Free Comic Book Day 2014

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 YOU MISSED IT!!!!! But you can still check out all the cool stuff we had this year and hope that some of it returns for FCBD 2015

The Rochester Main Street Program & Jetpack Comics LLC present

The Rochester, NH Free Comic Book Day Festival 

2014 FCBD IS SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY MAY 3RD 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 5,000 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! Special local guests include The Fatsquad, our lovely and talented Rich Woodall, The Barrington Middle School Comic Book Club, Severed Head Comics Group and more! 

REMEMBER: Special consideration and give-aways will be given to EVERYONE that shows up wearing a Jetpack Comics T-Shirt!

 

THE FCBD SCAVENGER HUNT 2014 

 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 3rd 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.
 
 2) - Visit all the businesses and get your card signed or stamped.  To allow everyone the chance for Free Comics we're asking everyone to take 1 comic per family from the participating locations!
 
 3) - VISIT THE CONVENTION HALL FOR FREE COMICS. At the convention hall you can visit the Monster Comics Booth to get more free comics & participate in their comic book swap meet as well as visit Lee & Mike's Toys & Comics for their freebies.. 
 
 4) - VISIT THE CREATORS  in the hall for a freebie, while supplies last.  Guests with free comics are listed in the small press and guest section.  TURN IN YOUR SCAVENGER HUNT CARD at the Jetpack Booth or at Jetpack Comics!
 
 5) - FCBD after Party! - Join us at THE GARAGE for the FCBD after party.  Music by Earth 603's STU DIAZ & his band, The Soggy PoBoys as well as other local bands.

 

Download the Scavenger Hunt Map  To download the scavenger map,  right cick and choose "save as"

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

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The top ten reasons to be at the Rochester Free Comic Book Day

It's the 30th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and we're putting the creators back together for Free Comic Book Day! Why would you be anywhere else?

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COME SEE HOW TINY JON'S SPIDER-MAN COSTUME IS - Spidey Speedo?

 

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IT's LIKE A CONVENTION only it's free to attend.

 The event hall is 50 tables of everything you'd find at a comic convention, only it's FREE to get in. Cosplay, vendors, creators, hotdogs and more! 

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It's an event made for you!

Spend the day with like minded geeks & nerds who love the same stuff you do!  Let your Geek Flag Fly!

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Fun for the whole family!

Not only is this a family friendly event, but it’s an event that the whole family will enjoy! There’s something for everyone! It’s a great day to get outside, walk around the great city of Rochester, visit local businesses, take family photos with costumed characters, and be a part of an annual festival that the whole family will remember for years to come!

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It's the perfect place to show off your awesome cosplay, AND get some awesome FREE stuff for doing so!

 Will Al have on his Red Sonja Costume?  We can only pray he does not!

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FREE COMIC BOOKS! 

 Well over 35,000 comics will be given away all over town.Follow the scavenger hunt and you could leave with over 3 dozen free comics.

 

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Limited Edition Collectibles that you can't get anywhere else!

 The Walking Dead Rick Grimes Sheriff patch!  4 different Kevin Eastman ltd edition prints & 2 of them are FREE.  Dozens of limited edition comic books only available here (even some free ones).

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 A SUPER STAR GUEST LIST

Rebekah Isaacs, Christopher Golden, Tom Sniegoski, Jason Ciaramella, Brandon Barrows, Rich Woodall, Matt Talbot..... and many with FREE copies of some of their works.

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THE MOST EPIC AFTER PARTY OF ALL TIME

Everyone is invited to The Garage at the Governor's inn until the wee hours of the morning.  Food, beer, bands and more.  It's all free to attend.

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BE A PART OF HISTORY!

The Creators of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are signing together for the first time in twenty years!  This is so important that a film crew will be on hand to record it, for inclusion in Paramount's TMNT documentary! 

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FCBD News

Guests of Honor: Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird & the Mirage Studios team!

Their first group appearance in 20 years!  To commemorate the day we've got a number of exclusive covers coming out for the event.  These will not be available in store until the week of FCBD will not ship until the middle of May, and are available on a first come first serve basis!  All are limited edition and some are micro-print editions (ultra rare & ultra limited).  Don't miss your chance to own this piece of Turtles history!  Print runs will be set for these very shortly so get your orders in today!
 



40K SpaceMarine Model

Warhammer players, come to the counter on Free comic book Day for a Free Space Marine while supplies last!

DON'T MISS THIS FREE LIMITED EDITION PRINT

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Free mini print of the original convention poster

Limited to just 1000 copies.

Saturday May 3rd, 2014, is exactly 1 day before the official 30th Anniversary of the first appearance of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at the Portsmouth Mini-Con in 1984.To commemorate the anniversary we'll be giving away a free mini print of the original convention poster that Kevin and Peter designed. First come first served at the Jetpack Table in the hall. Everyone that ordered ANY of the TMNT limited edition FCBD comics will get one copy of it.

 

11 x 17 Original Turtle Convention Poster.

Offset printed (not a photocopy) on a heavy stock cream colored paper, and printed in black ink, this over-sized print of the original convention poster is limited to only 50 numbered editions.  Sorry but specific numbers will not be available and the prints will be randomized after they are numbered.  Available at Kevin Eastman's table on FCBD. Price to be determined that day

 

Can't make it to the event.  Contact us after to see if any of them are left.  Price to be announced. 
 
MAIL-ORDER CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE - Everyone that places an online order for a single TMNT FCBD / 30th Anniversary comic will receive one of the free prints.
No promise or request for which one.  Order more than one comic and you will receive both.  Limit of 2 free prints (in total - that's one of each not two of each) per customer (not per order).  
 
OVER-SIZED prints are being sold at Free Comic Book Day by Kevin Eastman...not by Jetpack Comics.  We will not be able to take orders for these.  Thank you

Get a print of the First Turtles image!

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Free Postcard-size Print

Limited to just 1000 copies.
First come first served at the Jetpack Table in the hall.  Everyone that ordered ANY of the TMNT limited edition FCBD comics will get one copy of it.

 

11 x 14 first Turtles print.  

Offset printed (not a photocopy) on a heavy stock cream colored paper, and printed in green ink, this over-sized First Turtles print is limited to only 100 numbered editions.

Sorry but specific numbers will not be available and the prints will be randomized after they are numbered.  Available at Kevin Eastman's table on FCBD. Price to be determined that day

 
MAIL-ORDER CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE - Everyone that places an online order for a single TMNT FCBD / 30th Anniversary comic will receive one of the free prints.
No promise or request for which one.  Order more than one comic and you will receive both.  Limit of 2 free prints (in total - that's one of each not two of each) per customer (not per order).  
 
OVER-SIZED prints are being sold at Free Comic Book Day by Kevin Eastman...not by Jetpack Comics.  We will not be able to take orders for these.  Thank you

Limited to only 1000 produced, this is the official patch of FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2014.

How do you get this Ultra Limited Edition Walking Dead Collectible?
Dress as a character from the Walking Dead or a Zombie and you will get one of these Gems.  Supply is limited!  Pick it up at the Jetpack Check Out Counter.
 
 

Valiant's Armor Hunters FCBD Exclusive

Limited to only 500 copies, this is the Jetpack FCBD exclusive for Valiant's Armor Hunters.  Sure, it's already an AWESOME free comic you can pick up on Saturday May 3rd, but you can clip the coupon and bring it back to get another awesome Valiant Comic Book.  That's like us plucking $4 off the Valiant tree growing in our back yard and giving it to you.  Help us trim the Valiant tree on FCBD.

 

 

 

 

FCBD DIsclaimers

 

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.

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.

 

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Shellback Artworks Over 27 years of collecting TMNT.  THE MOST COMPLETE and professionally cataloged collection of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics and memorabilia. 

Can't make it to Rochester on Sunday or just want to get more of The Turtle Gang?

Kevin & Peter will signing at Shellback Artworks in Wells, Maine on Sunday 5/4.  Please contact Shellback for official signing times, rules & regulations

Exclusive Print only available at The Shellback Artworks signing.

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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!