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Kids and parents can dress up in costume and celebrate Halloween CostumeFest at their local participating comic book shop. With games, raffles, free comic books, and community enrichment, there's something for every superhero!
Halloween costumes meet comic books at the 2013 Halloween CostumeFest
Get out your Halloween costume and head to your local participating comic book shop for the second annual Halloween ComicFest. On October 26 and 27, comic shops will be packed with heroes, villains, princesses, robots and more costumed characters getting their free Halloween themed comics and mini comics.
Participating comic book specialty shops are gearing up for the second biggest comic book event of the year. Stores will be giving away up to 22 free Halloween themed full-sized and mini comics featuring Batman, Thor, Spider-Man, My Little Pony, Adventure Time and other popular and new titles.
Crowds can flock to their local comic shop to get free comics and take part in store sales, costume contests, comic signings, artist’s drawings, and many other spooktacular events. Some stores are using Halloween ComicFest to promote community awareness and will be hosting blood drives, encouraging donations to various foundations, running silent auctions for charity, and much more to give back to their community.
"Comic and Halloween fans will have a blast at this year’s event as more stores are participating and hosting their own activities to make the weekend more memorable, in addition to more Halloween comics that will be given out for free," said Dan Manser, Diamond’s Director of Marketing. "Halloween ComicFest is another great free comic day, allowing fans to dress up in their scariest, goofiest, most remarkable Halloween costumes, and have fun with other fans during the weekend."
Stores will also participate in promoting "The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever," where customers can submit their costume photos to the Halloween ComicFest website for a chance to win prizes. Two randomly chosen winners will win $500 to the comic shop of their choice, along with other great prizes such as graphic novels, collectible statues, pop-culture related items and more. To enter the contest or for more information, contestants are encouraged to go to halloweencomicfest.com/costumecontest.
Participating Comic Book Shops
NASSAU COUNTY (LONG ISLAND)
SUFFOLK COUNTY (LONG ISLAND)
To find a participating comic book shop in your area, go to halloweencomicfest.com/storelocator and visit halloweencomicfest.com for more information and event details.
ABOUT HALLOWEEN COMICFEST—Celebrating its second year, Halloween ComicFest is an annual event where participating comic book specialty shops across North America and beyond celebrate the Halloween season by giving away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. The event is held the weekend before Halloween and is the perfect opportunity to introduce friends and family to the many reasons why comic shops are a great destination for Halloween themed comic books, products and merchandise. From zombies, vampires, monsters and aliens to costumes and more, comic shops have it all when it comes to Halloween fun! Visit halloweencomicfest.com for more information.
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