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Free Comic Book Day 2017 - Grand Rapids

  • GRAND RAPIDS 95A Monroe Center Street Northwest Grand Rapids, MI, 49503 United States (map)

But once a year, on the first Saturday in May, Vault of Midnight joins forces with local comic shops worldwide to offer free comic books to the masses. We aim to spread the word about everything the comic book medium has to offer by sharing our favorite titles in an approachable and risk-free way.

Doors open at 10am! Early risers will get pick of the litter from our free comic book wall, and Madcap Coffee will be offering up complementary caffeine samples while supplies last. Sidewalk festival concludes at 5pm but free comics will be flying off the shelves til 10pm!

Stay up to date on all the festivities and RSVP on Facebook.


There are dangerous amounts of fun to be had, surely more than can be contained within our humble man-made constructs, so festivities will be spilling out onto the street with a myriad of games, trivia, entertainment, and prizes-to-be-won right outside our front door! This year's lineup includes:


Plus, an expanded local artists alley featuring:


As if you needed an excuse to dress up as your favorite comic book characters, Vault of Midnight will be offering impromptu prizes throughout the day for our favorite cosplay. You can also enter to win the Grandest of Prizes in our Adult and Kid cosplay contest. Here's what's up for grabs:

1st Place: (2) 3-day passes to Grand Rapids Comic-Con, $100 Vault of Midnight gift card, & swag galore!
2nd Place: $75 Vault of Midnight gift card
3rd Place: $50 Vault of Midnight gift card

1st place: (2) 3-day passes to Grand Rapids Comic-Con, $50 Vault of Midnight gift card
2nd place: $25 Vault of Midnight gift card
3rd place: $10 Vault of Midnight gift card

All you have to do is:

  1. Snap a photo of your cosplay at our Free Comic Book Day celebration
  2. Post it to our Facebook wall & hashtag the mess out of that bad boy: #vaultofmidnight #freecomicbookday2017
  3. Prepare yourself for an influx of new likes and friend requests.
  4. Eagerly await our deliberation and announcement of the winners on Facebook following the event.
  5. Claim thine prize! (winners only)

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