We’re putting together a lot of information about Free Comic Book Day here in this one post for easy access to any and all the info you need about our event which happens right here at Stadium Comics on Saturday May 2nd!
Q. What is Free Comic Book Day and why should I visit Stadium Comics on May 2nd?
A. Free Comic Book Day is held on the first Saturday of May every year. Participating comic stores all across North America give away comics for FREE to anyone who enters there store on that day.
Free Comic Book Day is meant to promote and celebrate comic books as great literature for all ages, and a true art form.
Stadium Comics runs one of the largest Free Comic Book Day events in North America. In addition to the free comics, the Brampton, Ontario comic shop brings in several guest artists and creators to sign and sketch for fans. Free Comic Book Day at Stadium is one event that you don’t want to miss!
Q. When is Free Comic Book Day?
A. Free Comic Book Day runs from 9:30am-6pm on Saturday, May 2nd at our Shoppers World Store. Here’s our address:
Stadium Comics Shoppers World Mall
499 Main Street S #104
Brampton, Ontario L6Y 1N7
Q. Do I need to line up early?
A. In past years, we’ve had free comics well into the afternoon, but it’s hard to predict and the best free comic offerings go early. Also, our DOORCRASHER sale items are very limited, and you’ll want to be there early for those. HELPFUL HINT – the mall generally opens their entrances at 8am!
Q. Who will be attending as guests?
A. We have over 30 creators showing up including folks like Ty Templeton, Alex Milne, Marco D’Alfonso, Fearless Fred Kennedy, Richard Zajac and more! They will be able to sketch and sign books for people in attendance.Visit http://www.stadiumcomics.com/fcbd for all the details!
Q. Can I get them to sign books/sketch for me?
A. Of course! Guests will be happy to sign books. For sketches, please ask the artist in person. Depending on the guest, there may be a fee/donation required for a sketch. Guests will also have merchandise and awesome art prints for sale!
Q. What Books can I have for Free?
A. Great question! We’ve provided this handy little video for you below which shows all of the books that will be available on Free Comic Book Day.
Q. How many comics can I get for Free?
A. We ask that you only take 5 comics per person, and that you not take multiples of issues. Also, and this is important – you must be here in person to pick up the free books, we can’t let you take some for your friend or relative at home. We do this to be fair to the people that have actually come out to show their support, and so that as many people as possible who come to Stadium can enjoy free books!
Q. BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR, you say? Give me details!
A. That’s right – it doesn’t get bigger than this! Free Comic Book Day has become like the “Black Friday” of comic book sales. Visit http://www.stadiumcomics.com/fcbd for all the sales details.
Q. What about these Doorcrashers?
A. They are amazing, they are awesome, and they are extremely limited! You’ll want to get here early for these guys. Once they’re gone they’re gone. Limit 1 of each doorcrasher per person. No reserves allowed, you must be here in person. A list of those items are also at http://www.stadiumcomics.com/fcbd
Q. Will there be people dressed up in costume?
A. Yes! Cosplay has become such a huge part of comics culture. We hope some of YOU show up in costume as well!
Q. How are you doing this all in your tiny store?
A. We kind of take over the mall on FCBD. The doorcrashers, sale items, and free comics will be in our store, as well as in the hallway directly in front of our store. The artists will be in our artist alley which is located in the Staples Court, right next to the store!
Q. What else can we expect on Free Comic Book Day?
A. Aside from the free comics, awesome deals, and the chance to chat with or get a sketch from some of the most talented artists working in comics today – we’ll have balloons for the kids, photo ops, face painting, and people dressed up in superhero costumes!
Q. I heard that there is an afterparty?
A. Yes! For the first year ever, Stadium Comics is hosting a FREE after party! We’ve booked an entire pub for the evening. Free Comic Book Day is hard work, and after it’s all done we’d like to relax, unwind, and enjoy some beverages with our staff, volunteers, guests, and our customers who made the whole day possible. Full details can be found at http://www.stadiumcomics.com/fcbd
Q. I have a question you didn’t answer!
A. Feel free to leave a comment and we’ll answer your question below.
SEE YOU ALL ON FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!