OBLIVION’S ORIGIN STORY

“It is about caring for our industry and the relationships we cultivate within the community.”

Oblivion Comics & Coffee was inspired by the Oblivion Bar of the DC comic book universe. It’s a pocket universe where conflict is restricted. Where heroes and villains can congregate, suspend their plans, and enjoy a brew. We want to create a similar place here in Sacramento where anyone is welcome, geek or not.

The initial idea came about while hanging around a closing Barnes & Nobles late one night when we had nowhere else to go to discuss the latest Avengers movie, the very first one. We always brought up how it would be cool to have our own spot to geek out and rant about things, and thought to ourselves, “we’re probably not the only ones.” Prior to our entrance into the Downtown Partnership’s Calling All Dreamer’s Competition, we only had a roughly fleshed out business plan and hope that our concept would be strong enough to compete. Through hard work, self-sacrifice, and through the support of everyone who voted and believed in us, we won. From that, we were able to humbly take our win and progress forward to create Oblivion Comics & Coffee, our Oblivion Bar and Sacramento’s new Geek Hot Spot.

MISSION

Our overall goal is to revitalize the comic book market and expand our sphere of influence outside of Downtown. It goes beyond excellent service and delicious comfort foods. It is about caring about our industry and the relationships we cultivate within the community. Oblivion welcomes all. After all, they share the same loves we do, comics and coffee.

FOUNDERS

Laura

@aka_Ellebee
A geek of a variety of things. Laura loves comics, cosplay, video games, watching and making films, and graphic/web design. She’s also dabbled in a bit of animation, music, and writing. An almond milk latte and vegan blueberry muffin are her first go-to in the morning and she loves that Oblivion gives her the perfect place to share her many passions with others.

Neil

@GDAvenger
He grew up as a Metropolis Comix regular. A graphic designer by trade, bitten by the “entrepreneurial bug” while interning at Capsity. A huge DC Comics fan and regularly has a hankering for sugar donuts and loves Chocolate Fish’s Nitro Coffee.

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