George Perez's Convention Schedule for 2015
Scoop: April 10-12: MegaCon
George Perez Leads First Annual MegaWalk for Hero Initiative
posted Feb 13, 2015, 3:51 PM by Vu Nguyen
A MegaCon is getting ready for a mega-sized show this spring on
April 10-12, 2015. The show is filled with exciting events, including
the second annual Cosmos celebrating the con with special celebrity
hosts, DJs, and six laser shows, Noise Complaint the group of
professional tap dancers will perform choreographed dances to Sailor Moon, Final Fantasy,
Nintendo characters, and more, the Pleasure Pixels will perform
burlesque acts to convention goers favorite characters, Crazy Random
Happenstance the shadowcast troupe will perform Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog and Firefly’s “Out of Gas” episode, the Rebel Legion Star Wars volunteer organization will be there, and Free Play Florida will run a free play arcade all weekend. There will be a MegaWalk, tons of exhibitors, lots of anime events, gaming events, and a tattoo pavilion.
Comics guests include guest of honor Stan Lee (Marvel writer-editor-publisher-creator), Alex Saviuk (artist The Amazing Spider-Man), Alvin Lee (Agent X co-creator), Amanda Conner (writer-cover artist Harley Quinn), Billy Tucci (Shi creator), Bob Layton (writer-artist-editor Iron Man), Brian Pulido (Chaos! Comics founder), Dan Parent (writer-artist Archie), Darwyn Cooke (writer-artist Catwoman), Ed McGuinness (artist Superman), Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows creator), George Perez (writer-artist The Avengers), Jimmy Palmiotti (writer Harley Quinn), Katie Cook (Gronk: A Monster’s Story creator), Mike Lilly (artist Nightwing), and Sean Chen (artist Rai and the Future Force).
posted Feb 6, 2015, 1:10 PM by Vu Nguyen
As MegaCon Megawalk is a charitable fundraising event, CBR is happy to provide a platform for the President of Hero Initiative,
Jim McLauchlin, to discuss the inaugural walk with one of comics'
greatest living legends -- and a member of Hero's Board of Directors --
Jim McLauchlin: I recall our having a
discussion once -- and this became a bit of the genesis of MegaWalk --
that you have a bit of a "tradition" where you take a long walk around
the convention floor before the con day starts, right?
George Pérez: Yes. And a lot of it is to get some exercise in,
because I know I'm likely going to be sitting down for several hours
during the con. Having been a good deal heavier in the past, walking was
the primary way I eventually lost a lot of weight, and keep myself fit.
How important have the simple things like
maintaining health and fitness become to you as you get older? Hey --
you're now 60 years old!
The amount of energy I gained after I stopped carrying the weight
equivalent of a pygmy on my back -- or perhaps more correctly, around my
waist -- was a life-changer. And in my case, being a diabetic, it
became a case where if I didn't start doing something, I wouldn't
be talking to you now. I realized I had a lot to live for, a lot to
enjoy, and I wanted to be there to enjoy it. [My wife] Carol tried
helping badger me into I-don't-know-how-many diets, but finally there
came a time where I said, "It's all up to me. No one else will do this."
So I started walking. It became the low-impact system that worked for
me. Now, I've been up and down the weight ladder a bit, but since
dropping the initial 50-plus pounds, I've thankfully never been back to
the larger size I once was.
posted Nov 13, 2014, 4:44 AM by Vu Nguyen