Free Comic Book Day 2014

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We had an awesome line up of cosplayers to promote our Free Comic Book Day event out front.

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Victor and me manning what I lovingly refer as our command center.

We survived! This was my first year working behind the counter on Free Comic Book Day and it was awesome. Victor, Dave, Quinn, and I held down the fort but we also had a great group of volunteers to help set up, hand out comics, and manage the crowd. We had great success signing up a slew of ladies for the Bel Air chapter of our Girls Only Comics Club and I am so stoked for our first meeting next Sunday!

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Do I look like I got four hours of sleep before a 15 hour shift? Because that’s totally what happened. It was worth it.

I had originally planned to cosplay as Bee from Bee and Puppycat but I chose practicality over awesomeness and wore my staff clothes. Which was for the best, because I was up and down all day long hauling gear and pulling boxes.

Jim Steranko

Jim Steranko was in our store. What?!

We had a great team of artists who came out to do signings and sketches at both stores including THE Jim Steranko. Yes, Eisner hall of fame Steranko, the man who drew Silver Age Nick Fury. It was awesome. Other rad artists included Joe Keatinge, Leila De Duca, Rachel Autumn Deering, Tyler Jenkins, PLB, Bill, Carlos, Kata Kane, Monica Gallagher, Nate Getz, Tony Calandra, and Mike Bracco.

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Our gaming room was turned into Artists’ Alley for the day.

We also had free pizza and 15 free back issues per person behind the store where we hosted two battles of Super Art Fight, which was just as epic as it sounds.

Super Art Fight Baltimore

Super Art Fight to the extreme!

Super Art Fight is a clash of Pictionary and tag team wrestling in which two artists or teams draw an epic battle in front of an audience. A bout lasts 25 minutes cut into 5, 10, 15, and 20 minute increments, in which a new theme is announced for the artwork via the Wheel of Death. (A randomized generator that pulls predetermined themes.) The artists drawings interact and overlap each others in a crazy battle of ink and paper, artists may step out and tag their partner in to take over the work. The winning artist team is chosen by audience fervor.

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Finally, we had our own mini cosplay contest; I hope more people come out in costume next year but the people who showed were fantastic!

Green Arrow, a Resident Evil soldier, Indiana Jones, and Chell visited our store!

Green Arrow, a Resident Evil soldier, Indiana Jones, and Chell visited our store!

Finn and Marceline waited in line for two hours to get their free comics.

Finn and Marceline waited in line for four hours to get their free comics.

The TARDIS even made an appearance! (Her hat was lit up and her skirt made the wooooheh noise!) I fan girled pretty hard.

The TARDIS even made an appearance! (Her hat was lit up and her skirt made the wooooheh noise!) I fan girled pretty hard.

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Indiana Jones, ladies and gentlemen.

The Green Arrow kept our shop free of pick pockets and terrorists.

The Green Arrow kept our shop free of pick pockets and terrorists.

And this guy just because he's awesome.

And this guy just because he looks awesome.

We had a great time, everyone was happy and excited to be there, it was perfect. Erika from Paradise Donuts even brought us a free box on the house! The Fruity Pebble donut is so freakin’ amazing and helped us get through the last two hours of our fifteen hour shift. ❤ Say it with carbs, people! It was such a rad day.

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I'm a nerdy chick who loves to craft and works in a comic shop.

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