September 14, 2012 by Joe Fauvel
Filed under Animation, Art Show, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Florida, Gaming, Horror, Manga, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Television, Video Games, Webcomics
PalmCon II is a week away! Website is updated with the full schedule, including the showing of the new film the Awakened in the Indie-Film Lounge.
Complete list of guests that includes Guest of Honor Legendary Artist Jose Delbo!
2nd Annual Costume Contest!
Complete floor plan and so much more.
Check out all the happenings at PalmCon’s website here!
RAY PARK of Star Wars, G.I. Joe, X-Men and Heroes fame will be our guest of honor for FCBD! The calls have already started and everyone (including us) seems really pumped! We have pricing info on autographs. $30 will get you the John Hancock of Mr. Ray Park! A nice thing that Mr. Park has agreed to is he will take photos with customers at no extra charge as long as an autograph is purchased. $30 gets your item signed or you can buy one of Mr. Park’s fantastic photos. We spoke with Mr. Park this weekend at C2E2 and he is excited about meeting his fans in Omaha!
CYNTHIA MARTIN, Star Wars artist for the Marvel series has agreed (after much pleading) to be our special comic book guest! She is one of the nicest people in the comic business and does fantastic sketches! Cynthia has created a fantastic Darth Maul sketch available at Krypton on FCBD!
ANOTHER GREAT ARTIST SIGNS AT FCBD:
Brook Turner, an Image comics artist of the fan favorite “GOLLY” will also appear at FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! We have seen Brook go from an artist with a dream to an artist with a job! Our buddy Phil Hester took Brook under his wing, saw his talent and now BAM! the rest is history! Great to have you and looking forward to seeing you!
Even more free comic book day news!
Our friends at Red Robin at 170th and Center will be handing out FREE coupons! FREE COMICS AND FREE FOOD!!! Does it get any better than that?
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY ARTISTS MATT AND MICK GLEBE CREATED THIS GREAT FLYER! Check out their kick butt website for great videos and samples of their new book THE MITH.
Members of the 501st Central Garrison will also be keeping the galaxy safe around Krypton Comics on FCBD! I can’t say enough great things about this group of people. Kids just love having their picture taken with a stormtrooper! This year some Clone Troopers are going to show up!
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!