May 31, 2018

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You Should Head To Heroes Con


HeroesCon is coming up in Charlotte, NC from June 15-17, and if you're in the area or can make it down, I strongly recommend it.  I attended two years ago, and am looking forward to attending again this year.  HeroesCon is probably my favorite large convention I've attended, because more than any other (at least that I've personally experienced), HeroesCon is squarely focused on comics.  I know that TV and movie stars are a big draw for many conventions, and I'm happy people enjoy those interactions, but it's never really been of much interest to me. My interests squarely lie with comics, and the people who create them. If you feel the same way, then HeroesCon is a perfect convention for you. In addition to a very impressive lineup of comics creators, HeroesCon also typically runs a very strong lineup of panel discussions; in particular I remember attending a strong panel on Hip-Hop and Comics.

Charlotte Convention Center
As far as comics creators, there's going to be a big selection that runs the gamut, from legendary and veteran creators (like Jim Steranko, Don Rosa, Brian Stelfreeze and Tony Harris), to prominent current writers, artists and writer-artists (Jason Latour, Joelle Jones, Declan Shalvey, Babs Tarr) to up-and-coming creators and a huge artists alley.  There is also typically a very strong vendor presence. One of the highlights I recall from a few years ago was the Saturday night art auction, a really fun event which took place at the Westin next door.

Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting a number of terrific comics creators who will be in attendance, please stay tuned for those.

HeroesCon is a great show - large enough to attract many interesting comics professionals, and small enough not to be overwhelming. I look forward to seeing you there!