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Saturday, May 6th

Hamilton Mall - Mays Landing, NJ


Free Comic Book Day is a FREE one day event where anyone can visit Level Up Entertainment for a selection of free comic books, save big on store-wide sales, win raffle prizes, participate in the area's largest costume contest, meet special guests, enjoy live music, play video games, shop local vendors and artists, and much more.
Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 6th!
Last year's event attracted over 4,000 people to the mall and this year is expected to be even bigger!
Each year we strive to make the event bigger and better than the year before, so check back often for updates and announcements as we get closer to May 6th!

cosplay contest

Join our biggest cosplay contest ever at Free Comic Book Day 2017! Show off your cosplay skills, win cash prizes and more!

See our complete rules for more details!


Featuring some of the most talented men and women working in the comic book industry today, as well as some surprise appearances from your favorite characters, check out who you'll be able to meet at Free Comic Book Day 2017!

Cosplay Guests

Cosplay and Free Comic Book Day go together like chocolate and peanut butter, like bacon and eggs, like Iron Man and Captain America (well, sometimes). Our special cosplay guests are top in their field, featuring winners of past cosplay contests, professional costumers, and incredibly talented individuals. Look for them on May 6th for pictures, or hit them up for advice on perfecting your costumes.

Live music

What's a party without music? Rock out with some of our favorite local nerd-themed bands all day long.

Panels & Workshops

Free Comic Book Day is about a lot more than just getting free comics. Sit in on interactive panels and workshops all day long and learn more about everything from cosplay to comic creation.

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How to Draw Comics with Joe del Beato

What is it: Learn the basics of drawing for comics from a pro. Local comic artist Joe del Beato will show you how comics are made, from the pencis to coloring to inking with this hands on workshop.
When: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Where: Panel & Props Room (Across from Forever 21)

Breaking Into Twitch Streaming with Poorly Played Games

What is it: Join local streaming group Poorly Played Games for a crash course on how to get started on Twitch, how to build an audience, and what not to do while building a streaming channel.

When: 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

Where: Panel & Props Room (Across from Forever 21)

Household Horrors: Creating Special Effects Makeup at Home

What is it: Emily of Emily’s Makeup Madness will show you how to create
impressive make up effects for your cosplay with simple items you probably already have at home! Watch as she creates special effects in real time at this interactive panel.
When: 12:30 - 1:30
Where: Panel & Props Room (Across from Forever 21)

Fun Stuff

Not that the rest of the day isn't fun, but we're dedicated to packing in as much fun as humanly possible on Free Comic Book Day. Check out some of the non-comic related festivities available for you on May 6th.