The G33K store on Main Street is starting a new activity: Boardgame Sundays! The first one was held last Sunday, and the next is October 21st, 2PM – 6PM. (They are still working out the details of how often it will be held and what days work best.) It’s a free activity, and the organizer (Greg) brings a large selection of games. Just show up and go in towards the back of the store! I didn’t have time to stay and play this Sunday, but I hope to at a later date. A good number of players came last Sunday; there were about ten people when I left.
They are also planning to organize a regular meeting to play Pathfinder or D&D style table top. If you are interested, you can inquire at the store.
– Fr. Matthew Green
If you have ever wanted to make a customized tee-shirt, now is the time! During the G33K store (130 Main St.) grand opening week, printing a custom design only costs $10 (plus the cost of the shirt), with no cost for setting up the design. You can bring in your own graphic or work with Allen to have him come up with the design you need using stock images. He prints them onto the shirts right there in the store, as I illustrated in an earlier post.
Also, if you want to play some video games but can’t afford an X-Box, you can go to the gaming room and play with their machines, for just $3 an hour discount price during the Grand opening.
If you want a funny tee-shirt but don’t feel like making up your own, the store has quite a stock of shirts with funny images and slogans:
There are also graphic novels, including a series of adaptations of Orson Scott Card’s “Ender’s Game” novels (which I am just starting to read – the novels, that is; the graphic novels will probably come later…).
There are also skateboards and related paraphernalia:
(Note the awesome pickle-riding-fire-breathing-rainbow-jumping liger shirt on the left in the photo above! I now have one of those without the text advertisement – thanks, Allen!) They also sell gaming supplies and other related items. Quite a variety, really!
Lastly, if he’s not busy, you can chat with the owner, Allen, who is a really nice guy! We were discussing scifi and fantasy novels as I took these photos.
- Fr. Matthew Green
The new geek-oriented shop (G33K) at 130 Main Street has opened! They don’t have their full line of items in stock yet, but among the things they do have are T-shirts. Among their many prints are these great Fiesta-themed designs, held here by the store owner, Allen Chamberlain:
Let’s look at those closer up. The one on the left is for those of us who are nostalgic for the good old video games like Mario Brothers:
The other appeals more to the Italian spirit:
But the coolness of these shirts isn’t just in their design. They are actually printed right in the store while you wait, so you can choose the color and size of the shirt, and if you are lucky you might even get to look behind the scenes and watch the shirt get printed and then “cooked” to make the colors last. Here are some shots of one of the Greasy Pole shirts being printed:
Then it gets “baked” to fix the pigments:
All of this in a matter of maybe 15 minutes. And he can print custom T-shirts with the same process, although getting your home-made computer art ready to print can take a bit longer, apparently.
They also sell other things related to video games, role-playing games, etc., but I was told one of our other blog contributors is preparing a post about the store in general, so I won’t go into detail. However, I couldn’t help wanting to highlight these great shirts this weekend, and the high-tech in-store process behind them!
-Fr. Matthew Green