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Free Comic Book Day!

May 2, 2010

Get your nerd on

So yesterday was the day to get your nerd on. Free Comic Book Day!
For all you jocks out there, the first Saturday of May is Free Comic Book Day – the one day of the year when comic book stores all over the world offer everyone who ventures into their store a free comic book! It’s become a bit of an annual celebration.

In Sydney – Kinokuniya and Kings Comic Books celebrate FCBD, and both of them really get into it – the staff dress up, and both stores offer 20% off sales to sweeten the deal. Kinokuniya even held a crafting fair.

Chillin with my lightsaber
Y’know, just chilling out – checking out the stalls with my lightsaber

As much as I love comic books (especially FREE comic books!), more than that – I just love watching the congregation of my fellow nerds. In a time when you can buy almost everything online, it’s so nice to see bricks and mortar stores offering something a bit above the call of duty to foster positive community spirit.

Plus. Cmon. Awesome costumes!! As if this Dalek isn’t totally sweet:

EXTERMINATE
My friend and I were debating whether this was remote controlled or in fact a giant costume, when the person inside struck up a conversation

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SOO CUTE – though I have a feeling these types of photos will become great 21st Birthday fodder

Scarecrow
Comic Book/Art Book department consultant extraordinaire – Chewie – in his scary Scarecrow outfit

Can’t wait for next year!

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