MI – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Artist Gene Ha (JLA, Top 10) signs at Detroit Comics on Saturday May 3rd from noon till 3:00 pm for Free Comic Book Day!

Detroit Comics
23333 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale, MI 48220-1362
(248) 548-2669

DE – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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The Comic Book Shop welcomes special guests inker Bob Petrecca (Blue Beetle), Dawn Griffin (Zorphbert and Fred), Alitha Martinez (WWE Superstars), Eric Grissom (Dead Horse), Erica Schultz (M3), Amy Chu (Girls Night Out), Claire & Page Connelly (ThINK Illustration), Louie Chin (Museum of Chinese in America), Phil Chan (Reading with Pictures) on Saturday May 3, 2014 for Free Comic Book Day!! Plus, meet the podcasters from PAPERKEG and COMICS TANGO!

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The Comic Book Shop
1855 Marsh Road, Wilmington, DE 19810

NC – Free Comic Book Day 2014

acme-fcbdJoe Quinones, Maris Wicks, Yale Stewart, Jacob Chabot, Erica Henderson, and many more sign at Acme Comics on Saturday May 3, 2014 for Free Comic Book Day!

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Press Release:

The countdown is on as Acme steps into the next age of the Triad’s oldest & largest comic book store, consolidating their creative power back into the Lawndale Shopping Center and strengthening it’s partnership with Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema to bring you the best Free Comic Book Day ever!

2014 IMPROVEMENTS

–57 different comic offerings, up from last year’s 52, PLUS whatever other promo books we find around the shop to add to the mix! The first 50 people in line are guaranteed a copy of each book, an offer so appealing it pushes the physical boundaries of the official Free Comic Book Day bags!

–The air-conditioned and waterproofed Sketch Pavilion in Acme Comics Presents will be streamlined to get you through the line faster than ever before while ensuring all attendees that would like to have the opportunity to get their books signed and get a one of kind commission can do so for FREE!

–Geeksboro’s main floor will also play host to even more artists with which to visit!

–Discover more about one of our favorite publishers as we screen Sequart’s Image Revolution featuring length documentary in the 48 seat theatre downstairs in Geeksboro!

–Get to know renowned local cosplayers like Ed “Static Shock” Newsome, Caitlin “Robin” Rhyne, Ian “War Machine” Raulston, and many, MANY more on the sidewalks of the Lawndale Shopping Center!

–FREE face-painting by Munchie & Me!

–Once again, hang out all night and all day and all night again at Geeksboro as our pals down the sidewalk will be open straight through on Friday for the food, beverages, and facility conveniences for anyone camping out over night, all day Saturday to provide refreshments and entertainment to event-goers, and until 2 AM Saturday night for the after-party to beat all after-parties!

–Pub-style Superhero Trivia on Saturday night complete with cash & comic prizes!

–Have small children and want to avoid some of the crowds? Stop by to pick up a bag of books and visit with creators at the Greensboro Children’s Museum (6 books, 3 artists) and the Windsor Recreation Center (4 books, 4 artists) from 10 AM – 1 PM!

Creators Appearing at Acme Comics & Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema:

Thomas Boatwright – Orc Girl, Cemetery Blues, Halloween Legion, Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo

Jacob Chabot – Mighty Skullboy Army, Hello Kitty, Voltron Force, SpongeBob

Casey Coller – Transformers Robots in Disguise, Transformers More than Meets the Eye

Chris Giarrusso – G-Man, Aw Yeah Comics, Mini Marvels, Bullpen Bits

Erica Henderson – Subatomic Party Girls, Atomic Robo Real Science Adventures

Sandy Jarrell - Batman ’66, Meteor Men, Wasteland

Tracy Lee Quinn – freelance illustrator, Free Comic Book Day poster

Joe Quinones – Ultimate Comics Survive, FF, Batman Black & White, Batman ’66

Amanda Rachels – Flesh of White, Arcana’s the Book, Clown Town

Gregg Schigiel – Pix Teenage American Fairy, SpongeBob Comics, X-Babies

Brian Smith – Stuff of Legend, Intrepid EscapeGoat, Uncle Ant

Yale Stewart – JL8 (Little League), Nova

Randall Trang – Roller Girl & the Flying Sidekick

Michael Watkins – Sonic the Hedgehog, Transformers

Maris Wicks – Primates, Yes, Let’s, Batman Black & White

Kelly Yates – MonstHer, Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time, Doctor Who: Fairytale

Acme Comics
2150 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408
336-574-2263

SDCC 2014 Hotel Reservations Open Tomorrow, April 8

Via Toucan Blog:

SDCC Hotels

Comic-Con International 2014 Hotel Reservations open on Tuesday, April 8. We’d like to offer you some tips and advice to get ready for that day.

First of all, click here to go our Hotels page and download the Comic-Con International 2014 Hotel List toview info that you need to know to reserve a room. This list contains all of the hotels currently in the Comic-Con 2014 room block and their prices, plus other useful information, such as shuttle stops and the time it takes in minutes to get to the Convention Center. Additional info includes smoking or non-smoking rooms, pet-friendly hotels, and hotels offering breakfast.

How it works
Badge holders will receive an email at least 72 hours before April 8 that will contain a link to the Travel Planners hotel reservation website. That link will not be active until Tuesday, April 8 at 9:00 AM Pacific time (12:00 PM Eastern time). HANG ON TO THAT EMAIL. You will need it to access the site. The URL of the Hotel Reservations site will also be available on April 8 on our website’s Hotels page at www.comic-con.org/cci/hotels. You will have to cut and paste the URL on the Hotels page and place it into your browser window to access the Travel Planners hotel reservations website. (After April 8, when the hotel reservations website reopens after the initial sale, you can visit www.comic-con.org/cci/hotels to access the Travel Planners site to make changes or cancellations to your reservation.)

Once you get to the Travel Planners website, you will be asked to list SIX (6) hotel choices in order of preference. Everyone making a hotel reservation will be asked to do this, and it must be six choices. Study the Hotel List PDF to pick your choices in advance so you’re ready on Tuesday.

Please keep in mind that the Travel Planners hotel request form website is best accessed from a desktop computer. Accessing this form from a tablet or smartphone device may slow your progress. We highly recommend you use a desktop computer during this hotel request process.

Be realistic in your choices.
There are 55 hotels in the Comic-Con room block, with 29 of them located downtown. Yes, everyone wants to stay downtown, but the hotels located outside of the downtown area are just as comfortable and are serviced (with the exception of three of them) by the Comic-Con Shuttle service, which runs continuously from Thursday, July 24 through Sunday, July 27 at 7:00 PM. (Shuttle frequency varies throughout the day.) If you want to be close to the Convention Center to take advantage of Comic-Con’s nighttime programs and events, you can still hop the shuttle back to your hotel away from the crowds and noise of downtown. And after dealing with crowds and noise all day, doesn’t that quiet getaway sound inviting? You can even book a room NOW during our Early Bird Sale, which features a separate room block in Mission Valley and near the airport and ends April 8 when hotel reservations open. Click here to visit the Early Bird Sale page. (Please note the Early Bird Sale requires a full down payment, plus is non-refundable. Be sure you’re coming to Comic-Con before reserving—and committing—to these rooms!)

Remember:
There are 130,000 attendees at Comic-Con and only so many hotel rooms downtown and in the greater San Diego area. Odds are you’re NOT going to get what you want right off the bat. Hotel reservations opening on Tuesday are for Attendees and Professionals. Exhibitors who set up the great booths in Comic-Con’s Exhibit Hall where everyone loves to shop have a separate room block.

Additional hotel rooms may become available as we get closer to Comic-Con.
People do cancel rooms and those rooms are reassigned to members on the wait list. Check back to see if your other choices become available. Dates to note are the ones when the refund policy changes: April 30, 2014 (when full refunds go away) and June 1, 2014 (last date to cancel and pay for only one night’s room). Cancellations occur after those dates so people can avoid paying for rooms they no longer need.

Please keep in mind that the Travel Planners hotel reservations website is not optimized for smart phone use. We recommend you use a computer during the hotel sale.

Many people will try to access both the Comic-Con website and the Travel Planners website on Tuesday. We anticipate times when both websites may be very slow to respond. We ask you for your patience and to keep trying if at first you don’t succeed. Keep in mind the hotels outside of the downtown area and choose your six choices wisely. Remember that additional hotel rooms may become available later, after cancellation dates.

CA – FCBD: Rise of the Magi #0 Signing

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Image co-founder MARC SILVESTRI appears at Golden Apple Comics on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day! Marc is debuting his BRAND NEW Top Cow/Image comic: RISE OF THE MAGI #0.

Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-658-6047

FL – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Press Release:

Free Comic Book Day at Yancy Street just keeps growing each year! We have an amazing guest list for you this year! Some of our biggest sales of the year that you don’t want to miss! (To be announced soon!) And let’s not forget FREE comics!

Guests Include:
Andy Smith
Angel Medina
Ron Garney
Morry J. Hollowell
Wil Quintana
Sergio Cariello
Chuck Dixon
Meghan Hetrick
Tommy Castillo
Greg Land
Jim Fern
Pat Broderick
Fierce Comics
David Campiti
Jinky Coronado
Benny Powell

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Yancy Street Comics
9409 US 19 (inside Gulfview Square Mall), Port Richey, FL 34668
727-817-0888

MO – FCBD: The Sixth Gun Signing

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Star Clipper will be hosting a special signing with local star comic illustrator Brian Hurtt on Saturday May 3rd from 10:00 am till noon. During the signing, we are offering purchases of the awesome Sixth Gun Hardcover Volume 1 at a 30% discount!

Costumed Heroes: 10:00 am – 12:00pm

Live Music:

Vanilla Beans: 12 – 12:30 pm
The Little Big Bangs: 1 – 1:30 pm
Stonechat (comic release party): 2 – 2:30 pm
Dr. Dan The Pancake Man & The Psychedelic Psychonauts: 3 – 3:30 pm
Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship: 4 – 4:30 pm
Braining (set of Video Game Covers & Originals) 5 – 5:30 pm

Local Lo-Fi electronic act 3 of 5 will be playing a short set of Nintendo3DS music between each musical act.

Local Artists, including a collection of Ink & Drink artists, will be drawing for everyone ALL DAY: 10 a.m. until the sun goes down on the side walk in front of the store!

Free Comic Book Day is a single day (the first Saturday in May each year) when participating comic book shops all across the world give away comic books absolutely FREE to all comers! Star Clipper in the Delmar Loop always participates in this hugely popular event, to be held Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. We will feature comics from Ape Entertainment, Archie, Archaia, Boom!, Dark Horse, DC, Drawn & Quarterly, IDW, Image, Top Shelf, and Marvel, and many more!

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Star Clipper Comics
6392 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: (314) 725-9110

MD – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Don Rosa, Todd Dezago, Craig Rousseau, Steve Conley, and John Gallagher sign at Cards Comics & Collectibles on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day!

Cards Comics and Collectibles
100 A Chartley Drive, Reisterstown, MD 21136
410-526-7410

CA – FCBD: My Little Pony Signing

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Amy Mebberson (My Little Pony) signs at Beach Ball Comics on Saturday May 3rd from 11:00 am till 2:00 pm for Free Comic Book Day!

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Beach Ball Comics
3024 W Ball Rd Ste G, Anaheim, CA 92804

AB – Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Guest artists Christopher Peterson and Nick Johnson appear at Alpha Comics on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day! The first 30 people lined up will receive a ticket. At the counter turn in your ticket for a free grab bag. What inside the grab bag? One graphic novel, six free comics, and a rare variant edition comic. Further details at the link!

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Alpha Comics 
Lynnwood Shopping Centre #9
7005 18th Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 1Y1, Canada

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