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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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HeroesCon 2019 Volunteer Registration!

April 23, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Other Events, Schedule, This Just In

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HeroesCon 2019
is just around the corner, and our small, hardworking staff couldn’t pull it off each year without the help of our great volunteers. Now’s your opportunity to be a part of America’s Favorite COMIC Convention. Hit the link and sign up today! 

HEROESCON 2019 VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION

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HEROESCON 2019 :: 3RD ROUND GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS!!

March 13, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Guest List, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, This Just In

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3RD ROUND HEROESCON FEATURED GUESTS:

 

Dave Aikins

Matthew Allison

Jim Amash

Paul Azaceta

Jeremy Bastian

John Beatty

Andy Belanger

Andy Bennett

Ryan Bodenheim

Tamra Bonvillain

Frank Brunner

Cullen Bunn

Buzz

Brendan Cahill 

Ben Caldwell

Richard Case

Jacob Chabot

Keith Champagne

Aaron Conley

Steve Conley

Denys Cowan

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Teresa R Davidson

Jeff Dekal

Vanesa Del Rey

J. M. DeMatteis

Michael Dooney

Colleen Doran

Nick Filardi

Jared K Fletcher

Naomi Franquiz

Michael Garland

Chris Giarrusso

Keith Giffen

Josh Greathouse

Marcus Hamilton

Cory Hamscher

N Steven Harris

Tom Heintjes

Andy Hirsch

Neal Holman

Georges Jeanty

Daniel Warren Johnson

Jay Leisten

Daniel Leister

Brian Level

Megan Levens

Mike Lilly

James Lyle

Matthew Manning

Laura Martin

Paul Maybury

Bob McLeod

Cara McGee

Dawn McTeigue

Adriana Melo

Al Milgrom

Ted Naifeh

Robert Newsome

Kevin Nowlan

Yanick Paquette

Brett Parson

David Peterson

Chris Pitzer

Andy Price

Tom Raney

Matthew Roberts

Patrick Rooks

Scott Rosema

Mike Royer

Brian Schirmer

Chris Schweizer

Ben Sears

Christopher Sebela

Brian “Smitty” Smith

K Lynn Smith

Johndell Snead

John K Snyder III

Sarah Stern

Karl Story

Ben Templesmith

Rich Tommaso

Billy Tucci

Keith Tucker

John Van Fleet

Tim Vigil

Ramon Villalobos

Chris Visions

David Wachter

Doug Wagner

David Walker

Adam Warren

Larry Watts

Nolan Woodard

Alexis Ziritt

MORE GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS TO COME!! STAY TUNED!!

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WAREHOUSE SALE Part II :: SHELTON’S YARD SALE :: THIS WEEKEND!!!

September 07, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Other Events, Sale!, Special Offers, This Just In

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SHELTON’S YARD SALE/
HEROES WAREHOUSE SALE (part II)!

Thanks to all who joined us for last weekend’s Heroes Warehouse Sale! We appreciate all of you who fought the heat (some of you for hours on end!) to dig through our sale stocks. We know many of you were traveling for the holiday and couldn’t make it. While we hope you enjoyed the holiday, we also feel bad that some of you missed out on the sale, so we decided to throw a sequel of sorts – this very weekend! While there will be a few comics and trade paperbacks to dig through, there will be many other kinds of things to shop for, including furniture, art, frames and framed art, toys, glassware and mugs, bookshelves, dishes, lamps, dvds knicks and knacks, and much more!

Join us this Saturday from ‘very early’ to ‘very late’ and Sunday from ‘pretty early’ to ‘kinda late’ for Shelton’s Yard Sale/Heroes Warehouse Sale (part II)! Like last weekend, this sale will take place under a big tent behind our shop. Come pick through some of Shelton’s non-comic collections and take advantage of some crazy deals. In doing so, you’ll also be helping us make room for even more comics in our new warehouse!

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Anyone who makes a purchase from the yard sale will get a coupon for an immediate discount on any same day in-store purchase you make. Non-reserve customers will get 10% off any new comic or trade paperback purchases, and reserve customers will get 25% off all new comics and trade paperback purchases if everything is purchased from your reserve bag. This is a great opportunity to clear out your reserve bag for an extra discount! Consider this the first of many Pop Up sales we hope to offer our customers. Make sure you sign up for our weekly newsletters and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You never know when our next pop up sale will be announced!

Shelton corner box art by Bridgit Connell

 

 

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HEROES DISCUSSION GROUP RETURNS THIS SATURDAY!

August 28, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Discussion Group, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Master Class, This Just In

Black Hammer Vol 1

 

Ever finish a comic and wish there was someone to discuss it with? Now’s your opportunity, as we bring back an old Heroes favorite during this weekend’s Labor Day sale. Join us this Saturday, September 1 at 2:00 P.M. for a brand new chapter of the Heroes Discussion Group! After much deliberation over what book to discuss, we settled on a favorite of both our staff and customers: Black Hammer volume 1: Secret Origins.

If you enjoyed the first volume of Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s breakout superhero mystery, then be sure to stop on by the shop this Saturday for a lively discussion about legacy, rebirth, discovery and much more. This time around, the discussions will be jointly led by veteran discusser Andy Mansell and our well-read young staffer Samuel M. Reynolds-Oosting.

We couldn’t be more excited to share conversation about some of our shop’s favorite authors and illustrators with fellow customers and readers! It’s always a great part of our local comics community, and we hope you’ll join us for this discussion and some of the other exciting ones we’ll be announcing soon! Don’t forget, the discussion starts this Saturday at 2 P.M., but the Labor Day sale kicks off at 10 A.M. and runs all the way until 10 P.M. on Saturday, with Sunday and Monday’s hours both being 10 A.M. – 6 P.M. 

-The Heroes Discussion Committee  (also known as Andy, Sam and Seth)

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THIS JUST IN :: BBQ AND SOUTHERN BASTARDS T-SHIRTS THIS SATURDAY

September 19, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: This Just In

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We have some great updates about our signing with Jason Latour and Jason Aaron THIS SATURDAY! Coach Boss is sending his buddies from Smoke and Go Catering Services to our signing on Saturday so come hungry and bring your wallets for BBQ. They will have ribs, pulled pork, smoked chicken and hot dogs. The SAAA-WEET TEA is on us.
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Also, the Jasons will be bringing some Southern Bastards t-shirts with them! Before Saturday these were only available at SDCC! See y’all Saturday 2-5PM and we may have even more surprises in store. Don’t miss out!
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BANNED BOOK WEEK EVENTS :: HEROES DISCUSSIONS at CM LIBRARY BRANCHES

September 15, 2014 By: Andy Mansell Category: Comics Industry, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Other Events, Out and About, This Just In

ABFFEAlong with the opening week of the Football season and the beginning of the new school term, each year September also brings us Banned Book Week. It is an annual reminder of our freedom to read.

Banned Book Week is officially scheduled Sept. 21 – 27 but there are a variety of events that will occur throughout the month. BBW is sponsored by local libraries, independent retailers along with a supportive legion of readers all over the world From the Banned Books Website: “BBW was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982 according to the American Library Association. There were 307 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2013, and many more go unreported.”

Each year, the American Library Association (ALA) publishes a Top Ten list of Frequently Challenged Books. This year’s list (published in April) includes the # 1 Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants series for offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence. The list is rounded off with Jeff Smith’s Bone series at #10 for political viewpoint, racism, and violence

“This year we spotlight graphic novels because, despite their serious literary merit and popularity as a genre, they are often subject to censorship,” said Judith Platt, chair of the Banned Books Week National Committee.

At this past summer’s HeroesCon, Prof. Craig Fischer created a panel that focused on the history of the Comic Book Defense League Fund as well as a roundtable about the local issues an NC school had with Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home. This will be posted at the Dollar Bin site later this month. www.thedollarbin.net

Locally, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Libraries are offering dozens of Banned Book Week events—everything from Art contests to Reading groups. To see all of the events in your area go to: www.cmlibrary.org/programs/

This year, Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find is doing their part to support this noble and important movement.  Warehouse Manager Seth Peagler and Heroes Discussion Group leader Andy Mansell will be appearing at a number of branches this month to discuss Banned Books:

Seth will join UNCC Professors Robert Campbell (Graphic Design) and Dr. Erik Waterkotte (Print Media) to discuss the importance of comics and graphic novels and how they are susceptible to censorship. Audience: Adults, Teens (12-18) 9/18/2014 at 6:00 PM: Morrison Regional near South Park.

Andy will lead discussions at the following branches on why comics are particularly vulnerable to challenges and focus on some of the more frequently challenged titles.

9/18/2014 at 6:00 PM: Scaleybark  Audience: Teens (12-18), Adults, Seniors

9/24/2014 at 2:30 PM: Independence Regional   Audience: Teens (12-18)

9/25/2014 at 5:00 PM: Mountain Island Audience: Teens (12-18), Adults, Seniors

We hope to see you there and remember, reading is one of our greatest gifts. Never take it for granted!

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HEROES LABOR DAY SALE THIS SUNDAY AND MONDAY!

August 28, 2014 By: Seth Peagler Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Sale!, Special Offers, This Just In

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Just a reminder that we’ll be hosting our big Labor Day Sale this Sunday and Monday! Remember that we’ll be opening three hours early on Sunday (at 10 am) to accommodate early bird shoppers, and will be open until our regular Sunday time of 6 pm. We’ll open again at our normal Monday hour of 10 am, with the sale lasting until 6 pm that night.

In addition to the 7500+ comics in our brand new dollar stock, Shelton has also deemed every single one of our statues to be on sale for this event. The more you buy, the bigger the discount. That means you can buy:

1 statue for 20% off

2 statues for 25% off

3 statues for 30% off

5+ statues for 35% off

Select statues will be marked down to rock bottom close-out prices, and will not be eligible for the discount tier above. If you’ve had your eye on any statues in recent months, this is the weekend to buy them. It’s rare for us to have a statue sale of this scale, and there won’t be another one like this any time soon, so take advantage of the sales while you can!

We’ll also be offering big discounts on toys, and the statue discount tier also applies to our entire selection of manga. However, if you buy 10 or more manga selections, you’ll get 50% off those books! Dang!

It’s going to be a fun Labor Day at Heroes! We look forward to seeing you this weekend:

Sunday (8/31): 10 am – 6 pm

Monday (9/1): 10 am – 6 pm

 

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HEROESCON TO DISPLAY NEW ART FROM BILL WATTERSON!

June 06, 2014 By: Seth Peagler Category: Comics Industry, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Guest List, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon Art Auction, HeroesCon News, Indie Island, NEWS, Now Read This!, QuickDraw, Schedule, Special Offers, This Just In

Watterson - Team Cul De Sac

This year HeroesCon is proud to display the first published comic strip art from Bill Watterson in nearly twenty years! Watterson completed his inimitable Calvin and Hobbes strip in 1995, and has since remained largely private in his life and art. If you happened to read Stephan Pastis popular Pearls Before Swine strip this week, you may have noticed that Pastis employed a guest artist, billed as a second grade girl named Libby, to help him with three strips. Astute readers speculated about the true identity of the guest artist, and today the Washington Post revealed it to be none other than the legendary Bill Watterson!

In conjunction with Chris Sparks and Team Cul de Sac, we are happy to be bringing all three Watterson and Pastis strips to Charlotte to display at HeroesCon, June 20 through 22 at the Charlotte Convention Center. The art will be displayed on the convention floor all weekend, at our Drink and Draw event on Friday night, and at Saturday night’s Art Auction.   We’ll also be hosting a panel on Friday, June 20 where fans will get to hear the story of how this remarkable art was produced, how it came to be featured in Charlotte, and the part that Cul de Sac cartoonist Richard Thompson plays in all of it.

The three strips produced by Watterson and Pastis will be auctioned off in the coming months, with all proceeds from the sale going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. This charity works closely with our good friends at Team Cul de Sac, for whom we host our annual HeroesCon Drink and Draw charity event. More specifics regarding the auction of these pieces will be available at HeroesCon, here on our site and at Team Cul de Sac‘s page in the coming weeks.

HeroesCon is the only place anyone will be able to see the rare Watterson and Pastis original art in person before they are auctioned off. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for comic and art fans across the country, and we are humbled and honored to be bringing it to Charlotte.

HeroesCon takes place June 20 – 22 at the Charlotte Convention Center. The Bill Watterson and Cul de Sac panel takes place Friday, June 20 at 5:30 at the convention center.

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The HeroesCon Drink and Draw event takes place on Friday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hilton Center City atrium. HeroesCon’s first Drink and Draw event was in 2011, modeled after the Drink and Draw Social Club founded by comic artists Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian and Jeff Johnson. That event and every one since has raised money for Team Cul de Sac, the organization founded in honor of Cul de Sac cartoonist Richard Thompson that raises money and awareness for Parkinson’s Research.

The HeroesCon Art Auction will take place on Saturday, June 21 at 8 p.m. in the Providence Ballroom at the Westin.

For more information on all things HeroesCon, stayed tuned to www.heroesonline.com. If you have any questions regarding the Watterson and Pastis exhibit in Charlotte, contact Seth Peagler at seth@heroesonline.com or through the Heroes store at 704.375.7462. Additionally, you can contact Team Cul de Sac’s Chris Sparks at teamculdesac@gmail.com for further information.

 

 

 

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DC VILLAINS MONTH :: EPILOGUE

September 24, 2013 By: Justin Crouse Category: DISCUSS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, This Just In

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Welcome friends, to week four of DC’s massive Villains Month event! We’re in the home stretch, and last week we attempted to clarify some aspects of this situation. A friendly reminder:

Demand is far outstripping supply, especially now that everyone and their mother wants some sweet, sweet lenticular goodness. This event has been in the making for a while, and savvy customers were already logging their requests as early as late June.  We must repeat: as always, orders will be filled in the order in which they were received, while supplies last.

We cannot guarantee we will be able to fill every request we’ve received. This might sound unfair, but it is the nature of big bandwagon events where demand outnumbers supply.  However, this is a perfect opportunity to remind everyone about Previews, the catalogue that Diamond Comic Distributors publishes on a monthly basis. This catalogue advertises product three months in advance, is available to the public, and is the exact same resource Heroes uses to stock its shelves. Previews is available to you every single month, and we are happy to order anything (within reason) you’d like to purchase, even products we might not opt to stock in the store itself.  This is the best way to ensure you get any items you want or need.

Again, we understand the frustration, and even empathize. It hasn’t been easy for us, either! But also, isn’t this part of the fun of collecting? Do we want everything in a nice, neat package, simply for convenience sake? The hunt is part of the fun! For those of you who might scoff at that last statement, DC is also offering a complete box set of second printings of the villains books, complete with 3D covers, that will be available in February 2014. And we will have the standard, 2D editions of all the villains issues on hand in the coming weeks, as well.

Thanks again for your business and your patience, and we will see you soon!

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