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This is one of the hardest posts I’ve ever had to write. It is with shock, disbelief and great sadness that I share the news that Jeremy Dale has passed away. Jeremy came to HeroesCon about 10 years ago and promptly won the quick-draw contest. The next year he was a working professional and a regular in artist alley. He and his wife Kelly became part of the extended Heroes family. He was talented, funny, supportive, hard-working and way too young. Linda and I, along with the entire Heroes crew, send love and hugs to Kelly and all of our comic family friends that knew and loved Jeremy. He will be missed. Rest in Peace Jeremy. – Shelton Drum
Baltimore Comic Con is this weekend! Heroes Head Honcho Shelton Drum drove up with a van load of great comics from the Golden Age to today’s hottest new books! Stop by and say hello! For more info about the show, click the banner below!
In local convention news, HeroesCon 2015 Artists Alley tables are on sale now!
It wouldn’t be a major convention of any sort without a bit of last minute shuffling. We have a time/date change and an addition.
First the change:
Due to some travel issues, The ARCHIE PANEL originally scheduled for Friday at 4:00 has been moved to SATURDAY at 2:00pm.
SATURDAY 2:00PM Room 201
PART I :: ARCHIE: Life, Afterlife and Beyond
Join moderator Jimmy Aquino (COMIC NEWS INSIDER) in a talk about the major events happening at Archie Comics – from the hit horror series AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE to the upcoming “Death of Archie” in the pages of LIFE WITH ARCHIE and much more – with an all-star cast of Archie staff and stars, including artist FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (Afterlife with Archie), PAUL KAMINSKI (Archie Comics Executive Director of Editorial) and Red Circle Comics Editor and Archie SVP – Publicity and Marketing ALEX SEGURA.
PART II :: ARCHIE: SONIC THE HEDGEHOG and MEGAMAN
Get the inside scoop on what’s coming up in Archie’s best-selling “Action” line of video game titles, including SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, SONIC UNIVERSE and MEGA MAN, with SONIC/MEGA MAN editor PAUL KAMINSKI and long-time Sonic and Mega Man creators IAN FLYNN and TRACY YARDLEY
and we have a special addition to the schedule:
MEET THE GRAND COMICBOOK DATABASE (GCD)
Find out what all goes into compiling and maintaining the enormous (and indispensable) GRAND COMIC BOOK DATABASE. BOB BAILEY, WILL ALLRED, DANIEL NAUSCHUETZ and STEVEN ROWE will explain the challenging process of indexing comics. Thanks to their efforts, the GCD has become the go-to source for creator listings. DC and Marvel both use the GCD for their archives. Stop by dive deep into comics and comics’ history and prepare to be astounded by their Herculean effort.
The best just keeps getting bester.
The HeroesCon Drink and Draw event takes place on Friday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hilton Center City atrium located at 222 E 3rd St, Charlotte, NC 28202. HeroesCon’s first Drink and Draw event was in 2011, modeled after the Drink and Draw Social Club founded by comic artists Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian and Jeff Johnson. That event and every one since has raised money for Team Cul de Sac, the organization founded in honor of Cul de Sac cartoonist Richard Thompson that raises money and awareness for Parkinson’s Research.
PANELS—WE’VE GOT PANELS!!
The HeroesCon 2014 Schedule is up. Just click on this link….
So what have we got? Take a few minutes and look through the program; we try to have something for everyone. Plan your days around a few of these gems like:
How about THE INKWELL AWARDS? Saturday at Noon–BILL SIENKIEWICZ IS THE GUEST OF HONOR At the 4th Inkwell Awards Live Ceremony! See the live results from April’s votes for the BEST INKERS of 2013 and the recipients of the JOE SINNOTT HALL OF FAME AWARD!! To read more about this annual event, click here…
Speaking of ANNUAL HeroesCon Events— we have
- COSPLAY—3 ways! Group Photo, Meet the Cosplayers Panel and The 2nd Annual Cosplay costume Contest
- 4 SCAD Workshops
- Inking Panel
- 2 IMAGE Panels!
- 2 MARVEL Panels
- 2 ARCHIE Panels
- The 2nd Annual convention within a convention—THE CAROL CORPS!!!
- The Humor Panel—this is a can’t miss panel this year
- The All Ages Panel
- THE MEGA PANEL—Comics Regulation, Comics Censorship: Past and Present
- The Comic Strip Panel!!
- TWO (!!) Teaching Comics Roundtables
- Adam & Comfort’s Workshop
- New Masters of Horror!!
- INDY COMICS CREATORS
- And of course The QuickDraw—All Three days
Celebrate TwoMorrows Publishing 20th Anniversary all day Saturday with
- Modern Masters: Lee Weeks, Cliff Chiang, Mark Schultz and Art Adams!!
- CONAN Panel with Roy Thomas and Tim Truman!
- A Kirby Tribute Panel
- A Conversation with Denis Kitchen
- and A TwoMorrows Roundtable
Heidi MacDonald of THE BEAT and Tom Spurgeon of THE COMICS REPORTER head our team of all-star moderators so if it is scintillating conversation you want …
- Mark Waid
- Jim Starlin and Andy Smith
- Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez!
- KEVIN EASTMAN!
- ONLINE COMICS!
- Breaking Into Comics as a Writer
- The Challenges of a famous Property with Jeff Smith and Terry Moore
AND MORE—LOTS MORE—
And make sure you stop by on Sunday to pay respects to our absent friend NICK CARDY!!! A True Titan!
ENJOY!!–This is all for YOU!!!!
Early Saturday morning we announced that HeroesCon will exhibit Bill Watterson and Stephan Pastis‘ three collaborative strips in Pearls Before Swine. While we knew that this would be huge news, we are thrilled that several national outlets covered the story. From the Washington Post, who broke the story, to TIME, CNN and Rolling Stone, the media seems rightly excited about Watterson’s return to the comic strip. Several comic sites, including CBR, Comics Reporter, Comics Alliance, Nerdist and The Beat also covered the story. And Stephan Pastis himself told the story of how his collaboration with Watterson came to be.
Remember, HeroesCon is the only place that anyone will be able to see this art before it is auctioned off. While the media coverage is nice to see, the most important aspect of this story is that all of the money collected from the auction will be donated to our friends at Team Cul de Sac and the Michael J. Fox Foundation. We’ve been working with TCDS for four years in their efforts to raise money for Parkinson’s Research, and are honored to be a part of their continuing efforts.
The Watterson and Pastis strips will be on display all weekend at HeroesCon, and we’ll have even more surprises on hand at Friday night’s Drink and Draw event. Don’t forget that you can hear all about how this art was produced and how it came to HeroesCon at our panel on Friday, June 20 at 5:30. If you haven’t ordered your tickets for HeroesCon, we’re just a few days away. Now’s the time!