Hero Initiative Announces 20 Convention Stops in 2014

Herb Trimpe
Press Release:

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:

March 7-9
Wizard World Sacramento

March 14-16
Planet Comicon, Kansas City, MO

March 21-23
Orlando MegaCon With special guest Herb Trimpe appearing EXCLUSIVELY at the Hero booth, #733

March 28-30
Emerald City Seattle

April 4-6
Wizard World St. Louis

April 18-20
Awesome Con Washington DC

April 25-27
Reed Chicago C2E2

April 24-27
Calgary Comic Expo

May 2-4
Wizard World Minneapolis

May 17-18
Big Wow San Jose

May 31-June 1
Long Beach Comic Expo

June 5-8
Phoenix Comic Con

June 20-22
Charlotte HeroesCon

July 23-27
San Diego With Hero Board of Directors member Dennis O’Neil in attendance!

August 21-24
Wizard World Chicago

September 5-7
Baltimore Comic Con

September 27-28
Long Beach Comic Con

October 2-4
Wizard World Austin

October 9-12
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.

MD – Middle of Nowhere Tour


Adam WarRock and Tribe One perform at Collectors Corner on Sunday February 8th from 7-9pm!

$5 admission

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Collectors Corner
7911 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21234

MD – The White Suits #1 Signing


Writer Frank J. Barbiere (Five Ghosts) and Toby Cypress (artist of Blue Estate) sign at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 11:00am until 1:00pm!

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Third Eye Comics 
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

MD – B + F Signing


Gregory Benton signs at Big Planet Comics in Bethesda, MD on Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 4:00pm until 6:00pm!

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Big Planet Comics
4849 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814

MD – March Signing


Congressman John Lewis signs at Barnes & Noble on Sunday February 02, 2014 from 1:00 till 3:00 PM!

Author Event
John Lewis is Georgia’s 5th Congressional District Representative and an American icon known for his role in the Civil Rights Movement. The first volume of March, a graphic novel trilogy is co-authored by the Congressman and Andrew Aydin.

Barnes & Noble
2516 Solomon’s Island Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401

MD – B-More Into Comics #2 Signing


B-More into Comics returns on Saturday January 4, 2014 from noon till 5pm at the Windup Space!


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The Windup Space
12 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201

MD – Dead Body Road Signing


Writer Justin Jordan signs at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 11:00am until 1:00pm!

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Third Eye Comics 
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Southern Maryland Comic-Con Welcomes DiMaggio and Cummings in November 2013


Press Release:

Southern Maryland Comic-Con Announces DiMaggio and Cummings

November 5, 2013, WALDORF, MD

The Southern Maryland Comic-Con is proud to announce two very special guests. John DiMaggio and Jim Cummings will both be in attendance on Saturday, November 9, at the Capital Clubhouse in Waldorf, Maryland. These late additions were announced after Olivia Olson regrettably had to cancel her appearance due to acting commitments.

“We didn’t want our attendees to be disappointed, so we went after two of the most legendary voice actors of all time, and they were both able to make it to the show on short notice,” said Debbie Lee, Event Coordinator.

John DiMaggio is an actor, best known for voicing Bender on Futurama and Jake the Dog on Adventure Time. DiMaggio has also appeared in numerous TV shows, films, and video games. Jim Cummings is also a voice actor, best known for voicing Tigger, Winnie the Pooh, Darkwing Duck, and many other Disney roles. Cummings has voiced hundreds of characters on film, television, and video games.

Both special guests will sign one autograph per attendee at no charge. Event Promoter Ben Penrod added, “We were able to work out a special one-time-only deal with both voice actors. This is unusual for celebrity autograph signings, but we are really psyched to be able to do this for fans in Southern Maryland and the DC area.”

The Southern Maryland Comic-Con will also feature comic creator Jim Zub and his new Samurai Jack comic book, as well as an exclusive cover variant of My Little Pony #11, both published by IDW Comics. The Southern Maryland Comic-Con is produced by Awesome Conventions, which also produces the Annapolis Comic-Con in Maryland, and Awesome Con in Washington, DC. For more information and to buy tickets, check out www.somdcon.com.

C.H.U.D. Comic Book Show (July 2014)

October 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention Profiles, Maryland

Convention Name
C.H.U.D. comic book show
Convention Website Address
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
About This Convention
What is a C.H.U.D.? Every book in the room is sold for $1 or less Comics Here Under a Dollar. Dealers pulling out over stock and boxes that never make it to a show. Do not miss this opportunity to pick up all the books off your list or start a new collection. We hope to see you here. Show runs from 10am – 3pm and admission is only $1
Venue Name and Address
Holiday Inn – Laurel
15401 Sweitzer Lane
Laurel, Maryland 20793
United States
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Comic Books

Comic Book and Non-Sports Card Show (MD) (April 2014)

Convention Name
Comic Book and non-sports card show
Convention Website Address
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
About This Convention
This is the best one day show in Maryland. Dealers will be selling Gold, Silver, Bronze, Modern and current comic books. In addition, dealers will have the newest and hottest non-sports card, original art, supplies and much more.
Venue Name and Address
Crown Plaza Timonium
2004 Greenspring Dr.
Timonium, Maryland 21093
United States
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Projected Attendance
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Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Collectibles

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