Comic Book Hideout’s Grand Re-Opening yesterday at their new location (just a stone’s throw from Fullerton’s Civic Center) attracted a throng of geeks, nerds, gamers, fanboys, art lovers and fun makers. The all day affair included refreshments provided by Guerrilla Tacos food truck; jewelry and live artist card renderings by artist Nicole Sloan of Drawings by Nicole; a Dr. Who themed art exhibit by Kelby; raffle contest; and a Magic: The Gathering tournament. Costumed members of Pieced Cosplay were on hand to add verve and flavor to the event. The celebration also served as their Fullerton Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony.
Previously housed a good distance from downtown, closer to the AMC Theater on Lemon and Orangethorpe, the Hideout’s new digs affords them greater foot traffic; better storefront visibility; and a more spacious and versatile space. Putting a strong emphasis on community, proprietor and operator Glynnes Pruett, thought it very important to be on the monthly Fullerton Art Walk route. It is a coalition of various businesses who host different artists every first Friday. Their main objective is not only to promote art, but also to foster an intrinsic bond within the city.
This particular venture has been a long-standing dream of the vivacious 25-year-old Fullerton resident. Her extensive knowledge of comic books and the rapidly growing comic book culture — as well as a propensity for “vintage arcane weirdness” — creates an easy-going atmosphere in the shop, making it more welcoming as a clubhouse rather than strictly as a commercial establishment. In fact, don’t be surprised if you spy Pruett’s cat lounging about nonchalantly on a sofa or Pruett herself navigating the aisles, weaving in and out on her roller skates.
Comic Book Hideout frequently hosts movie and game nights; D & D workshops; and live art and exhibits — on occasion and in conjunction with the upcoming monthly art walks. So come on down to Pruett’s bastion of geekiness and warm her super awesome, new hang-out.
Comic Book Hideout
215 W. Commonwealth Avenue
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