Hero Initiative at Emerald City Comic Con
Bowling Party at Garage Billiards With Very Special guests
All to raise money for Hero Initiative!
Los Angeles, CA (March 26, 2012) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in medical and financial need is heading to Emerald City Comic Con March 30 through April 1 in Seattle, Wash. at the Washington State Convention Center. We have many special guests, and we are going BOWLING!
That’s right! We’re bowling to raise money for our cause on Friday March 30 at 8pm! There are 24 spots to bowl with a special guest including Jim Valentino, Francis Manapul, Barry Kitson, Tony Parker and more at Garage Billiards at 1130 Broadway in downtown Seattle! (http://www.garagebilliards.
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And if you don’t want to bowl, come and have some fun! The custom bowling pins can be won by ANYONE who shows up! Raffle tickets are $5 each, and tickets will be sold all day Friday at booth number #807 and all evening at the event. Winners MUST BE present.
And of course our special guests at the booth will be signing and sketching for us. Check it out!
Friday, March 30 (hours 2-8)
200-300: Keu Cha
300-400: Scott Morse
400-500: Mike Oeming
500-700: Bill Willingham
Saturday, March 31 (hours 10-7)
1230-130: Jim Valentino
130-230: Adi Granov
430-630: Chrissie Zullo
Sunday, April 1 (hours 10-5)
1030-1130: Steve Lieber
1130-1230: Matt Fraction
About The Hero Initiative
The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book artists and craftsmen in need. Hero Initiative 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 comics veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.
March 4th-6th marked the first time ever in it’s 9 year history that Emerald City Comic Con kicked off on a Friday. Although it was my first time at this show, I’ve been told wonderful things, about the myriad of artists that flooded artist alley, the mobs of fans trying to meet creators, and how this show was truly a “comic centric” type of con, and not bombarded with Hollywood studios. I am happy to report that all of those things were true. With one of the biggest artist alley’s I’ve seen, along with truly knowledgeable fans who lined up for commissions and autographs, Emerald City Comic Con is one of the best shows I’ve attended. It also doesn’t hurt that Seattle had gorgeous weather that weekend, and had plenty of great restaurants within walking distance to the convention center. Here’s a few photos from the show:
Keith Knight, Graham Annable, David Walker, and Stephen Notley appear on Sunday March 6th at 7pm.
Join award-winning indie cartoonist Keith Knight (“the K Chronicles”, “the Knight Life”, “(th)ink”) and friends as they present a night of cartoons, comedy and all-out foolishness. With animated shorts from Portland’s Graham Annable (“Grickle”), Blacksploitation madness from fellow Portlander, David Walker (“BadAzz Mofo”), and local boy Stephen Notley (“Bob the Angry Flower”) explains why you’re WRONG!!
Race!! Humor!! Nerds!! Sex!! and Beer!! The best Sunday you’ll ever have!!
1026 Madison Street (@ Boren)
Seattle, WA 98104
Skottie Young recently updated his website with his list of convention appearances for 2011:
Adam Hughes, cover artist extraordinaire, made his 2011 convention schedule available through his deviartART page:
March 4 – 6……..Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, WA
March 18 – 20……C2E2 in Chicago, IL
April 1 – 3……..WonderCon in San Francisco, CA
April 30 – May 1…Boston Comic Con in Boston, MA
May21 – 22………BIG WOW! ComicFest in San Jose, CA
June 3 – 5………HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC
July 20 – 24…….San Diego Comic Con in San Diego, CA
Jim Demonakos says in the latest ECCC newsletter:
First off, we’ve added another media guest to the mix, this time it’s Mr. BRENT SPINER, best known for his role as Lt. Commander Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation – plus, he was in Independence Day, cult classic love! He will be appearing all three days!
In the area of comic guests, we have another bunch of guests who’ve never been to ECCC before, including RON GARNEY (Wolverine), MARV WOLFMAN (Crisis on Infinite Earths), CAMERON STEWART (Batman & Robin), DOUG TENNAPEL (Earthworm Jim), CLAY MANN (X-Men Legacy) and tons more! As always, you can view the complete list here…