Event Name: Free Comic Book Day 2012
Venue: Illusive Comics & Games
Venue address: 2725 El Camino Real, Suite 105, Santa Clara, CA
Event Date: Saturday, May 5th, 2012
Event Time: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Ryan Hung – TK
Joey Kwan – Cody
Nam Nguyen – TK
Collin Lam – TB
Dan Norgan – TK
Ryan Messick – TK
Pictures by Celina Chu
I arrived at about 11am to find the parking lot was already full. I had to park on the outskirts of the shopping area where the comic store was located. As I got to the front door, Joey, Both Dans, and Ryan H. were already drawing a crowd.
Anna our contact brought me to the back where I suited up to join the crew. The comic book store was already crowded where I had to dodge kids and adults just to get around in and out of the store.
Nam and Ryan arrived shortly after I did and joined the troop outside in the front where all the kids were pretty much speechless when passing by.
During the day, half of us split up to draw crowds at the sidewalk and main street where there was a lot of vehicle traffic. The faces on the drivers that passed by were priceless.
By 2pm a few of us broke off for lunch and a few were relieved of duty for the day. The sun was blazing and it was getting quite toasty for us under the armor. The crowd was consistent all the way through the afternoon.
Nam and I trooped it out until 4pm when the crowd finally trickled down. The sun was over on the other side of the building and the temperature finally started cooling slightly. We suited down and took a quick gander around the store before taking off. Anna our contact was very awesome and informed that there was a huge turnout and donation to the charity that we raised for.
Overall it was a very good turnout of troops and it was awesome to see everyone again in armor.