A sad fact of life for comic book geeks is the final run to the opening day of the show. During the two weeks leading up to queuing up in the long line to get in, the inevitable cancellations start occurring.
Heroes Convention begins in ten days and the list of pros who've already thrown in the towel [for various reasons] this year has grown to two dozen. A couple of big hits were just announced, Ed Brubaker (current writer of Captain America) won't be making his Heroes Con debut, but he's confirmed for next year and Michael Lark (of Daredevil) has also taken a pass. They join guys like Don Rosa, Tony Moore, Greg Rucka and Eric Powell who been to Charlotte before, but have had something come up that prevents their returning to us this year.
The only mitigating factor is that even with these unfortunate cancellations, that still leaves us with 300+ guests to party down with in the "Queen City of the Carolina's" starting next Friday - and that ain't bad!
You can search the web for heroesonline.com to view the entire guest list and check out the cool "Indie Island" logo which I've included with today's rant.
While you're at it, please keep your fingers crossed that the last minute cancellations will minimize from this point on.