Showing posts from September, 2009

Post SPX Highlights

herpesisfunny, originally uploaded by sugarfreak. Thanks to everyone who came out Friday night! It was a good time.

SPX highlights:

Benn has a new best friend.

I was mistaken for Laura Park several times (and people love her!).

Ignatz Award Winners

The Nerdlinger Awards will be up soon.

Julia and Emily like cake.

And of course, we got a crapload of comics!

Bar Bacon Comics

barbaconcomic, originally uploaded by sugarfreak. After our pre-SPX party tonight, try hitting up Baltimore's Best Comedy Night, Bar Bacon Comedy. Starts at 11pm at the Golden West Cafe.

Festival Weekend

Events galore this weekend!

Not only our own huge pre-SPX party Friday night (starts at 7pm), but these festivals are all taking place:

Small Press Expo
Horrorfind Weekend
Baltimore Book Festival

From China Martens, author of The Future Generation, this word of events at the Book Festival:

"This year we are excited to have a whole day for Zine Festivities! The Zine Bazaar will take place Friday the 25th beginning at Noon and going all day until 6pm. The Zine Bazaar will be located in the events tent of the Radical Bookfair Pavilion. The Bazaar will be a whole day to swap, sell, trade and read zines. Confirmed Speaker/Tablers include: China Martens (The future Generation), Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness, After the Fall distro, Jenna Brager (Sassyfrass Circus)and Pitch Black Rage."

Friday: 2 PM - "How to Make Zine" @ The Zine Bazaar with China Martens
Saturday: 3 PM - Kids Read Out Loud Story Hour w/ Baltimore Childcare Collective

Atomic Fiction Series

atomicfictionseries, originally uploaded by sugarfreak. We're starting a new Reading Series concentrating on fiction.

More info to come but the first event will be October 8th with Tao Lin's new book Shoplifting From American Apparel and Rupert Wondolowski's recent releaseThe Origin Of Paranoia As A Heated Mole Suit.

Best of Baltimore

The CityPaper's Best of Baltimore issue is out and Hampden is well represented!

Best Independent Bookstore - us!

Best Women's Clothing Store - doubledutch boutique

Best Sex Shop - Sugar

Best Place to Watch Couples Melt Down - (Outside) of Sugar

Best Place to Buy New Furniture - Red Tree

Best Cuff Links - Dreamland

Best Wine Store - The Wine Source

Best Photo Source - Service Photo

Best Comic Book Store - Amazing Spiral

Best Place to Buy Vinyl - True Vine

Best Comedy Night - Bar Bacon Comedy

Best Bartendar - Tiffany Houchins

Lulu Eightball V2

lulueightballv2, originally uploaded by sugarfreak. Lulu Eightball Volume 2 just came in the door!

Comic Day

aperiodic comic, originally uploaded by dinakelberman. Normally, Wednesdays are Comic Book Day. The day new comics (those floppies) are delivered to comic book stores & bookstores around the country.

But because of the holiday, today is Comic Book Day.

Benn's new strip of overheards, Said What?, started on bthesite today, too.

And here are the results of the CityPaper's Comic Contest.

Dunny 2009 - Tonight!

devildunny, originally uploaded by sugarfreak. Bob just got that Devil Dunny tattoo yesterday up the street at Have Fun Be Lucky and sent me the photo!

The new Dunnys are here and on sale!

Trading party is tonight!

Sale & Celebrated Summer

Hampdenfest is this Saturday! Come out to the Avenue and hang out with us!

We'll be having a HUGE sale in our back room - 30-80% off on books, toys, comics and more.

For every purchase over $20 we'll give you a free blind boxed toy (it's become a Hampdenfest tradition for us). One per customer!

And as an added treat, Celebrated Summer will be joining us. They'll be set out front with crates of their awesome record selection - new and used. Tony Pence will be there to buy your used records as well.

Awesome bands, Brewer's Art beer, rain or know how we do.

Ace of Cakes Book Party

aceofcakesbooklaunch, originally uploaded by sugarfreak. Ace of Cakes, the Baltimore-based Food Network show, is coming out with their first cookbook. So we're having a party!

The staff of Charm City Cakes will be here to sign your copy of the book, which is available for pre-order now.

More info to come!

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep - September Reading Club Pick

This month for Reading Club, we're reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick.

Discussion will be the last Wednesday of the month, here at Atomic, 7-9pm!