Monday, June 15, 2009
Heroes (Un)Bound! A.K.A. The Big Announcement
Suzanne and I (along with our buds Christian and Angie Leaf) will be heading down to Charlotte for the Heroes Con this coming Friday. Thanks to the limitless class and kindness of Mike's good friend Shelton Drum, we will be setting up the Mike Wieringo Scholarship Fund Booth in Artists' Alley next to Todd, Craig and Nick Cardy.
You all probably expected that. What you probably didn't expect was that we will be announcing the first official recipient of the 'Ringo scholarship at the Heroes auction Saturday night. We're still negotiating and planning but, if everything comes together like we're hoping, our awardee will be there for the announcement. We're hoping to give them the star treatment so I hope this very talented person can make it. Keep your fingers crossed.
I'd like to take the opportunity to publicly thank everyone that participated in the selection process. I don't have permission to mention them by name. (Because I haven't asked, not because they said no...) But you all know who you are and you have my gratitude for putting up with my incessant annoying emails and the short turnaround time. I hope you know how much it meant to me and Mike's family that you were there for us yet again. It never ceases to amaze me how many wonderful, true and faithful friends Mike made over the years. You folks are the best.
Okay, I'm looking forward to seeing all the usual suspects at Heroes. (And, since I'm a fan too, I'm going to be drooling all over Eric Canete, Herb Trimpe and Eric Powell this year. Darwin Cooke doesn't seem to be coming so I have to stalk somebody.)
Posted by Matt Wieringo at 5:15 PM