Years later, when I started the "Art of Akira Exhibit," I made a huge list of museums and conventions where I wanted to show my collection. HeroesCon was in the top of the list. After e-mailing every contact at every location on the list, Shelton was the first person to reply to me - that very day, in fact.
"I don't know yet where we'll fit it in, but something like that, we'll make room for," he wrote. He did, and it fit in perfectly. And the entire weekend, I felt like I was in good hands. Staff ensured I had everything I needed. Pros came by and visited the exhibit. I was welcomed with open arms.
HeroesCon is this weekend, June 22-24, at the Charlotte Convention Center. It's $15 dollars per day, or $30 for the weekend. Kids 12 and under are free. If you're a fan of comics and are anywhere remotely close to Charlotte this weekend, you need to be at HeroesCon. Hit me up on Twitter (@joethepeacock) if you make it.