Events

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 04, 2013-Saturday, May 04, 2013, 10am-4pm
Calendar: Community Calendar
Category: General
Location: The Hobby Shop, 2101 Tarboro St SW B7

The Hobby Shop in Wilson is one of thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the comic book art form on Saturday, May 4th. On Free Comic Book Day, over 2.7 million comic books will be given away by participating stores, introducing as many people as possible to the wonders of comic books! ?The wide array of comic books being published today ensures that readers of all ages ? children, teens, and adults ? can find something appropriate that will stir their imaginations,? said Sue Furman, Owner of The Hobby Shop. Celebrating its eleventh year, Free Comic Book Day has proven to be a smashing success, spreading the word that comics are terrific reading. ?Even if you have never picked up a comic book, stop into The Hobby Shop because you never know what you will end up finding.? "We at The Hobby Shop want to spread the word that comics are perfect for today?s times," Furman continued. "Comic books and graphic novels are considered hip, hot and smart.? Comic Books have propelled to the front ranks of pop culture, many being adapted into movies. The first weekend of May is going to be a big day in the comic book world.? Regular updates, information about comic books, and a list of participating publishers and their free comics are all online at www.FreeComicBookDay.com. Free Comic Book Day kicks off at 10am and runs until 4pm at The Hobby Shop 2101 Tarboro Street SW B7 (next to the Food Lion on Tarboro Stl) Wilson, NC 27893. Call (252)291-3384 or visit www.TheHobbyShopofWilson.com for more information. That's right a COSTUME CONTEST!!!!!!!! **Come in costume for our first ever Free Comic Book Day Costume Contest at 2pm on May 4th & receive extra goodies and a special discount on your purchases. **Prizes in two categories for best costumes: Youth (13 & under) 1st Prize- $25.00 in Hobby Bucks 2nd Prize- $10.00 in Hobby Bucks 3rd prize- $5.00 in Hobby Bucks and Adult (14 & over) 1st Prize- $50.00 in Hobby Bucks **Theme for costumes should reflect our store so Please No Sports like uniforms. T-Shirts (Superman, Green Lantern, etc.) are not costumes FCBD Art Contest Contest at 4pm **Prizes in two categories for art work: Youth (13 & under) 1st Prize- $25.00 in Hobby Bucks 2nd Prize- $10.00 in Hobby Bucks 3rd prize- $5.00 in Hobby Bucks and Adult (14 & over) 1st Prize- $50.00 in Hobby Bucks **Theme for art work should reflect our store (ie.. super heroes, cartoon characters, etc.)