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Saturday October 25th, 2014

Posted at 2:13pm

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For people unable to wait until Halloween, one business is giving them a chance to dress-up early.

A little under a week before trick or treating, Paper Heroes: Comic Book Lounge & Collectables,located at 2857 Howard Avenue is holding their first ever Halloween Comicfest. From 10am to 5pm Saturday, activities and goodies for the whole family are available while supplies last.

Batman masks were given to the first 100 kids there and free full or mini-sized Halloween-themed comics are up for grabs. Free mini-pumpkin decorating had also begun, with different items like pipe-cleaners, sparkles, glue-on eyes and paint being used for various creations. Some kids and adults were also dressed in costume to mark the festivities a bit early.

Local-author Christian Laforet

For adult visitors, a raffle is being held for a statue of H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu. Local-author Christian Laforet is also promoting his collection of horror short-stories from 11am to 3pm.

Titled The Spaces Between Houses, Laforet’s first book is also available to buy at Border City comics and will be available in e-book format soon. Those purchasing the collection can also show their copy at Wendy’s across the street: It earns customers $2 off a combo or entree-size salad today for supporting local-talent.

Halloween Comicfest marks one of many events Paper Heroes has held since opening almost a year ago. The store has had signings by several local artists in the industry and was a part of Free Comic Book Day in May.

To know all about the latest releases, collectables and upcoming events, people can follow them on facebook.

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