Topic: Comic Cons
TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3122:
Earlier last week I blogged about 'Where The Action Is' for Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) to be held on Saturday, May 1st.... Because I knew where at Least ONE Copy of Action Comics #1 would be displayed for viewing at a Local Comic Book Shop, (LCBS).
Then yesterday morning I knew that: "It DOESN'T Take A DETECTIVE To Figure Out It's DOUBLE The ACTION' at this same LCBS, because I saw both Action Comics #1 featuring the 1st Appearance of Superman, AND I saw that there was Dective Comics #27 featuring the 1st Appearance of Batman!I have already blogged about the fact that were hundreds of attendees at this Free Comic Book Day Event in person, plus several hundred more that 'attended' online at my 'Online Free Comic Book Day Event'!
What I didn't mention yet was that the Media was there also!
So I'll just list the 'Media' in order of who arrived there first!
First, I have to include myself, Michael D Hamersky, of ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com, since I was Blogging and Facebooking the FCBD Event 'Online' for those that couldn't attend one near them, and / or wanted to see the Million Dollars Worth of Comics ALL in One Place!
Secondly, Chris Morrow, an iReporter for CNN.com arrived, and interviewed the owner of the LCBS, Jamie Newbold, in the 1st video. Then she also interviewed one of the two private collectors who owned the comics, Peter Jones, who is shown in the 2nd video. Here is the link to her videos on CNN.com! Which since yesterday has gone from 7 views when I first posted it on my multiple Facebook Walls to 20,000 as of this posting!
Next came some of the members of MonkeyTossTV.com, who were there for a while filming for their web site. I have several photos of them to post, but with a 'Cinco de Mayo' party to go to in less than 2 hours from now, I may just include them in a blog post as well...or just on my Event's Facebook Wall at http://www.Hamersky.com. At this moment, I don't see a link to send you to view the videos they should have posted soon on yesterday's event...In the meantime a few of those attending are shown at the middle right photo section of this blog post!
And lastly, but not least, was the reporter / cameraman from Channel 6 - XETV - the CW Station here in the San Diego area. He was later in arriving, but was there to film the Million Dollar Plus Display Case, before the Event was over. Tina and I saw the Edited Film on the 10PM News, which aired approximately 10:13 PM. As of this post I don't see the link to send you to so you can view the interview also... When that is posted online, I'll make a note of it here...
So in wrapping up this blog post this morning... I'll be posting updates and more photos on what else happened at my 'Online Event' on Facebook itself titled: "Blogging & Facebooking From a Free Comic Book Day Event (FCBD)". I will also be shipping to the lucky winners from yesterday, several copies of FCBD Edition Comic Books for Free, (including the shipping)!
You can find all of that info, updates, and photos at my Facebook Group Page, which has an easy access url link:
Also, I want to mention the physical Event host's web site, SoCal Comics's web site can be found at:
(PERSONAL NOTE From Michael: Last year Tina and I drove over almost all of Metro San Diego for the FCBD 2009. See these links, 2009 FCBD Part 1 & 2009 FCBD Part 2 for my reviews on what all the participating stores were doing last year. This year, I only blogged and Facebooked from this one location.)
My thanks to Jamie Newbold for extending the invitation to me to set up a table at his shop to blog about the MILLION DOLLAR Event during Free Comic Book Day at his LCBS in San Diego!AND My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now over the 3,100 total posts in number!
~ Michael D Hamersky @ ComicBookCollectorsBlog.com
Note: Even though I attempted to both blog and Facebook at this location yesterday, I still have lots more to post, but the majority of the photos / info will be posted on my Facebook Group Page at: http://www.Hamersky.com. Some of the FCBD Edition comics that were distributed yesterday will be found for sale at our online comic book store in the next few days at: