July 9, 2010 at 9:53 am By:

As some of you know, I recently got married and moved to Greenville, SC. For a while I thought I was going to have to find a new job in a new town. But my fears were put to rest when Shelton generously offered me a brand new position within Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find. It was impossible to refuse such a wonderful offer. So as of this week I officially became the Events Coordinator for Heroes. I must admit that I am excited! My new job puts me in charge of organizing and promoting events such as HeroesCon, the Charlotte Minicon, Free Comic Book Day and store signings. Basically my job is to sell and promote the best comic book store in the world and the best comic convention of all time. What could be easier?

Shelton hired me in 2006 just two weeks before the convention where I was thrown into the fire but managed to make it through. I quickly worked my way up to store manager and held that position for two years. I was in charge of making sure the store ran on a day-to-day basis as well as organizing special events. Not only that, but I was also responsible for the basic organization of the convention. This past HeroesCon was one of the smoothest conventions I have ever attended and that makes me feel like all of my hard work paid off. I am sad to leave all of that behind but I look forward to all of the opportunities that will come with my new role.

I am eager to work more closely with exhibitors, pros and small press. I have some exciting plans that will only make HeroesCon bigger and better. I want to continue to cultivate Indie Island, discover ways to draw more attention to small press, diversify our exhibitor list, and widen our promotions. I strongly believe that I can do all these things and keep HeroesCon the family-friendly, comics-centric convention that we all know and love. My first big assignment will be to attend Comic-Con in San Diego and drum up excitement and guests for next year’s HeroesCon! My reading list ranges from Afrodisiac to Zatanna (and everything in between) and I intend on using my eclectic tastes and breadth of knowledge to talk to a wide range of creators and get them interested in coming to HeroesCon.

I am always open to suggestions and feedback and I would love to hear from you on how to make Heroes events even more awesome! Email me sometime!


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