Kinokuniya Free Comic Book Day 2017
The best Free Comic Book Day in the galaxy. Obviously.
The legendary Kino FCBD is back with a vengeance this year – time to get decked out, strapped in, and ready for another epic ride of intergalactic proportions… On Saturday May 6th we’ll be celebrating Free Comic Book Day by giving away FREE COMICS, 20% OFF* all graphic novels & manga for Kino Card Members (10% OFF** for non-members), and getting together a day of fantastic happenings with amazing giveaways & prizes to be won!
Plus, Kino FCBD has gotten so big that this year on May 6th we’ll be opening our doors extra early from 8AM and taking over the Ground Floor of The Galeries! And, we’re extending our SALE to FOUR DAYS! So read on to find out what we’ve got in store for you, and where and when it’s all happening…
FREE COMIC BOOKS // In store // All day (while stocks last)
Once again, we’ll be giving away not one, but TWO Kino FCBD showbags absolutely FREE, no purchase necessary!
This year, we want to make Kino FCBD a better experience for all, so we’ll be taking advance RSVPs for the Free Comic Book queues.
If you have not been able to submit or confirm your advance RSVP, please see our staff in store at the Wristband Information Counter during the day on Kino FCBD Saturday 6th May for queue availabilities. We will accommodate you as best we can, should there be any remaining availabilities in the queues.
Here’s what you can get with each showbag (all items available while stocks last only):
FREE COMIC COUNTER #1 SHOWBAG
- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
- DC Universe Rebirth: Wonder Woman
- TWO additional free FCBD comics of your choice
- 10% off discount & free gift redemption voucher from Oscar Wylee
FREE COMIC COUNTER #2 SHOWBAG
- Attack on Titan
- FREE lucky dip graphic novel
- FREE special gift items
20% OFF* ALL GRAPHIC NOVELS & MANGA FOR KINO CARD MEMBERS// In store // All day
One day is just not enough time for shopping. That’s why this year we’re extending our SALE to four days, from Thursday 4th May to Sunday 7th May!
Kinokuniya Card Members get a whopping 20% OFF* all graphic novels and manga in store from 4th May – 7th May! 10% OFF** for non-members on 6th May only.
*Includes figurines and Chinese and Japanese titles. Not in conjunction with any other offer, valid with Books Kinokuniya Card Membership from 4 May 2017 – 7 May 2017 only.
**Includes figurines and Chinese and Japanese titles. Not in conjunction with any other offer, valid on 6 May 2017 only.
ARTISTS’ ALLEY // Ground Floor // 11am – 4pm
Featuring some of our very best local talent!
Visit the Alley to purchase comics, prints and other amazing stuff or get a sketch done by your favourite artist. Artists will also be giving away FREE sketches for kids under 15.
Who will be at the Alley this year:
Marvel/Upperdeck posters, Marvel Super Hero Squad, official artist for Event Cinemas
Fabled Kingdom, The Dreaming, Odd Thomas
Figure designer for MacDonalds, Illustrator & Designer (Hachette, Pan Macmillan, McGraw Hill)
Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts, Neil Gaiman’s American Gods Colouring Book, Megumi and the Bear
Punky Brewster, Frankie Fish And The Sonic Suitcase, My Dad Is A Superhero
Covers for Marvel Comics (Jean Grey, Civil War II: X-Men) DC Comics (Injustice: Gods Amongs Us)
Publishers of The Phantom
BAKED BY ANDRES
Sydney baker Andres Fatso is well on her way to becoming a household name, with her amazing range of sweet treats taking social media by storm and wowing buyers. Andres will be custom-designing delectable macarons as your favourite pop culture and comic characters!
POP! UP STORE & GIVEAWAY // Ground Floor // 11am – 4pm
The go-to spot to shop all those must-have Funko figurines and collectibles!
And thanks to our Funko friends, we’re giving you the chance to WIN a U.S. exclusive Freddy Funko EVERY HOUR at our Pop! Up Store!
This Freddy Funko Everyday Dorbz is a must-have for any collector, unavailable for sale outside of the United States. You will not see this guy in any other store anywhere in Australia, guys!
For your chance to take Freddy home, all you need to do is:
- Purchase ANY Funko item from Books Kinokuniya Sydney or the Kino FCBD Pop! Up Store on May 6th
- Present your proof of purchase at the Pop! Up Store on Ground Floor
- Fill out and submit an entry form at the Pop! Up Store
We’ll be giving away 4 Freddy Funkos at 12pm, then 2 every hour until the Pop! Up Store closes at 4pm.
Entry with completed entry form and proof of purchase, one entry per proof of purchase only. Entries valid for draw throughout the day. Prize pick up by 4pm on 6th May 2017 from the Kino FCBD Pop! Up Store on Ground Floor, The Galeries. Prize pick up after 6th May 2017 from the Comics Information Counter in store at Books Kinokuniya Sydney, within 14 days of notification. Winners notified by SMS on 6th May 2017.
KAPOW! & COMIC CON-VERSATION ZONE // Ground Floor // 11am – 4pm
Our friends from Kapow! and Comic Con-versation are teaming up for the day and will be running interviews and special artist appearances, as well as filming, of course, for the Kapow! Comic Book Show. Be sure to drop by and check it out!
COSPLAY COMPETITION & COSPLAY BOOK // In store // 11am – 4pm
Our ever-popular Cosplay Competition is BACK with big prizes this year from Madman, Supanova Comic-Con & Gaming Expo and SMASH!, as well as the Kinokuniya Cosplay Book, sponsored this year by Jeffries Printing. Just like last year, EVERY ENTRANT this year who wants to will be included in the 2017 Kinokuniya Cosplay Book, which will be available for PRE-ORDER on the day. Have a look at last year’s Kinokuniya Cosplay Book here – it’s shiny.
This year you could win:
1st PRIZE – Best Male / Best Female / Best Under 12 Cosplay
- $100 Kinokuniya voucher
- $100 Madman voucher
- Supanova Sydney weekend double pass
- SMASH! weekend double pass
- A copy of the 2017 Kinokuniya Cosplay Book
RUNNER UP PRIZE – Best Male / Best Female / Best Under 12 Cosplay
- $50 Kinokuniya voucher
- $50 Madman voucher
- Madman prize pack
- A copy of the 2017 Kinokuniya Cosplay Book
Photos will be taken on the day by professional cosplay photographer Josh Florence at our cosplay competition area in store, then posted on Facebook after the day for public voting. The most likes in each category (Best Male, Best Female, Best Under 12) WINS!
WIN WONDER WOMAN’S HEADBAND // In store // All day
Want to WIN the ultimate collector’s item: a strictly limited, official prop replica of Wonder Woman’s headband from the Wonder Woman film? Um. YES!?! Head to our competition page to find out how! Entries open from 4th May – 7th May.
BLACKSTAR PASTRY // In store // All day
Black Star Pastry will be dishing up their much-loved signature offerings along with a brand new pastry exclusive to Kino FCBD: the Black Star GROOT COOKIE!
Open all day while pastries last.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY DOT-TO-DOT // In store // All day
Help us join the dots to WIN a prize pack from Hachette!
- Find the pages from Thomas Pavitte’s Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy 1000 Dot-to-dot Book in store
- Join the dots while you’re waiting for your Free Comic Book showbag
- Post a photo of your handiwork on Instagram
- Tag @kinokuniya_sydney and @hachetteaus, include #kinoFCBD and #followthedot
- Check out all the posts in Instagram to watch the artworks unfold!
It’s going to be a crazy beautiful whopper of a day and we hope that everyone has the best time ever!! Now, we know you guys are awesome people, but here are some basic house rules for being truly awesome on the day, and making sure we all have a good time:
- Be prepared and informed – soak up all the info above on the workings of the day, especially the Free Comic Book queue advanced RSVPs
- Follow instructions & directions from staff & volunteers – and don’t be afraid to ask if you have a question!
- Ask before you take photos – we’re all going to be stupidly beautiful on the day, but please do remember to be respectful about photo-taking
- No real weapons please – all’s fun and games until someone loses a limb or gets arrested… let’s keep those cosplay props safe, guys
- Be courteous to your fellow FCBD-goer – we’re all here for the same reasons and to have a good time, so good vibes all around for all please!
We absolutely cannot WAIT for Saturday 6th May to get here already… can you??
SEE YOU AT KINO FCBD 2017!!!