The Hero Initiative Rocks Phoenix Comicon 2006

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 19, 2006) – The Hero Initiative has some amazing activities planned for this year's Phoenix Comicon!   Ebay auctions and benefits and talent, oh my!


Lunch with Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner and Justin Gray.

Learn to navigate through the world of comics, games and movies and gain incalculable insights from a trio of the most media savvy comics creators ever.  You will earn you bragging rights for the rest of your life and this is WAY better than standing in line for an hour and getting to say "hi" for 45 seconds.   Lunch with Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, and Justin Gray will take place on Saturday, September 23rd at 1 pm at the Phoenix Comicon.   The bidding is open NOW and will run until Friday, September 22, 2006.   http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:11&item=300028500040

Lunch with Steve Rude along with a one-character sketch by The Dude

On Sunday, September 24 at approximately 1 pm, have lunch with Steve Rude and get a one-character sketch!

Lunch will be at a local restaurant, The Hero Initiative will foot the bill, and you get some quality one-on-one time with some of comics greatest creators!

The Phoenix Comicon is joining in the fun with an Ebay Auction with proceeds benefiting The Hero Initiative:

Win dinner with the Phoenix Comicon guests at their GUEST OF HONOR Dinner on Friday evening at the Phoenix Comicon.   Break bread with over twenty of their invited guests at a special dinner.   http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130027653164


Samurai Comics is pleased to announce that a portion of proceeds from the online sales of their Wolverine Origins #5 variant edition will benefit The Hero Initiative. This rare variant edition features a sketch cover by artist Joe Quesada with the Samurai Comics logo and "Phoenix Comicon 2006" on the cover.

The Samurai Comics variant sketch edition of Wolverine Origins #5 will be available for sale at the Phoenix Comicon September 23-24 exclusively at the Samurai Comics booth. Fans who can't make the convention, or who want to secure a copy in advance of the convention can order a copy now at www.samuraicomics.com or by calling Samurai Comics directly at 602-265-8886.   1000 copies of this rare variant edition are available online for $14.99. $5 from each copy sold online will go to The Hero Initiative.


Saturday, September 23, 2006

11–12:30:         Ryan Cody (artist Viper Press & Hurricane Girls) and Tony Parker (local freelance artist)

12:30–2:           Ron Garney (artist Marvel Comics Spider-man and lots more)

2–3:30:             Tim Seeley (artist of GI Joe for Devils Due and Loaded Bible from Image)

3:30–5:             Mike Manley (longtime artist most notably Batman Adv.) and Bret Blevins (old school Marvel artist)

5–6:30:             Shannon Denton (founder and artist of Komikwerks pub.) and Andy Kuhn (artist of Marvel team up)

6:30–8:             Jim Hanna (artist of Arcana pub) and Tony Parker (local freelance artist)

Sunday, September 24, 2006

11-12:                Ron Garney

12-1:                  Jim Hanna and Tony Parker

1-2:                    Shannon Denton and Andy Kuhn

2-3:                    Tim Seeley

3-4:                    Ryan Cody

For more information on Phoenix Comicon, visit www.phoenixcomicon.com .

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