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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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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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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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HEROESCON 2019 :: THANK YOU!!

June 21, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Exhibitors, Guest List, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, NEWS, Uncategorized

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We would like to THANK EVERYONE who participated in our 2019 Heroes Convention!!

To every Artist, Exhibitor, Attendee, Sidekick, and Staff Member…
THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS.
The Heroes Convention would be NOTHING without each and every one of you, and we can’t thank you enough for spending your time with us last weekend, June 14-16.

We hope that you all had a tremendous show, and like us, are already looking forward to HeroesCon 2020!
We hope to see you all there!!

Now…to help recap some of our 2019 show, here are some links to media coverage of the show!
(If you have links you would like to share, please send those to Karla@heroesonline.com!

– THE HEROES STAFF

Patrick Sun – HeroesCon Photographer Extraordinaire

HeroesCon Photos by Contagious Photography

Charlotte Observer

Wilson’s World: Hanging with Super Heroes at HeroesCon 2019 in Uptown Charlotte

WCNC – Heroes Convention in Charlotte all weekend

WCNC – Behind the Scenes at HeroesCon

WCNC – Comic Book Lovers Will Unite

WBTV – Heroes Convention Comes to the Queen City

WBTV – Morning Break Goes To HeroesCon

WBTV – HeroesCon Kick Off

https://lrmonline.com/news/heroescon-2019-a-great-fathers-day-family-friendly-event/

HeroesCon 2019: 3-Day Comic Convention

ISSUE #61: Jenny Frison Video Interview – HeroesCon 2019

https://www.wltx.com/article/news/local/heros-assemble-hero-con-hits-charlotte/101-6e1a80f0-a391-44e2-b240-330ffd007c63

HeroesCon 2019: Biggest "Little" Comics Show Is A Treat For Comic Book Fans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79_XMxtViKA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1-Er8hAHzw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXQMWBMd8EM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9G2ogwVMSM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m35lCu0NMo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTmwLC47fR4

But Why Tho Podcast: Pink Lemonade #1

But Why Tho Podcast: Matt Fraction

But Why Tho Podcast: Chris Sims

Captain Comics Review

2019 Heroes Con Dealer Summary

 

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HEROESCON 2019 PROGRAM BOOK

June 11, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Exclusives, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, NEWS, Uncategorized

2019 HEROESCON PROGRAM BOOK

HC2019-FrontCoverUse this handy digital version of the 2019 HeroesCon Program Book to find where your favorite artists are sitting, make notes about which panels you can’t miss and get details on our After-Hours Events!! Pick up the REAL-THING at our 37th Anniversary Show this Friday, June 14!!

Click the map below to see our floor plan!

HeroesCon 2019 Floor Plan FOR REFERENCE

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HEROESCON 2019 :: EXHIBITOR LISTING

May 16, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Exhibitors, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, NEWS, Now Read This!

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HeroesCon 2019 Will Host THE BEST in Vintage Comics, Original Art, Toys, Apparel…AND MORE!!

Get acquainted with our Exhibitors BEFORE the show!! 

Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find | 1408, 1410, 1412, 1507, 1509, 1511
007 Comix | 612, 711

2nd and Charles | 101, 103
501st Carolina Garrison | Hall B Alcove

A Wave Blue World | C-604, C-703

A. Pennyworth’s Comics | 908, 910
Abari | C-502

AfterShock Comics | C-304

Almost Anything | 403, 405, 407, 409

Altruistic, LLC | 705

Amazing Heroes, LLC | 2112
Amourable Art | 102

AngelSVisionS | 1822, 1921
Anthony’s Comic Book Art | 822,921
Apocalypse Comics | 1620, 1622, 1719
Ask More Comics | 
122

Atlantis Games & Comics | 1608, 1610

B + C Collectibles | 1609

Basement Books | 710, 712

Basement Comics | 1712, 1811
The Battlegrounds Comics & Games | 605, 607
BCW Comic Supplies | 2321

Bedrock City Comic Co. | 920, 922

Big Lair’s | 1721

Bill’s Books & More | 1805, 1807
Black Dog Collectables | 1812, 1911

Borderlands Comics & Games | 1920, 1922, 2019, 2021
Boxwood Board Design | 1720
Brett’s Comic Pile | 1021
Bug House Comics | 2217
The Bunny Hutch Boutique | 419
Burke Street Comics | 810, 909
Buzz Comics | 1709

Buzzard Brother Comics & Sideboard Games | 404, 503

Cards, Comics & Collectibles | 1418, 1420, 1422, 1517, 1519, 1521
Carolina Comic Book Club | 303

Carolina Renaissance Festival | 108
CBCS – Comic Book Certification Services | 1318, 1320, 1417, 1419

CBLDF – Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | 1322, 1421

CGC – Certified Guaranty Company, LLC | 1018, 1020, 1117, 1119
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library | 219
Cheap Joes Art Stuff | 1109
Chimera Publishing | 2018, 2117

Chocolate Moonshine Co | 118, 217

Chris Foss Rare Comics & Collectables | 706, 805

Charlotte For Choice | 2322
The Comic Bin | 311

Comic Box | 722
Comic Whiz | 1917, 1919
Comic-Central.com | 1612, 1711
Comic*Pop | 1619
ComicLink | 1312, 1411
Comics Elite | 2307, 2309, 2311

Comics To Astonish Inc | 1810
Conquest Comics | 2105, 2107, 2109
Cornfield Comics | 2218, 2317

Cosplay for Good | 104
Counterculture Collectibles | 609
Dale Roberts Comics | 918, 1017
Dark Moon Cards and Games | 301
Dave & Adams | 622, 721
Dave’s Comics & Cards | 1518, 1520, 1522

David Burns | 818, 820

David Shankle | 917

Diamond Resorts International Marketing, Inc | 2308
Dimension Decals | 2310
Ditko Club | 1019
Drixian Imaginations | C-402, C-501
Earl Shaw’s Comics | 1918, 2017

Eastgate Comics | 610

Epikos Comics, Cards and Games | 1606, 1705
Esskayp Comics | 307, 309

Fandom Metal Works | 519
Fearless Readers | 412
Fine Print Shoppe | 1008, 1107
Forgotten 5 Comics | 2118

Foto von Jenn | 202
Foy’s Toys | 707, 709
Frank’s Cool Stuff | 304, 306
Frankie’s Comics / Trinity Comics Convention Services | 2020, 2022
Geeks OUT | 122
The Geeky Experience | 2203

Gem City Books | 611
Get Some Game | 508, 510, 512
Ghostbusters of North Carolina | C-2
Gingee Girls Art | A-7, A-8
GoCollect, LLC | 1010
Golden Memories | 2104

Gregory Krivac Art | 621
The GRID: Powered by Goodwill | 1904, 2003
Groundbreaking Comics | 2008, 2010
Hair Klaudt | 2318, 2320
Harley Yee Rare Comics | 1007, 1009
Heritage Auctions | 1012, 1111
Hero Initiative | 1022, 1121
Herofied | 2122
Highgradecomics.com | 807, 809
Hometown Comics & Games | 522
Hot Flips | 322, 421
J and J Enterprises | 312
Jason Hamlin | 1512, 1611
Jewelry Brands | 619
JMD Toy Store | 
120
The Kirby Museum | 110, 112
Kirk Manley – Studio KM | 521
Klingon Assault Group | 120
Knights of the Comic | 2119, 2121
Kosher Nation | 201
Lasik Vision Institute | 1710
Legends Comics and Games | 2221
Mario’s Comics | 811
Mark Scott Comics | 1508, 1607

Marvelous Merchandise | 1906, 1908, 1910
Moving Pictures Comics and Collectibles | 1809
Munchie & Me Face Painting | C-302
The Mystery Shack | A-5, A-6
Mystic Treasures | 2208, 2210, 2212

Needless Toys & Collectibles | 505, 507, 509
New Force Comics | 1718, 1817
Nikelspot Comics | 1621
Outer Rim Toys / Out of the Toy Box | 1617

Painted Visions | 1618, 1717
Park Circle Comics | 812, 911
Past and Present Comics | 1706, 1708
Platypus Builds | 821
Pop Stop | 318, 417
Popculture Playground | 1912, 2011

Popcycled Baubles | 504
POPnBeards | 2204, 2303

The Poster Guy | 2302

Rare Orchard | 719

Rebel Base Comics & Toys | 606, 608
Red Lantern Comic & Toys | 218, 317
Reece’s Rare Comics | 912, 1011
Reynolds Advanced Materials | C-403
The Rich Wyde Comic Book Collection | 720
Richard Fortenberry | 1818
Robert’s Comics & Collectibles | 212

Rocket Comics | 819
Roger Mannon | 1820

Schiele Museum | 1510
Screech Dragon Studios | 422
Smasher’s Comics | 1707
SFP Marketing | C-401

Ssalefish Comics Winston Salem and Greensboro | 717
Starbase Atlanta | A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4
STL Ocarina | 620
Stormcrow Comics | 1722, 1821
Supah! | 2012, 2111
Super Retro Land | 406, 408, 410
Supernatural Rides | C-1
Sure Thing Toys | 2220, 2222
TeeTurtle | 2004, 2103
The Tangled Web | 1804, 1903
Thor Hammer Pull for Ronald McDonald House | Hall C

TNT Comics | 418, 517

Tomorrow’s Treasures | 808, 907
Toy Hunter Tony | 107

Trilogy Comics | 1806, 1808, 1905, 1907
TwoMorrows Publishing | C-602, C-701
Ultimate Comics | 302, 401
Underworld and Beyond LLC | 211
Uniglitter LLC | 221
United Ink Productions South | 2120
United States Army Recruiting – Charlotte, NC | 2306
University of South Carolina Libraries | 708
Unknown Comic | 222, 321
Unstable Unicorns | 603
Updog Comics | 718, 817
Videguy Collectibles | 2005, 2007
Vintage Comics And Toys | 411
WCCB-CW | 1310, 1409
World of Strange | 511
Worldwide Comics | 518, 617
Wulvey’s Customs & Collectibles | 105
Your Favorite T-Shirts | 2106, 2108, 2110, 2205, 2207, 2209
Zenescope Entertainment | C-404, C-503

HeroesCon 2019 Floor Plan FOR REFERENCEBooth #’s Subject To Change

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HEROESCON is June 14-16 – Get your tickets today!!

May 15, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Guest List, HeroesCon, HeroesCon Art Auction, NEWS, Now Read This!, Uncategorized

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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

HC 2019 AA TABLES
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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