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MegaCon 2009 Day 2 Floor Report

posted Mar 1, 2009, 4:49 PM by Vu Sleeper


MEGACON 2009 (Feb 2009)
MegaCon 2009 Day 2 Floor Report
By Todd H. Latoski posted: 01 March 2009 03:06 pm ET

Dressed in costumes of their favorite heroes or shorts and t-shirts, fans filled up the Orange County Convention Center again today to see their favorite comic creators and television and movie stars as MegaCon 2009 rolled into its second day. The turn out was much larger than expected, and the lines for tickets sales were quite long. Inside, there was excitement in the air, and the floor was abuzz with news.

With this year’s guest of honor, George Perez, as well as Dan Jurgens and Dan DiDio, The Hero Initiative booth has had lines all weekend. The first ever federally chartered, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping comic book industry veterans who may need assistance with necessities or simply a helping hand back into the comics industry, The Hero Initiative has become an annual staple at MegaCon, and the fans always flock to their booth.

Tabitha Johnson was excited about this year, talking about Friday’s “Lunch with Sketches” winners from e-bay, who bid to win a lunch and sketch from Perez and the two Dans.

They also held their Hulk signing for their Hulk 100 special with 100 different drawn covers like those that they did with Spider-Man last year (some of the Hulk covers were on display at MegaCon last year). Today, George Perez and Dan Jurgens were at the booth all day signing, sketching, and talking with fans.

The Hero Initiative also hosted the DC Universe panel, where Perez was given a very special surprise, in that Saturday, February 28, 2009 was declared by the County as “George Perez Day” in Orange County! Talk about a worthy tribute to a living legend! Sunday will see Perez and Dan DiDio at the booth all day. Johnson did admit that some MegaCon attendees were upset that the art auction usually held in Orlando each year was held at New York Comic Con this year, which raised for the Initiative a considerable sum of needed funds. They sold nearly everything they had, so they are ready to accept art donations for next year’s auction!

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