SiouxperCon to give out over 1,000 free copies of children’s graphic novel

Comic book and Sci-fi fans will have the chance to get a free copy of Eric Gapstur’s new middle-grade graphic novel “Sort of Super” during the 8th annual SiouxperCon Convention at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

Over 1,000 copies of the graphic novel will be distributed to children 10 and under who attends SiouxperCon on Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1, according to a press release from the event.

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“Gapstur will be available all day to sign books and interact with fans in the Bricks & Minifigs Kidzone,” SiouxperCon Director Shane Gerlach said.

The author will also give a presentation at noon on Sunday. The giveaway was made possible with a grant from the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

SiouxperCon goers look through piles of vintage comic books and superhero prints on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

Gapstur is an author and illustrator. “Sort of Super” is his debut middle grade graphic novel, and it soon will be followed by “Sort of Super: The Magma Cup.” “Sort of Super” focuses on 11-year-old Wyatt who suddenly receives superpowers but is not very good at using them.

“It’s filled with kind messages and of course great illustrations that will make every kid want to read more,” Gerlach said. “We chose Eric’s book because it fits so well with SiouxperCon’s goal of promoting literacy, STEAM education and valuable life skills in a safe, inclusive and friendly environment.”

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SiouxperCon, is a three-day extravaganza that celebrates pop culture, art, film, comic books, cosplay, anime, board games, video games, science fiction, and fantasy.

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