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.

“Sacramento is filled with talented individuals who create their own comics, write novels and short stories, paint, sculpt, craft and so much more,” said Ben Schwartz, Empire’s Comics Vault’s owner. “We live in a town that is overflowing with creativity. If you have not delved into it, this is the day.” 

This year’s participants and activities include Matt Hawkins, acclaimed comic book writer of Think Tank, Symmetry, Aphrodite IX, and more for Top Cow Productions, cosplayers from the West Coast Avengers and Vader’s 501st Legion, a live, in-rink, wrestling demonstration by Supreme Pro Wrestling, face painting, balloon makers, TEDxSacramento speaker and founder of HeroicGirls.com John Marcotte, Drewski’s Gourmet Food Truck, Wandering Boba, shaved ice, Sac City Rollers on skates, promoting roller derby, collage artist Jill Stafford, Mario Estioko who just his first comic panel book, Incompatibles, to name a few.

Empire’s Comics Vault has celebrated Free Comic Book Day since the shop's first year of operation in 2003 and, including this year, will have given away more than 100,000 free comic books to customers and other fans in the greater Northern California region. In 2008, Empire’s Comics Vault began inviting local artists, writers, podcasters, and community groups to participate in the event, transforming it into a mini-convention.

The full list of exhibitors, community groups and food providers for the Free Comic Book Day Mini-Con may be viewed at EmpiresComics.com. Admission is free. Attendees may take one of each free comic book title that they are interested in reading. There will be 50 different Free Comic Book Day titles available this year, in addition to scores of other select free titles, and a total of more then 20,000 free comic books.

More Information
For more information about the event, visit www.EmpiresComics.com.
Photos: Free Comic Book Day 2015, 2014