I'll probably post a lot about OOSA's next convention appearance, Heroes Con, in the next few weeks because we will have a lot going on with 6 artists there. I wanted to start with this, though, because Out of Step Arts is a sponsor.
At last year's Heroes Con, Eric Canete got a few people together via word-of-mouth for a run one morning before the convention center doors opened. There were comic book professionals and enthusiasts, alike. Some ran, some jogged and some walked, but everyone had a good time. So much so that this year, we wanted to make sure more people knew about the run and joined in. Jason Schachter of Essential Sequential and I approached Shelton Drum and Rico Renzi to see if they'd be interested in making it an official part of the Heroes Con activities, or at least help get the word out . Since Shelton is a big fan of running, he was all about it. Soooooo, now we are going to do it up right and we want you to join us! We'll even have some special incentives for people who participate.
First, you can get an exclusive Heroes Con Fun Run t-shirt featuring artwork by Eric Canete and Rico Renzi! How do you get the shirt, you ask? You can pre-order one on the Heroes Con blog with a donation of at least $20 to the Hairy Cell Leukemia Research Foundation. The foundation is committed to the research of the causes, diagnoses, and treatment of hairy cell leukemia; the disease that took the life of the great Dave Stevens.
And not only did Eric donate the artwork for the shirt, but he is also donating his time. If you are an artist and participate in the fun run, Eric will give you a 30-minute portfolio review on Sunday. You can read more about what he's offering and his thoughts on the run on his blog.
Finally, if you donate $20 or more to the Hairy Cell Leukemia Research Foundation, not only will you be able to get a Fun Run shirt, but you will also get your choice of one of the OOSA prints I will have at Heroes Con, including this one by Greg Ruth and Logan Faerber. You have to take part in the Fun Run, though.
The Heroes Con Fun Run will take place Saturday the 23rd at 7:00am. I know it's early for most folks, but that will give you time to run, get cleaned up eat a healthy breakfast and get ready for the convention doors to open at 10:00. It's not a race, there are no prizes. Just a bunch of people getting out to have some fun, get some exercise and support a great cause. (The run is free, but donations are appreciated.)
I hope to see you there!!!!!