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Posted on Jun 29th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Game Quest, Game Store, Convention, Retail, Events, Celebrities Guests, Community



Last time, I discussed things like setting up the temporary venue, running events, and planning. This time, I'll just discuss how I had fun enjoying the convention!

To make sure I got a chance to enjoy the convention a bit this year, I made sure to load up on support at the event. We had five Game Quest staff there over the entire weekend and typically 5-6 volunteers. We made sure to have our area fully supported so that if any of the people involved wanted to take in a panel, grab a signature, or just shop the vendors, we would be able to accommodate them.


Continue reading Blog Quest: Conventional Pleasure



Posted on Jun 15th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Game Quest, Game Store, Convention, Retail, Events, Celebrities Guests, Community



If you've been following my game store blogs since around this time last year, you may remember me writing about a local fan convention that we held in my city, the first we'd ever done. This year I got to play a bigger role in our second annual Northern Fan Convention. I thought I'd break my discussion of the event into two parts, since I got to participate as both a vendor/organizer and as a patron. For this entry, I'm going to talk about the business side of the event and then follow up with a discussion of the con as an attendee in my next blog.


Continue reading Blog Quest: Conventional Business



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 Apr 2nd 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Game Quest, Game Store, Video Games, Buy, Sell, Trade, Shoplifting, Stealing, Batman, Vigilantism



Running your own business can be very rewarding. It also comes with it's fair share of headaches. Shoplifting and theft is a constant problem for pretty much any retail establishment. Here are some of our stories regarding the subject.


Continue reading Blog Quest: Batman By Day, Game Store Owner By Night



Posted on Jan 2nd 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Game Quest, Game Store, Video Games, Charity, Child Development Center, Competitive Gaming, Tournament, Silent Auction, Tattoos


The Handsome Group of Organizers Responsible For Power Up Prince George


Being in a relatively small town and this being our first event, we decided that it would be best to make sure the operating costs were as low as possible so that our goals would be very obtainable. We wanted nothing more than to have a fun event that could be considered a success so that we could make it an annual event. With that in mind, we wanted to have at least 100 people attend the event at some point during the day and raise at least $2000 for the Child Development Center.

Long story short we exceed both of our goals. But you want the long story so click the link below........


Continue reading Blog Quest: It's For The Children - Part 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 Aug 1st 2015 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Game Quest, Game Store, Convention, Celebrities, Arcade, Board Games, Card Games, Tabletop Games



With the Northern Fan Convention setup all behind us, it was nearly time to kick open the doors and let the public in. A public that was still largely unaware that we existed. Even the ones that knew about us didn't know that we were getting into tabletop games. This was our chance to get people excited about us all over again and at the same time, get some feedback about our new merchandise before rolling it out in our store.


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



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 May 2nd 2015 at 12:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Game Quest, Game Store, City Council, Delegation, Politics



So you've been operating your retro game store for a few months now and things are going better than you could have hoped. Customers are happy, new stock is getting traded in on a regular basis, bank account is moving in the right direction. Nothing can bring you down. Cue Bylaw Enforcement Officer..........

Getting Political Part I
Getting Political Part II
Getting Political Part III




Continue reading Blog Quest: Getting Political - Part IV The Conclusion



Posted on Mar 2nd 2015 at 12:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Game Quest, City Hall, Bylaw, Secondhand, Game Store, Retail

So you've been operating your retro game store for a few months now and things are going better than you could have hoped. Customers are happy, new stock is getting traded in on a regular basis, bank account is moving in the right direction. Nothing can bring you down. Cue Bylaw Enforcement Officer..........



Continue reading Blog Quest: Getting Political - Part II



Posted on Feb 2nd 2015 at 12:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Game Quest, Game Store, Retail, City Council, Delegation, Politics, Second Hand, Pawn Broker, Video Games

So you've been operating your retro game store for a few months now and things are going better than you could have hoped. Customers are happy, new stock is getting traded in on a regular basis, bank account is moving in the right direction. Nothing can bring you down. Cue Bylaw Enforcement Officer..........



Continue reading Blog Quest: Getting Political - 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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