Kinokuniya Free Comic Book Day 10th Anniversary
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Kinokuniya Free Comic Book Day on May 7th with a massive day of FREE COMICS, 20% off* all graphic novels and manga and loads of exciting happenings in store!
It’s BACK and it’s 10 years old! We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary Kino Free Comic Book Day in 2016 and you definitely won’t want to miss out this time around! This year we’ll be asking you: WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON? Get ready to choose…
Here’s what we’ll have in store for you on the day:
FREE COMIC BOOKS // All day (while stocks last)
This year we’ll be giving away not one, but TWO Kino FCBD showbags absolutely FREE, no purchase necessary!
Here’s what you’ll get with each showbag:
FREE COMIC COUNTER #1 SHOWBAG
- Civil War II #1 free comic
- Viz One Punch Man & My Hero Academia free comic
- TWO additional free comics of your choice
FREE COMIC COUNTER #2 SHOWBAG
- Attack on Titan Anthology Preview free comic
- Exclusive Kino FCBD 10th anniversary t-shirt
- A graphic novel absolutely FREE (strictly limited quantities,
first in best dressed)
20% OFF ALL GRAPHIC NOVELS AND MANGA // All Day
For one day only, get a whopping 20% off all graphic novels and manga in store!
(Includes figurines and Chinese and Japanese titles. Not in conjunction with any other offer, valid on 7 May 2016 only)
ARTISTS’ ALLEY // 11am – 4pm
Featuring some of our very best Australian comic creators, this is your chance to meet the talent behind the comic books!
Visit the Alley to purchase comics, prints and other merchandise 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:
COSPLAY COMPETITION & COSPLAY BOOK // 11am – 4pm
This year we’re not only hosting our ever-popular Kino FCBD Cosplay Comp, we’ll also be publishing and printing our first ever Kinokuniya Cosplay book with Blurb Books!! Every competition entrant will have the chance to be included in the book, which will be available for pre-order on the day.
Here’s your chance to have your cosplay published!
Winners in each category will receive a $200 Kinokuniya gift voucher each, and runners up in each category will receive a $100 Kinokuniya gift voucher each. All winners and runners up will also receive a complimentary copy of the Kinokuniya Cosplay book.
Our 3 cosplay categories are:
Best Male Cosplayer
Best Female Cosplayer
Best Under 12 Cosplayer
Photos will be taken on the day at our cosplay competition area in store, then posted on Facebook after the day for public voting. The most likes in each category WINS!
BLACKSTAR PASTRY x SMASH MAID CAFE // 11am – 4pm
What happens when you combine Sydney’s coolest patisserie with its number one Japanese pop culture con? A mind-blowing MAID CAFE, that’s what!
MAID CAFE HOUSE RULES
- Tables and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please see SMASH! volunteer on arrival to be directed to the appropriate queue.
- Please limit your time at your table to 20 minutes
- Photography is allowed by permission ONLY. Please ask SMASH! volunteers for a photo prior to being seated at your table, or when leaving the café.
- Black Star Pastry and SMASH! reserve the right to refuse entry or ask a patron to leave should they exhibit any inappropriate or unwelcome behaviour.
INSTAGRAM COMPETITION // All day
Whose side will YOU be on??
1. On the day, look for our Whose Side Are You On speech bubbles – we’ll have Western speech bubbles written in BLUE and Eastern ones in RED.
2. Take a photo of yourself (friends are handy here, or selfie sticks) with the speech bubble of your choice and post it to Instagram with the hashtags: #kinoFCBD and #whosesideareyouon
3. Tag @kinokuniya_sydney AND either @supanovaexpo OR @smashcon in the photo. Photo entries with the BLUE Western speech bubbles go in the draw to win Supanova passes, and photo entries with the RED Eastern speech bubbles go in the draw to win SMASH! passes.
Competition entries are open on the day (Saturday 7th May, 2016) ONLY.
Winners will be drawn and notified by 20th May, 2016.
KYARY PAMYU PAMYU COMPETITION // All day
WIN 1 of 5 DOUBLE PASSES TO KYARY PAMYU PAMYU
- Purchase any comic or manga on Kino Free Comic Book Day
- Ask your cashier when purchasing for a Kyary Pamyu Pamyu competition entry form
- Fill out the form and drop it into the competition entry box at the front of the store
One entry form per transaction with purchase of any comic or manga in store on 7 May 2016.
Winners to be drawn and notified by 31 May 2016. Only winners will be notified.
10:00–19:00 Where: Books Kinokuniya Sydney