Free Comic Book Day ( FCBD ) is an international event celebrated in comic shops worldwide since 2002. The annual event is held the first Saturday of May, and seeks to promote the medium of comics as a form of entertainment, art, and literature. Currently, over 2000 comic specialty shops all over the world celebrates FCBD and give away specially published comic books for the event - free. Readers Den Comic Shop participated in the very first FCBD in 2002 ( then at the Long Street location ), and for the first few years the store was the only shop in South Africa - indeed in the whole of Africa - to take part in the event. While the Tyger Valley branch celebrates FCBD as a in-store event with free comics and discounts since the store opened in 2012, the event at the Claremont store has morphed into a massive comics and pop culture festival that is a mini comic-con in all but name. The 2014 event took up the entire ground floor of Stadium on Main in Claremont, and was attended by more than 3000 fans, well over a 100 cosplayers, and more than 30 vendors, exhibitors, and comic artists. Artists, vendors, cosplayers and fans from JHB, Durban and PE attended as well, giving the event a decidedly national flavour. Fans look forward to a day of free comics, sales, specials, comic launches, lucky draws, cosplay events, geek merchandise, live performances, console gaming, board gaming, exhibits, demo's, displays and more !
Video courtesy of Arts Not Dead on Youtube !
To view the Gallery for pics of the 2014 event click here.
Free Comic Book Day Cape Town is hosted, organised and sponsored by Readers Den Comic Shop. For enquiries relating to sponsorship, including the sponsoring of merchandise, prizes, banner placement, or any other form of sponsorship, please email
readersden [at] iafrica.com
All FCBD events and notices are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice. All free offers are while stocks last and limited to one per person.