Monday, June 07, 2010
I had heard a ton about heroes con in the previous years and all reports were always glowing, and I have to say, it really does live up to it. Heroes con was a blast.
My good buddie Duncan Shalev and I left New York on Thursday morning only to be greeted by the Heroes people with a shuttle to the Hotel. We were in pretty early so we got to relax for a bit before joining up with good friends Ben and Heidi, with them, Templesmith (a nice Austrailian..who knew!) and his minion Molly to head out and eat some Seafood.
Was at the Boom booth for pretty much all of the Con signing with KRAD, tons of people came up with long boxes full of the Farscape run which was cool. Got to meet some great people for the first time. Peter Krause was an absolute gent, Mark Waid is most definately not evil, got a great colouring tuturial from Matt Wilson. Hung out with the Zuda crew, The Timmonys, Kevin Colden, David Gallagher and Steve Ellis who were awesome as always and doing great live broadcasted sketches. Went for Sushi with the other fellow New Yorkers Sean Muphy, Rob and Chris (aka Dara), Adam and Bo who provided the dancing. At that stage we like many others had given up on the hotel bar and just stocked our rooms with beer. Saturday night then turned out to be one of the legendary con nights. We started out with team Boom in a asian restauraunt but had to split the group as the restaraunt was over crowded so the Kids all headed off to Dish for a southern family style meal followed by the Thompson bar next door which im going to insist that everyone at the con goes to next year. It was Michael Alan Nelsons birthday so the hard drinks came out and thus hilarity ensued ending up with us arriving into the hotel like a tour de force ending up with me somehow losing my shoes only to have them turn up at the Boom booth the next morning. Thanks Kate!
All in all the show itself was great. Its the most art orientated show ive ever been to, theres no rat race for work and everybody is in good spirits.
Roll on New York con in October where the Irish will invade West side manhattan