Upcoming Arctic-Con leads up with Supernook Contest

John Seiler/ Sun Star Reporter
March 5, 2013

With superheroes on the rise in films, TV and other media, Residence Life’s Education, Development, Growth, Experience program, is looking to create their own hero.

The EDGE program is designed by students, faculty and staff to meet the needs of first-year freshman. The goal of EDGE is to help students prepare for their college careers, according to the EDGE website.

From April 6 to 16, EDGE is resurrecting the defunct Arctic-Con and with a celebration of comics, games, movies and more. The end of Arctic-Con will be memorialized in an art wall in the Hess Recreation Center that will highlight photos and art made during the event.

The Supernook program is one event that EDGE is using to get students involved in Arctic-Con and are looking for students to come up with a design for UAF’s first superhero, Supernook.

After the winner is chosen by Res Life,  the design will be highlighted in the winner’s very own comic that that will be passed out during Arctic-Con. Resident Assistant Becky Pfaff is looking for design submissions until March 22, and all submissions and questions can be sent to thesupernook@yahoo.com.

“I want to get not only get gamers involved but art students and crafty kids involved,” Pfaff said. “You don’t have to be a super gamer to enjoy games, like myself.”

Twenty-four-hour game tournaments, 24-hour classic cartoon viewing, board games and a Cosplay costume dance are some of the events planned for Artic-Con. Cosplay, short for “Costume Play” is dressing up in clothes and accessories as your favorite character.

With the fall semester being the home of Pop-Con, time will tell if April’s Arctic-Con will live up to it’s potential.

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