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Galactic Quest time line

  • "Cards & Comics " opens at Britts Flea Market

    "Cards & Comics " opens at Britts Flea Market
    Cards & Comics opened at Britt's Flea Market in Downtown Lawrenceville. Kyle Puttkammer sold comics while his friend Daniel Cotton sold sports cards. The "hot" comics that year were X-men #1, Ghost Rider #15, & Silver Surfer #50. The comic industry was building momentum.
  • Cards & Comics moves to the "Old Rail Road Depot"

    Cards & Comics moves to the "Old Rail Road Depot"
    Cards & Comics opens full time and moves to "The Old Railroad Depot" and changes it's name to "Comics & Music". Richard Gedney, Kyle's new partner, would share in the work as new shelves were built and stocked. After 3 months, Richard's product was not selling (Music CD's & tapes) and so he moved out. I was on my own now. The store needed a permanent name... something that would define us. Thus Galactic Quest was born.
  • Art Classes launched

    Art Classes launched
    Our first art class was taught by Kyle. It was a huge success and attendance soon grew to 20 students most every week. Galactic Quest still offers weekly art classes to this day.
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    Art Classes in stores

    Galactic Quest art classes were taught mostly by Kyle, but additional instructors helped. Allen, Jared, Chris, and even guest instructors like Adam Hughes. These classes helped greatly to keep our doors open early on and eventually turned into Kyle's appearances at Libries and the creation of Galaxy Man comics.
  • 1st Movie clubs

    "Alien3" movie promotion at Towne Center Cinemas followed by the even more successful "Batman Returns" movie club. These movie clubs would prove very successful.
  • Superman #75 releases

    Superman #75 releases
    Superman #75 makes history as the Man of Steel dies! New customers discover Galactic Quest and our future looks brighter. The art class publishes it's first comic through "Galactic Press". "Genesis" sells about 200 copies locally.
  • Galactic Press publishes it's 1st comic

    The art class publishes it's first comic through "Galactic Press". "Genesis" sells about 200 copies locally.
  • Galactic Quest moves to Gwinnett Dr. in Lawrenceville, GA

    Galactic Quest moves to Gwinnett Dr. in Lawrenceville, GA
    Galactic Quest moves to 155 Gwinnett Drive. With the help of many of our customers the move takes just 2 days. The new location is a big success!
  • GQ moves to 155 Gwinnett Dr. Lawrenceville

    Galactic Quest moves to 155 Gwinnett Drive. With the help of many of our customers the move takes just 2 days. The new location is a big success!
  • First employee joins GQ

    Ben Parrott becomes our first part time employee. Spencer the iguana takes up permanent residence at Galactic Quest.
  • Galactic Press publishes "Double Time"

    Galactic Press publishes "Double Time" #1 (followed later by #2)
  • Weddings

    Weddings bells ring for Rick & Marlow of "Incredible Hulk", Jean Grey & Scott Summers of "X-men", and Kyle Puttkammer & Cynthia Jordan from "Galactic Quest"! Many of our customers attended.
  • Early Galaxy Man concepts

    Early Galaxy Man concepts
    The art class creates a new store mascot... Kidd Quest. 500 copies of "Ash"#1 are handed out to all the fire fighters in Gwinnett, compliments of Galactic Quest.
  • First TV appearance - Art class on Campus Live TV

    Galactic Quest's Art Class is featured on Channel 5's Campus Live. The 15 minute spot was a highlight in our history. Galactic Quest promotes the "Star Trek Generations" movie club which was held at Town Center Cinemas.
  • Marvel creates monopoly

    Marvel makes a move to dominate the comic industry through self distribution. This later proves a financial flop and Marvel files for bankruptcy.
  • 1st Galactic Quest Bat Fest!

    The "Galactic Quest Bat Fest" is a huge success! The store's sales floor space is dramatically expanded. Batman Forever brings many new customers to our store.
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    Star Wars dominates market

    The first Star Wars card game tournaments are held. These soon become famous and the Collectible Card Game market becomes a big part of what we do. Tournament attendance grows and so does "Open Game Night".
  • Decipher visits GQ

    Decipher, the makers of the Star Wars card game, comes to Galactic Quest. 50 players pack into the game room to compete!
  • Star Wars Special Edition trilogy promotions

    Star Wars Special Edition trilogy promotions
    The return of Star Wars! Galactic Quest makes history! Our movie promotion makes it on the evening news and front page of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Over 300 of our customers pack the AMC 18 theater to see a private showing of the Star Wars special edition. Thousands are introduced to Galactic Quest through costumed stormtroopers, a giant x-wing, R2-D2, half price sales, card tournaments, advertisements, free food, trivia contests, and many other festivities! This was by far one of
  • GQ at Phipps Plaza

    "the Empire Strikes Back" & "Return of the Jedi" greet us with the same success! Our private showings sell out and for Jedi we promoted the store at the AMC in Lawrenceville and at the Phipps Plaza in Atlanta. Our promotions gain fame throughout Gwinnett.
  • Decipher & Galactic Quest Bat-Fest returns

    Decipher sponsors their second tournament at Galactic Quest. A familiar looking Batman is seen at AMC 18 as Galactic Quest - Bat Fest strikes again!
  • Galactic Quest in Buford opens

    Galactic Quest in Buford opens
    Galactic Quest in Buford opens! With only two weeks to build shelves, create displays, and move product, we open on time. Customers greet us with great enthusiasm. Cynthia Puttkammer works hard to make our second store tant success.
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    Old Buford Mall location

    "We're in the hallway"! Some of the best gatherings were in the mall store's location. Even though we had no street signage, buisness was good due to games, Star Wars, and Poke'mon. There were dark times too, like flooding and such, but in general it was good memories. When we moved up the hill it turned out to be a big improvement.
  • New Employee

    Kim Myers becomes our first part time employee in Buford. She is a great addition to the team.
  • First full time employee

    Karen Greene becomes our first full time employee. This provides the much needed help as both stores continue to grow and better serve our customers throughout Gwinnett & Atlanta.
  • Website launches

    Galactic Quest expands to the internet. The Star Wars Jabba's Palace Pre-release tournament is one of only 19 in the world and is held at the Buford store. 40 players attend.
  • Fox 5 news @ GQ / SW Prequel

    The trailer for the Star Wars Prequel was released in theaters. Many people were going to the movies just to see the trailer! Channel 5 wanted to interview some fans, so they came to Galactic Quest during one of our first Thursday night tournaments. They showed the trailer LIVE at our store and got LIVE reaction from our customers for the 10pm news. The broadcast went very well and brought us hundreds new customers. We would like to thank channel 5 for recognizing us as the Largest Star War
  • New art class teacher

    Jared Hamilton takes over art classes from Allen Belk for the Lawrenceville store.
  • 1st convention gaming support

    Vulkon invites Galactic Quest to host all gaming activities at their Marietta Star Trek convention. The entire event goes very well and future GQ conventions get a name... Galactic Con*Quest!
  • New employee

    Beth Kennair is hired to help out in Buford as the Star Wars Prequel promotion grows closer.
  • Star Wars Celebration in Denver

    Kyle, Cynthia, & Andrea go to the Star Wars Celebration in Denver. A great time to make contacts and prepare for our own Galactic Con*Quest.
  • Star Wars tickets

    Tickets go on sale for Star Wars Episode I! Our customers wait in line and John Olvey is the first to buy a ticket from AMC 18. Jennifer Lesslie from Channel 11 does an excellent story on Kyle Puttkammer, owner of Galactic Quest. Creative Loafing's cover features Galactic Quest.
  • Fox 5 Star Wars correspondent

    Kyle is chosen as Fox 5 & Star 94's Star Wars Star Correspondent! Galactic Quest gets incredible coverage on Channel 5 as we broadcast live from AMC's Phipps theater.
  • TV, radio, and newspaper coverage

    Star Wars Episode I opens nationwide and Galactic Con*Quest begins! Our private showing on May 22 sells out. -Channel 5 (Tom Corvin)

    - Channel 5 (Toys R US) May 3 Morning, Noon, & Evening
    - Channel 11 (May 12) 11pm news
    - Creative Loafing (Cover - May 12)
    - Atlanta Journal Constitution (May 17)
    - Channel 5 Good Day Atlanta (May 18)
    - Cross promotions with "Dave & Busters" in Gwinnett.
    - Star 94 with Steve & Vickie (May 18)
    - Channel 5 Live broadcasts from AMC Phipps (May 18-20)
    - 790
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    Poke'mon dominates market

    Galactic Quest becomes a great source for the runaway hit card game Pokemon. We hold our first Poke'mon day and in months to come, 100's of kids join us for the biggest hit game ever.
  • Private screening of SWE1

    Private showing at AMC18 and costume contest are a huge hit!
  • 1st Dragon Con invite

    GQ sets up at our first Dragon Con and our display looks great! A huge success and a lot of fun.
  • Art class guest

    Adam Hughes teaches our art Class.
  • Galaxy Quest movie private screening

    What an amazing way to end the year! Galactic Quest hosted an advanced screening of Galaxy Quest the Movie! It was an awesome show. Best of all it was Free to all our customers!
  • Galactic Press publishes it's last black & white book.

    Galactic Press publishes it's 5th comic "Exclusive Darker"
  • Dragon Con & X-men movie

    Galactic Quest sets up at Dragon Con. Our booth is a hit. We featured Marvel comics for $1 each. customers were amazed at the savings. July 15th is our X-men movie private showing. Marvel month moves a lot of our back issues. Gwinnett Daily features a story on GQ owner Kyle Puttkammer going to Dragon Con.
  • Christy Park joins the GQ team

    Christy Park becomes our part time manager in the Lawrenceville store. Our web page is updated with a new look and format. Vulkon invites Galactic Quest to host all it's gaming events. The Lawrenceville store gets new shelves and floor layout.
  • Best of Gwinnett

    Gwinnett Loafing readers choose Galactic Quest as best comic shop in Gwinnett!
  • Favorite games store award

    GQ wins "Favorite Gaming Store for 2000" in Decipher's world wide on-line poll. Magic continues to gain popularity with Invasion & Planeshift expansions. Kim Myers comes back to work at the Lawrenceville store.
  • Paul Jenkins signing

    Paul Jenkins does a signing at the paul jenkins Lawrenceville store. Everyone had fun and we had a great turnout. Paul is the writer of Spider-man, Witchblade, and Sentry.
  • 1st artist marathon

    GQ supports Comic Book Artists and "CURE Childhood Cancer" with our first 24 hour artist marathon! Ten artists drew a total of 90 comic pages all in the space of 24 hours. FOX 5 Atlanta's Brett Martin broadcasts live from our Lawrenceville store as part of his Road Warrior report. The entire experience is fantastic for all the artists involved and they look forward to returning next year.
  • 1st Gamers Marathon

    Our first ever 32 hour gamer's marathon is a huge hit! Attendance was excellent and plenty of different games were played all day and night.
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    Gamers marathons

    Approximately 15 gamers marathons entertained hundreds of players all day and night. Card gaming was new and we pushed the limits of gaming. Some events drew as many as 90 people at 3am!
  • store rennovations

    New & Improved! Both Galactic Quests get new tile flooring! It was a much needed update and the tiles proved to be easier to clean. The stores look much brighter and more welcoming.
  • New employee

    Laurel Wike joins the Galactic Quest team in Buford.
  • Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings CCG is a huge hit and inspires us to support games in a larger way.
  • Friday Night Magic

    With the release of Magic the Gathering's "Torment" expansion, a new tradition in Lawrenceville starts... Friday night Magic.
  • Store expansion in Lawrenceville

    The Lawrenceville store gets a MAJOR face lift as the office that separated the game room and the sales floor is removed. With new carpet and a completely different display layout, we're ready for a busy summer.
  • 1st Spider-mobile

    The Spider-mobile makes is grand entrance. Kyle sold his faithful Honda CRX after 12 years and replaces it with his idea of a "family car".
  • Spider-man Movie releases

    Spider-Man breaks all the records! Our private screening sells out and the movie does $114 million at the box office. National Free Comic Day is a huge hit the following day.
  • 1st Free Comic Book Day

    Spider-man movie and FCBD is a big hit. Free Comic Book Day goes on to become a great annual event that draws national attention to the comic industry.
  • Artist marathon 2

    Our second 24 Hour Artist Marathon! 16 Artists gather for a wonderful day of comic drawing.
  • Newspaper headlines!

    The Atlanta Journal Constitution features Galactic Quest and the Spider-mobile on the cover of Sunday's Gwinnett section. The story was about the growing popularity of comics.
  • Buford store expands

    Buford Store New & Expanded!
    Huge Thanks go out to Joseph, Zack, Nick, and Morgan for all the help moving from suite 12 to suite 10 (Two doors up, Where the Real-estate spot was). We did it all in just two days. This larger location improves our game room and storage space. It also moves us closer to "Golden Buddha", increasing our exposure.
  • Lord of the Rings CCG

    Realms of the Elf-lords prerelease in Buford brings 50 players. This was our largest LotR event and everyone had a great time. Richard Deeter walked away with the victory.
  • 3rd Gamers Marathon

    Over $500 in prizes were given out. Paul Reyes won the $150 shopping spree. Horace Howell won the $50 shopping spree. Over 100 registered players with over 50 players staying through the entire night.
  • Silver & Golden age collection

    Silver and Golden age collection sale! For the first time in our store's history we are open on Sunday to sell a special collection of prime stuff. Top books like Daredevil #1, Iron Man #1, and popular character's first appearances (Mary Jane, Batgirl, Poison Ivy etc.) sell quickly.
  • New employee

    Abigail Stoms joins the team.
  • TBS Interact Atlanta spot on Kyle Puttkammer

    Galactic Quest is featured on TBS for an artist profile on Interact Atlanta. Film crews followed us around for 2 days and documented our lives as comic book retailers.
  • 4th Gamers Marathon

    Our fourth Gamer's Marathon brought in 65 people at 3am! During the Friday / Saturday all day event we had hundreds of players join us for Yugioh, Magic, Lord of the Rings, Hero Clix and other tournaments. Plenty of Role Playing games brought even more players. During our Gamer's Marathon we made the big announcement...
    Galactic Quest in Lawrenceville is moving to a better location! Galactic Quest in Lawrenceville will be moving to the Sugarloaf Parkway shopping center! It's a brand new
  • New Years marathon

    New Year's eve Marathon. What a way to finish out a record breaking year! We beat our last marathon with 66 players at 3am! It was a New Year's celebration to remember.
  • New employee

    We welcome our new employee, Elizabeth Rice. Terry McDaniel compiled our first ever "GQ TV". An hour long DVD of all the broadcasts done on the shops.
  • Sugarloaf Parkway location

    We acquired our Certificate of Occupancy for our new location and begin doing sales. The new shop is a huge hit. Customers love the easy access and neighboring shops. This kind of high profile location is the realization of a dream I had 12 years ago.
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    Lawrenceville - Sugarloaf Parkway

    Lawrenceville's Sugarloaf Parkway's Publix shopping center served us well during interesting times. The nation was recovering from 911
  • Marathon in Lawrenceville

    Our first Gamer's Marathon in our Lawrenceville Location. This is our 6th marathon. 75 people stayed until 3am.
  • Silver & Golden age collection sells out

    Our entire Silver Age collection sells to Charles Rozanski, president of Mile High comics. I purchased a 1965 red convertable Mustang for my wife as an anniversary gift.
  • Free Comic Book Day

    Free Comic Book Day & our x-men 2 private screening are a huge hit! The movie was incredible and Don Hillsman of Crossgen comics did a signing at the Lawrenceville store.
  • Grand Opening for Lawrenceville shopping center

    Village Shoppes of Sugarloaf celebrates it's Grand Opening and the circus atmosphere brings in plenty of new customers. Brian Stelfreeze signs his new comic "Domino" #1.
  • Star Wars fans converge at Lawrenceville store

    Admiral Motti / Richard LaParmentier visits Galacticcw Quest and members of the Star Wars fan clubs,, &
    Welcome people in costumes.
  • Centennial Park

    Centennial Park in Atlanta invited Galactic Quest to set up a display during it's Summer Family Fun weekend. Our Spider-man display & tent is a huge hit.
  • New employee

    Jami Gross is hired as our new part time manager in Buford.
  • 1st Galactic ConQuest

    A big dream is realized as we host ourcon first ever convention, Galactic ConQuest! Games were the focus of this convention and a fantastic concert by Hill Valley Preservation Society completed the weekend.
  • New Years

    We hosted our 7th Gamers' Marathon in Lawrenceville with 55 players at 3am!
  • Discover Mills booth

    Galactic Quest opens a booth at Discover Mills to promote our stores. We continue to pick up new customers as the third competing comic shop in Gwinnett closes this year.
  • Galactic Quest the motion picture

    Our 8th Gamers' Marathon is where we premiered our first ever Fan Film "Galactic Quest the Motion Picture" It was a lot of fun to make and Blake Myers was the director.
  • Art Class & Galaxy Man updated

    We relaunched our art class in Buford and Kyle returned as the instructor. The Atlanta Journal did a story on the art class and we revamped the store's mascot from "Kidd Quest" to "Galaxy Man". Creative efforts have begun on publishing his stories.
  • TV spot

    Atlanta Tonight from channel 69 / UPN filmed a spot about Galactic Quest. The show turned out great and featured many of our Lawrenceville customers.
  • New employee

    Allison Knoch is hired as part time manager of the Lawrenceville store.
  • Buford store moves up the hill!

    After weeks of preparation and plenty of help from many of our customers, Galactic Quest in Buford starts doing businsess out of our bigger & better location!
  • TV spot

    Kyle Puttkammer as Spider-man is featured on Fox 5's Good Day Atlanta.
  • Free Comic Book Day report

    Spider-man 2 brings incredible attention to FCBD and Galactic Quest. Mark Brooks, the artist of "Marvel Age: Spider-man" does a signing at our Lawrenceville store along with Chuck Hart (Simpsonizer). Everything is reported in the Gwinnett Daily Post's article "Flying High".
  • 1st library appearances

    As part of Teen Week, "How to Draw" classes were offered at Gwinnett County Libraries. Kyle taught at the Snellville, Buford, Lilburn, & Norcross locations. We held our 10th Gamers Marathon in Buford on Halloween.
  • Murals and Galactic Waffles!

    Kyle begins painting more murals and launched a new service, Painted Dreams. Our 11th New Years eve Gamers' Marathon features "Galactic Waffles"! (Buford)
  • Gamers marathon record breaker

    Galactic Quest's 14th anniversary! Spring Break's Galactic ConQuest in Lawrenceville has a record setting attendance of 90 gamers at 3am!
  • Daily Planet news jeep

    Batman Begins opens. The new "Daily Planet" Jeep debuts.
  • Hudgens Center art classes

    Comic book art classes at
    the Hudgens Center for the Arts! We've been invited to teach over 50 students at the Hudgens Center for the Arts! The students are very talented.
  • Duel Masters invitational

    Duel Masters invitational brings 44 players to Buford!
  • 1st high school visitors

    Grayson High School visits GQ in Buford. About 100 students from the marketing class help market Galaxy Man.
  • 1st artist social

    Our first "Artist Social" is a huge success. We had 30 artists attend and there was plenty of talent. Our new movie screen was also installed, and had quite an impact!
  • Galactic ConQuest II

    Galactic ConQuest II attracts 300+ attendees. This convention featured music by "Lost Boys" and "Three Quarter Ale". This convention was a lot of fun and we raised money for CURE. Another high light was the Art Show and game rooms. Sugarloaf / Lawrenceville location
  • New employee

    Minda Groves joins the store team (march 17) as assistant manager in Lawrenceville.
  • Galaxy Man #1 is published

    Galaxy Man #1 is published
    Galaxy Man #1 the comic is published! The local print run of 250 copies quickly sells down and the book is promoted on local TV, radio, and extensively through the newspaper. Reviews are very positive.
  • D&D minis

    D&D mini qualifier & July 1st War of the Dragon Queen D&D release. D&D miniatures continue to be popular with 20+ people attending these gatherings.
  • Galaxy Man #1 Museum preview sells out

    Our second artist social is held at the Hudgen's Center for the Arts. 35+ artists gather to network. Our Galaxy Man #1 comic sells out The summer was dominated by Marvel comic's major crossover "Civil War".
  • Wow ccg releases

    World of Warcraft releases and proves to be the next big game hit! D&D prerelease for Blood War.
  • VS prerelease breaks attendance records

    Marvel Team up release VS - amazing attendance at our Buford store for our first VS prerelease. 70 people attend!
  • Atlanta comics expo

    We set up at the first Atlanta Comics Exp and sell an amazing 35 long boxes of comics.
  • Free Comic Book Day "Weekend"

    Free Comic Book day weekend! It's a huge weekend as Spider-man 3 releases in theaters. Our 4th Artist social brings about 40 people out to network and get inspired.
  • Silver Surfer display

    Galactic Quest acquires the awesome Silver Surfer theater display from the Fantastic Four movie. We also begin posting all the cool TV broadcasts that have been done about the stores on our website. Our art classes continue to be a hit at public libraries with about 20 appearances in June and July.
  • Magic grand prix trial Buford

    Our first Magic Grand Prix Trial hosted in Buford.
  • Galactic ConQuest III - Buford

    Galactic ConQuest III offers amazing entertainment. Musical acts Helios, Lost Boys, and Three Quarter Ale perform. Even with rainy weather, everyone had a great time!
  • Atlanta Comic Expo II

    Galactic Quest sets up at the second (and final) Atlanta Comic Expo.
  • Lawrenceville store moves to Pike st.

    GQ in Lawrenceville moves to 481 West Pike Street and doubles in size! It takes almost a full week to move!
  • Free Comic Book Day

    FCBD exceeded ALL our expectations as hundreds of people decended upon Galactic Quest in Buford & Lawrenceville to snatch up bags full of Free Comics! The new Iron Man movie is a huge hit!
  • Artist Social

    Artist Social attracts 25 local creators. These quarterly gatherings will grow into weekly artist gatherings on Mondays - some of the most creative people check in to get inspired.
  • Batman Dark Knight

    Batman the Dark Knight opens nation wide and becomes one of the biggest movies in history. GQ invited to the Mall of GA for batmobile appearance.
  • 1st Dragon Con tournament hosting invite

    Galactic Quest is chosen to run all Collectible Card Games at Dragon Con! With plenty of help from volunteers and past employees, we were able to run over 40 events in very short notice! Needless to say it was lots of work, but fun was had by all! This invitation grows into providing CCG support for all major Atlanta conventions including AWA and Momo con.
  • Galaxy Man interst grows

    Our "Galaxy Man" comic book efforts continue to gain popularity. An official theme song is created by Radio Cult and our "How to Draw" classes are presented at over 37 locations! Artists continue to gather every Monday in Lawrenceville and commissioned art sales continue to increase.
  • 1st concert hosted in Lawrenceville / Lost Boys CD release party

    Lost Boys CD release party! 70 people gather to "Rock the Comic Shop" as our new Lawrenceville location hosts it's first in store concert. Our new "Houses & Humansrandom" mural is unveiled!
  • #1 selling comic in store's history

    The year kicks off with our biggest selling comic ever! Amazing Spider-man #583 features newly elected Barack Obama on the cover. New customers discover us all month long!
  • Matthew Trautwein

    Our first solo musical performer, Matthew Trautwein is showcased in our Lawrenceville store. The music venue is on it's way! Over the course of the summer, Matthew performs his "20 songs in 2 hours" show monthly.
  • New signage

    Our new sign is installed in Lawrenceville!
  • Galaxy Man #1 releases

    Galaxy Man #1 release party! Monday nights are a huge attraction with artists and creative folks from all over visiting. The official release of our very own comic has been very well received.
  • Breakdown performs

    local band "Breakdown" performs in Lawrenceville.
  • 1st Momo Con CCG support

    Galactic Quest runs all the CCG events at Momocon! Over 5,000 people attend and the gaming has plenty of room for growth.
  • Andy Womack performs

    Andy Womack performs in Lawrenceville. As the summer goes along, our music venue hosts many new performers.
  • FCBD

    Free Comic Book Day! A wonderful success and the release of Galaxy Man issue #2.
  • Yugioh regional qualifer

    Yu-gioh Regional Qualifier at Lawrenceville store. 110 people attend!
  • 2nd Dragon Con CCG support

    Dragon Con CCG doubles in size! Galactic Quest continues to provide excellent service to convetions as the collectible card games continue to grow.
  • Radio Cult performs for New Years

    Radio Cult performs at the Lawrenceville store and finishes out the year in a rockin' way!
  • Galaxy Man costume

    The Galaxy Man costume debutes in Savannah.
  • Momo Con card gaming

    Our support for card gaming at conventions grows as Galactic Quest returns to Momo Con.
  • is launched as a direct result of our requests to Diamond to increase awareness of All Ages comics. Our store's selection of all ages comics grows greatly.
  • Momo Con CCG services

    Galactic Quest provides CCG services to Momocon. Magic, Yugioh and many other card games are a hit.
  • Yugioh Regional Qualifer

    Yugioh regional qualifier brings huge turnout. 130 people attend.
  • Free Comic Book Day

    Free Comic Book Day! One of the best days in our store's history. More first time readers, more books given away, more music and costumes! The most fun we've ever had in one day. Thank you everyone for coming out! Galaxy Man even made his TV debut on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta.
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    Galaxy Man on tour

    Our comic creation becomes more popular and costumed appearances are in demand! Allen & I do artist appearances at...
    Barefoot in the Park (May 8th & 9th), Fanaticon in Ashville NC (May 15th), Heroes Con (June 4th-6th), and the Suwanee Book Festival (Aug 28th & 29th).
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    Summer of concerts at GQ

    Our concerts continue! Extrodinary Contraptions (July 24th), Radio Cult and Semsimelia (Aug 21st), Permanate Waves (Aug 7th) and more.
  • Dragon Con CCG 3

    Galactic Quest returns to Dragon Con. Our directors help people play and learn Yugioh, Wow, Dominion, and many other card games at Dragon Con.
  • Yugioh regional door buster attendance

    Record breaking attendance for our 3rd Yugioh regional qualifier. 200 people show up at the Lawrenceville store! We are only able to host about 160 and our next event will be off site at Bethak Banquet Hall.
  • Magic the Gathering outreach

    GA Tech Magic The Gathering outreach. Tuesdays at GA Tech provided an opportunity to run events that would lead us to return to FNM in the shops.
  • Savannah Children's Book Festival 2

    100 copies of Galaxy Man comics sell at Savannah Children's book festival.
  • Adam Warrock performance

    Wrapper Adam Warrock performs at the Lawrenceville store.
  • Magic prerelease

    Magic the Gathering Conflux Prerelease attracts 25+ players for two sessions. With the new location and our expanded support for Magic, this would be just the beginning.
  • FNM returns

    Friday Night Magic returns to Galactic Quest in Lawrenceville. Attendence is strong.
  • Pathfinder groups grow

    Our monthly Pathfinder group is a great addition to our gaming family. With roleplayers longing for D&D 3.0 format, Pathfinder fills in very nicely.
  • Savannah Armstorng University writer's conference

    Kyle is invited to speak at Armstrong University for insite on how Galaxy Man comics are created. 60 teachers learn how to use comics in the classroom and many decide to give Galaxy Man comics to thier students.
  • 20 year anniversary article

    Galactic Quest celebrates it's 20th anniversary! Gwinnett Daily Post runs a great front page article.
  • Yugioh Regional Qualifier

    Our first qualifier off (and 4th overall) site brings 175 players out. Everything goes very smoothly.
  • Free Comic Book Day

    Free Comic Book Day is a huge hit with the Batmobile and plenty of costumed folks coming out to the shops for all the free comics.
  • Fanaticon 2

    Galaxy Man comics are well represented at Fanaticon 2 with his first trading card!
  • Star Wars CCG returns!

    The classic Star Wars game from Decipher returned to Galactic Quest for a regional qualifer and championship. 20 people attended to celebrate this long discontinued yet much loved game.
  • Yugioh prerelese

    Yugioh prerelese
    Generation Force prerelease brings out 70 players between both stores! Yugioh continues to perform!
  • Yugioh Regional Qualifer

    We break the record for GA attendance 251 people (300 showed up!)
  • Magic Innistrad prerelease

    Buford attendance for Magic prerelease record breaker! 44 people attend.
  • AWA

    Galactic Quest returns to Anime Weekend Atlanta and runs card games at the convention. This year the room is even bigger!
  • Magic SCQ regional tournament

    Magic SCQ regional tournament
    32 people attend our first Magic regional in Lawrenceville.
  • Game room in Buford opens!

    Galactic Quest in Buford expands as we open a new game room off the back and to the side of the main store.
  • Savannah Children's Book Festival

    Live Oaks Public Library's annual gathering. Our first "all kids comics" tents in Savannah was a huge success! Tracy Yardley (Sonic the Hedgehog), Allen Belk, and Marcus Williams entertain the kids with artwork. Around 35 thousand people pack the park.
  • Yugioh Photon Shockwave Regional Qualifier

    220 players turn out for a December regional at Bethak Banquet Hall. Registration goes smoother and the players are generous.
  • Anita's Art School opens next to comic shop

    We welcomed a new neighbor at the Buford store... Antia's Art School.
  • Sean Taylor & Hannah Day become managers for the Buford store.

    Sean Taylor, who writes comics for IDW and many other companies, steps in as manager for the Buford store. Hannah Day helps out on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
  • Galaxy Man #4 arrives

    After an incredible struggle to produce the next issue, it finally arrives and is our best work yet!
  • Momo Con 2012

    Momo Con moves to the Marriott Hotel and brings in almost 9,000 attendees! Galactic Quest continues to run all the card gaming events. Kyle is later asked to officially join the Planning Committee
  • C2E2 and Diamond Retailer Summit

    Kyle is asked to speak at Diamond's retailer summit about the successes we've had at libraries and school. Galaxy Man is picked up by Diamond for national distribution. C2E2 attendees are introduced to Galaxy Man at New Legends Productions booth.
  • Regional & Prerelease weekend

    350 people play tournaments at Galactic Quest events on our biggest weekend yet.
    1) Our first ever midnght prerelease in Lawrenceville for Magic (Avacyn) with 40 players.
    2) Two Yugioh sneak peaks (one at each store)
    3) A Saturday prerelease of Magic in Buford.
    4) A Yugioh Regional Qualifier at Malibu Grand Prix with 218 players! It was exhausting, but fun!
  • FCBD - Avengers Movie weekend

    Free Comic Book Day was a huge hit this year as the Avengers movie breaks all the records. Plenty of new customers have said that they had to get some comics to continue the adventures. Plenty of guests and costumes.
  • Hero Cats comic begins production

    Our second comic creation is called "Hero Cats" and we sold our first page at Heros Con. Production of the book swings into full gear and all of the pencils are sold in October. We are working on getting the book out before the end of the year.
  • Card games at Dragon Con

    Christy Park is chosen as second assistant with card games at Dragon Con. Our Stores host the largest Poke'mon event in recent history. 70+ participants.
  • Anime Weekend Atlanta / new hotel

    Galactic Quest is asked to run card games at AWA and our overall attendance breaks records! 58 players for the midnight release in Buford, then three more big events. 150 total Magic players served along with 26 Card Fight Vanguard players. Yugioh was well represented too. Magic's Return to Ravnica release ends up being our most successful set release to date.
  • Magic Gatecrash

    142 players join us for one of our largest Magic prereleases.
  • Momo Con

    The convention continues to grow to almost 10,000 people. Kyle is asked to be Head Staff.
  • Yugioh Regional

  • FCBD

    Erik Burnham - the write of TMNT and Ghostbusters - is flown in for free comic book day. It's one of our biggest giveaways ever and a huge hit.
  • Yugioh Regional

  • Singles vending @ CFVG world grand prix

    GoPaul Maity helps at our first singles vending event. Card Fight Vangaurd. We do record sales and card singles are added to our offerings at both stores.
  • Hero Cats #0 finally hits the store shelves

    Our very own Hero Cats comic sells incredibly well and shows excellent national potential.
  • Dragon Con deck building games

    Me, Sean, Christy and the team demo deckbuilding games at Dragon Con. DC & LotR does well.
  • Aurora theater art exhibit

    Much of the artwork that is displayed at the stores is lent to Aurora theater in Lawrenceville for "All things Childish" play.
  • Yugioh Regional

    A record breaking 450 players show up for our largest Yugioh regional ever to date.
  • Buford store doubles in size

    GQ in Buford knocked out the wall separating suites. This allowed us to double the size of the store.
  • Savannah Children's Book Festival

    Tracy Yardley joins Marcus Williams and the family for a record breaking release of Hero Cats #0 at the Savannah Children's Book Festival.
  • Buford Store expansion

    The team renovates the Buford store with new showcases and knocks down the wall to the suite next door. Our store doubles in size.
  • Stephy Casstevens joins the GQ team

    Helping with the store expansion and Amazon store, Stephy is a welcome addition to the team.
  • Star City IQ in Buford

    50+ people attend our Magic Star City IQ and a video documenting it reaches over 10,000 view on Youtube.
  • Yugioh Regional

    221 attendance
  • Magic Star City state championship

    Our Lawrenceville store hosts 90 Magic players for the Star City state Championship.
  • Momo Con 2014

    GQ runs card games at Momo Con 2014.
  • Hero Cats #1 ships nationally and launches a successful series

    Hero Cats #1 ships nationally and launches a successful series
  • Lawrenceville store opens in Downtown

    A big step in Galactic Quest history. Our Lawrenceville store moves onto the square in downtown. A few weeks later we completed the purchase of the property.
  • Grand Opening in Lawrenceville

    Mayor Judy Johnson cuts the ribbon of the new Lawrenceville location.
  • Momo Con 2015

    GQ hosts the largest and most diverse gathering of Card Gamers Atlanta has ever seen. Buddy Fight, CFVG, Magic, MLP, Weis Schwartz, Yuigoh are just a few of the games represented.
  • LIbrary tour 2015 (53 locations)

    Our biggest library tour to date. 53 locations throughout Georgia.
  • Halloween Comic Fest

    Halloween Comic Fest
  • Changes to downtown Lawrenceville

    Changes to downtown Lawrenceville
    The bank across the street is leveled to make room for the new Lawrenceville Arts Center.
  • Free Comic Book Day 2019

    Free Comic Book Day 2019
    One of our best FCBD events yet! The City of Lawrenceville officially partners with Galactic Quest to bring free comics to the entire downtown square.
  • Denver Comic Con

    Denver Comic Con
    Hero Cats make an appearance at Denver Comic Con. Just one of many conventions our writing efforts has taken us to. This one featured Andrea as our artist.
  • Hero Cats @ Dragon Con

    Hero Cats @ Dragon Con
    One of our last convention appearances before the 2020 shut down. Dragon Con was a hit!
  • Anna Philp hired for Lawrenceville

    Anna Philp hired for Lawrenceville
    February 2020, Anna Philp is visited by her parents. Nadia & Geoffrey come to visit.
  • Lawrenceville facelift

    Lawrenceville facelift
    Galactic Quest in Lawrenceville gets a major improvement with new paint and awning to come.
  • Busihroad Fall Festival 2019

    Busihroad Fall Festival 2019
    Bushiroad hosted many festivals over the years. Galactic Quest vended at most of them. This was to be our last one before the pandemic.
  • CGC Grading headquarters visit

    CGC Grading headquarters visit
    Andrea and I traveled to Sarasota Florida to visit CGC headquarters. Sometimes you just have to hand deliver the big books.
  • Yugioh food bank campaign

    Yugioh food bank campaign
    The Yugioh players pitch in for the local food bank. Special thanks to Konami for helping with such a worthy cause.
  • Star Wars saga conclusion

    Star Wars saga conclusion
    The team gets together for the "Final" Star Wars film.... right?
  • Construction continues in Lawrenceville

    Construction continues in Lawrenceville
    Despite the pandemic challenges, the city of Lawrenceville continues it's construction of the Performing Arts Center. Many changes come as restaruants have expanded outdoor seating.
  • Supply chain challenges

    Supply chain challenges
    Comic bags? Boxes and boards? Maybe!
    Toliet paper and many other items run out at the big box stores. Galactic Quest survives the supply chain shortages.
  • Pandemic shutdown

    Pandemic shutdown
    Galactic Quest goes to curbside pick up at both locations due to the global pandemic. Struggles from the Covid 19 are challenging and it is a dark time for many.
  • DC returns through new distributor

    DC returns through new distributor
    After much paperwork and preparations, Galactic Quest starts getting new comics from DC. A small stack that grows each week.
  • New comics return!

    New comics return!
    After a couple months of no new books, Galactic Quest in Buford opens with new comics. Strange days continue as customers are limited and social distancing is the new normal.
  • Strange days. No FCBD!

    Strange days.  No FCBD!
    2020 proved to be strange times indeed. What would normally be a Free Comic Book Day is just another Saturday due to the pandemic concerns.
  • Expanding into Sideshow Collectibles

    Expanding into Sideshow Collectibles
    Galactic Quest focuses on bringing more high end market product. Both locations start featuring new Sideshow Collectibles and classic statues.
  • Collector comic sales continue to rise!

    Collector comic sales continue to rise!
    Galactic Quest sees a dramatic increase in sales due to investor books. The entire industry gets a bump from people staying at home and looking for things to invest in.
  • Spider-man car retires

    Spider-man car retires
    After many years of service, a sad day arrives. The second and final Spider-man car is retired. Thank you for your service and many years of joy.
  • Manga galore!

    Manga galore!
    Both Galactic Quest locations feature a new catagory... Manga!
    Andrea Puttkammer manages the selection and increases the sales dramatically.
  • Record sales!

    Record sales!
    Hulk #1 and many other key books sell all year long. Galactic Quest sees one of the biggest upticks in collectible books ever.
  • Free Comic Book Day 2022

    Free Comic Book Day 2022
    FCBD ramps back up with the Lawrenceville Performing Arts Center joining in and open for business. Both locations have a much stronger turnout as the pandemic gets further behind us.
  • Yugioh Regional Journey concludes! (for now)

    Yugioh Regional Journey concludes! (for now)
    As the business continues to grow and evolve, we found ourselves moving on from the Yugioh Regionals that we've done for so many years. After a long hiatus during the pandemic, we decided to do one last one and finish on our terms. The regionals were a big part of our business, so it was mixed feelings but for the best to move on and try new things.
  • Anna Philp continues her journey

    Anna Philp continues her journey
    After almost 3 years and some wonderful memories, Anna Philp continues her journey beyond Galactic Quest.
  • New inventory every day!

    New inventory every day!
    2022 has proven to be our biggest year EVER! With new distributors and product lines, both Galactic Quest locations tend to recieve new shipments every day. This is a big change from years past when everything would arrive on Tuesdays. With showcase books selling like never before, there's always something new to see.