HeroesCon has announced more new guests for their 35th anniversary show including Ben Caldwell, Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, Craig Hamilton, Dave Dorman, Ivan Brandon, Paulina Ganucheau, Sean Galloway, Thomas Yeates, and more! HeroesCon 2017 takes place June 16-18, 2017 at the Charlotte Convention Center.
JOSH BLAYLOCK | Devil’s Due, Mercy Sparx
IVAN BRANDON | Black Cloud, Drifter, Viking
CHUCK BROWN | Choosing Sides, BitterRoot, Femme Magnifique
BEN CALDWELL | Prez, A-Force, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Dare Detectives
CHRIS CAMPANA | First World
ADELSO CORONA | Deadpool Corps, Hawk & Dove, Brigade
DAVE DORMAN | Star Wars, Aliens, The Wasted Lands
NICK FILARDI | Powers, Heartthrob, Cave Carson, Helheim
BRENDEN FLETCHER | Motor Crush, Batgirl, Gotham Academy, Power Rangers: Pink
NATHAN FOX | Vertigo SFX, Captain Victory, Dogs of War, Haunt, DMZ
SEAN GALLOWAY | Spectacular Spider-Man: Lead Character Designer, Teen Titans Go!, Superman
PAULINA GANUCHEAU | Zodiac Starforce, Another Castle, Gwenpool
KENDALL GOODE | The Doorman
CRAIG HAMILTON | Aquaman, Starman, Fables, The Spectre
SHERARD JACKSON | Galaxies For Hire, Empty Zone, Minirauders
AUSTIN JANOWSKY | Iron Man: The End, Satellite Falling, Red Sonja, Divine Retribution
ARVELL JONES | All-Star Squadron, Iron Fist, Deathlok, Thor, Iron Man, Luke Cage
NATE LOVETT | Champions of Odd Lake, Kyraa: Alien Jungle Girl, Paw Patrol, Rusty Rivets
JAMES LYLE | Grimm Fairy Tales, Game of Horror, Abraham’s Journey
TOM LYLE | Spider-Man, Robin, Punisher, Batman
CHRISTOPHER MOELLER | Lucifer, Iron Empires, Magic: The Gathering
JAMES PATRICK | Batman, Harley Quinn, Green Arrow
JOHN ROSE | Snuffy Smith
NIKKI RYAN | The Family Trade
K LYNN SMITH | Plume
J. DAVID SPURLOCK | Vanguard Publishing
CAMERON STEWART | Motor Crush, Batgirl, Fight Club 2, Seaguy, The Other Side
JUSTIN STEWART | Kentucky Kaiju, Grrl Scouts: Magic Socks, Howard the Human
KEVIN STOKES | Pathfinder, Deadman, Tiger Style, Jimmy Olsen, Splitsville
JOHN VAN FLEET | Batman, Typhoid, The X-Files
GUS VASQUEZ | Big Hero 6, Suicide Squad, The Flash
CHRIS WALKER | Publisher Arena Comics, Tiger Style, Splitsville, Raptor
MATT WEBB | Flesh and Blood, Next Men, Hawkman, Star Trek
MARCUS WILLIAMS | Tuskegee Heirs: Flames of Destiny
THOMAS YEATES | Tarzan, Prince Valiant, Zorro, Conan
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HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from all over the world to the Charlotte Convention Center.
April 19, 2017 by Joe Fauvel
Filed under Animation, Anime, Book Festivals, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Cosplay, Florida, Gaming, Horror, Manga, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Sports, Television, Video Games, Webcomics
It will be held at Embery-Riddle ICI Center, 601 S. Clyde Morris Blvd, Daytona Beach, Florida. Admission at the door is $8. Hours are 10 AM to 5 PM.
Some of the vendors are Earl Shaw, Justin Wilson, Tony Hines, John Tischler, Jake Bates, Tidalwavecomics Owner, Pablo Ordone, Pedro Cruz, David Corporon, Jim Carasells Collectibles, David McPike, Steve Baginskie, David Finley, Steven Myers, David Salle, David T Alexander, Christian Gillispie, Angelo Crawford, Scott Doane, Jay Olchak, Mark Gmuer, Bruce Hughes, Todd Merrick, George Pintye, Doug OConnor, Doug Berry, Mike Kales, Joe Tegge, Gary Clark, Raymond Sanabria, Aaron Measles, Leigh Hathaway Weston, Lisa Potts, Terry Moore, Chris Foss, Steven Warren, Eric Speanburgh, Patty Harvey Woller, Eric Woller, Daryll Gunter, Leah Butler Crawford..
For a full vendors list go to the web page HERE!
All creators signing in our booth offer their autographs for FREE. FREE prints, comics, or posters are provided for signings (while supplies last). You may purchase or bring items to be signed. Please note that some of the titles listed below have not been released for sale yet—in those cases, special prints will be available.
Lines may also be closed for some signings due to crowding or time restrictions.
All events are subject to change. Some restrictions apply. Please ask the Dark Horse Comics staff if you have questions.
FRIDAY, APRIL 21
11:00–11:45 a.m. MAE: Gene Ha
12:00–12:45 p.m. CALL OF DUTY: ZOMBIES, EERIE: Justin Jordan
1:00–1:45 p.m. SPACE-MULLET!, ALABASTER, THE GHOST FLEET: Daniel Warren Johnson
2:00–2:45 p.m. DARK HORSE CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE HENCHGIRL HC: Kristen Gudsnuk
3:00–3:45 p.m. HOUSE OF PENANCE, THE MIGHTY, LIGHT BRIGADE: Peter Tomasi
4:00–4:45 p.m. CHIMICHANGA, THE GOON: Eric Powell
5:00–5:45 p.m. LADY KILLER: Joëlle Jones
6:00–6:45 p.m. THE PAYBACKS: Eliot Rahal
SATURDAY, APRIL 22
10:00–10:45 a.m. DARK HORSE CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE HENCHGIRL HC: Kristen Gudsnuk
11:00–11:45 a.m. TARZAN ON THE PLANET OF THE APES, SUNDOWNERS: Tim Seeley
12:00–12:45 p.m. BLACK HAMMER: Jeff Lemire
1:00–1:45 p.m. BUFFY: THE HIGH SCHOOL YEARS, MISFITS OF AVALON: Kel McDonald
2:00–2:45 p.m. LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS: Jim Calafiore
3:00–3:45 p.m. THE SHAOLIN COWBOY, THE BIG GUY AND RUSTY THE BOY ROBOT: Geof Darrow
4:00–4:45 p.m. KABUKI, AMERICAN GODS, FIGHT CLUB 2: David Mack
5:00–5:45 p.m. SPELL ON WHEELS: Kate Leth
6:00–6:45 p.m. DRAGON AGE: MAGEKILLER, VEIL: Greg Rucka
SUNDAY, APRIL 23
10:10–11:45 a.m. DARK HORSE CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE HENCHGIRL HC: Kristen Gudsnuk
12:00–12:45 p.m. BATTLEPUG, B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH: Mike Norton
2:00–2:45 p.m. APOCALYPTIGIRL, THE TOMORROWS: Andrew MacLean
Please join us at the panels below, brought to you by Dark Horse Comics and friends! Please visit http://www.c2e2.com/Events/Panels-And-Screenings/Panels for more panels featuring Dark Horse creators, as well as guidelines for attending panels.
SATURDAY, APRIL 22
3:00–4:00 p.m. Panel Room S403 The Millennial’s Guide to Keeping Comics Alive
The integration of social media into society has completely changed how people communicate with each other, and the comics industry is not invulnerable to this change. Join Dark Horse creators Kristen Gudsnuk (Henchgirl) and Kel McDonald (Buffy: The High School Years, Misfits of Avalon) to discuss the implications of social media on the industry and how creators use social media to engage with fans.
SUNDAY, APRIL 23
1:15–2:15 p.m. Panel Room S403 The Un-CONventional Superheroes
For decades, popular culture has been dominated by stories from superhero comic books. Most people can’t think of either superheroes or comics without thinking of the other. In recent years, Dark Horse creators have sought to pay homage to superheroes while also putting a modern spin on the idea of heroics. Join Jim Calafiore (Leaving Megalopolis), Kristen Gudsnuk (Henchgirl), and Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer) for a lively conversation about superheroes and antiheroes in the modern era and how their characters seek to challenge society’s perceptions of the superhero.
Main Street Comics
400 Route 211 E, Middletown, Orange County, New York 10940
PORTLAND (2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232)
David Walker (Power Man and Iron Fist, Cyborg, Occupy Avengers) 5pm-7pm
Brian Michael Bendis (Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man, Spider-Man, X-Men) 5pm-7pm
David Marquez (Invincible Iron Man, Civil War II, Defenders) 5pm-7pm
MILWAUKIE (10977 SE Main St. Milwaukie, OR 97222)
Ben Dewey (Autumnlands) 11am-1pm
Kurt Busiek (Autumnlands, Astro City) 11am-1pm
Jeff Parker (Batman ’66, Future Quest, Kings Watch) 11am-1pm
Keith Tucker (Storyboard artist for Animaniacs, GI Joe, He-Man) 1pm-3pm
Kalie Stanton (Local artist) 1pm-3pm
BEAVERTON (4390 SW Lloyd Ave. Beaverton, OR 97005)
Brian Churilla (Godzilla, Big Trouble in Little China, Hellbreak) 11am-1pm
Joshua Williamson (Flash, Birthright, Justice League vs Suicide Squad) 1pm-3pm
Steve Lieber (The Fix, Whiteout, Underground) 1pm-3pm
This year Rose City Comic Con, Portland’s best comic and pop-culture convention, is expanding to a 3-day event and will now run September 8-10, 2017. Tickets are currently on sale and guests announcements have begun. The current guest list includes: “Weird” Al Yankovic, Felicia Day, Michael Rosenbaum, Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Grey Delisle, Neal Adams, Katie Cook, Mike Zeck, James O’Barr, and more.
For further information and tickets, please go to the convention website: rosecitycomiccon.com
Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic book creators in medical and financial need, breezes into Chicago for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, also known as C2E2, located at McCormick Place April 21-23.
And we have an amazing crew anchoring our booth, #1459! Writer/artist Bill Willingham, the man behind Fables and a NEW First Comics series to be announced at C2E2, will be EXCLUSIVELY at the Hero booth all weekend! He’ll be joined by Punisher and Batman artist Bill Reinhold, and Incredible Hulk writer Sean McKeever. Check them all out at booth #1459!
While at the booth, make sure you get in on our raffle for an amazing helicopter trip for two over downtown Chicago from Chicago Helicopter Experience, a $456 value! Raffle tickets will be on sale at the Hero booth all weekend, just $2 each!
And you can now DRINK your comics! Hero is hosting the WORLD PREMIERE of Ten Pin Creep, a Revival mystery story told across six beer labels! The party is Friday, April 21 from 7-10 pm at the Motor Row Gallery and Lofts 2345 S. Michigan Ave. (mere STEPS from the convention center!). Price is $4 per beer or $20 for the whole 6-pack! Non-alcoholic drinks will also be served, and creators Mike Norton and Tim Seeley WILL be in attendance autographing bottles! Many of your other fave creators such as Franco Aureliani, Amy Chu, Jenny Frison, Jody Houser, Ken Lashley, Sean McKeever, Dustin Nguyen, Steve Orlando, Mike Perkins, Greg Rucka, Liam Sharp, and James Tynion IV will also be there, so don’t miss out on the party!
And as always Hero Initiative’s creative ambassadors are on the floor collecting for Hero at their own tables. Please swing by and say “hi” to Jason Aaron, Chris Burnham, Stephan Franck, Eric Gapstur, Patrick Gleason, Jonathan Hickman, Phil Hester, Jody Houser, Ken Lashley, Mike Norton, Steve Orlando, Ande Parks, Tim Seeley, Liam Sharp, Ryan Stegman, Jill Thompson, James Tynion IV, and Chip Zdarsky.
About The Hero Initiative:
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.
Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $950,000 to the comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.
Katie Cook is the creator of the comic Gronk: A Monster’s Story as well as working on IDW’s smash-hit My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. She has also done work for Marvel, DC, Disney, LucasFilm, Fraggle Rock, and many other companies!
BC Comix of Brighton
117 E Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI 48116
April 12, 2017 by Joe Fauvel
Filed under Animation, Anime, Collectibles, Comic Books, Comic Strips, Convention News, Cosplay, Florida, Gaming, Horror, Manga, Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Sports, Television, Video Games, Webcomics
C. THOMAS HOWELL and RALPH MACCHIO will be at Spooky Empire next weekend, and this is your chance to meet them both in person, to celebrate the upcoming 35th anniversary of the classic film “The Outsiders”
C. THOMAS HOWELL kicked off his career with a small part (Tyler) in the classic “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial”, but after his memorable performance as “Ponyboy Curtis” in “The Outsiders” he became one of the most popular young actors of the 80’s. He went on to star in many films and TV series including (for you horror fans) “The Hitcher” (1 & 2), “Red Dawn”, “Tank”, “Secret Admirer”, “Soulman”, “The Hillside Strangler”, and more recently “Mutant Vampire Zombies from the Hood”, “The Amazing Spiderman”, “Southland”, “Torchwood” “24” and “Grimm”.
RALPH MACCHIO started out in commercials before his regular appearance on “Eight is Enough”. His career also took a jump after his appearance as “Johnny Cade” in the film “The Outsiders”. He went on to star in his most memorable role as “Daniel” in “The Karate Kid” series of films. He also starred in “Teachers”, “Crossroads”, “My Cousin Vinny”, and more recently had a recurring role on “Ugly Betty. He also joined the hit reality show “Dancing with the Stars” in 2011.
Don’t miss out on this amazing appearance, and be sure to check out their Q&A for a special surprise.
Advance tickets and VIP are still available, and hotel reservations are limited but available. www.spookyempire.com
Paige Braddock, creator of the long-running comic strip, Jane’s World, will speak about her work and sign books on Saturday, April 29th at 2:00 PM. There are currently 11 volumes of Jane’s World in print. Braddock published the first novel inspired by the comic series, Jane’s World: The Case of the Mail Order Bride, in June 2016 with BOLD STROKES BOOKS. She has also written a series of lesbian romance novels with this publisher under the pen name, Missouri Vaun. Braddock’s other work includes her own line of graphic novels for children with Andrews McMeel Publishing titled, Stinky Cecil in Operation Pond Rescue and Stinky Cecil in Terrarium Terror.
Tickets are free with Museum admission and available on a first come, first serve basis at the Museum starting at 10:00 am on the day of the event.
Charles M. Schulz Museum
2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403