FCBD Scavenger Hunt
VISIT THE EVENT HALL
GI = The Governor's Inn
The Governor's Inn is this years EVENT VENUE!
You'll find all of our guests & vendors here. Located in the Ballroom as well as on the patio and wherever else we need to stick people. The Governor's Inn is our NEW EVENT VENUE hosting all of the above and our costume contest as well as our after-party.
FREE COMICS AT THESE LOCATIONS
APB = At Peace Body Arts
If you can dream it, we can achieve it—from nostril piercings to custom-shaped industrials, At Peace Body Arts offers it all. Learn more about the brands of body ...
63 Hanson St, Rochester, NH 03867
FB - Federal Savings Bank
17 Wakefield St, Rochester, NH 03867
GA = THE GARAGE at the Governor's Inn
Everyone is welcome to join us at The Garage for more fun in the evening as well.
78 Wakefield Street,
Rochester, New Hampshire
JP= Jetpack Comics
Stop by and get your scavenger hunt map at Jetpack then visit all the businesses.
Located at 37 North Main Str in Rochester, this is place to get your Free Comic Book Day map and all kinds of goodies! Play our silly games and you can get even more stuff!
JETPACK COMICS CLOSES at 5 PM on FREE COMIC BOOK DAY
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL FREEBIES are per family so that everyone can enjoy FCBD.
REV = Revolution Tap Room & Grill
Join for our new lounge opening soon. Billiards, darts, sofas and an XBox. Your new living room.From Truffled Fries to our Beer Battered Pickles, our pub snacks are a must on your night out! Events, holiday parties, corporate lunches; we do it all. Have a private function in our Franklin Room.
61 N. Main St.
ROCHESTER, NH 03867
A fun store filled with vintage & recent video games, pop-culture and fun, Collectique has everything you're looking for!
Visit them at 48 North Main Street, or call 603-339-3204
CP = Crosspoint Church
Visit Crosspoint Church in the Governor's Inn for a FREE COMIC & their stamp
CROSSPOINT CHURCH IS A SPIRIT-FILLED, NON-DENOMINATIONAL CHURCH WITH A HEART FOR OUTREACH, DISCIPLESHIP, AND COMMUNITY. OUR DESIRE IS TO IMPACT THE CITY OF ROCHESTER, NH BY SHARING GOD’S LOVE THROUGH THE MESSAGE OF THE CROSS.
FOR THE MESSAGE OF THE CROSS IS FOOLISHNESS TO THOSE WHO ARE PERISHING, BUT TO US WHO ARE BEING SAVED IT IS THE POWER OF GOD. ~ 1 CORINTHIANS 1:1
First Church Congregational
First Church Congregational, United Church of Christ, has proudly and faithfully served the Rochester community for over 275 years. In fact, First Church literally was the "first" church in Rochester. Over its long history, pastors, members, and friends of First Church have covenanted to be a committed Christian community of faith, hope, and love in the name and spirit of Jesus.
GC = Grace Community Chruch
57 Wakefield St across from the Garage
HL = Humane Lodge #21
aka Masonic Temple
31 Hanson St, Rochester, NH 03867
HP = Happy Pappy's Country Store
Located just off the map (literally but it's not too far) Happy Pappy's is an eclectic mix of fun, food and more fun. Visit their website and find out about all the things they offer. Rental space for crafters is reasonably priced with a 1 month free special. 363 Portland Street in Rochester NH Phone 603-343-7644
For every $5 someone spends on food , drinks, or baked goods, they will get to choose 1 additional comic from our Comic Rack.
We will also be having the Granite State Saber Academy at the store. They will be doing demo fights as well as have a table set up with info on classes etc. This is there facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/GraniteStateSaberAcademy/
Exclusive - Simpsons / Bongo Comics Free For All
MC = MONSTER COMICS RETURNS
- There will be a free raffle each hour of more books
- Each person gets a raffle ticket with free book pick up
- Monster Comics will have some books for sale as well.
Comics may contain mature themes, please check your selection.
RM = ROCHESTER MAIN STREET - BOOTH
Right outside Jetpack's back door in the parking lot
RPL = The Rochester Public Library
How could our beautiful library not be giving away Free Reading Material for the Day! Be sure to sign up for your library card and visit the Children's Room with the family. 65 S Main St Rochester, NH 03867 (603) 332-1428
RS = River Stones Custom Framing
RiverStones Custom Framing is a one stop shop for all of your framing needs.
SP = Sweet Peach's Candy & Confections
ST = Studley's Flower Gardens
Studley’s Flower Garden has delighted its customers with fresh flowers and garden services from its downtown Rochester, New Hampshire, location for more than 80 years. Founded in 1928, the business has grown to include a full range of floral design services, an extensive selection of annual and perennial garden plants plus landscaping and irrigation services. Today, Studley’s continues to offer personalized service and customized solutions for every flower and garden lover’s needs and interests. Located at 82 Wakefield Street! P 603-332-4565 F 603-330-3317 TollFree 1-800-356-4383
UMC = First Untited Methodist Church
Open from 10 - 4
USA = Union Street Antiques
Union Street Antiques & Collectibles is a new, 8,000 square foot group shop located in the heart of Downtown Rochester, NH. With air conditioning and plenty of parking, it’s the perfect place to pick up that next great find! As a group shop, Union Street Antiques & Collectibles offers items from a number of different vendors and dealers, with items as varied as they are. Whether you’re looking for antique furniture, fine china, 1950s decor, or sports paraphernalia, you can find it here. 19 Union St Rochester, NH 03867 - (603) 332-0202
Our FCBD Cosplay Sponsors
The Convention Hall Details & Info
THE CONVENTION HALL DETAILS & INFO
The Convention Hall is located at the Governor's Inn
FCBD The Basic Rules & Regs
Please assist the FCBD volunteers by working with them to insure a safe visit for everyone.
Please Read All Disclaimers For FCBD!
FCBD disclaimers - As THE premiere FCBD event in New England (the world perhaps?) we are forced to cover our butts every which way from here to Sunday. Make sure you read EVERY ONE of our disclaimers. If you don't it's your own fault.
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, promotional or advertising purposes by Jetpack Comics LLC, The Rochester Main Street Program and other interested or related parties and or organizations. If you come you may see yourself on the TUBE next year. Be warned!
WEATHER ALERT Be prepared. All of the lines (for comics, guests, vendor hall, etc) will start outside - be prepared.
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY HOURS
Scavenger Hunt 10 - 4 all over town
(note the Jetpack Comics closes at 5)
FCBD After Party 6 - 11 at The Garage at the Governor's Inn
Be sure to review our site for all the cool things you can do today!
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 choose not to enter the premises of any establishment to view the comic books, then you have given your inherent 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.
Want to get a picture? Ask before you snap.
Jetpack Comics Free Comic Book Day Weapons Regulations & Props Policy
Jetpack Comics wants everyone to have a safe and fun experience on Free Comic Book Day. For everyone's safety please adhere to the following weapons regulations and prop policies.
- NO real, functioning weapons. This includes swords, ninja stars, guns, crossbows, ect.
- NO explosives or fire crackers.
- NO metal or sharp weapons.
- ALL weapons must be recognizable as a fake and/or a toy.
- ALL guns must have an orange tip
- DO NOT use your prop as a weapon or in a threatening manner in any way. This includes staffs, ropes, lassos, bullwhips, water pistols, silly-string, bats, clubs, ect.
- PLEASE use your best judgement. Posing and displaying props and/or weapons for pictures is encouraged, but please be aware of your surroundings and be safe.
Jetpack's staff and volunteers reserve the right to deem a weapon and/or prop unsafe. You may be asked to take your weapon and/or prop to your car.
Jetpack Comics is dedicated to providing a fun harassment-free event for everyone, regardless of race, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, fandom, attire, age, political background, ect.
Jetpack will not tolerate any threatening, inappropriate and/or harassing behavior of any kind. Behavior with the intent to: stalk, harass, torment, embarrass, annoy, exploit, degrade, disrespect and/or abuse another person is unacceptable.
Harassment is defined by the victim. Participants asked to stop in any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Those who are unwilling to comply will be asked to leave.
COSPLAY IS NOT CONSENT
If you feel as though you or someone else is being harassed please inform a volunteer or staff member immediately. That person will not necessarily be asked to leave, but will be approached respectfully and the situation handled with care.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
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!
SPAULDING STEAK & ALE RESTAURANT
Open 7 days from 4pm!
Serving most holidays as well!
The most hoppin' place in town!
Draft beer & pub faire
Sandwiches & burgers from $7.99
Seafood, steaks, chicken and pasta from $12.99
Choice of seating:
- Pub seating w/booths
- Casual dining room, accommodating larger parties
- Fine dining atmosphere in the historic Parlor Room
- TWO outdoor decks with lots of summer seating!
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.
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Rochester, New Hampshire. Comfort awaits you at our prime Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Rochester, near Pease International Airport. This New Hampshire hotel is just 20 miles from the airport and near various attractions and businesses. Families will love staying at our Rochester, NH hotel. Located off Route 16, with easy access to several area attractions including the Rochester Opera House, Rochester Fairgrounds. Other nearby sights include, Lake Winnipesaukee, Gunstock Ski Area, Meadowbrook US Pavillion, and Sky Dive New England. Business travelers are impressed by the accommodations provided by our hotel in Rochester. Our business services include a fax machine, copier, printer, computer access and free high-speed, wired or wireless Internet access. During your New Hampshire visit, you can enjoy amenities that include a heated, indoor swimming pool with an adjoining hot tub, a Fitness Center and our complimentary breakfast bar. Our hotel is pet friendly, please see our pet policy for more details.