Cosplay Prom!

Attention ALL COSTUMERS!! Tonight is the Villainous Lair Cosplay Prom! The shop will be closing at 5 P.M. and doors will reopen at 8 P.M.
Tickets are $10 a person or $15 for couple. You can purchase them during store hours or at the event tonight.
Must be 16 to attend, 21 to drink. ID’s will be required and a wristband will be issued. Anyone caught violating this will be removed from the dance without refund.
For more information please give us a call!

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Free RPG Day

Join us for Free RPG Day! Grab modules from your favourite games, and even snag some new ones to try! Games will be running throughout the day, the cost will be $5 per person, per session. Come in early to reserve a spot for a new game!

We hope you’ll join us for a fun day of RPG!

Help Return Brent Anderson’s work to him!


Hey all you awesome minions….we are asking a big favour of you.

We were contacted by Brent Anderson, artist for Astro City, The Astro City: Dark Age, and Rising Stars concerning some stolen artwork.

While the actual theft occurred a few years ago, the pieces have been resurfacing lately here in San Diego.

Just want some of you awesome eagle-eyed collectors to keep an eye out while you’re at fairs, garage sales, thrift stores, swap meets, etc. At the very least, share this post around to make sure as much of the community sees it as possible.

If you do happen to find a piece, Call this number on the flyer. There is a reward involved for the return of any art. Or you can turn it in to us here at the Lair and we’ll make sure it gets back to Mr. Anderson.

Thanks, everybody!

Cosplay Prom!


Flash back to those good old high school days! Grab your formal wear and order a corsage because we are hosting a Cosplay Fancy Dress Formal Dance in the week leading up to Comic Con. June 27th at 8pm!

Formal wear is required, just like any dance, but with a geeky twist. Get creative! What would your cosplay character wear to a dance? What is their colour scheme?

No costume? Don’t fret! Everyone has some piece of formal wear in the bowels of their closets. Got a green dress? Be Poison Ivy! Guys, grab your suit, a Superman shirt, and some glasses to conceal your secret identity. Still stuck? Add a cape, gloves and a mask and go as your own superhero! The sky’s the limit when it comes to Formal Wear cosplay!

Tickets are $10 per person, $15 per couple. That will allow you access to the dance, refreshments, a goody bag and a cup to fill with beverages. We will have alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments on hand.

A cosplay contest will be happening! The winners will take home some fun prizes, and be crowned Cosplay Royalty.

Must be 16 to attend, 21 to drink. ID’s will be required and a wristband will be issued. Anyone caught violating this will be removed from the dance without refund.

Corsages will be available for a nominal fee for your date.

We hope you’ll all join us for a fun event to relive prom in the geekiest way possible.

Free Comic Book Day This Saturday May 2nd!

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Come on Down to Your Evil Neighborhood Villainous Lair this Saturday for Free Comic Book Day! We will have free comics from all your favorite publishers and even a few new ones for you to discover. The Free Books are limited to 3 per person while supplies last. For you Star wars fans out there the 501st will be here in full regalia from 10am to 2pm and then from 2pm to 6pm we will have the San Diego Star Wars Society. Also from 10am to Noon John Barber Writer of IDW’s Transformers will be here doing signings. Finally all day Comics and Graphic novels will be 10% off Including our variants but excluding our already discounted 1/2 off books and back issues.

Movie Poster Contest!!

Here are the submissions for our Movie Poster Art Contest! The rules for voting are as follows:

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Simple, right? For website votes, please comment in the form below for your favourite poster! Share if you like, but be sure to link back to this website post. Only comments made on this post will be counted towards points.

Have fun! Go vote for these talented artists!

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Villainous Movie Poster Art Contest!

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EDIT: The poster went out with a typo, the submission date is MARCH 31st, not May. Sorry, guys!

By now, the DC movie poster comic book covers have debuted. They are really amazing, and it’s fun to see a new twist on an old favourite.

But beyond DC, we would like to see where you would cast other characters in famous movie roles.

The concept is simple, re-create a classic movie poster starring your favourite comic book characters! They can be from any comic label, except DC. They’ve had their fun.

Machi Koro Tournament at the Villainous Lair!


Join us for a Machi Koro tournament, sponsored by IDW Games! The tournament will start on March 7th, Saturday at 11am and go thru rounds, depending on size of turn out. We will also have Nate Murray of IDW on hand to play thru IDW’s newest game, Diamonsters. Prizes will be awarded and giveaways will be had! Come on down, it’s only $5!

Welcome to the city of Machi Koro. You’ve just been elected Mayor. Congrats! Unfortunately the citizens have some pretty big demands: jobs, a theme park, a couple of cheese factories and maybe even a radio tower. A tough proposition since the city currently consists of a wheat field, a bakery and a single die.

Armed only with your trusty die and a dream, you must grow Machi Koro into the largest city in the region. You will need to collect income from developments, build public works, and steal from your neighbors’ coffers. Just make sure they aren’t doing the same to you!

Machi Koro is a fast-paced game for 2-4 players. Each player wants to develop the city on his own terms in order to complete all of the landmarks under construction faster than his rivals. On his turn, each player rolls one or two dice. If the sum of the dice rolled matches the number of a building that a player owns, he gets the effect of that building; in some cases opponents will also benefit from your die (just as you can benefit from theirs). Then, with money in hand a player can build a landmark or a new building, ideally adding to the wealth of his city on future turns. The first player to construct all of his landmarks wins!