HeroesCon 2017 Adds More Guests

HeroesCon has announced more new guests for their 35th anniversary show including Ben Caldwell, Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, Craig Hamilton, Dave Dorman, Ivan Brandon, Paulina Ganucheau, Sean Galloway, Thomas Yeates, and more! HeroesCon 2017 takes place June 16-18, 2017 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

JOSH BLAYLOCKDevil’s Due, Mercy Sparx
IVAN BRANDON | Black Cloud, Drifter, Viking
CHUCK BROWN | Choosing Sides, BitterRoot, Femme Magnifique
BEN CALDWELL | Prez, A-Force, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Dare Detectives
CHRIS CAMPANA | First World
ADELSO CORONA | Deadpool Corps, Hawk & Dove, Brigade
DAVE DORMAN | Star Wars, Aliens, The Wasted Lands
NICK FILARDI | Powers, Heartthrob, Cave Carson, Helheim
BRENDEN FLETCHER | Motor Crush, Batgirl, Gotham Academy, Power Rangers: Pink
NATHAN FOXVertigo SFX, Captain Victory, Dogs of War, Haunt, DMZ
SEAN GALLOWAY | Spectacular Spider-Man: Lead Character Designer, Teen Titans Go!, Superman
PAULINA GANUCHEAU | Zodiac Starforce, Another Castle, Gwenpool
KENDALL GOODE | The Doorman
CRAIG HAMILTON | Aquaman, Starman, Fables, The Spectre
SHERARD JACKSONGalaxies For Hire, Empty Zone, Minirauders
AUSTIN JANOWSKY | Iron Man: The End, Satellite Falling, Red Sonja, Divine Retribution
ARVELL JONESAll-Star Squadron, Iron Fist, Deathlok, Thor, Iron Man, Luke Cage
NATE LOVETT | Champions of Odd Lake, Kyraa: Alien Jungle Girl, Paw Patrol, Rusty Rivets
JAMES LYLE | Grimm Fairy Tales, Game of Horror, Abraham’s Journey
TOM LYLE | Spider-Man, Robin, Punisher, Batman
CHRISTOPHER MOELLER | Lucifer, Iron Empires, Magic: The Gathering
JAMES PATRICK | Batman, Harley Quinn, Green Arrow
JOHN ROSE | Snuffy Smith
NIKKI RYAN | The Family Trade
K LYNN SMITH | Plume
J. DAVID SPURLOCK | Vanguard Publishing
CAMERON STEWARTMotor Crush, Batgirl, Fight Club 2, Seaguy, The Other Side
JUSTIN STEWARTKentucky Kaiju, Grrl Scouts: Magic Socks, Howard the Human
KEVIN STOKES | Pathfinder, Deadman, Tiger Style, Jimmy Olsen, Splitsville
JOHN VAN FLEET | Batman, Typhoid, The X-Files
GUS VASQUEZ | Big Hero 6, Suicide Squad, The Flash
CHRIS WALKER | Publisher Arena Comics, Tiger Style, Splitsville, Raptor
MATT WEBB | Flesh and Blood, Next Men, Hawkman, Star Trek
MARCUS WILLIAMS | Tuskegee Heirs: Flames of Destiny
THOMAS YEATES | Tarzan, Prince Valiant, Zorro, Conan

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TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

BUYING AN ADVANCE PASS MEANS YOU’LL GET ANY ADVANCE INCENTIVES WE OFFER, FREE!

ENTRY WILL BE $25: FRI $25: SAT $20: SUN / AT THE SHOW ITSELF, SO YOU SAVE AS MUCH AS $20 BY PURCHASING ADVANCE PASSES TODAY! TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE, UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES WE MAY CREDIT AN UNUSABLE TICKET TOWARD FUTURE TICKET PURCHASES.

HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from all over the world to the Charlotte Convention Center.

TN – Devil’s Due Signing

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Josh Blaylock, K Lynn Smith, Sherard Jackson, and Hoyt Silva appear at Rick’s Comic City on Wednesday June 22nd from 4-7pm!

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Rick’s Comic City
2710 Old Lebanon Rd, Ste 3, Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 883-7890

IL – Free Comic Book Day 2016

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Gene Ha (Top 10, Justice League, Mae) Josh Blaylock (Mercy Sparx) Keith Carmack (Victorie City) appear at G-Mart Comics on Saturday May 7, 2016 for Free Comic Book Day!

COME IN COSTUME!
Want double the free comics? Anyone in costume can take 10 free comics instead of the normal 5!

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G-Mart Comics
2641 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647
(773) 384-0400

FL – Mercy Sparks Signing

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Writer/artist Josh Blaylock (Mercy Sparks, G.I. Joe, Voltron) appears at Heroes Haven for a signing on Wednesday December 9, 2015 from noon till 6:00 PM!

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Heroes Haven
4339 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618
813-269-8859

OH – FCBD: Donatello Signs

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Press Release:

It’s Free Comic Book Day! Get ready for free comics! We’ll have thousands to give away this year and as always we’ll have a van load of fun!

Guest of Honor:
Jeremy Howard is joining us for our 2015 FCBD celebration! He appeared in the films Sydney White, Galaxy Quest, Accepted, and most recently Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, where he performed the motion capture and voice for Donatello! Cowabunga!

Special Guest Artist:
Val Staples

Featured Publisher:
Josh Blaylock – Devils Due Publishing
Stephen Snyder-Hill
Dirk Manning
Matthew Swift
Eric Palicki
Daniel Boyd
William Bitner
Sean & Steph Forney
Molly Durst
JD Larabee
Molly Durst
Michael Neno
Jamie Snell
Michael Anthony Carroll
Seth Lyons

Art Explorer Post Program

Live Podcasters:
Packrat Podcast
Basement Fodder

Food:
Mikey’s Late Night Slice

Activities:
Free Packrat Comics FCBD screen printing on your own shirt – or buy one of ours for a small fee!

Costume Contest

Whose Line Is It Anyway featuring Tea Time with Deadpool

Pizza Eating Contest

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Packrat Comics
3872 Lattimer Street, Hilliard, OH 43026
(614) 527-8450

Lake Count-I-Con (August 2015)

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Lake Count-I-Con 2015

Convention Name
Lake Count-I-Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.counticon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/29/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/30/2015
About This Convention
Lake Count.I.Con is a pop-culture expo held at the 65,000 square-foot Lake County Fairgrounds Convention Center. The event features over 500 booths and tables of artists, writers, guests, crafters, dealers, and collectors displaying and selling their pop-culture wares. This includes comic books, tabletop games, retro toys, books, video games, costumes, movie memorabilia, and much more.
Also at the event, attendees can play in gaming tournaments, get autographs from celebrity guests, participate in costume contests, learn arts in workshops, listen to guest speakers, learn new tabletop games, and mingle with thousands of other pop-culture fans.
This is a family friendly event that encourages creativity, promotes cultural awareness, and directly benefits small businesses.Event Details:
*Adult and children’s costume (cosplay) contest

*2,000 sqft video game tournament area with 20 HD TVs, consoles, and PC LAN gaming

*80 tables of local and national talent including, artists, authors, and sculptors

*4,000 sqft area for table top gaming tournaments including, Magic the Gathering, NetRunner, WarHammer and others

*2 conference rooms with guest speakers and workshops running all day on both days of the event

*Hundreds of booths featuring local and national businesses selling and trading pop-culture collectibles

*$5 admission for adults

*Free admission for children under 12 and active-duty military

*Get in FREE on Sunday with paid admission on Saturday

The event is created, hosted, and managed by local, Round Lake residents and staffed by volunteers from all over the Lake County area.

www.counticon.com

Venue Name and Address
Lake County Fairgrounds
1060 E Peterson Rd, Grayslake, Illinois 46307
Grayslake, Illinois 46307
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
500
Projected Attendance
10000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Book Festival
  • Gaming
  • Collectibles
Guests
Ashley Witter, Mark Nelson, Jeff Moy, Philip Moy, Ash Maczko, Josh Blaylock, Mark Landry

TN – Mercy Sparx Signing

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Josh Blaylock signs at Comix City Too on Saturday July 26th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm!

Mr. Baylock is the founder and CEO of Devil’s Due Entertainment also, Devil’s Due is one of the largest and most established comic book publishers in North America, carrying a diverse line-up of original, creator-owned and licensed properties. Whether in Los Angeles or its homebase of Chicago, DDP has had/has partnerships with and projects in development for film and television with 20th Century Fox, ABC Family, Relativity Media, New Line Cinema, Starz Media, Rogue Pictures and more.

Comix City Too
1574 Gallatin Pike N, Madison, TN 37115
(615) 868-3339

MO – Devil’s Due Signing

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Josh Blaylock appears at Star Clipper on Sunday July 6th from 4:30 – 7:30 pm to sign MERCY SPARX!

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Star Clipper Comics
6392 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: (314) 725-9110

NYC – Mercy Sparx Signing

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Creator/Writer Josh Blaylockfounder of Devil’s Due Publishing, appears at Comic Book Jones on Tuesday June 17th from 11:00 till 2:00 pm to sign Mercy Sparx!

Comic Book Jones
2220 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10303-1700
781-448-1234

Hero Initiative at C2E2 2010

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Press Release:

Hero Initiative at Chicago’s C2E2

Plans to party with Kirby Krackle and The Fuglees, tattoo a lucky fan and release new Witchblade fragrances!

All in the name of charity!

April 13, 2010: C2E2 – short for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo – is the latest convention spanning the greatest in the worlds of comics and pop entertainment. Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization raising money for comic creators in hard times, will be joining in the fun April 16-18 at the Lakeside Center McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Action-packed weekend festivities include artists such as Adam Kubert sketching for fans, parties at nearby Reggie’s Rock Club, auctioning off a custom tattoo, and premiering new fragrances. And it all happens in the middle of the best gathering of popular culture in downtown Chicago!

The most generous and talented Adam Kubert will sketch four—only four!—drawings the whole weekend at C2E2, and will do these exclusively for Hero. Raffle tickets to purchase these coveted gems will be available at the booth Friday and Saturday morning for $1 each. Winning tickets will be picked at 2:30 pm on Saturday. Each sketch will be $250. All proceeds will go directly to Hero Initiative.

We’ll try just about anything to raise money, and so will Ink Fusion tattoo artist Brian Stringer! You can also purchase $5 raffle tickets to get a tat from Brian designed by Marvel Comics all-star artist Ron Garney! Tickets will be available all day Friday and until 12:45 on Saturday at both the Hero and Ink Fusion booths. Drawing takes place at the Hero booth Saturday at 1 PM. Ron will be signing at the Hero Initiative booth from 1-3 PM on Saturday, and will draw the winning ticket himself and create the winner’s design. The raffle winner will get his (or her) tattoo from Brian Stringer at 11 AM on Sunday. For full details, see: http://tinyurl.com/y2jp97g

Enjoy the con during the day, but make sure you spend your evenings at Reggie’s Rock Club, 2109 S. State St.! It’s only about four blocks from the convention center, but FREE shuttle buses decked out with demons and skulls will be running between the con and Reggie’s! Events include:

Saturday night, 7:00 PM, KIRBY KRACKLE and THE FUGLEES! Kirby Krackle features comic store owner and convention promoter Jim Demonakos, while the Fuglees are fronted by artist Andy Kuhn! $5 cover at the door for this event. The party continues following the show with live art, music played by various DJs and dancing SHOJO SHOWGIRLS. The parties don’t stop ’til 3 AM!

In addition all day Sunday at Reggie’s, the Custom PopCult Art Show features the work of SHAWNIMALS, JIM MAHFOOD, JOSH BLAYLOCK, STEVE SEELEY, JOEY POTTS, MIKE HUDDLESTON and a host of others, all doing their own custom versions of Drippy, the PopCult mascot. 25% of the money goes to Hero, and the rest to the hard-working artists. In Addition, everyone’s favorite parody news source, THE ONION will be on hand with their Pop Culture trivia, and harvesting photos of volunteers for use in their articles. Yes, YOU could be “Area Nerd” in a future The Onion piece.

Also at Reggie’s on Sunday form Noon to 2:00pm, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab will hold a “Meet-‘n’-Sniff”! The scent-makers at BPAL will be debuting a NEW Witchblade scent at C2E2, and even if you can’t make the scene at the con, swing by to meet up with other Black Phoenix fans and sniff and trade scents!

Hero Initiative’s booth schedule at the con as follows:

FRI, 16 APR.

1230-230: Gordon Purcell

SAT, 17 APR:
100-300:Ron Garney
230-430: Adam Kubert, 4 head sketches only, $1 raffle, $250

SUN, 18 APR:
1030-1230: Chris Samnee
130-230: Jimmy Cheung
230-330: Bill Reinhold

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.