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  • NH – Free Comic Book Day 2013

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    Amy Okuda, Eric Powell, Sara Richard, Roger Andrews, Blair Shedd, and many more sign at Double Midnight Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!

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    Press Release: 

    It’s that time of year! Free Comic Book Day falls on Saturday, May the 4th and we’re putting on a HUGE celebration! Last year we had over a thousand people come to the store and had an all day party that even WMUR showed up at! What can you expect this year? Even MORE!

    We will have a variety of creators on hand sketching, selling prints, and having fun! Anyone interested in setting up, please email info@dmcomics.com. We will have a limited number of tables available!

    Guests will include:
    Amy Okuda, Tink from the hit webseries The Guild
    Eric Powell, creator of The Goon, writer of Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters
    Blair Shedd, artist of Doctor Who, Dorothy of Oz
    Sara Richard, artist of Kitty and Dino
    Roger Andrews, artist of Super Hero Squad
    Chris Uminga
    Matt Fletcher
    Scott Hamilton
    Juli Mayers
    Jerry Fleming
    Nicole Hansche
    Mike Doherty

    Charity drive for NH Food Bank!!

    A costume contest second to none in the country and some fantastic costumed groups! We plan on amassing one of the largest groups of cosplayers ever seen for Free Comic Book Day! Be there at 2:00 pm for a HUGE group photo!

    Special Cosplay Guests include some of NH’s best:
    Bellechere Cosplay
    Nicole Marie Jean
    Ghostbusters of NH

    A fantastic BBQ!

    Tons of FREE COMICS! Which ones? You can find the list here: http://www.freecomicbookday.com/Home/1/1/27/981

    Sales! Sales! Sales!!

    Tons of prizes to give out to lucky customers, including some great items for some of the first people in line!

    Please note that people can park at the JFK across the street for additional parking since our lot tends to fill up quite fast.

    Double Midnight Comics 
    245 Maple St, Unit 11, Manchester, NH 03103

    NH – Halloween Fest 2012

    Sara Richard, Rich Woodall, Jerry Flemming, and Blair Shedd sign at Double Midnight Comics on Saturday, October 27, 2012! Costume contests, free comics, and more! Check the link below for details.

    *JUST ADDED* Jeremy McHugh (Fantasy Flight Games and World of Warcraft TCG artist)

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    Double Midnight Comics
    245 Maple St, Unit 11, Manchester, NH 03103

    The Philly Non-Sports Card Show Celebrates 50 Years of Mars Attacks in October 2012

    September 18, 2012 by  
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    Philly Non-Sports Card Show

    Press Release:

    Ack Ack, The Philly Non-Sports Card Show Returns!

    We’re Celebrating 50 Years of Mars Attacks

    Harrisburg, PA – October 1, 2012 – The 57th Philly Non-Sports Card Show will take place October 20 and 21 (Saturday and Sunday) at the Merchants Square Mall in Allentown, PA (1901 S 12th Street, Allentown, PA 18103). The Philly Non-Sports Card Show is the premier event for non-sport and entertainment card collectors and has been running continuously since the 1980s.

    To coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Mars Attacks, a seminal trading card series, and the recent release of Topps’ Mars Attacks Heritage trading cards, the show will have a Mars Attacks theme. Show goers will be treated to an exclusive Topps Mars Attacks promotional card, several Mars Attacks inspired self-produced Philly Show cards, Mars Attacks prizes, and more. Collectors are encouraged to wear their best alien gear.

    As always, collectors will find dealers selling a diverse array of trading cards depicting everything from Garbage Pail Kids to The Walking Dead. Many trading card manufacturers will be exhibiting including Breygent Marketing, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Monsterwax, Non-Sport Update, Rittenhouse Archives, shopTopps, SideKick, Topps, and others

    Several artists will also be exhibiting, most of whom have worked on Mars Attacks cards in the past. Those artists include: Doug Cowan, Ted Dastick Jr., Brian Kong, Ed Repka, and Sara Richard.

    A special gathering for NSU Card Talk forum members and guests will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, the show’s host hotel (advance registration is required). In keeping with the Mars Attacks theme, Topps’ Licensing Manager will speak about where the license is heading.

    Admission to the Philly Non-Sports Card Show is just $6 daily. A two-day pass may be purchased for $10. Show hours are Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday, 10 AM to 3 PM.

    Complete show details can be found on Non-Sport Update’s website at: phillynon-sportscardshow.com

    Philly Non-Sports Card Show (October 2012)

    September 11, 2012 by  
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    Philly Non-Sports Card Show

    Convention Name
    Philly Non-Sports Card Show
    Convention Website Address
    http://phillynon-sportscardshow.com
    This convention will take place:
    • over multiple days.
    Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
    10/20/2012
    End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
    10/21/2012
    About This Convention
    The Philly Non-Sports Card Show is the largest show for collectors of non-sport and entertainment trading cards. Our dealers sells vintage and new non-sport cards. Each show features artists, card manufacturers, and free card give-aways.
    Venue Name and Address
    Merchants Square Mall
    12 Vultee Street
    Allentown, PA 18103
    United States
    Map It
    Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
    80
    Projected Attendance
    800
    Please select the Category that best describes the convention
    Other
    Guests
    Doug Cowan, Ted Dastick Jr., Brian Kong, Ed Repka, Sara Richard

    NH – FCBD: Double Midnight 10th Anniversary

    Scott Wegener, Sara Richard, Roger Andrews, and many more sign at Double Midnight Comics!

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    Press Release:

    Saturday May 5th is Free Comic Book Day and this year we’re celebrating 10 years in business so we’re throwing a BIG party! Here’s some of what you can expect:

    Tons of FREE comics – See the list at www.freecomicbookday.com, the list is fantastic!

    Special Guests – Scott Wegener (Atomic Robo)
    Sara Richard (Kitty & Dino)
    Roger Andrews (Super Hero Squad)
    Jerry Fleming (Mars Attacks & Marvel trading cards)
    Darren Garnick (writer Burt Ward Boy Wonder)
    Nicole Hansche
    Juli Mayers
    Jeremy McHugh
    Rob Jeanotte
    Alex Cormack

    Our most epic costume contest at the store EVER! Prizes to be awarded to the top 3 costumes and we will be giving out prizes to the top kids’ costumes too! Everyone that comes in costume gets more free comics than anyone else, that includes kids!

    Facepainting!

    A coloring contest for kids!

    HUGE raffles!!!

    Make sure to check out the FCBD after party! We’re hosting a FREE bowling party over at Spare Time Bowling and then heading out on the town for Cinco De Mayo!

    Free Comic Book Day will be just 1 part of our 4 day 10th Anniversary Extravaganza that will start on May 3rd with the Hippo De Mayo Taco Tour and the midnight screening of the Avengers! It continues on Friday with a Star Wars sale, the launch of Magic Avacyn Restored and Free Comic Book Night (come sample some mature readers books)! It all wraps up on Sunday – details coming soon!

    Double Midnight Comics
    245 Maple St, Unit 11, Manchester, NH 03103

    NH – Stalker Signing

    Artist Sara Richard appears at Double Midnight on Friday February 24, 2012 from 6-8pm! Sara will be signing copies of the new comic Stalker for which she provided the cover!

    Double Midnight Comics
    245 Maple St, Unit 11, Manchester, NH 03103

    Boston Comic Con 2012 Announces More Guests

    Boston Comic Con is pleased to announce several new additions to the guest list for the 2012 convention! Joining an already stellar line up are Joe Sinnott, Kevin Eastman, Eric Canete, Keu Cha, Todd Dezago, Ian Glaubinger, Daniel Govar, Mark Morales, Sara Richard, Stephane Roux, Matteo Scalera, Thomas E. Sniegoski, Charles P. Wilson III, and Dexter Vines. This year’s event is shaping up to be the biggest in our five year history!

    Silver Age legend Joe Sinnott’s inks have embellished the pages of innumerable titles including Thor, Silver Surfer, Captain America, and The Avengers. His favorite character to draw is The Thing of the Fantastic Four, the comic for which he is best known. Don’t miss this opportunity to shake hands with an industry giant!

    Kevin Eastman is best known as the co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a comic book phenomenon which was founded in Northampton, MA! For the past twenty years Eastman has owned, edited, and published the magazine Heavy Metal. Boston Comic Con is thrilled to bring this comic book icon back to the Bay State!

    Eric Canete is an illustrator and designer working in the animation and comic book industries. As an animator he has worked on shows including Aeon Flux, Exo Squad, and X-Men. He has drawn many titles for Marvel and DC Comics such as Amazing Spider-Man, Luke Cage, and Iron Man. Currently he is working on a creator-owned project for Image Comics.

    Keu Cha is an artist who has worked extensively with Top Cow Productions on titles including The Darkness, Fathom, Rising Stars, and Witchblade.

    Todd Dezago is an American comic book writer. He is best known for his collaborations with penciller Mike Wieringo on Sensational Spider-Man and their creator-owned fantasy series Tellos. Dezago is also know for co-creating Young Justice with artist Todd Nauck in the one-shot Young Justice: The Secret. His other Young Justice work includes the miniseries JLA: World Without Grown-ups.

    Ian Glaubinger is an illustrator inspired by all things in pop culture: the cartoons of the 1950’s, Walt Disney, movies, comics, typography, vintage advertising, all things retro, his wife Kim, and his cat to name a few. He is a featured artist at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles, a very popular pop-culture based art gallery.

    Daniel Govar is the co-founder of ThereAndBackAgain.net, a Tolkien and Lord of the Rings website dedicated to illustrating all facets of the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien. In 2010, Daniel’s sci-fi epic comic Azure was published by DC Comics, now available via DC and ComiXology’s digital apps.

    Mark Morales is an inker best known for his works at Marvel Comics such as Secret Invasion, Siege, and Thor. Most recently he embellished the pages of Young Avengers over the pencils of fellow Boston Comic Con guest Jim Cheung.

    Sara Richard’s work has appeared in Atomic Robo, Pre-Historic Times Magazine, several Marvel trading card sets, Zombie Bomb, and in her new children’s book Kitty and Dino. She has also worked as a toy designer for Hasbro.

    Stephane Roux comes all the way from France as an illustrator of great renown. His sexy pinup-style art has graced the covers of Birds of Prey, Savage She-Hulk, and Countdown to Crisis. He has also illustrated Zatanna for DC Comics and is currently working on Star Wars: Agent of the Empire for Dark Horse.

    Matteo Scalera is an Italian artist who was one of twelve discovered in Marvel’s worldwide talent search in 2005. He is best known for his work with the character Deadpool and has drawn the titles Deadpool Team-Up, Deadpool Corps, and Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth. Additionally he has worked on Hyperkinetic, Dynamo 5, and PopGun for Image Comics.

    Thomas E. Sniegoski is the writer of the New York Times best-selling The Fallen: Vol. 1 & 2, as well as Remy Chandler. He is also the only writer ever invited to work on Jeff Smith’s award winning series Bone, working with Smith on Bone: Tall Tales. Sniegoski has just finished writing Bone: Quest for the Spark, and a new additions to The Fallen series, The Fallen: End of Days and The Fallen: Forsaken.

    Charles Paul Wilson III is the acclaimed illustrator and co-creator of the New York Times Best-Selling Graphic Novel, The Stuff of Legend, published by Th3rd World Studios. His work has also graced the covers and pages of the comic industry’s top publishers such as IDW, DC, and Marvel Comics.

    Dexter Vines is a comic book artist and inker best known for being one half of the “eDex” team, along with fellow Boston Comic Con guest Ed McGuiness. Dex has worked on titles for Marvel and DC including Civil War, Superman/Batman, JLA Classified, and Wolverine: Old Man Logan.

    Previously announced guests include Al Feldstein, Paul Coker Jr., Al Jaffee, Brian Azzarello, Jeremy Bastian, Joe Benitez, Simon Bisley, Mark Brooks, Stephanie Buscema, Jim Cheung, Cliff Chiang, Becky Cloonan, Amanda Conner, Katie Cook, Geof Darrow, Renae De Liz, Steve Epting, Jamal Igle, Phil Jimenez, Alex Maleev, Ed McGuinness, Phil Noto, Jimmy Palmiotti, David Petersen, Tom Raney, Ivan Reis, Paolo Rivera, Tim Sale, Bill Sienkiewicz, Jill Thompson, Ben Templesmith, Joe Quinones, Bernie Wrightson, Skottie Young, Chrissie Zullo, and more!

    Boston Comic Con is also happy to announce that we have SOLD OUT all artist alley tables. Anyone who submits a registration form from this point on will be added to a waiting list.

    The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 40,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. The convention will be held Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA from 10am to 5pm each day. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

    Boston Comic Con 2011 Report

    Boston Comic Con 2011 was an unparalleled success!! With an enormous guest list and a new location it was a sink-or-swim moment for the growing convention. Thankfully, they came through and saw a 50% increase in attendance from the previous year and have received rave reviews from guests, fans, and retailers alike. The move to the Hynes Convention Center proved to be an invaluable decision as the venue is far more suited to the convention’s needs than previous sites and its central location in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay made access to food, drink, lodgings, and public transportation much easier.

    Obligatory photo of "Loneliest Astronauts" artist Ming Doyle in her Thor costume

    A flurry of activity went on inside the Hynes that weekend between sketches drawn, comics signed, cosplay photographed, and panel questions asked. Highlights include:

    Word is the “Women in Comics” panel held a fiesty debate about gender issues in the comics industry between panelists Stephanie Buscema, Allison Sohn, Ming Doyle (pictured at left), Sara Richard, and Marsha Cooke.

    Another fun panel was Frank Cho’s “How to Draw Like a Bad-Ass” in which he solicited ideas from the audience and then raffled off tickets to win the piece drawn. Ultimately he drew a picture of the Avengers’ Tigra fighting off a horde of ninja on a subway train.

    The biggest announcement of the convention was the unveiling of Teenage Satan, a multimedia enterprise created by Stephanie Buscema, Marsha Cooke, and Candis Cooke. It’s a webcomic, app, and video game all in one. They also held a swanky after-hours party with burlesque performances provided by the Boston Babydolls which were both titillating and haunting. Check out TeenageSatan.com for more information!

    This year’s costume contest was big hit with cosplayers breaking out their best capes and masks. The winner was a B.A. Baracus who pitied the fool who broke character. Another standout was the giant, working mecha suit built by a team of MIT students.

    Frank Cho shows off his Bad-Ass drawing skills *

    Tim Sale’s birthday was on the Sunday of the convention and he was surprised at his panel with a cake provided by the Riot Grrls.

    DC Comics Editorial Director Mark Chiarello and Legendary Comics Editor-in-Chief Bob Schreck were both on-hand to review artists portfolio and give advice and tips to the aspiring comic book creators of tomorrow.

    Golden Age legend Joe Kubert was only scheduled to appear Sunday but decided to make a surprise appearance on Saturday to the delight of fans and organizers alike. He represented the Kubert School which is the finest institution teaching the craft of creating comics.

    Several of the big name artists were much in demand for sketches and signatures including J. Scott Campbell, Frank Quitely, Arthur Adams, Dave Johnson, Matt Wagner, Tony Harris, and more. Sadly, this convention marked the last that superstar artist Adam Hughes will take a sketch request list as he found one of the three he finished in Boston already being sold on ebay mere hours after the show ended. In the future he will auction off sketch requests on ebay beforehand, one per each day of the convention he’s attending.

    Finally Boston Comic Con has announced the dates of next year’s show will be April 21-22, 2012! After such a phenomenal convention this year they are also happy to say that they will be returning once again to the Hynes Convention Center! Some big name guests are already lined up and will be announced in the months to come. Follow their website (www.bostoncomiccon.com) as well as the Facebook page and Twitter feed to stay up-to-date on the latest information as it is released! RSVP on Facebook!

    Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai made his first Boston appearance ever at Boston Comic Con 2011 *

     

    Golden Age legend Joe Kubert *

    Tim Sale was happy to see his hometown team the Seattle Mariners beat the Red Sox

     

    Frank Quitely was quite popular *

     

    This thing was nuts! And it actually moved! Those MIT kids are wicked smaht!

    Adam Hughes at work. And no, that's not the sketch that got flipped. *

    That's it, folks! Enjoy the photos! *

    Photos marked with an asterisk (*) are property of Andy Ihnatko. Check more of his photos from Boston Comic Con 2011 at the link!

    HeroesCon 2011 Continues to Expand Guest List

    HeroesCon announced over 20 new guest additions this week to an already enormous guest list! Included are superstars like Neal Adams, Jim Starlin, Tim Sale, and many more! HeroesCon takes place on June 3 – 5, 2011 at the Charlotte Convention Center (501 S. College St, Charlotte, NC 28202). For the full list and more details about the convention, please check out their website at the link!

    Press Release:

    HeroesCon is very happy to announce that Neal Adams will be attending HeroesCon 2011! Neal is a living legend known for bringing a realism to superhero comics that didn’t exist before his arrival. Illustrating classic comics like Green Lantern #76 (pictured), Strange Adventures (creating the definitive look for Deadman), and many more, Neal went on to be DC’s primary cover artist during the 70?s. He later went on to found Continuity Comics and most recently he is writing and illustrating Batman: Odyssey at DC Comics.

    Scott Hampton’s gorgeous work was recently seen in the pages of Hellboy: The Sleeping and the Dead. Try to catch Scott painting on our art stage for the Annual Art Auction.  He always creates something spectacular!

    Painter Erik Jones has quickly made a name for himself in comics with his gorgeous covers for books like Hack/Slash, Witchblade, and Unkown and is currently doing covers for the new Elric series.

    Heidi MacDonald is the brains behind the fantastic comics news site The Beat. Always insightful and informative, she has guided the site through it’s many incarnations while remaining a great resource to the comics industry and it’s fans.

    David Mack is an Eisner-nominated and New York Times bestselling painter, writer, and cartoonist behind Kabuki, The Shy Creatures, numerous Daredevil arcs, and much more.

    Writer Ben McCool has been doing tons of work lately, namely Memoir, Captain America: The Korvac Saga, and Choker.

    Chris Moreno’s work has appeared in ZombieBomb 4: Dark Daze, Disney’s Toy Story for BOOM! Studios, The Minions of Ka from Arcana, and Paul Jenkins’ Sidekick from Image Comics.  His creator-owned character, Sanz Pantz: Ninja Platypus appears in the Popgun anthologies from Image.  His other comics credits include Alien Inventor, World War Hulk: Frontline, Dracula vs. King Arthur, Monkey in a Wagon vs. Lemur on a Big Wheel, The Last Sin of Mark Grimm, the webcomic Super Frat, and Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales.

    Jeff Parker is no stranger to regular HeroesCon attendees or anyone that’s read a Marvel comic in the last few years for that matter! Since the success of his creator-owned The Interman, Jeff has gone on to write Hulk, Thunderbolts, Agents of Atlas and many other titles. One of my personal favorites is Mysterius the Unfathomable, with artist Tom Fowler.

    We’re excited to welcome Tim Sale back to HeroesCon this summer. Besides extraordinarily popular books like Batman: The Long Halloween and Spider-Man: Blue, Tim also did the paintings (with Dave Stewart) for the Isaac character on the television series Heroes.

    Also added this week:

    Jason “Spyda” Adams- sculptor

    Josh Adams- creator of In the Garden of Steven: the tale of Adam, Eve & Steve, artist on House of Mystery #13.

    Scott Hanna - inker of titles such as Detective Comics, Amazing Spider-Man, Nova and many other Marvel and DC comics.

    Norman Lee – inker of titles such as X-Men, Namor, New Mutants, DCU Online Legends and many more.

    Mike Lilly – artist on books like Black Terror, Annihilation Conquest: Quasar, Vampirella, Punisher, and Batman.

    David Malki! is the author of the celebrated comic strip Wondermark, which repurposes illustrations and engravings from 19th-Century books into sarcastic, silly, and surreal collage-style comic strips. In 2008, the Wondermark book Beards of our Forefathers was nominated for the Eisner Award — the highest honor in comics — for “Best Humorous Publication.” He’s also the co-editor of the sci-fi anthology Machine of Death, which became a surprise bestseller in 2010 thanks to an innovative grassroots marketing campaign.

    J.D. Mettler- colorist on Ex Machina, The Talisman, JSA, War Heroes, Down, and many more.

    Bill Neville- artist and co-creator of the Explorers

    Joe Pruett – Desperado Publishing

    Jim Starlin – writer/ artist on titles like Dreadstar, Breed, Batman, Silver Surfer, Death of Captain Marvel and many more.

    Gary Reed- is the author of many titles with the most notable being Saint Germaine, Renfield, Raven Chronicles, and Baker Street.

    Sara Richard- artist on Zombie Bomb and sketch cards for Marvel’s Dangerous Divas and Betty Page.

    Art Thibert- inker on titles such as Ulitmate Spider-Man, X-Factor, X-Men and many more.

    Wayne Vansant- artist on The ‘Nam

    Alexis Ziritt- creator of Rudo and Mekano Turbo. Founder of Fistful Apparel.

    Boston Comic Con 2011 Panel Schedule

    Press Release:

    Boston Comic Con is happy to announce the Panel Schedule for our 2011 convention! With some of the greatest creators in the industry attending these are sure to be standing room only! Tell your friends!

    Saturday April 30, 2011

    10:30am–11:15am – Comics In The Classroom

    11:30am–12:15pm – Female Creators (Ming Doyle, Sara Richard, Stephanie Buscema, Allison Sohn)

    12:30pm–1:15pm –  Spotlight on Howard Chaykin

    1:30pm-2:15pm – Spotlight on Matt Wagner

    2:30pm-3:15pm –  How to Draw Comics Like a Bad Ass With Frank Cho

    3:30pm-4:15pm – Spotlight on Stan Sakai

    4:30pm-6:00pm – Spotlight on Darwyn Cooke

    6:00pm-6:45pm –  Spotlight on Terry Moore

    (Please note the time changes on Darwyn Cooke and Terry Moore’s panels -ed.)

    Sunday May 1, 2011

    11am-11:45am – Spotlight on Joe Kubert

    12pm-12:45pm – Spotlight on Frank Quitely

    1pm-1:45pm – Spotlight on Tim Sale

    2pm-2:45pm – Cover Artists (J. Scott Campbell, Adam Hughes, JG Jones, Dave Johnson)

    3:00pm-3:45pm – Spotlight on Neal Adams

    4pm-5pm – Costume Contest

    Tickets are currently available online through the convention website. Prices are $20 for a single day pass and $35 for a weekend pass. Kids get in free with paid adult admission!

    The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently-run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 40,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. The convention will be held from 10am to 7pm on Saturday April 30th and from 10am to 5pm on Sunday May 1st at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

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