Hero Initiative announces HeroesCon signing schedule

Mon, June 16th, 2008 at 1:16pm PDT

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

The Mike Wieringo Tribute Book Launch, Ron Wilson, and a load of other creator signings are what The Hero Initiative has on tap for this year's HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC June 20-22!

Friday, June 20 (con hours 11:00-7:00)
12:00-3:00: Ron Wilson
3:00-4:00: Matt Wagner
4:00-5:00: Ethan van Sciver

Saturday, June 21 (con hours 10:00-6:00)
10:30-12:00: Ron Wilson
12:00-1:00: Ed Brubaker + Steve Epting
2:00-3:00: Tom Scioli
3:00-4:00: 10-man: Richard Case, Todd Dezago, Cully Hamner, Stuart Immonen, Barry Kitson, Nathan Massengill, Jeff Parker, Val Staples, Mark Waid, Matt Wieringo
4:30-5:30: Darwyn Cooke

Sunday, June 22 (con hours 11:00-6:00)
11:30-1:30: Ron Wilson
2:30-3:30: Ethan van Sciver
3:30-4:30: 9-man: Richard Case, Todd Dezago, Cully Hamner, Barry Kitson, Nathan Massengill, Jeff Parker, Val Staples, Mark Waid, Matt Wieringo

The long awaited Mike Wieringo Tribute Book can now be yours at HeroesCon on June 20 before it is officially released everywhere on June 25th!

When artist Mike Wieringo passed away, he was in the middle of his latest Marvel Comics book, a What If? story. Mike had completed seven pages of what became a massive 27-page story. With Mike's passing, Marvel Comics generously provided access to the script and Mike's art to The Hero Initiative, and Mike's friends stepped up to finish the story, and pay tribute to Mike. Now, What If...This Was The Fantastic Four?: A Tribute to Mike Wieringo is a massive, 48-page tribute book that contains the full story, and additional written tributes to Mike.

The tremendous list of talent participating in the book includes Jeff Parker, Arthur Adams, Paul Renaud, Stuart Immonen, Cully Hamner, Alan Davis, David Williams, Sanford Greene, Humberto Ramos, Skottie Young, Mike Allred, Barry Kitson, and Val Staples. Cover artwork is by Mike Wieringo and Paul Mounts, and The Hero Initiative is publishing the book with the full support of both Marvel Comics, and the family of Mike Wieringo.

Stop by the Hero booth to obtain your very own copy before it is available everywhere on June 25th. The book retails for $4.99. In addition, the following ten talented men will be signing the book at HeroesCon: Richard Case, Todd Dezago, Cully Hamner, Stuart Immonen, Barry Kitson, Nathan Massengill, Jeff Parker, Val Staples, Mark Waid, Karl Kesel and Matt Wieringo so don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity!

In addition, a variety of original art from the Mike Wieringo book donated by the artists will be auctioned off at The Hero Initiative booth. Fans can check out the art all weekend, and the auction ends Sunday at 2 PM.

Art attached: Mike Wieringo book cover and Auction Art

For more information on HeroesCon, visit http://www.heroesonline.com/heroescon.html.

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterdays' creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It's a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment. For more information, call 310-909-7809 or visit www.HeroInitiative.org.

TAGS:  hero initiative, heroescon, mike wieringo

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