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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 skip to the bottom and read EVERY ONE of our disclaimers.  If you don't it's your own fault.  

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The Rochester Main Street Program & Jetpack Comics LLC present

The Rochester, NH Free Comic Book Day Festival 


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! 

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



 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.
 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. Details to be announced 
 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! - Info coing soon


SCAVENGER HUNT MAP AVAILABLE to download aprx April 27th


Mouse Guard's David Petersen will be Jetpack's Guest of Honor at Free Comic Book Day

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 Pass announcements coming soon.

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.




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.



Keep an eye on this space as we'll be announcing our FCBD fast pass info real soon.

There will be a fast pass to let you skip the line at Jetpack as well as a fast pass to let you skip David's line at the event hall. The Jetpack & Event fast passes move you ahead in the line but do not guarantee you a length of time you will wait. More details coming soon!

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

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

Check back to see what hoops you have to jump through to get one!

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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.

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 Sponsors

Rye Airfield //


Rye Airfield

Rye Airfield's Get On Board program is all about the awesomeness of skateboarding. Our curriculum and methodology has been tested and proven for years with thousands of participants learning how to safely skateboard in a matter of minutes. A key point is that our curriculum is adaptable and includes fun activities to engage all students. If you have a kid that has an interest in skateboarding but doesn't know where to start, this is the best bet. Get On Board will provide micro doses of success that leads to mountains of confidence, we see it all the time.

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

Rochester Main Street //



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! 

The Governor's 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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