Hero Nation is a FREE, family-friendly comic convention that celebrates superheroes and diversity with the mission that everyone has a hero inside of themselves that deserves to be celebrated.
Hero Nation also seeks to amplify the voices of marginalized people including people of color, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities and women.
The event will take place on Saturday, September 9th from 1pm-6pm at the Parkridge Community Center.
Hero Nation–Ypsilanti was inspired by:
- The need for more visibility for everyday heroes and positive people
- The need for more diverse and intersectional safe spaces in the Ypsilanti community
- The need for opportunities for people to experience self-empowerment
- The chance to give back to the community through partnerships with local non-profits and charities
This event will feature a number of exciting things including:
- Free arcade games
- Free console gaming
- Free workshops
- Free film screening
- Free Guest performances
- Artists Exhibitions
- And more
Hero Nation will also:
- Give free comics to kids, to promote youth literacy
- Offer free tables to youth artist (but we have limited availability)
How You Can Support
Simple. Just show up to the event on September 9th and bring your community with you. You can also:
- Help encourage youth and their families to attend the event
- Spread the word about Hero Nation through your organization and community
- Share the attached Hero Nation flyers.
(All Hero Nation video content is produced by Better Planet Media)
Help Hero Nation Reach Its Funding Goal
We’re trying to raise a total of $3500 to make this event happen—and we’re almost halfway there! Can you help Hero Nation reach its goal? Any support would be appreciated.
Check out our IndieGoGo crowd funding page here: https://igg.me/at/heronationypsi
Invite Hero Nation to Upcoming Community Events
If you have any community or family events coming soon, I would love to vend at the event to pass out promotional materials and spread the word about Hero Nation.
You Can Vend at Hero Nation
Do you want to vend at Hero Nation? We would love to have you. Tables are $50 and you can register by filling out the Vendor Registration Form.