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
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-sacramento.html

March 14-16
Planet Comicon, Kansas City, MO
http://planetcomicon.wordpress.com/

March 21-23
Orlando MegaCon With special guest Herb Trimpe appearing EXCLUSIVELY at the Hero booth, #733
http://www.MegaConvention.com/

March 28-30
Emerald City Seattle
http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/

April 4-6
Wizard World St. Louis
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-stlouis.html

April 18-20
Awesome Con Washington DC
http://awesomecondc.com/

April 25-27
Reed Chicago C2E2
http://www.c2e2.com/

April 24-27
Calgary Comic Expo
http://calgaryexpo.com/

May 2-4
Wizard World Minneapolis
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-minneapolis.html

May 17-18
Big Wow San Jose
http://www.bigwowcomicfest.com/

May 31-June 1
Long Beach Comic Expo
http://longbeachcomiccon.com/

June 5-8
Phoenix Comic Con
http://www.phoenixcomicon.com/

June 20-22
Charlotte HeroesCon
http://www.heroesonline.com/heroescon/

July 23-27
San Diego With Hero Board of Directors member Dennis O’Neil in attendance!
http://comic-con.org/cci

August 21-24
Wizard World Chicago
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-ch.html

September 5-7
Baltimore Comic Con
http://baltimorecomiccon.com/

September 27-28
Long Beach Comic Con
http://longbeachcomiccon.com/

October 2-4
Wizard World Austin
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-tx.html

October 9-12
Reed New York Comic Con
http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/

October 31-November 2
Wizard World Ohio
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-ohio.html

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.

Billie Piper Makes 1st East Coast Appearance at Awesome Con DC 2014

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Press Release:

In her first appearance on the east coast, Billie Piper is coming to Awesome Con 2014! We couldn’t be more excited!

Born in 1982 in Swindon, Wiltshire, England, Billie Piper first came to prominence as a pop singer. After getting a record deal at age 15, she became the youngest recording artist ever to debut at number one on the UK singles chart, with her song “Because We Want To.” After her music career fizzled, she transitioned to acting, her first love. Although she worked on the stage and in films, Piper is best known for her television work, including the role as Rose Tyler, a travelling companion to the Doctor, on the hugely successful U.K. science-fiction program, Doctor Who.

Piper studied at London’s prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School. Discovered as a poster girl for the U.K. pop music magazine Smash Hits, she was offered a record deal as a teenager. When she released her first single, “Because We Want To,” at age 15, Piper made history: The song debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart, making Piper the youngest recording artist to score that distinction. When her second single, “Girlfriend,” went to No. 1, she was branded as England’s new “pop princess’, and her debut album, Honey to the B, sold more than 3 million copies in the United Kingdom.

After time away from the music business, Piper decided to pursue her first love, acting, and took classes in London. When the popular science-fiction television program Doctor Who was relaunched in 2005 by the BBC, Piper was chosen to play Rose Tyler, traveling companion to the Doctor. The success of the new iteration of the series catapulted Piper to renewed popularity; she won the Most Popular Actress Award two years running at the U.K.’s National Television Awards. She was also awarded the Breakthrough Award by The Times of London for her transition from singing to acting.

Piper was also critically praised for her role as Hannah Baxter on the ITV2 program Secret Diary of a Call Girl, which followed the life of a high-class “lady of the evening.” Other notable work includes BBC costume dramas like “Much Ado About Nothing” and “The Canterbury Tales,” and film roles in Things to do Before You’re Thirty and The Calcium Kid, with Orlando Bloom.

Billie will be appearing Saturday and Sunday only.

Awesome Con DC will be on April 18-20, 2014 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Show hours are 3pm-8pm Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday. Details at the website:  www.awesomecondc.com

 

Awesome Con DC (April 2014)

Convention Name
Awesome Con DC 2014
Convention Website Address
http://awesomecondc.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/18/2014
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/20/2014
About This Convention
The second Awesome Con DC, back at the Washington Convention Center! April 18-20, 2014!!Keep an eye out for our Kickstarter, it’ll be a great way to score the BEST PRICES for tickets and dealer/artist tables, AND a cool way to get exclusives that will only be offered with the Kickstarter.
Venue Name and Address
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
1901 Mt. Vernon Pl
Washington, DC 20001
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
200
Projected Attendance
10000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Check the website for guest info, there will be a lot and we’ll start announcing them soon.

Awesome Con DC Launches in April 2013 with Nicholas Brendon, Justin Jordan, Etc.

Nicholas Brendon

Press Release:

Awesome Con DC Is Almost Here

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 9, 2013 – Bringing together comics and pop culture with a fun atmosphere, Awesome Con DC will be the first comic-con in the District of Columbia on Saturday, April 20th, and Sunday, April 21st. Says event coordinator Ben Penrod, “This show has something for everyone; dozens of vendors, artists, and special guests, plus lots of exciting events and activities. As a fan, this is heaven.”

Celebrity guests at Awesome Con DC include Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s Nicholas Brendon, Futurama’s Billy West and Phil LaMarr, Ghostbusters’ Ernie Hudson, and Theodus Crane from The Walking Dead. Comic guests include Larry Hama, Herb Trimpe, Justin Jordan, Ben Templesmith, as well as over eighty other artists and comic creators.

If buying comics, getting autographs, and meeting amazing creators isn’t enough, there are over fifty events, panels, presentations, contests, and Q&As. Highlights include Sci-Fi Speed Dating, Super Art Fight, four costume contests, and a concert! Kids can enjoy the KIDS ARE AWESOME room, filled with art supplies. If you love gaming, you’ll have a blast in the Mind Of The Geek Game Room, with over a dozen scheduled events, plus free play.

“We are bringing a big convention feel to Washington, DC. This is the type of event the people of this area deserve,” said Steve Anderson, co-promoter of Awesome Con DC and owner of Third Eye Comics.

Tickets are on sale now, and will be available at the door. To buy tickets or to learn more about Awesome Con D.C., check out www.awesomecondc.com.

Contact:
Ben Penrod
301-455-3500

Inaugural Awesome Con DC Planned for 2013

Press Release:

First Annual Awesome Con D.C. – April 20-21, 2013

Awesome Con DCFor too long, the District has been without a comic-con of its own. Politicians and presidents have come and gone; there’s even a new baseball team in town. Local pop culture aficionados have stared wistfully into the distance, hoping, wishing for a metro-accessible event. Don’t fret, nerds. That time is upon us!

Awesome Conventions LLC is proud to announce Awesome Con D.C.: A Comic and Pop Culture Festival! Awesome Con will take place at the Washington Convention Center on April 20 and 21, 2013, and is presented by Third Eye Comics.

As a celebration of popular culture, Awesome Con features a wide assortment of comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay, and more! Special events include discussion panels, costume contests, trivia contests, gaming tournaments, and a full slate of activities for kids!

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center can be found at 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001. It’s centrally located, easily Metro accessible and with ample parking nearby. Third Eye Comics has locations in Annapolis and Prince Frederick, in Maryland.

For more information about Awesome Con D.C., check out www.awesomecondc.com.

Awesome Con D.C.: A Comic and Pop Culture Festival!

Awesome Con DC (April 2013)

Awesome Con DC

Convention Name
Awesome Con DC
Convention Website Address
http://www.awesomecondc.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/20/2013
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/21/2013
About This Convention
For too long, the District has been without a comic-con of its own. Politicians and presidents have come and gone; there’s even a new baseball team in town. Local pop culture aficionados have stared wistfully into the distance, hoping, wishing for a metro-accessible event. Don’t fret, nerds. That time is upon us!

Awesome Conventions LLC is proud to announce Awesome Con D.C.: A Comic and Pop Culture Festival! Awesome Con takes place at the Washington Convention Center on April 20 and 21, 2013, and is presented by Third Eye Comics.

As a celebration of popular culture, Awesome Con features a wide assortment of comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay, and more! Special events include discussion panels, costume contests, trivia contests, gaming tournaments, and a full slate of activities for kids!

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center can be found at 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001. It’s centrally located, easily Metro accessible and with ample parking nearby. Third Eye Comics has locations in Annapolis and Prince Frederick, Md.

Venue Name and Address
Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States
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Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles