From the reports that have been trickling out, Heroes Con sounds like the exact opposite of San Diego: Laid-back and all about the comics. Everyone who went seems to have had a good time, and no one is complaining about not being able to get a hotel room. Heidi MacDonald reports that the con floor was sold out and pre-registrations were strong, which always bodes well.
Rich Barrett has been going to Heroes Con for years, but this was his first time in a professional capacity, and he posts about what he learned last weekend.
Jeff Parker‘s con report sounds like the absolute essence of comics conventions—eating too much, staying up too late, having a great time with friends, and talkin’ comics. A lot like being in college, in other words, but crammed into a single weekend.
Roger Langridge checks in with a chronicle of his adventures and the people he met at the con.
Craig Fischer of Thought Balloonists arrived late but had a great time anyway, hanging out with creators and providing the intros for the film clips at the Defective Comics panel. His post will make you laugh.
For those who want to feel like they were there, Chris Sims posts the video of his Ask Chris Live panel at Comics Alliance.
Tom Spurgeon, of course, has the ultimate con post, because he went everywhere and saw everyone.
Not every comic-convention conflict has to end in tears. So Heroes Con organizer and Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find retailer Shelton Drum discovered when he ran into a seemingly unavoidable scheduling overlap with Florida Supercon, the Miami-based show organized by Mike Broder. The two shows have announced that Supercon has voluntarily switched its 2010 dates to June 18-20 in order to accommodate Heroes Con, which will be held on June 4-6.
According to Drum, the increasingly busy convention season and a booked-solid schedule at the Charlotte, NC convention center during the June-July timeframe during which Heroes Con is traditionally held combined to limit his scheduling options.
“I had actually just about given up on doing anything at the Charlotte Convention Center in 2010,” Drum tells Robot 6. “Using a smaller venue was an option as well as just taking a year off.” But when Drum put out feelers in these directions at the Baltimore Comic-Con, he was met with such an overwhelming response that he feared hosting the show at a smaller site would lead to overcrowding.