FCBD Through the Ages

Rey at  jetpackcomics.com

 2016 FCBD FUN

in  2016, we kicked off our cosplay contest with some amazing results! Check out all our contestants!

2016 FCBD Gallery

 
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 2015 FCBD BECAME MILLARWORLD

We had an amazing day with a bunch of  Millarworld characters and our quest of honor, David Petersen, Mouseguard creator.

2015 FCBD Gallery


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 2014 Guests & Creators

With the TMNT Team coming out for their first signing in 20 years, Buffy Artist Rebekah Isaacs, Eisner nominated Jason Ciaramella and bestselling author Jeremy Robinson our convention hall was packed with amazing creators,  vendors and fans.

2014 FCBD Gallery

 

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2014 Around Rochester

Rochester's downtown was filled with eager fans all day.  Early Estimates range from 5,000 - 7,000 people touring the town.  Rochester was even visited by the Bay State Ghosybusters and a Back to the Future Delorean. 

SEE THE DOWNTOWN

 

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2014 Participating Businesses

This year we had 20 awesome local Rochester Businesses join in on the fun to give out comics. 

VISIT THESE GUYS

 

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 FCBD 2013 

With 20 businesses participating and national known artist Kevin Eastman & Ed McGuiness, 2013 Free Comic Book Day was larger than ever before. Over 5,000 people came to Rochester for the fun.

2013 FCBD Gallery

 

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FCBD 2013 After Party Featuring Gnarlemagne

The fun didn't end at 4 pm. FCBD was wrapped up with an After-Party! At about 7 pm local sensations, GNARLEMAGNE took the stage and rocked us into the night!

See Gnarlemagne Rock Out

 

Our FCBD Cosplay Sponsors

Cosplay Idol
Cosplay at Jetpack
...

The Convention Hall Details & Info

THE CONVENTION HALL DETAILS & INFO
The  Convention Hall is located at the Governor's Inn
 
FCBD The Basic Rules & Regs
Please assist the FCBD volunteers by working with them to insure a safe visit for everyone.

Please Read All Disclaimers For FCBD! 

FCBD disclaimers - As THE premiere FCBD event in New England (the world perhaps?) we are forced to cover our butts every which way from here to Sunday. Make sure you  read EVERY ONE of our disclaimers.  If you don't it's your own fault. 
 
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY FILMING & PHOTOGRAPHS.  Please note that there will be several film crews and photographers on hand at the Free Comic Book Day Festival.  Attending the Rochester Free Comic Book Day Festival is your tacit permission to film you and or your family without express written permission.  Images may be used in movie, TV, or still photographs for publicity, promotional or advertising purposes by Jetpack Comics LLC, The Rochester Main Street Program and other interested or related parties and or organizations.  If you come you may see yourself on the TUBE next year.  Be warned!
 
WEATHER ALERT Be prepared. All of the lines (for comics, guests, vendor hall, etc) will start outside - be prepared.
 
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY HOURS
Scavenger Hunt 10 - 4 all over town
(note the Jetpack Comics closes at 5)
 
FCBD After Party 6 - 11 at The Garage at the Governor's Inn
 
Be sure to review our site for all the cool things you can do today!
 
All guests, vendors, businesses and people in general are subject to personal and professional commitments.  Appearances and times may change at any time.  No refunds will be given for guest cancellations or changes - not that the event costs you anything anyway. Creators may elect to limit signing quanitites at any time.  Please be reasonable and respect their time.
 
Special Needs and Requests.  The Free Comic Book Day Festival is an easy to access event with most locations being wheel-chair accessible and all locations being open to assist with any special needs or requests.  A variety of locations, including Jetpack Comics and the Event Hall, have options to purchase premium access and passes, which move you to the front of the line or give you premium participation.  If you choose to participate at the standard level there will be staff on hand to make your visit with us as comfortable as possible.  Thank you very much for joining us for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY.
 
Parents & Guardians must approve all comic books given out on FCBD.  If you choose not to enter the premises of any establishment to view the comic books, then you have given your inherent approval for your child to take whatever they want.  Comic books may contain violence, adult situations and mature themes.  We highly recommend you take the time review what your child may be viewing.


 

Want to get a picture? Ask before you snap.

 Jetpack Comics Free Comic Book Day Weapons Regulations & Props Policy

Jetpack Comics wants everyone to have a safe and fun experience on Free Comic Book Day. For everyone's safety please adhere to the following weapons regulations and prop policies.

  • NO real, functioning weapons. This includes swords, ninja stars, guns, crossbows, ect. 
  • NO explosives or fire crackers.
  • NO metal or sharp weapons.
  • ALL weapons must be recognizable as a fake and/or a toy. 
  • ALL guns must have an orange tip 
  • DO NOT use your prop as a weapon or in a threatening manner in any way. This includes staffs, ropes, lassos, bullwhips, water pistols, silly-string, bats, clubs, ect.
  • PLEASE use your best judgement. Posing and displaying props and/or weapons for pictures is encouraged, but please be aware of your surroundings and be safe. 

Jetpack's staff and volunteers reserve the right to deem a weapon and/or prop unsafe. You may be asked to take your weapon and/or prop to your car. 

 

Harassment Policy

Jetpack Comics is dedicated to providing a fun harassment-free event for everyone, regardless of race, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, fandom, attire, age, political background, ect. 

Jetpack will not tolerate any threatening, inappropriate and/or harassing behavior of any kind. Behavior with the intent to: stalk, harass, torment, embarrass, annoy, exploit, degrade, disrespect and/or abuse another person is unacceptable. 

Harassment is defined by the victim. Participants asked to stop in any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Those who are unwilling to comply will be asked to leave.

COSPLAY IS NOT CONSENT

If you feel as though you or someone else is being harassed please inform a volunteer or staff member immediately. That person will not necessarily be asked to leave, but will be approached respectfully and the situation handled with care.  

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

 


 


 

 

FCBD Sponsors

Rochester Main Street // jetpackcomics.com

 

SUPPORT THE ORG THAT SUPPORTS OUR FREE COMIC BOOK DAY FESTIVAL

Rochester Main Street (the people that make our Free Comic Book Day Festival possible), our favorite non-profit organization, has teamed up with TD Bank and you can help RMS earn money...and it costs you NOTHING!  If you have a TD Bank account all you have to do is ask to have it linked to The Rochester Main Street Affinity Program!  In honesty, it took my teller 10 minutes to figure out what that meant, but it happened - - eventually.  Now Rochester Main Street earns money based on the balances that I (and Jetpack Comics) carries with their bank.  It does not cost you a PENNY but it assures that TD Bank donates money to Rochester Main Street.  ...and for you it means that the Free Comic Book Day Festival continues in full force!  It takes a few minutes but it helps out your comic book community!  Do your part today! 


Rochester Main Street // jetpackcomics.com

 SPAULDING STEAK & ALE RESTAURANT

Open 7 days from 4pm!

Serving most holidays as well!

The most hoppin' place in town!

   Draft beer & pub faire

    Sandwiches & burgers from $7.99 

    Seafood, steaks, chicken and pasta from $12.99

    Choice of seating:

 

  •     Pub seating w/booths
  •     Casual dining room, accommodating larger parties
  •     Fine dining atmosphere in the historic Parlor Room
  •     TWO outdoor decks with lots of summer seating!
 


The Governor's Inn // jetpackcomics.com

 

THE GOVERNORS INN HOTEL & RESTAURANT / The GARAGE AT THE GOVERNORS INN

Come join the fun!  Since 1992 the Rochester Inn has provided guests with great service, affordable cuisine and impeccable accommodations.  Come join them for fun, casual and tasty food at Spaulding Steak & Ale, open seven days at 4pm.   Plan your special event of any size with us and make it truly memorable!  Treat yourself to some great entertainment, and spend the night with us comfortably!

Accommodations at The Governor's Inn are cozy, comfortable, and include breakfast with surprisingly low rates! They offer 20 guest rooms with private bath, cable & a/c, free high-speed wireless internet, local calls, voicemail, and gorgeous grounds.

 


Holiday Inn // jetpackcomics.com

 

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS

Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Rochester, New Hampshire. Comfort awaits you at our prime Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Rochester, near Pease International Airport. This New Hampshire hotel is just 20 miles from the airport and near various attractions and businesses. Families will love staying at our Rochester, NH hotel. Located off Route 16, with easy access to several area attractions including the Rochester Opera House, Rochester Fairgrounds. Other nearby sights include, Lake Winnipesaukee, Gunstock Ski Area, Meadowbrook US Pavillion, and Sky Dive New England. Business travelers are impressed by the accommodations provided by our hotel in Rochester. Our business services include a fax machine, copier, printer, computer access and free high-speed, wired or wireless Internet access. During your New Hampshire visit, you can enjoy amenities that include a heated, indoor swimming pool with an adjoining hot tub, a Fitness Center and our complimentary breakfast bar. Our hotel is pet friendly, please see our pet policy for more details. 


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