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  • Joel Cunningham 3:00 am on 2017/07/06 Permalink
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    Celebrate the Art of Cosplay During Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble 

    Even if you’ve never attended a fan convention, you’ve probably seen the impressive photos of fans decked out in all the regalia of their favorite pop culture heroes. From mainstream superheroes to obscure references to internet culture, the art of cosplay is quickly becoming a favorite way to prove your enthusiasm for your favorite pop culture fandoms—and it’s taking center stage at Barnes & Noble this year during Get Pop-Cultured!

    On July 29, select participating Barnes & Noble locations will host a Cosplay Celebration event the whole family can enjoy—whether you come dressed as your favorite character or are just looking to find out how you can join in the fun.

    The day begins with a Superhero Storytime for younger children. From there, the stores will play host to a convention-style event featuring a “how to” workshop for novice cosplayers, a cosplay parade, and a costume showcase. There will also be trivia, coloring activities, giveaways, and more*.

    Cosplay: a fun way to celebrate the fandoms you love—and show others how you really feel.

    * Contact your local participating Barnes & Noble store for more details.

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  • Joel Cunningham 4:00 pm on 2017/07/05 Permalink
    Tags: , bnstorefront-getpopcultured, comic convention collectible, diamond select toys, , funko pop!, tokidoki   

    Don’t Wait to Grab These Comic Convention Collectibles at Barnes & Noble 

    It’s nearly that time again, the time true collectors have been waiting for all year—when Barnes & Noble unveils this year’s crop of Comic Convention Collectibles.

    For the past several years during Barnes & Noble’s Get Pop-Cultured, we’ve debuted a collection of impossible-to-find items from your favorite pop culture brands, including Funko, Diamond Select Toys, and Tokidoki. Impossible-to-find, that is, unless you visit one of the major comic book conventions—or head to your local Barnes & Noble or BN.com. From addictive Funko Pops! to high-quality figurines for true aficionados, these enviable items all have one thing in common: they’re sure to sell out fast.

    This year, we’ll be offering six exclusive Funko Pop! figures available only at Barnes & Noble and San Diego Comic-Con. Though the Pops will be available online and in stores, if you head to your local Barnes & Noble, you can also grab a Funko Pop! poster, while supplies last.

    This year, we’ll also be featuring two exclusive items from Diamond Select Toys, makers of the finest pop culture collectibles; and another Comic-Con shared exclusive from Tokidoki.

    Of course, we can’t reveal what any of these items are until 3:00 A.M. EST on July 20, just as Comic-Con is kicking off in San Diego—so make sure to check back in then. Because if you sleep on it, it may be too late!


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  • Joel Cunningham 5:00 am on 2017/06/27 Permalink
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    Celebrate Get Pop-Cultured with These Great Offers at Barnes & Noble 

    It’s time for Get Pop-Cultured, Barnes & Noble’s annual celebration of fanboys, fangirls, and pop-culture! We’re celebrating in participating Barnes & Noble stores* on Saturday, July 29 with a day of events and activities highlighting the most cherished of fannish past-times—Cosplay! Plus, we’ve extended the party to last throughout July with a month’s worth of special promotions featuring some of your favorite pop culture fandoms.

    Check out the promotions timeline below, available both in stores and online!

    Marvel Graphic Novels (July 6-July 18)

    All Marvel graphic novels are buy two, get the third free!

    Yen Press Manga (July 6-August 1)

    All Yen Press manga are buy two, get the third free!

    DC Graphic Novels (July 19-August 1)

    All DC graphic novels are buy two, get the third free!

    Harry Potter (July 19-August 1)

    To celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday (and the 20th anniversary of the release of the first book in the series), all paperbacks in the Harry Potter series are 25 percent off!

    Build Your Pop-Culture Library (July 19-August 1)

    Stock your shelves with the best books ever written! All Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions are just $15.

    Comic Convention Collectibles (July 20-July 23)

    What exclusive Comic Convention Collectibles will be available at Barnes & Noble this year? We can’t tell you—yet. The full lineup won’t be revealed until 3 AM EST on July 20, so make sure to check back in then, before they’re all gone!

    *Select stores only. Check your local store for additional details.

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  • Jen Harper 2:30 pm on 2016/07/29 Permalink
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    Extend the Magic: Gift Ideas for Harry Potter Fans 

    It’s finally here! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts I & II arrives this weekend, and Barnes & Noble is throwing a huge party to celebrate the wonder of the wizarding world! We’re inviting readers everywhere to join us for a series of events and activities leading up to the midnight release of the new book, and continuing throughout the next day. All Muggles, witches, and wizards are welcome—so grab your wand, wear your house colors, and head to your local B&N store for games, giveaways, trivia, and more!

    And if you’re looking to extend the magic, check out our list of gift ideas sure to cast a spell on every Potter fan in your life.

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts I & II, by J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany
    This one is a given. The tale of the Boy Who Lived continues in this eighth original Harry Potter story—the first to be presented as a stage play, premiering in London’s West End on July 30, 2016. Set 19 years after the conclusion of the final book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the new story finds Harry now an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three children. And his youngest son, Albus, is struggling with the weight of his family’s legacy, as both father and son are forced to face some unfortunate dark truths in this highly anticipated release.

    Harry Potter: The Character Vault, by Jody Revenson
    The ultimate Harry Potter fan should have the ultimate encyclopedia focused on the characters’ transition from books to film. The Character Vault offers just that, giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at how Harry, Ron, Hermione, and the rest of the key players were developed from J.K. Rowling’s stories and brought to life theatrically. The book includes a profile on each character with design sketches and photographs of their costumes, wands, and other iconic props. Interviews with special effects experts, costume designers, makeup artists, and the cast round out the compendium.

    Harry Potter: Magical Places from the Films: Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and Beyond, by Jody Revenson
    Feel like you know places like Hogwarts and Diagon Alley as well as your own neighborhood? You’ll become a true local with this volume about all of the memorable places in Harry Potter’s world. The book takes readers through the enchanting sets and real-life scouting locations across England, Wales, and Scotland that later became the settings of Hagrid’s hut, Shell Cottage, the Hogwarts bridge, and more. With beautiful full-color photos and concept art, this book makes for a magical addition for any Harry Potter collection.

    Harry Potter: The Artifact Vault, by Jody Revenson
    A lot of talent went into making the Harry Potter movies, and not a detail was overlooked when it came to portraying this world on film—and that includes every last piece of enchanted candy, flying broom, potion bottle label, and Golden Snitch. In order to realize all of these important artifacts, a team of talented graphic artists, prop makers, and craftspeople took their tasks very seriously, paying attention to the smallest of details. The Artifact Vault memorializes their work with art and design concepts, full-color photographs, and more magical filmmaking secrets.

    Harry Potter Artefact Box
    Fans of the Harry Potter books and films will always hold the memories of these magical tales in their hearts, but it’s also nice to be able to hold some artifacts in your hands as well. With the Harry Potter Artefact Box, you can do precisely that. Harry’s box includes his Hogwarts acceptance letter, a Sirius Black wanted poster, and a Quidditch World Cup ticket, among other key items. Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger[EAN link to come] have their own separately sold boxes of artifacts, which respectively include things like a Gryffindor uniform stitched crest and a Gilderoy Lockhart signed photo.

    POP Rides: Harry Hogwarts Express Engine
    Every true Harry Potter fan knows that Hogwarts students typically arrive at the school via the Hogwarts Express, which leaves from Platform 9¾ of London’s King’s Cross Station. So it makes sense that this stylized vinyl Harry Potter POP figurine would roll up in the Hogwarts Express engine. Hermione’s figurine comes with a Hogwarts Express Traincar, and Ron’s comes with the Hogwarts Express Carriage. All aboard!

    Harry Potter Illuminating Wand
    According to Mr. Ollivander, the wand chooses the wizard. But now you can have a bit of magical control by selecting one of these enchanting Harry Potter–themed wands. With the Harry Potter Illuminating Wand—made of porcelain and wood—or the all-porcelain Hermione Granger Illuminating Wand, you won’t even have to say, “Lumos maxima!” to produce light from the wand’s tip (thanks to the magic of batteries). And the Remote Control Wand allows you to control music, TVs, DVD players, and more with just a flick of the wrist. Professor Flitwick would be so proud.

  • Ross Johnson 10:00 am on 2016/07/19 Permalink
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    Super-Powered Gift Ideas for Every DC Reader 

    The DC comic universe is full of heroes and villains (and plenty of characters that don’t quite fall into either group), We’re celebrating all of them during Get Pop-Cultured on Saturday, July 23.

    Your local Barnes & Noble is hosting a day of super activities for every DC fan. Show off your superhero skills with cosplay and coloring activities, and build your collection with a buy two, get one free offer on DC graphic novels. We’re also giving away a Harley Quinn & the Suicide Squad Special Edition Comic, featuring the anti-heroes from the upcoming Warner Bros. film, and you can pick up a chapter sampler of the DC Superhero Girls comic and a DC Essentials poster and bookmark set.

    Still looking for more? We’ve got books and toys for kids of all ages, and plenty for older fans too.

    Preacher Book One, by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon
    One of the seminal series from DC’s mature-reader Vertigo line, Preacher is an utterly insane series that’s now also a surprising hit TV show. Jesse Custer is a small-town Texas preacher who’d become disillusioned with his faith even before he became possessed by a force called Genesis, giving him the ability to make people do what he wants by simply telling them what to do. He sets off on a violent and bizarre tour of America with his pal Cassidy and girlfriend Tulip, searching for an absent deity and being hunted down by people who’d like to put his powers to much darker uses.

    Batman: The Killing Joke, by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland
    Another controversial classic that’s definitely not for little kids, Moore and Bolland’s Killing Joke was a huge part of the 1980s revitalization of Batman that brought on a new day (or night) for Gotham’s crusading detective. The Joker commits his greatest, ugliest crime as a way to teach Batman that anyone can go mad under the right circumstances, leading the Batman on a hunt that takes him to the Joker’s own dark soul. It’s here that we learn the Joker’s origin, maybe, and find that the line between hero and villain is shockingly thin.

    Suicide Squad Vol. 1: Kicked in the Teeth (The New 52), by Adam Glass and Federico Dallocchio
    It’s a brand-new day for DC’s Task Force X, a team of villains and losers with powers who have been given the chance to make good—or at least to get their sentences reduced—by taking on some of the most dangerous missions imaginable. Harley Quinn, formerly the Joker’s best girl, but now a force in her own right, takes center stage on this new team alongside Deadshot and other faces that we’ll see in the upcoming movie. This book finds the Squad lost and imprisoned, tasked with keeping the secrets behind their operation and, maybe, coming out alive.

    Study Hall of Justice (DC Comics: Secret Hero Society Series #1), by Derek Fridolfs and Dustin Nguyen
    It’s not all doom and gloom for DC’s greatest heroes, or at least it wasn’t when they were in junior high. Diana, Bruce Wayne, and Clark Kent are all students at Gotham’s exclusive Ducard Academy, and even as kids they’re one heckuva team. Whether facing down bullies or investigating some very strange goings-on at school, the young Justice League members are still heroes. This all-ages book, geared toward younger readers, is a hybrid graphic novel with text, but also reports, maps, and emails.

    Batman Character Encyclopedia, by Matthew K. Manning
    I mean, sure, everybody thinks they know about Batman, but do you really know everything there is to know? This all-ages encyclopedia goes from A-Z, with more than 200 entries on the Bat’s best friends and nastiest enemies. The profiles are loaded with information, including statistics and annotations, as well as featuring art by some of DC’s most prominent artists.

    Wonder Woman at Super Hero High (DC Super Hero Girls), by Lisa Yee
    Moving up a few grades, the DC Super Hero Girls finds some of the universe’s most iconic heroes and villains in high school. In this book, starring Princess Diana herself, the young Wonder Woman leaves Paradise Island for a place that’s a lot different: Super Hero High, home to budding young heroes. It’s like Hogwarts, but for people with superpowers. Everything’s looking pretty great, but Diana’s roommate, Harley Quinn, is broadcasting the princess’s embarrassing moments over social media, and a mystery bully is trying to get her to go home. It’s fun and accessible for young fans, and it’s nice to see the girls take center stage.

    DC Super Hero Girls Fashion Feature Doll
    Wonder Woman’s ready for action, and looking good in her rather trendy new outfit based on the DC Super Hero Girls series. Princess Diana is about way more than just appearances, though, so this figure has some cool action features, like a golden shield and lasso of truth. A button on her back activates lights and sounds…she even talks!

    DC Super Hero Girls Action Flying Doll
    Supergirl can fly, so why shouldn’t her action doll? This figure (based on the DC Super Hero Girls series) comes with a launcher that sends her through the air with a very graceful spin. She even has a long cape to complete the look. I mean, sure, you could just toss your regular dolls across the room, but this one’s actually meant to fly!

    DC Super Hero Girls Action Doll Playset
    So, you’ve gathered your team of Super Hero Girls. You’ve planned out some awesome adventures and come up with some really cool ideas. There’s only one question left: where are you going to play with them? All things being equal, a play set representing high school would probably not be all that popular. If you went to DC Super Hero High, however, it’d be a whole different story. This set based on the book series includes a flying contraption as well as a grappling hook and zipline.

    Batman Acrylic Tumbler
    Fighting crime is seriously thirsty work. You may have beaten the Joker, Cheetah, and Lex Luthor, but there’s one enemy you can’t outrun: dehydration. So, while you’re enjoying B&N’s Get Pop Cultured event, grab a Batman tumbler and get yourself something to drink. Whether shopping for cool stuff or saving the universe, you’ll be glad you did.

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