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GRADY COLE CENTER: HANDICAP ACCESS & WEAPONS POLICY – CHARLOTTE MINI-CON

January 09, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS, NEWS, Uncategorized

CLT MINI CON 2019

HANDICAP ACCESS:
We would like to make sure that the Charlotte Mini-Con is easily accessible for ALL of our attendees.
If you, or someone in your group, require handicap access, please notify Karla Southern (Karla@heroesonline.com) so that we can arrange admittance for the back parking lot ahead of time.
If you need assistance for Handicapped Access on the DAY OF the show, please contact the Grady Cole Center directly: (704) 336-2884

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COSTUMES:
While we will not be holding a Costume Contest at the 2019 Charlotte Mini-Con, we do encourage attendees who wish to attend in costume to come out and have fun! 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 the Grady Cole Center 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 Grady Cole Center. No metal weaponry of any kind will be allowed inside the Grady Cole Center. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing all the great costumes you’ve created!

(Note: We ask that you please be respectful to the artists and exhibitors at Charlotte Mini-Con when taking photos with our costumed attendees. Please try not to block anyone’s set-up when taking photos, and if you would like to stage a group photo, please try to do so outside of high-traffic areas. We want everyone to have a great time at our show and appreciate your help!)

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GRADY COLE CENTER – COSTUME & PROPS POLICY:

The following rules are to ensure the safety of those in attendance, and to allow those in costume to wear them responsibly within the venue. We appreciate the time and effort put into the creation of your costumes, props, and replica weapon/weapon-like items and understand that props and weapons are often a vital part of a character’s costume. However, safety come first, therefore, it is imperative that any props, weapons or weapon-like items (called ‘weapons’ from here on forward for simplicity’s sake) comply with the venue policy, as well as with all local, state, and federal laws. This policy is not a summary of the laws nor does this policy constitute legal advice. You are solely responsible for understanding and complying with all applicable laws.
Inspection Process All persons, bags, back packs, costume props and accessories will be subject to metal detection and inspection in the screening area prior to entering the venue. All props and accessories will be tagged for identification as a security measure. Any individual found inside the facility with a prop or accessory that is not tagged will be directed to the security screening area to receive an inspection and tag. There may be times where a judgement call by the inspectors will need to be made on the acceptability of a prop or weapon. Please understand that security reserves the right to refuse the entry of any prop or weapon it deems unfit, ill- constructed or unsafe to the event.

BRANDISHING:
Brandishing is defined as drawing, exhibiting, waving or using any item, prop or weapon in an unsafe manner. Any such display of an item, prop or weapon in an aggressive or threatening manner, real or implied regardless of intent, or any other activity thought to be unsafe is strictly prohibited. *The only exception to the brandishing rule is for photography/videography. For the limited period you are posing and if the area around you is clear of bystanders. You pose with an item, prop, or weapon in a brandishing-like manner so long as no reasonable person would interpret the pose as anything but safe and no real threat. However, please exercise great caution when doing so – we want everyone (including yourself) to be safe! Misuse of a prop or weapon can be considered grounds for removal or ejection from the facility. Anyone found fighting (simulated or otherwise) or threatening someone with an item, prop, or weapon will be immediately removed from the facility. The Security Staff, in their sole and absolute discretion, are empowered to determine whether an act constitutes “Brandishing” and its severity.

PROHIBITED MATERIALS AND SHAPES FOR WEAPONS / PROPS:
• NO METAL
• NO BRITTLE MATERIALS (glass, acrylic sheet)
• NO SHARP EDGES OR POINTS – NON-RIGID, SOFT MATERIALS ONLY

Clubs & Bludgeoning Weapons:
• Keep weight in mind – the bigger an item is, lighter the construction material is required

Miscellaneous Weapons:
• No kunai – all kunai-type weapons regardless of construction material may not be used.
• *Kunai is defined as any hand held small “dagger like” knife
• Bows and slingshots may be used, but without bowstrings and propelling tubing
• Chains – no metal chains (Plastic chains are acceptable)
• Whips – whips which are peace-bonded to prevent uncoiling will be permitted.

GUNS:
• No replica guns of any type (REPLICA GUNS will be defined as any gun manufactured to look and feel like a real gun)
• No metal pellet / BB guns are allowed
• No paintball or airsoft guns are allowed
• No Replica ammunition, projectiles such as hand grenades, TNT, explosives etc.
• ‘Nerf’-type weapons – allowed as long as no ammunition is present
• Water guns – allowed as long as no liquid is present

Airspace:
No devices may be flown or tethered within the confines of the property. This includes drones, helium balloons and helium-filled products, or any lighter-than-air objects either powered or unpowered.

OTHER NOTEABLE RULES & PROHIBITED ITEMS:
• No Bicycles, Scooters, Skateboards or Hoverboards
• No Handcarts, Trolleys, Rolling Luggage, or Oversized Strollers
• No Selfie sticks, GoPro poles, stilts, or any device that extends your camera or phone away from your hand or body
• No Smoking, Including E-cigarettes and Vaping Products and Devices
• No outside food and beverages
• No costume themed live animals – SERVICE ANIMALS ONLY

Small hand carts like the one pictured will be allowed. Anything larger will be turned away.

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Please budget additional time for the inspection of your costume, your props and bags. We recommend bringing as little as possible to get through the screening station quickly and efficiently.

Thank you for your compliance,
Grady Cole Center and American Legion Memorial Stadium Facility Management

Document Last Edited: January 11, 2019

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HEROESCON TICKET HOLDERS RECEIVE FREE ADMISSION TO CHARLOTTE MINI-CON!!!

January 09, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS, Exclusives, HeroesCon, NEWS, Special Offers, Uncategorized

PrintYou read that RIGHT!!!
The HeroesCon 2019 Online Ticket Discount has ended…but that doesn’t mean the DEALS have!!

Anyone who has purchased a HEROESCON 2019 3-Day Advance Pass can bring proof of that ticket purchase to receive FREE ADMISSION to the CHARLOTTE MINI-CON on Saturday, January 26th at the Grady Cole Center! (Regular Admission: $5.00 Per Adult, 18 & Under FREE.)

If you have already purchased your ticket for the Charlotte Mini-Con, you will be able to purchase your HeroesCon 2019 3-Day Advance Tickets AT THE MINI-CON for $5.00 OFF! (Regular 3-Day Pass Admission: $50.00, 18 & Under FREE.) That means there’s still a chance to get your HeroesCon 2019 ticket at the discount price of $45.00! (Ticket(s) MUST be purchased at the Charlotte Mini-Con to receive discount.)

If you have already purchased BOTH your Charlotte Mini-Con ticket AND your HeroesCon 2019 ticket, first of all…HAVE WE TOLD YOU HOW MUCH WE LOVE YOU???
Bring proof of BOTH your ticket purchases and we will give you a FREE HeroesCon Shirt! (While supplies last!)

And…finally…
If you have purchased your Charlotte Mini-Con ticket AND a HeroesCon 2019 ticket with A LIMITED EDITION SHIRT…YOU ARE A TRUE HERO AMONG HEROES!!!
Wear your RED, Limited-Edition HeroesCon t-shirt to the Charlotte Mini-Con and we will gift you with an additional bonus for being SO AWESOME!!

We hope to see EVERYONE at the Charlotte Mini-Con on Saturday, January 26th!!

Featuring:

  • Thomas Boatwright
  • Wes Brooks
  • Chuck Brown
  • Chris Brunner
  • Bridgit Connell
  • Mason Dickerson
  • Stephen Green
  • Sanford Greene
  • John Hairston Jr
  • Dustin Harbin
  • Jason Latour
  • Steve Mannion
  • Drew Moss
  • Eraklis Petmezas
  • Pat Quinn
  • Rico Renzi
  • Budd Root
  • Stephane Roux
  • Hoyt Silva
  • Andy Smith
  • Brian Stelfreeze
  • & Many More!

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END OF YEAR AMNESTY SALE!! NOW UNTIL JANUARY 8TH!!

December 27, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: Sale!, Special Offers, Uncategorized

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First it was CHRISTMAS…
Then, 7 days later it’s NEW YEAR’s…
But do you know which “King” was born 7 days after New Year’s in 1935??
ELVIS, the KING of Rock ‘n’ Roll…That’s WHO!!

SO…in honor of three of the BEST Holiday’s on the Calendar…HEROES is celebrating until Elvis leaves the building on Tuesday, January 8th, by offering our RESERVE CUSTOMERS 25% OFF on all NEW merchandise when you clear out your reserve bag!!

We have also extended our HEROESCON 2019 TICKET SALE until Elvis blows out the candles on his birthday cake…so be sure to get your ticket before prices go up on January 9th!!
$45.00 – HEROESCON 3-DAY PASS
$55/$60 – HEROESCON 3-DAY PASS w/SHIRT

(25% OFF is for Subscribers ONLY and does NOT apply to Gold & Silver Age Back Issues or Statues.)

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

December 24, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

CHRISTMAS GREETING

From all of us to ALL of YOU…here’s  wishing you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS from our family to yours! We hope the joy of the season is with each and every one of you this season!
We will be open on Christmas Eve Monday until 6PM, and CLOSED on Christmas Day.
We will be open our regular hours of 10AM-9PM on Wednesday, December 26th.

Merry Christmas!!!
– The HEROES Crew

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ON THE ROAD THIS WEEKEND!! SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16TH

December 14, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

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The HEROES CREW is hitting the road this Sunday, December 16th for TWO Area Shows!!
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You can catch SHELTON and SETH at the ATLANTA COMIC CONVENTION!

Marriott Hotel-Century Center,
2000 Century Blvd
Atlanta, Ga 30345

11am-5pm
Admission: $5.00
www.atlantacomicconvention.com


ELIAS, WINSLOW and KARLA will be at the CHARLOTTE COMICON!!

Concord Convention Center
Embassy Suites
5400 John Q. Hammons Dr. NW
Concord NC 28027
Just across I-85 from Concord Mills Mall!
http://charlottecomicon.info/

10am-5pm
Admission: $5.00 with Kids 12 & Under FREE!

If you have a special request for a comic book, or if you would like to place a supply order to pick up at the show, please let us know in advance! Email Seth@heroesonline.com, and we will do our best to accommodate your requests!

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HEROESCON 2019 3-DAY ADVANCE PASS with LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT!!

December 07, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

Each shirt comes with a HeroesCon 2019 Ticket Certificate!

Each shirt comes with a HeroesCon 2019 Ticket Certificate! (Karla NOT INCLUDED!!)

JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, AND ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
GET A 3-DAY ADVANCE TICKET to HEROESCON 2019 & A LIMITED EDITION HEROESCON T-SHIRT for just $55.00!!

2XL, 3XL, 4XL Sizes are extremely limited and are priced at $60.00.
(If you need one of these sizes please order quickly, as this is a limited run shirt offer, and will not be duplicated!)

These limited edition shirts are an EXCLUSIVE LIMITED RUN and are available for purchase NOW!
This shirt, along with a HeroesCon 3-Day Pass, would make an EXCELLENT Christmas Present for the comic lovers on your list!

“The HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte’s Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a “must” on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from every region of the country to the Charlotte Convention Center.”

HeroesCon 2019 will be held on June 14-16, 2019 at the Charlotte Convention Center!

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For the most up-to-date information, check our blog, or sign up for the weekly Heroes Hotline newsletter. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

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42 ANNIVERSARY CHARLOTTE MINI-CON RETURNS: SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019

December 06, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

CLT MINI CON 2019
The 42nd Anniversary Charlotte Mini-Con will take place Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Grady Cole Center located at 310 N. Kings Drive, Charlotte NC 28204. The show opens to the public at 11am and will close at 5pm.

Tickets for adults are $5.00 in ADVANCE and are available here. Advance Ticket holders will gain entry to the convention floor up to 30 minutes before “DAY OF” ticket holders.
Tickets will be available at the door for $5.00 to attendees 19 years and older. Attendees 18 years of age and under get in FREE*!

Charlotte Mini-Con is Charlotte’s longest running comic convention! A “true to our roots” event with a high concentration of vintage comics and toys, as well as great comic creators! Charlotte Mini-Con is the older, yet smaller, sister to the Heroes Convention. It is a great event for the whole family! Check out the comic creators who are coming!

2019 Charlotte MiniCon Guest List (updates TBA!)

  • STÉPHANE ROUX
    • Wes Brooks
    • Chuck Brown
    • Bridgit Connell
    • Mason Dickerson
    • Sanford Greene
    • John Hairston Jr
    • Dustin Harbin
    • Steve Mannion
    • Drew Moss
    • Eraklis Petmezas
    • Pat Quinn
    • Rico Renzi
    • Hoyt Silva
    • Andy Smith
    • Brian Stelfreeze
    • & Many More!

*Attendees aged 15-18 will need to provide a Student or State Issued ID to receive FREE entry. You can register for your FREE 18 & Under Ticket in ADVANCE here.

 

 

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MEET SANTA & MRS. CLAUS AT HEROES! SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1ST from 11AM-1PM

November 23, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

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LOOK WHO’S COMING TO HEROES!!

NEXT SATURDAY, December 1st from 11am-1pm come to HEROES with your Christmas List and a New, Unwrapped Toy for TOYS FOR TOTS! Bring your camera and take your picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus!! We welcome kids of ALL AGES, so bring the WHOLE FAMILY!!

We will be collecting new, unwrapped, toys for Toys For Tots until Friday, December 14th with our second Toy Drive push the following Saturday, December 8th, featuring a SUPER SQUAD of Costumed Heroes!

We hope that you will come out to meet Jolly Ole St. Nick and Mrs. Claus next Saturday, and will come out again the following weekend to meet some of your favorite HEROES!

Toys 4 Tots-3DON’T FORGET!!
HEROESCON 2019 Tickets are ON SALE NOW!! From NOW until Midnight on CYBER MONDAY, November 26, you can get your 3-DAY ADVANCE PASS for just $37.00 in honor of the 37th Anniversary of HeroesCon!! This is a deal too good to pass up, and HeroesCon Tickets make an EXCELLENT Christmas Present for the comic-book lovers on your Christmas List!!

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HEROESCON 2019 :: ARTIST ALLEY TABLES ON SALE NOW!!

November 19, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

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HEROESCON 2019::
ARTIST ALLEY TABLES ON SALE NOW!

We’re celebrating the 37th Anniversary HEROES CONVENTION June 14-16, 2019 and we’d love to have you exhibit in our Artists Alley!

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ARTISTS ALLEY TABLE: $300
Includes 6′ table, 2 chairs, and 2 passes. Great for a solo venture or a two-person team. Your name and a website link will be featured on our HeroesCon Artists Alley page.

Artists Alley at HeroesCon is reserved for creators and the work they have made themselves. No resellers, vendors, or representatives will be permitted.

Heroes Convention is not only one of the most recognizable names on the comics convention circuit, but has a well-deserved reputation as a convention that puts comics first, meaning aisles packed with fans looking for new comics and comic-related merchandise to check out. Our 2019 HeroesCon is our 37th annual event, and booth space is fully expected to sell out well in advance of the show. No space is reserved without payment in full: act now to reserve your 6′ table, 2 chairs and 2 badges!

PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE OF YOUR NEIGHBORS! Excessively tall displays behind tables are not permitted. Nothing over 8′ will be permitted. If you have a tall display, please ask to be placed on the perimeter where there is a wall behind your table.

FOR ADDITIONAL SEATS above the allotment you receive with your purchased space(s), the cost is $60 per additional seat, up to a maximum of 1 additional person per Artists Alley Table, no exceptions. We want everyone to have the most pleasant and comfortable show they can, and overcrowded tables are the opposite of pleasant and comfortable.

NOTE that paid spaces in Artists Alley are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Tell us if you have seating preferences (a wall behind your table for example). We try as hard as we can to honor these, but obviously we cannot honor all of them, so thank you for your understanding!

REFUNDS: If you cancel 90 or more days out from the show you are entitled to a 50% refund of your payment. If you cancel within 90 days of the show your payment is forfeit and you will not receive a refund.

Check our FAQ if you have more questions! 

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HEROESCON 2019 :: 3 DAY ADVANCE TICKET SALE – $37.00 NOW THROUGH CYBER MONDAY!

November 19, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: Uncategorized

HC 2019 TICKETS BLOG
37TH ANNUAL HEROESCON ::
3DAY ADVANCE PASS SALE!!
NOW THROUGH MIDNIGHT CYBER MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2018!

In celebration of our 37th Annual Show, Heroes is doing a SALE from NOW until Midnight on CYBER MONDAY, November 26, 2018!
Get your 3 Day Advance Pass for HeroesCon 2019 for just $37.00!!

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In OTHER EXCITING HeroesCon 2019 News…

THIS YEAR, we are shaking up our admission policy by doing something that NO OTHER 3-Day Comic Convention has done before…HEROESCON 2019 will allow ANY ATTENDEE *18 years of age and Under* IN FOR FREE!

HeroesCon Guest List Announcements and Hotel Rates to be announced SOON!!

So, just in time for the Holidays, GET YOUR HEROESCON 2019 PASS EARLY and SAVE!!!
We look forward to seeing ALL of you June 14-16, 2019!!

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