It’s been a few years since I’ve attended HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC but I always knew I’d return one day. It’s such a great show and has a very laid back vibe. This time around I roomed with Karl and Jenna which made the trip even better. They were even nice enough to swing through Baltimore on their drive down and pick me up. Yup, we drove down and I honestly don’t know how they do it. They left from Upper NY State and had something like a 14 hour drive total. And then they drove home as well. I booked a flight because if I can get home in an hour, I will. I will now take this time to plug Karl on Twitter because his artwork is amazing and everyone should own some of it. Jenna has some awesome books she self published on Amazon you should check out as well.
This time around I didn’t cosplay. My plan was to just take it easy and hang out with friends. Honestly, that’s how I make my comic con choices these days. Which conventions can I see most of my friends at. Those are the shows you’ll probably see me wandering around. My only goal was to try and get a sketch from Mike Henderson who’s the artist for “Nailbiter” and currently working on “Daredevil” and “Deadpool Vs Old Man Logan.” I was lucky enough to get a mail order commission from him but I wanted to finally meet him in person and get my “Nailbiter” hardcover signed. I managed to do both! Not only did I manage to get one sketch, but I lucked out and was able to get two. He knows how to draw some gorgeous women so it was an easy choice to ask him to draw Catwoman and Holli from “Cool World.” Ya’ll remember “Cool World” right? The movie we all watched when we were damn well way too young? I knew he’d do a fantastic job and I was 100% right.
Aren’t they just perfect? I still can’t believe I managed to get two commissions from him! These two ladies were the only thing I had commissioned all weekend. I was on a tight budget and did really well with keeping that in check. I picked up this adorable Negasonic from my friend Liana. You should follow her as well because she has adorable art and adorable dogs!
Speaking of dogs, I saw a ton of dogs at this convention! It was fantastic and just made the weekend even better. Everything is better with dogs. I ran into a fair amount friends like Courtney and her husband James who hosted their first panel about attending conventions. That was the only panel I attended all weekend. I mainly just checked out the floor and took a few breaks back at the hotel. In the evenings I tagged along to dinner with Karl, Jenna, and their various groups of friends. Then we’d just hang out at the hotel bar and hit the bed around 10:30PM. I know, we’re such party animals. But seriously, after my beach weekend about two weeks ago my body was not letting me drink more than it should. I meant to take more photos during Heroes but once again, just kind of forgot to do it.
That about wraps it up! It was a very laid back but successful convention and I’m pretty sure I’ll be back next year! If anyone has any questions about HeroesCon just let me know in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer them!