2 Years!!

I know that I haven’t been very active on this blog as of late.  That might be a pretty good sign or that I have just been pre-occupied with other things, all of which have been good and on the positive side of the karma bridge.  (I have no idea what I was trying to say there <grin>)

The 2 years that I am talking about is that just recently GamersCircle Comics celebrated it’s 2 year anniversary.  Yes, you read that correctly as it has been two years already!

In the two years, we have gotten a real fine bunch of regulars for both the comic book and magic the gathering sides of things.

Around November of 2008, we got our first helping hand

Ben Gartman
Favorite musical group/band:Lincoln Park
Favorite Movie:Transformers
Comic books currently reading:Brave and the Bold, Dark Avengers
Favorite Video Game: Gears of War 2
What do you do to relax: Watch Anime
What does Ben do at GamersCircle Comics:  During the summer, Ben helped out quite a bit with the ‘new’ comic book days, making sure that the proper comics were pulled for those that have a comic subscription through the store.  Ben also keeps the Magic the Gathering binders stocked. 
Ben, thanks for your continued help and support!

Then it was around  March of of 2009 – we got even more help at the shop with –

Alex Tillisch
Favorite musical group: It’s hard to choose one favorite, but I’d have to say Kid Dynamite.
Favorite TV Show: The Big Bang Theory
Favorite Movie: Star Wars…the whole saga counts as one to me.
Comic books currently reading: Amazing Spider-Man, Batman, Batman & Robin,  Berserker, Dark Avengers, Deadpool, Detective Comics, Invincible Iron Man, Kick-Ass, New Avengers, Red Robin, Uncanny X-Men, The Walking Dead, Wolverine: Weapon X, and X-Force.
Favorite Video Game: Zombies Ate My Neighbors.
What do you do to relax: hang out at home, read (comics and novels), and sleep the day away.
What does Alex do at GamersCircle Comics:  Alex has been responsible for making sure that ‘new’ comic book day(s) goes off without any issues.  Alex was also the main "meet & greet" guy for our last Free Comic Book Day.  Alex is pretty new to the comic book industry, but you wouldn’t be able to tell that after talking to him about story lines, writers and artists. 

Then towards the end of June – added yet another person to the clan at GamersCircle Comics

Becky Kaplan
Age: 5
Favorite Musical Group: I don’t really care for picking favorites because there’s just too many to chose from. But if I must, I’ll go with…Secret Chiefs 3.
Favorite T.V. Show: Toss up between The Venture Brothers and Dead Like Me
Favorite Movie: A Scanner Darkly
Comic books currently reading: Kick-Ass, The Sword, Tales Designed to Thrizzle, North 40, Chew, The Boys, Crossed, The Ultimates and collected works by R. Crumb.
Favorite Video Game: The Fallout trilogy (a series counts, right?)
What do you do to relax: read (novels/comics), paint, be indecisive, listen to music, download music, poke dead people, eat food, sleep, and on occasion, watch movies and play video games.
What does Becky do at GamersCircle Comics?:  Becky has been learning all of the ropes to be the Sunday Comic Book Guy/Person.  Becky has been part of a couple FNM (Friday Night Magic) events, and has endured the riggers of getting the new comics on the shelf, into the savers and ready by when the store opens.  Those of you that are video game and comic book connoisseurs, you might recognize Becky from when she used to work at the Folsom GameStop.

The shop has gone through some real good growing changes along with some painful ones too.  All and all, I think I have the best job in the world; there are some really great people that come into the shop every week.

Thanks to all of you that have been with us since Day One and have stuck with us.  And for the new folks that are just discovering us, welcome and thanks for letting us be a part of your routine.

I really want to thank Ben, Alex and Becky for their hard work and help at the comic book shop.  I think I see a day off coming in the near future for me. <grin>

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