Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Kristen Gudsnuk Interview and more this week

 It's a full week with plenty to do: watch our recent Kristen Gudsnuk interview or talk about the first two volumes of Vision. Then join us to "get your paint on." 



Tuesday, July 10 - Watch online

THE KRISTEN GUDSNUK INTERVIEW

LIVE, online tonight. Join us for an interview with the comic book artist/illustrator of Henchgirl. Online at live.empirescomics.com. Click to view the Facebook calendar event.




Thursday, July 12 - 6:30 PM

"VISION" GRAPHIC NOVEL DISCUSSION GROUP

We'll be discussing volumes 1 and 2 of Vision. All are welcome. Come join the discussion -- or just be a fly on the wall. Click to view the Facebook calendar event.





Friday, July 13 - 6:30 PM

HAPPY PAINT EVENING

For only $40 you get all the supplies you need and the instruction to paint that image above. Ben painted at the 1st Happy Paint Evening -- and is doing it again. He loves it. Sign up: TicketTailor.com. Click to view the Facebook calendar event.




COMING SOON


Have you seen our weekly comics show? Watch it here.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Get artsy with 3 Sacramento Creatives

It's time to get artsy -- and we have just the events to help. It starts with our cosplay model sketch and ends with an artist pop-up shop. Details right here.


































Wednesday, June 27 - 6:00 PM
COSPLAY MODEL SKETCH

$10 gets you into to sketch our guest cosplay model. Paint, sculpt, draw -- whatever you like. This Wednesday is Summer Kay. 






















Saturday, June 30 - 4:00 PM
JULIE & JARED'S SKETCH NIGHT
 - ONE DAY ONLY

This one-day event lets you take home an original sketch before anyone else! Our featured guests are Julie Okahara and Jared Konopitski. Prices will range from $10-$50. 


NEW HOT SAUCE VIDEO




COMING SOON
7/10 - The Kristen Gudsnuk Interview - Live Online


Have you seen our weekly comics show? Watch it here.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Empire's Comics Vault goes to Sactown Union Brewery

And you are invited!




















Tuesday, June 19 - 6:00 PM
GAME NIGHT @ SACTOWN UNION BREWERY

We're taking Game Night on the road. We're headed to SacTown Union Brewery! They're a community-oriented microbrewery three short blocks from Sac State, just off the 50 east, 65th Street exit, in East Sacramento. They have food trucks and great free-delivery deals with local restaurants. 

   Click image or here to view the Facebook calendar event, so you can add it to your calendar and get reminders. Everyone's going to have a good time.

This is a child-friendly and dog-friendly place! Of course, please, please, keep them supervised at all time. :) Please note that due to license requirements children can only stay until 8 pm.



























NEW HOT SAUCE VIDEO





COMING SOON


Have you seen our weekly comics show? Watch it here.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

This Week: Pretty Deadly meets Pee-Wee Herman

It's a rare week at Empire's when there's nothing going on, and this week is no different. Join us for deep, intellectual conversation and hilarious stupidity both!




































Thursday, June 14 - 6:30 PM

GRAPHIC NOVEL DISCUSSION

This book will blow your mind or confuse your mind. Either way, it's worthy of consideration *and* discussion. Join us, and let's get into what in the world this book is all about. Come ready to listen and share. View the Facebook calendar event.

























Friday, June 15 - 7:00 PM
FREE MOVIE NIGHT AT EMPIRE'S

Please tell us you've seen this movie, haha. Either way, come watch it with us. View the Facebook calendar event.

Synopsis: Pee-wee Herman loves his red bike. Someone wants to buy it. Pee-wee won't sell. The bike is stolen. Thinking his bike is at the Alamo, Pee-wee sets off on a trip, where he meets many remarkable people, including waitress Simone and a motorcycle gang. Eventually, Pee-wee discovers that his bike is being used in a movie and tries to recover it. 


NEW HOT SAUCES IN STORE NOW

























Hot Sauce Videos Coming Soon




COMING SOON



Have you seen our weekly comics show? Watch it here.

Monday, June 4, 2018

You CAN Paint and Build LEGO Masterpieces

Ready to try something new? How about painting? Or LEGO building?












Friday, June 8 - 6:30 PM

HAPPY PAINT EVENING

Create a work of art, while having fun with old friends, and new. We provide everything you'll need to make a work of art you'll be excited to show off! NO prior art experience needed. Each month debuts a new painting for you to try out. Introductory $30 Entry Fee.


Tickets: Reserve Your Spot
Available seats: 15
Supplies and Guidance Provided, including:
11"x14" canvas, acrylic paints, brushes, aprons.






Saturday, June 9 - 11:00 AM
SAC BRICK BUILDERS MEETUP

Join us at Empire's Comics Vault to see what we've been building and talk with LEGO fanatics just like you! Feel free to bring something you've been working on too! 





NEW HOT SAUCES IN STORE NOW























Things are heating up at Empire's. Ok, they're mostly mild, but there will be some HOT ones soon. In the meantime, check out these great flavors.


COMING SOON



Have you seen our weekly comics show? Watch it here.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Free Comic Book Day Festival 2018 Guide

Photo by J Ravensong Productions
We're giving away 20,000 free comic books on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at our annual Free Comic Book Day Festival that includes a charity raffle, live wrestling, roller derby athletes, West Coast Avengers cosplayers, Stormtroopers, face painting, balloon art, food trucks and more! 

Free Comic Book Day Festival 2018

DATE: May 5, 2018

Doors open at:
  • 8 a.m. for Savings Club Members
  • 9 a.m. for Guests

STOREWIDE SALE

  • 25% OFF Graphic novels, collected editions, toys, variant wall (variants and back issues on the wall), and variants in the boxes behind the counter. 
  • NOTE: art on the art wall is not on sale, but is available as priced. 
Back issues
(not including back issues on the Variant Wall) 
  • IF COVER PRICE is $15.01+ = SALE is 75% OFF cover price 
  • COVER PRICE $1-5 = ON SALE FOR .50c 
  • COVER PRICE $5.01-10 = ON SALE FOR $1 
  • COVER PRICE $10.01-15 = ON SALE FOR $2 

Friday, April 6, 2018

FCBD Festival Map 2018

We're about a month out from Free Comic Comic Book Festival. As usual, we're taking over the parking lot for all of our festival activities: live Supreme Pro Wrestling, West Coast Avengers cosplayer, Vader's 501st troopers, face painting, balloon sculptures, games, and more. 

Plus, this year, we're planning to have our exhibitors out-of-doors! It's going to be an amazing comic book festival. Coming soon, we'll post complete festival details. 



Monday, March 26, 2018

Sketch model "November Cosplay"

We're gearing up for Free Comic Book Day on the first Saturday of May. Until then, here are three in-store events just for you.













































03/28 Wednesday at 6:00 PM

Live Model Sketch

Bring your easel and paints, or your sculpy and stand, or you sketchpad and pens! Model "November Cosplay" will pose while you create your art. Click image to view the Facebook calendar event.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Meet local author Kristine Balog

Not only can you join us to write your own book, but we'll bring in an author for you to meet and speak with.

Here's the details.





















03/22 Thursday at 5:00 PM

Writing at Empire's

Let's do this together. Writing together may be the boost you need to get that great American novel out of your head and onto paper... or, you know, your computer. Click to view the Facebook calendar event.



























03/24 Saturday at 2:00 PM

Caravaggio v2 Book Signing
with Author Kristine Balog

Here's the line-up: Spectacular Spider-Man, Reaper, and Wonderfalls. Check our event page for movie synopses. All ages welcome. Click to view the Facebook calendar event.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Meet Sacramento artist Julie Okahara

It's another full week here at Empire's Comics Vault. Come on out and get creative with us. For one, we have Sacramento artist Julie Okahara joining us!
























03/15 Thursday at 5:00 PM

Writing at Empire's

Everyone is welcome.

Need a place to write. Come sit with us. And write. We'll have music playing, or bring your headphones and jam to your own tunes. Feel free to bring a snack for yourself. See you there. Click image to view the Facebook calendar event.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Julie Okahara, Daren Maloy, Capeless Crusaders, and Soupy Leaves Home

We love March and everything that's going on in the shop. We hope you'll swing by and check one -- or all -- of our creative events.



Julie Okahara

MARCH 2018's
Artist of the Month

The month of March is dedicated to Julie Okahara, who you all know and love from FCBD and CWMC. Click image to view the Facebook calendar event.

Monday, February 26, 2018

3 Ways to Get Creative This Week

This week, we're looking forward to creating some great things and admiring great art. Please join us.

We promote local creatives, so if we haven't met yet, please swing by and say hello.



Wednesday, February 28

6 pm: Live Model Sketch with Kristy Cha

$10 gets you in to draw, paint, sculpt, or sketch model Kristy Cha. Click image to view the Facebook calendar event.


Monday, February 19, 2018

Lee Nordling's "Chavo the Invisible" Children's Book Release

We're rolling out the red carpet for children's author Lee Nordling, standup comics Emma, Taylor, Marcus and Lukey Dukey Diapers, and hosting an art reception for Bianca Kim! It's going to be an awesome week.


Friday, February 23

8:00 pm: After-Hours Stand-up Comedy
Hee hee hee HA HA Hahahaha!

Yup. Nothing but laughs. Featuring Emma Haney, Taylor Evans, Marcus, and um... Lukey Dukey Diapers. Yeah. Feel free to bring food and drink. Click image to view the Facebook calendar event.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Empire's goes to the movies

We're going to the movies -- at the movie theater, but then also in the shop! And in both places, there will be popcorn. Also, this week, we're going to get creative with our Legos. Join us for good times and great people.



This Week's Events




Thursday, February 15

7:00 pm: Black Panther Movie Crew
We're going to the movies! 

Join our movie crew to see Black Panther at Century Arden on Ethan Way. Ask Ben for show time and additional details. Click image to view the Facebook calendar event.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Let's talk about Bombshells

Another glorious week awaits you here at Empire's Comics Vault. Here's what's in store.


Bianca Kim
February 2018's Artist of the Month

In the image above, Bianca is setting up. Stop in to see the final display of Bianca's art all month long.




Monday, January 29, 2018

Sacramento Creatives' Place to Be

We know we don't have to tell you that it's only about 3 months to Free Comic Book Day, but... woohoo! This is going to be our best one ever! Just you wait. In the meantime, here's a look at what's going on in the shop this week.



Wednesday, January 31

6 pm: Live Cosplay Model Sketch
Draw, paint, or sketch Jess Kawaii Lane.

Get creative at our live model sketch. $10 at the door. Click image to view the Facebook calendar event.

Monday, January 22, 2018

After-Hours Sacramento Stand-up Comedy AND More

Get all your favorite comic books -- and fun -- right here at Empire's Comics Vault. Here's what's going on in the shop this week.  


All January

The Art of Jared Konopitski


Let the art of Jared Konopitski carry your imagination to unexplored ideas and worlds.



Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Attention Sacramento writers, movie buffs, and Lego maniacs


Thursday, 
January 18
5 pm: Writing at Empire's
It's time to write that script. 

2018 is the time to get serious. Write that novel. Write that script. Come join us to write our hearts out. Maybe you'll even be finished before November's NaNoWriMo challenge.
Click image to view the Facebook calendar event.


Friday, January 19
7 pm: Movie Night
There's going to be popcorn!

Don't miss this timeless animated classic with some of its biggest fans. Feel free to bring something to eat and drink. Or help yourself to some complimentary popcorn.



Saturday, January 20
11 am: Legostravaganza
Build something amazing.

Lego building is for everyone -- from young to old. Bring your bricks and your creativity and chill with some of Sacramento's coolest Lego maniacs. 





COMING SOON