Friday morning I’ll be heading off to my first HeroesCon with Deidre! It’s a show I’ve always wanted to check out and it’s finally happening. I’ve packed up all my cosplay supplies but still need to dig through comics to see what I want to get signed. The schedule has been released two and a few things caught my eye!
Moderator JOE RAUCH insists we all judge comic books by their covers. Come and meet ANDREW ROBINSON (5TH Beatle), RAMON PEREZ (Hawkeye), KEVIN WADA (Catwoman), CHRISTIAN WARD (ODY-C), BRIAN STELFREEZE (Day Men) as they discuss their special craft.
COSTUME DESIGN IN THE COMICS
DEAN TRIPPE will sit down with a group of talented Spandex fashionistas to discuss the challenges and triumphs of designing a winning superhero costume KRIS ANKA (X-Men), ROBBI RODRIGUEZ (Spider-Gwen), BABS TARR (Batgirl) and ERICA HENDERSON (Squirrel Girl).
COSPLAY GROUP PHOTO SHOOT
MEET: CONVENTION FLOOR: 2200 AISLE AT THE FRONT OF THE ROOM, NEAR DOCK GATE 4
COSPLAY 101: HOW DID I GET HERE?
Curious about cosplay? Burning questions about the “right way” and the “wrong way”? Wondering if it’s true that anyone can cosplay? This annual panel is a great jumping off point if you’re new to the hobby and also a chance to get re-inspired if you’re starting to feel jaded. Moderated by DJ SPIDER, with special guest panelists TBA
MILKFED CRIMINAL MASTERMINDS
From ODY-C to BITCH PLANET, SEX CRIMINALS to PRETTY DEADLY, MATT FRACTION and KELLY SUE DECONNICK are responsible for many of today’s most compelling comics. Together they make up MILKFED CRIMINAL MASTERMINDS. Join them and their special guests CHIP ZDARSKY (Sex Criminals) and CHRISTIAN WARD (ODY-C) for a discussion of what’s next for this burgeoning company!
COSPLAY 201: HOW DO I DO THAT? –
Many cosplayers have questions regarding materials, methods and tutorials. This panel will give an overview of popular mediums for costumes and props, and all participants to ask for advice on how to make their cosplays even better. Moderated by DJ SPIDER, with guest panelists TBA
There are a few other panels too but they of course line up with other “must see” panels. I do really want to attend at least one of the cosplay related panels. I think the DeFraction panel is really the only one I really want to get into. Since this is my first time at the Con, I want to make sure I see and experience all I can. Especially since the show draws a ton of awesome creators. Our flight home is on Sunday, so that might just end up being a floor day to tie up any loose ends that I didn’t get to the other two days.
Is anyone else attending HeroesCon? I know Travis will be there! If you see me, be sure to come up and say hello! Saturday I’ll be wearing AOU Scarlet Witch but the other two days I’ll be in normal clothes. I’ll be at the Brimpers Meetup as well.