A Comic Shop down in Orlando is starting, a girls-only comics club — PR below:
A Comic Shop is starting a brand new comic book and graphic novel appreciation club with one very important rule: No boys allowed. That’s right; this group (Fangirls: Comic Club) is only for the female comic connoisseur and will focus on issues to reflect that fan base. Their first meeting is going to be January, 15 2011 from 1 PM to 2 PM and will be taking a look at the unique post apocalyptic series Y: The Last Man (specifically volume 1).
The shop will also have Y: The Last Man artist Pia Guerra visiting the shop to do a signing on February 25, 2011. While the event is open to the public, it will give the girls a chance to discuss their observations and insights with one of the women who worked on the series.
The group was created with the idea to help include more women in on the amazing world that comics offer. The female comic fan is not all together unheard of, it seems to be a rare commodity these days, and A Comic Shop hopes to change that. Really the shop just wants to give girls a save place to let their geek flags fly. While, the groups will be lead by a man for the first meeting, the focus of the group is the female’s perspective of modern and classic comics in today’s society and subsequent meetings will only be open to the ladies.
What’s even better is that A Comic Shop is offering special discounts to members of the Fangirls: Comic Club on the graphic novels and comics they will be reading for that month. Girls who are interested in the group can join the facebook page to get up to the minutes news and information on special events, discounts and meeting agendas. Or they can simply stop by the store, located at 114 S. Semoran Blvd in Winter Park, FL, which has been voted “Best Comic Shop in Orlando” by the Orlando Weekly for the past four years in a row, as well as by WESH, A-List in 2007 and 2008.
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