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HeroesCon 2019 :: PANELS will post on Fridays!

June 05, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, HeroesCon Panels, NEWS, Now Read This!, Photos, Schedule, Uncategorized

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HEROESCON 2019 :: PANELS!

We will post a new panel every Friday at 10am for the next several weeks!! Stay tuned and enjoy!!

All Hail Jack Kirby

He was a visionary, a great artist with an unlimited imagination and above all else he was a great and gentle man with a legacy as teeming as the Cosmos.
Come celebrate the KING with Mark Evanier and our guests Mike Royer, John Morrow, Jim Amash, and from the Kirby Museum, Rand Hoppe and Tom Kraft.

Recorded Sunday, June 15 at the 2019 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC

 

Cartoonist Kayfabe *LIVE*

Join Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg for a LIVE Cartoonist Kayfabe from the 2019 Heroes Convention!
Ed and Jim started the YouTube Channel “Cartoonist Kayfabe” to talk comics — old, new, and everything in between. They’ve been making comics for almost 20 years and reading them forever! Cartoonist Kayfabe is where they show off the cool stuff they have found, seen and made — from bootleg comics to popular titles like X-Men! Spend almost an hour with them as they talk about some of their favorite comic books, artists, and HeroesCon adventures!

Recorded Sunday, June 14 at the 2019 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC

 

Celebrating the Legion of Super Heroes

Keith Giffen, Joe Staton, and Greg LaRoque talk with Legion of Super-Heroes fanatic Nancy Northcott about the enduring allure of everyone’s favorite super-hero club.

Recorded Sunday, June 15 at the 2019 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC

 

Cosplay Q&A

Thinking about your first cosplay? Don’t know where to get particular fabric or how to build a prop? Our panel of experts can walk you through where to start, where to go, and how to manage it all without losing your cool. Moderator: Kalliste Cosplay Panelists: Sean Patton / SMP Designs, Jessica Smith, and Derek Nieman / Contagious Costuming.

Recorded Sunday, June 14 at the 2019 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC

 

In Frazettas Shadow

Dr. Scott Valeri sits down with Cary Nord — an artist known for his incredible interpretations of Burroughs and Howard characters — to discuss the influences, techniques, and timelessness of Frank Frazetta.

Recorded Sunday, June 16 at the 2019 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC

 

JLA-Eiou and Sometimes Why

Chris Brenneman sits down with J.M. DeMatteis, Keith Giffen, Kevin Maguire, and Bart Sears to discuss the series that changed team comics forever and most certainly helped pave the humor-laden road now travelled by the super-hero movies.

Recorded Friday, June 14 at the 2019 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC

 

Latour Live *Drawl*

Jason Latour continues his yearly tradition of conversing and drawing with talented artist friends he hand-picks from the convention Guest List. There’s insight and humor about how comics are created in this always entertaining panel!

Recorded Sunday, June 16 at the 2019 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC

 

The Art of Cover Composition

Comic book covers are in the midst of a creative renaissance. Join moderator Shawn Daughhetee as she talks with some of comics’ most innovative illustrators: Colleen Doran, Jenny Frison, Tula Lotay and Vanesa Del Rey. Learn techniques, tricks of the trade, and how these creators go about crafting their unique covers!

Recorded Saturday, June 15 at the 2019 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC

 

The Marvel Age

How Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko reinvented Superhero Comics in the 1960’s. Mark Evanier, Craig Yoe, Steve Saffel and Michael Kobre explore how that happened, who deserves credit and what it means for us now.

Recorded Saturday, June 15 at the 2019 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC

 

The Mark Sergio and Stan Show

Mark Evanier, Sergio Aragones, and Stan Sakai bring you the long-running, award-winning comic featuring GROO the Wanderer with his faithful dog Rufferto! If you’ve never been to a GROO panel before, you are in for a treat!

Recorded Saturday, June 15 at the 2019 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC

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HEROES CONVENTION UPDATE 4/24/2020 :: LOOKING FORWARD TO 2021

April 24, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Exhibitors, Feast Your Eyes, Guest List, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Indie Island, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, This Just In

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To Our Treasured Attendees, Artists, Guests and Members of the Heroes Convention Family,

As of Thursday, April 23, 2020, the State of North Carolina has extended the “Stay-At-Home” order effective until Friday, May 8, 2020. 

Guidelines for the gradual reopening of our State have been laid out in three phases, which at this time suggest that any mass gathering of more than 10,000 would be incredibly unlikely by June of 2020.

In light of these developments and the current unprecedented and unpredictable nature of the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, and with the best interest of everyone’s health and financial wellbeing in mind, we have made the difficult decision to bypass a 2020 Heroes Convention in favor of fast-forwarding our focus to our 39th Anniversary show to be held June 18-20, 2021.

This decision is not made lightly, and is made with the careful consideration for everyone’s safety at heart.

It would be reckless and irresponsible of us to expect our attendees, vendors, legendary creators, and our valued supporters to put themselves at risk by traveling at this time. It would also be irresponsible of us to presume that our vendors and artists would see positive sales during this time of economic uncertainty. We are hopeful that by giving as much notice as possible, our attendees and artists may be able to avoid costly airline reservations and may be able to alter any current travel arrangements without penalty.

Out of respect for an already crowded and uncertain convention schedule going into late 2020, we have decided to shift our focus forward to our June 2021 Heroes Convention versus attempting to reschedule for later this year.

Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find and the Heroes Convention are, at their core, a small business with a big heart, operating year-round from our brick-and-mortar comic-book store in Charlotte, NC. Our store, as well as the Heroes Convention, are managed by a team of four full-time employees, six part-time employees, and a small group of dedicated volunteers. We keep our store and convention operations running simultaneously during the months leading up to our convention, as well as during the event itself.

Normally, at this time of the year, we would be deep into HeroesCon preparation with most of our daily finances from the store being dedicated to producing the best Heroes Convention possible. 

Since Monday, March 23 (which also happens to be Shelton’s birthday), our store has been closed to the public. We are currently maintaining and surviving based solely on telephone and online sales from our loyal customer base. While we are endlessly appreciative of these sales, this change in our daily operation has affected not only our finances but the time which would otherwise be dedicated to organizing the Heroes Convention. Even if the country were able to open without guidelines and restrictions in the next week, the time left for us to produce a Heroes Convention on par with our standards would be insufficient. 

We are not receiving a refund from the Charlotte Convention Center, we are transferring our deposits from 2020 toward a 2021 show. Putting on a show the size and scope of the Heroes Convention is extremely expensive. All the money we have received from the purchase of 3-Day Advance Tickets, Artist Alley Tables and Exhibitor Booths is currently tied up in the cost of renting the Charlotte Convention Center, our decorator, and several other items that facilitate the show each year. 

We understand that everyone is experiencing hardships at this time, and we are no different. All 3-Day Advance Tickets, Artist Alley Tables and Exhibitor Booth Reservations for the 2020 Heroes Convention will automatically transfer to our June 18-20, 2021 show. Requests for refunds will be addressed on a case-by-case basis as soon as possible, but will need to be postponed until the country, and our store, have reopened and finances have stabilized. We will do our best to issue refunds if necessary, but it will take us time to do so. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

We look forward to hosting an incredible Heroes Convention in 2021 with a Guest List for the record books! We hope that you will join us next June 18-20! In the meantime, we ask that you stay safe, stay well, and stay home until it is safe for everyone!

We appreciate each and every one of you.

Sincerely,
The Staff of Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find and the Heroes Convention

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STAY UP TO DATE WITH OUR MOST RECENT INSTAGRAM POSTS! @HEROESONLINE

April 16, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, Interviews, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Opinion, Photos, Reviews, Spotlight on New Releases, Staff Picks, This Just In, Uncategorized, Where Do I Start?

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Bitter Root Variants Available in the Heroes Ebay Store!

April 15, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: Exclusives, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Special Offers

BITTER ROOT VARIANTS!

Available in the Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find ebay Store!
Get them while they last!

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Bitter Root #6 PowerCon “My Friend Totoro” Variant by Sanford Greene – SHIPS FREE!

 

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Bitter Root #6 Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find Chris Brunner Variant Cover 2nd print – SHIPS FREE

 

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Bitter Root #7 Eliza Ivanova 1:10 Variant Cover “Boyz n the Hood” Homage 1st Print – SHIPS FREE

There’s lots more to see on the Heroes Ebay page!

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SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT!! FAN FAVORITE COVER FOR BITTER ROOT #6 RETURNS WITH *2ND PRINT, HEROES-ONLY* VARIANT!!

March 17, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Exclusives, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Special Offers, Spotlight on New Releases, This Just In, Uncategorized

 

Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find Exclusive
BITTER ROOT #6 Chris Brunner
“Do The Right Thing” *2ND PRINT* Variant!

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The incredible Chris Brunner variant cover homage of Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing” on BITTER ROOT #6 was such a hit with the fans that it SOLD OUT before many even knew it existed!

Heroes has teamed with the BITTER ROOT Creative Team: Sanford Greene, Chuck Brown and David Walker, along with cover artist Chris Brunner with colors by Rico Renzi and Image Comics to bring you this Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find EXCLUSIVE 2ND PRINT VARIANT!

With a new back cover design, and a slightly altered front cover by artist Chris Brunner, this issue is strictly limited to 500 COPIES and it ONLY AVAILABLE through Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find!
 
Get your copy for $10.00 IN-STORE, for $9.98 + shipping on our WEB-STORE, and on our E-BAY store for $12.98 with FREE SHIPPING while supplies last!

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“The demand for issue 6 variant cover of Bitter Root has been hot, to say the least. However, what would top that is another exclusive variant to issue 6!”
– Sanford Greene, Bitter Root Artist and Co-Creator
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HEROES CONVENTION 2020 :: 3RD ROUND GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS!

March 11, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Exhibitors, Feast Your Eyes, Guest List, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Uncategorized

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HEROESCON 2020 FEATURED GUESTS UPDATES!

LARRY HAMA is coming to HeroesCon this June 19-21!

We’re just getting STARTED!!!
Check out our 3RD ROUND of Guest Announcements

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BILL AMEND
MARK BAGLEY
DARRYL BANKS
ANDY BELANGER
TAMRA BONVILLAIN
CHRIS BRUNNER
ZÉ BURNAY
BUZZ
BOB CAMP
CHRIS CAMPANA
VIC CARRABOTTA
NANCY COLLINS
SHAWN CRYSTAL
J. ROBERT DEANS
JEFF DEKAL
JOSE DELBO
TODD DEZAGO
MICHAEL DOONEY
TOMMY LEE EDWARDS
LIZ ENRIGHT
RAY FAWKES
SCOTT FOGG
JOSÉ LUIS GARCÍA-LÓPEZ
J. GONZO
JOSH GREATHOUSE
ADAM GUZOWSKI
GEORGE HAGE
LARRY HAMA
MARCUS HAMILTON
CULLY HAMNER
BRIAN HURTT
LIANA KANGAS

MORE announcements to follow in the coming months until the show!
See our FULL GUEST LIST HERE
GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!!

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And don’t forget our INCREDIBLE EXHIBITOR LINE-UP!!
Start making your shopping list NOW!

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HEROES CONVENTION 2020 :: REGARDING COVID-19

March 11, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: Comics Industry, DISCUSS, EVENTS, HeroesCon, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, This Just In, Uncategorized

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Asterix CoronavirusREGARDING COVID-19:

The Heroes Convention has no intention of canceling or postponing our 2020 show at this time.

We will monitor events closely and take every precaution necessary to ensure the health and safety of ALL our Guests and Attendees.
We will adhere to any and all CDC protocols and make any adjustments necessary.

In the meantime, please remember that handshakes are unnecessary when a polite elbow tap, friendly nod, or Mr. Spock’s “Live Long and Prosper” hand gesture will suffice.

Stay safe. WASH YOUR HANDS, take your vitamins, and we will see you all in June!

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HEROESCON 2020 :: FEATURED GUESTS UPDATES!

February 07, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Guest List, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, This Just In, Uncategorized

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HEROESCON 2020 FEATURED GUESTS UPDATES!

We’re just getting started on our 2020 Guest Announcements, but here’s a little taste of who’s coming to our 38th Anniversary Heroes Convention this June 19-21!!

FEBRUARY 7:
NEAL ADAMS
JOHN BEATTY
CHAD BOWERS
WES BROOKS
RYAN BROWNE
CULLEN BUNN
JOHN BURGIN
GREG BURNHAM
J CHRIS CAMPBELL
MICHAEL CHO
MARC DEERING
ERYK DONOVAN
JOEY ELLIS
MICHEL FIFFE
DANNY FINGEROTH
CHARLES FORSMAN
MICHAEL GOLDEN
JOHN HAIRSTON JR.
BOB HALL
JOHN HARTNESS
JUSTIN JORDAN
KEENAN MARSHALL KELLER
MATT KINDT
SHARLENE KINDT
SCOTT KOWALCHUK
MIKE KUNKEL
CARA MCGEE
MIKE MCKONE
BOB MCLEOD
DREW MOSS
TOM NEELY
IAN CHASE NICHOLS
ED PISKOR
JOHN ROSE
SCOTT ROSEMA
JIM RUGG
MARLIN SHOOP
STORME SMITH
KYLE STARKS
JIM STERANKO
KELLY WILLIAMS
MARCUS WILLIAMS
RENEE WITTERSTAETTER

GUESTS ANNOUNCED OCTOBER 2019:
CHUCK BROWN
JEFFREY BROWN
BRIDGIT CONNELL
TOM DEFALCO
RON FRENZ
GUY GILCHRIST
SANFORD GREENE
DUSTIN HARBIN
GEORGES JEANTY
JASON LATOUR
JAE LEE
PAT QUINN
RICO RENZI
DON ROSA
HOYT SILVA
JOE STATON
BRIAN STELFREEZE
MARK WAID
Get your tickets today!!

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GET YOUR HEROESCON 2020 TICKETS TODAY!

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We look forward to seeing you at our 2020 Heroes Convention June 19-21!!
Stay tuned for more exciting Guest Announcements and follow us here, sign up for our weekly Newsletter, and follow us on our social media outlets for the latest updates!!!

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HEROESCON 2020 ARTIST ALLEY TABLES & 3-DAY ADVANCE TICKETS – ON SALE NOW!!

October 31, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, NEWS, Special Offers, Uncategorized

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GET YOURS TODAY!

HEROESCON 2020 ARTIST ALLEY TABLES and 3-DAY ADVANCE PASSES are ON SALE NOW!!!

HEROESCON 2020 TICKETS:

Purchase your 3-Day Advance Pass for our 38th Anniversary Heroes Convention today!!

From NOW until January 31, 2020 we are celebrating the upcoming 40TH ANNIVERSARY of Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find with a special $40.00 Ticket!!
Ticket prices will return to their usual $50.00 price point on February 1, 2020, but even the $50.00 price of a 3-day pass saves you $20.00 off the day-of ticket prices!!! Get your tickets TODAY!!

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HEROESCON 2020 ARTIST ALLEY TABLES:

Purchase your ARTIST ALLEY TABLE at our 38th Anniversary Heroes Convention today!!

If you are an Artist who would like to reserve a 6′ Artist Alley Table at our 38th Anniversary Heroes Convention, June 19-21, just click the button below!! Tables will sale out, so be sure to get yours before they’re gone!!

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We look forward to seeing you ALL at our 2020 Heroes Convention next June!!
Stay tuned for exciting Guest Announcements and follow us here, sign up for our weekly Newsletter, and follow us on our social media outlets for the latest updates!!!

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HEROESCON 2019 :: THANK YOU!!

June 21, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Exhibitors, Guest List, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, NEWS, Uncategorized

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We would like to THANK EVERYONE who participated in our 2019 Heroes Convention!!

To every Artist, Exhibitor, Attendee, Sidekick, and Staff Member…
THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS.
The Heroes Convention would be NOTHING without each and every one of you, and we can’t thank you enough for spending your time with us last weekend, June 14-16.

We hope that you all had a tremendous show, and like us, are already looking forward to HeroesCon 2020!
We hope to see you all there!!

Now…to help recap some of our 2019 show, here are some links to media coverage of the show!
(If you have links you would like to share, please send those to Karla@heroesonline.com!

– THE HEROES STAFF

Patrick Sun – HeroesCon Photographer Extraordinaire

HeroesCon Photos by Contagious Photography

Charlotte Observer

Wilson’s World: Hanging with Super Heroes at HeroesCon 2019 in Uptown Charlotte

WCNC – Heroes Convention in Charlotte all weekend

WCNC – Behind the Scenes at HeroesCon

WCNC – Comic Book Lovers Will Unite

WBTV – Heroes Convention Comes to the Queen City

WBTV – Morning Break Goes To HeroesCon

WBTV – HeroesCon Kick Off

https://lrmonline.com/news/heroescon-2019-a-great-fathers-day-family-friendly-event/

HeroesCon 2019: 3-Day Comic Convention

ISSUE #61: Jenny Frison Video Interview – HeroesCon 2019

https://www.wltx.com/article/news/local/heros-assemble-hero-con-hits-charlotte/101-6e1a80f0-a391-44e2-b240-330ffd007c63

HeroesCon 2019: Biggest "Little" Comics Show Is A Treat For Comic Book Fans

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But Why Tho Podcast: Pink Lemonade #1

But Why Tho Podcast: Matt Fraction

But Why Tho Podcast: Chris Sims

Captain Comics Review

2019 Heroes Con Dealer Summary

 

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