South-Central Pennsylvania's Ultra-Hip Pop Culture Mecca™! Since its founding in 1988 by local fans Ned Senft and Bill Wahl, Comix Connection™ has served the Pennsylvania comic-reading community for over 27 years. From its humble beginnings in the old York Book Emporium in downtown York to its current globe-straddling locations on White Street in York and on the Carlisle Pike in Mechanicsburg, Comix Connection™ has always provided the very best in customer service, selection of neat stuff and attention to detail. Visit us today! Questions? Comments? Call or Email us! Of course, all images are © and ™ their respective copyright and trademark holders! No matter where you go, there you are.

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Final Free Comic Book Day 2015 food donation tally is in!



I know it's taken us a while to finally get the numbers, but here we go:

TOTAL POUNDS OF FOOD DONATED ON FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2015 AT COMIX CONNECTION - YORK:

973 POUNDS!

TOTAL POUNDS OF FOOD DONATED ON FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2015 AT COMIX CONNECTION - MECHANICSBURG:

1830 POUNDS!


GRAND TOTAL: 2803 POUNDS OF FOOD DONATED ON A SINGLE DAY AT COMIX CONNECTION!





I know I've said it before, but COMIC BOOK PEOPLE ARE THE BEST PEOPLE!

Thanks to everyone who donated!  This amount of food will definitely make an impact on some of your neighbors' lives!  


GOOD JOB, ALL!

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Friday, May 01, 2015

TOMORROW IS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY AT COMIX CONNECTION!




TOMORROW, SATURDAY, MAY 2ND is Free Comic Book Day 2015 at Comix Connection, and we expect all of you to show up!  I mean, c'mon, EVERYONE GETS TO PICK THREE FREE COMIC BOOKS from our huge stash of special Free Comic Book Day 2015 comics!




BUT WAIT.  THERE'S MORE. 

Everyone gets to chose THREE COMIC BOOKS, PLUS you can pick additional comic books for each in-date food item donated to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and the York Rescue Mission! 

2 Cans of food donated: 3 FREE COMICS + 2 MORE FREE COMICS = 5 FREE COMICS
5 Cans of food donated: 3 FREE COMICS + 5 MORE FREE COMICS = 8 FREE COMICS
10 Cans of food donated: 3 FREE COMICS + 10 MORE FREE COMICS = 13 FREE COMICS
ET CETERA


And then there's the BIG SALE:

20% OFF ALL GRAPHIC NOVELS, COLLECTED EDITIONS and BOOKS, ALL POSTERS, ALL T-SHIRTS, ALL STATUES, ALL TOYS, ALL GAMES and GAMING ITEMS!

25% OFF OLDER BACK ISSUES ON THE WALL! 

ALL BIN COMICS $1.00 EACH!

ALL 2/99¢ COMICS 10¢ EACH!


SPECIAL GUESTS: 
IN YORK: From 11AM - 2PM: Artist Mike Hawthorne, WHO IS CURRENTLY KILLING DEADPOOL, and the awesome MAD MAGAZINE artist John Kovaleski!

IN MECHANICSBURG: From 11AM - 2PM: 
Artist Charles Fohrsman and Artist Kevin Graham

ALSO in Mechanicsburg from 11AM - 2PM: 
Elements of Garrison Carida of the 501st Legion Star Wars Costume Characters will be posing for pictures with you and gathering New In-The-Package STAR WARS toys to use in their charity donation work... BRING THEM SOME TOYS! 






FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2015 - Saturday May 2nd 20153!

Doors open at 9:00AM, close at 9:00PM! 
TWELVE FULL HOURS OF POP CULTURE GOODNESS!  DON'T MISS THE COMIC BOOK EVENT OF THE YEAR!

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Comix Connection's Free Comic Book Day 2015 SPECIAL GUESTS!


The following very talented people will be appearing at Comix Connection this Saturday, May 2nd for our Free Comic Book Day 2015 celebrations! 

AT COMIX CONNECTION - YORK ONLY From 11AM - 2PM: 



THE KILLER OF DEADPOOL, Artist Mike Hawthorne 
Read more about Mike HERE! 




Artist John Kovaleski 
Read more about John HERE!



AT COMIX CONNECTION - MECHANICSBURG ONLY From 11AM - 2PM: 



Creator Charles Forsman!
Read more about Charles HERE!




Artist Kevin Graham 
Read more about Kevin HERE!






ALSO in Mechanicsburg from 11AM - 2PM: Elements of Garrison Carida of the 501st Legion Star Wars Costume Characters who will be posing for pictures with you and gathering New In-The-Package STAR WARS toys to use in their charity donation work... BRING THEM SOME TOYS!

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Free Comic Book Day Food Drive benefits hungry Pennsylvanians... and YOU!


As I'm sure you are aware, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2015 is THIS SATURDAY, MAY 2nd, and Comix Connection is giving away THREE FREE COMIC BOOKS to ANYONE who walks through the doors!  With your help, we can also give back to the local community by helping feed hungry Pennsylvanians with your generous non-perishable food donations to the York Rescue Mission and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.  Here's the deal:

1)  EVERYONE GETS THREE FREE COMIC BOOKS of their choice from our vast selection of Free Comic Book Day 2015 comic books, no strings attached!







2) ADDITIONALLY, for every in-date-within-two-months non-perishable food item that you donate, Comix Connection will allow you to select one ADDITIONAL FCBD comic book!  Bring us ten food items, get 3 + 10 = 13 FREE COMIC BOOKS!  It's that simple.  All donated food is delivered to the York Rescue Mission and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.  Help us help our hungry neighbors, and get awesome additional free comic books!  WIN/WIN!
HELP US HELP OTHERS!

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

It's a Great Week at the Comic Book Store!

I know it is, because I had a devastatingly difficult time choosing my "pick of the week" to put on display today. (If you've never noticed, each Wednesday when the new books come in, all your Friendly Neighborhood Comic Book Monkeys select one new comic to put in the "Staff Picks" brackets, highlighting our favorites to help point you in the direction of a good story!) This week I was more torn than I usually am over what to choose.
Should I pick the "origin issue" of Lumberjanes that jumped back to the beginning we hadn't seen before, showing the girls' arrival at camp at the beginning of the summer before all the wonderful magical weirdness started? That was exceptionally tempting, and if you haven't read Lumberjanes yet, this issue is the absolutely perfect place to jump into this fantastic adventure! It was wonderful finding out so much about all the characters' backstories and families, and seeing them meet each other for the first time; as much as I've loved each and every issue of Lumberjanes, I think this one was my favorite yet!
Of course, there are plenty of other series continuing this week that I've been regularly delighted by: Ms. Marvel, Legendary Star-Lord (as the Black Vortex event draws to a close!), Secret Identities, the second issue of Sabrina (at long last!), Shutter, Superior Iron-Man (oh Pepper, you're the best!), The Fade Outand so many more that could have easily rated themselves "Pick of the Week" status, but I like to pick new books whenever I can, to help draw attention to titles that are just starting out. One of those new number ones this week in particular caught my eye: Tithe.
I can't remember the last time I was so wrong about a book that I'd been looking forward to, and yet still so happy with it! I do, however, owe several of you an apology, because when I was telling you about Tithe two months ago, I know I made it sound like something very different from what it turned out to be. In my defense, I wasn't lying on purpose; I was just totally wrong! (And this is where, were we in a cartoon, someone would say something pat about the dangers of making assumptions, and we would have This Episode's Moral!) Turns out this is a case of "truth is stranger than fiction"--not because Tithe is based on a true story, because it's entirely fictional, but because instead of being set in some far-flung future fantasy world (as I had thought it was, based on my own mis-reading of the summary--oops!) it's set in our world. My mistake! For that reason alone I thought maybe I should select it as my "Pick" to own-up to my getting everything so wrong, and yet still loving it! However...
This is the issue of Uncanny X-Men that I've been waiting for since Kitty Pryde left the Jean Grey School and joined Cyclops's team instead--and by extension, her Best Friend Forever, Illyana Rasputin. Ever since I was a little girl scavenging back-issue bins for old X-Men books, Shadowcat and Magik have been two of my favorite characters, and when the two of team-up it makes even boring things like dance class with Stevie seem fun, let alone when they actually get to go into battle together! So after so long apart--after so many deaths, different ages, disappearances, and damnations--to finally get the two of them not just both alive and on this planet and dimensional plane together but actually on the same team made me positively giddy. I kept waiting for the two of them to have an issue to themselves...and finally, so many issues later, it's happened! And it was a great issue. They take a road trip (well, a stepping-disc trip) to Monster Island and fight...well, I'll let you take a guess! Suffice it to say that this is everything I was waiting for, and so much more!
In the end, after being an X-Girl myself for so long, how could I pick anything else for my favorite book this week than a one-shot story featuring my two favorite X-Girls kicking monster butt, bonding, and saving the day? Of course, whatever you decide to make your "Pick of the Week," make sure you come in this week to see all the great things on the shelf right now, because in addition to the ever-present newest comic issues, we've got loads of great collections of both old (and doesn't Mad Love look shiny in its new packaging?) and new books (speaking of Lumberjanes!) and toys and assorted knick-knacks (stands for action figures? I thought those things were a myth!) to delight and intrigue you all week long!

And speaking of delightful things, have you had a chance to stop in to the brand-shiny-new location for the York Store yet? No? Well, if I could make a location my "Pick of the Week," Kitty and Yana might have lost-out, because it looks great. It's enough to make me jealous!

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

COMIX CONNECTION - YORK CLOSED FOR THE DAY!

ATTENTION EVERYONE!

COMIX CONNECTION - YORK IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR THE DAY WHILE WE MOVE TO OUR NEW WHITE STREET LOCATION!

THIS DOES NOT AFFECT COMIX CONNECTION - MECHANICSBURG.  COMIX CONNECTION - MECHANICSBURG IS OPEN NORMAL NOON TO 5PM HOURS TODAY!


COMIX CONNECTION - YORK WILL REOPEN AT 10AM AT THE NEW LOCATION ON MONDAY, APRIL 13TH!  COME CHECK OUT THE NEW AWESOME STORE THEN.  THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND PATIENCE THROUGH THE MOVE!


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Monday, April 06, 2015

WE'RE MOVING THE YORK STORE REAL SOON!

In case you haven't heard, we are in the process of moving Comix Connection - York to a swell new location: 2150 White Street, Suite 3 over at the Carlisle Commons, just a hop, skip and a jump from the West Manchester Mall store.  We aren't entirely sure when exactly we're moving, but we're shooting for next Sunday, April 12th if everything goes according to plan, which it may NOT.  We're still open in the West Manchester Mall for now, but be advised that we'll be moving, and we hope you can find us easily at the new location, which by the way is gonna be completely AWESOME.  Here's a handy map to assist you in following us:


Keep in mind that the date is not set in stone, but the move definitely is.  If you are coming any distance to visit us, give us a call to see where we're at!  Thanks in advance for your continued support all these years, and see you over at the new place (eventually!)  Comix Connection has been a fixture in West York for over 27 years and we plan to serve all of you as we have over the years at our great new location... come and see us!  Free Comic Book Day 2015 is gonna be AWESOME at the new place and we want you to join us that day!  See you soon!

Oh and stay tuned for info about our Grand Reopening Event following Free Comic Book Day... it's gonna be AWESOME!

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Friday, April 03, 2015

Take a Look at This:

Have you guys been reading Daredevil lately? Because if not, you should be.
The book has been fantastic since Mark Waid took over the writing chores back in 2011. Coming off of one of the grimmest times in The Man Without Fear's history (and if you've read Daredevil before, you know that's saying something!) Waid decided to try something different: a lighthearted Daredevil. Which is not to say everything was fluffy bunnies and fun times, but rather that Matt Murdock had decided, despite all the awful things that had happened to him, to face the world with a smile. That was often easier said than done, and there's no denying that life still likes punching Matt in the face--but he keeps grinning anyway. It's fun, it's fresh, it's flat-out invigorating to read--
And now that he's been disbarred in New York City for revealing his secret identity (no seriously, for real and officially this time!) Matt's living in California, where being "the super hero lawyer" is more than just a tabloid joke, it makes him a celebrity. And we all know how California feels about celebrities...and now, Matt is finding that out too.
In the latest issue he finally gets it, and it's great. He ditches the mask and switches to a suit--a bright red, very flashy suit that he can wear in the courtroom as well as in fight-scenes and that perfectly matches his new business cards. When Daredevil--sorry, when Matt "Daredevil" Murdock--needs a ride to the other end of town where some bad guys are causing trouble, he just asks who wants to give him one. Hands go up all over and in exchange for a selfie and an autograph, he has his very own taxi-service. People are lining up to be represented by Daredevil in court, and Matt is eating it all up with a spoon. It's a riot.
That's something this new Daredevil has been especially great at: the laughs. Which is not to say that there haven't been some dark moments and some low moments; the book is still taking itself seriously. It's only Matt who isn't, who's determined not to let himself wallow anymore. In addition to presenting some beautifully well-rounded characters, the story also takes an in-depth look at Matt's blindness and defines the difference between his radar sense and actual sight more clearly than I've seen before. (If you think I'm making too many "sight" puns, you probably shouldn't read this book.) It's incredibly realistic in how it treats both the strengths and weaknesses of his particular way of "looking" at the world--realistic and fascinating.
There's nothing I don't like about this comic. If you want a compelling super-hero story that's got equal parts humor and heart, hubris and humiliation, you should be reading Daredevil. And have I mentioned the art yet? No? Well, I guess you should probably just take a look yourself and see what you think.
Whether you start with the very first volume of Waid's run, the newest volume one, Devil at Bay, that marks Matt's move from NYC to San Fransisco, or just grab the latest issue off the shelves, you'll be jumping into a fun, fantastic story. And don't worry if you haven't read Daredevil before--now is a perfect time to take that "first look."

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Sunday, March 22, 2015


That's right, SATURDAY, MAY 2ND is Free Comic Book Day 2015 at Comix Connection, and we expect all of you to show up!  I mean, c'mon, we're handing out FREE COMIC BOOKS!  That's right, EVERYONE GETS TO PICK THREE FREE COMIC BOOKS from our huge stash of special Free Comic Book Day 2015 comics!

BUT WAIT.  THERE'S MORE. 

Everyone gets to chose THREE COMIC BOOKS, PLUS you can pick additional comic books for each in-date food item donated to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and the York Rescue Mission! 

2 Cans of food donated: 3 FREE COMICS + 2 MORE FREE COMICS = 5 FREE COMICS
5 Cans of food donated: 3 FREE COMICS + 5 MORE FREE COMICS = 8 FREE COMICS
10 Cans of food donated: 3 FREE COMICS + 10 MORE FREE COMICS = 13 FREE COMICS
ET CETERA


And then there's the BIG SALE:

20% OFF ALL GRAPHIC NOVELS, COLLECTED EDITIONS and BOOKS, ALL POSTERS, ALL T-SHIRTS, ALL STATUES, ALL TOYS, ALL GAMES and GAMING ITEMS!

25% OFF OLDER BACK ISSUES ON THE WALL! 

ALL BIN COMICS $1.00 EACH!

ALL 2/99¢ COMICS 10¢ EACH!

SPECIAL GUESTS: 
IN YORK: From 11AM - 2PM: Artist Mike Hawthorne, WHO IS CURRENTLY KILLING DEADPOOL, and the awesome MAD MAGAZINE artist John Kovaleski!

IN MECHANICSBURG: From 11AM - 2PM: 
Artist Charles Fohrsman and Artist Kevin Graham

ALSO in Mechanicsburg from 11AM - 2PM: 
Elements of Garrison Carida of the 501st Legion Star Wars Costume Characters will be posing for pictures with you and gathering New In-The-Package STAR WARS toys to use in their charity donation work... BRING THEM SOME TOYS! 


FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2015 - Saturday May 2nd 20153!

Doors open at 9:00AM, close at 9:00PM! 

TWELVE FULL HOURS OF POP CULTURE GOODNESS!  DON'T MISS THE COMIC BOOK EVENT OF THE YEAR!

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Saddle Up, Spaceman!

If you've been missing Firefly (and who doesn't?), but you've already read Leaves on the Wind, I have good news and bad news! Bad news first: there's been no update on when we'll be getting another mini-series. The good news is, I've discovered a wonderful new comic that can deliver all those Old West/Science Fiction vibes you've been wanting anyway: Copperhead!
Set in the distant frontier of an alien planet in the 24th century, a new sheriff comes to the small, grimy mining town of Copperhead just in time to poke her nose into a brutal massacre. The story hits all the best beats of a classic western: there are angry natives, hillbilly family secrets, greedy outlaws, a disgruntled deputy, dangerous varmints, corrupt mining tycoons, a mysterious gunslinger, and a whole host of people who don't want to talk about their past.
Sheriff Clara Bronson just wants a safe new home for her son, but this dusty backwater isn't the law-and-order-abiding place she was hoping for, and nobody wants to follow the rules no matter how hard she tries to make them. Deputy Budroxifinicus ("Boo") thought the sheriff-job was his by rights, but he's seen as a second-class citizen by many due to his species, so now he's stuck nursemaiding a newcomer who doesn't know the town's ropes but thinks she ought to be in charge just because she's got the badge. Little Zekke Bronson wants to make friends and have fun but mom's rules keep him safe inside--until he decides he ought to try and help people in trouble just like ma, and gets in over his head. Those who run the copper mine have secrets of their own they want to keep, and the mother of all those dead green-blob-hillbillies wants vengeance without having to cooperate with the coppers. And as for the angry natives...well, they haven't given-up many of their secrets yet, so you'll just have to find out for yourself!
The first volume of Copperhead is out now, and the series is continuing to add more layers of dust to this old-fashioned future mining town and its less-than-lawful citizens every month. Having been a fan of the mythical "Old West" since childhood, this series is right up my alley with its intriguing new twists on classic themes, and I've tumbled head-over-bootheels for it. Hop aboard the train now before you're left at the station, and grab your copy of volume one today!

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Thursday, March 05, 2015

Hake's Americana & Collectibles Auction #214 now accepting bids!

Are you in the know? Did you realize that York, PA is the home of the premiere worldwide collectibles auction house? Have you ever heard of Hake's Americana & Collectibles?  If you like pop culture collectibles, HAKE'S AMERICANA Auctions should be one of your first stops. They consistently list some of the most amazingly cool and hard-to-find items from the entire spectrum of collecting, from political buttons to celebrity clothing items and everything in between. It's always a real treat to look through their massive thrice-annual catalogs...

How about THIS?


BATMAN CARDED MEGO ACTION FIGURE WITH VINYL CAPE VARIATION


Or THIS?


DR. EVIL LAB KIT DELUXE BOXED SET


How about THIS?



STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI TRI-LOGO YAK FACE ON CARD

 And THIS!



SUPERMAN PROMOTIONAL SIGN ANNOUNCING 1940 SUNDAY PAGE DEBUT IN CLEVELAND "PLAIN DEALER" NEWSPAPER


Or even THIS

CAPTAIN MARVEL POWER SIREN COMPLETE WHISTLE DISPLAY

And then THIS!


IDEAL OFFICIAL BATMAN & JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA PLAY SET BOX IN CHOICE CONDITION


And of course THIS!


MARVEL SUPER HERO EXPRESS" RARE WIND-UP TRAIN BY MARX.

These few items are just a tiny handful of the THOUSANDS of items found in the fantastic Hake's auctions!

CLICK HERE to go to the main page of Hake's Americana Auction #214! It's amazing the depth and breadth of cool items they turn up. Go poke around and see what you find... and place some bids if you can't live without something. It's easy and fun! And tell 'em the folks at Comix Connection sent you!

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

THIS WEEKEND, FANGIRLS AND FANBOYS!

In case you've been asleep all week:
 




THIS WEEKEND: EVERYTHING IN BOTH STORES (except gift cards and vending machine items) is a STAGGERING TWENTY-SEVEN PERCENT OFF this weekend!




That's right, due to Comix Connection's weather-driven early closure last weekend during our fabulous TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY SALE, we've decided that the best way to truly show our appreciation to all the fans out there was to REPEAT THE SALE THIS WEEKEND for those who missed it!






SO COME ON OUT THIS WEEKEND AND HELP US CELEBRATE TWENTY-SEVEN FANTASTIC YEARS OF COMICAL FUNNYBOOK GOODNESS BY SNAGGING AWESOME BARGAINS... EVERYTHING IS TWENTY-SEVEN PERCENT OFF ALL WEEKEND!

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

IT'S HAPPENING AGAIN!


Confused?  Don't be... we're celebrating our TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY AGAIN!

That's right, due to Comix Connection's weather-driven early closure last weekend during our fabulous TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY SALE, Ned, Bill and the Comix Connection Counter Monkeys decided that the best way to truly show our appreciation to all the fans out there was to REPEAT THE SALE THIS WEEKEND for those who missed it!




WE'RE EXTENDING THE TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY SALE WHERE EVERYTHING IN BOTH STORES IS TWENTY-SEVEN PERCENT OFF TO INCLUDE THIS WEEKEND, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH AND SUNDAY, MARCH 1ST!

 



THAT'S RIGHT... EVERYTHING IN BOTH STORES (except gift cards and vending machine items) is a STAGGERING TWENTY-SEVEN PERCENT OFF this weekend!

Stop in and grab some deals... it won't get any better than this.  At least until NEXT YEAR!  :)

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

ANNOUNCING COMIX CONNECTION'S TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY SALE 2.0!

If you were like THIS last weekend when we closed early on Saturday because of the wintry weather during our fabulous TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY SALE where EVERYTHING IN BOTH STORES IS A WHOPPING TWENTY-SEVEN PERCENT OFF:


Then you should now be like THIS now:



BECAUSE WE'RE EXTENDING THE TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY SALE WHERE EVERYTHING IN BOTH STORES IS TWENTY-SEVEN PERCENT OFF TO THIS WEEKEND, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH AND SUNDAY, MARCH 1ST!

THAT'S RIGHT... EVERYTHING IN BOTH STORES (except gift cards and vending machine items) is a STAGGERING TWENTY-SEVEN PERCENT OFF this weekend too!

BEHOLD:





(Ignore the incorrect dates, it's this Saturday, February 28th and Sunday March 1st!)


THAT'S RIGHT... FOR TWO ENTIRE DAYS, EVERYTHING* IN BOTH STORES IS A WHOPPING TWENTY-SEVEN PERCENT OFF!  IT DOESN'T GET ANY BIGGER THAN THIS SALE 2.0!

UNLESS YOU'RE BILL MURRAY, THEN YOU'RE LIKE THIS:

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28th AND SUNDAY, MARCH 1ST!  BE THERE AGAIN!
 
Oh, and, THANKS FOR STICKING WITH US ALL THESE YEARS... we really appreciate it.  You folks are awesome and we couldn't do it without you all!


*SALE DOES NOT INCLUDE GIFT CARDS OR VENDING MACHINE ITEMS.  SPECIAL TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY DISCOUNT CAN NOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER DISCOUNTS OR COUPONS!

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