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A documentary about the largest independent comic convention in the US. The convention, the store and the people who make it possible
A documentary about the largest independent comic convention in the US. The convention, the store and the people who make it possible
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Heroes Doc: The the story of the the 30th Anniversary of the Heroes Convention.

We are telling the story of Shelton Drum, owner of Heroes Aren't Hard to Find, who has been hosting the Heroes Convention for 30 years. It's the story of a man whose love of comics has brought some of the greatest names in the industry to Charlotte, in order to bring the fans closer to the people who create their favorite stories. 

The Heroes Doc tells the story of how this spectacular convention started as a hotel conference room and has grown to be one of the largest independent comic book conventions in the nation. We tell the story of the store, the convention, and all the people that make it possible!

During the 30th Anniversary Heroes Convention we will be filming for our documentary covering the convention. We have been following the Heroes team since last August; learning the day-to-day operations, watching as they set-up for special events, and looking at all of the behind the scenes action as they prepare for this year's convention. 

We have been filming this story for the past 8 months and need your help to make our dream into a reality! We are asking for $10,000. We this need this amount to cover costs for editing and scoring the documentary; as well as, visual effects for the finished documentary. 

The great thing about Kickstarter is that not only do you help create something amazing, you also can get great prizes and rewards. We have teamed up the the Heroes crew and artist from the convention to give away tickets to next years convention, production credit for the movie, and original art that you will not find anywhere else!

We have some amazing original art from major comic artist/writers who will be featured in the film. So check back to this page frequently to snatch up rewards from some of your favorite personalities in the comic book industry.

If you have any questions Tweet us at @HeroesDoc or fire off an email to Producer@heroesdoc.com

Thanks for all your support and have a great time during the convention!

-Matt & Jere

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    You are in the movie credits! We will list you under our thank you section of the credits. You will also receive all rewards from above.

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    Pre-release special online only version of the documentary. You will see the doc. before anyone else in the entire world see it. I know that is awesome! You will also receive all rewards from above.

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    Receive the DVD Special Edition version of the documentary. This will include a ton of behind the scenes footage as well as some exciting extras. You will also receive all rewards from above.

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    Watch Heroes Doc & and Go to Heroes Con! You will not only receive the Special Edition DVD but you will also receive a 3-day pass to next years convention. Come live what you see in the movies. You will also receive all rewards from above (1 DVD total).

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    You want to be a Producer! You will receive Associate Producer credit in the film as well as on our IMDB page. You will also receive all rewards from above.

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    Matt Fraction, Marvel Architect & former Heroes Aren't Hard to Find employee, will author a handwritten Thank You note for all of your support. Only 10 of these are available! You will also receive all rewards from above.

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    Be a Hero! You will receive a full color super-hero'd sketch of yourself with a superpower of your choosing. Be the HERO of your own story. You will also receive all rewards from above.

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    Receive an original painting from Charlotte area artist, John Hairston, Jr. It will be of any Marvel comics hero of your choosing, on a canvas 36" x 48". John's artwork has been on display at the Heroes store throughout the month of June in an exhibit called 1962: The Age of Marvels. You will also receive all rewards from the $300 level and below.

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    The Heroes Experience. You will receive a limited edition (possibly only 4 ever made) LIFETIME pass for HeroesCon. Sit back and relax and plan what you will wear to the 2032 convention (the 50th HeroesCon). You will also receive one piece of original art ($500 or less level) of your choosing and receive all rewards from the $300 level and below.

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    Be the MAN! Tell all your friends you are the Executive Producer to an amazing documentary. You receive top billing in the credits and also be listed in our IMDB page. You will also receive the lifetime pass, one piece of original art of your choosing and all other rewards listed.

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