May 122011
 

First of all, I would like to issue a huge thank you to everyone who can out for our first every #comicbookcrawl.  As you can see from the photos below, and the many tweets, it was a fantastic success.

Before we set out on the road, we all gather outside of Tate’s to meet each other and I had special surprises for them.  On the numerous crawls that I have been on in the past, perhaps the greatest complaint that all participants had was that they cell phone batteries kept dying.  Well, when I was at SxSW last month, I made a fantastic connection with the Social Media team from @RadioShack who were more then willing to help us out.  Together, we made sure that everyone got their own Enercell cellphone battery backup pack.

@amandastewart @mklopez @mkhall & @tigrrblood show off their new battery backups courtesy of @radioshack http://twitpic.com/4ulthw

If you have never used a battery backup pack before, than this is the one to get, and I’m not just praising them because they were a sponsor, but from personal experience.  Without this backup, my phone would’ve died multiple times throughout SxSW.  As you can imagine, everyone was both extremely surprised, and very grateful that they got one.

@ryantxr
thanks @radioshack for the mobile chargers #comicbookcrawl

@amandastewart
Thank you to @radioshack for the free mobile power pack supporting the #comicbookcrawl! Will come in handy!

@alli_actually
Also, thanks to @radioshack for the charger! #FCBD

@mkhall
Thanks to @radioshack I can recharge my phone’s battery. I wish we had a # comicbookcrawl sponsor to recharge -my- batteries…

Even my hometown of @coralsprings_pk got in on the @RadioShack praise

@coralsprings_pk
#comicbookcrawl @radioshack may just be a shack, but it has great stuff not found in other shacks #Thanks 4 participating! @sflsocialgeeks

This particular pack works with most major cell phones, comes with iPhone, micro-USB, and mini-USB adapters, and when fully charged, can give you up to 8 hours of extra battery life.

But, on top of that, @RadioShack also donated $25 gift cards prizes for those with the best tweets:

The first winner had to be @ILovePochacco with her tweet:

“Now I can’t use the excuse, “but my battery was dead” when my MIL tries calling.#comicbookcrawl Thx @radioshack!”

[NOTE: MIL = Mother-in-law]

The second winner was @alli_actually with the most geekiest tweet:

“Charged faster than Sonic racing to defeat Robotnik. Thanks @radioshack! #FCBD”

The third winner, @mkhall, was actually thanked @RadioShack themselves:

Thank you to @radioshack for the free mobile power pack supporting the #comicbookcrawl! [Resent to correct typos]

@RadioShack:

You are welcome! Hope you guys are having a nice day -ing

Finally, the last winner @amandastewart gave perhaps the best tweet to thank our first stop, most gracious hosts, and fantastic sponsor, Tate’s

The goodies & swag from @tatescomics is all sorts of awesome. This is why I go here ALL the time. thanks for the hospitality #comicbookcrawl

In fact, Tate’s was our first stop and they really gave us the VIP treatment, hooking us up with swag bags full of goodies, our own lanyards, and special buttons.  Tate has always remained a valuable of sponsor of our community and we will continue to support this local mecca of geekdom.

@amandastewart
Just got my @tatescomics army badge. Wooohoo. @mklopez #comicbookcrawl

@mklopez
I also got today my #TatesArmy badge in the mail :) @amandastewart @tatescomics #comicbookcrawl

@DeepinURtonsils
#comicbookcrawl @mklopez & I are almost at @tatescomics Cant wait! cc: @sflsocialgeeks#FCBD #excelsior

@amandastewart
The army is here. Let’s the chaos and distraction begin. #FCBD #comicbookcrawl http://4sq.com/m0vwoP

@mkhall
Starting the #comicbookcrawl for Free Comic Book Day! (@ TATE’S Comics + Toys + Videos + More w/ @mklopez) http://4sq.com/j12J6f

@sflsocialgeeks
May 07, 11:05am via SocialScope
So this is the line for #freecomicbookday@tatescomics Glad we’re on the #comicbookcrawl instead!! http://twitpic.com/4uls7s


@DeepinURtonsils
Doors are open @tatescomics #FCBD#comicbookcrawl

@DeepinURtonsils
I’m having a comic book orgasm already. Sorry @mklopez #comicbookcrawl #FCBD

@sflsocialgeeks

Isn’t @ShariMcConahay daughter the cutest#comicbookcrawl VIP @tatescomics ever! http://twitpic.com/4um1p8

@DeepinURtonsils
May 07, 11:26am via txt
#comicbookcrawl gotta get the Jesus on the cross dress up magnets @tatescomics#sowrong yet #sofunny #FCBD

@sflsocialgeeks
May 07, 11:26am via SocialScope
@tatescomics really knows how to treat the #comicbookcrawl as VIPs. Thanks for hosting us. http://twitpic.com/4um2gf


@sflsocialgeeks
@amandastewart loves to show off her @tatescomics #comicbookcrawl swag bag http://twitpic.com/4um38q

@mkhall
There are huge crowds at @tatescomics, but the staff is very efficient! It’s almost like a military operation… #comicbookcrawl

@sflsocialgeeks
@mklopez I told you that you shouldn’t have the droids he’s looking for #comicbookcrawl @tatescomics http://twitpic.com/4um8b9

@ILovePochacco
Sandtroopers hanging out at Tate’s!!#comicbookcrawl http://twitpic.com/4uoat0

@ILovePochacco
May 07, 2:14pm via SocialScope
Clone commando was hired for security.#comicbookcrawl http://twitpic.com/4uodwb

@DeepinURtonsils
Thank you @tatescomics for an Awesome Experience! #FCBD #comicbookcrawl

@mklopez
Thanks to @tatescomics for the swag bags? #comicbookcrawl http://twitpic.com/4un6wc


@mklopez
Txs again to @tatescomics for supporting#comicbookcrawl #FCBD http://twitpic.com/4uog6e

Our next stop was Crossroad Comics, which is quite literally only a few blocks north of Tate’s

@amandastewart
May 07, 12:22pm via foursquare
Stop numero dos for #comicbookcrawl (@ Crossroad Comics w/ @mklopez) http://4sq.com/jchck5

@sflsocialgeeks
May 07, 12:27pm via SocialScope
At our second #comicbookcrawl stop #crossroadcomics. Everything in the store is 20% off. Thank you for hosting the crawl !

@ryantxr
May 07, 12:27pm via AT&T Social Net
getting more free comics #crossroadscomics#comicbookcrawl

@DeepinURtonsils
May 07, 12:29pm via txt
Outside of Crossroads Comics checking out the shirts 25% off! #comicbookcrawl #FCBD

@mkhall
At #crossroadcomics for the #comicbookcrawl. I’m having serious flashbacks to my years in the business.

Out last stop was all the way north in Deerfield Beach, Docking Bay 94, and these guys really knew how to throw a party.  They had a DJ, bounce house of the kids, sidewalk sale, and even a Papa John’s pizza truck.

@DeepinURtonsils
#comicbookcrawl on our way to Docking Bay 94!#FCBD Well with @amandastewart driving this is turning into X-Rated #adultcomics

@ILovePochacco
OH:”Hey @DeepinURtonsils, are you coming with me or @amandastewart” - @mklopez #comicbookcrawl

@mkhall
I’m placing my trust in @sprint’s navigation system to get me to the next stop on the#comicbookcrawl. If I’m never seen again…

@DeepinURtonsils
Arguing between Wonder Women vs Supergirl with @amandastewart #comicbookcrawl #FCBD #Throwdown

@alli_actually
Pizza, comics, music, bounce house? Free Comic Book Day party @docking_bay_94 #FCBD

@DeepinURtonsils
#comicbookcrawl Thank You! @Docking_Bay_94 #FCBD mmm Pizza N Comics! #greasyfingers #fatkid #comics

@alli_actually
He draws Zim! http://yfrog.com/h07lhzkj #ComicBookCrawl


@ryantxr

just bought Stephen Hawking book at#comicbookcrawl

All in all, I think this pretty much sums up the day nicely:

@alli_actually
http://yfrog.com/h8vbtnsj #FCBD #freecomicbookday #comicbookcrawl


Once again, thanks to our sponsors @RadioShack, @tatescomics, and @Docking_Bay_94.  This #comicbookcrawl wouldn’t have been the experience that it was without your help.

In the end, everyone had a fantastic day and I cannot thank all of you enough for comingout .  It was definitely a blast and can’t wait to do it again next year.

@mklopez
Giving in to my star trek geek…#comicbookcrawl

@DeepinURtonsils
I cant stop smiling! Thank U! #FCBD#comicbookcrawl #ecstatic

@serenaboats
#comicbookcrawl Free Comic Book Day! My peeps and I are virgins no more… Luv it

@DeepinURtonsils

Thank you to all that made #comicbookcrawlpossible @mklopez @amandastewart @sflsocialgeeks #FCBD #ALLSTARS

@amandastewart
Such a super uber awesome day at the #comicbookcrawl. My #FCBD cherry has been popped. Lots of freebies & not so free stuff. #fulfilledgeek

@amandastewart
@mklopez big hugs. I had such a great day AND evening W u. My month is complete!! Loves and kisses. :) #comicbookcrawl

 

Full Gallery of photos can be found here on Flickr:

05/07/2011 #comicbookcrawl, a set on Flickr.

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