This year on Saturday May 5th we will once again be celebrating FREE COMIC BOOK DAY here at Kino by giving away thousands of comics absolutely FREE! And there’s also 20% OFF* all graphic novels and manga for Kino Card Members (10% OFF** for non-members), plus a full day of sweet giveaways, exclusives, cosplay and creators.
Read on, dear mortal, to find out more, or visit our website for full details: http://www.kinokuniya.com.au/kinokuniya-free-comic-book-day-2018/
FREE COMIC BOOKS // In store // All day (while stocks last)
Each FREE COMIC showbag includes FOUR Free Comic Book Day free comics, a special offer & gift redemption voucher from Oscar Wylee Eyewear and discount vouchers from Event Cinemas.
Get first dibs on our FREE COMIC showbag by registering for the Early Bird Queue from 8am! We’ll be taking registrations from Thursday 12th April until Monday 23rd April, or until timeslots are fully allocated. For full information and to register, visit:http://www.kinokuniya.com.au/events/kinokuniya-free-comic-book-day-2018/
The Free Comic Queue also opens from 12pm on the day without registration!
20% OFF* ALL GRAPHIC NOVELS & MANGA FOR KINO CARD MEMBERS// In store // All day
Our Kino FCBD sale will once again be held over FOUR DAYS from Thursday 3rd May to Sunday 6th May.
Kinokuniya Card Members get a whopping 20% OFF* all graphic novels and manga in store during the sale! 10% OFF** for non-members on 5th May only.
GRAPHIC NOVEL & POP VINYL GIFT WITH PURCHASE
Make a purchase at Kinokuniya or any retailer or food outlet in The Galeries on the day to receive either a FREE graphic novel or Pop! Vinyl while stocks last!
Just present your proof of purchase at the Gift with Purchase counter in our Japanese books section and let our staff know if you would prefer a graphic novel OR Pop! Vinyl to redeem your free gift.
ARTISTS’ ALLEY // 11am – 4pm
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: Marcelo Baez // Thomas Campi // Queenie Chan - Writer/Artist // Frew Publications // Giant Panda King // Pat Grant // Louie Joyce . illustrator // Craig Phillips // Daniel Picciotto Art // Lesley Frances Vamos
MARJORIE LIU AT KINO FCBD // 5pm
Kinokuniya is thrilled to welcome New York Times bestselling and award-winning writer Marjorie Liu to Kino FCBD!
For full details and to RSVP, visit the event page: http://www.kinokuniya.com.au/events/marjorie-liu-at-kino-FCBD-2018/
COSPLAY COMPETITION & COSPLAY BOOK // 11am – 4pm
Our ever-popular Cosplay Competition is on like Donkey Kong again this year with prizes from Madman, Supanova Comic Con & Gaming and SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show. Plus this year we are introducing the Kinokuniya Choice prize, for which we will be enlisting the help of special guest judges and professional cosplayers Black Cat and AmenoKitarou (A.K. Wirru)! There’s also the People’s Choice prize, which will be determined by the most likes in each category via public voting on Facebook.
Continuing into our third year of the tradition, EVERY ENTRANT who wants to will be included in the 2018 Kinokuniya Cosplay Book, which will be available for PRE-ORDER on the day.
Photos will be taken on the day by professional cosplay photographer Josh Florence at our cosplay competition area in store. Remember to let our staff and volunteers know if you will be entering the competition, the book, or both!
VIZ MANGA BOXSET SCAVENGER HUNT // 10am – 1pm
Thanks to our friends at Viz Comics, we’ll be giving away ONE boxset every hour from 10am – 1pm on the day in store. How do you nab one of these fantastic boxsets? Just find the Kino staff member carrying or wearing the right prop at the right time and approach them to WIN! Visit the webpage for details: http://www.kinokuniya.com.au/kinokuniya-free-comic-book-day-2018/
It’s going to be an amazing day, as always, and we know that everyone is going to have the best time ever!! To make sure that this happens and that everyone has a good time, here are some basic house rules to be mindful of on the day:
~ Be prepared and informed – soak up all the info above on the workings of the day
~ 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 very good-looking 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!
SEE YOU AT KINO FCBD 2018!!!