Fantastic Realms
FIBArk Returns To Salida

FIBArk Returns To Salida

June 20, 2021

Dave Haynes and Terry West celebrate the nation's oldest whitewater festival - FIBArk (First In Boating on the Arkansas). Every June, since 1949, except during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the festival consumes Salida, Colorado with whitewater boat races, events, music, and people from around the world.  

Dave and Terry talk about the impact of the festival on Salida's downtown businesses, and the return of the F Street Pedestrian Mall.  

We also discuss the potential return of DC's Snyder-verse, early reviews of Marvel's Black Widow, and break down the first two episodes of the new Marvel/Disney+ series Loki

We're hosting a premier party for Marvel's Black Widow! The movie premiers in theaters and on Disney+ on July 9th. We'll host a viewing party Sunday, July 11th at 6 pm. Everyone's invited! Free, but please support the shop.

Shop Fantasy Games & Comics online at FGandCS.com! You can pick up in-store or have your items shipped to you! Recorded live every Sunday (usually) at Fantasy Games & Comics on the corner of F and 1st Streets in historic downtown Salida, Colorado. Come join us! 

Magic: The Gathering - Modern Horizons II Tournament

Magic: The Gathering - Modern Horizons II Tournament

May 30, 2021

Dave Haynes and Terry West break down the new Modern Horizons II expansion arriving June 11th! Get in on what's shaping up to be the Shop's biggest Magic: The Gathering event ever!

Plus our Junior Podcast Hosts, Jack and Fish, talk us through a recent Dungeons & Dragons one-shot campaign, we examine DC versus Marvel movie physics (or lack thereof), and Terry's son Jack tries to explain his dragon collection (WARNING: Jack and Fish are 12 and 14 respectively). 

We're hosting a premier party for Marvel's Black Widow! The movie premiers in theaters and on Disney+ on July 9th. We'll host a viewing party Sunday, July 11th at 6 pm. It's the first new Marvel movie since Spider-man: Far From Home back in 2019! Everyone's invited! Free, but please support the shop.

Fantasy Games & Comics is online! Shop the store online at FGandCS.com! You can pick up in-store or have your items shipped to you! Recorded live every Sunday (usually) at Fantasy Games & Comics on the corner of F and 1st Streets in historic downtown Salida, Colorado. Come join us! 

Salida Social Gaming Event Part 1 and Part 2

Salida Social Gaming Event Part 1 and Part 2

May 23, 2021

In this special two part episode, Dave Haynes and Terry West are live at the 1st annual Salida Social Gaming Event, we chat with the Executive Director of the Pregnancy Resource Center, and wrap up the event. 

And we update the face mask policy. Again. 

We're hosting a premier party for Marvel's "Black Widow"! The movie premiers in theaters and on Disney+ on July 9th. We'll host a viewing party on Sunday, July 11th at 6 pm. Everyone's invited!

Fantasy Games & Comics is online! Shop the store online at FGandCS.com! You can pick up in-store or have your items shipped to you!

Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft

Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft

May 16, 2021

Dave Haynes and Terry West breakdown the current status of the mask mandate in Salida and the state of Colorado, Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft, and free Social Gaming.

Salida Social Gaming Day: We're hosting a FREE community gaming day on May 22nd from 11 am to 5 pm. Join us at the Salida Community Center! All are welcome!

We want to have a premier party for Marvel's "Black Widow"! The movie premiers in theaters and on Disney+ on July 9th. We'll host a viewing party on Sunday, July 11th at 6 pm. Everyone's invited!

Fantasy Games & Comics is online! Shop the store online at FGandCS.com! You can pick up in-store or have your items shipped to you!

 

Your Vaccination Card Is Your Ticket To Ride

Your Vaccination Card Is Your Ticket To Ride

May 9, 2021

Dave Haynes and Terry West discover that Dave has secretly been microchipped against his will! No... Not really. That's conspiracy theory mumbo-jumbo. But they do discuss the end of the pandemic, vaccinations, and how your vaccination card will be your ticket to most events this summer! Starting in June, vaccination proof is required to participate in gaming. 

Was Dr. Strange supposed to appear in Marvel's "WandaVision"? We discuss how the Disney+ show could have been very different!

We're hosting a premier party for Marvel's "Black Widow"! The movie premiers in theaters and on Disney+ on July 9th. We'll host a viewing party on Sunday, July 11th at 6 pm. Everyone's invited!

Fantasy Games & Comics is online! Shop the store online at FGandCS.com! You can pick up in-store or have your items shipped to you!

New Paint Class! The next paint class is Saturday, May 15th! 

Community Gaming Day: We're hosting a free community gaming day on May 22nd from 11 am to 5 pm. Join us at the Salida Community Center! All are welcome!

 

Season 2 Premiere

Season 2 Premiere

May 2, 2021

Well... that was quick. Welcome to the season 2 premier of "Fantastic Realms!" 

Dave Haynes and Terry West discuss the recently announced "Captain America 4",  explore Marvel and DC's switch to Penguin Publishing, talk the return of "What If...?" with "Spider's Shadow", and gear up for a great summer of events!

Contests: Dave still needs a name for his life-sized goblin and enter to win the interactive Deadpool head!

We want to have a premier party for Marvel's "Black Widow"! The movie premiers in theaters and on Disney+ on July 9th. We would like to host a viewing party on Sunday, July 11th at 6 pm. Everyone's invited!

Fantasy Games & Comics is online! Shop the store online at FGandCS.com! You can pick up in-store or have your items shipped to you!

INCOMING

  • Community Gaming Day: We're hosting a free community gaming day on May 22nd from 11 am to 5 pm. Join us at the Salida Community Center! All are welcome!
  • New Paint Class! The next paint class is Saturday, May 15th! 
  • Friday Night Magic: Every Friday night assemble your best Magic: The Gathering deck and come play!
  • Weekend D&D: Every Saturday from 1 to 4 pm and 6 pm, and Sundays from 1 to 3 pm! Everyone is welcome! Saturday night Dave is hosting his classic Americana Monsters game, and Sunday's game is geared toward younger players (ages 11 to 17).

Recorded live every Sunday (usually) at Fantasy Games & Comics on the corner of F and 1st Streets in historic downtown Salida, Colorado. Come join us! 

Season 1 Finale

Season 1 Finale

April 23, 2021

This is it true believers! The thrilling season 1 finale of "Fantastic Realms!" After this nothing will ever be the same!

Welcome to episode 50, or as we like to call it, "episode 50!" Dave Haynes and Terry West break down the incredible "Falcon and the Winter Soldier" series finale on Disney+, explore Marvel and DC's switch to Penguin Publishing, and wrap up season one!

There were many who said that we would never make it to episode 50, and frankly, we agreed, but here we are! Big changes are in store for the podcast when it returns for season 2...! Our thanks to everyone who helped us make it this far, and a gigantic heart-felt thanks to you, the listener! 

Fantasy Games & Comics is online! Shop the store online at FGandCS.com! You can pick up in-store or have your items shipped to you!

INCOMING

  • New Paint Class! The next paint class is Saturday, April 25th! 
  • Thursday Mature D&D is going strong! Join up with an experienced group of adventurers. 
  • Friday Night Magic: Every Friday night assemble your best Magic: The Gathering deck and come play!
  • Weekend D&D: Every Saturday from 1 to 4 pm, and Sundays from 1 to 3 pm! Everyone is welcome! Saturday night Dave is hosting his classic Universal Movie Monsters game, and Sunday's game is geared toward younger players.
  • Sunday Paint: Every Sunday bring your characters in to paint or customize with Dave. This is a paint free-for-all! 

Recorded live every Friday (usually) at noon at Fantasy Games & Comics on the corner of F and 1st Streets in historic downtown Salida, Colorado. Come join us! 

A Vaccine, a Penguin, and a 3D Printer

A Vaccine, a Penguin, and a 3D Printer

April 16, 2021

Dave Haynes and Terry West talk about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the vaccines, the switch to Penguin Publishing, and 3D printers.

We missed two weeks... but we're back in the saddle! 

It's been over a year since COVID-19 ground the world to a stop, but the issues facing local business owners continue. Dave and Terry recount their experiences with the Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer Vaccines, discuss Marvel and DC's switch to Penguin Publishing, and Fantasy Games & Comics new 3D Printing service. 

The Club House has a brand new look! Dave has completed remodeling to add new areas for gaming, comics, and more, and the shop looks incredible!

Fantasy Games & Comics is online! Shop the store online at FGandCS.com! You can pick up in-store or have your items shipped to you!

INCOMING

  • New Paint Class! Sign up now for the next paint class on April 25th! 
  • Thursday Mature D&D is going strong! Join up with an experienced group of adventurers. 
  • Friday Night Magic: Every Friday night assemble your best Magic: The Gathering deck and come play!
  • Weekend D&D: Every Saturday from 1 to 4 pm, and Sundays from 1 to 3 pm! Everyone is welcome! Saturday night Dave is hosting his classic Universal Movie Monsters game, and Sunday's game is geared toward younger players.
  • Sunday Paint: Every Sunday bring your characters in to paint or customize with Dave. This is a paint free-for-all! 

Recorded live every Friday (usually) at noon at Fantasy Games & Comics on the corner of F and 1st Streets in historic downtown Salida, Colorado. Come join us! 

Marvel Dumped Diamond Distributing

Marvel Dumped Diamond Distributing

April 2, 2021

Dave Haynes and Terry West discuss Marvel Comics' move away from Diamond Distributing!

In a move very much like DC, Marvel has completely abandoned Diamond Distributing in favor of Penguin Publishing. What does this move mean for Marvel, and for the comics industry as a whole? Plus we spotlight Marvel's new 'Alien' comic, and review the best Alien and Predator comics of all time. 

The Club House has a brand new look! Dave has completed remodeling to add new areas for gaming, comics, and more, and the shop looks incredible!

Find out what's new for the shop and what's coming very soon!

Fantasy Games & Comics is online! Shop the store online at FGandCS.com! You can pick up in-store or have your items shipped to you!

INCOMING

  • Thursday Mature D&D is going strong! Join up with an experienced group of adventurers. 
  • Friday Night Magic: Every Friday night assemble your best Magic: The Gathering deck and come play!
  • Weekend D&D: Every Saturday from 1 to 4 pm, and Sundays from 1 to 3 pm! We have two new DMs and everyone is welcome! Saturday night Dave is hosting his classic Universal Movie Monsters game, and Sunday's game is geared toward younger players.
  • Sunday Paint: Every Sunday bring your characters in to paint or customize with Dave. This is a paint free-for-all! 

Recorded live every Friday (usually) at noon at Fantasy Games & Comics on the corner of F and 1st Streets in historic downtown Salida, Colorado. Come join us! 

‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ Review

‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ Review

March 19, 2021

Dave Haynes and Terry West take a look at "Zack Snyder's Justice League"!

"Zack Snyder's Justice League" was released on HBO Max on March 18th, and "Falcon & The Winter Soldier" dropped on Disney+ today (March 19th)! Dave drops his complete and unfiltered review of the "Justice League."

The Club House has a brand new look! Dave has completed remodeling to add new areas for gaming, comics, and more, and the shop looks incredible!

Find out what's new for the shop and what's coming very soon!

Fantasy Games & Comics is online! Shop the store online at FGandCS.com! You can pick up in-store or have your items shipped to you!

INCOMING

  • Thursday Mature D&D is going strong! Join up with an experienced group of adventurers. 
  • Friday Night Magic: Every Friday night assemble your best Magic: The Gathering deck and come play!
  • Weekend D&D: Every Saturday from 1 to 4 pm, and Sundays from 1 to 3 pm! We have two new DMs and everyone is welcome! Saturday night Dave is hosting his classic Universal Movie Monsters game, and Sunday's game is geared toward younger players.
  • Sunday Paint: Every Sunday bring your characters in to paint or customize with Dave. This is a paint free-for-all! 

Recorded live every Friday (usually) at noon at Fantasy Games & Comics on the corner of F and 1st Streets in historic downtown Salida, Colorado. Come join us! 

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