Thank you to our Sponsors
THANK YOU COSPLAY IDOL
A huge Thank you to Cosplay Idol for being our Official Cosplay Contest photographer and taking pictures of all cosplay contestants. Follow Cosplay Idol on Facebook.
THANK YOU STOLEN SOUL PHOTOGRAPHY
A huge Thank You to Stolen Soul Photography for being our official FCBD photographer and taking pictures of the scavenger hunt and Cosplay Contest. Follow Stolen Soul Photography on Facebook.
The Convention Hall Details & Info
This year 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 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
Scavenger Hunt 10 - 4 all over town
(note the Jetpack Comics closes at 5)
Costume Contest 5 - 7 at The Garage at the Governor's Inn
(may be moved inside if weather requires)
FCBD After Party 7 - 11 at The Garage at the Governor's Inn
(may be moved inside if weather requires)
Lloyd Kaufman Meet & Greet (time & location)
The Toxic Avenger (times & locations)
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 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.
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 CONCENT
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.