The Lookout: Midnight Gaming with Comic Books

The Lookout gives you the heads up on the best events happening around town. This Saturday, get your video game on.

Looking to get your gaming on? Head to Fantom Comics (4500 Wisconsin Ave., NW) at midnight on Saturdays, when you can play video games in a truly dorky setting: surrounded by fellow video gamers and stacks and stacks of comic books.

Every Saturday since February the comic-book store in Tenleytown has been hosting a free midnight video-game session on the store’s 42-inch plasma screen, where up to four people can play at a time (others can watch and wait their turn to play). Each week features a different gaming console; this weekend, you can play on a Nintendo 64. There are snacks and prizes for high scores and competition winners.

If you’re looking for something to occupy you in the area till midnight, about a mile away from Fantom Comics is Comet Ping Pong (5037 Connecticut Ave., NW), a quirky pizzeria where you can eat and play ping pong to your heart’s content at one of several tables.

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