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Hi! I'm Jarrett Evan Samson, currently the events and social media manager at The Beguiling, along with lots of other things that we all just naturally do. Uh, that's all? Hello.

MANDY TICKET GIVEAWAY!

In Theatres September 14th!
Our friends at TARO PR & ELEVATION PICTURES have hooked us up again with two double-passes to see MANDY starring Nicolas Cage during its theatrical run starting September 14!

“Pacific Northwest. 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with fire.”

To enter, send an email to beguilingcontests@gmail.com with the subject line “OH MANDY” and we’ll select two winners by September 14th!

Our thanks again to Elevation & Taro for giving us another set of tickets to pass on to you! They’re terrific!

SEPTEMBER 22: POW POW PRESS AT THE BEGUILING!

The fourth and final volume of the Almost Summer series will be available in bookstores on September 13th and Pow Pow Press will be celebrating its release with a book launch in Toronto! Join us at The Beguiling on September 22nd for an evening with the Pow Pow crew. Sophie Bédard will be there, alongside Michel Hellman (Nunavik), Cathon (Vampire Cousins) and publisher Luc Bossé!

“Almost Summer strikes a perfect balance between drama and comedy, chronicling the daily life of a group of teenagers. In this final chapter, Anthony is looking for an apartment while Michelle is looking for a prom dress. Matthew is trying to make sense of his own feelings while Emily is trying to assert herself. High school is almost over. But you know what they say: it’s not over till it’s over. And even then, it’s not really the end.”

This event will kick off at 7PM! There’ll be a presentation and talk along with a Q&A and a chance to get your books signed! See you there!

our back issue basement is open!

WELL! It took us a little bit but we’re thrilled to announce the grand opening of our  organized, stocked and permanent back issue section!

We now have plentiful stock of silver, bronze and current back issues and plenty more in our back issue basement! We also continue to offer our great selection of high-grade back issues with a newly-expanded selection as well!

We’ll be adding more and more pretty consistently over the next few months as we continue to make it better and better!

Come on in and shop till you feel satisfied with how much you have shopped and then leave our store feeling good about life!

 

our back issue basement is open!

WELL! It took us a little bit but we’re thrilled to announce the grand opening of our  organized, stocked and permanent back issue section!

We now have plentiful stock of silver, bronze and current back issues and plenty more in our back issue basement! We also continue to offer our great selection of high-grade back issues with a newly-expanded selection as well!

We’ll be adding more and more pretty consistently over the next few months as we continue to make it better and better!

Come on in and shop till you feel satisfied with how much you have shopped and then leave our store feeling good about life!

 

MAQUIA: WHEN THE PROMISED FLOWER BLOOMS TICKET GIVEAWAY!

MAQUIA: WHEN THE PROMISED FLOWER BLOOMS
TICKET GIVEAWAY!
ELEVEN ARTS has been kind enough to supply us with one double pass to attend a screening of MAQUIA: WHEN THE PROMISED FLOWER BLOOMS, in theatres July 28 & 29!

“The people of Iorph live far away from the lands of men, weaving the happenings of each day into a fabric called Hibiol. They live for centuries while maintaining their youthful appearance. Maquia, an orphaned Iorph girl, lives her life in an oasis surrounded by friends, yet somehow feels “alone”. But the tranquil lives of the Iorph are shattered in an instant when the Mezarte army invades their territory on a dragon fleet, seeking the blood that grants the Iorph long life. Maquia manages to escape, but loses her friends and her home in the chaos. She then encounters an orphaned baby who is “alone”. Maquia raises this boy “Ariel”, with the help of some new friends. But as the era changes, the bond between Maquia and Ariel changes too, amidst a backdrop of racial tensions between the Iorph and the Mezarte. This is a story of irreplaceable time, woven by two lonely people who can only find solace in each other.”To enter, send an email to beguilingcontests@gmail.com with the subject line “BLOOMED” and you’ll be entered in our raffle! One winner will be chosen July 20th, and can pick which screening they would like to attend!

For more info on the movie, go check out the Eleven Arts website! GOOD LUCK!

SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD SCREENING AT CORKTOWN COMMON PARK JULY 12!

We’re co-presenting a screening of a film obviously very near-and-dear to our hearts, Edgar Wright’s adaptation of Brian Lee O’Malley’s SCOTT PILGRIM!

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD captures the Annex neighbourhood at a time when Honest Ed’s was still standing and Lee’s Palace still featured its original mural (not to mention a little place called THE BEGUILING!).

Keeping the laughs coming, POLE is an absurdist slapstick comedy about a turf war between two postering professionals who happen to be working the same beat at the same time near Dupont station. OK-TV is a parodical short about some recognizable Toronto figures: Toronto City Councillors, cyclists, police officers, and crosswalk guards play their part in the city’s daily “news” coverage.

Films @ Sundown (9:15pm)
Eats & Treats @ 7pm by Buster’s Sea Cove, Sweet Ride, & popcorn at the festival canteen
Free yoga class @7pm by YOGAthletix

Free / PWYC (suggested donation $10), not a ticketed event
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Accessible venue
Films are screened with captioning
More info at TOpictureshow.com

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD (Edgar Wright, 2010)
With short films
POLE (Peter Pasyk, 2014)
OK-TV (Chris Deacon, 2012)

AARON MANCZYK DOUBLE LAUNCH FOR ASCEND & LOVE YOU BAE JULY 12

Thursday, July 12th at 7PM join us at The Beguiling to celebrate the launch of two new releases from legendary* Toronto artist Aaron Manczyk, ASCEND and LOVE YOU BAE!

Not only will there be a smorgasbord of new books from Aaron to buy but also a visual feast of Aaron’s original artwork in our gallery space!

Aaron’s body of work has always contained a range of humour and emotion that rejects any throughline, from 80s action-movie indulgence to subtle, refined storytelling, and his two new books show that beautifully, showcasing two sides of Manczyk’s consistently great work.

Everything kicks off at 7PM at The Beguiling on July 12th! See you there, and bring your appetites!

*citation needed

NEW IN THE ART STORE: AARON COSTAIN & ZACH WORTON!

It’s a literal A-to-Z of comics art new in our web store!

Aaron Costain‘s debut graphic novel ENTROPY came out from Secret Acres earlier this year & now we have a selection of original art from it for you to take home, put in a frame and look at lovingly!

Zach Worton recently released both THE WEIRD WORLD OF LAGOOLA GARDNER and THE CURSE OF CHARLEY BUTTERS and we have a selection of art from both of them and it is BEAUTIFUL!

Head over now to our art store and seize your chance to get some great art!

 

NEW IN THE ART STORE: AARON COSTAIN & ZACH WORTON!

It’s a literal A-to-Z of comics art new in our web store!

Aaron Costain‘s debut graphic novel ENTROPY came out from Secret Acres earlier this year & now we have a selection of original art from it for you to take home, put in a frame and look at lovingly!

Zach Worton recently released both THE WEIRD WORLD OF LAGOOLA GARDNER and THE CURSE OF CHARLEY BUTTERS and we have a selection of art from both of them and it is BEAUTIFUL!

Head over now to our art store and seize your chance to get some great art!