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Complete Guide to Free Comic Book Day Festival 2019

NOTE: This post will continually be updated until the day of the event. LAST UPDATED:  APRIL 27, MARCH 31, MARCH 7  On Saturday, May 4, ...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Complete Guide to Free Comic Book Day Festival 2019

NOTE: This post will continually be updated until the day of the event.
LAST UPDATED: APRIL 27, MARCH 31, MARCH 7 

On Saturday, May 4, 2019 we’re throwing a party to celebrate comic books and the Sacramento creative and geek community—and you’re invited!

Our official event hashtags are:
#empirescomics
#fcbdfest19

Not only that, but we’re giving away 20,000 free comic books. The event includes:

2019 Free Comic Book Day Festival

DATE: May 4, 2019
(Add this event to your FB calendar)
Doors open at:
  • 8 a.m. for Savings Club Members
  • 9 a.m. for new guests


STOREWIDE SALE

  • 25% OFF Graphic novels, collected editions, toys, hot sauce, 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 PRICE is $15.01+ = SALE is 75% OFF 
  • PRICE $1-5 = ON SALE FOR .50c 
  • PRICE $5.01-10 = ON SALE FOR $1 
  • PRICE $10.01-15 = ON SALE FOR $2 

FCBD FESTIVAL FEATURES AND GUESTS

Here's a list of *confirmed* guests for this year's festival. MORE TO COME!

Food
  • Wandering Boba - our festival favorite returns! 
  • Good Jo Coffee - this mobile coffee trailer brings great coffee to you! And by good coffee, we mean organic, locally roasted, fair trade coffee.

Artists and Writers


Nick Dragotta, Artist, Co-Creator, East of West
Justin Greenwood, Artist, The Last Seige, Stumptown,
and others
  • Justin Greenwood - Illustrator extraordinaire best known for his work on comic book series like The Last Siege, The Fuse, Stumptown, and Wasteland.
  • Jared Konopitski - His works have been exhibited or featured across the country and around the world, but he calls Sacramento home.
  • Melissa Pagluica - Her art will transport you above the clouds and delight your soul.
  • Julie Okahara - Her art makes us squeal with delight!
  • Jen Monson - Whimsy, fascination, and geekery. We’ve never seen anyone traverse diverse media as adeptly as Jen.
  • *NEW* Exhibitors just added (below)!
  • Kyrun Silva, Taurus Comics - Comic book creator, writer, and artist bring comic books to life in the real world. 
  • Ghost Thunder Collective with David Andry, Hannah Moore, Christopher Alvarez - A joint project. Arts. Comics. Crafts.
  • Dan Bethel - A simultaneous comicker/English professor/podcaster doing his best to not screw up. Comic book creator of Long John. Half of the mastermind team behind one of Sacramento's best kept secret podcasts, For All Intents And Purposes.
  • Kristine Balog - Author of Caravaggio Of Oil and Blood. Comic book creator (writer and artist) of Caravaggio's Darkness.
  • Rachel Strum - Owner of Citrus Atelier, local wand-maker Rachel Strum handcrafts fantasy wands and whimsical gifts. 
  • Lee Nordling - Graphic novel and comics innovator.
  • Mach Yeager - Art director, graphic designer and creative consultant in Game & Graphic Design, Illustration, and Animation Production.
  • *NEW* Exhibitor added 3/31/2019!
  • Crystaline Owen - Painter. Owner of Hiraeth Studios
  • Amanda Wagner - Jewelry Maker. Best geek jewelry you'll come across. Easily top 10.
  • Heather Merrifield - Action Photographer, Photo Manipulator, and Graphic artist.
  • L Merrifield - Artist. Elizabeth experiments with all kinds of media, including charcoal, pastels, markers, pencil, watercolor and acrylics. She hopes to eventually sell her art and possibly work as a graphic designer or animator.
  • Chris Cinder - Artist, Painter, Sculptor. Creator of Hakobots. Painter of painty things.
  • Ramon Villalobos - Artist for Marvel and DC Comics. 

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