Whoa-ho! Returning this year is an old Charlotte tradition, the Charlotte Minicon! The precursor to HeroesCon, Shelton started the Charlotte Minicon way back in 1977, five years before he established HeroesCon!
We’re kicking the new year off right with the Minicon this year, with a guest list that already includes rising star artist Francesco Francavilla (Scalped, Zorro, Black Beetle), as well as Rich Barrett (Nathan Sorry), Al Bigley (Sonic the Hedgehog), Chris Brunner (Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Loose Ends), J. Chris Campbell (Zig Zag), Dustin Harbin (what?? that’s crazy!), Jason Latour (Loose Ends, Expatriate), Budd Root (Cavewoman), and Andy Smith (Dean Koontz’ Frankenstein, 52)! Holy! I hope we can squeeze all those people in with the bajillions of you who show up every year. Good thing I’m skinny.
This year’s Charlotte Minicon will be held Saturday, January 23, 2010, from 11am to 5pm, at the Palmer Building at Fireman’s Hall. It’s just up the street from our store, maybe a half-mile east or so on 7th Street. Shelton always puts a bunch of signs up on 7th street in both directions, so it should be pretty easy to find! And for those of you with fancy GPS systems (or computers) the physical address is 2601 E. 7th St. Admission is just $3–besides the special guests, there’ll be dealers from all over the Southeast, with tons of old comics, new comics, Silver & Golden Age, weird old books, you name it!
We’ll be talking about this more, and maybe even adding a few more names, but chew on that for right now–and mark your calendars! AND if you want to help us spread the word, you can click on the image above or right here to download a printable pdf flyer you can put up around… wherever, I guess. Just don’t get us in trouble.