How To Kill A Rainy Day Part 1

Bleh. While we’re getting some nice, unexpected sunshine in the mornings, most days have devolved into a rainy mess pretty quick. Which means that the eternal question is upon us again… what to do on weekends when it’s cold and wet.

There are time honoured classics. Go to the movies. Stay home in bed. Stay home in bed and make a movie. That sort of thing. But there are other options.

Pop Culture Collectible Fair – Saturday, Octover 18th, at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial St. at 16th ave). Happening a handful of times through out a give year, this is a massive, multi-room gathering of vendors and vendees. The last time I was there, the treasure ranged from 60s kitchen kitch to GI Joes in Japanese packaging, and everything in between. Comics, records, toys, books, you never know what will be there. It’s like the flea market on Terminal, only smaller, and nobody is selling furniture. I don’t think. Free admission, and if you want to unload some goods of your own, tables at $40. For more information email funpromo at

Of Horrors and Heroes #10 – Sunday, October 26th, at Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street). I missed the first nine, but I like the idea! From 11:30AM – 4PM, there’s a lot to see and do at this gathering of model builders and collectors of all manner of things. There will be panels on art/vinyl toys, collecting transformers and other die-cast toys, tips and tricks for building models, and a display of the various model kits of the Universal Monsters that have been produced over the years. Plus, there will be lots of vendor tables. It’s three bills to get in, or a loon if you’re under 14, forty if you want a table, and anyone wearing a costume gets in free! No website, but anybody wanting more information can email stanhyde at (or pick up a flyer in the Mount Pleasant area – I got mine at RX Comics.)

I’m trying to make a point of not holing up this winter. I mean, it has it’s place, particularly if you dig movies and video games like I do, but there’s something revitalizing about getting out once and awhile. So, if you come across anything that looks like fun, be sure to let us know!

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