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Free Comic Book Day and Granicon in New Hampshire this May

Monday, April 26, 2010

Saturday May 1 is National Free Comic Book day! Participating comic book stores statewide will have free comic books available for folks who come into their stores. In Rochester, New Hampshire many local business are participating in The Rochester Free Comic Book Day Festival sponsored by JetPack Comics.

Comic books are an original American art form, created in the early days of the twentieth century. They are fun to read, featuring a wide range of diverse story lines that capture the imagination of the readers. To learn more about comic books and their history visit, http://www.freecomicbookday.com/into.asp.

The first Free Comic Book Day event was held in 2002. In the past, thousands of shops around the world have given away millions of free comic books to interested readers. To find a comic book shop near you visit, www.comicshoplocator.com.

The Rochester Free Comic Book Day Festival takes in downtown Rochester from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You'll want to stop by Jetpack Comics, The Knight of Columbus Hall, The Cafe at the Governor's Inn as well as dozens of other downtown businesses for free comic books and more. There will be Star Wars characters at the Knights of Columbus Hall, where you can get your picture taken with a Strom Trooper. Comic creator, children's author and novelist Tom Sniegoski will also be there to sign copies of his work. Organizers encourage everyone to come dressed for this special occasion! Download the official JetPack Comics Ralph Mask or come dressed as your favorite comic book character!

Also this month is The Granite State Comicon, New England's premier comic book convention, May 23rd at the Center of New Hampshire in Manchester. This event is sponsored by Double Midnight Comics & Collectibles in Manchester. Entry is $7:00 and kids younger than 10 are admitted free! All people that come in costume get in free! Granitecon is proud to feature guests: Ron Garney, Tim Seeley, Becky Cloonan, Khoi Pham, Craig Rousseau, Charles Paul Wilson III, and Chris Moreno. There will be Star Wars characters, Zombies and much much more! For more information about Granitecon check out, www.granitecon.com.


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