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Hero Complex Gallery & THE FIRE WIRE Blog Present The Totally Tubular Pop Culture Giveaway

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Who says, “Nobody gives anything away for free anymore”? We are here to change that and as a thank you to the great poster community we are hosting one of Los Angeles’ BIGGEST pop culture art giveaways EVER!

How do you win? Simply follow The Fire Wire and Hero Complex Gallery’s Facebook and Twitter pages and share a pic of your own that exemplifies why you love pop culture. Use the hashtag #HCGFireWireGiveaway and we will select 70 lucky people to attend the Los Angeles giveaway event at Hero Complex Gallery! Yes, you heard right, 70 winners!

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The event will be held on September 12, 2015 at Hero Complex Gallery at 2PM and each of the 70 people invited are guaranteed to get a poster, piece of original art, book or toy!

Here are just a few artists and companies who generously donated their work for this fun and FREE event:

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Ale Giorgini
Aled Lewis
Andy Fairhurst
Bill Sienkiewicz
Blunt Graffix
Brian Methe
Craig Drake
Cuyler Smith
Dark Hall Mansion
Dark Inker
Dave Perillo
DKNG
Gabz
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Gary Pullin
Grey Matter Art
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Ian Glaubinger
Jason Edminston
Jason Liwag
Jason Weidel
JC Richard
Jerrod Maruyama
Jock
Joey Spioto
Jonathan Burton
Jordan Monsell
Joshua Budich
Kevin Tong
Laurent Durieux
Marie Bergeron
Marko Manev
Matthew Chojnacki
Matt Ferguson
Matt Ryan Tobin
Mick Wiggins
MONDO
Nautilus Art Prints
NECA Toys
Nick Comparone
Nicolas Delort
Orlando Arocena
Patrick Connan
Paul Blow
Paul Shipper
Rich Pellegrino
Robert Bruno
Sam Gilbey
Scott C
Stan & Vince
Steven Holiday
Tim Doyle
Titan Books
Tom Whalen

and here is a very small tease…

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The Princess Bride by Nick Comparone

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Boba Fett OG by Jayson Weidel

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Chewbacca Silhouette by Jordan Monsell

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Joker Sketch by Bill Sienkiewicz

Hang out with some great people, enjoy some delicious refreshments and walk away with a free piece of pop culture. So tell your friends, you won’t want to miss this evening.

Follow HCG and THE FIRE WIRE for more info!

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Win A Signed Copy of Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes & Finders Keepers

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StephenKing.com has teamed up with Scribner to give you a chance to receive a signed copy of Mr. Mercedes, a signed copy of Finders Keepers, and a Finders Keepers broadside! In addition to that Grand Prize, 40 First Prize winners will receive one hardcover edition of Mr. Mercedes and one hardcover edition of Finders Keepers; 100 Second Prize winners will receive one Finders Keepers broadside. Use the HERE to enter now.

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The 33 Best Ice Cream Shops In America

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Few things in life are better than eating an ice cream cone on a hot summer day. So in honor of National Ice Cream Day, HERE is a list of the top 33 ice cream shops in the good ol’ U.S.A.

So gather the family, hop in the station wagon and head to your local frozen confection location! Some national shops are even offering a free ice cream cone today, check out the list HERE.

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Free Breakfast Tacos At Taco Bell On May 5, 2015

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What’s better than a delicious breakfast to kick-start your day? How about a free delicious Biscuit Taco from Taco Bell?

Taco Bell will be celebrating Breakfast Defector Day on Cinco de Mayo (May 5) and will give away one free Biscuit Taco per customer between 7 and 11am (local time) at participating Taco Bell restaurants.

The Biscuit Taco features a warm, fluffy, buttery biscuit, folded in the shape of a taco and filled with classic breakfast flavors that people love like bacon or sausage with eggs and cheese.

Check out Taco Bell’s social channels to stay up to date on the latest Taco Bell news: Facebook.com/tacobell (Facebook), YouTube.com/tacobell (YouTube), @TacoBell (Twitter), tacobell (Instagram) and @tacobell (Periscope).

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Dairy Queen Offering Free Ice Cream On March 16, 2015

Head to your local participating Dairy Queen for Free Cone Day on Monday March 16, 2015. In celebration of DQ’s 75th Fanniversary, they’re giving out a free small vanilla cone to all their Fans.

Limit 1 small cone per customer.

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This Holiday Season, Starbucks Is Giving The Ultimate Gift To 10 Lucky Customers: Starbucks for Life

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With the holiday shopping season in full swing, Starbucks is offering customers the chance to gift themselves the ultimate prize – Starbucks for Life.

From now through Jan. 5, 2015, customers who pay using a Starbucks Card or their Starbucks mobile app, can enter the Starbucks It’s a Wonderful Card Ultimate Giveaway for a chance to win one of 482,000 instant prizes, and 10 customers in the U.S. will win the ultimate prize of Starbucks for Life, which is one free food or beverage item from participating stores every day for the next 30 years.

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“Starbucks for Life is truly the ultimate gift of the season, and we are thrilled to make that a reality for a special group of Starbucks customers. And, the prizes will keep coming throughout the holiday season with more than 482,000 instant winners,” said Sharon Rothstein, Starbucks global chief marketing officer.

By swiping a Starbucks Card or paying with a mobile device, customers will receive a receipt with a unique sweepstakes code that can be entered online at starbucks.com/play for a chance to win instant prizes, including free holiday beverages and treats, or the grand prize, the Ultimate Starbucks Card, which provides the winners with Starbucks for Life, an estimated value of $54,000 U.S.

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With only 14 made, the Ultimate Starbucks Card not only provides customers Starbucks for Life, but also a piece of Starbucks history. With an estimated retail value of $5,000, the card is made of 10K hammered gold, and will be engraved with the winner’s name. A total of 10 Ultimate Starbucks Cards will be available to win in the U.S., three in Canada, and one in the U.K., making it the most exclusive Starbucks Card ever made.

Click HERE for more information.

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Get Free Comic Books During Halloween ComicFest On October 25, 2014

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On Saturday, October 25, 2014 participating comic shops across the US, Canada and internationally will hand out free comics to anyone who comes into their shop to celebrate the second biggest free comic book event of the year- Halloween ComicFest!

Anyone who goes into a participating comic shop can choose from 19 free comics and participate in fun activities comic shops host for their customers to enjoy while discovering new types of comics and the treasures found in store.

During Halloween ComicFest (HCF), adults and kids can get free Halloween and horror themed comics and mini-comics published specifically for the occasion. There are 19 titles available to choose from that are great for kids and adults, with twelve full-sized comics and seven mini-comics making it easy for everyone to find a story they will enjoy.  Titles for this year include: DC’s Scooby Doo Team-Up with Batman #1 , Marvel’s Secret Wars #1, Afterlife with Archie #1, My Little Pony, Plants vs. Zombies, Angry Birds, and other haunting and fun tales.

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This year anyone can celebrate Halloween ComicFest in their homes with the HCF Mini-Comic packs, which are available to purchase solely from comic shops. Each pack contains 20 HCF mini-comics that are great to pass out on Halloween to trick-or-treaters, providing a healthy alternative to candy and great stories that keep kids reading and visiting comic shops for more.

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Currently taking place and running until November 9th  is “The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever” presented by Halloween ComicFest.  The contest takes place on the Halloween ComicFest website, where anyone can enter one of five categories just by uploading a picture of themselves in costume holding one of the free Halloween ComicFest 2014 comics and submitting it into the appropriate category. Prizes include $500 and $100 shopping sprees to the winner’s comic shop of choice in addition to category prizes for the participants who receive the most votes for their costume from website visitors.  Voting will take place November 2-9 and it is crucial to remember that only photos with a Halloween ComicFest 2014 comic in the picture will be accepted.

For more information about Halloween ComicFest, more details about the free comics, more information about the costume contest, and to find a participating comic shop, go to www.halloweencomicfest.com.

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Apple Releases Latest U2 Album As Free iTunes Exclusive

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During today’s event, Apple CEO Tim Cook and U2’s Bono jointly announced that Apple and U2 will be distributing the bands’ latest album, Songs of Innocence, to all 500 million iTunes customers, entirely free of charge.

Cook noted that this is the largest album release of all time, with a simultaneous launch in 119 countries. Users should be able to find the new album in their iTunes Music library and also available on iTunes Radio and Beats Music. The new album will also be available exclusively with Apple through mid-October.

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Häagen-Dazs Free Cone Day Is Today!

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Gourmet ice cream maker Häagen-Dazs will be offering free cones today Tuesday May 13, 2014 at 250 store locations across the country between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Customers can get one scoop each of one ice cream flavor; the full list of participating stores can be found HERE.

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Jayson Weidel To Hide Original Disney Themed Artwork At Disneyland For Park Attendees To Find

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Jayson Weidel has a huge surprise in store for anyone attending Disneyland in Anaheim, California this weekend (Either Friday May 2, 2014 or Saturday May 3, 2014). The popular artist is going to hide Disney themed original art in specially marked envelopes throughout the park and tweet clues about their whereabouts.

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Jayson has created a bunch of awesome sketches such as Lilo and Stitch, Olaf, Donald Duck, Winnie The Pooh, Goofy and more for the seekers to find. Weidel will take a photo of the general area or landmark and provide a hint as to where the sketch is located.

All of these illustrations are on high end watercolor paper. The images measure roughly 8” x 6” and are drawn in non-photo blue and mechanical pencil. The sketches are all signed and stamped along with instructions on how to play the game (for those who find them with out knowing and want to find more).

Interested people online or in the park can follow Jayson on twitter at planet_pulp or follow the hashtags #Disneyland, #Disney and #HiddenMickey.

Once a drawing is located Jayson simply requests that the lucky recipient tweet him back with a reply as to what drawing they located and to take a photo with them and the drawing so that Weidel can re-tweet the image.

I love the idea of this and hope that the experiment is a huge success! Who doesn’t like searching for buried treasure especially when the booty is beautiful original art. Hats off (Mouse Ears) to Jayson for this clever, fun and innovative experience!

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