Who doesn’t love Free Comic Book Day? Who doesn’t love San Diego Comic-Con? Well, if you hop to it (get it; bunnies, Springtime, hop…oh FINE) you can get access to the brand-new live-streaming Video On Demand of Comic-Con HQ Beta, which will debut on May 7th. The free beta will run from May 7th through July 25th, including the streaming of San Diego Comic-Con. So don’t worry if you can’t swing the airfare, missed the lottery, or any other reason SDCC ain’t on your agenda this year. Just sign up and sit tight. And I’m betting this stream will be a better view than the usual “got in line late so we’re at the back of Hall H” view…
Oh, and bee-tee-dub; Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie) and Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans) have designed this year’s FCBD t-shirts. Just putting that out there. Read on for more info straight from HQ/FCBD!
|Comic-Con HQ Kicks Off Free Beta as Title Sponsor for Free Comic Book Day|
|It’s the 15th anniversary of Free Comic Book Day and Comic-Con HQ (CCHQ,), the official pop culture network for all things Comic-Con has joined forces with Diamond Comic Distributors to celebrate. In addition to becoming the first title sponsor, CCHQ will launch free Beta access to the network. Anyone signing up to participate in the Beta at Comic-Con HQ will have exclusive free and unlimited access through July 25, which includes week-long live coverage of San Diego Comic-Con.
Free Comic Book Day, which takes place on May 7, involves participating comic book shops around the world giving away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes in. Over 2,300 comic shops are expected to participate and give away over six million free comics to over 1.5 million fans.
Comic-Con HQ joins other Free Comic Book Day sponsors, including Gold Book Sponsors, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Bongo Comics, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite Entertainment, Valiant Entertainment and Viz Media; as well as additional sponsors, DK Publishing, Lego, New York Comic Con and Transcontinental Printing.
With titles that range from action-packed superhero fare and the hottest licensed TV and film tie-ins, to all-ages fun and more, Free Comic Book Day 2016 is poised to attract readers of all tastes into participating comic book shops on May 7th.
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