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HEROESCON 2012 :: STAN LEE’S Signing & Photo Schedule!

June 18, 2012 By: Rico Renzi Category: Guest List, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Schedule


Because YOU demanded it, and because you sent a million emails to both us and Stan asking for it, Stan Lee will be extending his stay at HeroesCon until Sunday afternoon!

That’s right! The response to the True Believer pass was so strong that Stan didn’t want to disappoint anyone that wanted to meet him and get an autograph or a photo taken with him! All VIP pass holders will have 2 days of opportunity to meet Stan “The Man” Lee!

Below is the full signing and photo schedule. If you were thinking about getting a True Believer pass, do it now. They are still on sale, but obviously for a limited time!


  • 9:30 AM – VIP photo session (advance pass and all VIP in 30 min prior to public)
  • 11:30 AM – VIP autograph session
  • 2:00 PM – Regular photo session
  • 3:30 PM – Regular Autograph session
  • 5:00 PM – “An Hour With Stan Lee” Panel
  • 6:00 PM – Convention closes


  • 10:00 AM – Photos (VIP pass holders in 1 hour prior to public to be in Stan Lee line only.)
  • 11:30 AM – Autographs
  • 1:00 PM –  Autographs


May 31, 2012 By: Rico Renzi Category: HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Schedule

Thanks to the great response we received from you guys, we are going to have our first HeroesCon Fun Run this year! Join us Saturday morning on June 23rd for exercise, friends, and fun! We’ll be meeting outside The Westin, Stonewall St side  at 7:00 AM. We’ll be accepting donations (after we cover printing costs) on behalf of the Hairy Cell Leukemia Research Foundation to fund research into the causes, diagnoses, and treatment of hairy cell leukemia, the disease that took the life of the great Dave Stevens. For your donation you will receive a HeroesCon Fun Run shirt with art by Eric Canete! Eric has even offered to do portfolio reviews for any aspiring artists willing to run, details here!

You don’t need to make a donation to run, but we sure would appreciate it and so would the foundation. You also don’t need to run to donate or get the shirt! Shirts will be available for pre-order for a VERY limited time (we need to get them to press!) So get your orders now! We will do a very small overprint of a few sizes to have the day of the run. We will not be shipping shirts, they will only be available the morning of the run! Thank you! Your generosity is appreciated!


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May 28, 2011 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Guest List, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Indie Island, Schedule, Special Offers

Last chance for Advance 3-Day passes to HeroesCon 2011 that is! HeroesCon 2011 starts in 5 days! The deadline for purchasing these will be Tuesday, May 31 at 9:00 PM EST. Advance 3-Day passes entitle you to early entry every day of the convention (at our discretion). Every year we also give an signed and numbered print to advance pass holders and this year is no different! The 2011 incentive print features art by master of the macabre, Bernie Wrightson! Feast your peepers on a teaser of the art for this year’s print above. NOTE:  Prints are not guaranteed to be ready for pickup until possibly Friday evening or Saturday as Bernie has to sign over a 1000 of these bad boys when he gets into town. So, if you see Bernie, just say thank you and go easy on the handshakes!

In other convention news, we are working round the clock to get all of our small press listings up on the site and ready for our program books. Thank you for your patience! We are a small staff running a BIG convention and we are going to make sure everyone that attends the show this year has the time of their lives!

Table assignments for professionals, Indie Island and exhibitors are now up on the site, check them out! We can’t wait to see you all in just a few days!




May 26, 2011 By: Rico Renzi Category: HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Schedule

Plan your weekend at HeroesCon, our complete event schedule has been posted!


HEROESCON :: UPDATES :: Exhibitor Locations, Schedule, More!

May 28, 2010 By: Dustin Harbin Category: Guest List, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, NEWS, Schedule

Super crazy INSANE late night last night finishing the program book for this year’s HeroesCon, and thus finalizing all the little bits and pieces that go into it. The good thing about that is that all those little bits and pieces are finally finalized, including these guys:





hmm, is there anything else? Well just to remind you that you need to buy


on or before Monday, May 31, if you want to get one of these exclusive signed and numbered 11″ x 17″ prints by Mike Mignola F-R-E-E. That is cheap at twice the price, sports fans, just look at this beauty:


HEROESCON :: Dollar Bin Podcast Panels!

June 26, 2009 By: Dustin Harbin Category: DISCUSS, HeroesCon, Interviews, Schedule

Hey! While I’m thinking about it, I wanted to point out that our bros at the Dollar Bin podcast recorded a TON of panels at HeroesCon, which they are putting up on their site one by one. You can find them in more or less one place here, and I’ll try to update this blogpost as well. Many MANY MANY thanks to these guys, including Adam, Brian, Devin, Kris, Ted, and probably a bunch I’m forgetting. They worked super hard over the weekend, not just recording panels, but miking them and just generally being super awesome. You would be well-served to check out their podcast, whether it’s Heroes-related or not!

Okay, panels up there so far:

“New Power Generation” Panel, featuring Matt Fraction, Brian Bendis, Ivan Brandon, Jonathan Hickman, Ed Brubaker, and Matt Brady.

“DC Universe” Panel, featuring DC editors Brian Cunningham and Ian Sattler, with special guests

“Marvel Pint O’ CB” Panel, featuring Matt Fraction, Brian Bendis, Ed Brubaker, and Mark Waid

Mark Waid Interview


HEROESCON :: Pre-Convention News Smorgasbord!

June 18, 2009 By: Dustin Harbin Category: Guest List, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Schedule, Slice of Life

Whew! Man we are running around like crazy, but I wanted to update you on a couple of things before I get away from easy internet access. I’m super rushed though, and as I type in my air conditioned office, Seth and Shawn and our staff are sweating through load-in, so my guilt commands that I hurry up so I can join them. ??? Uh, guilt, that basically sounds like a terrible idea, but okay…

ITEM! All locations are up on our site, and are just as up-to-date as I could make them. You can find Guest, Small Press, and Exhibitor locations up there, including an updated list of the few cancellations we’ve had, in the sidebar at the right of the Guest List page.

ITEM! Just a reminder to all advance ticket holders: we will be allowing you on the floor 30 minutes in advance of the show opening times, as a thank you for your early patronage. This is ALSO a reminder to exhibitors, small press, and guests, who should definitely be sure to be ready for the crush 30 minutes early this year! We will be adjusting the time these people can get in as well.

ITEM! Ben Towle and Craig Fischer host an awesome in-depth look at the career of Steve Ditko. Check it:

You can read all about it on our Event Schedule page, which is ALSO updated!

ITEM! Ben and Craig are not the only ones who are BRINGING IT to HeroesCon. Our man Brian Pulido is bringing a special HeroesCon edition of Lady Death #1 and a new Lady Death print! Brian will be selling these at his booth in Artists Alley, which I do believe is booth #832.

Be sure you go by and say hi to Brian, AND/OR catch him moderating the Hero Initiative panel at 3.30 on Friday, which will feature fellow Hero Initiative board member George Perez!

ITEM! But what about BOOM!, who is also bringing it? They’ll have like 40 billion exclusive HeroesCon covers this weekend, including an Irredeemable #3, a Muppets foil cover by HeroesCon guest Roger Langridge, and a Farscape cover as well! And I feel kinda sure that I forgot one or two, too, so you’ll have to visit them at Booth 514/613 to get the full rundown!

Okay, hopefully I’ll be able to make another update before things get even crazier… but we’ll see. Any latebreaking news will be in the Heroes Hotline, which will go out first thing in the morning, bright and early!


QUICK UPDATES :: Updated Small Press Locations, Schedule Additions, More!

June 12, 2009 By: Dustin Harbin Category: Guest List, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Schedule

Okay, super fast and dirty because WHOA NELLIE me and Shelton are working hard to get everything squared away in time for the big program book deadline tomorrow morning. But here are a couple of things I’ve just updated:

1) SMALL PRESS TABLES: I moved some around again. I’m sorry! But pretty much everybody that got moved (only a half-dozen or so), got moved to better spots. We’re going to squeeze the Blood Drive in that corner so you guys aren’t stuck in the dark corner trying to flag down fans. Also, everyone who’s purchased space over the last week or so should now be listed, and the many of you who have been patiently waiting for me to remember to make the corrections you asked me for, those should now be made as well.

2) SCHEDULE: I’ve added a bunch of new panels, plus full details on all the Marvel panels (special guests galore!), the Steve Ditko focus panel (A+!), and a bunch more. I think my two favorite new things are the Jeff Smith documentary screening and the George Perez/Mark Waid Brave & The Bold panel-by-panel panel that Andy “Heroes Discussion Group” will be running.

3) GUEST LIST: has been tweaked a little, but not so’s you noticed. There are some recent cancellations though, today including Jason Pearson and Sarah Wilkinson. That complete list is down under the con diagrams and so forth on the right side of the page.

I feel like there’s something else but I can’t remember. Either way, gotta get back to work! Wish me and Shelton luck!


HEROESCON :: Event Schedule Now Up!

June 07, 2009 By: Dustin Harbin Category: HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Schedule

Yes! We’ve gotten a lot of requests over the last several weeks, and here it is at last–the HeroesCon 2009 Event Schedule! I invite you to peruse the heckfire out of this badboy, and please don’t hesitate to post here if you catch any mistakes. I work this behemoth out on paper and then hand-key everything. AND I DON’T BELIEVE IN SPELLCHECK. But I’ve been known to make mistakes once in a while.

Also: did you notice this cool part?

Yessir that’s right! We’re bringing back an old perk for buying your tickets to HeroesCon early–advance ticket buyers will enter the show 30 minutes early all three days! We’ll be cutting off advance ticket sales about a week from now, probably next Sunday or Monday, so if I were you I’d grab those badboys right now!


HEROESCON :: Art Auction Is Large And In Charge!

June 18, 2008 By: Dustin Harbin Category: Guest List, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Schedule

Hi there! Remember me? It seems like it’s been a while, but over here we’ve all got our noses to the grindstone getting everything in place for this weekend’s HeroesCon. THIS WEEKEND’s HeroesCon–crazy, no? Just think, a couple of weeks from now this blog will be back to talking about comics and our store again–imagine!

But not yet: I wanted to let you in on the details of this weekend’s coolest con-event–our Annual Art Auction! This has become one of the most popular events on the comics convention calendar, and this year we’re pulling out all the stops.

First of all, we’re having it for the first time in Charlotte’s coolest uptown club, to give you all a bit of local flavor. This year’s Art Auction will take place Saturday at 6.30pm at THE ALLEY CAT, located at 314 N. College St., just five blocks from the convention center. Heckfire, if you’re feet are tired, you can take the Light Rail! Feel free to quiz us at the Info Booth on how to get there once you’re at the convention.

One of the coolest things about the Alley Cat is that right inside is a miniature version of the famous Penguin burger restaurant–for the first time you can go to the Auction, have a great dinner, and bid on original art all at the same time. Plus there’s a full bar and a super-friendly staff on hand, so this should be our most fun Auction yet!

Also new this year is our Silent Auction–because of the HUGE number of donations we get for the Auction, we’re going to place most of them in a Silent Auction, to take place throughout the weekend at the front of the convention. Near the end of each day we’ll award pieces to the winners, so each day there’ll be new works to bid on!

Oh, one more thing–while I’m no Rosario Dawson, this year I will be auctioneering the Auction, so things are going to have a distinctly ME flavor to them. Hopefully that’s a good thing, but we’ll see.

Oh, and one MORE one more thing–the Auction couldn’t happen with the help of our friend Allison Sohn, one of our most tireless supporters. We wanted to mention someone that I forgot to get on the guest list in time was going to be set up at the convention–Allison’s friend Mark McHaley, who’s done a ton of trading card art for companies like Rittenhouse Archives and Topps, including the recent Indiana Jones series. He won’t be in the program book, but search him out at table AA-214 this weekend!

Okay, tons more to do, but I wanted to drop that knowledge on you really quick. More coming!