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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, FIRST SATURDAY IN MAY, 5/7/2016 at DO617.com

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, SAT 5/7 - 2016

 


It’s gonna be May! Well, it is May. Get over it. Get over yourself with the cold weather, the endless April showers turning into grey Uber commutes and start to leave the house with purpose for the first time since Star Wars: A Force Awakens.


We here at DO617 strive to get you going! Consider us the web equivalent of slamming a Red Bull during finals. This Saturday May 7, sleep in a bit but go out and get some free stuff!

 

That’s right, the first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day. What does that mean? Easy. It means free comics for you, your kids, your Mom (we’ll get to her later) and an excuse to dust off that Halloween Superman costume already smelling like moth balls.

 

Here’s what you need to know!

 

WHAT TO DO AND WHERE TO DO IT —

LCS:

LCS is short for Local Comic book Store. Don’t know where the closest participating comic book store is in your neighborhood? That’s ridiculous! Aren’t you there every Wednesday to pick up your limited Klingon edition of the latest Star Trek rag when the doors open? Oh, that’s just me.

 

Here is where you can find your closest comic book retailer, enter your address into the robot and find your LCS. (see how easily you are learning)?

freecomicbookday.com/storelocator

 

COSPLAY:

Lots of stores, like New England Comics for instance, will have superheroes dressed up to greet you when you come in! Don’t worry, that person doesn’t have Kryptonian strength, you can shake his or her hand. These COSPLAYERS mean you no harm. Please ASK them if it is OK to take a picture, hold their sword or touch their hair. Cosplay does NOT mean consent!

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MUSICAL TWONKS: SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP FOR BANDS, DJS & ARTISTS WITH CLAY FERNALD - DIGBOSTON

Wow! I got interviewed! Thanks, Shannon!

 

 

“Is there anything better than a ‘like’ on Instagram? I don’t think so. When your ‘likes’ go from a bunch of people’s usernames to a double-digit number, that’s the highlight of my day,” says Clay Fernald (@ClayNFerno), manager of the Middle East Nightclub in Cambridge and a self-made social media expert for bands, producers, DJs, and fine artists.

Fernald was thrust into the social media world in 2005 when he earned the title of “The Most Popular Man in Boston” and wound up the cover of the Boston Phoenix. While the story of how he got there is really more of a funny coincidence – “I broke up with a girlfriend and I was on MySpace at the time, so to get back at her I expanded my network and got popular through ‘revenge friending’”  – the connections he made were real and only continued to grow as he furthered his career in publicity and branding.

On Friday, March 21st, Fernald will be teaching an intensive workshop on the importance and utilization of social media for those in the music industry – he’s adamant about how vital the Internet is for artists of all types, especially now. “The way that we used to do shows when I was a punk rock kid was going up and posting fliers everywhere,” he explains. “Today, you have no choice. [Social media] needs to be part of making music and putting it out there. Like making t-shirts, like picking a band name…out of all the things that are important to a band, having a Twitter account should be just another part of the process.”

Young or old, established or new and local, Fernald insists that his workshop is for any one wielding a guitar. Or pan flute. As anyone who has ever listened to music knows, the relationship between an artist and his/her/their fans is one that is highly personal, unique, and often passionate. And Fernald believes that social media will only continue to improve these relationships – it’s a tool that’s truly vital for artists of any type trying to get exposure and find their audience.

“There’s nothing in the world like a retweet,” Fernald says. “There’s nothing in the world like a favorite. And that’s the message I’m trying to convey in this workshop – that social media can facilitate real person relationships. You might not sell a person a t-shirt or a CD, but if they’re at your show and you talk to them, then that’s the most valuable relationship in the world.”

 

[MMMMAVEN. 614 Massachusetts Ave #203. Cambridge. 7-9 PM/ $50. MMMMAVEN.COM.]

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Welcome to the new Clay N Ferno . com! - "In the Business of Fun Since 2001"

Hey Guys-

I’ve moved to this great squarespace platform for my new blog. I hope you enjoy!
This month is the 6th Anniversary of me being on the Boston Phoenix as the ‘Most Popular Guy in Boston’.
I’m no longer a whiskey drinker or stoner…though most of this is all true to this day!

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Lost in MySpace - Camille Dodero, Boston Phoenix, July 22, 2006

Oh MySpace, how things have changed!
Can you save us, J.T.?


Clay, July 9, 2011