Time for Free Comic Book Day!

Posted by Bob Alpi On April 20, 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Trivia Question: what is the significance of the first Saturday in May?

Answer:

Yes, that’s right. Free Comic Book Day is almost here! Of course this means you need to make plans to visit your local Things From Another World on Saturday, May 5th. The good folks at TFAW have put together a stunning collection of comic book creators, who will be at all three Portland area locations. And that is on top of the special free comics–while supplies last–as well as big savings, and even the beginnings of TFAW’s astonishing Mega Sale.

PDXYAR will, once again, be adding a decidedly pirate flavour to the day as we will be on hand at the Milwaukie & Portland Things From Another World locations. We will be singing shanties, engaging in a fight or two and of course posing for pictures!

Now if you find yourself not being able to make it to the Portland or Milwaukie locations, do not fret- all is not lost. While there won’t be a pirating presence at the Beaverton TFAW (not officially at least), there will be duly sworn representatives of the Empire and even the Rebel Alliance will be on hand throughout the day. As the great folks from the Vader’s Fist, the 501st Legion’s Cloud City Garrison will be joined by the Kashyyyk Base Rebel Legion at the Beaverton TFAW store from 11am until 6pm. While they will definitely be posing for photos, I can’t promise you will get any intergalactic shanty singing out of them though.

When: Saturday, May 7th from 10am until 7pm
Cost: FREE (hence the name)
Where: The 3 Portland area Things From Another World locations (details below)

TFAW Portland, OR

9:00 am: Doors open!
12:00-2:00 pm: Signings with the following creators:
* Jonathan Case – Artist for Dark Horse Comics’ The Guild FCBD book
* Terry and Rachel Dodson – Artists for Uncanny X-Men and Defenders
* Emi Lenox – Creator of EmiTown
* Steve Lieber – Artist for Alabaster, featured in Dark Horse’s FCBD books
* Jeff Parker – Writer for Hulk and Thunderbolts
Plus: The pirates of PDXYAR.

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4133 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97212
(503) 284-4693

TFAW Milwaukie

9:00 am: Doors open–enjoy free coffee from Spring Creek Coffee House, while supplies last!
10:00 am: Trackers Earth will demonstrate how to shoot a bow and arrow like Hawkeye! (Note: foam arrows only.)
12:00-4:00 pm: Live-action Heroclix.
All day: Kids’ art table.
Plus: The pirates of PDXYAR.

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10977 SE Main Street
Milwakie, Oregon 97222
(503) 652-2752

TFAW Beaverton

BEAVERTON TFAW, 4390 SW LLOYD AVE. BEAVERTON, OR 97005:

9:00 am: Doors open!
2:00-4:00 pm: Signings with the following creators:
* Ben Bates – Artist for Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog FCBD book
* Amy Mebberson – Artist for Strawberry Shortcake and Muppets
* Chris Samnee – Artist for Ultimate Comics Spider-Man and Serenity
* Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner – Writer and artist for Witch Doctor

All day (while supplies last):
Free Starbucks coffee for customers starting at 9:30 am!
Demos and giveaways from Game Trader.
Free cookies from Subway.
Plus: Stormtroopers and other Star Wars characters from Cloud City Garrison and Kashyyyk Base Rebel Legion.

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4390 SW Lloyd Avenue
Beaverton, Oregon 97005
(503) 643-4222

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