The Rochester Main Street Program & Jetpack Comics LLC present

The Rochester, NH Free Comic Book Day Festival 


The Rochester Free Comic Book Day Festival is FREE to participate in! Limited to a "per group" participation please

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 Columbus Avenue Freight House, Inc. will feature dozens of comic book artists and creators, comic book and toy vendors, and food! 



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.



 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


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. 


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 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.

 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

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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