Topic: Comic Book History
TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3493:
Yesterday I was 'invited' by LCBS owner Randy Myers, to attend the 'Read A Comic In Public Day' event at Collectors Corner in Baltimore, Maryland, via the Facebook event page for that event. (As seen here!)
I had to decline as I am on the West Coast, and wondered if there were any of these 'Read A Comic In Public Day' events closer to me in the San Diego Metro Area...
I found that there actually was one, at this Facebook event page, '2nd Annual Read Comics In Public Day - San Diego' sponsored by Chriss Cornish. It is being held on Sunday, August 28th from 11:00am - 3:00pm at the Starbucks on the corner of Balboa and Genesse (4227 Genesee Ave) in San Diego.
Here is more info taken from the Facebook event page that Chriss posted:
NOTE: Different location from last year!
August 28 is international Read Comics in Public Day (RCPD). The first was held last year.
Some of us San Diego sequential art lovers gathered at the Starbucks by Mysterious Galaxy, in the Clairemont neighborhood. This year we'll instead by at the Starbucks at corner of Balboa and Genesse.
We'll be meeting up outside at the tables so that those with budgets that don't stretch to venti lattes can still participate without feeling self conscious.
___WHAT IS RCPD?___
Step 1: get some comic books, graphic novels, or other works of sequential art
Step 2: go somewhere public
Step 3: read the comics
Step 4: have someone take photos and upload them to your Flikr account after joining the RCPD group
Repeat steps 3 and 4 as desired
____THE PLAN, STAN____
We'll start at 11:00am and go to around 3:00pm, or whenever.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
- What about digital comics?
THAT SAID, if you have some way to make it very obvious you are reading a comic on your digital device (short of announcing, "oh, I am enjoying this digital comic" every two minutes) than it's all good. Otherwise, let's stick to the always obvious traditional printed format.
There are also other locations internationally that are being shown with Facebook event pages, including:
There are other events that don't seem to have Facebook event pages, but are being held, including:
Portland, Oregon - Perth, Australia - Roanoke, Virgina - Overland Park, KS - and others...
You can see more of those and other news of this event at the main web site here: International Read Comics In Public Day
Additionally, here is the origin of 'Read Comics In Public Day' from the web site by Brian Heater & Sarah Morean:
Like so many great things in this world, Read Comics in Public Day has its roots in a joke. I don’t remember the exact wording, but it was something off-handed about reading novels on the train, because I was too embarrassed to read comics in public. Like many good jokes, that one had its root in the truth.
The main Facebook event page for this 'Read Comics In Public' Day is the one created by Brian & Sarah at: 'Read Comics In Public', where you can find even more events and news.
Thanks to Randy Myers of Collectors Corner for bringing this year's event to my attention, so that I could blog about it before Sunday arrives!
Tina, Vinnie & I are planning on attending the event in San Diego. Considering that we will be at the 2nd Annual So Cal Comic Con in Oceanside, CA the day before all day, selling comics from our table there... We'll need a place just to sit and read comics on Sunday to relax after being on our feet all day at the Con!
See you there...???!!!
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