Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Art, Music, Comics, and Community in December

We have a month full of good times just waiting for you.

ART

All month long, the gorgeous art of Sarah Kraft is featured in Empire's Art Gallery. Be sure to join us for her art reception on December 17.


MUSIC


We're all about the bands -- especially Ghoul School and Dog Rifle! They're playing Empire's After Hours on December 16.

Check out their melodious tunes and then come see them live in the shop.

LAUGHTER

THIS FRIDAY, we're bringing all the best laughs and putting them into the shop for Empire's After Hours' Stand Up Comedy. This is for mature audiences only (i.e., not for the kids!).

COMMUNITY

On December 8, join our comic book discussion group as we talk about Empowered (Vol. 1) by Adam Warren.

A whole bunch of us from the shop are going to see Rogue One on December 15. Want to join us? There might be space.

Finally, our annual TOY DRIVE with Sacramento Comic Creator's Group runs through the 17th. Please bring toys and other gifts for children in need. We'll deliver them to the Sacramento Children's Receiving Home where they'll be placed with children. If you want to go above and beyond, check out their Wish List.





Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Black Friday WEEKEND SALE!!!!!



Friday, November 25 (BEST SALE DAY!)
Hours: 9am-8pm
35% OFF Graphic novels
40% OFF Toys, posters, statues and games
Back Issues $5 and under ONLY .50c
Back Issues $5.01-$10 ONLY $1
Back Issues $10.01-$15 ONLY $2
Back Issues $15.01+ 75% OFF

Saturday, November 26
Hours: 11am-8pm
25% OFF Graphic novels
30% OFF Toys, posters, statues and games
Back Issues $5 and under ONLY $1
Back Issues $5.01-$10 ONLY $2
Back Issues $10.01-$15 ONLY $3
Back Issues $15.01+ 50% OFF

Sunday, November 27
Hours: 12pm-5pm
50% OFF Back Issues
20% OFF Toys, posters, statues and games
15% OFF Graphic novels

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

2016 Costume Contest Winners

Congratulations to our winners! Come back and play again next year. Winners may collect their prizes when Ben is in the shop.
  • Entry 04 -- Grand prize: $50 in regular priced back issues
  • Entry 02 -- Second prize: $25 in regular priced back issues
  • Entry 06 -- Third prize: $10 in regular priced back issues

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Vote for Best Halloween Costume 2016

Alrighty! The entries are in. There are 7. And now it's time to vote.

The voting box will be active in the righthand sidebar of EmpiresComics.com. Voting ends Sunday, November 13 at 9pm.

Ready. Set. Vote!

Expand this post to see all the entries.

Two Pumpkin Entries Equals Two Winners

We received two entries into the pumpkin carving contest -- so we have two winners. We've decided to award them both $25 in back issues. 

And the winners are...

In no particular order:
  • Rentera Kreb, untitled piece
  • Lanaya Nilsson, "Pumpkin's Revenge"
And here's the art for both winning pumpkins. 
Note to winners: Please stop in any day that Ben is here to collect your prize.



Sunday, October 16, 2016

Spooky Sale and Free Halloween Comicfest Books

FREE COMICS & SALE!!!

Saturday, October 29th
11am - 8pm

Select 2 FREE Halloween Comicfest comic books.

Kids may select 3.

Plus, enjoy our  "Spooky Sale."

Spooky Sale Discounts

  • Take 20% off any horror, monster or spooky comic book, toy, graphic novel, etc., if you're not in full costume.
  • BUT you'll get 25% off if you're in full costume.
  • Have fun with this: Convince Ben that the comic book you want contains spooky, monsterific, or horror elements and you might just get the book at sale prices!
  • BONUS TIP: As long as you're in full costume: on Halloween, from 3 pm on, Chipotle is running their Boorito special -- just $3 for any burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos. 

Comic Books for Halloween Candy Trade-In Program

Starting Saturday, October 29th and running through Saturday, November 5th, we'll trade comic books for Halloween candy! Children, ages 13 and under, can trade in Halloween candy for comic books.

Comic Books Are Cavity-Free


We have a small bowl that fills up very easily -- we tested it!

To trade in candy:

1. Fill our small candy measurement bowl with candy to receive one single-issue comic book.
2. It fills easily and quickly, so fill it up again for another comic book.
3. There's no limit to the comics* you can get for trading in comics.
4. Fill the bowl four times for four single-issue comics, or trade up for a collected edition* (which typically includes 4-6 issues)!
Note: Select children's titles only. Available while supplies last.

Halloween Costume Contest 2016

EVEN MORE PRIZES in 2016!!!!

When you come in for our Comicfest, Saturday October 29th, in costume, we'll take your picture and enter you into our costume contest. Or you can send us a picture. You could win up to $50 in back issues.

Here's what you need to know.

Two Easy Steps To Enter

1. Submit a photo of yourself in costume while you hold up a recent comic book or come into the shop and we'll take your picture.

2. Email the photo to empirescv@gmail.com by November 1, 2016.



How To Win

We'll post all the pictures on our website by November 6 and let the voting begin! 

Prizes Galore

We'll post all the pictures in a blog post on this website with voting instructions. Voting will begin as soon as the photos are posted and will go through Sunday November 13th at 9pm. 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

Critical Information

  • For your entry to be considered valid you must submit at least 1 photograph and your name and phone number to empirescv@gmail.com, or have your picture taken in the shop by Monday, October 31, 2016:

  1. A photograph containing you in costume and a recent comic book,
  2. Your information: Name and phone number.

Because you're excited about reading lots of legalese, here are the complete rules. Oh boy!

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest 2016

Welcome back to our annual pumpkin carving contest. For six years now, we've been discovering some of Sacramento's best pumpkin sculptors and carvers.

Can you hang with these pros? We're about to find out. 

Three Easy Steps To Enter

1. Carve your pumpkin.

2. Take a photo of your pumpkin by itself and one of you with your pumpkin.

3. Email the photos, your first and last name, and phone number to empirescv@gmail.com by November 1, 2016.

How To Win

We'll post all the pictures on our website by November 6 and let the voting begin!

Comic Book Back Issue Prizes

We'll post all the pictures in a blog post on this website with instructions on how to vote. Voting will begin as soon as the photos are posted and will go through Sunday November 13th 9pm. 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 

Critical Information

For your entry to be considered valid you must submit 2 pictures (as stated below) and your name and phone number to empirescv@gmail.com by Tuesday, November 1, 2016:
  • A picture containing you and your carved pumpkin, and... 
  • A picture of your carved pumpkin by itself. 
And now for the really, really long, complete rules. You might want to sit down...


Monday, October 3, 2016

Marian Call Performing at Empire's Comics - 1 Night Only!


* We recommend pressing play on this sweet track by Marian Call and enjoying her song, "Good Morning Moon," while you read this post.

Wednesday, October 26th, from 7-9pm we are excited to welcome Marian Call to the shop for a 1-night-only performance.

Singer-Songwriter Marian Call Comes to Sacramento

Marian Call. Photo (c) Brian Adams. Used by permission.
Marian Call. Photo (c) Brian Adams. Used by permission.
Marian is a singer-songwriter based in Juneau, Alaska. She enjoys the enthusiastic endorsement of some of our favorite web celebrities, including Felicia Day, Peter Sagal, Wil Wheaton, Paul F. Tompkins, and Adam Savage of the Mythbusters.

Need we say more? Oh, but we will.

She has played on the Jonathan Coulton Cruise and has toured with w00tstock and the Ladies of Ragnarok (The Doubleclicks and Molly Lewis).

Marian is no stranger to comic shops and has warmed the hearts of comic shop denizens and convention-goers across the country.

This Alaskan native has 9 CDs under her belt and visits Sacramento's own Empire's Comics Vault as part of her West Coast Tour. If you don't know Marian's music, you need to. We think you'll love her music as much as we do.

The night will be an all-ages event with a geek flavor perfect for the shop.

Free at the door with suggested donations being $10-15.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Storewide SALE during Creative Women Mini-Con on October 1

Rolly by @yowulf, Naomi Romero. 2016.
The 4th annual Creative Women Mini-Con is this coming Saturday, October 1. 

We're celebrating with a great big sale. Plus, if you're a Savings Club Member, we will email you a Power-up that will make the sale even better for you. Check your inbox Monday afternoon on September 26.

Don't miss out on meeting these 16 creative women on October 1 at 11 a.m.



Creative Women Mini-Con SALE Details

  • 50% off Back Issues
  • 15% Toys & Statues
  • 10% Graphic Novels

Maximum Savings + Maximum Fun Can Be Yours 

Sign up for Empire's Comics Vaults' Comic Book Savings Program before December 31 to maximize your benefits in 2017, especially to qualify for VIP Status at Free Comic Book Day Festival. Learn more about FCBD VIP Status online.

Sign up requires only 1 current comic book title.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Arlo Disarray and Rejected Toys at Creative Women Mini-Con

For the fourth year in a row, Empire's Comics Vault presents Creative Women Mini-Con. This year's event takes place on Saturday, October 1.

At the event you will meet 16 creative women we think you should know and support, including first time exhibitor, Arlo Disarray. Ben and Arlo sat down for an interview (below).

MEET TOYMAKER AND ARTIST ARLO DISARRAY AT CREATIVE WOMEN MINI-CON 2016

Arlo specializes in making unique, one-of-a-kind toys that you won't find in stores -- unless you know where to find her Etsy store (but watch out; her toys sell quickly). Each of Arlo's creations is completely unique and a limited edition of 1.

Although she may explore themes across numerous toys, she never recreates any of her one-of-a-kind toys.

Meet Arlo and experience Rejected Toys at our 4th Creative Women Mini-Con. #CWMC2016

To learn more about Arlo and her art, follow her Rejected Toys page on Facebook.




Saturday, September 24, 2016

Artist Bianca Kim at Creative Women Mini-Con 2016

Creative Women Mini-Con 2016 is coming up quickly. We look forward to filling the shop with so many talented creative women.

See you for this event (and sale TBD) on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 11 a.m.

Meet Bianca Kim, Fabric + Multimedia Artist, FRESHbiscuits

Bianca joins us for her first Creative Women Mini-Con, and we can't wait for you to meet her.

Bianca started FRESHbiscuits about a decade ago while she was studying apparel design. The name, "FRESHbiscuits," calls to mind two of Bianca's favorite things -- food and comedy. Through her art, Bianca brings to life expertly designed pieces that are "simultaneously nostalgic and refreshing."

Bianca recycles fabric and uses new fabric to create limited-run pieces, including wallets, aprons, and other fabric-based articles. She specializes in creating custom embroidered fabric pinback buttons with short sayings that can be worn on backpacks, purses and jacket collars.

Connect with Bianca, a.k.a., @FRESHbiscuits on Instagram or on Twitter at @FRESHbiscuitsBK.

In the meantime, learn more about Bianca in this interview.




Zine Creator Kelly Van Gaasbeck at Creative Women Mini-Con 2016

Join us Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 11 a.m. for Creative Women Mini-Con 2016. 

Ben took a few minutes to interview Kelly for this year's event. This year marks Creative Women Mini-Con's fourth year.

Meet Zine and Postcard Creator Kelly Van Gaasbeck

Kelly actively pursues her storytelling passion through zines, postcards, and mini-books. In them she weaves life's stories and precious moments.

We think you'll connect with Kelly's art the way we did and want to incorporate it into your own life. We plan on sending some of those post cards out! Hope you'll join us.

Kelly has a B.A. in multimedia from San Diego State University and has made her home in Sacramento for the last three years.

Port Fireflirt, her company, is about growing and exploring. Ports are the gateway to both entering the city or exploring the world and a “fireflirt,” Kelly explains, is "that little glimmer of familiarity and the unknown.” Connect Kelly on Facebook or Instagram





Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Webcomic Creator Miranda Singler at Creative Women Mini-Con 2016

Creative Women Mini-Con 2016 is Saturday, October 1.

We're pleased to welcome a first-time exhibitor, webcomic creator Miranda Singler.

Meet Webcomic Creator Miranda Singler

The mundanity of daily life. It's eccentric characters. Their hidden stories. You'll find it all in Miranda's first webcomic, Sleeping Volcano, debuting at Creative Women Mini-Con 2016.

Growing up on a farm in the Midwest and going off to college to discover life beyond the corn fields exerted a great influence on Miranda.

She’s supported by a community of artists in the Sacramento region (Sacramento Comic Creators Group), and when she’s not thinking about comics, she’s probably gazing at the Sacramento trees, trying not to eat all the cookies, and listening to KDVS.

Miranda works as a web designer. She has created comics for museums and editorial cartoons for The Daily Illini, the independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois.

To learn more about Miranda and her art, please visit her website, Mirmade.net.

Meet all the creative women participating in this year's event.

Doors open for Comic Book Savings Program Members at 10:30 a.m. and to the public at 11 a.m.

The Miranda Singler Interview





Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Creative Women Mini-Con 2016 Complete Exhibitor List

Updated 09/23: New exhibitor added. Updated 09/24: New exhibitors added. Updated: 09/30 New exhibitor added.

On Saturday, October 1, 2016, we invite you to join for Creative Women Mini-Con (CWMC2016).

Please note: We will continue to update this post with additional exhibitors as they are invited. And as we get closer to the event, you’ll be able to get more information here. In fact, if there’s something you’d like to know that’s not included in this post, please add a comment and we’ll get you an answer.

Event Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Time: 11 am
Location: Empire's Comics Vault (store info and map)

So, on with the show! Here’s who you will meet at #CWMC2016:


2016 Creative Women Mini-Con Exhibitors

Gemma Correll, Cartoonist, Writer, Illustrator (web | books | FB) Gemma authored “A Cat’s Life” (Te Neues, 2012), “A Pug’s Guide to Etiquette” (Dog N Bone, 2013), and “The Worrier’s Guide to Life” (Andrews McMeel, 2015). She self-published the web comic Four Eyes on GoComics.com and on The Nib on Medium and the monthly Skycats single-panel comic for Emirates Airlines Open Skies magazine. 


Kristine Balog, Artist, Writer, Comic Creator — Kristine runs a successful art studio, teaches at the collegiate level, and is developing a new line of comic books. She has spent decades perfecting her artistic talents and pursuing higher education in art and art history. Kristine is an Art Historian, Author, Associate Professor of Art History, and freelance illustrator. Her work ranges from figurative work to still life, from comic books, to scientific illustrations. She created, drew, and wrote the original, graphic historic novel, “Caravaggio’s Darkness,” published in 2014, and is currently working on new issues. Kristine has recently acquired a mainstream publisher for her historical novel "Signed in Blood" and looks forward to the launch of this epic true story of one of history's most acclaimed artists, Caravaggio. Learn more at http://kristinebalog.com/.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Celebrate Creative Women - Saturday, October 1

Arlo Disarray's "Rejected Toys."Meet Arlo at CWMC 2016.

Saturday, October 1, 2016 is our 4th annual Creative Women Mini-Con. You’ll be able to meet more than a dozen creatives and talk to them about their craft, from many areas across the creative spectrum, for example, acting, painting, creating web comics, and more.

Back in 2013, we added to the many opportunities for Sacramento creatives to get exposure by bringing to life Creative Women Mini-Con.

Once again, we’ll have a number of creative women who you may be meeting for the very first time. And for good reason: it’s their first time exhibiting. It’s their very first comic book convention of any sort.

Starting in September, we’ll announce our current line up of creative women, and we’ll share new interviews of creative women you’ll meet at Creative Women Mini-Con 2016!

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016

Time: 11 a.m.

Location: Empire's Comics Vault

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Empire’s Comics Vaults’ 13 favorite moments from 2015

We’re seven months in to 2016 and reflecting on how great 2015 was. It’s never too late to count the good things in life, right? So, in no particular order, here are our thirteen favorite things from 2015.

Creative Women Mini-Con. One of my favorite writers — and also one of Jen’s favorites — Barbara Kesel joined us for Creative Women Mini-Con. It’s a real dream come true to meet one of your comic book heroes. As a bonus, we interviewed Barbara on our podcast, Cracking the Vault (Mairghread Scott too!).

Free Comic Book Day. The Wandering Boba food truck joined us at FCBD Mini-Con! Yum. Lumpia. Boba. So much delicious happiness.

After-Hours Stand Up Comedy in the Empire’s Comics Vault Lounge. We’re proud to bring new collaborative projects to life, especially when they include Sacramento’s pool of comedic talent. Our after-hours stand up comedy has continued into 2016 and we’re looking at ways to make it even better. Comedy night is always the last Friday of the month. Check our calendar on this website or on our FB Page for additional details about our next event.

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.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Complete list of exhibitors for FCBD Festival 2016


[Updated 5/6/2016] THIS POST contains what you need to know about Saturday's FREE event. Read on for details.

Free Comic Book Day Festival takes place on Saturday, May 7, 2016. We hope you'll join us for 20,000 free comic books, food trucks, cosplayers, wrestling* (in the parking lot!), roller derby athletes, and a whole lot more.

WHAT TIME CAN YOU GO INSIDE?

For our Savings Club Members -- our regulars -- doors open at 8 a.m. If you're a Member, please use the VIP line. We'll have it marked.

For our New Visitors and Non-Members, you'll gain access to the store at 9 a.m. There will be plenty of free comics for you -- there are, after all, twenty thousand!

Where to park? Where is the Member line? Where is the visitors line? See our Event Map.

Amazing SALE
  • 25% off  graphic novels and toys
  • 25% off already reduced items
Super Cheap Back Issues
  • $1-5 cover price titles for .50c
  • $5.01-$10 = $1
  • $10.01-$15 = $2
  • $15.01+ = 75% off
Here's who you'll find at this year's event and the activities for you and the family:

FCBD Mini-Con is now Free Comic Book Day Festival

Something about this year's mini-con just didn't feel right.

But what could it be?

We didn't know either. Until we took a quick tour through some of our old photos, for example, these two photos from Free Comic Book Day Mini-Con 2013. Can you see our problem?

Exhibitors at T-18 minutes until doors open. FCBD Mini-Con 2013.

Two stormtroopers, Lalo, and a fire truck. FCBD Mini-Con 2013.
At Free Comic Book Day Mini-Con 2013 -- back in the early days of our mini-cons -- we had a small handful of exhibitors, two stormtroopers, one Lalo, and a fire truck.

Seeing these old photos was our "That's no moon" moment.



That's right: It's a space station. So, starting this year, Free Comic Book Day Mini-Con is now Free Comic Book Day Festival.

And just in case you need some evidence, check out these photos from FCBD "Mini-Con" 2014. And believe it or not, this year's festival will have even more fun than previous ones.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

2016 Free Comic Book Day Titles Checklist


It's going to be a great Free Comic Book Day Mini-Con this May 7!

If you're looking for a list of this year's titles, we put together this checklist (download it today) for you. Remember, everyone can take one of each title that he or she wants to read, while supplies last.

Savings Club Members, we sent out your FCBD advanced selection list today. Please check your email for it. Make sure to turn it in by the last Friday of the month. On FCBD, we're opening the doors an hour early (8am) just for you. Then at 9am we'll let in additional visitors. Make sure to use the VIP line.

If you're not a Member and want to sign up, ask about signing up in the shop (you only need to subscribe to one title), HOWEVER, you won't qualify for FCBD Benefits until next year. In the meantime, print this checklist and figure out which titles you want the most (for cover images of this year's titles, visit FreeComicBookDay.com).

NEW IN 2016: In past year's we've invited the community to celebrate the joy of reading comic books all month long. We call Free Comic Book Month (FCBM). THIS YEAR, WE HAVE AN IMPORTANT CHANGE: FCBM will only be for Savings Club Members who are already signed up. Members will be able to show up any Saturday or every Saturday in May to get more free comic books. We'll have more details coming soon.




Friday, April 15, 2016

Our favorite shop highlights from 2015

We're 22 days away from Free Comic Book Day Mini-Con 2016 and poised to give away 20,000 free comic books!

Here's a look at just one of the pallets of boxes that we received. There were two of these. Loading and unloading these into the trucks really gave us quite the workout this morning.

So, as we draw closer to the ultimate day of the year, we thought we'd take a moment to reflect on the moments that made 2015 an amazing year -- all 15 of them!

Which of these were your favorite Empire's moments?

We'd love to hear about it. Let us know in the comments, please.


Top 15 Moments of 2015

  1. One of Ben and Jen's long time favorite comic book authors, Barbara Kesel (listen to the interview) joined us at Creative Women Mini-Con 2015. On top of that, Mairghread Scott (listen to the interview), the first woman to write a Transformers comic book and author of Toil and Trouble, also joined us!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

20,000 free comic books at Free Comic Book Day Mini-Con




Empire’s Comics Vault will host a mini-comic book convention for the internationally celebrated Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. (add this event to your FB calendar) at 1120 Fulton Ave., Suite K, in Sacramento.

The mini-convention is a celebration of the joy of reading comic books and of Sacramento’s talented community of artists, writers, food truck purveyors, wrestlers, and other groups. The event is dedicated to sharing a love of Sacramento’s diverse interests and of reading comic books.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Live Model Night

February 23rd from 6-9pm | $10

The last Tuesday of every month is Empire's Live Model Event. 

This month we welcome back Demetra Manning to her second event with us. Her first time around we got a classic storybook fairy and on the 23rd of February we are excited to see what she will bring to the table.

It is $10 at the door with all money going to the model. I hope to see you all there!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

January's Monthly Events!


With 2016 in full swing we are back on point with our monthly events!

February 6th: Top Cow Productions will be here to talk comic creation, comic marketing and pitching your comics! A day you do not want to miss!