Thursday, April 30, 2015

Where You Can Nab Those Freebies on FCBD 2015!

FCBD (Free Comic Book Day) is a day away!!!

This year, participating shops have been a little late in their respective announcements, plus there aren't any special overseas guests heading to Red Dot Island for the weekend. However, Red Dot Diva has a rundown of who's giving out what (other than FREE comics, of course!) this coming Saturday, 2 May.

One will also notice a strong Star Wars theme featured in this Saturday's activities. That is because the island will also be celebrating Star Wars Day, i.e. May the 4th slightly early over the weekend! (More on that later in a separate article!)

Comic book geekdom has been getting more and more mainstream, thanks to popularity of superhero movies and TV shows. Red Dot Diva has noticed that the number of people participating in FCBD has grown significantly with each passing year.

The free comics given out on FCBD are not unlimited in supply, so they do run out in some places quicker than one can imagine. Therefore, if one is intending to set aside Saturday especially for an island-wide FCBD fun-run, DO plan your schedule carefully!

Here's a list of hot spots where one can head to to get your free comics:

As a bookshop chain, Kinokuniya adores their geeky buyers and privilege card members. :) The flagship store at Ngee Ann City is one of Red Dot Diva's favourite hangouts!

If you are a Kinokuniya privilege member, all of their four outlets will be handing out a set of free comics each, on a first-come, first-served basis. Do remember to bring your membership card along on Saturday to redeem the comics!

For those who are heading to the Ngee Ann branch, there are some important guidelines about the waiting line on Kinokuniya's website.

Special FCBD merchandise can also be purchased at the store, like Marvel Heroclix, Amanda Conner t-shirts and more. And if members purchase SGD$200 or more of comics on Saturday, Kinokuniya will be giving away very limited edition eco-friendly shopping tote featuring artwork from Amanda Conner.

The main store will also have a host of mainly Star Wars related activities starting from 1 May, Friday to 3 May, Sunday! This include the opportunity to meet local group The Saber Authority on how to customize your own lightsaber, as well as watch lightsaber duels performed by FightSaber Singapore.

The 501st Legion – Singapore Garrison will also be Stormtrooping the store on Saturday. This is a great chance to take photos with your favourite Star Wars characters!  On Sunday, there's even something interesting called "Mr. K’s Photo Booth" where one can take home complimentary photo prints.

For a full schedule of Kinokuniya's FCBD activities, check out their webpage here!

Well-known comic book store GnB Comics, located at Rochor Centre, will be giving out quite a few fantastic freebies this Saturday! FCBD celebrations at the store will run from 11 AM to 4 PM.

There will be two parties going on concurrently - a private, by-invitation only shindig held within the store, and one for the public which will take place outside. Don't worry.... folks in the public waiting line will still be able to nab a small number of free comics as well as get some freebies!

Here's what comic book fans will be able to collect at GnB:

- First 150 to arrive at private party and first 150 to arrive at public party to each get one of these awesome Star Wars tote bags

- First 300 to get a Darth Vader poster
- First 100 private party people to arrive to get a fancy lanyard (Spiderman or Deadpool)

- Private party folks have a secret gift too. Red Dot Diva wonders what this is!

- Private party folks who register to GnB's new smartphone app will get to choose their choice of Avengers pin. The pins have to be collected during 11 AM to 4 PM on Saturday.

GnB Comics FCBD announcement!All members with invitations to our private FCBD party can now pre-register on our app...
Posted by GnB Comics on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

- First 100 for the public event who show off the GnB comics app on their phones will get a free Marvel Avengers poster!!!

- And to ensure that geeks don't get too hangry.... there's food provided by Subway! First 150 to arrive at private party, and first 150 to arrive at public party get a Subway sandwich sampler.
Plus, there is also a 1USD for 1SGD sale going on for all graphic novels, with ticket holders getting an extra 10% discount. WHOA!!

Don't miss heading to GnB Comics and meet a bunch of local geeks there. It will be one hell of a party!

This Funan Digimall toy and comics store has been a meeting point on FCBD for the last number of years.

Free comics will be available at the store as well as cool collectibles that one can win by joining a FCBD online contest at their Facebook page! The mechanics are simple, and all one needs to do is to LIKE and SHARE their contest post and indicate which option or size you want.

Announced so far are these giveaways:

#1 - a choice of "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" or "Ant Man" teaser poster
#2 - official Marvel "Guardians Of The Galaxy" Rocket Raccoon Flip Up T-Shirt

Free Comic Book Day Giveaway #2We have an official Marvel Guardians Of The Galaxy Rocket Raccoon Flip Up T-Shirt to...
Posted by Invasion! Toys & Collectibles on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

#3 - two mystery bags fill with random swag. (Some of these will also be given out randomly to people in line on that day.)

Atom Comics at the Cathay seem to be the only who have announced an FCBD artist guest so far. Creator of the local-styled "Supacross" comic, Jerry Hinds, will be on site doing sketches.

There is a shop sale on comics and toys, plus candy will be given away by their cosplayers.
Check out their Facebook post below on what's in store at Atom Comics this Saturday!

Hey guys,ITS OUT! Finally....Info for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY this 2nd Of May. ITS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!!!!!! I CANNOT...
Posted by Atom Comics on Thursday, April 30, 2015

Just in! Absolute Comics joins in the fray for FCBD this year with fans being able to grab 3 free comics from 10 AM to 1 PM, while stocks last!

There will also be a 10% discount on comics, statues and t-shirts during the day! The store is located at Plaza Singapura, #B1-17.

There is still time any of these shops to make sudden announcements of extra stuff that may be happening on FCBD. So do look out for further details at their respective Facebook pages/ websites, or LIKE the Free Comic Book Day Singapore (Official) Facebook Page right here!

Red Dot Diva hopes to bump into you all on FCBD! Don't be shy to come up and introduce yourself to her!

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