Hero Initiative Makes Its First Appearance at Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con in 2014

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Hero Initiative makes its first ever appearance at Wizard World St. Louis!

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 24, 2014) Hero Initiative, the non-profit that aids comic creators in medical and financial need, is travelling to Wizard World St. Louis from April 4-6 at the America’s Center for the very first time!

Stop on by Hero’s booth, #1016, to check out all our great merchandise!

In addition, visit our Hero Initiative ambassadors throughout the con floor who will be collecting donations for our worthy cause! Creators include Cullen Bunn (C20), Mike Grell (1022), Jai Nitz (D21), Chris Samnee (D19), and Arthur Suydam (A20).

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.

Dark Horse Comics Schedule for Emerald City Comicon 2014

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Dark Horse Comics is headed to the Pacific Northwest’s foremost, fastest growing and sold out pop culture convention – Emerald City Comicon.

Join us for signings at booth #206! All signings are free. Free signing cards or comics with each signing while supplies last.

Comics featuring ECCC exclusive variant covers are $5.00 each and available in limited quantities. Ten per person each day. All proceeds from the ECCC variant of The Witcher will benefit Sharon and Stan Sakai.

 

SIGNING SCHEDULE

Friday, March 28

11:00—AM MIND MGMT, STAR WARS: REBEL HEIST Matt Kindt

12:00—PM SERENITY: LEAVES ON THE WIND #1 EMERALD CITY COMICON VARIANT Jenny Frison

1:00—PM COLDER Paul Tobin

2:00—PM DREAM THIEF Jai Nitz, NEVER ENDING Adam Knave and D. J. Kirkbride

3:30—PM PROJECT BLACK SKY Joshua Williamson (Captain Midnight), Christopher Sebela (Ghost), Joshua Hale Fialkov (Skyman), Frank Barbiere (Blackout), and Fred Van Lente (Brain Boy)

4:30—PM THE WHITE SUITS Frank Barbiere, BATTLEPUG Mike Norton

5:30—PM MASS EFFECT: FOUNDATION Tony Parker, DRAGON AGE Chad Hardin

 

Saturday, March 29

10:00 AM—BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 10, ANGEL & FAITH SEASON 9, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 10 #1 EMERALD CITY COMICON VARIANT Rebekah Isaacs

11:00 AM—USAGI YOJIMBO, THE WITCHER #1 EMERALD CITY COMICON VARIANT Stan Sakai, THE WITCHER Paul Tobin

12:00 PM—STAR WARS: DARK TIMES Randy Stradley and Doug Wheatley

1:00 PM—TOMB RAIDER Gail Simone

2:00 PM—VEIL, VEIL #1 EMERALD CITY COMICON VARIANT Greg Rucka

3:00 PM—EMPOWERED Adam Warren

3:00 PM—MIND MGMT, STAR WARS: REBEL HEIST Matt Kindt

4:00 PM—CITY OF ROSES Patric Reynolds, BAD HOUSES Sara Ryan, THE FIFTH BEATLE Andrew C. Robinson

5:00 PM—BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 10, ANGEL & FAITH SEASON 9, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 10 #1 EMERALD CITY COMICON  VARIANT Rebekah Isaacs

6:00 PM—BANDETTE Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover, SABERTOOTH SWORDSMAN Damon Gentry

 

WITCHERCVRVARSunday, March 30

11:00—AM PROJECT BLACK SKY Joshua Williamson (Captain Midnight), Christopher Sebela (Ghost), Joshua Hale Fialkov (Skyman), Frank Barbiere (Blackout), Fred Van Lente (Brain Boy), and Tim Seeley and Mike Norton (The Occultist)

12:00—PM FURIOUS Bryan J. L. Glass, THE VICTORIES Michael Avon Oeming

1:00—PM ELFQUEST Richard and Wendy Pini

2:00—PM STAR WARS: LEGACY Corinna BechkoGabriel HardmanDave Wilkins, and Brian Thies

3:00—PM PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES Paul Tobin and Ron Chan

PANEL SCHEDULE
Friday, March 28

2:00 PM Dark Horse Builds Characters: Project Black Sky, Room TCC 301

Join Matthew Meylikhov of Multiversity Comics (MultiversityComics.com) to discuss Dark Horse superheroes with some of the industry’s top talent, including Fred Van Lente (Brain Boy), Josh Williamson (Captain Midnight), Christopher Sebela (Ghost), Tim Seeley and Mike Norton (The Occultist), Frank Barbiere (Blackout), and Joshua Hale Fialkov (Skyman).

Saturday, March 29

4:00 PM Exploring the Mythos of Prometheus/Aliens/Predator/AVP, Room TCC 301

Join Dark Horse editor in chief Scott Allie and writers Josh WilliamsonChris RobersonPaul Tobin, and Christopher Sebela as they delve into the interconnections of the upcoming PrometheusAliensPredator, and Alien vs. Predator comics.

Sunday, March 30
2:40 PM Dark Horse Builds Characters: Powered by Creators, Hall D (Room 602–603)
Nearly 30 years ago, Dark Horse arrived with an agenda different from that of any other publisher in comics. The young company was founded on the belief that comics creators should have the option to retain the rights to their own work, and it continues to be a highly fertile breeding ground for new characters, concepts, and more! Join Dark Horse PR director Jeremy Atkins, along with Greg Rucka (Veil), Adam Warren (Empowered), Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT),Michael Avon Oeming (The Victories), Jai Nitz (Dream Thief), Frank Barbiere (The White Suits), and Bryan J. L. Glass (Furious) for a look at some of this year’s most exciting original works!
4:00 PM ElfQuest: The Final Quest, Room TCC 301
Join Wendy and Richard Pini for this panel celebrating the beloved alternative comic series ElfQuest and its latest generation-spanning installment, The Final Quest. Go behind the scenes, with exciting hints of what’s to come!

Hero Initiative Parties with Multiversity Comics and Dark Horse at Seattle Emerald City Comic Con 2014

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Hero Initiative Parties with Multiversity Comics and Dark Horse At Seattle Emerald City Comic Con

Hero is celebrating 30 years of Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 14, 2014) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that helps comic book creators in medical and financial need, hits the Emerald City Comic con in Seattle, Wa. March 28-30 at the Washington State Convention center.

And we’re bringing our party hats! Hero is celebrating 30 years of Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo at a party sponsored by Multiversity Comics and Dark Horse Comics! The party takes place at Rock Bottom Brewery, 1333 5th Avenue in Seattle, just four blocks from the convention center! Be there Friday March 28 at 8:00pm. Tickets are $10 at the door for this 21-and-over event. You can take party pics there at Seattle’s Facebooth (a photobooth worthy of your face!) and enter a raffle with great prizes to benefit Stan and Sharon Sakai!

Make sure you hit the Hero booth at the con, #t’k, and visit these Hero Ambassadors on the con floor who will be collecting donations throughout the weekend for our cause at their own tables: Arthur Adams, Chris Burnham, Kurt Busiek, Jonathan Case, Amanda Conner, Ryan Dunlavey, Chris Giarrusso, Brian Haberlin, Karl Kesel, Jai Nitz, Michael Oeming, Jimmy Palmiotti, Brandon Peterson, Darick Robertson, Greg Rucka, Gail Simone, Ben Templesmith, and Fred van Lente.

See you there!

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.

Hero Initiative with Dennis O’Neil Makes First-Ever Trip to Wizard World Austin Comic Con 2013

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Hero Initiative makes first-ever trip to Wizard World Austin!

With legendary writer and editor Dennis O’Neil!

Dennis O'neilLOS ANGELES, CA (November 12, 2013)–

Denny will be signing at the Hero booth, #912, throughout the weekend! Make sure you come by to get your signatures and help raise money for Hero, an organization near and dear to Denny’s heart.

In addition, Hero is offering $1 convention specials at this convention ONLY including Sire #1 variants, Darkness #7 variants, and the Marvel Then & Now DVD featuring Stan Lee, Joe Quesada, and Kevin Smith!

And the support for Hero flows into artist alley! Please visit creators Mark Bagley (Ultimate Spider-Man) at booth B13, Tyler Kirkham (Green Lantern) at A25, and Jai Nitz (Blue Beetle) at E5 in Artist Alley. They all will be collecting for Hero Initiative as well!

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.

Free State Comicon (October 2013)

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Convention Name
2013 Free State Comicon
Convention Website Address
http://kcfancon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/19/2013
About This Convention
The Free State Comicon is an “old-fashioned” comic book convention, primarily focused on comic books, those who write, draw, and otherwise create comic books. The show is interested in fostering the many newer artists and writers who self-produce, self-publish, or create webcomics, and of course the rich body of talent that is the Kansas City comic book creator community. This will be the 8th year for this annual convention, which takes place in Lawrence, Kansas.
Venue Name and Address
Building #21, Douglas County Fairgrounds
2110 Harper St
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
65
Projected Attendance
1200
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Ande Parks, Terry Beatty, Steve Lightle, Jai Nitz , Greg Smallwood, Bryan Fyffe, Jeff Johnson, B. Clay Moore, Jeremy Haun, Seth Peck, Alex Grecian, Kyle Strahm, Dennis Hopeless, Cameron Kieffer, Bobby Bierley, Brent Engstrom, Joel Sanderson, Rik Verlin Livingston, Chad Hindahl, C.W. Cooke, Brett Jones, Chris Yarbrough, Kelsey Wroten, Mike Sullivan, Bill Hook, Nick Perry, Tara Avery, Darryl Woods, Jeremy Mohler, Kevin Dilmore, Dayton Ward, Darren Neely

KC FANCON #38 (August 2013)

KC Fan Con

Convention Name
KC FANCON #38
Convention Website Address
http://kcfancon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/04/2013
About This Convention
FREE ADMISSION. Guest comic book writer JAI NITZ. Comic book, toy, and other geek merch. Freebiues, raffles, incentives, and fun!
Venue Name and Address
Holiday Inn, 8787 Reeder Overland Park, KS 66214 United States Map It
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
30
Projected Attendance
300
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
Collectibles
Guests
Jai Nitz

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MD – Dream Thief Signing

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Jai Nitz and Greg Smallwood sign at Third Eye Comics on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm!

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FIRST 25 IN LINE RECEIVE A VERY SPECIAL FREE GIFT LIMITED TO THIS EVENT!

One of the most exciting new creator-owned books coming out this Summer is the Dark Horse original series, DREAM THIEF, which looks like it’s going to come out of nowhere, and turn a TON of heads.

This incredible blend of supernatural horror, and modern-day crime drama (ala THE WIRE, RESERVOIR DOGS, THE DEPARTED, etc.) grabbed a hold of us when we read it, and completely blew us away.

Right then and there, we told creators Jai Nitz and Greg Smallwood: you’re coming to Third Eye to launch this gem proper.

What’s it about? After stealing an Aborginal mask from a museum, John Lincoln realizes that the spirits of the vengeful dead are possessing his body and mind while he sleeps! His old problems have been replaced by bloody hands and a trail of dead bodies — and now, remembering where he slept the night before is more important than ever.

This gritty, fast-paced drama is a MUST-READ, Third Eye Faithful, and we’d love to have you join us on Saturday May 18th when we have Jai and Greg to the shop to launch the book!

Third Eye Comics 
2027-A West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Dark Horse Announces Signings and Panels for C2E2 2013

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DARK HORSE COMICS ANNOUNCES C2E2 2013 SCHEDULE!

APRIL 19, MILWAUKIE, OR— Dark Horse Comics is headed to Chicago’s fastest growing pop culture event - Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo!

Join us for signings at booth #801! Free comics and/or prints with each signing while supplies last.

Please note that lines may be capped or tickets issued for any signing as needed. Inquire about your favorite signings as early as possible. Some restrictions apply. All events are subject to change.

Comics, books, and collectibles will be available for purchase from Dark Horse or your favorite retailer.

 

DARK HORSE SIGNINGS

FRIDAY, APRIL 26

12:00 p.m. AMALA’S BLADE signing with Steve Horton

Free 8” x 10” print featuring art by Michael Dialynas

 

1:00 p.m. BATTLEPUG and THE ANSWER! signing with Mike Norton

Free copy of The Answer! #1

 

2:00 p.m. HUSBANDS signing with Jane Espenson and Brad Bell

Free 5.5” x 8.5” print featuring art by Ron Chan

 

3:00 p.m. THE SHAOLIN COWBOY signing with Geof Darrow

Free 11” x 17” print featuring art by Geof Darrow

 

5:00 p.m. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: SPIKE signing with Jenny Frison

Free copy of Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spike #1

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

10:00 a.m. AMALA’S BLADE signing with Steve Horton

Free 8” x 10” print featuring art by Michael Dialynas

 

11:00 a.m. CRIMINAL MACABRE signing with Steve Niles and Christopher Mitten

Free 5.5” x 8.5” print featuring art by Christopher Mitten

 

12:00 p.m. BEASTS OF BURDEN and SCARY GODMOTHER signing with Jill Thompson

Free copy of Beasts of Burden: Neighborhood Watch

 

1:00 p.m. DREAM THIEF signing with Jai Nitz and Greg Smallwood

Free 5.5” x 8.5” print featuring art by Alex Ross

Free limited edition Dream Thief paper in action figures

 

2:00 p.m. THE MASSIVESTAR WARS, and CONAN signing with Brian Wood

Free 11” x 17” print featuring art from The Massive by J. P. Leon

 

3:30 p.m. THE GOON signing with Eric Powell

Free copy of The Goon #38

 

5:00 p.m. THE FIFTH BEATLE signing with Vivek J. Tiwary

Free 8” x 10” print featuring art by Andrew C. Robinson

Enter to win an exclusive print signed by writer Vivek J. Tiwary and artist Andrew C. Robinson and The Beatles Stereo CD Box Set

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

10:00 a.m. AMALA’S BLADE signing with Steve Horton

Free 8” x 10” print featuring art by Michael Dialynas

 

11:00 a.m. DARK HORSE SUPERHERO and BRAIN BOY signing with Freddie Williams II

Free 11” x 17” print featuring art by Freddie Williams II, as depicted on the Dark Horse booth superhero mural

 

12:00 p.m. EX SANGUINE and THE OCCULTIST signing with Tim Seeley

Free copy of Ex Sanguine #1 and The Occultist #1

 

1:00 p.m. BATTLEPUG and THE ANSWER! signing with Mike Norton

Free copy of The Answer! #1

 

2:00 p.m. TO BE ANNOUNCED! Come to the Dark Horse Spring Fever Panel on Saturday, April 27, from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. in room W471 to meet two special guests and find out about an exciting new project featuring one of your favorite Dark Horse characters.

 

 

DARK HORSE PANELS

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m. SPOTLIGHT ON BRIAN WOOD, Room W471

 

3:15 p.m.–4:15 p.m. MUSIC AND POP CULTURE featuring various artists and creators, including Vivek J. Tiwary, writer of the upcoming Dark Horse graphic novel The Fifth Beatle, Room W475b

 

5:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m. DARK HORSE SPRING FEVER with Scott Allie, Jeremy Atkins, Eric Powell, Tim Seeley, Mike Norton, Steve Horton, and surprise guests! Room W471

 

7:45 p.m.–8:45 p.m. HUSBANDS: TELEVISION AND BEYOND with Brad Bell, Jane Espenson, Sean Hemeon, and moderator Matthew Aaron, Room W471

River City Comic Expo (November 2011)

Convention Name
River City Comic Expo
Convention Website Address
http://www.rivercitycomicexpo.com/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date
11/05/2011
About This Convention
12,000 sf available to dealers specializing in Gold/Silver/Copper/Bronze age comics, Graphic Novels, Trade Paperbacks, Toys, Cards, Movies, Games (board/video), etc.Guest will include:
Jai Nitz Dynamite’s Kato Origins, Green Hornet: Parallel Lives, and Bring the Thunder. Also worked for Marvel, DC and Image

Kyle Straham Image Comics, Artist for Hack/Slash

Seth Peck Marvel Comics, writer Fear Itself: Wolverine

Dennis Hopeless Marvel Comics, writer X-Men Season 1, Legion of Monsers; Image Comics Love Struck

Sean Fitzgibbon currently illustrating a documentary style graphic novel that chronicles the Norman Baker years (1938-1939), the darkest years of the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Mitch Breitweiser Cover and interior artist primarily for Marvel Comics. Since 2005, Mitch has been penciling, inking, and painting his way through dozens of Marvel comic books and covers

Elizabeth Breitweiser painter and a former art teacher, turned Marvel exclusive color artist. Elizabeth currently works on the Captain America & Bucky, and Hulk series. Previous credits include: Captain America, Agents of Atlas, Skaar: Son of Hulk, Incredible Hulk, Girl’s Comics, Amazing Spiderman, Uncanny X-Men, and many more

Adam Mangin Official Transformers Collectors Club) is one of several fans who have made the jump to working on official Transformers product. His main work has been profile art for the Hasbro Transformers Collectors’ Club magazine

John Lucas Penciller and inker for published works by Marvel, DC, Darkhorse and Top Cow. Most recent work includes Uncanny X-Force, Batman Streets of Gotham and Red Robin. Previous works include Superman: Man of Steel, Xmen Unlimited, Shang-Chi Master of Kung Fu, The Haunt and more

Venue Name and Address
Woodys Sherwood Forest
1111 West Maryland Avenue
sherwood, arkansas 72120
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
75
Projected Attendance
300
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

Planet Comicon, Kansas City (March 2011)

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Convention Name
Planet Comicon, Kansas City
Convention Website Address
http://www.planetcomicon.com
This convention will take place:

  • over multiple days.
Start Date
03/26/2011
End Date
03/27/2011
About This Convention
Planet Comicon is the largest pop culture and comic book event in this area of the Midwest. The convention will feature media personalities, comic book creators as well as a large vendor area with a variety of collectibles for sale.
Venue Name and Address
Overland Park International Trade Center
6800 W 115th St
Overland Park, Kansas 66213
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
125
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories

  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Horror
  • Gaming
  • Anime
Guests
Jeremy Bulloch, Lindsey Wagner, Michael McMillian, Alaina Huffman, Jason Aaron, Jerry Duggen, Tony Fleecs, Nathan Fox, Gary Friedrich, Ron Garney, Jeremy Haun, Phil Hester, Brian Hurtt, Matt Kindt, Jonathan Maberry, Kevin Mellon, B. Clay Moore, Tony Moore, Jai Nitz, Ande Parks, Rick Remender, Tone Rodriguez, Steven Sanders, Dan Scott, Ben Templesmith, Freddie Williams II

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