SEE/DO/BUY AT HEROES CON:
Everyone has their own agenda for comic conventions, but here are my suggestions.
SEE: CHRIS PITZER and ADHOUSE BOOKS
Photo by Heather McKinney: http://www.flickr.com/photos/54091968@N04/
If you like comics, Chris will have something for you. The great thing about the AdHouse booth is that with the addition of the AdDistro, it’s becoming more like a cool portable comic book shop than just a place to sell his own product. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, Chris will even bring things from his personal collection like old comics, toys and yard sale items he’s picked up.
The other advantage of visiting the AdHouse booth at HEROES CON is that, in some cases, you can take your recently purchased book to Indie Island and get it signed. AdHouse talents like LAMAR ABRAMS and JIM RUGG will be present, to name a couple.
And if those reasons aren’t enough, Chris is just an all-around swell dude. Go talk to him about comics, food, music, dogs, or whatever. Just don’t talk about how TOTALLY AWESOME Sleigh Bells and CSS were live when you went to see them last month. You can, however, talk to Lamar Abrams about it with Chris in earshot.
DO: EAT AT MERT’S
Holy cow, you guys! MERT’S is soooooo good. I’m drooling just looking at their website to get the link. http://www.mertscharlotte.com/
I couldn’t say it any better myself, so here is their description of the restaurant: “Located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, Mert’s Heart and Soul is one of the most-visited restaurants in the Queen City. From the award-winning macaroni and cheese, to the sweet, buttery cornbread and shrimp and grits, Mert’s Heart and Soul’s southern, Low Country, and Gullah-inspired dishes leave guests with an unforgettable “home cooked” experience. Stop by Mert’s Heart and Soul today to find out what Charlotteans and tourists already know: That Mert’s is the heart and soul of Charlotte.”
BUY: FAVORITE COMIC ZINE FOR TEAM CUL DE SAC ($5)
If you like comics, then you probably like reading and talking about the comics you like. Well, with the FAVORITE COMIC ZINE, you can read what the people who make the comics you like have to say about the comics they like! The best thing is that the proceeds help support a charity. That’s like awesomeness wrapped in bacon!
You can find out more about it on the Team Cul de Sac blog.