Sunday, May 2, 2010

Free Comic Book Day 2010 and Atlanta Comic Convention

For Free Comic Book Day this year 1, along with my brother, Wes, and my friend, Mike, decided to visit several comic book stores in our area. We had planned for nine stores, but were only able to make it to six. Here are the highlights.
Our first stop of the morning was at Galactic Quest Comics in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
The store opened early and the weather was nice, but overcast.
Crowds were pouring in when we arrived around 10:30 am.
Even The Spider-Mobile made an appearance.
Our second stop was Odin's Comics in Snellville, Georgia.
There were not as many events here, but a small and enthusiastic crowd.
Next up was The Dragon's Horde in Stone Mountain, Georgia. This was my first trip to this particular store. There was a capacity crowd here as well as creator signings and gaming tournaments.
Writer Robert Jeffrey was signing copies of his first story from Terminus Media. It was a great read.
A shot of the store's interior.
Next up was Criminal Records in Little Five Points.
The comic gods were watching out for us and we miraculously found an empty parking spot right outside the store. It's usually a hike. :)
Criminal had a nice crowd as well and also creator signings including Paul Jenkins, Georges Jeanty...
Urbnpop's Chris Hamer...
and more, including this talented gentleman whose name escapes me (my humblest apologies).
After a spot of lunch we made our way to Dr. No's Comics & Games in Marietta.
A bit of a ride, but well worth it. This was Mike's first visit and I think he enjoyed it. Mark Bagley was signing and sketching while we were there as well.
We ended our tour at the new locations of Odin's Comics original store.
No signage as yet since they just moved, but the new store looks great.

Here are the free comics I picked up this year. The books on the left were ones I purchased throughout the day.
There are some great comics offered this year. I hope you were able to grab some books for yourself.

On Sunday, May 2, I was a guest at the Atlanta Comic Convention. The shot below is the only photo I took because, as usual, I was busy talking with folks and forgot about the camera.
There was a nice crowd at the convention which featured guests like Stephanie Gladden, Jason Flowers, James Burns, Greg Carter, Mini Komix, Giraf Network, and many more.

That's allfor this weekend. I need a nice long nap now.


Jeff Austin said...

Looks like a good time for all. Free. WHEEEEE!

BobbyNash said...

Free is good.

Author of Worlds - Brennon ThompSon said...

That's quite a haul my friend.
Enjoy the booty. :)


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BobbyNash said...

Thanks,Brennon. I was surprised I only ended pwith 3 doubles considering I picked up a few free books at each store.

BobbyNash said...

Thanks,Brennon. I was surprised I only ended pwith 3 doubles considering I picked up a few free books at each store.

cliff said...

Glad you made it by--sorry that I was so busy that I didn't even get to say hello! It was a fun day, though!

BobbyNash said...

Thanks, Cliff. You were pretty busy so I didn't want to bother you. There was a nice crowd at the shop. It was the first time my friend, Mike had visited and he was very impressed with the store.