January 28, 2014 by Michael Pate
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Hero Initiative Announces 2014 Convention Schedule—20 dates in all!
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 22, 2014) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that raises money for comic veterans in medical and financial need, will be attending 20 comic conventions in 2014!
Yes! The Hero crew will be busy bees this year bringing you special guests, parties, and much more from San Diego to Calgary to New York City! We may be attending a convention near you, so make sure you stop by and help us help others who have paved the way for many others and have brought us years of joy! JUST DO IT!
Schedule is as follows:
Wizard World Sacramento
Planet Comicon, Kansas City, MO
Orlando MegaCon With special guest Herb Trimpe appearing EXCLUSIVELY at the Hero booth, #733
Emerald City Seattle
Wizard World St. Louis
Awesome Con Washington DC
Reed Chicago C2E2
Calgary Comic Expo
Wizard World Minneapolis
Big Wow San Jose
May 31-June 1
Long Beach Comic Expo
Phoenix Comic Con
San Diego With Hero Board of Directors member Dennis O’Neil in attendance!
Wizard World Chicago
Baltimore Comic Con
Long Beach Comic Con
Wizard World Austin
Reed New York Comic Con
October 31-November 2
Wizard World Ohio
About The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero 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 $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.
For more information, please visit us at www.heroinitiative.org.
Michael DeForge signs his new book at Quimby’s on Saturday, February 8th, at 7:00 pm!
1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
Anime Midwest announces Greg Ayres
Rosemont, Illinois – January 8, 2014 – Anime Midwest, Chicago’s newest and fastest growing anime convention, is excited to announce that veteran voice actor and DJ Greg Ayres will be coming to Anime Midwest 2014. Greg will be signing autographs, speaking in panels, and DJing during the convention’s rave dance.
Greg Ayres can usually be found rockin’ out somewhere, whether animated or not. From the loud-mouthed Hideki in Nerima Daikon Brothers, to Koyuki, singing with the the band in Beck:Mongolian Chop Squad, he’s always glad to shake things up a bit. He is thrilled to be able to add the roles of Uesugi Kenshin in Sengoku Basara, Seikechi Tayama in Oh Edo Rocket, and Abe in Big Windup to his list of new roles. He can also be head as Son Goku in Saiyuki, Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Yuki in The Wallflower, Leo in Ghost Stories , Satoshi Hiwatari in DNAngel, Kaworu Nagisa in the Director’s Cut of Neon Genesis Evangelion, Negi Springfield in Negima, Heihachi in Samurai 7, Jr. in Xenosaga:The Animation, Tsujido in Speed Grapher, Roan in Ragnorok The Animation, Yamazaki in Welcome to the NHK, Nowy in Glass Fleet, Gau Ban in Shadow Skill, Pope Alessandro XVIII in Trinity Blood, and a bunch of other titles he’ll probably forget to mention. Funimation has recently announced that Greg will voice the role of Kouta Tsuchiya in it’s upcoming release of Baka and Test.
When he’s not in a booth with headphones on, you can usually find him sporting headphones of another variety behind “the decks”. A veteran nightclub DJ of many years, Greg has really enjoyed the oppor- tunity of doing something else that he truly loves at conventions. From packed rooms at anime conventions, to the legendary stage of The Knitting Factory (NYC), Greg never misses an opportunity to share his love of music with anyone who will listen.
Greg Ayres joins a huge guest list, which can be seen at http://animemidwest.com/guests
Anime Midwest is a 3-day anime convention unlike any other, bringing together over 200 events and panels to its nearly 10,000 attendees. Events cover everything from lolita fashion shows to guest Q&A sessions. Anime Midwest 2014 takes place from July 4-6 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. More information, and $40 registration, can be found online at http://animemidwest.com/
Writer/actor/comedian BRIAN POSEHN returns to Challengers for their first signing of 2014 on Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 2:00pm until 4:00pm!
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Writer Michael Moreci signs his new comic Curse at Aw Yeah Comics on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 6:00pm! Additionally, there will be a Hero Initiative membership drive!
This will be a 21 and Up event. Aw Yeah will have snacks and refreshments on hand, as we do, and there will be a $5 Entry donation to the Hero Initiative. We have several things going on this evening. First off, Michael Moreci will be joining us for the launch of his new series at BOOM, CURSE. We will have copies for sale that he will be happy to sign. We will also be selling year long memberships to the Hero Initiative. The base price for those is $29. If you buy a membership, you will receive the comic from Michael free, and we will waive the entry fee. There will also be other goodies included for joining.
Aw Yeah Comics
4933 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077
Brad Meltzer signs at Anderson’s Bookshop on Friday January 17th at 7:00 pm!
123 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
CAMERON DIAZ appears on THURSDAY, JANUARY 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Wentz Hall on the campus of North Central College.
We’ll roll out the red carpet for mega star Cameron Diaz when she arrives to share her new title, The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body. Diaz’ guide to keeping fit, strong and healthy offers strategies even those of us far from the bright lights of Hollywood can adopt to become our best selves! Tickets to the program and booksigning are required and available with the purchase of the author’s new book from Anderson’s while supplies last. Please note: no memorabilia will be signed. Books sold via Anderson’s Bookshop.
North Central College
171 E. Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
Brilliant Writer/Artist Geof Darrow (HARD BOILED, BIG GUY & RUSTY THE ROBOT) appears at Aw Yeah Comics on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 1:00pm until 3:00pm. Copies will be available of the first three issues of his new SHAOLIN COWBOY series from Dark Horse Comics!
Aw Yeah Comics
4933 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077
True Blood star Joe Manganiello signs his new fitness book at Barbara’s Bookstore on Thursday December 5, 2013 at 6:00 pm!
810 Village Center Drive, Burr Ridge, Il 60527
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Go check out the highly anticipated Godzilla movie, then come see some cool collectibles in our showroom.
55 dealer tables, and a few artists on hand to satisfy your collectible fix.
Hours are from 10 am to 4 pm
$3 adults, and a $1 for the kiddies!
Been doing shows since 2011 and proud of it.
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14750 South Ravinia
Orland Park, Illinois 60462
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