FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2015

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The Rochester Main Street Program & Jetpack Comics LLC present

The Rochester, NH Free Comic Book Day Festival 

2015 FCBD IS SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY MAY 2ND 10 - 4 PM

Be a part of New England's biggest Free Comic Book Day event: The Rochester, NH Free Comic Book Day Festival! As always, you can get dozens of Free Comic Books, and it takes place all over Rochester. Last year's Free Comic Book Day in Rochester attracted nearly 7,500 people, and this year it will be bigger and better!

The event will take place at a number of local businesses, each one giving away a unique comic book per family that visits them, as well as filling several larger venues in Rochester. Don't worry, your pals at Jetpack Comics will have dozens of Free Comic Books to choose from as well!

 Of course, what makes Free Comic Book Day in Rochester a memorable event is the number of local and small press creators that come to the event.  The Knights of Columbus Hall will feature dozens of comic book artists and creators, comic book and toy vendors, and food! 

 

THE FCBD SCAVENGER HUNT 2015

This year we're changing up the Scavenger Hunt so be prepared to work for it and be sure to check back here for additional details! There are ways to earn extra comics at Jetpack as well.  BE SURE TO BRING UMBRELLAS & RAIN COATS!

 

1) - Get the scavenger card at Jetpack Comics on Saturday May 2nd at 10 am (limit one card per family)!   

Don't want to wait? It will be available for download the week before Free Comic Book Day but again, it is one card per family.

The card allows you to visit locations all over town for Free Comic Books.  To allow everyone the chance for Free Comics there is a limit of one comic per card but with nearly two dozen locations for Free Comic Books everyone will get something.

Want to get the FCBD VIP treatment?  Be a part of our FCBD MillarWorld challenge! or check out our GOLD & SILVER VIP offerings.  

 

2) - Visit all the businesses and get your card signed or stamped.  

To allow everyone the chance for Free Comics there is a limit of one comic per card but with nearly two dozen locations for Free Comic Books everyone will get something.

This year you will not be turning in your card but will need to hang onto them.  On 5/2 at 11:59 PM the FCBD Scavenger Hunt Entry page will go live.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT WE KNOW THE BUSINESSES WITH STAMPS & THE STAMPS THEY USE!

 

 3) - VISIT THE CONVENTION HALL to meet Special Guests as well as get more Free Comic Books.

 4) - Be sure to read the details of the Scavenger hunt here.


 5) - FCBD after Party! - Get the Details

 

SCAVENGER HUNT MAP AVAILABLE to download aprx 4/31 here!

 

 

The Convention Hall

All lines will form at the bottom of the ramp, leaving the ramp open for access.  Please assist the FCBD volunteers by working with them to insure a safe visit for everyone. 

main entrance for FCBD

David Petersen Entrance

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY FILMING & PHOTOGRAPHS.  Please note that there will be several film crews and photographers on hand at the Free Comic Book Day Festival.  Attending the Rochester Free Comic Book Day Festival is your tacit permission to film you and or your family without express written permission.  Images may be used in movie, TV, or still photographs for publicity and promotional purposes..

BACK ALLEY DEAL We welcome everyone to enter Jetpack Comics' rear (Union Street Parking Lot) entrance for a fee of $10 per person if they wish to skip the line at the store's front entrance. The Jetpack Back Alley deal will start between 9:15 & 9:30. Please note that the Back Ally Deal is Cash only. Sorry but there isn't a Credit Card machine in the hallway.

WEATHER ALERT Current weather predictions call for rain, so bring an umbrella, a rain coat, slickers and a waterproof bag. All of the lines (for comics, guests, vendor hall, etc) will start outside - be prepared.

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY HOURS 10 - 4 but join us at the FCBD after party at the Garage at the Governor's Inn.

All guests, vendors, businesses and people in general are subject to personal and professional commitments.  Appearances and times may change at any time.  No refunds will be given for guest cancellations or changes - not that the event costs you anything anyway. Creators may elect to limit signing quanitites at any time.  Please be reasonable and respect their time. 

Special Needs and Requests.  The Free Comic Book Day Festival is an easy to access event with most locations being wheel-chair accessible and all locations being open to assist with any special needs or requests.  A variety of locations, including Jetpack Comics and the Event Hall, have options to purchase premium access and passes, which move you to the front of the line or give you premium participation.  If you choose to participate at the standard level there will be staff on hand to make your visit with us as comfortable as possible.  Thank you very much for joining us for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY.

Parents & Guardians must approve all comic books given out on FCBD.  If you chose not to enter the premises of any establishment, to view the comic book(s), then you have given approval for your child to take whatever they want.  Comic books may contain violence, adult situations and mature themes.  We highly recommend you take the time review what your child may be viewing. All guests are subject to professional commitments and are subject to change at any time. No refunds will be given for guest cancellations or changes - not that the event costs you anything anyway.

 

FCBD News

GETTING MARK MILLAR TO JETPACK COMICS IS EASY IF WE ALL WORK TOGETHER!

mark-millar

You help us, we'll help the community & maybe he'll visit us all!

The bottom line of the contest is that the comic shop staff has to dress up as a MillarWorld character (that means a Mr Mark Millar original character - you can't be Old Man Logan you dolt).  How does this involve you?  Well, as you know (see our FCBD page) Jetpack Comics hosts the largest FCBD in the world.

To make this happen we require volunteers.  Lots and lots of volunteers.  Officially, all volunteers represent Jetpack Comics LLC and are, therefore, forth with & carpe diem, unpaid Jetpack Staff! 

So, if you dress up as a MillarWorld character you will be doing your part to get Mr Millar to our rural end of the earth.  Not a joke, not a hoax and not a crock of Guinness!  We're even going to reward you.  Here's the details!

HERE IS HOW WE WIN

BIG Sale on Mouse Guard books for FCBD!

Jetpack Comics LLC & The Rochester Main Street Program are proud to announce the Rochester Free Comic Book Day Festival guest of honor, David Petersen.

Jetpack Comics LLC & The Rochester Main Street Program are proud to announce the Rochester Free Comic Book Day Festival guest of honor: David Petersen! David, of Mouse Guard fame, will be on hand throughout Free Comic Book Day (Saturday May 2nd) at the event hall, signing copies of his works and hanging out with fans.  To celebrate we have all kinds of works from David in-store ready for you to pick up now so you can get a head start on your FCBD planS!  PLUS they are on sale (for a limited time)!

  • Purchase ANY Mouse Guard Hard Cover book and get 2 Free Mouse Guard Comic Books
  • Purchase ANY 3 Mouse Guard Hard Covers & get a TMNT Micro Series trade (TMNT covers by David Petersen)
  • Purchase all 5 Mouse Guard Hard Covers & get both TMNT Micro Series trades 

While supplies last!  Don't miss your chance to get these beautful books signed by David at FCBD.

Watch for our Jetpack & Event Hall Fast Passes.

FCBD VIP Gold & Silver Passes

FCBD VIP Gold & Silver Passes.

Early Entry.  Extra Swag.  What more could you ask for?

Not only do the VIP passes get you all kinds of cool swag but they get you instant access to the FCBD books at Jetpack, extra free books at Jetpack and an escort to the front of the line to see David Petersen.

GOLD & SILVER PASSES must be purchased at Jetpack Comics by 5/1 and get you Back Door Entry into Jetpack at 9:00 am, or whenever you show up!

 

FCBD GOLD PASS - $50 admits two and gets you all of the following!

  • 20 2015 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY COMICS
  • 2 Free Comic Book Day T-Shirts
  • 2 Free Comic Book Day Tote Bags (your choice)
  • 2 Legend of the Mouse Guard Vol 3 #2 Jetpack Comics Limited Edition Exclusive (only 500 printed) Comics
  • 2 Jetpack Against Humanity Aluminum Water Bottles
  • 2 Jetpack Comics Pint Glasses
  • The Jetpack Bat Pin & Sticker set!
  • The Jetpack Comics mini-flashlite
  • 1 each of the 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 Mouse Guard Free Comic Book Day Offerings
  • 1 each of the 2015 Jetpack Comics Exclusive Mouse Guard mini-print & the 2012 Jetpack Exclusive FCBD Mouse Guard book plate
  • 1 each 2015 limited edition GROOT FCBD patch, 2014 Walking Dead Rick Grimes FCBD patch, 2013 R2D2 Free Comic Book Day Patch

some items not available until 5/2 - your Golden Ticket gets you in the jetpack Back Door

 

Plus you can purchase all the Mouse Guard items you want at 1/2 price - must be purchased when you buy your passes!

  

FCBD SILVER PASS - $30 admits two and gets you all of the following!

  • 10 2015 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY COMICS
  • 2 Free Comic Book Day T-Shirts
  • 2 Free Comic Book Day Tote Bags (the cheap ones)
  • 1 Legend of the Mouse Guard Vol 3 #2 Jetpack Comics Limited Edition Exclusive (only 500 printed)
  • 1 Jetpack Against Humanity Aluminum Water Bottles
  • 1 Jetpack Comics Pint Glasses
  • 1 2015 Jetpack Comics Exclusive Mouse Guard mini-print & the 2012 Jetpack Exclusive FCBD Mouse Guard book plate
  • 1 2015 limited edition GROOT FCBD patch

 

Plus you can purchase all the Mouse Guard items you want at Buy 2 get 1 free - must be purchased when you buy your passes!

 

FCBD VIP at Jetpack Comics
FCBD VIP at Jetpack Comics

How can you get one of these SWEET Baby Groot patches on FCBD?

How can you get on of these SWEET Baby Groot patches on FCBD?

HOW CAN I GET A BABY GROOT FCBD PATCH?

Any one of these will get you a baby Groot patch

 

.5 - THE EASIEST WAY - Bring your Jetpack Against Humanity Red Aluminum Water Bottle!  That's right, just bring your Jetpack hydration tool and get a Baby Groot Patch

 1 - Be a part of our MillarWorld contest!  The Jetpack clerk has the final say on whether your costume is worthy or not.  A paper mask is NOT worthy.  Read More on the contest!

2 - THE GOLD VIP PASS gets you 2 of the Baby Groot patches. 

3 - THE SILVER VIP PASS gets you a Baby Groot Patch

4 - Get your picture taken with a MillarWorld character AND do something creative with your Mr Mark Millar mask!  or your MILLARWORLD CHARACTER MASK.  NOTE this is a 2 part challenge.  Putting your mask on a stick or wearing it is NOT creative and you have to be sure to post your creative photo.  Don't forget to tag @mrmarkmillar & hashtag #millarworld.  

5 - Complete the FCBD Scavenger Hunt, register online and you too may be a Baby Groot Winner.  We'll be giving away a number of these patches to scavenger hunt contestants.

 

 

Check out this exclusive FCBD Mouse Guard mini-print!

Check out this exclusive FCBD Mouse Guard mini-print!

Want to get one of these AWESOME FCBD Mouse Guard mini-prints?  Just visit the Jetpack Comics table in the event hall and you can pick up one of these for FREE.

Yup, free!  It's Free Comic Book Day chump.

 

Introducing our Super Special Guest for FCBD, Jeff Kline!

Introducing our Super Special Guest for FCBD, Jeff Kline!

For nearly two decades, Jeff Kline has been one of the fortunate few “genre nerds” able to move freely between primetime and daytime television, motion pictures and the Web, and the East and West Coasts.  He recently formed Darby Pop Publishing so he could play in the sandbox of comic books, and do so alongside some friends.

As both Writer and Showrunner, Kline has been responsible for more than 40 animated and live-action series and pilots. Currently, he is an Executive Producer and co-developer of TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE, a follow up to his previous project, the multiple Daytime Emmy® Award-winning CG series TRANSFORMERS PRIME.

Over the past few years, Kline also co-developed and Executive Produced both TRANSFORMERS: RESCUE BOTS and G.I. JOE: RENEGADES for Hasbro Studios and The Hub as part of an exclusive multi-year pact.

 

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY NEEDS YOU!

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY NEEDS YOU!

Want to be over-worked and under appreciated on the busiest day of the year?

Then you want to volunteer to help out at the Rochester Free Comic Book Day Festival! Hours are 8 am - 5 pm, followed by hanging out at the super-fun after party. What'll you do?  Whatever we tell you.  What do you get? First crack at the FCBD books, a special edition Mouse Guard comic created just for this event, a FCBD t-shirt, some delicious pizza for lunch and the adoration of thousands. You can wear a costume or come as you are.  Contact us today if you'd like to be the center of attention for the greatest day of the year.

Plus you might even get some cool gift certificates to boot.

FCBD Sponsors


Rochester's newest hotel is the official lodging sponsor of FCBD!

Where to stay and the official 2014 Free Comic Book Day Festival Lodging Sponsor:

Located on Route 11 (Farmington Rd) in Rochester, The Holiday Inn Express is Rochester’s newest hotel. 77 FARMINGTON ROAD ROCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE 03867 United States Hotel Front Desk: 001-603-994-1175 Hotel Fax: 001-603-994.1176



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SUPPORT THE ORG THAT SUPPORTS OUR FREE COMIC BOOK DAY FESTIVAL

Rochester Main Street (the people that make our Free Comic Book Day Festival possible), our favorite non-profit organization, has teamed up with TD Bank and you can help RMS earn money...and it costs you NOTHING!  If you have a TD Bank account all you have to do is ask to have it linked to The Rochester Main Street Affinity Program!  In honesty, it took my teller 10 minutes to figure out what that meant, but it happened - - eventually.  Now Rochester Main Street earns money based on the balances that I (and Jetpack Comics) carries with their bank.  It does not cost you a PENNY but it assures that TD Bank donates money to Rochester Main Street.  ...and for you it means that the Free Comic Book Day Festival continues in full force!  It takes a few minutes but it helps out your comic book community!  Do your part today! 



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THE GOVERNORS INN HOTEL & RESTAURANT / The GARAGE AT THE GOVERNORS INN

Come join the fun!  Since 1992 the Rochester Inn has provided guests with great service, affordable cuisine and impeccable accommodations.  Come join them for fun, casual and tasty food at Spaulding Steak & Ale, open seven days at 4pm.   Plan your special event of any size with us and make it truly memorable!  Treat yourself to some great entertainment, and spend the night with us comfortably!

Accommodations at The Governor's Inn are cozy, comfortable, and include breakfast with surprisingly low rates! They offer 20 guest rooms with private bath, cable & a/c, free high-speed wireless internet, local calls, voicemail, and gorgeous grounds.

 


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