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Monday, June 22, 2015

Fun At HeroesCon 2015

On Saturday, June 20th, I traveled north to Charlotte, NC to attend HeroesCon 2015.

First of all let me tell you that I absolutely, positively hate driving through downtown Charlotte. Traffic is bumper to bumper and speed limits are more like speed suggestions in the town famous for the NASCAR Hall of Fame among other notable attractions. Fortunately the Charlotte Convention Center is only a few blocks from Interstate 77 and I only had to find a nearly parking garage that wasn't full. I had to park a block away to find one.

The line to get in was a long one, but well worth the wait. I met some really amazing outstanding cosplayers and got the autographs of several great comic and graphic novel artists. It was a fun time and a great way to spend an afternoon. I only wish I'd had a couple hundred dollars to spend, but money was a bit tight. Still I did manage to get a few little keepsakes.

The following photos are some of the highlights of that trip.

Looooong Line Getting Into The Charlotte Convention Center.
Ahoy Captain Sparrow!
Sulley with Mike from Disney/Pixar's Monsters Inc.
Female Green Arrow.
Oooh Scary!
Loooong Lines Inside Too! (Sigh)
Female Winter Soldier Cosplayer.
Love The Fishnets!
Mini Batgirl.
Joker With Harley Quinn.
Poison Ivy Cosplayer.
Classic Cyclops & Mystique From The X-Men Comics.
Little Link & Pikachu Cosplayers.
Female Cyclops Cosplayer.
Bane Cosplayer.
Jedi Knight Cosplayer.
Two Avengers: Black Widow and Tony Stark Cosplayers.
Female Loki Cosplayer.
Bumblebee & Optimus Prime From Transformers.
Amazing Baroness Costume! G.I. JOE Cosplayer
"Cause I'm Batman!"
Wow That's One Big Hammer Ya Got There, Harley!
Sadly This Was As Close To The Legendary Stan Lee, Who Was In Attendance At HeroesCon 2015. But $300 To Meet Him, Sorry Too Much For My Budget.
Yu-Gi-Oh Cosplayer.
Princess Leia Cosplayer From Star Wars A New Hope.
Ramona Flowers From The Amazing Scott Pilgrim Graphic
Novel Series By Bryan Lee O'Malley

Ecto1 From Ghostbusters.
Stormtrooper Of The 501st Reenactor Cosplayers.
R2-D2 Obviously.
R2-D2 With A Tuskin Raider
("Sandpeople" To All Fans Of The Original
Non-digitally Mastered
Version Of The Movie).
Mandalorian Warriors From The Star Wars Universe.
Looking Forward To Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens.
No I Haven't Seen Any Droids....But Would You Like To Buy A Land Speeder?
Merida From Disney's Brave & Suki From Avatar The Last Airbender.
Jack Frost Cosplayer.
Casey Jones From Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Skeletor & Evil-Lyn From He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe.
Ghostbuster Cosplayer.
Well Folks, Take A Guess Who Really Shot First?
With Scooby Doo & The Mystery Machine. Man, I SOOOO Wanted This Van As A Kid!
Hanging Out With Rocket Raccoon From Guardian Of The Galaxy.
Stop me if y'all have heard this one:
"So, A Jedi, The Joker, And Rorschach From

The Watchmen Walk Into A ComicCon...."
I Read Them All The Time!
Captain America Cosplayer.

One of the absolute highlights of HeroesCon 2015 for me was meeting Mr. Mike Maihack, the author of the amazing graphic novel series Cleopatra in Space, as well as some pretty awesome super hero artwork.

Hi Mike!
A True Comic Art Genius At Work.
Thanks For The Autographs And The Artwork Dude!

Overall I had a pretty good time hanging around with fellow comic book and graphic novel enthusiasts and just getting in touch with my inner nerd-boy. Already looking forward to the next one!

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