Friday, May 2, 2014

Ben's Tips for Free Comic Book Day Mini-Con

Sacramento comics shop owner
Ben's tips for Free Comic Book Day
Click the picture to go straight to EmpiresCV.tv to watch Ben's quick video. Or just read it right here.

Do FCBD Mini-Con Right!


1. Get here early. Bring a chair for a more comfortable wait, since the line is usually long by 8 am (We open at 9am). Hang out. Talk comics. 
2. Back issues ridiculously low in price.
3. Bring your FCBD titles checklist. Get the full comic book checklist or the kids' comics list.
4. Bring a friend. Bring your kids.
5. Check out all the amazing artists, writers, creators and other groups on our Mini-Con.

Bonus Mini-Con Tips


1. Enter for a chance to win an awesome prize package. Enter to win some cool comic book swag, some statues, and more. It's a buck to enter, and all the funds raised will be split between two great organizations -- Shriner's Hospital for Children and Hero Initiative. Get your fundraiser tickets at the entrance to the FCBD line or at the Tiki Bar.


2. Enter for a chance to win more prizes. Take pictures and post them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Use #EmpiresComics and #FCBDSacramento in your post to enter our contest. We'll be giving away $10 coupons for back issues all month long. Photo must be taken on 5/3/2014 at Empire's Comics Vault's Free Comic Book Day Mini-Con. Read the complete rules.

3. To enter Diamond Comic Distributor's Contest for a chance to win $50 at your favorite store, just follow their instructions:
  • Post pictures of your Free Comic Book Day to our Facebook page and Twitter to be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to your local comic shop! By posting your pictures to our Facebook wall and tweeting to our Twitter page (@freecomicbook) using #fcbd, you are entered for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to our local comic book shop. Click HERE for contest rules.


Free Comic Book Day Tips for Savings Club Members


  1. Use the VIP line that's exclusively for Savings Club Members. The wait last year was only 5-7 minutes in the VIP line. This year, you get to bring one guest with you into the VIP line.
  2. Hit the sale first. Since you can use the VIP line, you might want to hit the sale first in order to make sure you get what you want before we run out.
  3. Pick up pre-selected books within 10 days of FCBD. If you qualified to pre-select 10 FCBD titles, make sure and pick them up within 10 days of FCBD.
  4. Power-up! Be sure to check your email for a Member's Only Power-up! It was sent on May 1.