Thursday, April 24, 2014

Back to Back Geek Events in Sacramento

It's the ultimate geek weekend:

  1. Saturday, May 3 - Free Comic Book Day Mini-Con at Empire's Comics Vault
  2. Sunday, May the 4th Be With You Celebration in West Sacramento
Myke Soler,

Start with 15,000 free comics, Storm troopers, roller derby athletes, pro wrestlers and the West Coast Avengers. Doors open at 9 am.

Finish up on Sunday with May the Fourth Be With You Celebration in West Sacramento.

It's that simple.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Throw Down with Supreme Pro Wrestling

Supreme Pro Wrestling comes to Free Comic Book Day Mini-Con 2014 like never before! There will be wrestling from 9 am - 11am, and 15,000+ free comic books while supplies last. Don't miss the fun.

Date: 05/03/2014 Saturday
Time: 9 am - 9 pm
1120 Fulton Avenue, Sacramento, CA
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Scattered Comics and Jason Dube in attendance for FCBD 2014!

Jason Dube has been self-publishing under his comic book company Scattered Comics for the past 22 years.

He has published titles such as Scattered, Panda Days, Caffeine Poisoned, and Shadow Hunters. He has recently began putting out monthly webcomics, and branched out to releasing his titles to download on I-tunes, and Drive-Thru Comics. 

Jason is also working as a full-time freelance comic book artist  and has worked as artist, colorist, typesetter and layout artist for several independent companies, including Neko Press, Blue Water Productions, and Last Doorway Productions.

Dube has recently opened an art studio, Scattered Comics Studioswhere several artists work under him to create a easy one stop-shop comic book studio for clients.

Meet Jason and others at Free Comic Book Day Mini-Con

We're proud to have Jason with us. In fact, he's been with us since our first Mini-Con.

Join us Saturday, May 3, 2014, starting at 9 am, to select your free comics (from 15,000 free comics), meet local artists, writers, comic book creators, and local groups, like Sac City Rollers, Supreme Pro Wrestling, 501st Legion, and West Coast Avengers.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Return of Jared Konopitski

Maybe you don't know it, but you've seen Jared Konopitski's art before. He's been a featured artist in the shop at least twice so far. He'll return  to Empire's on Saturday, May 3, 2014, for our annual Free Comic Book Day Mini-Con.

Meet Jared and experience his amazing art. You'll want to take one home with you, and you'll be glad to know his art is extremely accessible.

What's This About Free Comic Book MONTH?

Also for the second time, we're celebrating Free Comic Book Month -- 5 Saturdays full of free comics and related items. To participate, pick up a Free Comic Book Month Passport at the shop on Free Comic Book Day.
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Voted number one comic book shop in Sacramento by you

"They" say it's all in how you look at it. We agree... because if you look at this picture just right, you'll see that we're #3 among those who voted for Best Bookstore in the KCRA 3 A-List. Well, and we know that means those votes all came from you -- our fans! And here's what we translate that to mean...

Proud To Be #3 Best Comic Book Shop In Sacramento in KCRA 3 A-List AND #1 In Your Hearts

Yeah, we're just going to go ahead and call it right now. Because you know what matters most, we're #1 in your hearts -- you're #1 in ours too. Group hug! Haha.

There's a few days left to vote, and we think you should, IF you find you're up really late one night and you're tired of surfing the net or the tube, and you're out of beer and snacks, and you still don't feel like going to bed.

See you for FCBD Mini-Con 2014 on May 3, 2014!
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Monday, April 21, 2014

John Cottrell joins us for FCBD 2014!

John Cottrell is an independent comic artist, frequent nap taker and lover of fine beer. You’ve probably never heard of him and that’s okay!

He’s done work for Dark Horse Comics, The Adam Carolla Podcast and has on occasion helped people move, but that is contingent on free pizza. He won’t budge on this.

Currently he’s working (slowly) on his revenge web-comic Grim Law, his all-ages book The Rightful Hare as well as making himself look like an idiot in attempt to make his daughter laugh.

He’ll have comics, prints and art available at the convention. You should buy all of them because kids are expensive, man. They don’t tell you that ahead of time either.

Feel free to chat him up on Twitter 

Free comic book day MINI-CON and fcbd month BEGIN ON MAY 3

Join us on Saturday, May 3, 2014 for our annual Free Comic Book Day Mini-Con. Our annual mini-con will feature numerous local artists, writers, creatives and cool organizations you need to experience. Doors at 9 a.m.

Also, like last year, we're celebrating FCBD with month-long freebies every Saturday; but to unlock the freebies on the following Saturday, you have to show up each Saturday! Freebies include graphic novels, collected editions, posters, shirts, and more.
Check out posts related to FCBD Mini-Con 2014 to get the full scoop.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

West Coast Avengers fundraising for Shriner's Hospital For Children this FCBD 2014

We're pretty sure you need to experience the West Coast Avengers, so get ready to take some pictures this coming May 3 at our Free Comic Book Day Mini-Con.

Ha, ha, as if 15,000 free comics wasn't enough reason to come out for FCBD!

About the West Coast Avengers 

The West Coast Avengers organization was founded to provide a collective identity for costuming fans in California with similar interests.

They're proud to put their resources to good use for fundraising, charity work, and volunteerism. 
The West Coast Avengers promotes creating, owning, and wearing the costumes from the Marvel Universe featured in films, comics, and television.

To capture the magic of these characters, the goal is to portray an accurate presentation of the character through individual costumes. However, recognizing that the hobby centers around fun and creativity, allowances are made for the creative modification of these costumes as long as the end result is appropriate for the viewing of young children.

Meet them on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Empire's Comics Vault.

Find out who else will be at our FCBD Mini-Con 2014 celebration.