600 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
Feel free to join our “Nerd Sanctuary” family ♥ Immerse yourself in wall to wall geekiness–Toys, Vinyl, Board & Card Games, Video Games & Consoles as well as a wide selection of Comics, Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks in our home of edgy, artistic Haywood Road in West Asheville. Guided by our Ambassador, a lifelong weirdo/geeky kindred spirit who has been with the shop since its beginning 6 years ago and has been blessed to become the first (outside of marriage) female comic book store owner in WNC. We offer fantastic discounts across the store for all comic subscriptions holding 3 or more titles & we pride ourselves on providing a warm, welcoming, all-inclusive, nerd bonding/ community building environment with a wide variety of fun events.
“We look forward to seeing all of you again, as well as meeting new designer toy artists and fans at the 2022 Assembly Required: The Weirdo Fun Theatrically Beautiful Expo!”
-Morgan Albritton Layton
Founded in 2003 as a video rental store, Orbit DVD has since mutated to include video games, video game consoles, collectible toys, books, and anything pop-culture related. Orbit stocks hundreds of horror movies ranging from rental classics on VHS up to the latest releases on blu-ray by Scream Factory, Arrow Films, Vinegar Syndrome and others. We are constantly buying from customers, so we guarantee something different each time you come in.
“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 [Owner, Orbit DVD]
538 North Main Street, Hendersonville, NC
Located in the downtown historic area of Hendersonville, the Appalachian Pinball Museum is a unique museum facility with pinball machines and classic video games for adults and kids of all ages to play. Vintage game lovers are likely to find a old favorite in the museum. Arcade games include PacMan, Ms. PacMan, Galaga, Asteriods and more. Hard-to-find gaming systems like Gunfight and Space Ace are also out on the floor for guests to play. The museum is free to visit and look around. And it is just $12 for unlimited play of the games.
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.