HEROESCON 2019 :: GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS *ROUND 4*

April 16, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Guest List, HeroesCon, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Uncategorized

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HEROES CONVENTION 2019 ::
Guest Announcements – Round FOUR!

Heroes is happy to announce our FOURTH wave of Featured Guests for our 2019 Convention!

Start making your “must-see” list NOW! Lots of artists start their commission lists well in advance of the convention, so be sure to check their websites and social media!

Keep an eye of the Heroes HotlineFacebookInstagram and Twitter as we continue to add more great artist to our 2019 Guest List, and get your 3-DAY ADVANCE TICKETS TODAY!!

APRIL 17
Robert Atkins
Sean Beck
Craig Boldman
June Brigman
Paty Cockrum
Dave Dorman
Ben Fisher
Nathan Fox 
Keven Gardner 
Matt Haley 
Ray Kryssing 
Marissa Louise 
Tom Lyle 
Kevin Maguire 
Tradd Moore 
Billy Parker 
Paul Pelletier 
Brandon Peterson 
Robert Potchak 
Roy Richardson 
Robbi Rodriguez 
JB Roe 
Bart Sears 
Brian Shearer 
Zack Soto 
Collette Turner 
Matt Webb 
Marcus Williams 
Kelly Yates

MARCH 13
Dave Aikins
Matthew Allison
Jim Amash
Paul Azaceta
Jeremy Bastian
John Beatty
Andy Belanger
Andy Bennett
Ryan Bodenheim
Tamra Bonvillain
Frank Brunner
Cullen Bunn
Buzz
Brendan Cahill 
Ben Caldwell
Richard Case
Jacob Chabot
Keith Champagne
Aaron Conley
Steve Conley
Denys Cowan
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Teresa R Davidson
Jeff Dekal
Vanesa Del Rey
J. M. DeMatteis
Michael Dooney
Colleen Doran
Nick Filardi
Jared K Fletcher
Naomi Franquiz
Michael Garland
Chris Giarrusso
Keith Giffen
Josh Greathouse
Marcus Hamilton
Cory Hamscher
N Steven Harris
Tom Heintjes
Andy Hirsch
Neal Holman
Georges Jeanty
Daniel Warren Johnson
Jay Leisten
Daniel Leister
Brian Level
Megan Levens
Mike Lilly
James Lyle
Matthew Manning
Laura Martin
Paul Maybury
Bob McLeod
Cara McGee
Dawn McTeigue
Adriana Melo
Al Milgrom
Ted Naifeh
Robert Newsome
Kevin Nowlan
Yanick Paquette
Brett Parson
David Peterson
Chris Pitzer
Andy Price
Tom Raney
Matthew Roberts
Patrick Rooks
Scott Rosema
Mike Royer
Brian Schirmer
Chris Schweizer
Ben Sears
Christopher Sebela
Brian “Smitty” Smith
K Lynn Smith
Johndell Snead
John K Snyder III
Sarah Stern
Karl Story
Ben Templesmith
Rich Tommaso
Billy Tucci
Keith Tucker
John Van Fleet
Tim Vigil
Ramon Villalobos
Chris Visions
David Wachter
Doug Wagner
David Walker
Adam Warren
Larry Watts
Nolan Woodard
Alexis Ziritt

FEBRUARY 13
Bill Amend
Pat Broderick
Ryan Browne
Andrew Buck
Chris Campana
J Chris Campbell
Vic Carrabotta
Ryan Cody
Patrick Dean
Marc Deering
Eryk Donovan
Marie Enger
Francesco Francavilla
Scott Godlewski
Gene Gonzales
J Gonzo
Randy Green
Tom Grummett
Brian Hurtt
Justin Jordan
Keenan Marshall Keller 
Karl Kesel
Matt Kindt
Sharlene Kindt
Mike Kunkel
Rick Leonardi
Mike Maihack
Kevin Mellon
Jason Moore
Tom Neely 
Andrew Pepoy
Ron Randall
Tim Sale
Matt Santorelli
Marlin Shoop
Uko Smith
Mark Waid
Joey Weiser
Jeremy Whitley
Kelly Williams
Matt Wilson
Craig Yoe
Skottie Young

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HEROESCON TICKET HOLDERS RECEIVE FREE ADMISSION TO CHARLOTTE MINI-CON!!!

January 09, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS, Exclusives, HeroesCon, NEWS, Special Offers, Uncategorized

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The HeroesCon 2019 Online Ticket Discount has ended…but that doesn’t mean the DEALS have!!

Anyone who has purchased a HEROESCON 2019 3-Day Advance Pass can bring proof of that ticket purchase to receive FREE ADMISSION to the CHARLOTTE MINI-CON on Saturday, January 26th at the Grady Cole Center! (Regular Admission: $5.00 Per Adult, 18 & Under FREE.)

If you have already purchased your ticket for the Charlotte Mini-Con, you will be able to purchase your HeroesCon 2019 3-Day Advance Tickets AT THE MINI-CON for $5.00 OFF! (Regular 3-Day Pass Admission: $50.00, 18 & Under FREE.) That means there’s still a chance to get your HeroesCon 2019 ticket at the discount price of $45.00! (Ticket(s) MUST be purchased at the Charlotte Mini-Con to receive discount.)

If you have already purchased BOTH your Charlotte Mini-Con ticket AND your HeroesCon 2019 ticket, first of all…HAVE WE TOLD YOU HOW MUCH WE LOVE YOU???
Bring proof of BOTH your ticket purchases and we will give you a FREE HeroesCon Shirt! (While supplies last!)

And…finally…
If you have purchased your Charlotte Mini-Con ticket AND a HeroesCon 2019 ticket with A LIMITED EDITION SHIRT…YOU ARE A TRUE HERO AMONG HEROES!!!
Wear your RED, Limited-Edition HeroesCon t-shirt to the Charlotte Mini-Con and we will gift you with an additional bonus for being SO AWESOME!!

We hope to see EVERYONE at the Charlotte Mini-Con on Saturday, January 26th!!

Featuring:

  • Thomas Boatwright
  • Wes Brooks
  • Chuck Brown
  • Chris Brunner
  • Bridgit Connell
  • Mason Dickerson
  • Stephen Green
  • Sanford Greene
  • John Hairston Jr
  • Dustin Harbin
  • Jason Latour
  • Steve Mannion
  • Drew Moss
  • Eraklis Petmezas
  • Pat Quinn
  • Rico Renzi
  • Budd Root
  • Stephane Roux
  • Hoyt Silva
  • Andy Smith
  • Brian Stelfreeze
  • & Many More!

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HEROESCON :: THANK YOU AND SAVE THE DATE!

June 19, 2018 By: Rico Renzi Category: HeroesCon, HeroesCon News

2019_posterThank you once again to all the amazing creators, exhibitors, vendors, and fans for another great Heroes Convention! Thanks to all the volunteers who make it possible for our tiny staff to pull off such a large show! We couldn’t do it without you! Mark your calendars for HeroesCon 2019, we’ll see you June 14-16 next year!

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HEROES LABOR DAY SALE :: AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 1

August 22, 2014 By: Seth Peagler Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Sale!, Special Offers

saleIn honor of Labor Day, we’ll be hosting a two day sale next weekend! It kicks off on Sunday, August 31 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., then picks back up on Monday, September 1 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Note that we’ll be opening three hours early next Sunday to start the festivities and give you all a few extra hours to shop.

What will be included in this sale? To start, we’ll have 30 long boxes of a brand new dollar comics on hand. This stock has never been displayed at a Heroes event, nor has it been on the road at any of our numerous convention appearances. We’ve been saving these especially for this event, so know that you’ll have plenty of good dollar comics to find.

If that’s not enough, Shelton has declared that every statue in the store will be on sale, all priced to move! It’s rare that our entire stock of statues will be on sale, so if you’ve had your eye on any of them, next weekend will be the perfect time to pick them up.

It’s going to be a busy Fall at Heroes, and we’ll have some exciting announcements in the coming weeks about store signings and our annual Heroes Pop Swap. Stay tuned to this very blog for all the news, and we’ll look forward to seeing you next weekend.

Heroes Labor Day Sale

Sunday, August 31: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Monday, September 1: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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Top Ten Reasons to Attend HeroesCon’s Drink and Draw

June 17, 2014 By: Heather Peagler Category: Comics Industry, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, NEWS, Schedule, Special Offers

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This year marks the fourth annual HeroesCon/Team Cul de Sac Drink and Draw.  This event has grown each year as has the amount of money you wonderful people contribute in the fight against Parkinson’s.  If you’ve never attended or it’s been awhile since you’ve made it, here are my Top Ten Reasons to Attend!
10.  What’s more relaxing after a first day on the con floor than having a few drinks in the swanky Hilton lobby? The staff at the Hilton was amazing last year.  They featured super hero drinks on special last year, and may have some new ones this year!
9.  Not only can you kick back with some delicious drinks, you can do so while enjoying some free live music by Raleigh, NC based Jack the Radio.  The guys were  great addition last year and I can’t wait to hear what their acoustic sets have to offer this year. You can get a preview of the guys here.
Jack the Radio at 2013 Drink and Draw

Jack the Radio at the 2013 Drink and Draw

8. Swag!! This year not only will you be able to purchase fabulous original art, but Limited Edition Drink and Draw prints with art by Alexis Ziritt and special Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find t-shirts will be available.  Team Cul de Sac’s Chris Sparks also has too many great auction items to list!
7.  It’s quite impressive for a group of people to put in a long day of work at the con and then extend that day into the late night in the name of a good cause.  Give your HeroesCon Drink and Draw crew a hand, and maybe a drink or two to thank them for all their hard work.  Seth will once again be emceeing this event and I will also be joining him on the mic this year!  This is a cause that is near and dear to both of our hearts, and the Heroes family as well.

Seth and Justin at the 2013 Drink and Draw

Seth and Justin at the 2013 Drink and Draw

6. Not only will there be Drink and Draw art created live while you watch in the Hilton, but artists from all over have sent in pieces for you to bid on! Some of these artists don’t normally sell sketches outside of their books so this is a great opportunity to own some amazing original art you will not be able to find anywhere else.  Not to drop names, but comics greats like Art Spiegelman and Stephan Pastis are sending art this year!
5.  All of the proceeds of the Drink and Draw go to Team Cul de Sac which raises money for Parkinson’s research.  TCDS was founded by Chris Sparks with Richard Thompson after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and Chris wanted to do something to help his friend.  This is an amazing cause and we are so happy to be a part of the fundraising efforts.
2013 Drink and Draw

2013 Drink and Draw

4.  You may have seen the article in the New York Post or the Press Release on this very blog, but in case you missed it, we will have on display the original Pearls Before Swine strips that Bill Watterson of Calvin and Hobbes fame did with Stephan Pastis this month.  The original art will also be on display behind the Art Stage all weekend during convention hours.
3.  Do you collect original art? The Drink and Draw presents the opportunity to pick up some very unique pieces at great prices.   Didn’t have a chance to chat with some of your favorite artists on the con floor? A growing number of the pros at HeroesCon are attending the Drink and Draw.  If your personal favorite isn’t there, maybe you’ll find a new one or two.
A sampling of original art!

A sampling of original art!

2.  The Drink and Draw is a much smaller venue than the con floor and it is a wonderful time to spend time with friends and make new ones.  The community and support that has grown around this event has been amazing.  What started as a small crowd at Fuel Pizza has expanded to the Hilton hotel bar featuring live music in just a few years time.
1.  I mentioned above that all the proceeds raised go to Parkinson’s research, but the number one reason to attend the Drink and Draw is to honor Richard Thompson.  Richard was actually in attendance at our very first Drink and Draw in 2011.  He has not been able to join us physically since, but we know he’s here with us in spirit and happy to see such a great art community of both artists and fans honor his contribution to comics.

Richard and Roger Langridge at the 2011 Drink and Draw.

Richard and Roger Langridge at the 2011 Drink and Draw.

 

 

Want to see more of past Drink and Draws? Here are photos from 2011, 2012, and 2013.

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.

 

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HEROESCON 2014 & BILL WATTERSON IN THE NEWS!

June 09, 2014 By: Seth Peagler Category: Comics Industry, EVENTS, Guest List, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, NEWS, Schedule, Special Offers

Watterson - Team Cul De SacEarly 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 ReporterComics 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!

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HEROESCON TO DISPLAY NEW ART FROM BILL WATTERSON!

June 06, 2014 By: Seth Peagler Category: Comics Industry, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Guest List, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon Art Auction, HeroesCon News, Indie Island, NEWS, Now Read This!, QuickDraw, Schedule, Special Offers, This Just In

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This year HeroesCon is proud to display the first published comic strip art from Bill Watterson in nearly twenty years! Watterson completed his inimitable Calvin and Hobbes strip in 1995, and has since remained largely private in his life and art. If you happened to read Stephan Pastis popular Pearls Before Swine strip this week, you may have noticed that Pastis employed a guest artist, billed as a second grade girl named Libby, to help him with three strips. Astute readers speculated about the true identity of the guest artist, and today the Washington Post revealed it to be none other than the legendary Bill Watterson!

In conjunction with Chris Sparks and Team Cul de Sac, we are happy to be bringing all three Watterson and Pastis strips to Charlotte to display at HeroesCon, June 20 through 22 at the Charlotte Convention Center. The art will be displayed on the convention floor all weekend, at our Drink and Draw event on Friday night, and at Saturday night’s Art Auction.   We’ll also be hosting a panel on Friday, June 20 where fans will get to hear the story of how this remarkable art was produced, how it came to be featured in Charlotte, and the part that Cul de Sac cartoonist Richard Thompson plays in all of it.

The three strips produced by Watterson and Pastis will be auctioned off in the coming months, with all proceeds from the sale going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. This charity works closely with our good friends at Team Cul de Sac, for whom we host our annual HeroesCon Drink and Draw charity event. More specifics regarding the auction of these pieces will be available at HeroesCon, here on our site and at Team Cul de Sac‘s page in the coming weeks.

HeroesCon is the only place anyone will be able to see the rare Watterson and Pastis original art in person before they are auctioned off. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for comic and art fans across the country, and we are humbled and honored to be bringing it to Charlotte.

HeroesCon takes place June 20 – 22 at the Charlotte Convention Center. The Bill Watterson and Cul de Sac panel takes place Friday, June 20 at 5:30 at the convention center.

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The HeroesCon Drink and Draw event takes place on Friday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hilton Center City atrium. 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.

The HeroesCon Art Auction will take place on Saturday, June 21 at 8 p.m. in the Providence Ballroom at the Westin.

For more information on all things HeroesCon, stayed tuned to www.heroesonline.com. If you have any questions regarding the Watterson and Pastis exhibit in Charlotte, contact Seth Peagler at seth@heroesonline.com or through the Heroes store at 704.375.7462. Additionally, you can contact Team Cul de Sac’s Chris Sparks at teamculdesac@gmail.com for further information.

 

 

 

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STAFF PICKS :: COMPLETE CUL DE SAC BOXED SET :: MAY 7, 2014

May 06, 2014 By: Seth Peagler Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

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seth_staff_picksSETH’S PICK :: COMPLETE CUL DE SAC BOXED SET: I’m happy to remind you all that this week finally sees the release of the Complete Cul de Sac! Some of you may not know the work of artist Richard Thompson, but comic strip fans around the country know him to be a national treasure. But it’s not just fans who appreciate Thompson, it’s writers and artists who are rightly blown away by the genius-level writing and art that he infused into not only the Cul de Sac strip, but also his Richard’s Poor Almanac series. The level of humor, heart and skill readily available in Thompson’s work is truly astounding, and I can’t think of many books I’d rather have in my home library than this one. culdesac2

Some of you may know that for the past several years we’ve celebrated Thompson’s work at our HeroesCon Drink and Draw event. We’re thrilled to once again be working with Team Cul de Sac at this year’s event, which will take place on the Friday night of HeroesCon. I’ll be letting you know more specifics about it soon, but if you haven’t been to our Drink and Draw before, it’s a fun event where artists from hobbyists to professionals hang out at a nice bar and create art. We then auction off that art that very night, with all the money we raise going to Team Cul de Sac and the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. It’s the best way to celebrate the greatness of the comics community and help us raise money for a worthy cause. Kick off the celebration by picking up The Complete Cul de Sac this week!

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HUGE LABOR DAY WAREHOUSE SALE!

August 02, 2013 By: Seth Peagler Category: EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Sale!, Special Offers

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“Why don’t you guys ever have a warehouse sale?”  It’s something we’ve heard from countless customers over the years, and it’s finally happening over Labor Day weekend!  The sale will take place over four days from Friday, August 30 – Monday, September 2.

“What exactly makes this a warehouse sale?”  As you know, we buy comic collections all the time, and we’ve bought so many in recent years that we just don’t have the space to keep them anymore.  With multiple warehouses overflowing, it’s time to let our customers pick through what we’ve accumulated.

“What can I expect to find at the sale?”  For starters, we’ll have nearly 100,000 comics under tents in front of the store ready for you to dig through.  Do the math – that’s nearly 300 long boxes of comics!  As the sale goes on prices will get lower, but the selection will be smaller. We’ll have big deals right from the start, but as usual, the more you buy, the cheaper the cost.  We’ll also have a plethora of trade paperbacks on sale, reduced prices on HeroesCon prints through the years, and more!

“What are the hours for the sale?”  It will officially kick off Friday evening around 6 p.m. and go until MIDNIGHT!  Saturday it will begin at our normal opening hour of 10 a.m. and go until MIDNIGHT!  Sunday we’ll open three hours early at 10 a.m. and go until MIDNIGHT! And Monday, we’ll open at 10 a.m. and go until dark, or until everything’s gone, whichever comes first.

We’ve had lots of sales over the years, but trust me – you’ve never seen one this big.  Start getting your back issue list together and get ready for this gargantuan event!

Just for the sake of reminding you, here are the times for the sale:

Friday, August 30: 6 p.m. – MIDNIGHT

Saturday, August 31: 10 a.m. – MIDNIGHT

Sunday, September 1: 10 a.m. – MIDNIGHT

Monday, September 2: 10 a.m. – DARK (or until everything’s gone!)

Come celebrate the holiday with us, and pick up some great deals in the process!  See you Labor Day weekend!

 

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HEROES ANNOUNCES JUSTIN CROUSE AS STORE MANAGER!

July 26, 2013 By: Seth Peagler Category: Comics Industry, DISCUSS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, NEWS, This Just In

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Heroes is proud to welcome Justin Crouse to the position of Store Manager!  Justin has been a valuable staff member for the past three years.  Like many employees over the years, Justin was a customer for some fifteen years before he worked his way up from HeroesCon volunteer to full fledged staff member.  In addition to being an endless source of humor for staff and customers alike, Justin has a wide range of comic tastes – his favorites include  Howard the Duck, Savage Dragon, Bulletproof Coffin, Captain America, Asterios Polyp and Black Hole.  Justin’s also a talented artist, with his work appearing in several anthologies and self-published comics in recent years.  He values the aesthetics of the form, and, like the rest of us, unabashedly loves comics.

As store manager, Justin will handle all comic ordering, which means if you have any requests for specific items or variants, or would like to change your Previews orders, you’ll need to contact him at justin@heroesonline.com.  He will also be helping to coordinate volunteers for HeroesCon 2014.

We are very excited to have Justin as our new store manager, and hope you’ll also welcome him.  After the success of this year’s HeroesCon, we’re all reinvigorated and ready to bring you an even better comic shop and convention in the coming year.  Great things are happening at Heroes, and we hope you’ll continue to join us along the way.

 

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