Monday, April 6, 2015

Complete details for 2015 Free Comic Book Day Mini-Con

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We're throwing our biggest party of the year and giving away 20,000 free comic books! Save the date and read on for complete details about May's Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) Mini-Con 2015 and Free Comic Book Month at Sacramento's Empire's Comics Vault.

Free Comic Book Day Mini-Con

The Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015
Doors open at: 9 a.m.

Free Comic Book Month
The Date: May 2015
Every Saturday: 11 a.m. (doors open)



Overview
Free Comic Book Day is a fun-filled day with free comic books, food trucks, face painters, an amazing storewide sale, a Supreme Pro Wrestling exhibition, Sac City Rollers' skaters, West Coast Avengers cosplayers, Charity raffles and lots of new friends. Savings Club Members (signed up by 12/31/2014) receive special treatment with a Members Only VIP line and FCBD Title Pre-Selection (watch for the email).

After kicking off the month with FCBD Mini-Con, the comic book freebies continue during Free Comic Book Month each and every Saturday at 11 a.m. To qualify for freebies each Saturday, you'll have to attend the previous Saturday and have your FCBD Month Punch Card punched. That will unlock more freebies the following Saturday. FCBD Month Punch Cards will be available at Empire's Comics Vault on Free Comic Book Day.

There's one exception: Savings Club Members can show up any Saturday, no questions asked. And, as usual, they'll get to stand in the Members Only VIP line.

Get the most from FCBD Mini-Con 2016 by joining our Savings Club Program by the end of this year, 12/31/15. Learn more in this post or on the Savings Program page.


FCBD Mini-Con Features and Guests


We will update this list throughout the month, including video interview links, social media links, additions/subtractions, etc. So, check back for updates.


Food Truck(s)


Wandering Boba
The Filipino and Asian cuisine food truck will help you feed your hunger! You'll also enjoy milk teas, fruit-infused teas and slushies. Connect with Wandering Boba online at WanderingBoba.com@WanderingBoba | Facebook@WanderingBoba.

More to come


Artists and Writers


Artist, Writer, Creator Dan Bethel
Dan Bethel is the creative genius team behind the web comic, Long John, found at LongJohnComic.com, soon to be released in print form at FCBD Mini-Con. Dan was also part of the dream team behind the comic book, Eben07. He's @DBethel on Twitter. Go behind the scenes with the D. Bethel interview.

Writer Kris Saldana
Los Angeles writer Kris Saldana (Facebook | Tumblr | Twitter) recently published his first graphic novel, Showcase. He's also the writer of the newspaper-style comic, Wee Little Monsters. Watch Ben interview Kris before you meet the writer.

Jeremy Rathbone - Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
Jared Konopitski - JaredKonopitski.com | Facebook | Instagram
Hainanu Saulque - Nooligan.com | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
Jason Dube - ScatteredComics.com
Kyrun Silva - BigTreeComics.com | Twitter: @Kyrun49 @BigTreeComics | Facebook | Instagram: @Kyrun49 @BigTreeComics
Chris Wisnia - Tabloia.com@ChrisWisnia | Facebook
Noir Amador
Eben E.B. Burgoon, B-Squad - BSquadComic.com@EraserNubs | Facebook 
Mach Yeager - MachYeager.com | Facebook


Community Groups

Supreme Pro Wrestling
SPW has been promoting wrestling in and around Northern California since 2000, and they've also trained trained wrestlers via the SPW Training Academy. Meet the wrestlers and enjoy their exhibition on site at Empire's at FCBD Mini-Con. Watch the SPW Drake Frost and Scoot interview. Get more SPW on their website and on Facebook. Follow Scoot online at Twitter and Facebook. Follow Drake Scott on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Vader's Fist: 501st Legion with Myke Soler - 501st.com@501stLegion | Facebook: Stormpoolio | Instagram: @Stormpoolio
Capeless Crusaders - David Barrie & Justin Piper - Podcast Website@TheCapelessOnes | Facebook@TheCapelessCrusaders
West Coast Avengers - AvengersHQ.comFacebook
John Marcotte, HeroicGirls.com