From well attended talks to sold out workshops to retail events and parties, San Francisco celebrated comics at an impressive twenty (yes, TWENTY!) events during this year’s Fest. The humble beginnings of the SF Comics Fest, at a Town Hall discussion of the future of comics celebrations in S.F. last December, blossomed into more than just a diverse events calendar. We saw an wonderfully unexpected outpouring of participation and support from our community. The inaugural San Francisco Comics Fest became exactly what you made it, marked by passion, excitement, knowledge and talent.
To our event organizers who devoted their time, spaces and resources, we say THANK YOU! To anyone who joined a conversation, drew a comic, put on a costume, to anyone who FEST-ed, we say THANK YOU!
We hope you are as inspired as we are as we look to the future of SFCF and continue to build a positive, inclusive celebration of comics and its culture. Your feedback is a very important part of that process, and we want to hear from you. Whether or not you attended an event, please fill out our brief survey to help us better understand what you liked and what you’d like to see more of.
And please continue the conversation on Facebook and Twitter as we keep the community updated on goals and plans for next year.
I can’t remember the first year I participated in Free Comic Book Day, but I do know that in the decade or more that I have been doing them (I’m not 30 just yet) that each consecutive year becomes more epic.
Use our hashtag #SFCF2015 to share your Free Comic Book Day antics with us!
Also, as an extra treat, 3 years ago I started mapping out my targets for the day and it’s about time I share it with you. Here’s my map of San Francisco, North Bay, East Bay and South Bay to San Jose to fit your needs no matter where you are in the Bay Area:
I’ve listed opening and closing hours for all the shops in my notes on locations for SF and East Bay. (Those are the places I’ll be hitting up this year.)
Also, if you don’t see a shop for the Bay Area listed that you think should be, please tweet me @ninakester and I will add it for next year.
A quick note on being a good FCBDer:
Shops put their own money out for the free comics, it’s not free to them, and they often have awesome sales! Please be respectful and only take the allotted amount of free comics from the store and buy something fun while you’re there!
Happy Free Comic Book Day!
I’ll be posting a recap of the amazing day once I recuperate.