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  #PickThree is Variant Edition’s comic book recommendation game, played whenever we have some moments to spare, and during (almost) every episode of Recommendation Radio. The rules are simple: you give us the name of any three books and/or tv shows and/or movies that you like, and we’ll recommend a comic series or graphic novel that we think you’ll really enjoy. Every so often, we’ll grab some of our best, and make a post about the recommendation process right here at our blog.  Keep an eye out for the request for #PickThree suggestions, and one of yours could be featured here!...

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It's a new era here at Variant Edition Comics + Culture, and fall will soon be upon us. We've got a lot happening this week, as we continue to settle into our new space (10132 - 151 Street!) and prepare for this week's great big Community Clothing Swap. We're also still waiting on Telus to stop by and hook up our internet, as well as Diamond to deliver the point of sale system we ordered over a month ago, but hey, what's a big move without a couple of hiccups that are beyond your control? Anyway, in addition to all of the post-move clean up, we're...

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Happy long weekend everyone! It’s been a while since our last full business update, so we figured we’d send out a sleepy communication through our exhausted collection of limbs and features. That’s a way normal humans communicate things, yes? Yes. [caption id="attachment_348824" align="aligncenter" width="225"] A look at the space in the very early days of painting.[/caption] Sunday, Aug 28th After a long night of conducting a quick inventory (which spilled into Sunday morning) the store was packed and ready to move. We put the word out to the community in hopes that folks would be around to help a bit with the moving process...

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Hey all - a mighty quick one today as we continue to build a brand new store! (Look for some posts about that in the coming days). No fun insights, only wishes for sleep and coffee. Please note: While we are now operating in the new space, our internet and point of sale system are not. Turns out, even when you start these processes weeks and weeks in advance, others will find a way to slow things up. Anyway, until Telus gets their butts in gear, we are cash and credit only. And until the new point of sale system arrives, we can't check...

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Hello everyone, and welcome to our last week at the current location! Yes, that's right, on Saturday August 27th, Danica and I are waving good-bye to this space that we called home for a little over a year, and are picking up stakes and heading out west. As of Wednesday, August 31st, you'll be able to find us at our new location - 10132, 151 Street - and while we'll be tired, we'll certainly be happy to be starting the next chapter of Variant Edition will all of you alongside us. Until then, our big Moving Sale is still happening, all the way til our very last day in this location! The...

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It’s that time of year again! The seasons are beginning to change, and just because Variant Edition is in a new location, that doesn’t mean the events will stop. Nope, in fact, we’ll be having more! Brandon and I will be kicking off our tenure in the new space with an expanded swap meet. The same rules apply as before, but we’re holding it over an entire weekend! On Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11, the swap will be open to all. Please bear with me, I’m still looking for a charity to donate the remaining items, but am taking suggestions...

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Hey there everyone. It's a beautiful Wednesday, and we are just two short weeks away from opening in our brand new location - at 10132 151 Street here in Edmonton, Alberta! There's a lot that we have to do before then, and we're hoping you'll be able to help us out with one of the bigger problems we'll have: moving. Turns out, when you move, you have to take everything you have with you. Suffice to say, we'd like to move a whole lot less when the time comes...

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Hello all, and welcome to another week of great comics and pop culture. We're just a little over two weeks away from re-opening in our new space, and we're pretty excited. You'll be finding out even more details about the move this week - including two pretty amazing announcements. But until then, we have some new comics to sell! What follows is a list of everything coming out this Wednesday. If you see something you want, just let us know, and we'll set a copy aside for you! NEW RELEASES - SINGLE ISSUES AETHER AND EMPIRE #5 ALIENS DEFIANCE #3 ALL NEW INHUMANS #10 ALL NEW WOLVERINE #11 CW2 AQUAMAN #5 BACK TO...

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First off, we’d like to thank everyone who has come into the store and contacted us to congratulate us on the upcoming changes. When you start a small business, you have certain plans in mind, and you never know just where life will take you. As it happens, this year we’re moving in a different direction. We’re moving to Canora. A photo posted by stonyplainroadbrz (@stonyplainroadbrz) on Jul 3, 2013 at 1:53pm PDT As of August 31st, 2016, you’ll be able to find your favourite comic shop at 10132 151st Street NW - just a hair north of Stony Plain Road. As...

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Hello everyone, and welcome to another week of pop culture excitement here at Variant Edition! As you discovered last week, Danica and I will be moving Variant Edition Comics + Culture over to the west end of Edmonton while Brendan keeps the current digs cozy with a to-be-named shop of his very own. Well, on Wednesday, we'll be announcing just where we'll be, and we couldn't be more excited to share the news with you. But until then...

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