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Weekend Missions: Free Comic Book Day 2013

AND WE’RE BACK ON AGAIN!

GnB's Free Comic Book Day sticker! Photo courtesy of Sarah Coldheart.
GnB’s Free Comic Book Day sticker! Photo courtesy of Sarah Coldheart.

This year’s Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) had Sarah and myself (as well as HereBeGeeks guys Alvin and Melvin) running to quite a few places. This year’s expedition comprises just GnB Comics and Kinokuniya, as compared to GnB, Kino, Planerds, and Paradigm Infinitum last year. Despite that, this year’s FCBD was still fun.

While Sarah and the guys from HereBeGeeks went to Kino to get the FCBD collectibles and pack for this year, I started my day queuing in front of GnB comics. When Sarah, Alvin, Vivian, and Melvin arrived, the shop was about to open. Tina (Red Dot Diva) arrived shortly after.

This year, GnB got guest artists Sami Basri, Sunny Gho and Garrie Gastonny in for a sketch and autograph session. The queue was still rather long after Sarah and I left the place though.

Queue outside GnB Comics close to noon.
Queue outside GnB Comics close to noon.
Necessary appearance of Supergirl and Spiderman!
Necessary appearance of Supergirl and Spiderman!
We did a single round around the shop then.
We did a single round around the shop then.

At this point, we got news that the free comic packs in Kino have been FULLY REDEEMED (About 11-ish close to noon), so that was cool.

We headed for the launch of “The Girl Under the Bed” by Dave Chua and Xiao Yan at Kinokuniya after a quick HP boost (Rochor Tau Huay!) and a lot of frantic flailing in the sudden rain.

Sarah's youtiao brings all the boys to the yard. Or so we thought.
Sarah’s youtiao brings all the boys to the yard. Or so we thought.
Xiao Yan and Dave Chua's launch of "The Girl Under the Bed" at Kinokuniya.
Xiao Yan and Dave Chua’s launch of “The Girl Under the Bed” at Kinokuniya.

Since the first 30 purchases of “The Girl Under the Bed” got posters, we got this for Max (who had to go home for voting)…

Poster from "The Girl Under the Bed". Had to move my watermark to the other corner or you'll miss out Xiao Yan's autograph!
Poster from “The Girl Under the Bed”. Had to move my watermark to the other corner or you’ll miss out Xiao Yan’s autograph!

So yes, that was our Free Comic Book Day for you all! Stay tuned for my take of Dave and Xiao Yan’s launch later this week!

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