Hero Initiative debuts Gravity no. 9 craft beer at Wizard World Minneapolis

By staff-writers - April 27, 2015


With special guest artists Dan Jurgens and Bill Willingham

Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that helps comic creators in medical and financial need,  will be the exhibitor to see at Wizard World Minneapolis, May 1-3 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.


Hero’s booth, #1323, will be the ONLY place to find new Batman Beyond writer and longtime Superman artist Dan Jurgens. Dan will be at the con Friday ONLY from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and ONLY at Hero’s booth!


Similarly, Fables writer and occasional artist Bill Willingham will be at the con Saturday ONLY at the Hero booth signing and sketching. Make sure you come by!


And Bill Willingham is the artist behind Gravity no. 9, the newest brew from Minneapolis craft brewer Boom Island Brewing! Bill we be at the Boom Island tasing room on Friday, May 1 at 6 p.m. for the World Premiere party launching the beer! Be there to get Gravity no. 9 on tap, or in one of 300 limited-edition bottles!


Back at the convention center on Saturday, May 2, the Gravity party continues at 7 p.m. upstairs in room 208! You can get Gravity no. 9 on tap, plus Bill will do his ONLY Q-and-A session of the con!


At BOTH great parties and at the Hero booth, you can load up on limited edition merchandise: Willingham-signed prints are available at $15 each, and pint glasses at $10. Don’t miss out!


Out on the con floor, Hero ambassadors Michael Avon Oeming and Gordon Purcell will be collecting donations, so make sure you do the right thing and give to our great cause!




 About The Hero Initiative:

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strict to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give   back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment. Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $700,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

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