Heroes Convention Review
A three hour drive had me in Charlotte NC for the self-proclaimed “America’s favorite Convention” – Heroes Convention. This 3 day event was held in the Charlotte Convention Center. And, I have to say wow. The entire convention hall was devoted to comic books, comic artists and all things comic related. If you are an avid comic book collector or reader, you would have been ecstatic. It reminded me a lot of how Comic Con is laid out. The aisles were numbered with banners from the ceiling so that it was easy to find where you were on your map.
I attend conventions for several reasons; but, the primary one is for the costumes. I wasn’t sure what to expect for a comic book specific convention. I was pleasantly surprised. Since I only attended on Sunday, I had missed many from Saturday. (Note to self: if you can only go on one day to a convention, go on Saturday.) What really surprised me was that there were panels. I had expected this to be a bigger version of some of the one-day comic book shows I have attended. Wrong.
Wandering, methodically, up and down every aisle, I shopped and took pictures. I went to several panels on costuming. I chatted with authors and vendors. It was a very pleasant Sunday. I really only had a couple issues that day. When I registered I was not given a program guide and had to hunt one down. And, second, like Comic Con the map of the Heroes Con floor layout is confusing, even with the banners. Other than that, I would definitely come back in 2011 and on Saturday if I could not attend all weekend.
Traci Tant is the co-founder of GirlsOfTheCon.com, a website dedicated to convention girls and bringing the creativity and Inspirational fashion and design of the sci fi, fantasy, gothic, steampunk, horror, and alternative cultures and genres to the eyes of the often over critical mainstream. Contact Traci at GirlsOfTheCon.com.