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GrandCon reveals free comic day giveaway plans and special guests

Marc H. Specter and Brian W. Lenz reveal their plans for a month-long May promotion and a list of featured guests.
GrandCon Co-Founder Brian W. Lenz

GrandCon Co-Founder Brian W. Lenz /Brian W. Lenz

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GrandCon Date and Location

September 20 – 22, 2013

Calvin College
Prince Conference Center
1800 East Beltline SE
Grand Rapids, MI

GrandCon promotional poster

GrandCon promotional poster /Garrick Greathouse

GrandCon, Grand Rapids' first gaming and comic arts convention, is showing its support of Free Comic Book Day by offering a month-long prize giveaway to all convention registrants.

They have secured many talented featured guests and also recently announced the attendance of Bill Stout. Stout is a popular American fantasy artist with a career in Hollywood that spans decades.

May 4, 2013 is Free Comic Book Day, a promotional brainstorm from the comic book industry to appeal to fans and entice new readers to visit local comic book stores. It was first introduced in 2002 by Diamond Comic Distributors, the largest comic book distributor in North America.

GrandCon is doing a month-long May promotion to reward loyal fans and fuel more interest amongst people new to comics and gaming.

According to GrandCon founders Marc H. Specter and Brian W. Lenz, conference-goers who buy their badge to GrandCon will be eligible to win one of the six prize packs valued at over $100 each.

The packs include:

    •    $20 gift certificate to a local comic/gaming store.
    •    $20 gift card to Brann's.
    •    $20 gift card to Celebration Cinema.
    •    Buffalo Wild Wings gift basket ($30 value).
    •    GrandCon t-shirt ($20 value).
Anyone who registers by May 31, 2013 will be eligible to win one of these prize packs. Be sure to check their Facebook page for updates and registration info.

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