Yes, the extravaganza on all things comics makes its return to Charlotte, N.C. All the fun starts tomorrow morning -- Friday, July 19 -- and continues all weekend long from the Charlotte Convention Center.
We'll have a crew of correspondents checking out the con's happenings on Sunday. Until then, get pumped with this list of the Four Big Reasons to check out HeroesCon.
1) Singular Focus
HeroesCon focuses on one thing and one thing alone, and that's comic books. No movie or TV panels. No celebrity autograph booths. Those things are great to have at cons, but at the same time, it's also nice to have something entirely devoted to the world of comics... especially as other aspects of entertainment have overwhelmed some of the other conventions, especially Comic-Con.
2) Fan Interaction
There's a pretty awesome list of guests
lined up for HeroesCon. It's not just who will be attending, but HeroesCon has an extremely laid back atmosphere and provides some exciting chances to meet and talk with your favorite creators. So, if you ever wanted to chat with Jason Aaron
or Matt Fraction
or Kelly Sue DeConnick
(all of whom are on the guest list), you might not have a better chance... until HeroesCon 2016, of course.
3) Stan Lee
The man himself will be part of HeroesCon this year. Stan Lee is only appearing on Saturday, though, and the price to get an autograph or picture with him isn't cheap... and requires purchase of a three-day pass to the con. Still, how many chances do you get to meet the founding father of the Marvel Universe?
We mentioned this already on reason 2, but HeroesCon is refreshing in that it's held in a fairly large space that can easily accommodate the attendees. We've all attended conventions where you're shoulder to shoulder with the person next to you... and crowd size is a serious issue at Comic-Con in San Diego. HeroesCon has, for lack of a better term, much more room. So if you're ever wanted to attend a con, but you've been cautious to because you're apprehensive in crowds, HeroesCon really is the perfect fit.
We'll have a report from Sunday at HeroesCon with cosplay pics and much more right here at Gonzogeek.com!