Free Comic Book Day will be taking North Hollywood, CA, by storm this year, when Blastoff Comics and Knitting Factory Entertainment team up to create the first-ever Blastoff ComicsFest! On Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., join in on the Free Comic Book Day festivities at The Federal Bar in North Hollywood for fresh-grilled food, ice-cold beer, a live DJ, photos with costumed superheroes, and, of course, plenty of free comics!
Blastoff ComicsFest will be the place to be for Free Comic Book Day, with comic book creators from Marvel, DC, IDW Publishing, Image, Dark Horse, and more on hand to sign comics, provide free sketches, and meet with comic book fans, young and old, out-doors in the beautiful Southern California sun! In addition, you won’t want to miss the geek-inspired crafts, handbags, clothing, and other merchandise created by talented, local vendors.
Start your ComicsFest at The Federal Bar, where outdoor grills, a delicious dessert truck, and an inviting beer garden will be at your service all day, along with special brewing presentations by a major brewing company, which will be revealed in the coming weeks! Then, allow the costumed superheroes to “fly” you to the nearby Laemmle Noho 7 Theatre and Blastoff Comics’ retail store, where you can take home stacks of free comics and other goodies.
In addition, the Blastoff Comics store will be selling superhero action figures and auctioning off original superhero artwork created by the students and staff of NEW Academy Canoga Park, the proceeds of which will go directly to City of Hope, United Cerebral Palsy, and a host of other non-profit organizations.
Admission for Blastoff ComicsFest is FREE, so be sure to mark your calendars!
Stay tuned to the official Facebook event for Blastoff ComicsFest to receive the latest details and announcements for this day of family fun.
About Blastoff Comics
Created in 2012 by comic book veterans Jud Meyers and Scott Tipton, Blastoff Comics is a a top-of-the-line comic book retail store located in North Hollywood, CA. Blastoff stocks both current comics and graphic novels, as well as a collection of vintage comics and artwork for sale. A portion of all of the store’s proceeds are donated to charity, with the recipients changing on a monthly basis. Co-founder Scott Tipton is a New York Times bestselling author and comic-book historian with a wide variety of both graphic novel and prose works to his credit. Co-founder Jud Meyers has devoted more than 25 years to the comic book industry, serving as a leading force in both the publishing and retail aspects of the industry, as noted by having been a recipient of the Will Eisner Spirit of Retailing Award. Blastoff Comics may be found at www.blastoffcomics.com.
About The Knitting Factory
Knitting Factory Entertainment is the first entertainment-based licensing group to offer every aspect of a fully integrated brand, from venue and restaurant licensing and support, to touring, talent management, and merchandizing. More information may be found at www.knittingfactory.com.
About The Federal Bar
The Federal Bar is the premier neighborhood bar, restaurant, and event venue in North Hollywood, CA. Open 7 days a week, more information may be found at www.thefederalbar.com.
About Fanboy Comics
Fanboy Comics (FBC) is a comic book publisher and an online community supporting creators and fans through daily reviews, interviews, and podcasts that span the pop culture spectrum. FBC seeks to provide an outlet for up-and-coming artists and writers with a desire to create new works and media. By facilitating in-house collaborations and providing support and empowerment, FBC hopes to enable the production of professional and marketable creator-owned works. Fanboy Comics’ graphic novels, Something Animal, Identity Thief, The Arcs, Fearworms: Selected Poems, and Penguins vs. Possums, are available online at www.fanboycomics.net.