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Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 4, and the Grand Rapids Comic-Con plans on celebrating the day by giving away two three-day tickets (a $110 value!) to our annual comic book and popular arts convention which will be held on November 8-10, at the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

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And how can you win this set of tickets, you may be asking? All you have to do is visit one of the six stores listed below and sign up at our promotional table. You may sign up once at each store you visit. There is no charge to sign up. We will draw one name among the six stores, and the winner will have two tickets mailed to them. Simple as that!

You will be added to the Grand Rapids Comic-Con’s mailing list, and the Grand Rapids Comic-Con will not share your information with anybody else. The first twenty people signing up at each location will receive a Grand Rapids Comic-Con button!

The participating stores are the following. Our promo booths will be open until 3 pm unless specified otherwise, so make sure to sign up before we close. Some stores are open later hours so make sure to note that. Please support your local comic book store on FCBD by making a purchase:

Grand Rapids

Tardy’s Collectors Corner

2009 Eastern Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507

(616) 247-7828

11 am to 5 pm

  • Five free comic books per customer while they last
  • The 501st and Mandalorian Mercs will be there to celebrate Star Wars Day. May the Fourth Be With You!
  • Cosplay Crusaders and League of Enchantment members will be at the store, bring your cameras!
  • Sidewalk sales including 50 cent comics, $5 graphic novels, and 50% off statues and figures that are outside.

Facebook invite page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/266569084051393/

Vault of Midnight Grand Rapids

95 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

(616) 776-9013

10 am to 10 pm

Sidewalk festival: 10am-3pm

  • We’ll be giving away 3 comics per person, plus an extra free comic for anyone who arrives in cosplay, while supplies last.
  • Comfort & Adam will be signing and we’ll be hosting our annual block party and cosplay contest.
  • giveaways & trivia hosted by Comic Pros & Cons
  • arts & crafts with Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
  • giveaways from Grand Rapids Comic Con and Mobile GR
  • photo ops with The League Of Enchantment and House of 1,000 Glue Sticks Cosplay
  • complimentary AM coffee, courtesy of Madcap Coffee
  • cosplay contest! Winners get three day passes to the Grand Rapids Comic-Con.
  • Lots of giveaways

Facebook Invite Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2498065527084400/

Rockford/Sparta

The Comic Signal

4318 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525

(616) 259-8017

11 am to 11 pm

  • We will allow 4 free comic books per customer while they last!
  • Local artists Jason Strutz and Andy Budnick will be here doing sketches
  • Source Point Press will be here with their line of comics.
  • 40+ free comic book titles
  • JAFAX Game Night from 6-9 pm
  • FCBD exclusive items, like a Constantine Funko POP! Vinyl
  • 50% off $3 and $1 boxes
  • 15% off games
  • 10% off t-shirts

Facebook invite page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2343232105955714/ 

Lowell/Ada

Rookies Sportcards Plus

106 W Main St, Lowell, Michigan 49331

(616) 897-5650

10 am to 5 pm

  • FREE COMIC BOOKS! Something for everyone! Everyone gets to take home at least a couple comics free! Dozens to choose from!
  • Full street fair!
  • SPECIAL GUESTS! Meet artists, cosplayers, and other folks that share your love of comics!
  • LIVE SUPER-HEROES! Perfect for photos! Customers young and old are encouraged to dress up too!
  • SPECIALS & GIVEAWAYS! New this year: Boxes and boxes of $1 comics! Also Rookies Comic Bricks are back: 50 comics for $15!
  • EXCLUSIVE FCBD MERCHANDISE (HeroClix, Funko POPS!, etc)

Facebook invite page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2040444382733626/

Muskegon

Lange’s Comics and Collectibles

The Lakes Mall, 5600 Harvey St, Muskegon, Michigan 49444

(231) 798-3097

10 am to 9 pm

  • Limit three books per person while supplies last
  • We will also have local artists Scott Rosema, Bill Karis, Mike Klingelsmith, and Mike Montgomery on site doing free sketches for kids of all ages (even for us old guys and gals)!!!
  • Silver/Bronze Age comics that are usually 25% off will be 50% off
  • $1.00 comics will be 50 cents each
  • Showcase books will be 25% off

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/langescomics/

Kalamazoo

Rocket Comics

4235 Portage St, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001

(269) 775-1101

11 am to 9 pm

  • Lots and lots of free comic books for fans to pick up! Make sure to show up early because many of the most popular books disappear fast!

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rocketcomicz/

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