Tampa Bay Comic Con Announces Star-Studded Guest List for August 2013

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Tampa Bay Comic Con Announces Star-Studded Cast

June 14th, 2013
 – The Tampa Bay Comic Con will take place on August 23-25, 2013 at the Tampa Convention Center! This marks the inaugural Tampa Bay Comic Con to be held at Tampa Convention Center.

The Tampa Bay Comic Con has announced its guest list and it includes primary cast members from Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Hunger Games.

Maisie Williams who portrays Arya Stark, the star and protagonist of the HBO series, Game of Thrones. The Tampa Bay Comic Con will be the first convention in the western hemisphere to feature Maisie Williams.
Rory McCann who portrays Sandor “The Hound” Clegane in the HBO series, Game of Thrones. The Tampa Bay Comic Con will be the first convention in the western hemisphere to feature Rory McCann.
Lauren Cohan who portrays Maggie Greenie in AMC’s hit series, The Walking Dead.
Willow Shields who portrays Primrose Everdeen (sister of Katniss played by Jennifer Lawrence) in the Hunger Games and upcoming sequel, Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

In addition, the following comic artist professionals will be in attendance:

George Perez, known for the Avengers, Teen Titans, Infinity Gauntlet
• Jim Calafiore, Jeff Dekal, Bo Hampton, Geof Isherwood, Joëlle Jones, Ken Kelly,Greg LaRocque, Pablo Marcos, Val Mayerik, Mike McKone, Mike Perkins, Budd Root, Sanjulian, Andy Smith, Mark Sparacio and Tim Vigil.

All three convention days will feature full schedules of programming such as cosplay, contests and panels.

Single-day admission is $20.00 and a 3-day pass is $45.00 ($15.00 savings) for adults. Admission is FREE for children (12 & under).

12PM-6PM | Friday, August 23rd
10AM-6PM | Saturday, August 24th
10AM-5PM | Sunday, August 25th

Tampa Convention Center (west hall)
333 S Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602

Please e-mail: inquiries@tampabaycomiccon.com
www.tampabaycomiccon.com

NC – Free Comic Book Day 2013

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Adam Hughes, Brian Stelfreeze, Tony Harris, Jason Latour, Cully Hamner, Francesco Francavilla, and many more sign at Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!

Free Comic Book Day 2013 @ Heroes is going to be our biggest and best yet! Come out on May 4th to meet more great comic creators than we have ever had at this fun annual event! Also, it says it right there in the name but in case you missed it, there will be lots of FREE COMICS to choose from too! Check out our awesome guest list and save the date!

  • CHRIS BRUNNER – Artist: Loose Ends, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, The Ride
  • IAN FLYNN – Writer: Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man
  • FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA – Writer/Artist: Black Beetle Artist: Captain America & Black Widow, Detective Comics
  • SANFORD GREENE – Artist: Rotten Apple, Deadpool, Wonder Girl, Method Man GN
  • CULLY HAMNER – Artist: Red, The Question, Detective Comics, Black Lightning
  • JOHN HAIRSTON JR. – Painter
  • DUSTIN HARBIN – Writer/Artist: DIARY COMICS, Nutted!, DHARBIN!
  • TONY HARRIS – Artist: JSA: Whistling Skull, Ex Machina, Starman, War Heroes
  • ADAM HUGHES – Artist: Before Watchmen: Doctor Manhattan, Fairest, Wonder Woman, Catwoman
  • JUSTIN JORDAN – Writer: Legend of Luther Strode, Superboy, Deathstroke, Green Lantern: New Guardians
  • JASON LATOUR – Writer: Winter Soldier, Loose Ends,Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted Artist: B.P.R.D., Django Unchained
  • JACKIE LEWIS – Artist: Play Ball
  • TRADD MOORE – Artist: Legend of Luther Strode, Legends of the Dark Knight
  • ERAKLIS PETMEZAS – Writer/Artist: Last Cigarette
  • JAY POTTS – Writer/Artist: World of Hurt
  • RIDDLE – Cosplayer
  • BUDD ROOT – Writer/Artist: Cavewoman
  • ANDY SMITH – Artist: The First, Weapon X, Green Lantern, WWE Heroes, Flex and Tone
  • BRIAN STELFREEZE – Artist: Domino, Matador, Batman: Shadow of the Bat

NOTE that free sketches are at the discretion of the artists, and are not guaranteed. So, mark that date on your calendar folks! Get here early on Saturday, May 4th at Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find will be a great time and you won’t want to miss it!

Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find 
1957 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204

Hickory Con (May 2013)

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Convention Name
Hickory Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.hickorycon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/11/2013
About This Convention
Artist Andy Smith, Budd Root, Buddy Prince,Bradd Parton, and Stacey Fleming are just a few of the artist that will be attending.You can get you own sketch from any of these guys!
We will have the 501 Star Wars Brigade, Star Trek Fleet and the Klingon Assault Group as well. Bring your camera!
We will have Tons of comics, toys, and lots of other collectibles to choose from. we will also have a yugioh card tournament and 3 booster boxes will be given away in prizes.
Admission to the show is $3.00 entry for adults and $2.00 for children 13 and under at the door. a fun filled day for all. Hope to see you there.
10am-5pm
Venue Name and Address
Hickory Metro Convention Center
1960 13th Ave Dr. SE
Hickory, NC 28602
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
75
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Collectibles
Guests
Andy Smith, Budd Root, Buddy Prince,Bradd Parton

Charlotte Comicon (April 2013)

Charlotte

Convention Name
Charlotte Comicon
Convention Website Address
http://www.charlottecomicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/07/2013
About This Convention
Gold, Silver, Bronze & New Comics Plus Toys, Non-Sports Cards, DVD’s and more

COSPLAY, Costume Contest 1st 2nd 3rd place prizes,

The Best Family Friendly Comic Show In the Country

24 Artist and Writers

Venue Name and Address
Marriott Executive Park Hotel
5700 Westpark Dr
Charlotte, NC 28217-3550
United States
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Projected Attendance
800
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Al Bigley, Andy Smith, Budd Root and more !

The VA Comicon (January 2012)

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Convention Name
The VA Comicon
Convention Website Address
http://www.vacomicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date
01/15/2012
About This Convention
Virginia’s largest and longest running comic book convention. Now in it’s 26th year. ALL SHOWS in 2012 will be FREE to the public (if you register at our website), and will feature top-tier super-star guests!
Venue Name and Address
The Crowne Plaza West
6531 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
60
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Horror
Guests
Dan Parent, Herb Trimpe, Budd Root, Andy Smith

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Hickory Con (September 2011)

Hickory Metro Convention Center

Convention Name
Hickory Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.hickorycon.com/
This convention will take place:
 

  • for one day only.

 

 

Date
09/17/2011
About This Convention
Artist Andy Smith. Budd Root, Buddy Prince, Bradd Parton, and Stacey Fleming are just a few of the artist that will be attending. we will have the 501 Star Wars Brigade, Star Trek Fleet and the Klingon Assault Group as well. We will have Tons of comics, toys, and lots of other collectibles to choose from. we will also have a yugioh card tournament. $3.00 entry for adults and $2.00 for children 13 and under at the door. a fun filled day for all.
Venue Name and Address
Hickory Metro Convention Center
1960 13th Ave Dr. SE
Hickory, NC 28602
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
70
Projected Attendance
450
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
 

  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

 

Hero Initiative at HeroesCon with New Avengers 100 Project

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New Avengers 100 Project from the Hero Initiative

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Hero Initiative travels to Charlotte North Carolina’s Heroescon with special guest Karl Kesel

Huge signing of 100 Avengers and more!

May 31, 2011 (Los Angeles): Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that helps comic creators in medical and financial need, will be attending Charlotte North Carolina’s Heroescon June 3rd, 4th and 5th. The comics-first and family-friendly convention will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center located at?501 S. College St.?Charlotte, NC. Joining us is three time Eisner Award nominee and Captain America: Patriot creator Karl Kesel. Karl will be sketching for fans throughout the weekend to raise money for our worthy cause. Make sure you stop and get a sketch while helping Hero!

In addition, we will have newly released New Avengers 100 Project books for sale at the booth. Marvel Comics has generously donated 100 blank-covered cardstock copies of New Avengers #1 to Hero, various artists from all over the country donated original covers and we have put them all together in one wonderful compilation. Make sure come by and get this treasure and get it signed by contributing artists Dave Johnson, Craig Rousseau, Alex Saviuk, Andy Smith, Herb Trimpe and Roy Thomas all at one time! This signing will be Saturday at booth 322/421 from 1pm-2pm.

And make sure you come back for our Archie: 50 times an American Icon book and many more products, all supporting Hero Initiative’s cause! Do It!

 

Schedule is as follows:

Friday, June 3 Con Hours: 1100am-6pm

11am-1pm Karl Kesel

230pm-400pm Karl Kesel

400pm-500pm Scott Kolins

500pm-800pm Karl Kesel

 

Saturday, June 4 Con Hours 1000am-600pm

1030-1230 Karl Kesel

100pm-200pm Avengers 100 Signing: Dave Johnson, Craig Rousseau, Alex Saviuk, Andy Smith, Herb Trimpe and Roy Thomas:

300pm-500pm-Karl Kesel

 

Sunday, June 5 Con Hours 1100am-600p

11-1230 Karl Kesel

130-300 Karl Kesel

 

About The Hero Initiative:

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strict 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.

 

NC – Free Comic Book Day 2011

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It’s almost that time of year again for Free Comic Book Day! FCBD at Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find is one of the biggest FCBD events in the country. Not only do we have tons of free comics for comic book fans of all ages, we also invite a bunch of great creators who will sign your comics and do quick sketches for you! This year we’ll be hosting :

Chris Brunner - Co-creator of the FCBD offering LOOSE ENDS from 12 Gauge Comics. Artist on Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, cover artist on Boondock Saints andNola.

Ian Flynn
- Writer on Sonic the Hedgehog and the upcoming Mega Man from Archie Comics.

Sanford Greene
- Creator of 1000 and Rotten Apple. Artist on Wonder Girl, Method Man,and Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man.

Cully Hamner
- Co-creator of Red. Artist on The Question, Blue Beetle, Batman: Tenses, The Ride, Daredevil, and Green Lantern Mosaic.

Jason Latour - Co-creator of the FCBD offering LOOSE ENDS from 12 Gauge Comics. Artist on Wolverine, Captain America, Iron Fist, and Daredevil.

Laura Martin - Color artist on The Rocketeer, Astonishing X-Men, Planetary, Secret Invasion, Thor and The Stand.

Rico Renzi
- Color artist on the FCBD offering LOOSE ENDS from 12 Gauge Comics, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Wolverine, Frenemy of the State, and Captain America. (I’ll mostly be making sure the real guests stay hydrated!)

Budd Root - Creator of Cavewoman.

Bridgit Scheide
- Creator of The Kindle Kind and Brother Nash.

Chris Schweizer
- Creator of The Crogan Adventures.

Andy Smith
- Artist on X-Men Legacy, WWE Heroes, and Superman Confidential.

Brian Stelfreeze
- Artist on Wednesday Comics, Jonah Hex, Batman: Shadow of the Bat, Matador and Domino.

Matt Wilson
- Color artist on the FCBD offering CAPTAIN AMERICA/THOR: THE MIGHTY FIGHTING AVENGERS, Y the Last Man, Phonogram, Thor the Mighty Avenger, and Wolverine.

Sketch Charlotte – Several artists from this local sketch group will be on hand and word has it they are self-publishing their own FCBD anthology with Heroes being one of the few place you can get it!

Wow! NOTE that free sketches are at the discretion of the artists, and are not guaranteed. So, mark that date on your calendar folks! Saturday, May 7th at Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find will be a good time and you won’t want to miss it!

Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find
1957 E. 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204

Hickory Con (May 2011)

Convention Name
Hickory Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.hickorycon.com/
This convention will take place:

  • for one day only.

Date
05/14/2011
About This Convention
One of the largest one day shows in North Carolina. thousands of Comic vintage and new will be available. Toys and anime will be there as well. Artist Andy Smith and Budd Root will be there along with other artist. The 501st Star Wars Brigade, The Star Trek Fleet and Klingon Assault Group will be there if full dress.We will have one of the largest Yugioh tournaments in the state as well. check out the website and call if you need to.
Venue Name and Address
Hickory Metro Convention Center
1960 13th Ave Dr. SE
Hickory, NC 28602
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
20
Projected Attendance
400
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories

  • Anime
  • Gaming

Guests
Andy Smith, Budd Root

Charlotte Minicon Kicks Off 2011

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Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find starts the New Year right! We are proud to announce that the Charlotte Minicon will be Saturday, January 22, 2011 from 11 am to 5 pm. The show will be at the Palmer Building at Fireman’s Hall which is just half a mile from our store. We love having our Minicon at this cozy location and it is well worth the $3 admission price just to come and check out this cool, old building. If you are not familiar with the location, fear not, we will put up signs along 7th St. to help direct you to the event!

Our awesome guest list includes Rich Barrett (Nathan Sorry), Chris Brunner (Boondock Saints, Loose Ends), J. Chris Campbell (Zig Zag), Sanford Greene (1000), Dustin Harbin (Diary Comics #1), Jason Latour (Noche Roja, Scalped, Wolverine), Budd Root (Cavewoman), Bridgit Scheide (Kindle), Andy Smith (X-Men Forever 2) and Chrissie Zullo (Fables #100).

We are also pleased to announce our very special guest Chris Stevens! Stevens popped up on the radar doing illustrations for RPG’s and working with UDON Entertainment on numerous projects. He then made a splash in the world of sequential art with a pair of short stories that appeared in Image’s Popgun 2 and 3 anthology volumes. The shorts evolved into the new series, Skullkickers from Image. Stevens is the cover artist for the series and issue #1 has gone to a 3rd printing (that’s a lot of covers)! Stevens was a very popular guest at HeroesCon 2010, creating this gorgeous Captain America for our annual Art Auction. His work so impressed Adam Hughes that he had to go home with the piece! Special thanks go out to the one and only Patrick Sun for capturing an image of Cap before Hughes snatched it up. Please give Stevens a warm Charlotte welcome when you stop by his table!

In addition to our special guests there will be a room full of dealers from all over the Southeast selling their comic wares. Come by to dig for comics both new and old as well as other comic related items like toys! As a special bonus treat the Charlotte Minicon will feature pony rides (weather permitting)! All you have to do is donate at least $3 to the Latta Plantation Equestrian Center. Funds raised will go to erect a covered area at the center. I can’t think of another convention that can boast that they have pony rides!

We hope to see you Saturday, January 22, 2011 at this incredibly fun, family-friendly event!

Charlotte Minicon
January 22, 2011
11 am to 5 pm
Admission is just $3!
Palmer Building at Fireman’s Hall
2601 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204

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