A lot of old friends added to the HeroesCon 08 Guest List this week, including two of our oldest and closest friends, Tony Harris and Phil Noto. Casey Jones noticed that they weren't on the list earlier in the week, and after a flurry of e-mails containing expressions like "What?!" and "Avast!", the situation has been rectified! We expect a lot of these kinds of additions, as busy writers and artists notice that they haven't confirmed yet, so there are sure to be a lot of announcements coming up throughout the spring!
Tony Harris is, of course, the highly reconizable artist behind big fan-favorite hits like Ex Machina and Starman, not to mention the current Spider-Man: With Great Power miniseries. Phil Noto is a hugely popular cover artist, not to mention interiors on the current Infinite Horizon, a re-imagining of Homer's The Odyssey. Phil and Tony both are hugely generous parts of our annual HeroesCon Art Auction, usually doing original paintings on stage throughout the weekend, which then command four figures at the Auction itself.
Also new to the guest list this week is Heidi MacDonald, one of the leading lights of the comics journalism scene, and the writer behind Publisher's Weekly's The Beat column. Heidi joins The Comics Reporter's Tom Spurgeon and Newsarama's Matt Brady on our list; although I just noticed as I typed this that Matt's not on the list. See what I meant before? I'll check on that and get back to you next week!
And rounding out this week's additions to our HeroesCon 08 Guest List are returning friends Kelly Yates (Amber Atoms, Tellos), and Matt Webb (E-Man: Idol, Femme Noir). These guys are no stranger to HeroesCon, and are both popular stops for people collecting sketches and original art!
More announcements next week, including some really great panels, plus a big addition of a certain big studio to the Guest List. Here's a hint: the aforementioned Casey Jones shares a name not only with the famous engineer in the Grateful Dead song, but also a certain grim vigilante who hung out with some sewer reptiles...