forward to next year’s celebrations. The event was over all too quickly!!
As reported last week, the 2nd birthday for Gametraders Blacktown, our favourite store, is this weekend. Tomorrow sees the beginning of a month-long Yu-Gi-Oh tournament, with some massive prizes available in addition to the regular weekly fare, it promises to be quit an event!! Those interested should come along before 10am tomorrow to take part.
Sunday is when the big birthday event occurs. There will be a cosplay comp from 12-2pm, the best dressed male and female winning a Gears of War lancers, which the store normally sells for $100. Customers that spend over $50 also go into the draw to win a third lancer!!
Best of all, there will be Storm Troopers, Umbrella corps officers, and a TARDIS with a bearded Doctor (myself), all happy and willing to be in a photo with you all. So bring a camera and take part in the fun!!
Anyone who visits this site regularly knows that we love one store more than any other. We first visited Gametraders Blacktown a year ago for their first birthday celebrations and had a wild time, as can be seen by the links here;
Next weekend Gametraders Blacktown celebrates their second birthday. There will be competitions, Stormtroopers, cosplay, and a lot of fun in general. So help Revenge of the Film Nerds celebrate a year of spending way to much money and come along!!
It has been a while since we have given an update on our favourite store, so here are some of the goodies that are available this month!!
TRADING CARD GAMES
Gametraders Blacktown is your one-stop shop for Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Vanguard and Magic: The Gathering. The store is even holding weekly competitions for each of these games. The Yu-Gi-Oh comps have been running the longest, with a special month long-competition occurring in store for the month of August, with special prizes available at the end in addition to the regular weekly prizes. Magic and Pokemon tournaments have recently started, with Vanguard also set to commence this Saturday. Feel free to write to Revenge of the Film Nerds, or talk to the friendly staff at Gametraders, for more details.
Another fun day at Gametraders, with their most recent cosplay event in full swing. Staff and customers alike dressed as their favorite anime and pop culture icons. Publicity was running amok too, with old and new friends dedicated to the spread of geek culture meeting and swapping details. In this respect, I give a shout out to Problem Child Productions, Project Ouroboros and Duchess Sakura Cosplay!
As a result of a distraction provided by my studies, I have been a bit lax about supporting my favorite store. A visit last night shows me that Gametraders Blacktown is still number one when it comes to getting me to draw my wallet out of my pocket… way too regularly!!
Adrian would like readers to be aware of the cosplay comp that will be on this coming Sunday. The event is to celebrate the release of Naruto Shippuden volume 9…
The prize is fantastic, with $50 in store credit going to both the best dressed male and the best dressed female on the day. Look out for the tenth Doctor when you come down!!
Games in this month…
There are a lot of games that have been added to the shelves since my last visit, and many of them have caught my eye. I know very little about Dragon’s Dogma, but given it is dragon based, it may just be my next purchase….
Last night was a huge one for Gametraders Blacktown, with the long anticipated release of the limited edition Star Wars Kinect bundle. With the aid of a Storm Trooper and an Imperial Officer, most of the stock that Adrian had is almost gone. One of our very own contributors, SchmandaRose, walked away with a bundle, with the Star Wars element finally swaying her to have a 360 in addition to her favourite PS3.