Off To HeroesCon!

 

 

That’s right, folks: Daily updates to the ISB are shutting down ’til next week as I, like Rachelle Goguen and Dr. K, head up to Charlotte for HeroesCon 2008!

As long-time readersmight recall, HeroesCon is usually the only show I get to, and it’s always a lot of fun. In fact, last year’s trip with Jim Shelley and the Flashback Universe crew was hands down the best con experience I’ve ever had, and I’m hoping that this year’s will be even better.

First off, I’m rolling with a pretty big crew this year that includes “Rad” Chad Bowers and “Jazzy” Jay Potts, and once we get to the show, there’ll be plenty of people to meet and hang with. After all, any chance to talk with Matts Fraction and Wilson is a good time, and I’m really looking forward to meeting Internet Pals Benito Cereno and (yet another) Matt Sturges.

And if you’re an ISB reader, I’d like to meet you too. So if you find yourself in or around Charlotte this weekend (or if you’re willing to make the trip for one of the best conventions in the country), swing by the convention center and say hello. We don’t have a table this year, but I’ll be wandering around for pretty much the whole weekend.

For the record, I look something like this…

 

 

…although I’m planning on not wearing a shirt with anything from Super Mario Bros. on it for the duration of the weekend.

And oh-ho! What’s this, dear reader? It seems that in the picture above, I’m holding a world premiere ashcan that will be yours for the asking at HeroesCon this year! And I can promise you, it’s not only totally awesome, but it will finally answer the burning question…

 

WHAT IS W.E.I.R.D.?!

 

So look for me at the show. And if you hear anyone stand up at the DC Nation panel to ask Dan DiDio “When you gonna let me write Batman, dog?”, clap. That’ll be me.

See you in Charlotte! And the rest of you, don’t break anything while I’m gone.

25 thoughts on “Off To HeroesCon!

  1. I got talked into checking out Heroes Con. I’ll be leaving tomorrow, and I’ll try to remember to seek you out. If WEIRD is anywhere near as fun as your columns, I think we’ll all be in for a treat.

  2. “Would half a hoot be a “ho” or an “ot”? I’m leaning towards ot myself.”

    I’m betting “oo.” Put it all together and you have a “hoooot.”

  3. so how would people – say – on the other side of the world – who have their own minicomics they’d be willing to trade – score a copy of W.E.I.R.D.?

  4. “so how would people – say – on the other side of the world – who have their own minicomics they’d be willing to trade – score a copy of W.E.I.R.D.?”

    Answer the question, Handsome. However, please know that I have nothing to trade except my good will.

  5. I should be there, so I will keep an eye out for you. Maybe if I meet you, you’ll plug my blog or something.

  6. Luke Says:

    “I should be there, so I will keep an eye out for you. Maybe if I meet you, you’ll plug my blog or something.”

    Is THAT what you kids are calling it these days….?

  7. My plan is working. In your absence, Chris Sims, I shall take over your petty Web site and use it in my plans to topple the Fantastic Four once and for all!

    Okay, maybe not. Have a good time.

  8. If you end the menace that is Dan DiDio, I will be eternally grateful.

    Especially if you take out Loeb in the process.

  9. My boss will proably be glad you’re going to the con Chris, I mean he may not `know’ what he’s glad for exactly, but Im sure he’ll notice the spike in productivity while you’re non-posting. & hey, if u do get to write the Batman, ive got some ideas (always good to have a couple of `co-written’ back up scripts in the pocket in case u get behind).

  10. Especially if you take out Loeb in the process.

    Hey, even though she hasn’t had a pop chart hit in quite a few years, Lisa Loeb is still talented, cute and perky and doesn’t deserve your scorn.

  11. Have an awesome time, Chris! I’m extremely envious. I second the need for you to high five (or possibly “terrorist fist jab”) Matt Fraction on behalf of all us who aren’t getting to thank him personally for the awesomeness he has made.

    Hey, even though she hasn’t had a pop chart hit in quite a few years, Lisa Loeb is still talented, cute and perky and doesn’t deserve your scorn.

    Bully, it’s clear that you only hear what you want to. You talk so all the time. You don’t listen hard and don’t pay attention to the distance that Chris is running to anyone, anywhere.

  12. Okay…did anybody find Sims today? It’s bordering on needle in a haystack territory. I’m half-tempted to shout, “Sgt. Rock is a sissy!!” to get his attention and the ashcan.

  13. Found him at the DC panel, and I didn’t even have to open question OMAC’s sexuality to do it. And the ashcan looks interesting…and yeah, a kick to the face is involved. I just told him my name…in retrospect, I should’ve mentioned my Atom “Recap In A Minute” post and/or my adding Willow to his Buffy going, “Hot damn! Vaginas!”