Borderlands Comics and Games is one of Jacksonville’s comic books and gaming stores. A large selection of back issue comics along with the newest comic books every Wednesday. We specialize in a setting up a comic book pull for your favorite series so you are sure to never miss a issue, and along with that a free bag and board with your subscription. For every $5 dollars you spend you earn a $.50 stamp and once you acquire ten stamps, it gives you $5 off your comic book purchase. You have the option to use them each time, or save them to help with a bigger purchase such as your favorite comic book hero statue.
Borderlands also has a wide selection of table top miniatures from the popular Sci-fi and Fantasy to Historical gaming, so whatever your favorite genre to play is we have you it for you. Also don’t see it on the wall? Ask one of the many helpful store employees and we’ll get it on order for you and pass a 10% savings on to you.
Role players we didn’t forget about you either, we carry a large selection of table top rpg games, from Dungeons and Dragons to Pathfinder to Vampire the Masquerade. A great selection of games that fit your needs and the needs of your group.
We also carry a large selection of fun, challenging and great boardgames. We have everything from some of the newer main stream games to those hard to find ones as well. Don’t see what you want in the store? Talk to one of our helpful employees and we can probably order for you. Plus, you get a 10% savings on the game passed along to you.
Need a place to play? Need to get out of the house? New to the miniature, rpg, boardgame world? Check out the Outpost, a gaming room that provides six 4’x8′ tables for your gaming needs. Want to make sure you have a table, call ahead to reserve your table.
Since YEAR ONE of WasabiCon, Borderlands has been an amazing supporter of our convention. We honestly can’t say thank you enough to their team for helping us create a home for fans in Jacksonville.
Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through their apps, they make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From their founding in 2009 to their launches in hundreds of cities today, Uber’s rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer…
And now Uber is in Jacksonville!
Getting to and from WasabiCon can sometimes be a challenge with other things going on in town (like the Florida/Georgia game) – so we’ve partnered with Uber to give attendees a FREE RIDE! Just use the code WASABI when you sign up (via the app: uber.com/app) and your first ride (up to $20) is free. Here’s the details:
Ben Briggs has been producing for more than a decade, and is now an established “nerdy” entertainer. He’s appeared at conventions all over the world, including Otakon, AFO, and many more. Well known for his remixes of video game music and chiptune influence, he puts on a high-energy show full of positive vibes and LOTS of dancing. With any luck his plan for world domination will succeed, one smile at a time.
With a massive YouTube subscriber base, Florida native dj-Jo is well known for his quality anime, video game, and Vocaloid remixes. He is a proud Otaku with a keen sense for music and Japanese culture. Drawing inspiration from EDM legends like Robert DeLong and Porter Robinson, Jo goes above and beyond standard DJing to create an unforgettable musical experience.
As a genuine superfan of everything Japanese, Hoshikuzu Kid is quite possibly the most authentic Otaku DJ in the southeast United States. He includes J-pop, Japanese dance, Vocaloid and anime music into highly technical, seamless sets that are sure to electrify any dance floor. He is also the driving force behind Akiba Crash, a recurring J-Pop dance party in central Florida.
ALL THREE will be performing at our dance Saturday night… DETAILS FORTHCOMING!
From voicing Cherche and Sully, the knight nicknamed “The Woman to End All Men” in Nintendo’s Fire Emblem: Awakening, to filling bad guys with arrows as the Marvel superhero Kate Bishop/Hawkeye, Amanda Miller is best known for playing spunky, badass heroines. She has provided voices for numerous video games, audiobooks, and anime, and is over the moon about getting to voice her childhood hero, Sailor Jupiter, in the Viz Media dub of Sailor Moon.
Some other projects include voicing Ibuki in Coppelion, Seiji Nomi and Megumi in Accel World, Young Jamil and Young Cassim in Magi, Takeru in Squid Girl, as well as the video games Dangan Ronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc as Junko and Toko, Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory (as MAGES.), BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (Nine), Valhalla Knights 3, the Wipeout series, Earth Defense Force 2025, Lightning Returns, and Harley in the MMO Zombies Monsters Robots.
Are you a fan of Universal Studios and Walt Disney World? Want to learn about the behind the scenes, the tips and tricks, and (most important!) the rumors about the newest expansions? We’re thrilled to have Seth as a featured speaker at this year’s WasabiCon!
Seth Kubersky is an author, artist, and culture commentator currently based in Orlando, Florida. A native of northern New Jersey, Seth has worked for over 20 years as a travel journalist, arts and culture critic, event producer, theatrical director, stage technician, and performer along the East Coast and across the United States.
A contributor to several top-selling guidebooks, Seth is nationally recognized as an authority on theme parks and amusement attractions. Seth is the author of The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando, the newest addition to the best-selling Unofficial Guide series. He is also co-author (with Bob Sehlinger, Guy Selga Jr., and Len Testa) of The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland and the 9th edition of Beyond Disney: The Unofficial Guide to Sea World, Busch Gardens, and the Best of Central Florida, and a contributor to The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas, and TouringPlans.com. Previously, he was co-author (with Kelly Monaghan) of The Intrepid Traveler’s Universal Orlando: The Ultimate Guide to the Ultimate Theme Park series, as well as the last editions of The Intrepid Traveler’s Sea World, Discovery Cove, and Aquatica and After Disney: The Other Orlando.
Every week, you can read Seth’s coverage of Orlando’s art and entertainment scene in his column Live Active Cultures, featured in each issue of the Orlando Weekly, Central Florida’s leading alternative newspaper. In addition to writing theater and theme park reviews for the Orlando Weekly, he is an active contributor to the newspaper’s blog. Seth’s travel commentary and attraction coverage has also been published by Orlando Attractions Magazine, Virgin Airline Blue’s “Voyeur”, VISIT Florida, and Jim Hill Media. Seth reports on and analyzes the theater, travel, and themed entertainment industries, and has been interviewed as a “theme park expert” by broadcast outlets including FOX-TV, Rudy Maxa radio, the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast, ParkScope, Coaster Radio, and many more. Seth created the website SethKubersky.com, and posts on-the-spot attraction and culture reports via his twitter account @skubersky and his YouTube channel youtube.com/skubersky.
A native of Livingston, New Jersey, Seth received his Bachelors of Arts in Theater degree from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, concentrating on stage management and direction. In the summer of 1996, he moved to Central Florida and began employment at Universal Studios Florida. As a theatrical technician, he helped run sophisticated special effects for the Ghostbusters Spooktacular, Terminator 2/3D, and Barney shows.
Beginning in 1998, as an Entertainment Production Coordinator and Supervisor, Seth presented special events in Orlando and around the country for Universal’s major corporate partners including Target, AAA, Wheel of Fortune, TNN and Transcontinental. Seth also supervised parades, haunted houses, and special effects for Universal’s Mardi Gras, Halloween Horror Nights and the “millennium” New Year’s celebration on December 31st 1999. After designing an event management database system for Universal, Seth left the company in 2000 and began a decade-long career in information technology for local government.
Since 2000, Seth has worked as a producer, director, stage manager and designer in many of Orlando’s top entertainment venues. Seth has served as stage manager for the record-setting production of Junie B. Jones at the Orlando Repertory Theater and the annual Red Chair Affair gala (featuring Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group), and as production manager for Mad Cow Theatre’s Cabaret Festival (featuring K.T. Sullivan and Karen Akers). Seth has also collaborated with IBEX Puppetry founder Heather Henson, managing puppetry parades and directing a live interactive presentation of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
In 2004 Seth made his major Orlando directorial debut with The Rocky Horror Show at Theatre Downtown. In addition to directing the hit show, Seth also orchestrated the music and designed the set and multimedia projections. In addition to his own productions, he has also created video designs for Mad Cow Theatre, The Vine Theater, Seminole State College, Rivership Romance, and Theatre Downtown. Seth has also directed for Orlando Shakespeare Theatre’s Playfest, Antibabe, and others.
Seth is veteran presenter at the Orlando International Fringe Festival, starting with Parallel Lives: The Kathy and Mo Show in 2004. In 2005 Seth produced, directed, co-wrote, and performed in the controversial Fringe Festival hit Obscenity. Seth went on to produce and direct Stephen Massicotte’s hit comedy The Boy’s Own Jedi Handbook in 2008; and co-write, produce and direct the “Patrons Pick” award winner The Karate Guy in 2009. In 2011, Seth collaborated with Michael Marinaccio and Tod Kimbro as co-producer and technical director of Suckers: A Freaky Little Musical. In 2012, he served as the Festival’s video consultant, scripting a viral video, and was production manager for the world-famous BIG NAZO puppetry performers at the 2012 and 2013 Kids Fringe. For the Fringe All Hallows fundraisers, Seth directed the play 5,4,3,2,1 and the short films Violins and Snuff.
Seth began collaborating with John DiDonna in 2000 at Theatre Downtown on a production of The Rocky Horror Show. Since then they have worked together on over forty productions, beginning with The Ride Down Mt. Morgan. Seth served as Stage Manager and Assistant Director on that show, as well as Killer Joe and The Lonesome West for the SoulFire Traveling Medicine Show. Seth served as the Production Manager and Assistant Director for Memories and Mayhem and Tony & Tina’s Wedding at the SoulFire Theatre and Dinner Experience in Lake Buena Vista.
In 2004 Seth and John founded the Empty Spaces Theatre Co., through which they have presented over two dozen productions. Seth has co-produced every Empty Spaces production, along with directing or co-directing about half of the shows. A skilled video editor and Photoshop artist, Seth has also provided multimedia and poster designs for Empty Spaces productions. Empty Spaces shows have ranged from reinterpretations of classic texts (Oedipus the King, Ubu Roi, Waiting for Godot) and dance performance (Phobias, Fragmented, Unspoken), to original fact-based “docu-dramas” (Stripped, Bathory) and challenging contemporary scripts (Bent, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Jesus Hopped the A-Train, My Name Is Rachel Corrie, 9 Parts of Desire). In 2008, Empty Spaces was named named “Best place to see something edgy” by Elizabeth Maupin in the Orlando Sentinel. With Empty Spaces, Seth helped create Phantasmagoria (PhantasmagoriaOrlando.com), the acclaimed Victorian steampunk-style storytelling group that brings classic horror literature to life though acting, acrobatic, puppetry, and stage combat. Phantasmagoria plays to sold-out houses at Orlando Shakespeare Theatre every October, and has the troupe traveled to Atlanta and elsewhere.
For a decade from its inception in 2002, Seth served as the Producer of The Rich Weirdoes, a Rocky Horror Picture Show reenactment troupe that performs every 2nd and 4th weekend at the AMC Cineplex at Universal CityWalk. The Rich Weirdoes were named to the Orlando Weekly’s “Best of Orlando” list in 2006 and 2008. In addition to Rocky Horror, the group has also performed “shadow-cast” renditions of Hairspray, Little Shop of Horrors, Reefer Madness, and Clue, among other cult favorites. The Rich Weirdoes have also participated in civic and community events including the Orlando Gay Pride Parade, AIDS Walk, and Zombie Crawl. Also in association with Rich Weirdoes, Seth produced, directed, and performed in shows for Vulkon Entertainment fan conventions. In 2004 and 2006 he directed live stagings of Once More With Feeling: The Buffy the Vampire Slayer Musical in Tampa, FL and Oakland, CA, in which he portrayed the role of “Spike”. Previously, Seth produced the 2001 Orlando “Rocky Horror Vacations” fan convention, and founded Dark Refrain in Orlando and Queen William’s Players in Williamsburg, VA. Seth has performed in New Jersey and New York with the world-famous New York City Rocky Horror cast, and has performed every role in the show at least twice.
In addition to his creative work, Seth is also a computer database systems designer, experienced with SQL, Access, VB, and Crystal Reports. He is also versed in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite. From 2000 to 2010, he was a consultant with Ciber, Inc, primarily focused on building and maintaining systems for Orange County Public Works. His other past clients have included Orange County Convention Center, Universal Studios and Orange County Corrections Department.
Seth lives in downtown Orlando with his wife Genevieve and their cat, Brubeck David.
“GAAM is a culture company. We throw events revolving around video games, and try to bridge the gap between the gaming and non-gaming audience. People bond and socialize over music, food, entertainment, art…so we make sure our gaming events revolve around that with a touch of something special and memorable, always while doing good.”
The team from GAAM will be hosting a couple of creative events/presentations at this year’s WasabiCon. Details will be announced soon!
The 1701st Fleet (www.1701st.com) is a Texas-based nonprofit worldwide Star Trek fan and costuming organization and is comprised of and operated by Star Trek fans. The Florida based squadron appears at a number of events in the Sunshine State to promote costuming and fandom in an environment where people of diverse backgrounds and a shared interest in Star Trek can interact.
They will be joining us again at WasabiCon 2015 – so swing by their fan table and check out their panels. (Panel schedule coming soon.)
From their website: “Calliope Games is a family-run company that was founded in September of 2009 by Jordan and Dawne Weisman, and Ray Wehrs. Collectively, we have been engaged in the gaming industry for over 70 years! Our efforts are supported by our longtime family friend Jay Barnett and our new friend Kristine Steinke.
Calliope Games publishes quality tabletop games that are fun, affordable, and meet the time demands of our busy 21st Century lifestyles. But that’s only part of the story… Calliope Games is really about facilitating experiences that people will remember for a lifetime; it’s the relationships we build, the camaraderie, it’s our imagination and the laughter we share that’s truly important. Providing you with a means to achieve these experiences is what Calliope Games strives to do.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about Calliope Games and the products we offer. It’s our hope that our games will facilitate fun interactions between you, your family, and your friends. Please take the time out of your busy life and surround yourself with the people you care about, then play a Calliope game and create a few memories of your own.”
We’re thrilled to have Calliope Games as a part of WasabiCon 2015. Thank you for the support!
The fine folks at Video Game Rescue (located at 2415 Blanding Blvd #7, Jacksonville, FL 32210) will be hosting a weekly Super Smash Bros. Wii U Tournament in their store starting September 10th. The winner of each tournament will win a free weekend pass to WasabiCon 2015 – and an invite to play against all the other winners in the tournament for the Sunshine State’s SUPER SMASH MASTER.
SIGN UP – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
TOURNAMENT – 6:00 PM until complete
Mii Fighters are legal. Each setup will have 1Â1Â1Â1 Mii Brawlers/Swordsmen/Gunners available for use (Using Default A-F standard size Miis provided on console). No other specials for Mii Fighters will be allowed. Players are not allowed to transfer existing Miis to a setup.
Amiibos are not allowed.
Best of 3 sets, top 8 will be best of 5.
If a match ends with a player using Bowsercide or Ganon’s Flame Choke the win will go to the initiator of the move.
You cannot counter pick to any stage you have already won on.
No excessive stalling.
Gentleman’s Clause: Any stage may be played on if both players agree to it.
Allowed controllers: Gamecube Controller, Wii U Pro Controller, Wiimote, 3DS (Wii U Gamepad is not allowed).
Town & City
Omega Stages (if Final Destination is banned, Omega stages are as well)
First stage is decided by banning from the stage list in P1-P2-P2-P1 order.
Following stages decided by the winner banning 1 stage and then loser choosing.
All judgements of the Video Game Rescue Referees are FINAL.
The winner will be dubbed the Sunshine State’s SUPER SMASH MASTER and will take home a trophy plus a $100 gift certificate to Video Game Rescue.
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