2014 FCBD Guests

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY GUESTS & VENDORS - Meet all the guests & vendors at the FCBD Convention Hall (also known as the Knights of Columbus Hall) from 10 - 4 pm.  Located on the corner of Route 125 and Portland Street ( 40 Columbus Ave)  Rochester .  Many of the guests & vendors will have FREE comics and giveaways for you if you stop and visit them.  We've listed many of them below.  PLEASE NOTE that Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird will have specific lines to visit with them.  Be sure to refer to our guidelines on how to meet these guys!


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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!

Guest of Honor - REBEKAH ISAACS

We could not be more excited to announce that Rebekah Isaacs, the artist of Joss Whedon's BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 10, will be joining us for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2014!  Hand picked by Joss Whedon himself, Isaacs is the woman that is laying pencil to paper and bringing Buffy to life for us once again! We'll have plenty of copies of her Buffy #1 edition available at the convention hall!  Just one more reason to be a part of Rochester, NH's FCBD! 


That's right, we've got a fully tricked out Delorean, just like the one from Back to the Future.  Get your picture taken with Marty McFly for a charitable donation!

Will be available to view at THE GARAGE Restaurant from 10 - 4 and Marty McFly will even be there.

Brandon Barrows

Brandon Barrows lives in the shadow-haunted hills of Vermont with his wife and a pair of elder spawn cats, writing comic books, prose and poetry.

His detective comic series JACK HAMMER is published by Action Lab Comics and VOYAGA, a science fiction graphic novel, was published by AAM/ Markosia, both with art by Ionic. His horror one-shot RED RUN was published by Alterna Comics, and he has contributed to the New York Times-bestselling anthology FUBAR from FUBAR Press. He has also had comics work published by or forthcoming from such other publishers as 215 Ink, Reasonably Priced Comics, Fan- Atic Press, Grim Crew, Monsterverse Entertainment and more. 

Christopher Golden

Writer of the Baltimore series from Dark Horse Comics, Christopher Golden is an American author of horror, fantasy, and suspense novels for adults, teens, and young readers. 


Want to learn how to play heroclix or just get in on a game?  Check out Clix Nation on the stage at the event hall!  Clix Nation is Jetpack Comics' premiere HeroClix gaming community. They  welcome any and all players, so stop by and check them out. You'll have a great time playing the number one super-hero game with a cool group of people! 

Jason Ciaramella


Eisner nominated author Jason Ciaramella will be joing us for Free Comic Book Day 2014! Author of THE CAPE, GODZILLA, TMNT, MAGIC THE GATHERING: THEROS..... Do we need to say more?


JEREMY ROBINSON is the bestselling author of more than forty novels and novellas including XOM-B, ISLAND 731, SECONDWORLD, the Kaiju thrillers, PROJECT NEMESIS and PROJECT MAIGO, and the Jack Sigler series including PULSE, INSTINCT, THRESHOLD and RAGNAROK. Robinson is also known as the #1 Amazon.com horror writer, Jeremy Bishop, author of THE SENTINEL, THE RAVEN and the controversial novel, TORMENT. His novels have been translated into eleven languages. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife and three children.

Check out the trailer for his upcoming novel, Xom-B.  It's got robots AND zombies, all of your favorites...

Connect with him at jeremyrobinsononline.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sciencethriller


KANE GILMOUR is the bestselling co-author with Jeremy Robinson of RAGNAROK and OMEGA, the fourth and fifth novels in the Jack Sigler/Chess Team series. He also writes his own thriller novels, including the popular Jason Quinn novel, RESURRECT. In addition to his work in novels, Kane is the writer of the sci-fi noir webcomic, Warbirds of Mars. He lives with his family in Vermont.

Follow him at kanegilmour.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kane.gilmour.author.

Rich Woodall


He's a triple threat! He can Write, and Draw comics! What's the 3rd threat? Oh yeah, don't turn your back on him or he'll eat your hamburger! Until recently he's been  writing and drawing comics "because he loves them", now he somehow gets paid for it… sometimes! He's partly responsible for creator owned books like Johnny Raygun, Zombie Bomb!, and his current project : Kyrra Alien Jungle Girl! He's done covers for TMNT, Powerpuff Girls and has done work for many other comics, including Invincible, Savage Dragon and the Perhapanauts. Come on down and see him, just make sure you don't feed the artist… seriously, he's fat… he doesn't need it… he's trying to diet… bwahahaha… I can't believe he's even trying.  Be sure to watch for the real life Johnny Raygun showing up around town and handing out free Johnny Raygun comics!  

Seacoast Roller Derby

The Seacoast Roller Derby (SRD) is a skater-owned/skater-run roller derby league located in Dover New Hampshire. Beginning in April, SRD returns home from their off-season to the Dover Ice Arena. Through training, competing, and giving back to the community, SRD encourages the development of the skills and confidence necessary to meet a multitude of challenges, both individually and as a team. The members of SRD are strong, motivated women and men who train to the fullest of their individual abilities, respect their teammates and competitors, and love the sport of roller derby, regardless of prior experience or skill level. SRD is always accepting new members, so make 2014 a year to remember! Be brave. Be fierce. This is your year.



That's right, the local Ghostbusters are back!  The Ghostbusters will not have a table at FCBD but you will find them all over town.  You'll see them looking for spooks, goblins, ghosts and ghouls.  They'll test your psychic powers and may even have a free comic for you.  Visit their table in the Convention hall and watch for them all over town.  

Learn more at http://www.baystateghostbusters.com/  and http://www.sagesofrpg.com.


Sure, you may know one of them as the front man for The Soggy Po Boys and the other as Editor In Chief of THE WIRE, but to us they are the opinionated comic kings of the Earth 603 podcast!  Visit their table and feign your interest and they may reward you with a free comic (okay -just ask for one but promise to listen to them online here) . If you're worthy you just may be the winner of the free comic a week from Earth 603 & Jetpack Comics contest!  Hey, didn't there use to be a tall nerdy guy that was a part of this?  There was, but he's not allowed to play too much anymore.....

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Thomas Sniegoski

Writer of VAMPIRELLA STRIKES from Dynamite Entertainment as well as several BONE novels, Thomas E. Sniegoski is a novelist, comic book writer and pop culture journalist. 


Tyler James

Tyler James is the publisher of ComixTribe, which is both an internationally distributed creator-owned imprint of comics and graphic novels and an online resource empowering creators to help each other make better comics. Tyler writes the superhero murder mystery THE RED TEN, and will be signing free copies of his brand new FCBD book EPIC, a superteen action comedy.


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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.