Friday, August 29, 2014

Transformers: Windblade Artist Sarah Stone at Creative Women Mini-Con 2014

Sarah Stone, Artist
We're over-the-top excited to announce that Sarah Stone, the phenomenal artist on the Transformers: Windblade mini-series, will be a guest at our Creative Women Mini-Con on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

Meet Sarah Stone


Sarah is a new comic artist and illustrator currently working for IDW's Transformers series. Her first work can be seen on the Transformers: Windblade series, and her continued work can be found on covers for Transformers: PRIMACY, Legends of Baldur's Gate, and more.

Her next project will be the next Windblade series coming out in 2015.

Transformers cover art by Sarah Stone
September 2014 Previews cover by Sarah Stone

Before her comic work Sarah worked in the game industry, most recently serving as an Art Director for Gaia Online's mobile and web departments where she did concept art and character illustrations for games such as Monster Galaxy Exile, Heralds of Chaos, and Hordes of Nords.

To view Sarah's artwork, visit her blog, Monster Boys & Robots, or connect with Ms. Stone on Twitter, @fayren.

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 11 am - 4 pm (the store will be open until 8pm)
Location: Empire's Comics Vault, Sacramento (Map | Yelp)

Artist Sarah Stone with cosplayers
Sarah with Transformers cosplayers
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Food On Fulton: Field House American Sports Pub

Field House American Sports Pub nachos
Steak nachos and beer
Restaurant: Field House American Sports Pub, 1310 Fulton Ave., Suite D, Sacramento, CA 95825, 916-487-1045

Distance: 5 min. walking distance

Best Features: 12 TVs, darts, shuffleboard table, good food, mix of favorite and local beers, Happy Hour Mon - Fri 3-6pm, good food.

Hey, there, comic book fans, we have a place we think you'll like for food and beer and good times, and it's right here on Fulton Avenue. Enjoy.

Everything You Need in a Sports Bar

This is a place you can take a bunch of friends to hang out, have some beers, some good eats, and one bang up good time. Whether you want a booth, a high table, a low table, a bar stool, a bench, indoor or outdoor, or a long-high-table, it's there. Make your self at home.

Field House Sports Bar Arden-Arcade
Darts room + couches
If you want lower prices, go at happy hour. The regular prices aren't outrageous. It's what you'd expect to pay, and best of all, the food is delicious and playful.

Lots o'Nachos


Even in Ben's blurry picture you can tell that the nachos present well. It's pretty. And pretty delicious. None of our usual complaints here. The bean to chip ratio was excellent. The steak to chip ratio was good; although more steak is always better.

And we enjoyed a dark brew to boot. Well, at least two. 
Field House American Sports Pub Arden-Arcade
Shuffleboard table

Overall, our experience matches what we see and read on Field House's Yelp page. They own a solid average of four stars out of 50 reviews. Keep in touch with them on Facebook. We're looking forward to trying more from the menu.




Friday, August 8, 2014

Doctor Who Premiere Party in Sacramento at Stirling Bridges Pub and Restaurant

Painting of Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who
Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who
by Jeremy Rathbone, 2014
On Saturday, August 23, SacGeeks.com takes over Stirling Bridges Restaurant and Pub for a viewing of the Doctor Who premiere, featuring Doctor no. 12, Peter Capaldi.

It'll be a night of fun and games and adventure and food and drink and vendors and fundraising for Shriner's Children's Hospital. More than 100 people are expected. Maximum capacity is 300.

For complete details visit SacGeeks.com's event listing on Meetup or Facebook.

Note: If you can't make that, or if you want to see it again, check it out on the big screen at local theaters on Monday, August 25, 2014. Here's a link to the Doctor Who premiere at Century Theaters  on Ethan Way. It's the theater nearest Empire's Comics Vault.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Stocktoncon features Ben Schwartz, indie panel and Sacramento creatives

Empire's Comics Vault's owner, Ben Schwartz, will participate in an Indy Publishing Panel discussion with Justin Orr, Jusscope Press, and Hainanu Saulque, aka, Nooligan, at this weekend's Stocktoncon.

In addition to running Empire's Comics Vault, Ben also publishes comics via ECV Press.

From what we've read on the Recordnet.com article,
"Pop culture event grows to two days in third year", this is going to be two days of pop culture awesomeness -- yes, we said, "AWESOMENESS."

Empire's Art Gallery features Jeremy Rathbone in August

Artist Jeremy Rathbone
Artist Jeremy Rathbone and Boba Fett.

Artist of the Month: August 2014

Artist Jeremy Rathbone, from Sacramento, CA, will be featured in Empire’s Art Gallery for the month of August 2014, starting Tuesday, August 12.

Jeremy works in digital and acrylics and is well known for his Zombot collection. He enjoys science fiction and horror themes or a mashup of the two. He frequently displays at local galleries and conventions.

At Stocktoncon

This Saturday and Sunday he’ll exhibit at Stocktoncon, taking place at Stockton Arena. 

View more of Jeremy’s art in Empire’s Art Gallery or via @JeremyRathbone on Instagram

Watch EmpiresComics.com for more information about Stocktoncon. 
One of four new prints available at Stocktoncon.
Batman by Jeremy Rathbone

Monday, August 4, 2014

Rumluck Release Party on Friday, August 8


Our Captain Dylan Hunt Welcome Party is this Friday, August 8, 2014 from 5-8 pm. 

That same night, right on top of that event, we're hosting a Rumluck Release Party in the shop, starting at 6 p.m.

If you supported local artist Hainanu Salque's Rumluck project, you'll be able to come by and pick up your copy. 

Please note that copies will *not* be on sale. ONLY those who supported the project and qualified for a book will be able to obtain one. Prints by the artist will be on sale to the public.

Dylan Update: Our poor pup has been sick, so we're not sure she'll make it. If she's up for it, however, then she will be there. We will continue with the refreshments and the sale. Also, Rolly will be present.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Crew

Thank you, Empire's fans! You really made a showing at last night's movie! Wow. And from the looks of the video we made you really loved it. Here's a photo from the night as a souvenir. Can't wait for Guardians 2, but there are so many great movies ahead for us before that.

Guardians of the Galaxy on July 31, 2014. Thanks for a great time.

If you are reading this and didn't make it last night, we hope you'll seriously consider joining us next time.

p.s. If you're in this picture, stop by to pick up the Rolly Buttons you earned!