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Superheroes Draw a Crowd at Multiple Events in Downtown Rochester

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Free Comic Book Day to Cap Off Series of Super Events

ROCHESTER — A gaggle of superheros took a break from fighting crime this weekend and sat down for a comic-book themed breakfast in Rochester, and a few days later residents put their knowledge about the comic icons to the test over bar trivia.

Approximately 65 people attended the second annual Superhero Breakfast at Curlies Comedy Club on Union Street on Saturday, April 27. Breakfast was served by people clad in superhero costumes and included a spread of pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, donuts, orange juice and coffee.

Those in attendance were encouraged to wear their favorite superhero attire as well.

The event was sponsored by Jetpack Comics and Rochester Main Street, with proceeds from the event being reinvested to support Rochester Main Street’s mission to promote business development and historical preservation in the city.

“This is such a fun event, because it brings people of all ages together to enjoy a meal and celebrate their favorite superheroes,” said Rochester Main Street Executive Director Angela Mills. “Everyone had a great time this weekend, and we’re looking forward to the festival on Saturday.”

The breakfast was the first in a series of three similar events in Rochester this spring. A comic-book themed trivia night was held at Revolution Taproom and Grill on North Main Street on Tuesday, April 30. Eight teams competed against one another answering a variety of questions about superhero lore.

Finally, the 13th annual Free Comic Book Day Festival is scheduled for this Saturday, May 4, in downtown Rochester.

Free Comic Book Day will include a scavenger hunt for children, comic convention at the Governor’s Inn ballroom, costume contest at the Governor’s Inn Rolland Estate and entertainment. Free comic books will also be given out during the event.

Rochester Main Street is holding a raffle to give away $750 in prizes. Residents will be able to purchase raffle tickets for $1 each by visiting the Rochester Main Street booth in the Union Street Parking lot on Saturday. 

Raffle winners will be drawn at 3 p.m. on Saturday, and will be contacted immediately by Rochester Main Street.


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