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.