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Creative Women Mini-Con 2018 Complete Exhibitor List

Creative Women Mini-Con returns for its 6th year -- and we have some exciting exhibitors for you to meet. We've assembled eighteen of ...

Monday, October 15, 2018

Carve your guts out to win comic books

Carve your pumpkins! Go crazy. Build a sculpture out of it. Or stick a candle in it.

You might win comic books! Here's how. 

Three Easy Steps To Enter

1. Carve your pumpkin.

2. Take 2 photos: (1) Your pumpkin by itself and (2) You with your pumpkin.

3. Email the photos, your first and last name, and phone number to empirescv@gmail.com by October 31, 2018.

How To Win

We'll post all the pictures on our website by November 2 and let the public vote for their favorites. Voting goes through November 7, after which we'll announce the winners!

Comic Book Back Issue Prizes

Winners will be the top three submissions with the most votes and will receive:
  • Grand prize: $25 in regular priced back issues 
  • Second prize: $15 in regular priced back issues 
  • Third prize: $10 in regular priced back issues 
NOTE: If the total is more than the prize, winner will pay the difference. If you don't spend it all, there's no cash prize or change made for the difference. 

Costume Contest for Comic Books

Here's your chance to win some back issues -- $50, $25, or $10! Dress up to play and you just might get to browse the back issues for some freebies!



Two Easy Steps To Enter

1. Submit a photo of yourself in costume and holding a recent comic book. Email the photo to empirescv@gmail.com by October 31, 2018 by Midnight! 

2. Come into the shop and we'll take your picture!

How To Win

We'll post all the pictures on our website by November 2 and let the public vote for their favorites. Voting goes through November 7, after which we'll announce the winners!

The Prizes

Winners will be the top three submissions with the most votes and will receive:

  • Grand prize: $50 in regular priced back issues
  • Second prize: $25 in regular priced back issues
  • Third prize: $10 in regular priced back issues
NOTE: If the total is more than the prize, winner will pay the difference. If you don't spend it all, there's no cash prize or change made for the difference. 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Limited-Edition Merpug Pin celebrates Creative Women Mini-Con



We're celebrating this Saturday's Creative Women Mini-Con with an LE Merpug lapel pin! -- AND it comes with magical benefits to its bearer!

Merpug's Magical Powers
Buy 1 or more Merpug pins by Friday, then wear it Saturday to magically enter ONE HOUR EARLY to connect with this year's creative women and take advantage of the SALE before everyone else! This Merpug is only available through Saturday. After that, the Merpug swims off, never to return.

Can't make it in by Saturday? Get yours online for $5.99 and pick it up in the shop!




About the Merpug Pin
The Merpug pin is the first in a series of limited-edition, locally designed, event pins. Add the pin to your Rolly Tote for bonuses at future events and in the coming months.

This year's limited-edition pin was created by Creative Women Mini-Con artist Jen Monson. Jen experiments with various media and themes and always offers something new and exciting in both art and crafts. Meet her this Saturday.

For #CreativeWomen18, pick up a combo Rolly Tote and Merpug Pin for $14.99 (Tote: $12.99 REG; Pin: $5.99 REG). Get it in the store or use the button below.






Friday, September 14, 2018

Support Literacy in Sacramento - Walk with us

Let's Walk for Literacy



Saturday, October 20, 2018
Join Our Team

We're looking for 50 walkers to help raise money to support literacy. PLUS, when we reach 50, you'll be the reason why our PUG logo is on the back of the event shirt!

HOW TO REGISTER

Visit walk4literacy.org, select "register", then "join a team", complete the online sign-up form, and be sure to select "Empires Comics Vault" in the field called, "Team you want to join."

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Paint the star-filled sky. LEGO build. New Tote!

We invite you to paint with us. Even if you've never painted in your life, you will walk out that night with a completed work of art. It makes for the perfect Friday night.

We'll have Sacramento's LEGO Brickbuilders in the shop on Saturday. Bring your bricks and let's build.

And finally, you can help us decide on our Winter merchandise. Register your vote today. Details below.



Friday, September 14 - 6:30 PM

Happy Paint Evening


Release your inner painter. We provide the supplies and instruction. And YOU create the masterpiece. $40. Get your tickets online before they're all gone.
























Saturday, September 15 - 11:00 AM
Sac Brick Builders Meet-up

Brick by brick, wonderous creations come to life. Stop by to meet other LEGO enthusiasts. 






$13 (Shipping available)
Limited Edition
Comics Tote Bag


Soon to be SOLD OUT. B&W Comics Tote.
Pick one up in the store or order your bag online. 


HELP US PICK OUR NEXT... 
Hoodie? Beanie? Shot Glass?