HERO INITIATIVE HITS 2012 ORLANDO MEGACON
George Pérez, original covers and top costumers are among the highlights
Los Angeles, CA (February 7, 2012) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in medical and financial need, will be adding to the craziness at the Orlando MegaCon, February 17-19 at the Orange County Convention Center located at 9800 International Drive in Orlando, Fla.
When you purchase your tickets for this amazing weekend, make sure you “Become the Hero!” and make a small donation to our cause. Down at the bottom of the page where it mentions, “Please support the Hero Initiative,” you can add in $1, $5 or $10 as you buy your tickets. Please purchase your tickets at: http://megaconvention.
When you get to the convention, make sure you get your picture taken with the Hero Initiative costumers just inside the D1 lobby doors. These peeps know their stuff, and they’re some of the top costumers in the nation.
The one and only George Pérez will be at the Hero booth all weekend, located at #531. Make sure to get your sketches and signatures from George here! And while you’re waiting, you’ll have the first chance to see the NEW Fantastic Four #600 original covers, our newest “100 covers” project!
Art lovers will NOT want to miss the FINAL leg of Hero’s original JLA cover auctions! The last 34 covers go up on the block Friday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 PM in Room 240c. Be there!
And to top off your weekend, the Geeks of Comedy are there to tickle your funny bone. Check out their great comedy show Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10 PM in Room 221B&E.
Hero Initiative’s booth schedule, booth #531:
Friday, Feb. 17 (con hours 12-7)
All day: George Pérez
130-230: Nelson DeCastro
300-345: “100 JLA” book signing with Cully Hamner, Dan Jurgens, George Pérez, Mike Perkins, Alex Saviuk, Billy Tucci
Saturday, Feb. 18 (con hours 10-6)
All day: George Pérez
1030-1230: Allen Bellman
1240-130: Tim Sale
130-230: Phil Hester
Sunday, Feb. 19 (con hours 10-5)
All day: George Pérez
1130-1230: Darwyn Cooke
1230-130: Nelson DeCastro
130-230: Phil Hester
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.
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Tampa Bay Comic Con Gets Better Than Ever
January 25th, 2012 – The Tampa Bay Comic Con will return in March with greater grandeur than ever before with its brand new two-day format convention. On March 3-4, 2012, convention attendees will be able to experience a Tampa Bay Comic Con that offers more activities and special events than ever before, such as artist panels and after-hours events with convention guest creators and celebrities.
At the forefront of the convention additions will be an all-new, full-scale, video game tournament held by SuperCon 2k Series! For the first time, attendees will be able to go head-to-head with other attendees in games such as “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3”, “Halo Reach”, “Soul Calibur 5” and “Super Smash Bros. Brawl”.
The buzz and palpable excitement surrounding the Tampa Bay Comic Con’s success and expansion is perhaps only matched with their announced “guest of honor”: Jim Steranko. As an artist for many Stan Lee written comic book stories during the “Silver Age” of comic books (primarily Captain America, Nick Fury and X-Men), Steranko played an integral role in “modernizing” the genre to meet the changing and maturing tastes of readers during the turbulent late 1960s. Steranko single-handedly revolutionized the comic book industry when he employed artistic techniques never seen before in comics such as “op-art” (optical effects), “pop art” and surrealism.
As another event open to attendees, the Tampa Bay Comic Con will make available a small amount of tickets to an exclusive dinner party with Jim Steranko and J. David Spurlock at the posh and quintessential Italian steakhouse, “The Palm”. The purchase of a reservation will include a full-course, world-class meal at The Palm, five autographs from Jim Steranko and of course the priceless experience of such an occasion. Dinner reservations can be made through Tampa Bay Comic Con (“Show Schedule” section) or through its eBay partner, “AstonishingComicsFL” ( http://stores.ebay.com/
Other Tampa Bay Comic Con guests will include: Mike Grell who is a legendary artist widely known for his work on “Green Lantern”, “Warlord” and “Green Arrow”. Mark Ryan, an actor and writer known for his work in the film series “Transformers” and writer of “The Pilgrim”. Mike Mayhew, a highly acclaimed artist known for his extremely precise and photo-realistic art style. Pablo Marcos, a Peruvian-born comic book artist admired for his widespread work for Marvel Comics, perhaps best known for his work in titles such as “Conan the Barbarian” and “Vampirella”. Mike Perkins, who’s more recent work, includes “Captain America” and Stephen Kings, “The Stand”. J. David Spurlock, artist, author and founder of Vanguard Productions.
Tampa Bay Comic Con will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 3-4, 2012 at the Doubletree Hotel in Tampa, FL from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday. Convention admission is $10.00 for adults and free for children (12 and under). Reserve hotel rooms at the Doubletree Hotel through the Tampa Bay Comic Con for special discounted hotel room rates. The address is:
4500 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607
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Top Comic Book Creators Headed to Morrisville’s NC Comicon Nov.5 and 6
Morrisville, NC — A host of legendary comic book creators, including Howard Chaykin, “Zombie King” Arthur Suydam and Ultimate Spider-Man artist David Lafuente in his only US appearance, will converge on Morrisville on Nov.5 and 6 for the second annual NC Comicon at the Morrisville Outlet Mall.
“Last year’s inaugural NC Comicon drew more than 2,500 attendees, and this one is poised to be even bigger,” says Alan Gill, owner of Durham’s Ultimate Comics, which is putting on the show. “Our goal is to create a fun, family-friendly two-day event that new and veteran comic fans can both enjoy as they meet pros, attend panels, and check out our art, gaming and costume contests!”
Along with the guests mentioned above, new attendees include Steve Niles (creator of the hit vampire comic and film 30 Days of Night) Mike Perkins (artist on Marvel Comics’ best-selling adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand), Janet Lee (artist of the award-winning graphic novel Return of the Dapper Men), Atomic Robo creators Scott Wegener and Brian Clevenger.
Other creators include Tommy Lee Edwards, artist of Image Comics’ Turf with talk show host Jonathan Ross and designer of the Denzel Washington film The Book of Eli; Jeremy Bastian, whose comic Cursed Pirate Girl has been featured on BoingBoing.net and raised more than $36,000 for a collected edition on Kickstarter.com; Skottie Young, artist of Marvel Comics’ award-winning adaptations of L. Frank Baum’s original Oz novels, and many more.
Admission to the show, which is conveniently located off exit 284 on I-40, is just $8.00 for both days.
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Mike Perkins signs at Nostalgia & Comics from noon till 3pm on Saturday August 13th. He co-created Spellbinders at Marvel and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang at CrossGen. Other recent work includes Captain America, Union Jack, X-Men, Annihilation: Conquest, and House of M: Avengers. His recent work involves illustrating the Marvel Comics adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand.
Nostalgia & Comics
14 Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham B5 4
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|The NC Comicon is the Raleigh-Durham areas premier comic book convention! For two days we take over the Morrisville Outlet Mall and turn it into the most awesome show you can imagine! This year’s guest list includes creators from Marvel, DC Comics, Image Comics and more! Like us on Facebook (NCComicon) or follow us on twitter (@NC_Comicon)|
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1001 Airport Blvd
Morrisville, NC 27560
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Tampa Bay Comic Con is here!
February 10th, 2011 – Tampa Bay Comic Con returns to the Doubletree Hotel in Tampa, Florida! To ring in the celebration, Tampa Bay Comic Con has brought in fantastically talented guests of honor for the attendees to meet and greet at the upcoming convention on February 20th, 2011 at the Doubletree Hotel. Among the guests of honor is Mike Perkins, who is a comic book artist whose recent work includes the star-spangled war hero of World War II, Captain America! In addition, legendary artist Frank Brunner, who is renowned for his work on Marvel Comics’, Dr. Strange. Other guests include Marvel Zombies’ artist Arthur Suydam, Spider-Man artist Alex Saviuk, legendary wrestler Greg “The Hammer” Valentine and actor Joel Wynkoop. Expect to see an excited crowd of fans and many costumed as their favorite superheroes!
Tampa Bay Comic Con will be held on Sunday, February 20th, 2011 at the Doubletree Hotel in Tampa, FL from 10am to 4pm. The address is:
4500 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org,or visit www.TampaBayComicCon.com for further details.
Artist Mike Perkins teaches a comic art class on January 29, 2011 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. This is the first in a series of classes by comic creators A Comic Shop will offer throughout 2011. They will bring in artists, writers, inkers, colorists, letterers, and editors to teach how comics are created.
This class costs $10.
A Comic Shop
114 S. Semoran Blvd, Winter Park, FL
New York Comic Con is almost here and we know you’re going to be spending a lot of time at the Marvel Booth (#1843). And why wouldn’t you be? You’ll have the chance to meet the legendary Stan Lee your favorite superstar Marvel creators like Joe Quesada, Jeph Loeb and Brian Michael Bendis and so many more!
Marvel always brings the best talent and the biggest announcements to New York and this year is no different. So clear those calendars True Believers because Marvel plans on keeping you busy! Between the star-studded appearances in the Marvel booth and the Earth-shattering announcements at all the Marvel panels, you won’t have time for anything else!
Hero Initiative travels to New York Comic Con
First public display of Archie and New Avengers covers, Dawn Perfume, lunch with Joe Quesada and a great donation from Ford Motor Company!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Los Angeles, CA (October 4, 2010) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that helps comic creators in need, will attend the New York Comic Con October 8th thru 10th at the Javits Center located at 655 West 34th Street in the heart of Manhattan.
Hero will be making its first public display of original Archie #600 and New Avengers #1 covers! Swing by the Hero Initiative booth, #333, to see these beauties up close and personal!
In addition, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab (BPAL) will be selling the limited edition scents based on the groundbreaking comic book series Dawn by Joseph Michael Linsner. These four scents, Dawn: Maiden, Dawn: Mother, Dawn: Crone and Dawn: Cernunnos based on the Dawn characters will be available at the BPAL booth, #2851. Proceeds benefit Hero Initiative, so grab them while supplies last! You can also order online at:
Hero Initiative is proud to announce The Ford Motor Company will generously donate another $5000 to Hero at New York Comic Con, making its contribution $10,000 in total this year to Hero Initiative. With its recent release to customers and dealerships across the country, Ford will feature its all-new 2011 Fiesta at New York Comic Con throughout the weekend. Conference goers will have the opportunity to test drive the vehicle throughout the conference, as well as take part in Ford-related activities at the event. Convention goers will also have the opportunity to enter a raffle for the chance to win one of two copies of the final issue of Ex Machina signed by creator Brian K. Vaughn after participating in Ford activities.
And you cannot make your New York Comic Con experiences complete without having “Lunch with Joe Quesada!” One lucky fan with the high eBay bid will win lunch and an original sketchcard from Joe, so check out the auction now at: http://qurls.com?i=49467
And the great talent at Hero’s booth, #333, is as follows:
Friday, October 8
1030-1130: Francis Manapul
1230-130: Cully Hamner
130-230: Bob Hall
400-530: Miguel Sepulveda + Fernando Dagnino
Saturday, October 9
130-230: Greg Capullo
230-400: John Romita Sr.
430-530: Miguel Sepulveda + Fernando Dagnino
Sunday, October 10
1030-1230: Mike Perkins
100-230: Mike McKone
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 $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.
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|Start Date||07/01/2011 (UPDATED)|
|End Date||07/04/2011 (UPDATED)|
|About This Convention:||FLORIDA SUPERCON: South Florida’s Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game, Fantasy and Sci-Fi Convention returns July 1-4, 2011 to the Doubletree Miami Mart Airport Convention Center in Miami, FL.
Florida Supercon is a 3 day festival dedicated to Comic Books, Anime, Animation, Video Games, Fantasy and Sci-Fi featuring celebrity guests,comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests,vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more! 2011 will be the 6th annual Florida Supercon
|Convention Guests||Here are some of the guests that have already signed up for FSC 2011
Comic Book Creators
PLUS: HUNDRED’S MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!!!
|Venue Name||Miami Mart Airport Convention Center|
|Venue Address||711 NW 72nd Ave
Miami, FL 33126
|Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables||150|
|What category best describes your convention?||Comic Books|
|What other categories might be appropriate for your convention?||– Anime
– Comic Books
– Science Fiction and Fantasy