Fried Pie Comics, a line dedicated to producing special variant covers for comic books, has been making a splash since it debuted in October 2015. They’ve produced collectible versions of huge titles titles including Dark Knight III #1 and Rick and Morty #14. Now, they’re hosting their first convention.
Fried Pie Con will take place in Kennesaw, Georgia this weekend, beginning at 11AM EST on Saturday May 28th. The con will be hosted with Oni Press, Viz, and Funko and is designed to celebrate comics and the variant line’s namesake, fried pies. They’ll have the local delicacy brought in from Atlanta restaurant, The Varsity, proving they’re no slouches when it comes to good food. They’ll be great comics alumni as well, including “Jen Van Meter, Yuko Ota, Monica Gallagher, Tessa Stone, Ananth Hirsh and Ian McGinty.” According to the official press release:
There will be a signing with Brenden Fletcher, panels with our guests, an Artist Alley (that along with the previously mentioned names will also include Liz Enright, Kate Kasenow, Emily Helen, Shivana Sookdeo, Natalie Riess, Joan Cooke, Samantha Glow Knapp and Jackie Lewis), Gaming Tournaments, Pathfinder Demos, Cosplay Contests and did we mention free pie?
Fried Pie Con will be hosted by the 2nd & Charles comic shop in Kennesaw and will be 100% free to attend.
To whet your appetite for what’s to come from the variant line, we’re proud to reveal a special variant of Civil War II #1, drawn by Pasqual Ferry of Adam Strange: Planet Heist fame. You can pick it up at participating Fried Pie-card-carrying retailers when the comic releases on June 1st!
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