Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Contest Winners! Photos! FCBD Round-Up!

Wow! It's taken me 10 days to blog about the party that was FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2007! Let's get started by pointing you to a bunch of photos from the event. You can find 'em HERE!

Before I announce our FREE COMIC BOOK DAY Prize Winners, kudos need to go out to those who made FCBD at FLYING COLORS great this year!

First, I want to thank our Special Guest--- the ultra-talented artist J H WILLIAMS III. He graciously signed hundreds of copies of the FCBD edition of Justice League of America #0, as well as countless numbers of his comics, trade paperbacks, etc.

Be on the lookout for JH's art in BATMAN #667-669, coming soon. Lucky enough to see some of the original art from the story, I strongly urge everyone to check this out when it's published.

Also, I want to thank our Special Guest at our post-FCBD Wednesday May 9th event--- ROBERT KIRKMAN, writer of Image Comics' WOLF-MAN comic, as well as the wicked cool WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE, Marvel's ULTIMATE X-MEN and ANT-MAN. Robert was joined in-store by Image Comics' Marketing Guru, Mark Haven Britt, who has a graphic novel of his own coming in July called FULL COLOR (from Image, natch!).

I also am very grateful for the good work of the whole FLYING COLORS' Team on FCBD! On "normal" days around here, you might see three of us---but on FCBD, we had a team of 12 going all day long. My sincere thanks to all of them for making the day a smooth one, not only for the 1000 attendees, but for me as well.

Thanks to Paul Adams from ADAMS DIGITAL VIDEO for shooting the FCBD event. And thank, too, to Oscar Benjamin, our official photographer for FCBD (and the former photographer for WonderCon, back in the old Oakland daze) and to FLYING COLORS' web-master supreme Alan Alvaro!

And I send a special "thank you" to all of you who attended the big event. We hope to see you every week for more comics & other cool stuff!

OK, now how about those prize winners I mentioned?

CHARLES BENNETT of Walnut Creek won a $100 FLYING COLORS SHOPPING SPREE!

NICOLAS RIVAS of Concord won the official FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER Full-Sized Limited Edition Movie Poster!

Other prizes include a FANTASTIC FOUR Limited Edition T-Shirt, OAKLAND A's Baseball Tickets and full sets of all 43 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2007 Comics.

Those winners are:
Keith Golcher of Antioch
Jennifer Kearney of Concord
Jonny Calorina of Benicia
Larry Miller of Concord
Sarah Rogers of San Ramon

Congratulations to all of you! You'll be receiving your prize redemption letters in the mail very soon!

Finally, I hope you'll take the time to hit the "comment" link and share your stories from Free Comic Book Day, whether you were here at FLYING COLORS or at any of the other 2000 locations in more than 25 countries all over the world! Let's hear from you, OK?

Peace!

FlyCoJoe

(Next time: FCBD Goes to Congress!)
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