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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

FCBD Month Continues May 14th!

FCBD 2016 was an amazing day! We had amazing guests, great local groups, and a fantastic Sale! Why not have one more day?! Saturday May 14th we have one more Sale. You will not want to miss this since you know we don't do Sales very often. Let's keep it simple...


  • 15% OFF Graphic Novels & Toys
  • 50% off Back Issues
Savings Club Members make sure you check your email box for the special deals and Freebies Only for you. Not a Savings Club Member but wanna know how to get in on all the extras for FCBD 2017?

http://www.empirescomics.com/p/join-our-savings-program.html


Sunday, May 8, 2016

FCBD Festival Prize Winners

Thank you all for helping support Shriner's Hospitals for Children. $328 was raised and were throwing in a box of kids' comic books. So now here are the three winning tickets and the prize lot that goes with each winning ticket:

  • 455102 wins Lot 1
  • 445334 wins Lot 2
  • 445180 wins Lot 3
Winners have 10 days to claim their prizes. On the morning of the 11th day, a new ticket will be selected for each unclaimed prize. This process will continue until all prizes have been claimed.


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Read #1ComicADay with Empire's Comics

Last Tuesday, Ben and I were meeting to plan great things for the comic shop (I'm the marketing maven). He says to me, "I want to start reading one comic book everyday."

This sounds like one of his cockeyed plans to get me to read through some of the titles that are piling up in my "Read Pile." Turns out I have a bad reputation for keeping up on the titles I love. Just ask Joey or Patrick or Jake or the pugs...

But this is different: this time it's for himself. We commiserate about how life and work and business and the business of life get in the way and how comics get pushed aside far too easily.

And then, well... things got in the way. Two days go by but I still hadn't read anything -- not even on "New Comic Book Wednesday." So, today, Thursday, we're meeting again (there's always lots to do right before Free Comic Book Day Festival).

Before we start working, Ben says, "I want to read one comic everyday, so that's what I'm going to do first."

"Ok. Me too." So he reads Low and I read Think Tank (by Matt Hawkins who you can meet at FCBD Festival, by the way).

And thus begins a new movement, a new initiative! You are invited to join us, even if you already read one comic (or more) every day. But if you don't, we're ok being a movement of two (haha, pathetic!).

Ben will post his reads on Instagram/Twitter and I will post mine on Twitter. We'll be hashtagging it with #1ComicADay.

Turns out that this works really well: we both read three books today.


FCBD Festival 2016 map now available

Click MAP to enlarge.
We're want to make this as easy as possible as possible for the more than one thousand Savings Club Members and new friends and visitors, SO we put together this little map.

This map will show you:

  • Where to park (get here early!)
  • Where to stand:
  • And it also shows where all the fun is.
(For a better view, click on the map to enlarge it.)

There's so much fun and free comics planned. See you bright and early on Saturday, May 7. If you haven't already, add the #FCBDFestival FB event to your FB calendar to keep up with all the upcoming updates.


Top Cow's Matt Hawkins at FCBD Festival 2016

We're excited to announce that Top Cow Productions' President/COO and comic book writer Matt Hawkins will join us for Free Comic Book Day Festival 2016.

Matt has created and written more than thirty new comic book franchises for Top Cow and Image, including, to name a few, Think Tank, Symmetry, The Tithe, Necromancer, VICE, Lady Pendragon, Aphrodite IX, and Tales of Honor.

In much of his writing, Matt aims to shine a light on science. Commenting on this in an interview at Image Comics, he said:

"I've also thought for years that the sciences are kind of poorly represented to kids here in the United States in school. I have two sons in high school, and they told me how boring they found science. That struck a nerve, so I was determined to try and show scientists in a positive light. And not just billionaire geniuses like Tony Stark."

We're over the moon excited to have Matt with us for this special event. Be sure to bring your copies of the books that Matt has written so that he can sign them for you.

A complete listing of activities taking place during #FCBDFest is currently available.