HeroesCon 2010!



Tomorrow, I’m heading up to Charlotte, NC for this year’s HeroesCon! For the first time in a few years, I’m going to have a table, and for the first time ever, we’re going to be representing Action Age Comics!

Chad Bowers and I will be there the entire show, and Rusty Shackles will be in the house on Friday and Saturday only, selling comics, drawing pictures (terrible for me, decent from Chad, awesome from Rusty) and chatting with anyone who wants to stop by and say hi!

We’ll be at table AA-633, a corner table right across from Indie Island:



What’s that? Yeah, I said we’re going to be selling our comics! I’ll have copies of Resurrection #8 (which has a backup story by all three of us and for Chad and me is our first professional comics work), but I’m also going to have copies of The Solomon Stone Special (which is Sol #2, but the first time he’s ever seen print)…



as well as Woman of A.C.T.I.O.N. #1 and high-quality prints of Dan McDaid and Tamas Jakab’s pin-up from #1:



Incidentally, I’m pretty sure that my WOA co-conspirators Chris Piers and Steve Downer are going to be in the house as well, as is Tamas, holding down a table with his El Gorgo collaborator Mike McGee!

But those aren’t all the Action Age has to offer:



Chad’s also going to have a couple of other books, including Monster Plus #1, which includes the world premiere of the second Monster Plus story, where the vampire werewolf zombie mummy witch from the future takes on his deadliest foes yet! And of course, there’s also the printed version of the first Awesome Hospital story arc, which, I’m not gonna lie, is what I’m the most excited about.

That’s not the only Awesome Hospital swag we’ve got, though: Matt Digges was nice enough to send us an extremely limited bunch of Sketch Cards to sell at the show:



They’re awesome and we’ve got a very small number of them, so if you want one, come by the table early!

But HeroesCon isn’t just about selling merch (although feel free to buy as much of it as your legs can support), there’s plenty of other great stuff to see, including some great panels, two of which I happen to be appearing on:

Friday, 4:00 PM in Room 209: The Comic Twart Panel!

I’ve mentioned the awesome Comic Twart blog before, but if you missed it, it’s a collection some of the hands-down best artists working in comics today who pick a character to draw every week and then just knock it out of the park. In this panel, Tom Fowler, Chris Samnee, Francesco Francavilla, Ron Salas, Declan Shalvey, and Andy Kuhn will be in the house doing art right before your very eyes and then donating it to the HeroesCon Art Auction!

I’m moderating this panel, and to be honest, I’ve got no idea what I’m going to do other than go “you remember that week you all drew Batman? That was awesome.” But it should be fun despite me, so check it out!

Then, the big one (for me):



The ComicsAlliance Ask Chris Panel! In lieu of an actual Ask Chris column, I’m taking my shtick of knowing a whole lot about comic books on the road to answer your questions live! I’m actually pretty nervous about this one, because I have no idea how a moderately popular Q&A column from a mildly popular smartass on a very successful (Eisner-Nominated!) comics website translates to filling up a room with people who don’t hate me.

But either way, Laura, Caleb and I have a lot of fun talking to each other (Laura’s not joking when she says our online staff meetings are pretty enjoyable), so if you’re coming, please come by and please spread the word. I promise I’ll be nicer in person than I am in the comments section.

And that’s about it! I’m sure I’ll be twittering (and twitpic-ing) the entire weekend, and I’ve got articles going up the rest of the week at ComicsAlliance, so keep checking there, and hopefully, I’ll see you in Charlotte!

Oh, and for anyone looking for me out on the floor, I look like this:



15 thoughts on “HeroesCon 2010!

  1. For those of us who are, for example, on the other side of the planet, is there any chance of maybe filming proceedings?

  2. Thank you for not using the fried ice cream photo for identification purposes.

  3. I can’t make it this year. Sorry. Wish I’d thought to draw and send some sketch cards for you to give away with WoA.

  4. I don’t know if I’d go back to Heroes . . . it felt too balanced between big cons and indie cons. But I hope you have a great time, Chris. And who knows? Maybe you’ll be coming to my neck of the woods in NYC soon enough.

  5. I’ve already based my mental image of Chris on that Rusty Shackles cartoon, so I’ll be disappointed if I ever see him in real life and he’s not screaming while getting ready to rip someone’s head off.

  6. Im sorry I’ll miss it, man. Hit up Boston or NH sometime, I’ll stand you to a beer.
    Sounds awesome though. Any way us non-attendees could experience them?

  7. Woah! Is The Hard Ones actually out?! Is it going to go up on the AA page or is it con-exclusive?

  8. So, any restaurant you dine at is doomed to close within a year? (Or is this localized to Charlotte?)

    Either way, that’s pretty cool (though inconvenient for you.)

  9. I dunno, bookrats, I was going to suggest Chris always be seated with a plate of fried ice cream so we can be sure it’s really him.