Update 6: Literary Arts has launched the Booth Emergency Fund for Writers and Oregon Humanities is offering emergency funding for organizations. Both have deadlines coming up in May, which have been added to the calendar below.

Update 5: RACC has established an Emergency Artist Relief Fund to which you can apply and donate. They have also set up a page listing other relief resources.

Update 4: Two local Relief Funds for small businesses and artists have been set up if you’d like to apply for support or offer donations. They are the Portland Small Business Relief Fund and the Portland Area Artist Emergency Relief Fund. Literary Portland is not personally associated with either of the funds, so, please direct all questions etc. to their respective organizations.

Update 2: A “stay at home” order has been issued by Gov. Kate Brown. See also this FAQ from OPB. Until the order is lifted, you can assume all in-person readings and events have been cancelled. We’ll continue to update things to match organization and stores’ calendars etc., but heed Brown’s orders and updates from officials on proper actions. Hope you all can stay safe, healthy, and cozy with a good book at home!

For details regarding specific events please contact the organizers or venues. If you are an organizer or venue and would like to reach out to us please feel free to contact us or submit an event using our submission form. We’d love to hear from you!

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Free Comic Book Day TFAW Portland!

May 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Things From Another World, 2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232 + Google Map

Come celebrate Free Comic Book Day with your friends at Things From Another World Portland! The doors open promptly at 9am on May 4, 2019!

Everyone visiting will be allowed to select up to TEN free specially-marked comics — we’re one of the only comic shops in the Pacific Northwest to let you get that many comics!

In addition, we’ll be running some great sales for one day only:

– All items in-store will be 20-50% off*
– All $10.99 priced Funko Pop figures will be on sale for $8
– Every FCBD purchase will receive a 25% off one graphic novel coupon (limit one per customer)
– Box customers receive a coupon for $5 off their purchase of $25 or more, usable on May 4th, 2019 only! These coupons are in your box now!

In addition to sales and free comics, we’ve got free events for the whole family!

– Balloon artists and other kid-friendly activities from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
– Ron Chan (Plants Vs. Zombies), Paul Tobin (Plants Vs. Zombies), Steve Lieber (Jimmy Olsen), and Cat Farris (My Boyfriend is a Bear) signing from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.!
– Rob Sheridan (art director for Nine Inch Nails, co-founder of How to Destroy Angels, and writer of DC/Vertigo’s HIGH LEVEL) will be signing from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.!

And just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be more, join us for free pizza, hanging out, and playing games from 5 p.m. to close. Swap free comics with others, learn where to start if you’re a new reader, and win some fun prizes!

We hope to see you there!

While you wait for the big day, here’s a list of all the free comics available for FCBD 2019 so you can start planning your haul:


*Discount doesn’t apply to Hot Toys, Mezco One:12, other FCBD items, and a small selection of other merchandise. Ask an employee for more information!


Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232
+ Google Map


Things From Another World