You’re the participation type, aren’t you? Well there are loads of events that go down at Heroes Convention every year.
Why not show off your most excellent drawing skills in the Quickdraw Contest? It’s a neat way to throw down with other con goers. Just knock out a spectacular drawing in 20 minutes with just 2 pencils, 2 pieces of paper and your own drawing might! Some previous participants have actually gone on to be professional comic artists.
One of the most exciting interactive events is for sure the Heroes Convention Art Auction. It’s a pretty neat thing to witness as a huge crowd of people throw money at amazing works of art. All the art is donated by the artists to help fund the enormous cost of throwing Heroes Convention. Last year I was so jazzed that I might actually grab an awesome drawing by Paul Hornschmier but it jumped way beyond my price range within seconds. It was pretty unbelievable. Heck, Jim Mafood doodled on a table cloth and that went for a couple of hundred dollars! This year they’ve moved it to The Alley Cat club so it should have a different vibe but I’m sure it’s going to be the same great spectacle it’s been in the past.
There’s an new event this year that I’m sure will be neat to watch unfold. They received so much fantastic artwork that they are holding a Silent Auction all weekend long. It will be located at the back of the hall where another cool event takes place: Live Art! All weekend long you can catch artists creating works that will be later auctioned off. You can watch a painting happen from sketch to final art right there on the convention floor. While you’re making your laps looking for a copy of Project:Superior be sure to swing by that area thru-out the weekend.
There are lots of things happening all the time on the floor of the show. Scheduled creative signings, interviews for online comic news sites and even video and audio recordings for a slew of comic centric pod casts. Events are happening everywhere all day long so lift your head up some from the half price graphic novels and take it all in.