Saturday 4 May is Free Comic Book Day. It is also the day of "May the Fourth be with you" - a day that many fans call Star Wars Day (cos PUNNING). It's quite a good time on the years that these two geektastic days combine forces. (Here's the full list of free comics on offer. I have my fingers crossed to get my hands on an all new Monsters story by Emil Ferris whose My Favourite thing is Monsters is one of the coolest graphic novels I have read in eons - the Free Comic Book Day website has some good tips on preparing for the day).
What's on in Christchurch
Comics Compulsion - 58 Main North Road, Papanui
Comics Compulsion has free comics to give away for:
- Visiting Comics Compulsion;
- Dressing up in cosplay;
- Making a purchase.
They have Star Wars characters coming along to Free Comic Book Day between 10am-12pm! Dust off your cosplay and get a photo on Saturday May 4th. There will also be a gold coin donation sausage sizzle.
- Visit the Comics Compulsion website.
- Like Comics Compulsion on Facebook.
- Follow Comics Compulsion on Instagram.
- Subscribe to the Free Comic Book Day event on Facebook.
PopStop - 34 Main North Road
Free comic book giveaways for turning up (dress up as a favourite comic book character and get an additional comic free).
- Photos with cosplayers from 12pm to 2.30pm;
- Free candy;
- In store discounts and deals;
- Spot prizes;
More to be revealed ...
- Visit the PopStop website.
- Like PopStop on Facebook.
- Follow PopStop on Instagram.
- Subscribe to the Free Comic Book Day and Star Wars Day event on Facebook.
Air Force Museum - 35 Harvard Avenue, Wigram
May the Fourth Star Wars Day
Saturday 4 May 10 am - 5 pm
Celebrate ‘May the Fourth’ with a free day of Star Wars-themed fun, brought to you by the Air Force Museum and Christchurch cosplay group DARK SIDE Entertainers, opens a new window. Come dressed as your favourite character, or have your photo taken with a rebel trooper, stormtrooper, or even Darth Vader himself. View some amazing Star Wars models and bring your own to build or show off. There’ll even be a Star Wars-themed Museum hunt to complete on the day, so mark it in your calendar and make sure you get along to the Air Force Museum - where the (Air) Force will be with you, always!
- Subscribe to the May the Fourth Star Wars Day event on Facebook.
Comic characters / graphic art workshop at Shirley Library Saturday 25 May 1pm to 3.30pm (Youth Week event)
Join comic character illustrator/ fantasy artist Ryan Green for a workshop on how to make your own characters come to life. Suitable for ages 10 to 24. Bookings required (phone 941-7923 or email email@example.com).
Armageddon - Saturday 1 June to Monday 3 June
Christchurch Armageddon is scheduled for June 1st to 3rd (Queen’s Birthday long weekend 2019) at the Horncastle Arena.
Read: ‘Armageddon’ at Tūranga: Tools for expo prep
- Find comics at the library.
- Find graphic novels at the library.
- Discover Star Wars stuff in our collection.
- Read our Star Wars blog posts.