This is the big one, everybody! This weekend, the Action Age is heading to Charlotte, North Carolina for the show we look forward to all year: HeroesCon! And this year, the entire team behind Awesome Hospital is going to be in the house: Me, Chad Bowers, Matt Digges and our lustrous letterer Josh Krach! Plus, a ton of good friends of ours are going to be there, including Curt Franklin, Chris Haley, Kevin Church, Ming Doyle, the unstoppable Dr. K, and my War Rocket Ajax co-hosts both old and new, Matt Wilson and Euge “Adam Warrock” Ahn!
The Action Age crew be hanging out at Table #626 In Artist’s Alley (a slight change from what’s in the program), and we’ll have print copies of Awesome Hospital #1, Monster Plus #1, Woman of A.C.T.I.O.N. #1, Skullkickers #6, and Resurrection #8, plus prints, postcards, and a pretty awesome Awesome Hospital promo that we came up with in a planning session. Hint: It’s edible. All that, and sketches!
Here’s a handy map to where we are:
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! I’m going to be on a panel every day this weekend!
Friday at 1:00 in Room 206, I’m moderating The Comic Twart Panel! I did this last year and it was a ton of fun: Tom Fowler, Francesco Francavilla, Dan Panosian, Ron Salas, Declan Shalvey and Dave Johnson will be there, and you’ll get to watch them draw a character suggested by the audience right before your eyes. It’s really awesome, and they’re pretty hilarious to begin with, which means it’s the easiest panel in the world to moderate.
Saturday at 2:30 in Room 206, I’m on ComicsAlliance Live! with Curt Franklin and Chris Haley! It’ll be a Q&A where we take questions from the audience — Ask Chris style — and I hate to say something so cliche, but if you saw the video of last year’s panel, pretty much anything goes.
Sunday at 11:30 AM (or as I like to call it, “Hangover Time”) in Room 206, Chad, Matt and I will be on the Webcomics: Group Effort panel, talking about or work with Action Age, Awesome Hospital, Monster Plus, and maybe even the nigh-mythical Solomon Stone #3. This is where you’re most likely to hear inside dirt on how monstrous we are to work with, unless you run into Wilson or Euge at the hotel bar.
Plus, Sunday at 1:00 in Room 206, Chad’s going to be moderating the Family Friendly Comics panel, with Chris Giarrusso, Chris Schweizer, Andy Runton and Jamie Cosley.
I’m really looking forward to it; HeroesCon is always the most fun show of the year for me, and it has been every year that I’ve gone. If you’re in the area, or want to take a quick trip out to Charlotte for the weekend, I can’t recommend it highly enough. And if you are going, swing by the table and say hi! And also buy something. Buy everything.