As usual, The Hero Initiative will have a spectacular lineup of events and guests at the big show, inlcuding the Marvel vs DC softball game. Much more below the cut.
WED., 23 JUL (con hours 6:00-9:00)
6:30-7:30: Scott Koblish
THUR, 24 JUL (con hours 9:30-7:00)
12:00-1:00: Gordon Purcell
1:00-2:00: Whilce Portacio
2:00-3:00: Marv Wolfman
FRI, 25 JUL (con hours 9:30-7:00)
10:00-11:00: Phil Hester
2:00-3:00: Gordon Purcell
4:00-5:00: Brad Meltzer + Michael Bair
5:00-6:00: Tim Seeley
SAT, 26 JUL (con hours 9:30-7:00)
10:00-11:00: Jeff Parker
11:00-12:00: Ron Marz + Stjepan Sejic
1:00-2:00: Matt Haley + Dean Zachary
4:00-5:00: Paul Jenkins
SUN, 27 JUL (con hours 9:30-5:00)
10:00-11:00: Steve Lieber
11:00-12:00: Joe Staton
12:00-1:00: Greg Pak
3:30-4:30: Sanford Greene
MIKE McKONE SKETCHES
UK artist sensation Mike McKone (Amazing Spider-Man) will be doing 20 sketches for The Hero Initiative over the course of the con. Swing by the Hero booth #907 starting Thursday morning for details!
MARVEL v. DC SOFTBALL
It’s on! Marvel takes on DC for the coveted Stan Lee Cup in their third annual San Diego softball game! Swing by and watch:
Adams Rec Center
3491 Adams Ave. (corner of 35th St.)
San Diego, CA 92116
Gametime is Thursday, July 24 at 4:30 PM!
CAG PANEL FEATURING HERO BOARD MEMBER MIKE MALVE
The panel, entitled, “The Comicbook Artists Guild: An Open Call for Members Nationwide,” will be held in Room 24A on Friday, July 25, 2008 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Special guest speaker is Mike Malve, owner of the Atomic Comics store chain in Arizona and member of the Fundraising Committee for The Hero Initiative, who will speak on the overall mission of the Initiative and its partnership with CAG.
In addition, you do not want to miss these Ebay Auctions, which are closing soon!
MEET STAN LEE AT SAN DIEGO!
WHAT: Hang with Stan Lee on a private yacht. Be one of five winners to receive • Photo and face time with Stan, two autographs on your own personal items, which you must bring and a ComicBookResources.com article and photos of the winners and event!
WHEN: Friday, July 25 at 6 pm
WHO: It’s Stan Lee, ‘nuff said.
EBAY LINK: http://qurls.com?i=37404
DINNER WITH JOE QUESADA AT MORTON’S SAN DIEGO!
WHAT: Be one of six winners to enjoy fine dining with Marvel Comics Editor in Chief Joe Quesada along with a copy of the Marvel Then and Now DVD signed by Joe Quesada AND Stan Lee! This is a social opportunity and no autographs will be allowed.
WHEN: Thursday, July 24 at 8 pm
WHO: Joe Quesada, need we say more?
EBAY LINK: http://qurls.com?i=37402
BREAKFAST AND ART WITH DAVID BULLOCK, DARWYN COOKE AND CAMERON STEWART
WHAT: Win breakfast and an original Batman sketch from one of the three artists (randomly selected) plus a chance to get an additional “jam” piece by all three modern masters for three lucky winners! If you win this breakfast auction, it’s also your buy-in to a special, private, three-man auction!
WHEN: Friday, 25 JUL at 9:00 AM
WHO: David Bullock is a world-famous animation director, cover artist for Action Comics, and director of Justice League: The New Frontier. Darwyn Cooke is the award-winning writer and artist of DC: The New Frontier, The Spirit, Batman: Ego, and more. Cameron Stewart is the visionary artist of Catwoman, Seaguy, The Other Side, and many, many more top books!
EBAY LINK: http://qurls.com?i=37403
THE ULTIMATE COLLECTOR EXPERIENCE: LUNCH WITH CGC!
WHAT: Win the ultimate behind-the-scenes experience – a grading and restoration detection class “basics 101” and lunch with former CGC President and Primary Grader Steve Borock plus lunch!
WHEN: Saturday, July 26 at approximately 12 noon
WHO: Former CGC President and Primary Grader Steve Borock
EBAY LINK: http://qurls.com?i=37405
MARVEL VS DC COMICS THIRD ANNUAL SOFTBALL GAME
WHAT: Win a chance to play either on the Marvel Comics softball team or the DC Comics softball game in their annual game! The winner of each team’s auction will get an official Marvel or DC uniform, receive luxury motorcoach transportation to and from the game on the team bus roster and get their position assigned by either Marvel captain Mike Pascuillo or DC captain Adam Schlagman.
WHEN: Thursday, July 24, buses leave at 3:30 pm, game begins at 4:30 pm
EBAY LINK: Marvel auction: http://qurls.com?i=37399
EBAY LINK: DC Comics auction: http://qurls.com?i=37401
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.