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For the past few months, we've been teasing a big change. And now it's here.
So something pretty wild happened this past weekend: We won the HARRY KREMER AWARD for Outstanding Comic Book Retailer. This was awarded as part of the Joe Shuster Awards, which recognizes outstanding achievement within the Canadian comic book industry each and every year. It still hasn’t fully sunk in. When we first found out about our nomination, we both had small panic attacks.
Hey folks – we all want you to know that there are some very big things coming to Variant Edition quite soon – and while we can’t tell you what the biggest thing is just yet, we’re going to be telling you about a change to the store that’s going to make things better for everyone going forward.
You may have noticed we’ve been pulling back on intake in regards to our used prose side of the shop. That’s mainly because we’ve been busier than ever with more customers, and are trying to find the time to process all those items. With our limited time, this hasn’t resulted in a lot of books going out on the floor. Often, when we dohave something prepped,...
Hey folks. Y’all know who we are. Probably. Maybe. We’re people who are doing our best, and learning as we go – ears open and willing to evolve. We hope we’ve provided a clear message about the space we manage, and everyone’s place in it. We’re not here for a week. We’re not here for a month. We’re here every day with actions to go...
Hey folks! We finally managed to get our hands on a copy of Danica’s interview from a few weeks ago on CBC Radio One’s Radio Active radio show! Listen in as she talks about the movie and female representation in media from the March 11th radio program.
A few months ago in a post that was swallowed by our website revamp, we regrettably announced a hiatus for many of our side projects here at Variant Edition… including our weekly newsletter, which was never quite weekly. Well folks, we’re proud to announce that The Variant Edition Regularity will be back starting bright and early on Wednesday, January 30th. Once again, it will be functioning more like a comics industry...
Variant Edition is your comic store. And now, you can help program the music we play there.
As of today, Variant Edition Comics will be taking over WTF+YEG’s book club. I’m honoured to have been involved with the group for almost 3 years. During that time, we developed a close relationship between not just myself, but the store. They held meetings at the shop and I gave them access to graphic novels, both in paper form and suggestions for future discussions.
New year, new site, new ideas. This is only the beginning.