The inaugural C2E2 came and went like the Windy City it was held in! The first major con held in Chicago proper in a long time was a success on many levels. The layout was spacious, the natural light was a welcome bonus and seeing the city's skyline from the McCormick Place was pretty cool too. The Hero Initiative was there with the usual and invaluable Chicago crew, doing what they do best....meeting the needs of those in need.
The booth at The Hero Initiative was buzzing with traffic! For more pics, check out our PopCons page. Fans and creators were there, as always, lending their respective financial support and creative talents. A round of "thank yous" are in order! Thanks to: Gordon Purcell, Ethan Van Sciver, Gene Ha, Jimmy Cheung, Mike Norton, Chris Samnee and Cliff Chiang for donating their time and talents! Along with the artists appearing at the booth, there were also several artists in artist alley donated their artwork. Thank you! The raffles held were a success as well. Thanks to the raffle winners as well as Adam Kubert, Ron Garney and Brian Stringer for participating in those events! A hearty "thank you" has to go out to Reggie's Rock Club and all the contributing artists there....that was a blast!
While great memories were made at this brand-new con, the best part for Hero is the money raised! Thanks again to all the volunteers, creators and fans for making our time at C2E2 at smashing success! Let's do this again, next year!
DAVID J. FOWLIE