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Special Boxing Day Edition of The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast features co-hosts Ed (Freaky Friday Fan) Evans, Allison (Superhero Girlfriend Expert) Eckel, and Glenn (The Gray Hulk) Walker, as they discuss the new comics out this week! You can see the show here, or check it out below.

Discussion featured in this week’s Special Spoiler Alert Skip Week episode includes: Happy Boxing Day, Justice League #15 and Aquaman #15, Before Watchmen Nite-Owl #4, Amazing Spider-Man #700 and Avenging Spider-Man #15.1, The Shadow Special #1, Crossed Badlands #20, Star Wars Omnibus Clone Wars Volume 3, Star Wars The Card Game from Fantasy Flight Games, open *danger* spoiler alert *danger* discussion of the above comics, especially Amazing Spider-Man #700 and the upcoming Superior Spider-Man, superhero girlfriend training, the Throne of Atlantis/Flashpoint connection, and deconstructing and compressing Justice League storytelling.

Be sure to check out the rockin’ All Things Fun! website, and the All Things Fun! Blogs, written by Allison and Glenn, featuring The Vidcast Drinking Game so you can play along at home, and watch ATF! on YouTube (don’t forget to subscribe to the channel while you’re there, and leave a comment or two on the Vidcast as well!).

And be back here every Wednesday (or Tuesdays at midnight) to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live every week at All Things Fun! – the South Jersey/Philadelphia area’s best comics, toys and gaming store, located in West Berlin, NJ. Don’t forget to visit us at Facebook!


The Biff Bam Popcast

Most of you know I am one of the co-hosts of the weekly All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast, and that I bother you folks with an announcement of each new episode every Wednesday. Now the video takeover of the internet continues…

Now I’m also appearing on the Biff Bam Popcast on a semi-weekly basis now too. This show goes out live Thursday evenings at 9:00 PM EST and can be found here.

This one is not just comics, we take on the entire world of pop culture, including movies, music, television, and comics too. And don’t forget to check out the Biff Bam Pop! website itself!

Tomorrow Is Free RPG Day

Free RPG Day 2012 is tomorrow – Saturday, June 16th. All Things Fun! will be participating in the event at noon and at 4 PM. Entry is free! Here are the details:

Come out and join us this Saturday, 6/16 for Free RPG Day at All Things Fun! We’ll be hosting a slew of Role Playing Game events in support of this worldwide celebration of Role Playing Games (RPGs).

Doors open at 11 AM and we’ll have a limited supply of FREE items (limit 2 items per person while supplies last). And then starting at Noon and 4 PM we’ll be running a number of different Role Playing Games including: Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, DC Comics Adventures, Cosmic Patrol, Shadowrun and more. Entry into these events is also FREE!

We will also be running raffles for some cool RPG Day goodies during the day.

So, if you’ve been curious or if you’d like to check out some of the Role Playing Games this is your chance.

Come on out to All Things Fun! and enjoy!

The Last Minute Midnight Madness Sale!

Join us Friday, December 23rd that’s tonight from 11:00 PM to 1:00 AM as the gang at All Things Fun! hosts our Annual Last Minute Madness Sale & Signing Event. We’ll have huge savings on those last minute gifts or get something fun for yourself. Everything in the store will be on sale. Most items will be at least 30%* off and we’ll have some great Doorbuster Specials and the new Wheel of Prizes!

We’ll also have artists on hand selling sketches and original artwork. Not to mention the holiday cookies and hot chocolate. Be sure to join us for our last chance to celebrate the season with your friends at All Things Fun!

Spin the ATF Wheel of Prizes!

For every $75 spent (before tax) you get one free spin on the All Things Fun! Wheel of Prizes. What will you win from the Wheel of Prizes? Maybe nothing, but you might also win free All Things Fun! Gift Certificates or Gift Certificates to some of our favorite Independently Owned Retailers including Tunes, Cool Dog Café Gift Cards or wrapped gifts from under our tree!

Join us for the Sales, Signings and Holiday Fellowship!

Friday Night (12/23) from 11pm to 1am ONLY!

Doorbuster Specials Include*:

Lupus In Tabula
(Werewolf Party Game)
Reg. $19.99

Just $2.99
That’s 85% off!

Nightfall & Nightfall Martial Law
(Horror themed Deck Building Games)
Reg. $79.98

Just $19.99**
That’s 75% off

All Specials are While Supplies Last. Sorry, No reserves, rain checks, reservations or subscriptions, special orders, discounts or promotions apply. All items must be in-stock. Some exclusions apply.

** Must purchase both games to get the sale price. Single price for each game $39.99.

Artists & Creators scheduled to appear:

Neil Vokes
Bryan J.L. Glass
Mark Poulton
Tony DiGerolamo
Bob Petrecca
Tom Schloendorn
Chris Moreno

And if you’re not in the South Jersey/Philadelphia area, and still want to get in on the fun, ATF! Vidcasters Allison Eckel and Glenn Walker will be chatting with the above comics creators LIVE from 11:00 PM to 1:00 AM at the regular Vidcast website:!

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The FoodMachine Charity Event

If you love playing WarMachine, or you just want to help folks in need this holiday season, you should bring your canned goods down to All Things Fun! this week through the big day on November 13th. That the date of this year’s FoodMachine Charity Event.

The WarMachine Gaming Tournament begins at noon on November 13th, with an entry fee of 15 cans of food for charity. Prizes have been donated by local businesses including Tunes, Vision Center II, Bottino’s Shop-Rite, AKA Recording, Screen Gems, and All Things Fun!

So come on out and help your neighbors this holiday season by bringing down some canned foods for ATF!’s 2011 Foodmachine Charity Tournament & Food Drive on Sunday, November 13th. The doors open at 10 AM, and the game begins at Noon. More details can be found at the fabulous new All Things Fun! website here.

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The Non-Gamer’s Gamer’s Blog

Just a bit of shameless self-promotion here today. Some of you know, and some of you don’t know, but this isn’t my only blog, nor my only outlet of rage and ignorance. I also blog elsewhere on the innerwebs.

One of those other places is The Non-Gamer’s Gamer’s Blog. It was a project I came up with a while ago to keep myself from becoming a bum. You see the theory is that the only thing that keeps a freelance writer from officially becoming a bum is the ownership of a gaming system. With a gaming system in the house, I had to do something – blogging about it – to keep me from bumship.

So here is The Non-Gamer’s Gamer’s Blog, described as “A forty-something non-gamer gets a PlayStation 3 and tries to get up to speed, reviewing games and posting random thoughts about the electronic gaming world.”

If you so dare, you can enjoy it here.

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The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for 10-19-2011

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live in a real comics and gaming store in West Berlin, NJ – All Things Fun! – co-hosts Ed (The Doctor) Evans, Allison (Amy) Eckel and Glenn (the tin dog) Walker discuss the new comics out this week in two fun video segments, now in high definition, and also available on YouTube. See it here!

The first segment includes discussion of the following topics: Fear Itself #7 and its side titles, new Avengers teams, which Hawkeye?, awesome sauce, why Justice League is like heroin, Wonder Woman #2, Supergirl #2, and geekgasm – Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes #1.

The discussion continues in segment two including: Ed’s Marvels, including the X-Men titles, John Constantine one of two ways, Dark Horse Presents #5, John Carter of Mars, Mass Effect, 30 Days of Night #1, Superior # 6, Doctor Who #10, Allison’s kids comics including Tiny Titans # 45, Kevin Smith’s Bionic Man #3, Ed’s trades, and The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor. Mmmm… brains…

Be sure to check out the All Things Fun! website, and the All Things Fun! Blogs, by Allison and Glenn, and ATF! on YouTube.

And be back here every Wednesday morning at 11:30 AM EST to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

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The All Things Fun! Live Comics Vidcast

Every Wednesday morning at 10:30 AM Eastern Standard Time, you can check out the All Things Fun! Live Comics Vidcast. Join co-hosts Ed Evans, Allison Eckel and Glenn Walker as they discuss the new comics out each week as well as trends in comic book entertainment. And it’s all done live from a real comics, toys and game shop in South Jersey – All Things Fun!

Allison takes on DC Comics, with a special focus on Brightest Day, and brings us into The Batcave with her thoughts on the Batman family of titles. Glenn examines Marvel Comics, spotlighting the Avengers, and Ed tackles everything else with a lean toward the independent and trade paperback scene. They also talk about the comics-oriented toys, action figures and games of the week.

And while the show is broadcast live every Wednesday morning, it can be seen throughout the week at the website, along with every episode previously. And don’t forget to check out Glenn and Allison on the All Things Fun! Blogs.

Today’s episode is online now, check it out here. Don’t forget to check out ATF!’s gaming podcast here. Please follow All Things Fun! on Twitter and like them on Facebook.

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ATF! Podcast Returns

The All Things Fun! Podcast is back!

Season 2: Episode #6 – Back in the Saddle

Join Ed Evans, Wes Hitchins and Jess Williams as they return to the airwaves after a long break in this game-centric episode. The gang reviews Letter of Marque from Fantasy Flight Games, San Francisco Cable Car from Queen Games and Pony Express from Funforge.

Wes interviews game designer Bruno Faidutti. Jes spills the beans about the All Things Fun! Live Vidcast at the next All Things Fun! Game Auction and Ed announces the first All Things Fun! Facebook Contest. Win free stuff just for being a fan!

You can send feedback to or online at You can also call our new feedback voicemail number 1(856)448-GAME(4263).

Direct download: ATFPodcast_S2_Ep06_06_21_10.mp3

Wes and Jess record a quick promo to let everyone know about the Used Game Auction being held at All Things Fun! on Sunday, June 27, 2010 at noon.

Can’t make it to All Things Fun! for the Auction? That’s okay! Wes and Jes will be hosting out first LIVE Vidcast during the auction. Watch Ed auction off the games live as Wes and Jes make fun of him!

Please visit for details on how to connect to the live feed and participate in the conversation.

And don’t forget to check out the All Things Fun! Blogs by Allison Eckel and Glenn Walker.


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Free Comic Book Day 2010

Tomorrow – May 1, 2010 – is Free Comic Book Day!

Free Comic Book Day is a single day – the first Saturday in May each year – when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE (Check with your local shop for their participation and rules.) to anyone who comes into their stores.

Here’s a list of the comics being given away this year, and here’s how to find your local comic book shop!

Don’t forget to check with your local library that may be celebrating Free Comic Book Day as well, and especially drop by my favorite comic shop, All Things Fun! if you’re in the South Jersey/Philadelphia area – they’re not only having a sale, but snacks, games, events, Batman and Imperial Stormtroopers! Check it out here.

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