Topic: Comic Cons
TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4025 - Yesterday, Saturday May 2nd was the annual Free Comic Book Day event for the year 2015.
I have blogged about attending previous years events, such as in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and now I am blogging about the two places where my youngest son and I attended.
We drove up to Kearny Mesa where Southern California Comics is located. We were there from 9:45 am till 11:45 am. Then we drove over to ComicKaze also off of Clairemont Mesa Drive.
While Vinny stood in line for an hour to pick up his ration of 10 Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) comics, I walked around taking photos of every booth and table, plus photos of the inside of Southern California Comics, which had expanded since last year's FCBD event.
Those photos will be shown at this link at my Facebook Fan Page.
Here is what Vinnie and I saw at Southern California Comics:
A very long line that split into two lines near the middle of the line. There were four tables of comics in total. Two tables with 2015 FCBD comics, and two tables with older comics in case there weren't any FCBD comics to come to a total of TEN comics you could take for Free! There were about 32 FCBD comics out of a total print run of 50 FCBD comics, so this was worth the hour wait.
Approximately seven booths of comic book artists and creators. Those persons included Barbara Marker, Jackie Estrada, Batton Lash, and others. Plus the two folks from Comic Relief Podcast were there!
In addition there must have been about twelve booths of toy vendors at this event. Comic book dealers were not allowed to set up there, as this event was being sponsored by Southern California Comics after all!
Plus the band was 'Digital Lizards of Doom'.
There was a shaved ice truck there.
Plus setting up about 11:30 am there was a BBQ grill.
Photos of all of the above can been at my Facebook Page's album.
After seeing all of the above, we went inside Jamie's shop. There were a lot of people inside checking out comic books to buy. This year's special collection was a set of seven Amazing Fantasy #15s, which was the first appearance of Spider-Man. Check the photo album to see.
Well... after two hours we had seen it all, and decided to go to Robert's ComicKaze, which is just a few miles away. We arrived there at 12 noon, and found a parking spot. It is in a strip mall, so parking on Saturday was a little tight.
We picked up our allotment of three FCBD comics very quickly, within 5 minutes, and checked out the IDW table for their comics they were giving away free.
We had a few photos taken with cosplayers, and then quickly checked out the shop which was full of persons paying for comics they had picked that weren't FCBD comics.
Since Robert was busy handling the cash register duties, we didn't stay long.
That was our 2015 FCBD event schedule for the day. We didn't get a chance to see the new Avengers film on Saturday, as we had to go to Bingo night, but are attending a showing of it today, Sunday May 3rd.
For those of you not aware of the world wide event that took place yesterday, here are a few important links:
What is Free Comic Book Day (FCBD)?
What FCBD comic books are possibly available?
I will be listing some of the FCBD comics that I picked up in my online comic book shop, ComicBooksCircus.com, in the days to come, so be sure to check that link out.
My thanks to Jamie of Southern California Comics & Robert of ComiKaze Comics for sponsoring their FCBD events!
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