5. After Hours
You may not know this but when Heroes Convention closes they kick everyone out of the convention center. Yep, all those creators you’ve been waiting in line to talk with don’t actually stay in the convention center all night long. They leave and go out into the city where you might run into them at some swank hotel bar.
It’s a pretty cool part of the convention that not many people think about. Even me, with my almost infinite knowledge of the intricacies of convention life, just found out about this millinium. Here’s the deal, the convention center is located in a part of the city with a deficit of bars so everyone eventually ends up at the Westin’s bar. Giving you a nice boiling pot of comic profesionals and fans mingling amongst one another as equals. It’s up to you to figure out how to infiltrate the crowd and what your opening line will be for when you meet Eric Larson or Evan Dorkin.
You absolutely have to take advantage of this networking opportunity. At the very least it gives you something to talk about the next day at the convention. “Heh, aren’t you that guy who drank that bottle of wine and then ate some guys cigar butt” asks Josh Cotter? “Yes I am,” you reply proudly with no recollection of anything you did after the 4 margaritas you had with Brad McGinty. Ah, living the night life!