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CHARLOTTE MINI-CON 2020: VIP CGC Signature Series Event – Friday, February 7th

January 14, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, Uncategorized

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The CHARLOTTE MINI-CON is hosting a VIP *CGC Signature Series* Event on Friday, February 7th from 7pm-10pm!

This EXCLUSIVE VIP EVENT will take place at the Westin the evening BEFORE the Charlotte Mini-Con and will grant its attendees the opportunity to have items signed, witnessed and submitted directly to CGC as part of the CGC Signature Series. There will be a cash bar available for patrons of this event and attendees are welcome to stay and socialize with your favorite creators.

The exact location of this event will be revealed to ticket holders prior to the event via email.

This VIP TICKET will also grant you EARLY ACCESS to the Charlotte Mini-Con on Saturday, February 8th.

Submissions will be graded by CGC off-site and will be shipped back. Submissions will carry the “CGC Signature Series” label.

Example of a CGC Signature Series Labels:

FROM CGCCOMICS.COM

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HEROESCON 2019 EXCLUSIVE USAGI #1 – CGC SIGNATURE SERIES

Individual Artist Rates for CGC Signature Series Autographs for this Event are as follows:
Sanford Greene – $5.00 Per Signature
Adam Hughes – $20.00 Per Signature
Brian Stelfreeze – $5.00 Per Signature

CGC Signature Series Submission Rates Vary based on the value of the book submitted, turn-around time, and other variables. 
You can read more about CGC Signature Series Rates here: 
https://www.cgccomics.com/submit/services-fees/cgc/

You can read more about the CGC Signature Series on the CGC Website here: 
https://www.cgccomics.com/signature-series/

You may also submit items to CGC that you are NOT having signed at this time, as well as well as during the Charlotte Mini-Con on Saturday.
We recommend that you complete your FREE forms ahead of time on the CGC Website here if you are not already a member on the CGC website: 
https://www.cgccomics.com/showjoin/
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ADMISSION: $15.00
*GET YOUR TICKETS HERE*
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cgc-signature-series-signing-vip-event-with-charlotte-mini-con-2020-tickets-89885446791
Includes EARLY ADMISSION to the Charlotte Mini-Con on Saturday, February 8
This does not include individual Artist Fees, or Submission Rates For CGC
*The Friday, February 7th CGC Event is NOT FREE to 18 and Under*
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LOCATION/HOTEL:

Westin Charlotte
601 S College St, Charlotte NC 28202

Charlotte Mini-Con Hotel Rate Available HERE: 
https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1571861131416&key=GRP
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CLT MINI CON 2020 PARKING:
There is a paid parking deck attached to the Westin Charlotte with elevator access to the Charlotte Mini-Con on the Ground Floor of the Westin Charlotte.
Parking in the deck is currently $10.00, but rates may increase.
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LIGHT RAIL:
The Westin Charlotte is located at the Stonewall Station stop on the Charlotte LYNX Blue Line.
https://charlottenc.gov/cats/rail/lynx-blue-line/Pages/Stations-Park-and-Rides.aspx

Utilizing the LYNX Light Rail would be an EXCELLENT solution for travel to and from the Charlotte Mini-Con!!

We encourage the use of the LYNX Light Rail, which runs from I-485/South Blvd in South Charlotte to UNC Charlotte Main in the University Area.

Parking at most of the stations outside of Uptown Charlotte is free, with LYNX fares ranging from $2.20 (K-12/62+) for a round-trip ticket, to $6.60 for one-day unlimited rides for all age groups. 
https://charlottenc.gov/cats/fares/fares-passes/Pages/lynx-fares.aspx

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The Charlotte Mini-Con is brought to you by Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find, the same folks who put on Heroes Convention. It will be a great time for the whole family!

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Happy New Year from Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find!

December 30, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

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From ALL of Us to ALL of You…
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find will celebrate its 40TH BIRTHDAY on January 1, 2020!
We have BIG plans for 2020, with LOTS of exciting events and guest announcements to come in the following months!!

We will close at 6pm on Tuesday, December 31st, but will operate our regular 10am-9pm store hours on New Years Day, Wednesday, January 1!
New Comics will be on the racks at 10am on New Years Day!

We hope that you will continue to follow us in the New Year, and we look forward to seeing you at our 43rd Anniversary Charlotte Mini-Con on Saturday, February 8th at the Westin Charlotte! The Charlotte Mini-Con will host some of the BEST VINTAGE COMICS dealers in the country, along with a select group of artists that you can’t miss!! If you’re traveling from out of town we have a Charlotte Mini-Con room rate in effect at the Westin Charlotte for Friday, February 7 and Saturday, February 8. You can book your room here!

We wish you all the VERY BEST in the New Year, and we hope to see you all very soon!

– The Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find Team

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CHARLOTTE MINI-CON 2020: VINTAGE COMIC BOOKS, ADAM HUGHES & MORE!!

December 14, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Special Offers, Store Signings, This Just In, Uncategorized, Vintage Comics

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The 2020 Charlotte Mini-Con will be a curated show focused ENTIRELY on VINTAGE COMIC DEALERS and will feature a select group of OUTSTANDING COMIC CREATORS! 
Our 2020 Show will also feature a NEW LOCATION at the WESTIN CHARLOTTE, located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte at the Stonewall Station stop of the Light Rail! 

We are happy to announce the following Artists as our Guests at the 2020 Charlotte Mini-Con:
Chuck Brown
Chris Brunner
Vic Carrabotta
Bridgit Connell
Sanford Greene
John Hairston Jr.
Dustin Harbin
Adam Hughes
Jason Latour
Rico Renzi
Budd Root
Hoyt Silva
Andy Smith
Brian Stelfreeze
Craig Yoe

We will host a CGC Signature Series event in conjuncture with the Charlotte Mini-Con on Friday, February 7th at the Westin! 
A special VIP ticket will is available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cgc-signature-series-signing-vip-event-with-charlotte-mini-con-2020-tickets-89885446791 purchase of the $15 Friday Night VIP Ticket will also get you EARLY ADMISSION to the Charlotte Mini-Con on Saturday!

2020 Charlotte Mini-Con Exhibitor List:
(Featuring some of the BEST Vintage Comic Dealers in the Business!)
Basement Comics (Albert Stoltz)
Brett Carreras
Brewer Parker
Burke Street Comics
CBCS Comics
CGC
Chris Foss
ComicsWanted.com
Craig Yoe Books
David Burns
David Hinson
Dustin Lineback
Fine Print Shoppe
Gene Carpenter
GoCollect
Groundbreaking Comics
Hey Kids, Comics
Issues With…
Jason Hamlin
Jim Walls
Moving Pictures Comics
Nerdy Girl Comics
New Force Comics
Nikelspot Comics
Painted Visions Comics, Cards and Games
Park Circle Comics
Rebel Base Comics & Toys
Rick Fortenberry
Ssalefish Comics
Steve Smith
Stormcrow Comics
Supah! (Joe Todd)
The Tangled Web
TNT Comics
Updog Comics
WCCB-CW
*Additional Exhibitor Announcements to follow!*

The Charlotte Mini-Con is brought to you by Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find, the same folks who put on Heroes Convention. It will be a great time for the whole family! 

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ADULT ADMISSION: $5
18 & UNDER: FREE
(Student or State ID required for anyone 15-18 years old)

Get Your Tickets Here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/charlotte-mini-con-2020-tickets-86077968521
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LOCATION/HOTEL:
The Westin Charlotte
601 S College St, Charlotte NC 28202

Charlotte Mini-Con Hotel Rate Available HERE:
https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1571861131416&key=GRP
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CLT MINI CON 2020 PARKING:
There is a paid parking deck attached to the Westin Charlotte with elevator access to the Charlotte Mini-Con on the Ground Floor of the Westin Charlotte.
Parking in the deck is currently $10.00, but rates may increase.
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LIGHT RAIL:
The Westin Charlotte is located at the Stonewall Station stop on the Charlotte LYNX Blue Line.
https://charlottenc.gov/cats/rail/lynx-blue-line/Pages/Stations-Park-and-Rides.aspx

Utilizing the LYNX Light Rail would be an EXCELLENT solution for travel to and from the Charlotte Mini-Con!!

We encourage the use of the LYNX Light Rail, which runs from I-485/South Blvd in South Charlotte to UNC Charlotte Main in the University Area.

Parking at most of the stations outside of Uptown Charlotte is free, with LYNX fares ranging from $2.20 (K-12/62+) for a round-trip ticket, to $6.60 for one-day unlimited rides for all age groups. https://charlottenc.gov/cats/fares/fares-passes/Pages/lynx-fares.aspx
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COSTUMES:
While we will NOT hold a Costume Contest at the 2020 Charlotte Mini-Con, we do not discourage attendees who wish to attend in costume from doing so! Everyone is welcome!

Please be advised that there will be a weapons check at the door and that all costume props must be either wooden or plastic to comply with our weapons policy.
All replica weapons will need to be inspected and approved as a non-functional prop at the door before they will be allowed inside the Charlotte Mini-Con. No metal weaponry of any kind will be allowed. We appreciate your understanding.

(Note: We ask that you please be respectful to the artists and exhibitors at Charlotte Mini-Con when taking photos. Please ask permission before you take a photo, and do not block anyone’s set-up when taking photos. If you would like to stage a group photo, please do so outside of the convention floor. We want everyone to have a great time at our show and appreciate your help!)

Document Last Edited: December 17, 2019

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HEROES IS ON THE ROAD THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!!

December 05, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, On the Road, Out and About, Uncategorized

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The HEROES CREW is hitting the road this Sunday for the RALEIGH COMIC BOOK SHOW!

Stop in at the Hilton Garden Inn Crabtree Valley this Sunday, December 8 from 10am-4pm where Shelton and Winslow will be set up with a great assortment of Gold, Silver and Modern-Age Comics for your holiday gift-buying pleasure!! Admission is FREE!

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NEXT WEEKEND!!

The HEROES CREW is hitting the road for TWO SHOWS!

Big Apple Comic Con
For those in and around the NYC area on Saturday, December 14th, be sure to put the BIG APPLE COMIC CON on your calendar!! Shelton will be setting up with some key members of the Heroes Family and will have all the Gold, Silver and Modern-Age Comics to complete your Christmas Wish-List!! 

CONVENTION HOURS:
Saturday, December 14: 10am-7pm
For Tickets: https://www.bigapplecc.com/tickets-and-pricing/

The Wyndham New Yorker Hotel
481  8th Avenue @ 34th St.
New York NY 10001

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For those looking for a great show a little closer to home, don’t miss the CHARLOTTE COMICON on Sunday, December 15th! Seth, Winslow and Karla will be manning the Heroes booth with a great assortment of comics to delight the comic fan on your “good-list”. We hope to see you all there!!

CONVENTION HOURS:
Sunday, December 15: 10am-5pm
Tickets: $5 at the Door / 9 & Under FREE

Embassy Suites Concord 
5400 John Q. Hammons Drive NW, 
Concord, North Carolina, 28027

 

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BLACK FRIDAY SALE!! $1 COMICS & MORE!!

November 26, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, Sale!, Special Offers

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LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY EXCLUSIVES!! Available in-store this Saturday!

November 19, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

*Local Comic Shop Day 2019*
EXCLUSIVES
Available IN-STORE this Saturday!

This Saturday, November 23, Heroes will open its doors to celebrate Local Comic Shop Day with these exciting (and LIMITED) #LCSD Exclusive Comics!!
We hope that you will join us this Saturday as we welcome the incredible duo behind the very poplar Cartoonist Kayfabe, Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg! These two are the creative forces behind works such as Hip Hop Family Tree, X-Men Grand Design, Street Angel, Plain Janes and MORE!!!

LCSD exclusives will be available to customers IN-STORE this Saturday on a First-Come, First-Served basis.
Any request we receive to hold a comic will be honored AFTER the event has ended, if supplies permit, and will be filled in the order in which the requests were received.

LCSD 2019 ABSOLUTE CARNAGE #05 ARTIST VAR | 4.99
LCSD 2019 CROW HARK THE HERALD #01 SEELEY | 4.99
LCSD 2019 HAZEL & CHA CHA SAVE CHRISTMAS TALES UMBRELLA ACADEMY | 4.99
LCSD 2019 DCEASED HC | 29.99
LCSD 2019 DOCTOR WHO 13TH HOLIDAY SPECIAL | 5.99
LCSD 2019 KILLADELPHIA #01 | 3.99
LCSD 2019 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #01 | TBA
LCSD 2019 NEW MUTANTS #01 ARTIST VAR | 6 TBA
LCSD 2019 OVER THE ROPES #01 | 3.99
LCSD 2019 SUPER DINOSAUR #01 SPECIAL ED | 4.99
LCSD 2019 THESE SAVAGE SHORES TP VOL 01 GOLD EDITION | 19.99
LCSD 2019 WALKING DEAD ALIEN | 5.99

Heroes is open from 10AM-9PM on Saturday, November 23
Cartoonist Kayfabe Signing: 1PM-4PM
LIVE Cartoonist Kayfabe: 5PM-6PM

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Toys For Tots Annual Superhero Toy Drive at Heroes

November 05, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

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HEROES is collecting toys for TOYS FOR TOTS this Holiday Season!

From NOW until December 12th, Heroes is accepting donations of New, Unwrapped Toys for Toys For Tots!

We will host a special TOY DRIVE EVENT with some of our FAVORITE SUPERHEROES on Saturday, November 30, which also happens to be “Shop Small” Saturday!

It’s certain to be a fun event with festive incentives!! Bring your cameras and a toy donation for a child in need this Holiday Season!

We hope that you will plan to join us on that day!

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HEROESCON 2020 ARTIST ALLEY TABLES & 3-DAY ADVANCE TICKETS – ON SALE NOW!!

October 31, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, NEWS, Special Offers, Uncategorized

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GET YOURS TODAY!

HEROESCON 2020 ARTIST ALLEY TABLES and 3-DAY ADVANCE PASSES are ON SALE NOW!!!

HEROESCON 2020 TICKETS:

Purchase your 3-Day Advance Pass for our 38th Anniversary Heroes Convention today!!

From NOW until January 31, 2020 we are celebrating the upcoming 40TH ANNIVERSARY of Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find with a special $40.00 Ticket!!
Ticket prices will return to their usual $50.00 price point on February 1, 2020, but even the $50.00 price of a 3-day pass saves you $20.00 off the day-of ticket prices!!! Get your tickets TODAY!!

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HEROESCON 2020 ARTIST ALLEY TABLES:

Purchase your ARTIST ALLEY TABLE at our 38th Anniversary Heroes Convention today!!

If you are an Artist who would like to reserve a 6′ Artist Alley Table at our 38th Anniversary Heroes Convention, June 19-21, just click the button below!! Tables will sale out, so be sure to get yours before they’re gone!!

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We look forward to seeing you ALL at our 2020 Heroes Convention next June!!
Stay tuned for exciting Guest Announcements and follow us here, sign up for our weekly Newsletter, and follow us on our social media outlets for the latest updates!!!

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CELEBRATE LOCAL COMIC SHOP DAY AT HEROES WITH CARTOONIST KAYFABE!!

October 23, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

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Heroes is honored to host the creators of Cartoonist Kayfabe for Local Comic Shop Day*!!

Asset 1@4xLocal Comic Shop Day®, the day celebrating the independent spirit of local comic book shops, returns for its fifth annual event Saturday, November 23, 2019 at participating Comic Shops across the country!

HEROES is honored to participate in this event and to offer limited and exclusive *Local Comic Shop Day* comics for sale as well!

We are MOST EXCITED to host our pals Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg, the masterminds behind the incredible CARTOONIST KAYFABE

You will recognize Ed from his masterpieces HIP HOP FAMILY TREE and X-MEN GRAND DESIGN, and Jim from the infallible STREET ANGEL and THE PLAIN JANES. 

Ed and Jim will be in-store signing from 1pm-6pm!

Put November 23 at Heroes on your calendar, and in the meantime don’t miss out on the NEW COMICS that come out EVERY WEDNESDAY!!! There’s always something new and amazing on the shelves at your Local Comic Shop!!

*Local Comic Shop Day® is a five-year old event conceived and implemented by ComicsPRO comic book specialty retailers to call attention to locally owned independent comic book specialty stores, celebrating their vital role in being the primary fire-starters of pop culture.

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ON THE ROAD THIS WEEKEND :: BALTIMORE COMIC-CON

October 15, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

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The HEROES CREW is hitting the road this weekend for the BALTIMORE COMIC-CON!

Shelton, Winslow and Karla will be heading toward the land of the Crab Cake with a great assortment of Gold, Silver and Modern-Age Comics for your buying pleasure!!
We hope to see you there!!


The Baltimore Convention Center
Pratt and Howard Street Lobby

CONVENTION HOURS:
Friday, October 18: 1pm-7pm
Saturday, October 19: 10am-7pm
Sunday, October 20: 10am-5pm

For Tickets: https://baltimorecomiccon.com/tickets/

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