Annual Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day 2014 - Saturday 3 May

 

 

GET READY FOR THE 13th ANNUAL FCBD CELEBRATED IN COMIC SHOPS WORLDWIDE !

SATURDAY 3 MAY 2014 : 9AM - 4PM
STADIUM ON MAIN - CLAREMONT


(The Tyger Valley store will have a selection of free comics and in-store discounts)

 

All publishers sponsor a free comic to be given away on FCBD !
This year there are a total of 60 different FCBD issues to choose from !!!

Each person attending may choose one free comic
(no purchase required, while stocks last)

 

 Visit the official FCBD website for full details about the gold and silver sponsored comics

 

Comic subscribers at either of our stores
score 2 extra FREE COMICS !

If you have a subscription order for comics through either of our stores or a mail order subscriber, you will automatically receive the Gold sponsored DC and Marvel FCBD edition comics !

This is besides the free comic you choose on the day

 

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FCBD 2014 COSPLAY COMPETITION

Saturday 3 May 2014 - 1PM
Stadium on Main Forecourt - Claremont

Dress up as your favourite costumed character from the world of comics, anime, gaming & movies !

R3000,00 cash prizes to be won for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners

The rest of the top ten finalists will each receive a Readers Den gift card

Certificates of recognition awarded to the top 10 finalists, as well as Best New Cosplayer, Best Cosplay Prop, and Best In-Character cosplayer !

 A panel of 3 judges will score cosplayers on accuracy, attention to detail, craftsmanship and presentation

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Online registration closes at 3PM on Friday 2 May.
Last chance to register is at the Cosplay Registration Table on FCBD between 9am-11pm.

COSPLAY COMPETITION RULES -
INFORMATION :
The competition will be judged by a panel of 3 judges, who will score entrants on creativity, craftsmanship, accuracy, attention to detail , and presentation. Judges decision is final.
R 3000 cash prizes to be won : R1500 for 1st place, R1000 for 2nd place, R500 for 3rd place. The remaining 7 finalist will each receive a R100 store gift card.
All 10 finalists will receive a certificate of recognition. There will also be certificates of recognition for Best New Cosplayer, Best Cosplay Prop, and Best In-Character Cosplayer !

RULES :
1. You must be thirteen or older to enter. There will be a casual competition for junior cosplayers younger than 13 (no registration required).
2. Costumes must be from the world of comics/anime/manga/gaming/movies &TV. Costumes may be entered that are based on variations of existing characters ( e.g. a steampunk Harley Quinn ) but NO original characters are allowed.
3. Costumes may not be bought or hired. Particular parts , accessories and props may be purchased, but the costume as a whole must be self-made (at least 2/3rds). Hired and bought costumes are still welcome if you don’t plan to enter the competition.
4. Costumes must be publicly cosplayed for the 1st time. No costumes previously cosplayed at public events will be permitted to enter the competition.
5. Group entries will be classified as one entry, but each participant in the group must register individually.
6. Costumes may NOT include real weapons , but only replicas thereof.
7. A reference picture of your character is mandatory and must accompany your entry.
8. No nudity or sexually explicit costumes allowed. This is an all ages public event.
9. Please inform the organises asap should you wish to change any of the information on your entry form or wish to withdraw from the competition.
10. Online registration closes at 3PM on Friday 2 May. Last chance to enter will be on 3 May (FCBD) between 9am-11am at the cosplay registration table. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ALLOWED.
11. If you registered online you must collect your Cosplay Attendance Number (CAN) from the cosplay registration table between 9am-11pm. Your registration will NOT be complete without your CAN.
12. Entrants must make themselves available for pre-judging between 10am-12pm. This is essential so that you can be scored properly.
13. Competition starts 1pm and winners will be announced between 3.30-4pm.

These rules may be amended / adjusted as required

Don’t want to enter the competition ?
JUST ROCK UP IN COSTUME FOR FUN !

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Readers Den Sales Shop (Ground Floor)

(an empty shop will be used once again for our annual FCBD clearance sale !)

50% - 80% off a huge selection of graphic novels

DC and MARVEL plus INDEPENDENTS

Hardcovers, softcovers and trade paperbacks

DVD Sale - All R40 each !

POSTER Sale - All R10 each !

 

 

 

 

The first 50 customers who spend R500 in-store gets a Super

GoodieBag, valued at over R700 ! FCBD goodie bag contains :

Heroclix Batman Arkham Origins Quick Start Kit

( Batman figure, Joker figure, character cards, rules sheet and map game board )

Iron Man : Tales of Golden Avenger SC graphic novel

Wolverine : Weapon X SC graphic novel

Yggdrasil Vol 1 SC manga

Marvel Poster

4 Exclusive Promo editions of the following comics
- Batman Long Halloween #1
- Batman Li'l Gotham #1
- Ultimate Spider-Man Adventures #1
- Soulfire Genesis one-shot

Official FCBD 2014 Badge

PERFORMANCES !
(in the arena)

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10.00AM J-POP/K-POP choreographies, both solo and group, performed by 5 dancers from MMDC.
10.30AM TOLLUTHIN ANTENNA vocaloid by KAGAMINE LEN. Solo performance by KomboKitten
10.50AM The SONG 1000 WORDS by Yuna Vinyl from the game Final Fantasy X-2. Solo performance by Michi Tenshi
11.10AM LIP SYNC DANCE COVER of the song TRY TO BE A GIRL by the vocaloids Miku and Luka, with KomboKitten as Miku and Momo as Luka.
11.30AM BELLY DANCE inspired by the game PRINCE OF PERSIA. Performed by 8 dancers from the SANAA-MOON BELLY DANCE STUDIO.

 

 

 

 

IN-STORE ONLY - Less 10% on all :

GRAPHIC NOVELS                 BACK ISSUE COMICS

           MANGA                        USED GRAPHIC NOVELS

 ACTION FIGURES             VARIANT EDITION COMICS

          STATUES                                 VINYL FIGURES

      NOVELTIES                        GUNDAM MODEL KITS

             DVDs                                     SUPPLIES

(excluding new comics, gift cards and consigned goods)

 

 

 

 

FREE!

 

Exclusive Deadpool comic for the first 100 customers

in-store !

 

 

 

 

FREE!

Spend R1000 in-store and get one of the following massive deluxe vinyl posters, measuring 3m in length and valued at R475, free :

X-Men First To Last by Paco Medina

Wolverine by Marko Djurdjevic

X-Men by Marko Djurdjevic

 

LUCKY DRAW COMPETITION

WIN 30 COOL PRIZES

WORTH OVER

R 10 000 !

For every R100 spent you get a lucky number automatically entering you into the

LUCKY DRAW AT 12PM

Contestants must be present to win!

One prize per winner, you can win only once.

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PRIZES UP FOR GRABS

Pack of 30 assorted New Comics

Marvel Now Comics Pack ( 6 Scottie Young variant covers )

DC Villains Comics Pack ( 12 assorted 2D covers )

X-Men Gold #1 & Superman/Wonder Woman #1

( limited edition variants )

Superman Unchained #1 & Origin II #1

( exclusive variant editions )

Avengers : Endless Wartime HC original graphic novel

Danger Girl / G.I.Joe HC graphic novel

Injustice : Gods Among Us vol 1 HC graphic novel

Batman & Robin vol 1 : Born to Kill HC graphic novel

Spider-Man : Dying Wish HC graphic novel

World of Warcraft : Bloodsworn HC original graphic novel

Pacific Rim : Tales From Year Zero HC graphic novel

X-Men : Fall of the Mutants vol 1 TP graphic novel

Walking Dead vol 1 / Survivor's Guide TP graphic novel pack

Superman For Tomorrow vols 1-2 TP graphic novel pack

Fairest : Hidden Kingdom / Strange Adventures #1 (both signed by Lauren Beukes)

Avatar Last Airbender : Promise vols 1-3 SC

graphic novel pack

Love Hina Omnibus vol 1 SC manga

Full Metal Alchemist Omnibus vol 1 SC manga

Attack on Titan vols 1-2 SC manga pack

Iron Patriot / War Machine bobblehead pack

Superman Man of Steel DVD gift set with figurine

Marvel Select Classic Hulk action figure

Star Wars Block Mounted Poster

Gundam Model Kit ( HG )

Gears of War : Augustus Cole &

Marcus Fenix action figure pack

Predator : Shaman Predator action figure

DC New 52 : Harley Quinn action figure

Joker & Silver Surfer Pop Vinyl figure pack

Star Trek : Mr Spock bust bank

 

BONUS PRIZES

 

There will be additional prizes sponsored by some of the FCBD exhibitors and participants

 

 

 

ARTIST ALLEY EXHIBITORS

 

GOFU2

 

 Gofu # 2

by Deon de Lange launches !

Also launching the limited edition print mini comic of the webcomic, Tomica both published by UO Comics

Art prints for sale.

 

Sophie Giant Slayer #1

by Kay Carmichael launches !

copies of the prelude issue on sale as well as skeches by the artist on request

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Crimson # 2

by Alastair Brauns launches !

Copies of #1 on sale as well as fan art posters

 

TREE OF LIFE TRILOGY – BK. 1 : MA SC.

Based on an ancient African creation legend, from the iconic literary classic Indaba My Children by Credo Mutwa. First print edition of the recently published digital edition. Written by Mark McKeown, art by Andre Human

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ECHO GEAR #1

by Vincent Sammy launches !

Copies of the prelude issue #0 will be for sale.

 

THE WAY OF THE TAO AND ZEN

by Luis Tolosana launches !

also fro sale : Philo's Wish, Project Tillian Rep, Posters & Pulp Cult online mag

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SUPER-DUD #1

by Jarred Cramer launches !

Get Juvied !
on the spot caricature sketches by the artist !

 

THE CAT LADY

by Shameema Dharsey launches !

Art prints for sale.

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THE SOUVENIR

A one-shot by Daniel Hugo, with writer Jayson Geland launches !

A re-imagining of an old Cape folktale, the Van Hunks legend.

 

THE BABY KILLERS

A one-shot by Clinton Jones launches !

Sketchbooks and portfolios on display
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COTTONSTAR #3

by Ben Geldenhuys and Danelle Malan launches !

First print edition of the online comic. Print copies of the first 2 issues will also be for sale

 

RUN! THERE’S DINOSAURS IN THE CITY

A mini comic by Gina Viglietti launching!

Dinosaur & creature prints and stickers for sale.

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Andy Mason, local comics veteran, will be selling his recently launched
LEGEND OF THE BLUE MAMBA and GRAFLIT graphic novels.


 

 

WRATH #2

by Chris Beukes launches !

Copies of #1 also for sale
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LiL 5 : THE JOURNAL OF LIGHTNING JACK SC, a graphic novel album launches  by They Did This! Illustration and Design studio.

 

 

 VELOCITY :
DARKER FORCES

one-shot by 34 Aussie & SA artists. Launched in Australia recently, this is the first SA launch

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THE NUMBER ONE GAME #1 and #2

by Archie Birch

- for sale

 

 

CREAMY CHEESE NINJA’S #1

by kEda Gomes and Wesley Harris

Illustrations, postcards, zines and badges for sale
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 EXHIBITORS

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PLUSHIE HEAVEN

Handmade plushies and geek gear.
Spend over R100 and receive a freebie !

 

SAD SHIRTS

Geek T-Shirts and novelties.
Weird and wonderful hand-printed shirts & novelties for the discerning weirdo
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THE ENGRAVE SLAVE

Geeky glass engravings. Hand-engraved glassware, personal artwork engraved on the spot.

 

MUTABOR SCULPTURES

Sculpting Studio based in Cape Town. Display of a range of sculptures by the artist Sina Sulger.

Introducing the "End of Days" series of miniature sculptures, an original series of fantasy figures.

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STARBRIGHT SILVER

Sterling silver geek jewellery inspired by TV and movies, pendants and rings. Plus, a comic-themed range for FCBD !

 

STUDIO WOO

Comic art collectables, illustrations, caricatures, postcards, posters, badges by Pete Woo

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READERS DEN SHOWCASE
Awesome Sideshow and Hot Toys statues on display & for sale! Readers Den Comic Shop is the official SA distributor for Sideshow Collectibles

 

MAMBA MEDIA

"Soccor Warrior" is a branded entertainment comic series that follows the life of protagonist, Vusi Vuzela.

FREE comic giveaways !

 

 

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OMG! CAKE VIR JOU!

Geek cakes, cookies & confection.

Geek themed cupcakes and cookies for sale, plus special personalized cookies !

 

CAPE TOWN COSPLAY GROUP

Join the community of local cosplayers - A platform for cosplayers,photographers,crafters to network & share cos cards etc.

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JAECHILD MOKUTON PROPS

Handmade cosplay props. Specialising in wooden swords, resin casting, and foam & organic props.

 

KAWAII CONCEPT

Various cosplay, geeky and cute items, hand-crafted by KomboKitten.

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DOKIDOKI COSPLAY SHOP

A huge variety of cosplay merchandise - high quality wigs, professional contact lenses, stockings, and accessories.

   
   

 DEMO'S & EXHIBITS

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HEROCLIX DEMO

Check out the latest HeroClix table top miniature game, hosted by Skycastle Games
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CARDFIGHT VANGUARD DEMO
The collectable card game will be demo'ed and takes place inside the Wizards store. Sale products available at their exhibitor tables outside the shop.

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A 1/144 Gundam model kit will be assembled, plus an exhibit of completed models will be on display.

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Marvel at 75
a mini exhibit of Marvel Comics throughout the last 75 years

   

 GAMING ROOM

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(another empty shop will be used as the gaming room)

Free game play on various console platforms as well as Kinect
hosted by Sentient Gamer and 2upGamers

 

 

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FCBD 2013 archive

view pics on photobucket 
and loads more on our Facebook page
from last years FCBD (2013)

Space-Cadet's FCBD2013 album on Photobucket

 

See the album on Photobucket from FCBD 2012
http://photobucket.com/readersdenfcbd2012

Pics also on our Facebook Page

 

 
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