Earth 383 8th Anniversary

October 24, 2010 at 12:37 pm 1 comment

For roughly five years, Ryan has been helping out at Earth 383 Comics and Games. The neighborhood kids and I started to tag along on Friday nights when Ryan manages the WotC Friday Night Magic games. At first, the kids and I showed up for endeavors other than Magic. I rather liked the shop as a place to catch up on programming tasks. Meanwhile the kids were drawn in by the XBox and Rock Band.

Over the summer, our motives for showing up Friday nights have changed. Ryan taught the boys Magic… and they LOVE it. They play amongst themselves, come over for card interpretations, save up for card sleeves and dice, and text me each Friday afternoon to see what time they can come to Earth 383. As I tried to be supportive of their first WotC draft and helped the younger ones with their matches, I found myself captivated as well. There are still Friday nights where I use the time to program… but now there are also Friday nights where after a long week, I look forward to shutting the laptop down and playing Magic with Ryan and the kids.

Friday Night Magic has become such a mainstay of our week that when Earth 383 had a party celebrating its 8th Anniversary, it was a no brainer! We had to go! So Saturday, October 16th we headed down to Earth 383 for the celebration. There were people in costumes, delicious food to eat and lots of games– Yu-gi-oh!, Dominion, RoboRally and of course, Magic.

Earth 383 Anniversary - Mark and Liza
Mark and Liza Dressed Up As Green Lanterns

Earth 383 Anniversary - Ryan and Terrance
Ryan and Terrance

Earth 383 Anniversary - Zombie Gets a Hot Dog
A Zombie Gets Food

Earth 383 Anniversary - Young Batman Eats
An Adorable Little Batman

Earth 383 Anniversary - Malena Draws Green Lantern Vicky (and Green Latern Vicky is HOT!)
Malena Draws a “Green Lantern Vicky”. (I was quite pleased with the flattering curves she gave me!!!)

Earth 383 Anniversary - Games and Rock Band
Games and Rock Band

Earth 383 Anniversary - Robo Rally in Action
Khalif, Jacal, Dada, Terrance and RoboRally!

Earth 383 Anniversary - Robo Rally - Pressure's on Khalif
Khalif Under Pressure in RoboRally

Earth 383 Anniversary - Jacal and Fletcher
Jacal and Fletcher Play Magic

The comic book shop has been such a great community for us and has brought along so many great memories and experiences. I hope there are many more anniversaries to come!

More pictures of the Earth 383 8th Anniversary can be found on my Flickr site.

Follow Earth 383 Comic and Games on Facebook!

Entry filed under: Elizabeth City, Magic the Gathering, Neighborhood Kids.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. geekhiker  |  October 25, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    You’re training your own personal geek army back there, aren’t you? 😉


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