HERO INITIATIVE TRAVELS TO ALBUQUERQUE COMIC EXPO “ACE” WITH GUEST BERNIE WRIGHTSON
June 16, 2011 (Los Angeles, CA) Hero initiative, the non-profit organization that provides a financial safety net for comic creators in need, is making it’s first appearance at Albuquerque Comic Expo, June 24th-26th, at the Albuquerque Convention Center, located in historic downtown Albuquerque at 401 2nd Street NW Albuquerque NM. Joining us at ACE is artist Bernie Wrightson, known for Swamp Thing, and artist of Punisher and Batman: The Cult. Bernie will be at our booth, #615, all day Saturday and Sunday, right next to Hero Board member Brian Pulido, so make sure you drop and give him a shout while you purchase your goods at the Hero booth!
In addition, Mr. Wrightson has generously agreed to do two sketches for lucky winning fans of Hero’s eBay auctions. Go to: http://qurls.com?i=50388 or http://qurls.com?i=50389 to bid on one of these treasures!
To the con, make sure you purchase you tickets at http://abqcomicexpo.com/purchase-tickets/ and click on the “cart” page to make a donation to Hero, the easiest way to help our cause!
SIGNING SCHEDULE AS FOLLOWS, HERO INITIATIVE BOOTH #615:
FRI, 24 JUN (con hours 10-7)
1230-230: Ryan Cody
330-430: Daniel Campos
430-630: Gene Ha
SAT, 25 JUN (con hours 10-7)
ALL DAY: Bernie Wrightson
1030-1230: Andy Kuhn
230-430: James O’Barr
SUN, 26 JUN (con hours 10-6)
ALL DAY: Bernie Wrightson
1130-1230: Gene Ha
1230-130: James O’Barr
130-230: Daniel Campos
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 $400,000 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
STAN LEE EXTENDS HIS APPEARANCE AT THE ALBUQUERQUE COMIC EXPO
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – June 20th, 2011 Due to overwhelming demand from the public, and the support of thousands of dedicated fans, the Albuquerque Comic Expo is pleased to announce that Stan Lee will be extending his appearance through Sunday, June 26th. Mr. Lee will continue his signing appearance that was originally scheduled for Saturday, June 25th only through Sunday, allowing the public a better chance of meeting the comic book legend.
Stan Lee is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of POW! Entertainment, LLC. Stan Lee’s famous co-creations include Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four and Iron Man among many others. Lee, known to millions as the man who’s Super Heroes propelled Marvel Comics to its preeminent position in the comic book industry, first became publisher of Marvel Comics in 1972.
The Albuquerque Comic Expo is the Southwest’s premier comic book, pop culture, and entertainment convention. Mr. Lee will join a host of other comic book professionals and celebrities, such as LeVar Burton and Marina Sirtis (Star Trek), Peter Mayhew and Jeremy Bulloch (Star Wars), Lloyd Kaufman (Toxic Avenger), and Nicholas Brendon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
The Albuquerque Comic Expo takes place June 24th, 25th, and 26th at the Albuquerque Convention Center. For more information, visit the Expo’s website at www.abqcomicexpo.com.
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|The Albuquerque Comic Expo is the southwest’s newest and most exciting comic book, pop culture, and entertainment convention! Taking place June 24th-26th, 2011, ACE features an impressive guest list of over 40 comic book, celebrity, and media guests.
Featuring a special appearance by comic book legend Stan Lee!
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Stan Sakai signs at Astro Zombies on Saturday, September 18th, 2010.
3100 Central Avenue SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
KENT WILLIAMS opens EKLEKTIKOS A Solo Exhibition of New Paintings and Drawings
September 2 – 30, 2010 | Opening reception Thursday, September 2, 6 – 8 pm
130 Lincoln Avenue, Suite F, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
March 20th 2010 – Comic Artist Ben Templesmith with be here. He did the cover art for our exclusive GI Joe Origins #12. He will be signing comics and hanging out for the afternoon. Be sure to stop by and meet the man behind some of todays most amazing comic art (including Choker, 30 Days of Night, Chronicles of Wormwood, and many more)
Astro Zombies, 3100 Central Avenue SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Dan Aykroyd, star of Ghostbusters and Doctor Detroit is on a bottle signing tour of his own brand, Crystal Head Vodka.
3/9/10 4:00 PM at Albertsons – West Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV.
3/11/10 4:00 PM at Walgreens – Coors Blvd. NW. Albuquerque, NM.
3/17/10 1:00 PM at Viscount Wines - Route 9. Wappingers Falls, NY.
3/19/10 1:00 PM at Canal’s Liquor Store – Mercer Mall. Lawrenceville, NJ
Artist Robert Atkins signs at Astro Zombies on March 27, 2010 . He will be signing copies of GI Joe Origins #8 with their exclusive cover and meeting his fans. Astro-Zombies will also have an exclusive print available that he did as well.
Comic artist Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Fell) and writer Ben McCool are on tour to promote their new title, Choker. Templesmith writes on his blog, ”This year, you pretty much won’t be able to escape me. (Sorry.) In addition to all these dates for CHOKER #1 and #2, I’ll also be around Chicago for C2E2 as well as NYCC and Heroes Con down in North Carolina. And of course, the big one, SDCC.” He goes on to say that McCool will be on hand for several of the appearances as well. There’s a guarantee of at least one Ben per signing!
Larry’s Comics in Lowell, MA commissioned an exclusive variant cover of the first issue (pictured at right). It has been delayed because of a printing error but New England fans should be on the lookout for it to get signed at Templesmith’s appearance at Boston Comic Con in April.
Convention Website: http://bubonicon.com/
Date(s):: 08/28/2009 – 08/30/2009
Location: The Albuquerque Grand Airport Hotel, 2910 Yale Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 USA
Number of Dealers/Exhibitors Tables:: 250
Projected Attendance:: 3000