600 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806

Hello there from your friendly neighborhood West Asheville “Nerd Sanctuary!” We are WNC’s 1st Female Owned Comics/Collectibles Shop and have been voted the best in WNC by our community for 3 consecutive years. Prepare for nerd-tastic sensory overload while deciding which area to explore first – Toys, Vinyl, Board & Card Games, Video Games & Consoles &/or a wide selection of Comics, Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks in our home on edgy, artistic Haywood Road. We pride ourselves on providing a warm, welcoming, all-inclusive, nerd bonding/ community building environment with a wide variety of fun events.

“I’m sure it’ll be even more excitingly exotic, otherworldly, and wee bit macabre as it’s previous years. Oh-what fun! If that’s your jam, please, don’t miss Asheville’s own 2023 Assembly Required: The Weirdo Fun Theatrically Beautiful Expo!”  — Morgan Albritton Layton [Owner]



781 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806

Orbit DVD began life as a video store in 2003.  Times have changed and so has Orbit.  The pandemic has forced us online, and now we are one of the nation’s premier websites that specialize in boutique movies from around the world.  In addition to movies, we also sell video games, strange books, toys and much more.  Buy, sell and trade. 

“I own Orbit DVD and am well acquainted with smaller fan-run toy companies like Super7 and NECA.  However, I had no idea that there was a whole movement until I attended 2019’s Assembly Required.  I felt like a child in the Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory!  As a fan of both action figures and outsider art, I felt a sense of camaraderie from the artists like I never had before.  These people get me!  I HAD to be involved, and am proud to be a sponsor and do what we can as a store to promote this art further into the mainstream.” — Marc McCloud [Owner]


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103.3 Asheville FM is a volunteer-based, grassroots community radio station. Our goal is to add to and reflect the rich stew of arts, culture and community involvement that is Asheville. We want to hear music, news, and the unusual all produced right here in our neck of the woods. We want to hear sounds from around the world, discerned and distilled just for us by our neighbors. We want to help make connections between diverse groups and support the local economy of ideas.




36 Foundy St, Asheville, NC 28801

Marquee brings to life the nostalgic experience of entering a dramatic space featuring the excitement and talent of its over the top decor and creative vendors that set their stage with the wares that they sell. Marquee is a design centric market place of curated vendors from around the region and beyond that offer unique antiques, vintage and artful decor, jewelry and craft for the home and garden. Marquee is the culmination of a European street market with the colorful Asheville vibe.




79 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Centered in the beer hub of the South Slope, we specialize in bringing classic arcade games, pinballs, and console games back from the past and to share with the town we love. With over 30 arcade games and pinballs and 300 original console games to choose from, you can set a new high score on your own or duke it out with new or old friends. If the screens get too bright, settle down at the bar. By unifying a unique selection of 16 craft beers on tap with the nostalgia and social activity of old-school gaming, this is an experience you will not find anywhere else in downtown.