September 27, 2017 / by Eric

Yes! That’s right! It’s time for everyone’s favorite convention, GeekGirlCon! And, like we do for all of our favorite conventions, we’ve got special events leading right up to it for all of our participants coming into town and looking to get into the spirit early!
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Starting with Geek Girl Trivia on Thursday night featuring a range of geek and girl related topics and one of your last chances to actually win GCC passes just for knowing stuff!

Then, on Friday, after you’ve set up your booth and are ready for a late lunch and/or early drinking (Hey, we’ve all been there. The Raygun is a Judgement Free Zone, okay!) our friends from Runic Games are setting up their Hob Happy Hour for you featuring four stations of play and food and drink specials for all GCC pass and ticket holders! Say, did I mention that we have pizza?!
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And, on Saturday Morning, well, what we call morning and most civilized folks call “noon,” we’ll be hosting our Ixalan Draft Day featuring great women-officiated play against fun, accepting, local players from a range of genders and ethnicities that, as a thank you for briefly leaving the Convention Center proper, is $5 off for all GCC pass holders!

Plus! Beer, pizza, espresso, pinball and so much more, every day from noon to 11pm (1am on Fridays & Saturdays!), all just a short walk away from the convention in our amazing all ages space in Seattle’s historic Capitol Hill Neighborhood!
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Capitol Hill, where all the streets are paved with rainbows…

September 18, 2017 / by Eric

First up is our Ixalan Prerelease this weekend. We have 4 events total for this one; noon & 5pm on Saturday and noon & 5pm on Sunday. All still have some room available if you’d like to preregister. Cost is $30, $25 if you prepay by this Friday night.
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The weekend after that on Saturday, 09/30, (boy, this month blew by!) we have our Geek Girl Con Ixalan Release Drafts at noon & 4 for that anyone coming in from GCC (we’re just a short walk away!) gets $5 OFF of our usual $15 buy-in to join.
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Then, looking a little further out, the Wizards are releasing both a new Modern Icons and a new Unstable set and we’ll be drafting both; the former in November, the latter in December.sneaky
We’re also developing a Modern Tournament to benefit Gay City which we will announce details about soon and have our regular Wednesday Night Magic Modern Tournaments every week if you want to prepare for it yourself. All of these events and more can always be found on our Events Page if you have any further questions.
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October 28, 2015 / by Eric

As everybody knows from our frequent collaborations with Queer Geek Seattle, our hosting of Cosplay Seattle, our support for GeekGirlCon and our regulars’ notoriety for genderbent cosplay,

Yes. Oh, oh yes.

Yes. Oh, oh yes.


we are a fun, safe, place for people of all genders, sexualities, ethnicities and phenotypes to get together and play dress up.

And what better time to do that than Dia de los Muertos or its lesser known American cousin “Halloween.” Both of which are days that we will be open, slingin’ the beers, playin’ the pinball,

Like a champ, baby. Like. A. Champ.

Like a champ, baby. Like. A. Champ.

aaaand if you show up in costume, handing out free goodies. That’s right! We’re bringing back “the goodie bowl!” Come by in costume this Friday or Saturday and we’ll give you a FREE mini, collectible or rando thing that we found from our sweet, sweet bowl.

Ah, sweet bowls.

See you soon.

-Eric

October 08, 2014 / by Eric

In case any of you missed it over on the CHS Blog, the L|td Gallery is moving into the Raygun Lounge and we couldn’t be more thrilled.

Skylar is thrilled

Not only does this partnership help us meet our zoning requirements but with Black Coffee leaving, the L|td and the Art Primo Gallery both moving into the neighborhood, and True Love staying awesome right where they are, the corner of Pine and Crawford is about to become the pop culture art walk epicenter of Seattle.

"So that's Pine and Crawford then, is it?"

Pine and Crawford as seen from Tukwilla.

The L|td are working hard to get our new space ready for their first show Gods & Monsters featuring work by Augie Pagan and Raygun alumn Aaron Jasinski next Saturday, October 18th at 7pm.

Gods and Monsters

In the meantime, you can come by and see their progress anytime or meet them in person and check out some of their previous prints at our shared booth at GeekGirlCon this weekend.

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See you soon,

-Eric

October 15, 2013 / by Eric

Geek Girl Con

It’s GeekGirlCon at the Washington State Convention Center this weekend and we have three possible ways for you to participate this year.

First, you can simply go. Why not? It’s right down the street! You’re a woman. Or someone who respects and supports them. And you’re a geek. You are! Oh, okay, maybe you’re a nerd. Or a dweeb. Where’s that handy chart when I need it? Look my point is, own whatever you are and how you define yourself. Embrace it. Be out and be proud. Be you, whoever you are. Then go have some fun, make some friends and discover some new things around some shared interests at Geek Girl Con. Let your geek flag fly.

We have one day advance passes available at the shop for $20, full weekend passes available $35 and kids day passes available for only $5. Five dollars!!?! That’s some serious family entertainment value right there, let me tell you! We’re open every day from noon until 8pm from now until this weekend so you could pick them up whenever it’s convenient for you.

Second, if you’re more the hands-on behind-the-scenes type, we’ve got a couple of volunteer opportunities available this year. We could use one person to help us set up our booth on Friday and someone to check in on us a couple of times a day on Saturday and Sunday. None of these opportunities is particularly strenuous, all include a custom t-shirt and free pass for the day that you’re volunteering and provide a unique backstage view of the convention. If you’re interested, send an inquiry email to gammaraygamestore@gmail.com and let me know what your interests and availability are.

And thirdly, and finally, though we’re not throwing an official GGC welcome party this year, if you’re flying in from out of town on Friday and would like to check out our Raygun Lounge while you’re in town, we would love to have you join us for our One Year Anniversary and Kickstarter Fulfillment Party on Friday night.