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What Are Comic Shops Doing for FCBD?

Here's what the Neptune Comics site (141 E Sunset Dr Waukesha WI) has to say:

Stop in at Neptune Comics May 6th, from 11 am - 6 pm for Free Comic Book Day!  EVERYONE receives one free comic book.  For additional comics, bring non-perishable food donations - for every item donated you can choose one more comic book.  Food will be donated to the Waukesha Food Pantry afterwards.

Great idea

This is what Charles at Comics Legends and Heroes has to say (13560 W Van Buren Street B-102 Goodyear AZ  - 623-932-3433)

For FCBD, we have a visit by Mike Bullock, author of Lions Tigers and Bears. He will be spending an hour in our store (10:30 - 11:30) autographing his comics and greeting the kids.

We do like Lions Tigers and Bears here at CitC - good luck.

This one sounds right up our alley:

Here's what BRAVE NEW WORLD comic shop (23566 Lyons Ave., Newhall, CA 91321, (661) 259-4745) will be doing.

This year, our obsession with getting comics in the classrooms of Santa
Clarita, CA has gone beyond our previous efforts. Beyond our regular
programs, in the past, we've used FCBD books to supplement the collections
of teachers, offered graphic novel libraries to the school with the highest
FCBD attendance, and provided our local public libraries with enough copies
of their own to have their own mini FCBD.

But this year we are providing free comics on the Friday before to
participating elementary schools in our area. Over 2000 elementary school
students will not only get a copy of our BNW FCBD bookmark, but a FCBD
Edition of Justice League on their desk.

Our other FCBD festivities with educational value include:

-Free Art Lessons by Comics and Animation Professionals
-Free HeroClix Demos (laugh, but I've got at least one parent who says his
son's math skills have gone up as a result of playing the game)
-And did we mention the Free Comics?

Go to Newsarama to read a great FCBD article.

All of these ideas sound great. If you are looking for a participating shop in your area, go to freecomicday.com


 

 

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