Special guest Gail Simone joins Marjorie Liu, Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Blair Shedd, Sara Richard, Roger Andrews, and many more appear at Double Midnight Comics on Saturday May 3, 2014 for Free Comic Book Day!
How do we top 2013′s Free Comic Book Day? BY DOUBLING IT! Our 2014 Free Comic Book Day will be DOUBLED, with our usual one in Manchester and one at our new location in Concord! We will be featuring special guests, events and of course, exclusive free comics at each, as well as special sales too! Additionally, we will have a number of local artists, fantastic cosplayers, contests and a wide variety of free comics!
Special Artist/Writer Guests include:
Gail Simone (Batgirl, Red Sonja, Birds of Prey)
Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men, X-23)
Shelli Paroline (Adventure Time)
Braden Lamb (Adventure Time)
Blair Shedd (Doctor Who)
Sara Richard (My Little Pony)
Alex de Campi (My Little Pony, Grindhouse) – Appearing in Manchester from 5-7!
Roger Andrews (Super Hero Squad)
Ransom Getty (Guardians of the Globe)
Kendra Lee Saunders
Peter Vinton Jr
NOTE: free sketches are at the discretion of the artist and not guaranteed.
Cosplay Guests include:
Nicole Marie Jean (cosplayer extraordinaire)
Bellechere (world renown cosplayer)
501st New England Garrison
Ghostbusters of New Hampshire
New England Brethren of Pirates
Rhode Island Comic Con
Pop Culture Expo
Spectacular Batcycle (Concord)
Bumblebee 1977 Chevy Camaro from Transformers
BBQ? Of course! Our grill master and BBQ expert Jareb will be back, making some fantastic grub in Manchester!
We also want to have the biggest group of cosplayers we can amass, so we will have extra goodies to everyone that comes in costume, as well as the BIGGEST Free Comic Book Day costume contest in the US!
We will also be having a HUGE after party in Concord when all is said and done, with a few more surprises. What could we possibly have up our sleeves?
Double Midnight Comics
245 Maple St, Unit 11, Manchester, NH 03103
Double Midnight Comics is HOWWWWWLLL-sting their 4th Annual, Spooktastic Halloween Party and the 2nd Annual Halloween Comicfest on October 26th. What SCARY events will we come up with this year? Details soon. MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Expect us to continue our tradition of putting on some haunting costume contests, including the return of our Halloween Night Graveyard Shoot
Costume contests include Scariest Costume, Best Kids Costume, Best Ghost and Ghoul Costume (Best Guy and Girl costume in Halloween lingo). Each winner will not only receive a prize pack BUT free entry into to the 2014 Granite State Comic Con!
Guest artists currently include Chris Uminga, Matt Fletcher, Jason Casey and Scott Hamilton.
Double Midnight Comics
245 Maple Street, Unit 11, Manchester, NH 03103
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY FESTIVAL TAKES OVER ROCHESTER – Bigger and better this years Free Comic Book Day Event is going to take place all over Rochester.
The event will take place at a number of local businesses, each one giving away a unique comic book per family that visits them, as well as filling several larger venues in Rochester. Of course Jetpack Comics will have dozens of Free Comic Books to choose from!
Special consideration and give-aways will be given to EVERYONE that shows up wearing a Jetpack Comics T-Shirt . Wear a Jetpack or Ralph pin and you’ll be rewarded with even more swag! Wear a Ralph mask and be ridiculed and rewarded.
The Knights of Columbus will feature all the special guests, creators, comic book & toy vendors as well as food and novelty vendors. Last year Free Comic Book Day in Rochester attracted nearly 2400 people. This year, will be bigger and better.
Special Guests include Marvel Comics top guns, Ed McGuinness and Craig Rousseau! Ed is considered to be one of the best in his field and is currently the penciller of Marvel Comics HULK comic book.
Ed also provided the cover to Marvel Comics IRON MAN: Supernova which features Craig Rousseau as the penciller. Two Marvel comics artists at one huge event.
Also appearing: artist/writer/editor Rich Woodall – Zombie Bomb, Johnny Raygun; writer Ron Fortier – Green Hornet/Pulp writer/Daughter of Dracula; artist Jason Casey; writer/producer John Herman; artist Stephen Bobbett; artist/writer Rich Brunelle – The Fatsquad; artist/writer Josh Belanger – The Fatsquad; artist Dan Drew – The Gay Bride of Frankenstein/Severed Head Comics; artist/writer J.T. Falkenberg – Severed Head Comics; artist/writer Colin Tedford – Square Dance/Spinning World; artist Shaun O’Neil; artist Joseph Dellagatta; artist Mark Slater – Severed Head Comics; The Trees and Hills Comic Group; & The Barrington Middle School Comic Club.
The Star Wars 501st will be having photo ops on the stage of the Knights of Columbus Hall. Come as your favorite Jedi or don your Super-Hero garb. Please show your support by attending the event in costume! EVERYONE coming to the event is encouraged to dress up. While visiting with the Star Wars characters be sure to make a donation to them (all proceeds go to the NH Make A Wish Foundation). This year we add several new interactive groups to the Free Comic Book Day event.
The Dover Children’s Museum will be on hand at the KoC hall, with discount coupons and interactive displays. Rye Airfield will have a demo park behind Jetpack Comics where they will do BMX and skatebaord demos. Behind the Cafe at Governor’s Inn you will find a local Larping Group as well as a mini Ren Faire.
Of course, what makes Free Comic Book Day in Rochester a memorable event is the number of local and small press creators that come to the event. STHe KoC will feature dozens of comic book artists and creators. Special Local Guests include The Fatsquad, our lovely and talented Rich Woodall, The Barrington Middle School Comic Book Club, Severed Head Comics Group and more. WANT TO BE A PART OF THE FUN? Creator Spaces are $10, while we have them. Email Ralph now if you want to be a part of it. Space is limited!
Want to set up at our Free Comic Book Day event and sell your wares? Tables are just $50 each and are tax deductible (since the Rochester Main Street Association is a Non-Profit and they are the ones in charge of the multi-venues event portion of the day).
Got nothing to do on Free Comic Book Day? Why not come up to Rochester and give us a hand. This multi-venue event is going to take all kinds of coordination and assistance. Volunteers get first shot at the swag as well as tons of lovin from us! Seriously. If you’ve got the time we’d love to have you by our side!