Boxing Week Sales continue until December 31! 50% off all Back Issues 50% off Red Tag Toys 25% off White Tag Toys 20% off all Regular Priced Games 20% off all Role-playing Games 20% off all Regular Priced Graphic Novels 20-50% off Selected Statues
Don't forget to drop by on Wednesday, December 30 for the Marvel New Year's Eve Eve Party. Marvel sent us stuff to giveaway and sell on that day...and we'll dig up something DC too, don't you worry! And in the Underground, we'll have snacks starting at noon-ish and rumours are Davita G will bring her guitar and play sometime in the afternoon...we just want to have fun!
A little bit of L.A. Mood traveled to New York! Long time loyal customers Alexander, Anthony and Ana traveled to New York so that Alexander could audition at the famous Julliard School! Congratulations Alexander!
They took these photos with the Hammer of Thor and Anthony proudly displaying the L.A. Mood logo bag!
Magic: The Gathering Schedule of Events for December 2009:
Tuesday, December 1st: Draft (Zendikar) 6:30pm Start Friday, December 4th: Standard 6pm Start Sunday, December 6th: Standard 4:30pm Start Tuesday, December 8th: Draft (Zendikar) 6:30pm Start Friday, December 11th: Draft (Zendikar) 6pm Start Sunday December 13th: Standard 4:30pm Start Tuesday, December 15th: Draft (Zendikar) 6:30pm Start Friday,December 18th: Standard 6pm Start The FNM foil card for December is Sakura-Tribe Elder. There will only be three FNM events this month because of the holidays, so try and make it out if you are interested in this spicy little rampant growth on legs for your extended or EDH decks. I am also adding two Sunday events to the regular schedule. We will be holding standard constructed events on the 6th and 13th this month. Entry is $5.00 and the 1st and 2nd place finishers are to be awarded a 70/30 split of the entire entry pool in store credit. Additional prizes may be awarded based on attendance. Hope to see you all there!
Just a last minute update for our Magic players who follow this blog. We will be running a Standard tournament on Sunday, November 29'th at 4:30 pm. The entry fee is only $5.00 and prizes will be awarded in store credit for 1'st and 2'nd place in a 70/30 % split as determined by the total entry pool. Other prizes may be awarded based on attendance. We have increased our stock of M10 and Zendikar singles and there are plenty of goodies up for grabs. Hope to see you there!
Not only do we carry all the current Star Wars from Dark Horse we do stock the trade paperbacks too! Our recent purchase of 40+ long boxes of comics, have given us a great run of the Marvel run of Star Wars. Bring your list and fill in the holes! We also purchased his collection of 90's Star Wars Power of the Force, mint in the package, priced to sell, most at $5.00 each!!!
Star Wars games: These Star Wars Miniatures game boosters make great stocking stuffers! We also carry the Role Playing game books as well.
Check out our great Red Hulk, Green Hulk holiday window display! It's Smashing! It's Incredible! It's red and green!
Vote for your favourite Holiday window downtown and you could win $200 worth of Downtown Dollars! (L.A. Mood accepts Downtown Dollars, of course!) You can fill out a ballot at participating downtown stores (uh, like ours! and vote for ours, of course! It's all in the details, see Hulk play air-candy-cane-guitar, envy the Hulk library, imagine Hulk ripping apart the holiday wrapping paper!) You can also vote on-line at www.downtownlondon.ca.
Prepare for theFall of the Hulks and the upcoming Marvel Siege and come party with us on Wednesday, December 3o for Marvel's New Year's Eve Eve party! We are going to party like it's the day before New Year's Eve! Stay tuned!
Carol's pick: Jeff Lemire's Sweet Tooth #1 only $1.00!
Poor Gus is one of the last kids left born after the "accident". His Dad says God decided to make them special, so these kids were born with fur, tails or antlers. But not everyone thinks they're special, beware the hunters! Lemire describes his tale as a "post-apocalyptic, neo-western, action-adventure, science-fiction, road-movie hybrid." I would call it a sweet, gripping, haunting tale.
Send Jeff your copy (or copies) of Sweet Tooth #1 along with a self addressed return envelope. He will sign the book(s) and return it along with an head sketch of a Sweet Tooth character! You will get a sketch for each copy sent, (so if you send 2 copies, you get 2 sketches back, 6 copies=6 sketches, Maximum 6 per reader). Jeff lives in Toronto! So not too far at all....
Come on down to L.A. Mood's on Saturday, September 19, at 11AM to play D&D 4E among friends on Worldwide D&D Day. In conjunction with the release of the Dungeon Master's Guide 2, this D&D Day has a "learn how to create your own adventure" component or you can just play the adventure provided.
Seating is limited so please sign up early, and let us know whether you want to partake in adventure building or just play.
Hey folks, back again with the monthly Magic updates!
First off, the event schedule for September:
Magic: The Gathering Schedule of Events for September 2009:
Friday, September 4th: Standard 6pm Start Sunday, September 6th: Open Play 12pm Start Tuesday, September 8th: Draft (M10) 6:30pm Start Friday, September 11th: Standard 6pm Start Sunday, September 13th: Open Play 12pm Start Tuesday, September 15th: Draft (M10) 6:30pm Start Friday, September 18th: Standard 6pm Start Sunday, September 20th: Open Play 12pm Start Tuesday, September 22nd: Draft (M10) 6:30pm Start Friday, September 25th: Standard 6pm Start Sunday, September 27th: Zendikar Sealed Deck Prerelease Tournament 11am Start Tuesday, September 29th: Draft (M10) 6:30pm Start
Many of you will notice that I have added a day to the regular Magic schedule. Every Sunday, we will be hosting either open play or a scheduled tournament. I want to give our players a chance to explore other variations of Magic play, from multi-player formats to Elder Dragon Highlander, and also open up another day that players can come in to pursue the singles they are looking for to finish their decks. This Sunday will be a great chance for some of our players to explore the new Planechase mechanics with Planechase available for sale this Friday.
Next, the L.A. Mood Killers team search tournament series has been put on hold for the time being. There has not been enough interest to warrant running them at this time. I will however be handpicking team members from our regular tournament attendees and trying to develop a team from there. Congratulations to Jerry Masse, our first member to join the team by winning the team search tournament held last month.
Finally, we will be holding a Zendikar prerelease tournament on Sunday, September 27th. The format is sealed deck with 6 booster packs of Zendikar to build your decks with. The cost is $25.00 to play. Stay tuned for the Zendikar prerelease card to be given away to prerelease attendees. Once the card is announced I will post it here.
Thanks for tuning in this month folks, I hope to see you at our Magic events.
D&D 4E Adventurer's Vault 2 D&D 4E Dragon Magazine Annual D&D Miniatures Legendary Evils Axis and Allies 1942 Board Game Geist the Sin Eaters Roleplaying Game Shadowrun 20th Anniversary Edition
Phew! check it out!
Also drop by on Wednesday for the arrival of Archie #600 The Proposal, Archie proposes marriage to....guess who....Veronica, part one of a 6 part story line! We are celebrating with free wedding cake from Cakewalkers! mmmm strawberry grand marnier cake........mmmm!
Aug 22 Staurday start time of 11 pm build 2, 500 point teams One of Heroes and the other of villians, winner of the initative roll chooses which side their opponent plays and they must play the opposite.
This update is for our Magic players. We are currently experiencing a shortage of M10 boosters. Our expected shipments of M10 have been delayed and we are currently out of stock. This means that until M10 starts rolling in again, our scheduled M10 drafts will instead be Shards/Conflux/Alara Reborn. Hopefully the shortage will be over soon, and we can all get back to collecting duals and trying to crack those Baneslayers.
Hey folks, back again with the monthly Magic updates. First off, lets start with our August schedule:
Magic: The Gathering Schedule of Events for August 2009:
Tuesday, August 4: Booster Draft (M10) @ 6:30 pm Friday, August 7: FNM (Standard) @ 6:00 pm Tuesday, August 11: Booster Draft (M10) @ 6:30 pm Friday, August: 14: FNM (Booster Draft with M10) @ 6:00 pm Tuesday, August 18: Booster Draft (M10) @ 6:30 pm Friday, August 21: FNM (Standard) @ 6:00 pm Sunday, August 23: The L.A. Mood Killers Team Search Tournament Series (#1) @ 12:00 pm (registration is 11:00 am - 11:50 am) Tuesday, August 25: Booster Draft (M10) @ 6:30 pm Friday, August 28: FNM (Booster Draft with M10) @ 6:00 pm
Players attending our FNM tournaments this month will have a chance to win a foil version of Lightning Greaves. These incredible boots of speed are enough to make even The Flash jealous.
As most of you are now aware, prizes for drafting at L.A. Mood are awarded by rare redraft. If you win first place in the draft, you will be rewarded by selecting first any rare card opened during the draft. Second place picks second and so on until all the players have made their first picks, resuming from the top down again until all the rares have been drafted.
Next up, The L.A. Mood Killers Team Search Tournament Series (#1) will be held on Sunday, August 23'rd. We are looking to put together a team of skilled magic players to represent the L.A. Mood magic scene when our team brings it's game to local, national, and global venues. This will be the first of four team search tournaments culminating with a finalized team roster to be announced on December 1'st, 2009. We are looking for team members who are passionate about the game and are willing to contribute their time to developing a well rounded team. Team members will test, share ideas, and provide feedback with each other in an effort to achieve the following three goals:
Succeed - We want our team members to achieve their own personal goals of winning consistently. We do not condone cheating or unsportsmanlike conduct however, and any such behaviour may result in expulsion from the team.
Represent - We want our team to be recognized and respected at tournament venues for play skill as well as demeanor. While representing the L.A. Mood Killers, we expect our members to act maturely. Win with style, lose with grace.
Grow - We are looking to develop a team of players that strive to play at a professional level. With regular testing and communication between members, we are confident in our team members achieving this caliber of play.
Without further ado, here are the details:
The L.A. Mood Killers Team Search Tournament Series (#1)
Entrance Fee: $20.00 $18.00 to preregistered players if paid by 6:00 pm, Saturday, August 22'nd. The first 8 players with paid registration will receive an M10 release foil Ant Queen
Start Time: 12:00 pm (registration will begin at 11:00 am and end at 11:50 am)
Tournament Structure: Swiss pairing with cut to Top 8. Number of rounds will be determined by player attendance
Prizes: Two boxes to be awarded to Top 8 competitors as follows:
1'st: 1 Box of M10 2'nd: 18 Booster Packs of M10 3'rd: 7 Booster Packs of M10 4'th: 3 Booster Packs of M10 5'th - 8'th: 2 Booster Packs of M10
In addition to this, our 1'st place finisher will receive an invitation to play for the L.A. Mood Killers. Team members will receive a 20% discount when purchasing Magic singles, packs, and supplies (excluding booster boxes). If declined, the invitation will be offered to the next highest finisher in the tournament.
Door Prizes will also be awarded.
For a current list of standard legal sets, click here.
This month's pick is Y the Last Man volume 1: Unmanned. Join us at the store and discuss the first book to Brian K. Vaughan's epic tale of the last man on earth and his monkey in a post apocalyptic world where only the women survived. If you can't make it to our meeting, join in on the discussions on Facebook, just search LA Mood Graphic Novel Group!
All volumes of Y the Last Man are on sale now for 25% off until August 8!
Friday, July 3: FNM (Standard) @ 6:00 pm Tuesday, July 7: Booster Draft (Shards, Conflux, Alara Reborn) @ 6:30 pm Friday, July 10: FNM (Standard) @ 6:00 pm Tuesday, July 14: Booster Draft (Shards, Conflux, Alara Reborn) @ 6:30 pm Friday, July 17: FNM (Booster Draft with M10) @ 6:00 pm Sunday, July 19: M10 Launch Party (Sealed Deck) @ 12:00 pm Tuesday, July 21: Booster Draft (M10) @ 6:30 pm Friday, July 24: FNM (Booster Draft with M10) @ 6:00 pm Tuesday, July 28: Booster Draft (M10) @ 6:30 pm Friday, July 31: FNM (Standard) @ 6:00 pm
This month, our FNM foil is Murderous Redcap. Let me tell you, this is some kick-ass new artwork on our big-nosed goblin assassin friend. Tournament prizes and door prizes are awarded for our FNM tournaments. For our drafts, our prizes are awarded by rare redraft (in addition to FNM prizes on Fridays). Our 1'st place finisher gets first pick of all the rares opened, 2'nd gets second pick, 3'rd gets third pick, and so on. This month is also the launch of the new core set M10. We will be celebrating this new core set release, chock of full of new goodies and old favourites, with back to back FNM drafts featuring M10 and also an M10 Launch Party on Sunday, July 19'th. Players attending the the Launch Party will receive a sick-looking release foil version of this card:
WHAT A FREAKIN' HOUSE!
Before I go, here our some pictures of our last FNM held on June 26'th:
16 players showed up to sling spells and summon armies to crush their opposition!
Archie proposes to Veronica in the upcoming Archie #600 issue out in August, part of a 6-issue story arc! Pre-order your copy now! Making headlines across North America, A-Channel visited our store to get the details! Check it out:
Our first meeting was a success! Attendance was 8 people, including myself. Don't worry if you couldn't make it, the GNG's doors are always open and you can join any time on Facebook!
Our first meeting began with introductions and sharing our graphic novel picks. We decided that we definitely wanted to meet in person on a regular basis and the 2nd Saturday of each was chosen. Having said that, we know that Saturdays are not convenient to everyone and in order to allow as much participation as possible, we would have an on-line component. We decided that Facebook allows us an easy forum for discussion and all of us, and many of our customers, are already on it. Tom volunteered to start up the page and it is ready to go, just search LA Mood Graphic Novel Group. After a discussion of our favourite graphic novels, Watchmen and Maus came up more than once! We thought we could postpone Watchmen until the release of the DVD and then we could combine movie and book discussion, so Art Spiegelman's Complete Maus was chosen as our first book.
Currently, we have volume II in stock and we will be getting more in. It will be our featured graphic novel in the store and will be availbable for 25% off!
Bring your coffee (or morning beverage of choice), ideas and a top 3 list of your favourite graphic novels for the first ever Graphic Novel Group! Moderated by Dan Brown (London Free Press, on-line editor) and Carol Vandenberg, our first hour long meeting will involve listening to you and what you want out of a Graphic Novel Group. This meeting will set the path for meetings to come and we will pick our first book to discuss. We hope to see you there!
For all of our Magic players out there, here is our June Schedule of Events:
Tuesday, June 2: Booster Draft Friday, June 5: FNM Booster Draft Tuesday, June 9: Booster Draft Friday, June 12: FNM Standard Tuesday, June 16: Booster Draft Friday, June 19: FNM Booster Draft Tuesday, June 23: Booster Draft Friday, June 26: FNM Standard Tuesday, June 30: Booster Draft
Our FNM foil card this month is Mulldrifter first seen in the Lorwyn set. Door prizes and tournament prizes available. Come out and play!
L.A. Mood's invites you to meet comic artists and creators: Diana Tamblyn and Willow Dawson Saturday, May 30, 12-4 PM at the store.
Diana is an Ignatz-nominated cartoonist and illustrator living here in London. She has written several mini comics such as The Rosie Stories and Duty Must Be Done: The Story of Frederick Banting. She is currently working on a full length graphic novel From Earth to Babylon: The Story of Gerald Bull and the Supergun. The first chapter of the book, The Paris Guns, is now available as a mini comic and she will have some on hand. I find her historical biographies to be reminiscent of Chester Brown's Louis Riel. Diana was also pleased to be chosen for the 2009 London Artists' Studio Tour at the beginning of May and her work was on the cover of the April 2009 issue of ArtScape. As well as her comics, she will have original art, t-shirts, and buttons available! You can check out a Q&A with the National Post here.
Willow, who is originally from BC, lived here in London for a brief period, working for us at L.A. Mood's! (We like to think we had a positive influence in her journey as illustrator in the comics industry.) Willow is currently working on a semi-autobiographical web comic called 100 Mile House.
She is also the illustrator of the graphic novel No Girls Allowed: Tales of Daring Women Dressed as Men for Love, Freedom and Adventure, published by Kids Can Press written by Susan Hughes and Violet Miranda: Girl Pirate with Emily Pohl-Weary. You can view a video of No Girls Allowed here.
You can visit Willow's web page here. As well as her comics, Willow will have original art, buttons, and t-shirts for sale! You can check out a Q&A with the National Post here.
Both ladies will be happy to sign their work and talk about the comics biz and their experiences getting started in this male dominated industry.
Journey Through the Silver Caves- A kobold wyrmpriest has stolen an ancient book of prophecy from the people of Albura, a fortress on the borderlands. The kobold has a dark plan for the book and only you can stop him in time! An adventure for 5 pregenerated 5th level characters.
No D&D Day is complete with out a new release! Monster Manual 2 and D&D Minis Dangerous Delves will be available May 19th which coincides with our great Games Sale! All RPG's, board games and minis on sale for 25% off May 17-23. What a great week to be a gamer!
It always starts out like this: lots of comics in nice neat piles!
Then you have a line up waiting to get in!
Then add a little FM96 and a dash of Taz!
Then the great costumes!
"Ew what's in there?!"
And the taunting: "You are a bad guy!"
Super heroes come in all ages!
And all walks of life!
Best Free Comic Book Day Ever! L.A. Mood wants to thank FM96 and Taz for the great job helping us promote the event. Also a great big thanks to our volunteers Adam and Sarah, as well as loyal employees Tom and Luke!!!