Aspen Comics apparently knows how to throw a party, as it will be treating Dragon Con attendees to cosplay contests, a live dive with a whale shark (#sharkweek game proper), and a lot more. Aspen’s going all out to celebrate its ten year anniversary. Here’s what’s going down exactly:
In celebration of their tenth anniversary and Fathom’s 15th Anniversary, Aspen Comics in association with Dragon Con 2013 will be hosting an Aspen Comics Beach Party at the landmark Georgia Aquarium on Saturday, August 31st. Featuring DJ Spider, an Aspen-themed costume contest, and a special live dive with the whale sharks by the creators behind Fathom, Soulfire and other notable Aspen hits, this is a one-of-a-kind night to commemorate ten years of Aspen Comics at Dragon Con.
Aspen creators Frank Mastromauro, Peter Steigerwald, Siya Oum, Alex Konat and Jordan Gunderson will be appearing at the Aspen Comics table in Artist’s Alley as well as the Aspen Comics Beach Party, and offering new Dragon Con 2013 exclusives as well as free sketches and live cosplay photo ops throughout the weekend.
In addition to the special Beach Party event and booth appearances, the publisher will be offering three new exclusive books for the show, beginning with the world premiere of their seventh “10 for 10” title, Overtaken, with a special issue one Dragon Con 2013 cover by Siya Oum, limited to 200 copies. Also, Aspen will be offering an All New Fathom #2 Dragon Con 2013 exclusive cover by Alex Konat and Peter Steigerwald, limited to 200 copies, as well as a BubbleGun #3 Dragon Con 2013 cover by Paolo Pantalena and Peter Steigerwald, limited to 200 copies.
Aspen will also be offering the latest Aspen Tour Print 2013 Anniversary Edition by Michael Turner and Peter Steigerwald, limited to 75 editions, as well as a new lineup of their industry-leading art prints.
Aspen Beach Party Costume Contest Contestants will be judged and awarded Aspen Comics prize packages including items such as original art, statues, signed comics and rare exclusives in the following contests:
Categories specific to Aspen Comics:
–Judge’s Special Grand Prize
–Best Aspen Comics Character themed costume/s.
–Best Fathom themed costume/s.
–Best Michael Turner Cover Recreation costume/s.
Categories not specific to Aspen Comics:
–Best Male Costume.
–Best Female Costume.
–Best Kids Costume.
–Best Boys 13+ costume.
–Best Girls 13+ costume.
If you’re not familiar with Dragon Con, you might want to. You can find more info at DragonCon.org.