Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Heroes Comic Con News

So there are a bunch of things I can now happily announce about Heroes presence at Comic Con this year. I'll save the best for last so keep reading, but let's start with our "booths". Yes booths, plural.

And full disclosure, some of this is speculation/rumor/hearsay and schedules/plans etc. do change last minute so I apologize if any of this turns out to be incorrect. The reason I don't know for sure is that most of the comic-con planning is done by NBC promo department and the information gets filtered back through to us in bits and pieces. That said, I do work on Heroes so I must have some idea right? Let's hope so...

I'm told that inside the convention hall will be a Heroes themed Nissan booth. I'm not sure exactly what that means, but I am told that's if you're trying to get your hands on this year's Heroes Limited Edition graphic novel, that's where you'll want to go. The comic is one you've already seen, "Rebellion part 3: Family" written by myself and art by Jason Badower. See below for details on where to find me and Jason if you want to get that or (almost) anything else signed. The exhibitors list has "Heroes" down for booth #5312. I can't confirm for sure that's us, but it sure looks like it. edit: Oops, that's not us. Heroes/Nissan booth will be *somewhere* on the floor.

Now what is this other "booth" I speak of? I'm told that across the street from the convention center, in front of the Hilton Gaslamp Quarter Hotel (at K & 4th street) will be a Heroes "tent". It's being sponsored by Sprint and I've heard rumors that they'll have some pretty awesome giveaways (possibly even a Palm Pre!) Now you may asking why "tent"? Well, if you attend our panel on Saturday I'm sure you'll find out, but I'll give you a one word hint: Carnival.

On Friday the 24th from 3-5pm, Heroes All Access is hosting a meet & greet and signing at the House of Blues with a bunch of great Heroes people including myself, Jason Badower, David Lawrence XVII and now I'm hearing possibly James Clark (aka @JamesProps on twitter) amongst others. You can see the full details here.

By now you probably know that Heroes will be having its panel on Saturday from 3:15-4:15 in the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront. Please note that this is a *different* Hilton than the one where the tent will be setup. The Bayfront is on Harbor Drive and 8th ave, at the South-East end of the convention center (same side of the street).

What you probably don't know is that the panel will be hosted/moderated by Attack of the Show's Blair Butler. She came into the office to view the season premiere and from what I hear is a Heroes fan and total geek in the best possible way (I love how geek and nerd are now terms of affection). Anyway, if Blair's recent "comic con dark secret" tweets are any indication, it should be a lot of fun.

Oh, and did I mention one late addition to the Heroes panel? I'm told that someone named "Hayden Panettiere" WILL be at the Heroes panel on Saturday. Did you need another reason to attend?

*phew* I think that's everything. For more Heroes Comic Con details, stop by Heroes ARG who are doing a good job trying to wrangle all of the information together.

The Heroes All Access Party is definitely the best place to catch me if you'd like to get something signed but I will be at the Heroes panel and I'll try to stop by the line outside the Hilton, provided no-one kicks me out. I'll be at other places throughout the day Friday and Saturday and if you follow me on twitter, I'll try to post my movements. If you're getting desperate (during the weekend) you can always try to message me on twitter or shoot me an email. I'll do my best to try and meet everyone who wants to meet up.


Lyle Bennet said...

I'm so excited. The meet and greet at House of Blues sounds pretty cool. Every plan looks great except for Hayden Panettiere. She is so overrated by Heroes. Can't you guys tell fans don't like the cheerleader. You keep trying to make her the staple of the show but it ain't gonna work. Only paparazzis like Hayden, fans of the show find her character annoying

The ODI said...

Thanks for the update! :)

Anonymous said...

Hey, now Mr.Bennet...many people do like the Cheerleader (myself, obviously, included). I'm glad she'll be at comicon, the panel was totally male dominated (with only one other female co-star in attendance) without her.

Anonymous said...

Poor Lyle. Sister out-shines you again, eh? Hang in there, bud. You're the hero at E3, at least!

James said...

Do you need a Comic Con Pass to see the Heroes panel at the Hilton on Saturday?

Anonymous said...

I couldn't care less about Claire either, but Heroes couldn't care less about me.

I'm just a lowly Mohinder fan, not worth anything to the writers. :(

Anonymous said...

Tim Kring's comments about diversity on the Heroes panel were a joke, right? Please tell the man he can't fool us. Writing off a character of colour "because the cast is too big" PLUS introducing four new white characters = no, just no. No no no. Are we supposed to believe this nonsense? Does Kring think we're all stupid? Sorry to comment to your blog with this, but I don't know how I would go about contacting Tim Kring, and you ARE a Heroes writer. :/
I'm done with Heroes, and I hope to God it gets cancelled swiftly.

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