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Posted on May 2nd 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Blog Quest, Game Store, Game Quest, Bureaucracy, Municipal




If you've been following my blog for a while, you may remember that nearly two years ago my business butted heads with my local city government. Once we successfully put that behind us, I was hoping to not hear from them again outside of renewing my business license each year. Turns out that was just wishful thinking.....


Continue reading Blog Quest: Crabmaster vs The City Round 2



Posted on Dec 1st 2015 at 12:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Blog Quest, Video Game, Game Store, Charity, Child Development Center, Tournament, Fundraising



Once every few years, I've been able to attend local gaming events. Four years ago, I was able to compete in a small King of Fighters XIII tournament. Several years prior to that, I was able to compete in a few local Guitar Hero III events. Outside of that, it's been a wasteland for local gaming events up here. With our new location, we've been able to schedule video gaming events much more frequently and have been building our competitive communities. But none of this is on the scale to which I've been craving for years.

After our bylaw issues last year, it was very interesting to see that I could use my platform of Game Quest to reach a fair-sized audience of local gamers. So with some help from friends and the community in general, I've been working to bring about the largest scale competitive video game event that my city has ever seen. Beyond just having a cool gaming event, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to show our wider community that gamers can be great citizens and break some of the stigmas that surround gamers at the same time.


Continue reading Blog Quest: It's For The Children



Posted on Nov 4th 2015 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Blog Quest, Game Store, Video Games, Board Games, Card Games, D and D, Miniatures



Two years ago, we started Game Quest exclusively as a video game store. Now that we have the space, we've jumped into all sorts of other games. Many of these, like Magic and a lot of board games, I've played and am very comfortable with, but as we keep getting requests and bring in new products to try, I find myself exploring all sorts of new games, many of which have turned out to be a ton of fun!!


Continue reading Blog Quest: Look at all these games!!!



Posted on Oct 2nd 2015 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Blog Quest, Staff Members, Employees, Hiring, Game Store, Video Games



We've all heard that old chestnut at one point or another during our lives: "It takes a village to raise a Game Store". I've learned firsthand how true that is over the last couple years though.....


Continue reading Blog Quest: The Crew



Posted on Sep 2nd 2015 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Game Quest, Blog Quest, Game Store, Moving, Business, Video Games, Reseller



After a great showing at our local fan convention and nearly two years in our tiny downtown location, we were starting to feel more cramped than ever in our store. It had felt small very early on, but it was just getting worse and worse as we had more customers and product coming in. Especially, since we wanted to add tabletop games in a significant way and didn't have the space to do it properly. It was feeling more and more like it was time to start shopping around for a new home for Game Quest!


Continue reading Blog Quest - Location Scouting



Posted on Jul 2nd 2015 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Blog Quest, Game Quest, Game Store, Video Games, Convention, Celebrities,



A couple years ago my wife and I were fortunate enough to attend our first ever Fan Convention in Calgary, Alberta. I was very excited and prior to the event, I had my wife watch through a plethora of nerdy movies so that she would be well-versed on many of the attending celebrity guests. I knew it was something I'd enjoy, but I wasn't sure my wife would find enough to keep her entertained for the entire three days. Much to my delight, she seemed to enjoy herself as much as I did. From checking out the amazing cosplay, to taking in the often hilarious speaking panels, to meeting strange new people while waiting in line for autographs, and even embarrassing herself while speaking with her childhood crush, Sean Patrick Flanery (she was a big fan of Young Indiana Jones), we both had one of the best weekends we have ever spent together.

Much to our delight, we learned that our own city was scheduled to host a fan convention, aptly named Northern FanCon! This time though we had the unique option of attending as a vendor as opposed to a typical guest.


Continue reading Blog Quest: Un"Convention"al Appearance - Part I



Posted on Oct 31st 2014 at 12:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Blog Quest, Game Quest, Game Store, Microplay

Why would a person want to open a video game store and how does that idea go from conception to reality? That question has a nearly endless amount of possible answers. But here is one answer to that question.....


Young Crabmaster getting his first dose of Nintendo




Continue reading Blog Quest: What?!?! No Game Stores??


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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