This is from the gang at my local comics shop, Jetpack Comics, in Southern NH:
Hi - Sorry for the generic email here but with Free Comic Book Day less than 6 weeks away I really need to get the word out, and invite as many creators as possible to come and be a part of our event. While many of you have already told me that you can't make it, I would appreciate that you forward this on to ANY creators you know. We also welcome Schools, Libraries, Art Groups and Publishers that would like a spot. Anyone in support of the arts in any fashion can come and set up for free!
That's right - SPACE IS FREE for creators (writers, artists, publishers, inkers, non-profit groups and more - tell us what makes you a creator and what you'll be promoting and you are in FOR FREE) and only $50 a table for vendors!
Last year our Free Comic Book Day event, with the help of Rochester Main Street Association, drew between 750 and 1000 people. This year we are hoping to double that. That's more than almost every New England comic show pulls in.
Originally planned as an outdoor festival the Rochester Main Street Association has voted to move the event indoors. While it still takes place all over Rochester (www.jetpackcomics.com) the indoor venues will allow us to have a rain or shine event in the fashion of a Comic Book Show. Currently we have to large indoor venues and will add more as space fills up.
Creator tables are FREE. The only stipulation is that creators have to bring 100 of something to give-away for free (print, comic, post-card, pin, button, sticker - JUST SOMETHING) in the spirit of Free Comic Book Day, they need to bring something to donate to the Star Wars Groups CHARITY AUCTION (a non-profit so it is a tax write off) and they have to put out a collection jar (supplied by Jetpack Comics) for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. That's a pretty sweet deal to expose thousands of people to your work.
Other than that, the table is yours! The event takes place from 10 am to 4 pm. If you are going to be a part of this please confirm back to me ASAP.
Got questions, need to argue with me, want to complain or, hopefully, just want to chat? Call me - 603-674-3868!
EVERYONE THAT IS COMING - please reply with # of people etc, as well as a brief write up about what you do, what you'll be giving away and any other info you want to share. This will go on our website and perhaps on the FCBD website. I need to make sure I've got space for everyone, and if you don't reply I just may forget!
Even if you can't make it PLEASE spread the word. Free Comic Book Day is the greatest day of the year!
Jetpack Comics LLC
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JETPACK COMICS LLC
112 Portland Street
Rochester, NH 03867
(603) 330-XMEN (9636)