For the first time the Charm City Roller Girls sold out Du Burns Arena for the second bout of the 2010 home season. Over 1800 people crowded in to watch our home teams battle it out, and we’re thrilled to see these record breaking crowds!

These sellout crowds mean longer lines for tickets at the door, and we want to remind our fans that we have plenty of pre-sale outlets around Baltimore! In coming weeks we’ll spotlight some of these sponsors and ticket locations, so you can get your tickets early and catch all of the derby action.

She Guevara of the Mobtown Mods and Paige Fault of the Junkyard Dolls helped a longtime ticket outlet Collectors Corner open their new location in Parkville, MD. The new location has an enormous selection of comics, manga, DVDs, role-playing books, and other collectibles.

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We took a minute with the owner of Collectors Corner, Randy, to find out why Charm City Roller Girls fans should check out his new location!

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So, I know you’re excited about the new space, what’s your favorite improvement or new product?

Huge new space, Art Gallery, more games, vintage back issues, bargain comics, and dvd and graphic novel RENTALS!

You’re one of our best ticket vendors, how many tickets do you usually sell for each bout? How did you become a ticket vendor?

We sold out once for an All Star Bout, but normally anywhere from 15 – 35 tickets per bout.
We asked to become one since we had so many customers that were going to the bouts, it makes sense. There is a lot of cross-over business between roller derby and comics.

Do you have a favorite roller girl? A favorite team?

I would say our store contact, Emily (She Guevara) and her team, the Mobtown Mods.

Is there a book you’d recommend to derby girls? How about our fans?

There are a ton of great comic books out right now, a couple of favorites like Chew about a cop that get a psychic imprint from anything he tastes, The Boys – Hardcore superhero satire, character study and darkly humorous riff on comic book lore. Turf, Walking Dead, Irredeemable, and plenty more. As far as collected editions there are classics like Sandman, Preacher, Watchmen, Fables, Love and Rockets, Batman, and many more.

What else should our fans know about you and Collectors Corner?

That Collectors Corner is the comic shop other stores wish they could be, we have the coolest customers, and the most fun! We don’t promote an inclusive vibe here, the store is inviting to everyone. We stock more comics, games, graphic novels and collectibles than anyone in Baltimore, and know more about our products than anyone around.

If you’re a new or casual reader or gamer or hardcore fanboy or fangirl we treat everyone equally and try to show everyone that walks in just how awesome comic books and games can be as entertainment! We have many items other stores don’t and also have events every week, like FREE Movie Nights, Board Game Night, Accoustic Open Mic Night, and Comic Book Club meetings and sales at least once per month. Come on out and check out The Coolest store in Baltimore! Ask for your FREE membership card.

We had a great time meeting our fans – old and new! – and hope to see some of our new friends at the Championship Bout, May 22nd!

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, be sure to check out Free Comic Book Day at Collectors Corner!

May 1st 2010, FREE PIZZA, FREE COMICS, 20+ ARTISTS including JO CHEN – Cover Artist for Buffy the Vampire Slayer for Dark Horse Comics and many local professionals!

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