January around the store!
Happy Holidays to all! Stay warm and enjoy your hobbies through the season- be it a great board game with friends or relaxing with a great new season of anime. We have a bunch of exciting events still yet to occur in December, and some great things planned for January. Thank you to everyone who has supported small business by coming in for gifts this holiday season- we love our community and how awesome you all are! For those last minute shoppers, our last minute holiday sale (20% off everything, excluding boxes, cases, and bricks) will be this weekend: Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st. We will be closed for Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Years Eve, and New Years.
Upcoming January Awesome:
The biggest magic event of this month is our PreTQ. Saturday the 24th we've rented the VFW hall to host our first ever big scale magic event: a standard tournament that's $25 entry. 9am registration, 10am games. 8 packs will be added per person and the winner will get an invite. Packs are redeemable for store credit or cash (although it's the newest set- so enjoy!). Side events will include drafts & commander. We'll have snacks and food at the event as well as some great people and matches. Join us as we do magic in a BIG way!
Also on Saturday we'll be at the Winter Charity Cosplay Ball! This will be hosted at the South Portland High School Cafeteria- 637 Highland Avenue in South Portland, ME. This cosplay event is only $5- will a contest, free prizes, and pocky and ramune available for sale. This event runs until 9pm and is a great way to spend the evening in costume! ALL proceeds will go to this year's charity: The Robbie Foundation!
Potlucks, potlucks, potlucks! Join us on the 22nd for our next awesome potluck: one of the biggest regular events we do at the store that's filled with good food, good times, and good people! $5 or FREE with food to share-- the theme? Dorm Food! The Dorm Room Food Potluck is your chance to come learn a new game while enjoying hot pockets, pizza bites, and easy mac. All ages welcome!
Fate Reforged, the newest Magic Set, will have prereleases starting Midnight Friday the 16th! Our prereleases are $25 with a free entry into a raffle for a box at the end of the events on Sunday. We run them Friday at midnight, Saturday at 4pm, Saturday at Midnight, and Sunday at 3pm. It's a great way to see the new set and play with a variety of new and familiar faces. When the set releases, we sell boxes for $95. Buy a box promos are available while they last. Interested in a case? Contact Ryan for case prices at a significant discount over retail!
The Pokemon Primal Clash Prerelease will happen on Sunday the 25th! Play the set weeks before it releases. $30. Deck building at noon, games begin at 1pm!
Join us Saturday the 10th for the YuGiOh Secrets of Eternity Sneak Peak! We have tons of space and enough promos for all the players in our community. 3 playmats! New cards! A great time had by all!
Also for YuGiOh- join us Saturday the 24th for YuGiOh Day! $5 entry, with a playmat and promo cards available as prizes.
Later that night we'll have a Super Smash Bros Wii U tournament! Our first was such a success that we'll have another- the equipment ready: are you?
Magic fans will enjoy FNM Modern Tournaments starting in January every Friday at 6PM. It will be free with promo and pack prizes! FNM Standard will still occur at 3pm as well as FNM Drafts at 6pm. Our drafts are always only $10 and our standard is $6!
By popular request, DBZ tournaments have been shifted to Saturdays at 4pm. Tournaments and league play are great ways to get into the game or to continue playing. Join us for a classic, fun fighting CCG!
- Our monthly Cards Against Humanity game will be Friday the 16th at 6:30pm. Samantha keeps it going with hilarious monthly opportunities to play the worst of games.
- Interested in Japanese culture and language? The Nihongo club is always looking for new members! They meet every Wednesday at 6:30pm.
- Craft Club continues to meet the third Monday of each month. Bring whatever you'd like to work on, be it art, crafts, sewing, or making gundam kits and work with others. The Craft Club will meet on the 19th of January.
- Heroclix is going strong! Mondays we have our bigger gatherings with tournaments, followed by casual play throughout the week. We have players coming in on Tuesdays as well as Wednesdays. Looking to host a big event? Want to talk with everyone about an idea for a game structure? Looking to trade figs? Check out our community group via facebook!
- Force and Destiny Beta Testing will continue to occur Fridays with Gibby starting at 5PM.
- Marvel Dice Master league play will continue to run Thursdays at 5pm. We have the original starters, current starters, and current boosters for sale. As always, all at MSRP. We also have a ton of extra dice and cards available for players just starting as well as promos you can only get from going to store play. Join us for an exciting dice collectable game that is easy to get into and forming as a new community at our store!
- Interested in Sentinels of the Multiverse? Wednesdays at 2PM Josh demos the game for any and all who want to enjoy a good super hero face off!
- Our Magic drafts happen three times- Mondays at 7pm for the people who need it later and want to try different sets, Tuesdays for 6pm, and Fridays at 6pm! Our drafts are always only $10. Call ahead if you'd like to come and might be a few minutes late and we'll see if we can hold the event for you.
- We have a ton of Facebook Groups set up on our website for community discussions. Interested in magic, pokemon, or yugioh? Heroclix or making a board game? Join one of our many groups! All of them are listed on our website at www.weekendanime.com! Tim is going to start some facebook events that will be worth store credit this month! Stay tuned on our facebook pages for more information!
- Events Wanted! Looking to host a roleplaying game? Want to start a community for your favorite CCG? We have space for your club or event: just ask us for times! We have a back room that we love to fill with people gaming! Community is our thing, so help us help you host whatever community event you're looking to run! If we don't have space, we'll find you some nearby!
Nihongo Holiday Celebration 2014
The Nihongo Club is hosting a holiday party and informational night. Are you interested in Japanese culture? Want to learn Japanese yourself? Join them Saturday December 20th at 5pm!
December Upcoming Events
December is going to be an awesome time around the shop with tons of events and celebration around the holidays! Join us as we celebrate holidays, the end of 2014, and more!
Sam is going to host another Cards Against Humanity event. Check our calendar for details on these monthly get togethers for the most horrible of games. This month it will fall on December 5th at 6:30pm. As always, 18+ only!
Tim will be promoting various contests and challenges on the magic facebook group! These contests will be weekly starting December 7th with prizes awarded. They will also be free! Join our magic facebook group today!
Still need presents for the geeks in your family? On December 20th and 21st we will offer a last minute holiday sale! All product, with the exception of boxes, cases, and bricks, will be 20% off! Need more ramune and pocky? Want some trading figures from the newest series of anime? Looking to get a board game for the family? Swing by!
On Saturday January 24th we'll be renting the VFW on 17 Dunn Street to host our first ever Preliminary PTQ! Win this tournament to get an invite to the Regional Pro Tour Qualifier! $25 at the door with prizes added based on attendance. Standard format.
Celebrating the newest expansion of Dice Masters- we'll be hosting a rainbow draft of the game Saturday the 20th at 4pm! $12 entry with additional prizes pooled based on attendance!
Looking for promos? We're going to host a magic promo explosion tournament Saturday the 13th at 4pm! $7 entry, standard. Everyone who wins any round will get a promo card, with additional pack prizes based on attendance!
YuGiOh fans can enjoy a holiday tournament Saturday the 27th for $10! Win a box with additional packs and prizes thrown in for prize support starting at 12:30pm!
We're going to make a video for the store, or maybe several! Interested in helping plan? Want to act? Want to join us as we do something silly? Join us Monday the 22nd at 6PM as we make a video!
December is going to be amazing! Looking to host a game or event at the store? Let us know! We love our community and look forward to continuing to support and enjoy our fandoms together!