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HeroesCon announced over 20 new guest additions this week to an already enormous guest list! Included are superstars like Neal Adams, Jim Starlin, Tim Sale, and many more! HeroesCon takes place on June 3 – 5, 2011 at the Charlotte Convention Center (501 S. College St, Charlotte, NC 28202). For the full list and more details about the convention, please check out their website at the link!
HeroesCon is very happy to announce that Neal Adams will be attending HeroesCon 2011! Neal is a living legend known for bringing a realism to superhero comics that didn’t exist before his arrival. Illustrating classic comics like Green Lantern #76 (pictured), Strange Adventures (creating the definitive look for Deadman), and many more, Neal went on to be DC’s primary cover artist during the 70?s. He later went on to found Continuity Comics and most recently he is writing and illustrating Batman: Odyssey at DC Comics.
Scott Hampton’s gorgeous work was recently seen in the pages of Hellboy: The Sleeping and the Dead. Try to catch Scott painting on our art stage for the Annual Art Auction. He always creates something spectacular!
Painter Erik Jones has quickly made a name for himself in comics with his gorgeous covers for books like Hack/Slash, Witchblade, and Unkown and is currently doing covers for the new Elric series.
Heidi MacDonald is the brains behind the fantastic comics news site The Beat. Always insightful and informative, she has guided the site through it’s many incarnations while remaining a great resource to the comics industry and it’s fans.
David Mack is an Eisner-nominated and New York Times bestselling painter, writer, and cartoonist behind Kabuki, The Shy Creatures, numerous Daredevil arcs, and much more.
Writer Ben McCool has been doing tons of work lately, namely Memoir, Captain America: The Korvac Saga, and Choker.
Chris Moreno’s work has appeared in ZombieBomb 4: Dark Daze, Disney’s Toy Story for BOOM! Studios, The Minions of Ka from Arcana, and Paul Jenkins’ Sidekick from Image Comics. His creator-owned character, Sanz Pantz: Ninja Platypus appears in the Popgun anthologies from Image. His other comics credits include Alien Inventor, World War Hulk: Frontline, Dracula vs. King Arthur, Monkey in a Wagon vs. Lemur on a Big Wheel, The Last Sin of Mark Grimm, the webcomic Super Frat, and Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales.
Jeff Parker is no stranger to regular HeroesCon attendees or anyone that’s read a Marvel comic in the last few years for that matter! Since the success of his creator-owned The Interman, Jeff has gone on to write Hulk, Thunderbolts, Agents of Atlas and many other titles. One of my personal favorites is Mysterius the Unfathomable, with artist Tom Fowler.
We’re excited to welcome Tim Sale back to HeroesCon this summer. Besides extraordinarily popular books like Batman: The Long Halloween and Spider-Man: Blue, Tim also did the paintings (with Dave Stewart) for the Isaac character on the television series Heroes.
Also added this week:
Jason “Spyda” Adams– sculptor
Josh Adams– creator of In the Garden of Steven: the tale of Adam, Eve & Steve, artist on House of Mystery #13.
Scott Hanna – inker of titles such as Detective Comics, Amazing Spider-Man, Nova and many other Marvel and DC comics.
Norman Lee – inker of titles such as X-Men, Namor, New Mutants, DCU Online Legends and many more.
Mike Lilly – artist on books like Black Terror, Annihilation Conquest: Quasar, Vampirella, Punisher, and Batman.
David Malki! is the author of the celebrated comic strip Wondermark, which repurposes illustrations and engravings from 19th-Century books into sarcastic, silly, and surreal collage-style comic strips. In 2008, the Wondermark book Beards of our Forefathers was nominated for the Eisner Award — the highest honor in comics — for “Best Humorous Publication.” He’s also the co-editor of the sci-fi anthology Machine of Death, which became a surprise bestseller in 2010 thanks to an innovative grassroots marketing campaign.
J.D. Mettler– colorist on Ex Machina, The Talisman, JSA, War Heroes, Down, and many more.
Bill Neville– artist and co-creator of the Explorers
Joe Pruett – Desperado Publishing
Jim Starlin – writer/ artist on titles like Dreadstar, Breed, Batman, Silver Surfer, Death of Captain Marvel and many more.
Gary Reed– is the author of many titles with the most notable being Saint Germaine, Renfield, Raven Chronicles, and Baker Street.
Sara Richard– artist on Zombie Bomb and sketch cards for Marvel’s Dangerous Divas and Betty Page.
Art Thibert– inker on titles such as Ulitmate Spider-Man, X-Factor, X-Men and many more.
Wayne Vansant– artist on The ‘Nam
Alexis Ziritt– creator of Rudo and Mekano Turbo. Founder of Fistful Apparel.
|Convention||Detroit Fan Fare|
|About This Convention:||Detroit has a very strong connection with comic conventions and fandom. Some of the earliest fandom magazines came out of the Detroit area in the late 1960’s and the Detroit Triple Fan Fair was the first convention of its kind. The “triple” stood for movies, comics, and science fiction. Detroit Fanfare is both proud and excited to bring back home some of the major participants that helped to grow the comic industry into the behemoth it is today. There will panels and discussions where the people who started so much will have a chance to discuss the early days, and reflect on their memories of the great stars that attended the convention. They will provide rare pictures and original drawings of some of the masters of the medium.
There will also be a Zombie Walk – “Pre-Show” the Morning of October 30th , and a Blood 4 Comics – October 30th & 31st for the American Red Cross Detroit Chapter plus many other exciting events for the Comic Book lover in you. Be sure to go to www.detroitfanfare.com for the most up to date information Regarding Detroit’s Hottest Comic Book show.
|Convention Guests||Guest of Honor Stan Lee, with Featured Special Guest Jim Starlin. We also have Comic Book Creators Greg Thekston, Carl Lungren, Guy Davis, Keith Pollard, Matt Busch, Gary Reed, Rich Buckler, Michael Netzer, Joe Pruitt, Vince Locke, Patrick Zircher, Bill Morrison, James O’Barr, Sean Mckeever, Tony Meillo, Mark Crilley, Arvell Jones, William Messner-Loebs, Raphael Nieves, Dan Dougherty, Rob Worley, Mark Bloodworth, Paul Storrie and many more to come.|
|Venue Name||Hyatt Reagency Dearborn|
|Venue Address||600 Town Center Dr.
Dearborn, Michigan 48126
|Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables||125|
|What category best describes your convention?||Comic Books|
|What other categories might be appropriate for your convention?||– Gaming|