May 3rd: Free Comic Book Day - Will you attend? [com]
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Free Comic Book Day - Will you attend?
Yes? Please paw!
If anyone is interested, next Saturday is Free Comic Book Day. "Free Comic Book Day, taking place on the first Saturday of May, is an annual promotional effort by the North American comic book industry to help bring new readers into independent comic book stores."
If anyone is interested, there are two stores that I am familiar with that are hosting huge FCBD events. There are many other local comic book stores that are giving away free comics and doing cosplay contests.
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Cosmic Comix and Collectors Corner!
Name: Cosmic Comix
Phone: (410) 747-3041
Where: 87 Mellor Ave
Catonsville, Maryland 21228
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Phone: (410) 668-3353
Where: 7911 Harford Rd., Baltimore, Maryland 21234
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-25% and more off everything in the store.
-An artist will be doing FREE sketches (Very awesome!)
-Dice Table to win fun prizes, every roll wins.
-Door prizes, chance to win coming through the door.
-FREE Comic Book Day Raffle -
(Brand new, still-shrinkwrapped Ultimate Spider-Man Omnibus hardcover)
-Balloons and Popcorn FREE!
-Five FREE comics, so pick five good ones!
-First 50 people in line get a FREE movie pass to see Amazing Spider Man 2 Saturday Evening.
-First 50 people in line will get FREE collectors corner reusable bag with CC logo filled merchandise over $20 value including paperbacks, comics and more.
-Additionally First 50 people in line have a 1 in 50 chance to win a $100 shopping spree.
- 51-100 in line get a FREE collectors corner re-usable bag with CC logo filled merchandise over $15 value including paperbacks, comics and more.
+ The first 100 people in line receive a $20 CC FCBD gift certificate as good as $20 cash towards any purchase of $100 or more on FCBD discounts applied.
- 20 FREE Comics for each and every customer attending the event. 5 from every FCBD Title with some exclusively for CC and a bonus of 15 FREE back issue comics per person.
- FREE Pizza for everyone (12:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Scheduled Creator Appearances :
(ALL Creators appear 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Unless noted otherwise)
JIM STERANKO! Living Legend, The Man, The Myth.
9AM til 5PM. CC HQ/Signing and hanging out with Original Art and more to be announced.
STEVE NILES - Writer (30 Days of Night, Army of Darkness Ongoing)
*Steve is Signing at CC Baltimore HQ 9AM til 3PM and then Steve is headed to our Bel Air Location from 4PM til 7PM.
Joe Keatinge - Writer MORBIUS, GLORY, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN & many, many more.
*Joe is Signing at CC Baltimore HQ 9AM til 3PM and then Joe is headed to our Bel Air Location from 4PM til 7PM.
Leila del Duca - Artist SHUTTER & many more.
*Leila is Signing at CC Baltimore HQ 9AM til 3PM and then Leila is headed to our Bel Air Location from 4PM til 7PM.
Michael S. Bracco (Birth & Novo)
Nathan Getz (No One)
Tony Calandra (No One)
Mike Riley (I Taste Sound)
PLB Studios (MD Eastern Shore Based Comic Publisher)
Kata Kane (Altar Girl)
Monica G. (Glitter Kiss)
& many, many more!
- COMIC BOOK COSPLAY CONTEST : Starts at 3:00 PM Sign Up at the Counter.
Also a whole bunch of sales (See the link for more info)
Personally, I enjoy going to Free Comic Book Day because it is an experience like no other. I love to stay the night outside waiting in line, not quite for free comics, but just because it is a neat little adventure. I get to meet new people, see who else is willing to wait in line and feel apart of a different community. Sleeping outside of someones house in their driveway was pretty interesting too. I just enjoy the thrill of going to comic book stores and looking around with all the other people doing the same. Last year I was under neither the table for whatever reason looking through boxes of comics that looked interesting. People were just walking around me, it was exciting and awkward at the same time.
You don't have to enjoy comics to have a good time, in my opinion. It is actually a day to see what it is all about, and to give it a chance. They are FREE after all. How can you say no?
This year I will be camping outside in front of Collectors Corner from Thursday night until Saturday Morning. :) Anyone is welcome to join me. Depending place in line and when you join, I will split what I get if we win if anyone is willing to do the same. We could have a group of people trying to win the shopping spree and split the money or something.
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