Posts Tagged ‘Hero Initiative’


Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

The Hero Initiative will be on site for Toronto Comic Con & Chicago Comic Con

(New York, NY) – The Hero Initiative and Wizard World Comic Con will partner in 2010 to maximize the reach to fans for this important comic industry charity organization, Gareb Shamus, CEO of New York-based Wizard Entertainment and producer of Wizard World Comic Con tour, announces today.

“It’s important to support The Hero Initiative since they support so many of the folks in our industry. Without this industry support many artists wouldn’t be able to keep producing the wonderful work we love,” said Shamus.

The Hero Initiative will have a booth at Toronto Comic Con and Chicago Comic Con in 2010 to raise awareness among fans of the importance of their continued industry support. They will also invite special comic book guests to sign at their booth to help increase donations for the organization and art auctions will be part of convention programming with proceeds going to The Hero Initiative.

“Being on location at Wizard World Comic Con events helps us reach many fans when they are in a place to understand their role in the industry, and how if you love something, you have the power and the obligation to support it, like our organization does,” said Christina Zietsma, Associate Development Director at The Hero Initiative. “Partnering with Wizard World on a larger scale, outside of only the convention appearances, is strategic move by the organization to maximize awareness and impact for The Hero Initiative.”

More programming and special guest details for The Hero Initiative at Wizard World Comic Con events will be announced soon.

The Hero Initiative is also selling tickets for all Wizard World 2010 Comic Con events with part of the proceeds going back to the charity. Go to to buy your tickets now for Toronto Comic Con, Anaheim Comic Con and Philadelphia Comic Con. More events will be added as they go on sale.

For more information on the Wizard World Comic Con tour, including show dates, locations and guests go to

About The Hero Initiative:
The Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. Since inception, the Hero Initiative has been fortunate enough to benefit over 40 creators and their families with over $400,000 worth of much-needed aid, fueled by fan contributions. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Too Geeky for the Prom? Not this one!

Friday, February 13th, 2009
Geeks need love, too

Geeks need love, too

You may have seen my semi-serious rant a few days ago about suffering through Valentine’s Day as a self proclaimed geek. You may have also noticed I mentioned that there was hope out there for us (yeah, I’m looking at you) in regards to dating. But what I didn’t mention is that the Reckon Crew will be spending Valentine’s Day in the geekiest fashion possible… hanging out in a comic book store.

You may want to take a moment to absorb that, I’ll allow it. Yes, the Reckon Crew will be hanging out in Dallas, TX at one of the largest comic book shops in Texas, Lone Star Comics. Once you wrap your mind around the sheer dork-itude of that statement, I’ll point out we won’t be the only ones.

No, Lone Star Comics,, and Bawls will be hosting the Geek Prom on Saturday, February 14th from 9:00 pm till midnight. For a mere five dollars per person, guests can be surrounded by comics while engaging in potential romance, enjoy free food and drink and listen to live music from The Dirty Birds and Pixie.

And not only do you have a shot at romance with someone at least as geeky as yourself but all of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Hero Initiative, a not-for-profit organization that provides a financial safety net for comic creators. So you not only get to flirt with some geeks while browsing comics, eating, drinking, enjoying music, you’re also contributing to a worthy charity.  Sounds like a win-win situation in my book.

You’re already tempted, I can tell.  If all of that isn’t enough, you get to see the Reckon Crew there in all our glory. Okay, so we’ll also be handing out some swag but we’re all devilishly good looking. Tell us how hot we are and we might just buy you a free beer. That’s how much we <3 you.


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