The Mary Sue Exclusive: Announcing the First-Ever Fried Pie Con
On Saturday, May 28th, the inaugural Fried Pie Con will kick off at the 2nd & Charles store in Kennesaw, Georgia. A joint effort between Oni Press, Fried Pie Comics, and 2nd & Charles, the event will feature appearances from awesome creators like Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages), Monica Gallagher (Part- Time Princesses), Yuko Ota (Lucky Penny, Adventure Time: Candy Capers) and Tessa Stone (Buzz), Jackie Lewis (Lion of Rora, Merry Men), Cara McGee, Samantha Knapp (Welcome to Showside), Emily Helen, and Elizabeth Enright.
Spencer Simpson of Fried Pie Comics said in a press release, “We’re excited for any chance to spotlight the incredibly talented people of Comics and Pop Culture, whether they’ve done a Fried Pie Variant for us or just happen to be involved in the books we love.”
Shy Allott, Director of Sales at Oni Press, explained “We’ve long been in the business of shining a light on new and talented creators of all kinds. Looking at the strong comic community based in Atlanta, we felt the 2nd & Charles in Kennesaw would be the perfect location for the launch of a convention that celebrates both established comic professionals, as well as a new generation of creators.”
Fried Pie Con is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. on the 28th, and feature meet-and-greets with creators, panels, a gaming tournament, and more. Scott Kappler, Vice President of Marketing for 2nd & Charles, says that although this will be the event’s first year, he’s optimistic the Con will be showcasing incredible creators for years to come: “In the vast world of comic books, it’s the creators, designers and illustrators who are the true superheroes. This is our first-ever Fried Pie Con, but we hope to celebrate the creators who excel at this craft and give life to our beloved stories for years to come.”
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