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    Press Release:

    Archie Comics’ Comic Book Fairs in Partnership with Fandom Advisory Network  is taking a road trip across America! The Archie Comics Literacy Tour is a celebration of Archie’s storied 70 year history and a mission to promote literacy and learning through comic books. Starting at this years Comic Con in San Diego, Archie will drive across country and stop off at comic book stores, children’s bookstores, museums, and schools to run creative workshops and champion the legacy of Archie Comics through new titles and restorations of their older ones ( Archie: A Celebration of America’s Favorite Teenager). Comic Book Fairs, a division of Archie Comics, built on the mission to advocate comic books in education, will be working with schools and comic books stores to build strong connections within their community to establish Archie Comics as a learning tool for educators. We at Archie feel that comic books can be a great conduit to literacy and academic concepts, especially for reluctant readers. 

    The Literacy Tour will be a great trip not just for us, but for our fans past, present, and future.

    Below are the places and dates you can find us this summer. Would love to see you there!

    David Rojas
    Director of Education
    Archie Comics

    TOUR SCHEDULE

    Wednesday, July 27th – O.C., CA

    Comics Unlimited
    16344 Beach Boulevard,Westminster, CA 92683-7857

    1pm-4pm

    Friday, July 29th – Los Angeles, CA

    Golden Apple Comics
    7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 9003

    1pm-4pm

    Saturday, July 30th – Santa Cruz, CA

    Atlantis Fantasy World
    1020 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3828

    11am-7pm

    Wed, August 3rd – San Jose, CA

    Hicklebees Children’s Books
    1378 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125

    1pm-4pm

    Saturday, August 6th – San Francisco, CA

    Comixexperience
    305 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

    1pm-4pm

    Sunday, August 7th- San Francisco, CA

    National Cartoon Museum Archie Exhibit
    655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

    11am-5pm

    Wednesday, August 10th- Ashland, OR

    Treehouse Children’s Books
    15 North Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520-2725

    1pm-4pm

    Thursday, August 11th – Douglas County- OR

    Douglas County Fair
    2110 SW Frear Street, Roseburg, OR 97471

    8am-4pm

    Saturday, August 13th – Portland, OR

    Bridge City Comics
    3725 North Mississippi Avenue, Portland, OR 97227-1158

    1pm-4pm

    Wednesday, August 17th – Boise, ID

    Captain Comics
    710 South Vista Avenue, Boise, ID 83705-1713

    1pm-4pm

    Saturday, August 20th – Salt Lake City, UT

    Night Flight Comics
    210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City

    1pm-4pm

    Sunday, August 21st – Boulder, CO

    Time Warp Comics
    3105 28th Street, Boulder, CO 80301

    1pm-4pm

    Monday, August 22nd -Denver, CO

    Denver Children’s Hospital
    1830 Franklin Street, Denver, 80218, CO

    1pm-4pm 

    Saturday, August 27th Ames, IA

    Mayhem Comics
    2532 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014-7218

    1pm-4pm

    Tuesday, August 30th , Minneapolis MN

    Wild Rumpus Children’s Bookstore
    2720 W 43rd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55410

    1pm-4pm

    Wednesday, August 31st – St Paul, MN

    Mickey’s Diner
    1950 7th Street West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55116

    11am-3pm 

    Saturday, September 3rd , Chicago, IL

    Magic Tree Bookstore
    141 North Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60301-1303

    1pm-4pm

    Thursday, September, 8th, Virginia, VA

    Virginia Public Schools
    34 Wine Street, Hampton, VA 23669-4046

    8am-3pm

    Friday- Sunday September 9th- 11th –  VA

    Virginia Bay Days
    34 Wine Street, Hampton, VA 23669-4046

    9am-4pm

    Wednesday-Friday, September 14th- 16th- Pittsburgh, PA

    Pittsburgh Propel Charter Schools
    340 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205-4620

    9am-4pm

    Saturday, September 17th -PA

    Mifflinburg Auto Show
    10770 Old Turnpike Rd, Mifflinburg, 17844 PA

    7am-8pm

    Sunday, September 18th- Pittsburgh, PA

    Toonseum
    945 Liberty Avenue #1, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3729

    10am-3pm

    Wednesday, September 21st – Baltimore, MD

    City Springs School
    100 South Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21231-1703

    9am-3pm

    Saturday, Sept 24th , Baltimore, MD

    Geppi Museum
    301 West Camden Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2434

    Wednesday, September 28th – RI

    The Learning Community
    21 Lincoln Avenue, Central Falls, RI 02863-2012

    9am-3pm

    Thursday, September 29th-  RI

    Kingston Hill Academy
    850 Stony Fort Rd, Saunderstown, RI 02874

    9am-3pm

    Saturday, October 1st – RI

    Barrington Books
    184 County Road, Barrington, RI 02806-4529

    1pm-4pm

    Friday – Saturday , October 7th -8th- D.C.

    826
    3233 14TH ST. NW, Washington, DC 20010
    9am-4pm

    Wednesday, October 12th -NYC

    Amber Charter School
    220 East 106th Street, New York

    9am-3pm

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