I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to get down to HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC. At Bonfire Agency, I used to do a fair amount of work with comic shop retailers and attended a lot of comic conventions. Shelton Drum’s comic shop, Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find (great name, right?) in Charlotte was always regarded as best in class and the convention he runs, HeroesCon, was always very well regarded.
Last year, I finally made it to his shop, and this year, I finally made it to his amazing convention.
There was an electric-but-easygoing buzz in the air. HeroesCon was full of so much excitement and optimism but with none of the crowded drama that all too often accompanies big conventions. My family and I got our badges and made our way to the convention floor in record time. It seemed like all the workers were smiling and happy at each and every step.
This show brands itself as America’s Favorite Comic Convention, and I think they are right. The focus at HeroesCon is on the comics themselves, less so movies, gaming and all the other amazing fandoms that typically find a place under the large tent of Pop Culture. The exhibition floor was full of so many comic book dealers, comic book publishers (A Wave Blue World and AHOY Comics) and a ton of brilliant comic creators.
A few of my highlights included: Continue reading “With Further Ado #253: Now, That’s How You Throw a Comic Convention”