This weekend is the second annual Halloween ComicFest, which is similar to Free Comic Book Day. Participating comic shops will be giving away free Halloween ComicFest comics to celebrate the second largest free comic book event of the year. Halloween ComicFest takes place on Saturday and Sunday (October 26th and 27th) . Participating comic book stores will be giving away up to 22 free Halloween themed full-sized and mini comics featuring Batman, Thor, Spider-Man, My Little Pony, Adventure Time and other popular and new titles. In addition to free comics, several comic book shops will be having store sales, costume contests, comic signings and artist's drawings. Some stores are even using Halloween ComicFest to promote community awareness through hosting blood drives, encouraging donations to various foundations, running silent auctions for charity and much more to give back to their community. "Comic and Halloween fans will have a blast at this year's event as more stores are participating, hosting their own activities to make the weekend more memorable in addition to more Halloween comics being given out for free," said Dan Manser, Diamond's Director of Marketing. "Halloween ComicFest is another great free comic day, allowing fans to dress up in their scariest, goofiest, most remarkable Halloween costumes, and have fun with other fans during the weekend." Stores will also participate in promoting "The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever", where customers can submit their costume photos to the Halloween ComicFest website for a chance to win prizes. Two randomly chosen winners will win $500 to the comic shop of their choice, along with other great prizes such as graphic novels, collectible statues, pop-culture related items and more. To enter the contest or for more information, go to www.halloweencomicfest.com/costumecontest. To find a participating comic book shop, go to www.halloweencomicfest.com/storelocator and visit www.halloweencomicfest.com for more information and event details.