May 5th, marked my first time experiencing Free Comic Book Day. For those who are unaware, Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is held on the first Saturday of May each year. It is a promotion to get people out of their houses and into the comic book shops. Since I love art and reading, what better way to experience both at the same time than in a comic book? In the past, FCBD fell on a day when I was either at work or at an event. Thankfully, I had the opportunity to go out to a few local comic shops to check out this national geek holiday this year. Read on to see what my experience was like.
But once a year, on the first Saturday in May, Vault of Midnight joins forces with local comic shops worldwide to offer free comic books to the masses. We aim to spread the word about everything the comic book medium has to offer by sharing our favorite titles in an approachable and risk-free way.
Doors open at 10am! Early risers will get pick of the litter from our free comic book wall, and Madcap Coffee will be offering up complementary caffeine samples while supplies last. Sidewalk festival concludes at 5pm but free comics will be flying off the shelves til 10pm!
Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
PLYMOUTH COMIC CON–FREE COMIC BOOK DAY convention
Over 45 tables of comic books, Funco Pops, action figures, original art, local publishers and more!!!
Free admission to all!! Many vendors will have freebies.
Yourcomiccon.com will be bringing over 1000 comic books to give away.
A D&D play, free comic book day, fallout LARP, high school anime and superheroes running are a few of the things you will encounter this week.
Don’t know what to do for the week? Well, check out what’s going on for this weekend.