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Blastoff ComicsFest Returns to North Hollywood for Free Comic Book Day 2016

Free Comic Book Day will be taking North Hollywood, CA, by storm again this year, when Blastoff Comics and Knitting Factory Entertainment team up for the triumphant return of Blastoff ComicsFest! On Saturday, May 7, 2016, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., join in on the Free Comic Book Day festivities at The Federal Bar in North Hollywood for fresh-grilled food, ice-cold beer, a live DJ, photos with costumed superheroes, and, of course, plenty of free comics!

Blastoff ComicsFest will be the place to be for Free Comic Book Day, with comic book creators from Marvel, DC, IDW Publishing, Image, Dark Horse, and more on hand to sign comics, provide free sketches, and meet with comic book fans in the beautiful Southern California sun!  Of course, the friendly folks of Fanbase Press will also be in attendance with lots of great comics, graphic novels, and other items available for attendees (in addition to free sketches)!

In addition, you won’t want to miss the special ticketed event, Hollywood Writer’s Roundtable, which will feature Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance, Umbrella Academy), screenwriter Carl Gottlieb (Jaws, The Jerk), director Nicholas Meyer (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek VI: The Voyage Home), Executive Producer Quinton Peeples (Netflix’s Iron Fist), writer Brigitte Hales (Hulu’s 11/22/63, Once Upon a Time), and writer Jim Krueger (The High Cost of Happily Ever After, Justice) discussing issues associated with comic books and genre literature increasingly becoming the most popular source for television and movies. The panel will be moderated by Michael Stradford, Director of Enhanced Content for Warner Home Entertainment, and tickets are available here

Start your ComicsFest at The Federal Bar, where outdoor grills, a delicious dessert truck, and an inviting beer garden will be at your service all day! Then, allow the costumed superheroes to “fly” you to the nearby Laemmle Noho 7 Theatre and Blastoff Comics’ retail store, where you can take home stacks of free comics and other goodies.

Admission for Blastoff ComicsFest is FREE, so be sure to mark your calendars!

Stay tuned to the official Facebook event for Blastoff ComicsFest to receive the latest details and announcements for this day of family fun.


About Blastoff Comics
Created in 2012 by comic book veterans Jud Meyers and Scott Tipton, Blastoff Comics is a a top-of-the-line comic book retail store located in North Hollywood, CA. Blastoff stocks both current comics and graphic novels, as well as a collection of vintage comics and artwork for sale. A portion of all of the store’s proceeds are donated to charity, with the recipients changing on a monthly basis. Co-founder Scott Tipton is a New York Times bestselling author and comic-book historian with a wide variety of both graphic novel and prose works to his credit. Co-founder Jud Meyers has devoted more than 25 years to the comic book industry, serving as a leading force in both the publishing and retail aspects of the industry, as noted by having been a recipient of the Will Eisner Spirit of Retailing Award. Blastoff Comics may be found at

About The Knitting Factory
Knitting Factory Entertainment is the first entertainment-based licensing group to offer every aspect of a fully integrated brand, from venue and restaurant licensing and support, to touring, talent management, and merchandizing. More information may be found at

About The Federal Bar
The Federal Bar is the premier neighborhood bar, restaurant, and event venue in North Hollywood, CA. Open 7 days a week, more information may be found at

Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief




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