Hero Initiative Announces SDCC Schedule, Auction

Official Press Release

Hero Initiative, the nonprofit organization that creates a financial safety net for comic creators in need, will be heading to THE biggest event in the entertainment industry, San Diego Comic-Con International, July 21-25 at the San Diego Convention Center. This will be your FIRST chance to get Hero's VERY limited edition Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #40, plus you can attend exclusive cocktail parties with Joe Quesada, Dan DiDio, Robert Overstreet, David Lloyd and Tom DeSanto. And don't forget our great lineup of special guests at the booth!

GET YOUR OVERSTREET! Hero Initiative is proud to announce the release of its exclusive "Conan" Edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #40. Only 500 Hero-exclusive hardcover copies will go on sale on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at Comic-Con International, the same day the regular editions of the Guide go on sale nationwide. The book features John Romita, Jr., Klaus Janson, and Dean White's recreation of the cover for Conan The Barbarian #1, also celebrating its 40th year. Price is $35, and books are available only at the Hero Initiative booth, #5003. Get yours while supplies last!

Who would want to pass up the opportunity to have cocktails with Dan DiDio, Joe Quesada, Robert Overstreet, David Lloyd or Tom DeSanto in an amazing luxury hotel suite across the street from the Con? You can bid on a spot by going to http://qurls.com?i=49286. Nothing would make your con experience complete quite like attending one of these special events!

And our amazing line up of special guests at booth #5003 is:

WED., 21 JUL (Con Hours 530-900);

600-900: Scott Koblish

THUR., 22 JUL (Con hours 900-700):

1230-130: Dan Jurgens

130-230: Josh Dysart

230-330: Kurt Busiek

330-430: Ken Lashley

430-530: Dave Gibbons 

FRI., 23 JUL (Con hours 900-700):

1000-1130: Cully Hamner

1130-100: Ron Marz + Michael Broussard

130-230: Denny O'Neil

330-430: Darick Robertson

SAT., 24 JUL (con hours 900-700):

1200-130: Dan Jurgens

130-330: David Lloyd

400-530: Phil Hester

SUN., 25 JUL (con hours 900-500):

1030-1130: Tony Parker

330-430: Darick Robertson

About The Hero Initiative

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 yesterday's 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.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $400,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

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