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Hero's Initiative releases their complete MegaCon 2008 schedule

Official Press Release

LOS ANGELES (February 29, 2008) – The Hero Initiative's booth activities are too hot to handle at MegaCon 2008 so get ready to get splashed with amazing opportunities!

BOOTH SCHEDULE

Friday, March 7 (con hours 12:00-7:00)

Josh Blaylock and Jeremy Dale: 12:30-1:30

Tone Rodriguez and Chris Moreno: 3:00-4:00

Saturday, March 8 (con hours 10:00-6:00)

Brian and Kristy Miller: 10:00-6:00

Joe Quesada: 11:00-12:30

Josh Blaylock and Jeremy Dale: 1:00-2:00

Gary Friedrich and Herb Trimpe: 2:00-3:00

Tone Rodriguez and Chris Moreno: 3:30-4:30

Sunday, March 9 (con hours 11:00-5:00)

Brian and Kristy Miller: 11:00-5:00

Joe Quesada: 11:00-12:00

Sanford Greene and Nathan Massengill: 12:00-1:00

Adam Kubert: 12:30-2:00

Steve McNiven: 1:00-2:30

Josh Blaylock and Jeremy Dale: 2:00-3:00

WIN LUNCH AND A SKETCH EBAY AUCTIONS OPEN NOW

Win Lunch And A Sketch With Stan Sakai, creator of Usagi Yojimbo, at http://qurls.com?i=33241! Lunch will take place on Friday, March 7 at 2:00 pm.

Win Lunch And A Sketch With Joseph Michael Linsner, creator of Dawn, Esque, Dark Ivory and more, at http://qurls.com?i=33248! Lunch will take place on Friday, March 7 at 2:15 pm.

Win Lunch And A Sketch With Dick Giordano, artist on Batman, The Brave and the Bold, Superman, and a whole hoary host of comic titles for decades, at http://qurls.com?i=33249! Lunch will take place on Friday, March 7 at 2:30 pm.

WHAT: Win Lunch With Chuck Dixon, writer of Robin, Batman and the Outsiders, Punisher, Nightwing, and many, many more great comics, at http://qurls.com?i=33250! Lunch will take place on Friday, March 7 at 2:30 pm.

Win Lunch And A Head Sketch With John Romita Jr., artist on Amazing Spider-Man, World War Hulk, Kick-Ass, Thor, just to name a few comic titles for decades, at http://qurls.com?i=33251! Lunch will take place on Friday, March 7 at 3:00 pm.

FAMILY FRIENDLY BOWL-A-THON

Tickets are now available for the second annual Hero Bowl-a-thon! Don't miss your opportunity to bowl with talent like Dave Johnson, Chris Moreno, Michael Golden and Mark Texeira. Buy your tickets on Ebay at http://qurls.com?i=33240 NOW!

DUNK QUESADA AND OTHERS IN A TANK OF WHAT?!?

Fans will get a chance to dunk some of their favorite creators to win prizes. First on the hot seat is Joe Quesada, Marvel Comics editor-in-chief. The top two bidders of an eBay auction will each get a chance to throw five balls to dunk Quesada. If they drop him in the drink, they'll win personally autographed copies of Fantastic Four #554. They'll also get bragging rights until the 12th of Forever! Go to http://qurls.com?i=33260 and bid high!

HULK #100

On display will be Hero's first Hulk #1 covers as they begin to roll in. Stop by booth #419 to catch your first glimpse!

PHANTOM #21 HERO DONATION

Comic Collector Live and Moonstone Publishing is donating 10% of the proceeds of each sale of the exclusive Phantom #21 comic book to The Hero Initiative! The Phantom #21 Exclusive Variant is limited to 300 copies worldwide and features a stunning black and white cover by legendary comic artist Don Perlin. The Phantom #21 Exclusive Variant will be available for purchase on Thursday, February 7th, 2008 at www.comiccollectorlive.com and a limited number of copies will also be available at MegaCon.

HI-FI COLOR FOR COMICS WORLD PREMIERE

• Your Mission: Come to The Hero Initiative booth and meet Hi-Fi Color for Comics authors Brian & Kristy Miller. Packed with colorful illustrations and hands-on tutorials, it's incredibly easy to make great looking comics with Hi-Fi Color for Comics.

• Your Goal: Be one of the first people to secure a copy of Hi-Fi Color for Comics and support a good cause at the same time.

• Your Contribution: A portion of the proceeds from Hi-Fi Color for Comics sold at Mega-Con will go directly to Hero.

• Your Reward: When you purchase your copy of Hi-Fi Color for Comics in support of Hero, you will receive a top-secret bonus gift... while supplies last.

SUNTRUST BANKS' HERO INCENTIVE

Open up a SunTrust checking account between now and March 29, use your check card at least once and SunTrust will donate $100 to The Hero Initiative. Flyers will be available at the MegaCon booth so stop by and raise money for Hero without spending a dime! Branches are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington D.C. Go to https://promotion.suntrust.com/mycause/ for more information.

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, visit www.HeroInitiative.org or call 310-909-7809.

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