The clattering roll of a handful of dice. The tantalizing aroma of a freshly shuffled deck. The taste of vanquished Meeples as you devour your enemy–wait. What? Scratch that last one. This buffet of sensory experiences and more awaits at International Tabletop Day, coming soon to a Vault of Midnight near you!
It's here, the best day of the year! Free Comic Book Day! Doesn't the thought of it just make you feel all fuzzy inside? If so, you might wanna see a doctor and get that checked out. Free Comic Book Day is celebrated by comic shops worldwide on the first Saturday of May every year and Vault of Midnight is determined to host the greatest Free Comic Book Day ever!
But once a year, on the first Saturday in May, Vault of Midnight joins forces with local comic shops worldwide to offer free comic books to the masses. We aim to spread the word about everything the comic book medium has to offer by sharing our favorite titles in an approachable and risk-free way. Doors open at 10am!
The time has almost come for the most exciting holiday of the year - Free Comic Book Day. Held on the first Saturday in May, Vault of Midnight joins forces with other local comic shops to create a day of a true joy and happiness. Our mission, which we consistently choose and are delighted to accept, is to spread our love of comics to any and all who walk through our door.
Vault of Midnight is bringing your favorite comics and manga to the big screen in Moving Pictures, part of Celebration Cinema's Last Call Cinema film series. Every third Friday/Saturday of the month, we'll dim the lights, butter the popcorn, and see you at the cinema for our staff's favorite page-to-projector picks.
Thursday March 30th, Vault of Midnight Detroit will be screening Barry Gordy's glamorous Kung-Fu spectacle "The Last Dragon" at the Skillman Branch of the Detroit Public Library.
Monday March 27th, the Vault of Midnight Game Masters will be bringing a stack of the best games available to Checker Bar in Detroit!
Drink & Draw is back again, but this time we're taking it out of beta. We are sending out a beacon to you bar-drawers, you napkin-doodlers, you zine-queens and illustrator extraordinaires. Join us at the Pretzel Bell for a Friday night of drinking and deteriorating doodles.
In honor of Women's History Month, Vault of Midnight will be donating the profits from sales of the amazing Bitch Planet Vol. 1 to Planned Parenthood for the entire month of March.
Back by popular demand, it's Vault of Midnight's franken-toy extravaganza! Spend an afternoon with our hobby gurus breathing life into your very own, 100% original creation. All the craft supplies your little heart could desire and the expertise to boot will be provided, all for a meager $20 entry fee.
The Force has been awakened once again. A surreptitious stirring is sweeping the Galaxy, awakening hope and passion in even the most unsuspecting hearts. It is a clandestine phenomenon and it is known only by the name Star Wars Destiny.
You have all been doing such a great job lately, we feel you've earned a night full of good people, drinks, and a stack of the most fun board games! January 23 Vault of Midnight Detroit will be taking over Checker Bar for our monthly Game Night.
Calling all children of woman- or dragon-born, bard and barbarian alike. There may be no better way to spend a wintry Michigan evening than destroying goblins round the hearth. While the winds howl outside, join us at Brewery Vivant for a cosy evening of roleplaying, cosplaying, libations, and general nerdy merriment!
On Saturday, November 19th, take some time to celebrate your favorite local purveyor of comics who or wherever that may be. Just swing by and give them a high-five, a wink, or share a romantic plate of spaghetti with them by candle-light. Oh, and did we mention there will be some ultra-exclusive merch and some dope give-aways? Well, there will.
You asked, and we heard you. Vault of Midnight Ann Arbor is teaming up wit Shinola to tear up game night in style. Operation Game Night is a go.
The hotly anticipated, first-ever-Vault-of-Midnight-Detroit game night is here! Join us on Monday, November 7th from 7-9pm at Queens Bar for what will assuredly be the best game night Vault of Midnight Detroit has had yet!
For many centuries now, since the earliest French settlers laid the cornerstone of Detroit, a mischievous red imp known as the Nain Rouge has been spotted at the center of mysterious accidents and chaotic mayhem. Every year, the citizens of Detroit march against this devilish harbinger of doom, striving to cast him out of the city, and hopefully bringing freedom from his troublemaking ways. Now, the myth of the Nain Rouge is retold in a spooky graphic novel, "Nain Rouge: The Red Legend."
We at Vault of Midnight want to make sure that everyone knows the story of the Nain Rouge so we can band together and defeat him. Join us on October 7th for a book signing with author Josef Bastian and artist Patrick McEvoy at Vault of Midnight Detroit from 7-9 pm. We'll have copies of "Nain Rouge: The Red Legend" to have signed, and the party will continue at The Queens Bar immediately following the signing. Help us tell the tale of the Nain Rouge, and meet these creators, but be careful: you never know when the Nain Rouge will strike again!
We are very proud to host a roster of creators featured at Detroit's own MECCAcon. The phenomenal writers and artists will be posting up at Vault of Midnight Detroit for an evening of signings, chats, knowledge, comic-talk.
Drink and Draw is back just in time for the dog days of summer! This one is for all of you bar-napkin savants, you web-comic-ers, you dabblers, dawdlers and you doodlers alike. An event to unite Ann Arbor artists of all calibers, for drinking, drawing and over-all merriment (and not necessarily in that order). We invite you to join us on August 23rd at Bill's Beer Garden for a night of great company, conversation and collaboration.
This is a limited space event, so get in touch with us to reserve your space today!
Citizen Yoga and Vault of Midnight Present:
Mad Max: Fury Road! Max Rotatansky rides again! The Treacherous Furiosa leads the way with reckless abandon! Feel the dust in your hair as the raucous scent of burning guzzolene pricks your nostrils. Throw caution to the wind as you take to Fury Road as if for the first time, riding... TO VALHALLA!
Screening will take place at Citizen Yoga at 8:00p
Tickets are available now at Vault of Midnight Detroit as well as Citizen Yoga. Limited space available, act now to reserve your spot!
Pokémon Trainers Actually Needed:
Vault of Midnight is completely overrun with Pokémon. This sounds like it would be cute and funny, but it's serious. Have you ever found a Snorlax napping in your bathroom? It is not cool, it is very invasive.
Thus, we would like to offer a 10% discount to any trainers who come visit our shop on Sunday, July 17th from 1:00-3:00p. So we know that you are the real deal (and not a member of Team Rocket) please wear a shirt that corresponds with your Poké team. Represent Team Instinct (yellow), Mystic (blue), or Valor (red) and come mingle with your fellow trainers. See that picture above? Just like those dudes.
And if you happen to be around at 2:00p, we'll be taking a big picture of every trainer we can find, both for the memories and also to display openly as a warning to these horrible monsters.
Though it may seem impossible--and against all odds--Vault of Midnight will be twenty years old in a few weeks. From beginnings so-humble-you'd-think-we-made-them-up to opening our third shop: it has been a wild ass ride. Check out that picture above: that was the first Vault of Midnight! I'm trying not to cry right now!
Join us for a hang out with the award winning critic, anthologist, writer, and all-around bad ass Anne Elizabeth Moore as she celebrates the release of her newest work Threadbare: Clothes, Sex & Trafficking.
Some of the comic book's industry's biggest talent descend on Ann Arbor for signings, presentations and discussions, "quick draws," and more.