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CHARLOTTE MINICON :: HOST HOTEL

January 27, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS

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Looks like the Charlotte MiniCon (#CLTMiniCon on social media please!) is just a little less mini this year. We have our first ever host hotel for our out-of-town guests. Le Méridien Charlotte is offering our guests a $149 rate that includes self-parking and WiFi in guest rooms when you contact Alana Johnson (call or email) and reference “Charlotte Mini-Con”.  Check the place out for yourself, it’s beautiful and conveniently located to MiniCon. www.lemeridiencharlotte.com/

Contact Alana Johnson
alana.johnson@sheratoncharlottehotel.com
704-626-3653

Don’t forget to get registered for #CLTMiniCon here and please bring a non-perishable food item for Second Harvest Food Bank for FREE admission.

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CHARLOTTE MINICON :: JANUARY 31, 2015

January 20, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS

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Bring a non-perishable food item and register here for FREE admission!
https://clt-minicon2015.eventbrite.com/

Charlotte’s longest running comic convention!

Featuring great vendors and comic creators!

Complete 2015 Charlotte MiniCon Guest List (so far)

NATALIE ANDREWSON
PAUL AZACETA
AL BIGLEY
CHRIS BRUNNER
J CHRIS CAMPBELL
JOEL CARROLL
RICH CASE
BRIDGIT CONNELL
JOEY ELLIS
SANFORD GREENE
CULLY HAMNER
SANDY JARRELL
JASON LATOUR
KEVIN MELLON
DREW MOSS
STEVE NILES
BUDD ROOT
ANDY SMITH
BRIAN STELFREEZE
ROBERT ULLMAN
MATT WILSON
KELLY YATES
AND MANY MORE!

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CELEBRATE STAR WARS #1 at HEROES TODAY!

January 14, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS

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Join us today to celebrate the release of Star Wars #1 written by our pal Jason Aaron (Thor, Southern Bastards, Wolverine, Scalped) and drawn by John Cassaday (Uncanny Avengers, Planetary, Astonishing X-Men). You may have also heard about the variant covers for this first issue, there are a bunch of them and we have some of them available in store for you today PLUS the 501st Carolina Garrison will be here for photos with customers.

We have also listed 8(!) sets of Star Wars #1 variant covers on eBay. Check the listings for all the details of which books are in each set. Of course in true Heroes fashion we’re not only selling comic books. If you win one of the variant sets, you will recieve a 3-day pass to HeroesCon 2015.

But wait, there’s more.

If you are able to attend HeroesCon 2015, you will be invited to a catered BBQ lunch with series writer Jason Aaron! At the lunch you will have the opportunity to get your books signed by Jason and certified (at a discounted rate) by CBCS! Don’t miss this rare opportunity!

Place your bids HERE!
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HEROES 35th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION BEGINS!

December 31, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Sale!, Special Offers

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Since 1980, Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find has been here providing comics for our community and beyond. Here’s how you can help us celebrate Heroes and owner Shelton Drum’s 35th Anniversary all year long in 2015. To find out about the great events we have planned, all you have to do is keep up with us on the social media platform of your choice. The best way to stay current with our events is to subscribe to the Heroes Hotline. We’re on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr too.

For our 1st event of many celebrating our 35th Anniversary, we’re kicking off 2015 with 35% off for subscribers who come in and clear out their reserve bags! Whether you are here every week or haven’t been in over the holidays, we want to thank you and reward your loyalty. If you purchase everything in your reserve bag, the 35% off will extend to all new comics on our shelves as well. The sale starts this THURSDAY, we’ll be open from 1pm-6pm. The sale will end when we close at 9pm on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

So, thank you! We have the best customers and we can’t wait to tell you about all the great things we have planned for 2015. Get plugged in and let’s celebrate our 35th Anniversary year together!

 

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HOLIDAY SALE :: THIS WEEKEND!!

December 19, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Sale!

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Celebrate the holidays with us THIS WEEKEND on December 20th from 10 am to 9 pm and December 21st from 1 to 6 pm at our Annual Holiday Sale! It’s a little late this year but we have been busy! Shelton has pulled out all the stops for this one. We will have crazy discounts on pretty much everything in the store. Shelton will be in the store wheeling and dealing so if there’s something you’ve had your eye on, make him an offer! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be ready to answer questions, help you locate items and give you recommendations too. Be sure to stop by the store this weekend to stock up on presents for friends, family and yourself. You are not going to want to miss this sale!

Still not sure what to get that certain someone for Christmas? The holiday sale is a perfect time to pick up your 3-day pass for HeroesCon 2015, it makes a great gift for that hard-to-shop-for comics fan.  You can always follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up-to-date with the latest Heroes news!

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ON THE ROAD :: Charlotte Comicon :: THIS SUNDAY

December 12, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, On the Road

on_the_roadJoin us for Rick Fortenberry and David Hinson‘s fine show this Sunday! Crowne Plaza Hotel (formally Marriott Executive Park) off of I-77 exit 5. Here are just a few of the recent acquisitions headed to Charlotte Comicon with us. Heroes will be there with bells on…sleigh bells! More info here:  http://charlottecomicon.com/
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DISCUSSION GROUP :: FABLES: MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS :: DECEMBER 20th at NOON

December 10, 2014 By: Andy Mansell Category: DISCUSS, Discussion Group, EVENTS, NEWS

discussion_groupThe votes are in and the winner is March of the Wooden Soldiers, the 3rd Volume of Fables comics. In all honesty, this is the right choice. It is the storyline where a good series with a clever premise became a great series with legs strong enough to carry it for 150 monthly issues, two spin off series, a prose novel and three stand alone graphic novels.
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So plan to join us on Saturday December 20th at Noon (an hour earlier than usual) We know this is the busiest time of the year, but do yourself a solid by setting aside a few hours to break bread and talk comics.
March of the Wooden Soldiers collects Fables # 19-21 and # 23-27 along with the Prestige one-shot issue The Last Castle featuring perhaps the greatest swashbuckling hero of the last 40 years, Little Boy Blue. No, we are not kidding.
Thanks to the decree of our liege and manager Justinian, March of the wooden Soldiers is available at Heroes with the Heroes Discussion Group 10% Discount. Just remember to mention it when you check out.
Topics will include

  • The choices writer Bill Willingham makes regarding characterizations of very familiar characters
  • What sets Bigby Wolf apart from other popular feral characters…
  • And of course, Prince Charming….would you vote for him in the Fabletown Mayoral Election
  • Also, Why March of the Wooden Soldiers is (or perhaps is not) the ideal discussion choice.

We invite everyone-both new readers and devoted fans–to join us. We’d like to touch on later story lines as well as the Network TV ‘interpretations’ of the same concept: Grimm and Once Upon a Frozen Time, but if there are any discussioneers who attend and have not read beyond Wooden Soldiers we promise will tread lightly.
We will see you on Saturday December 20th at NOON and fair warning to the uninitiated, once you enter the world of Fables, it is tough place from which to escape.

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CHARLOTTE MINICON :: SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2015

December 05, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS

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Charlotte MiniCon is back for 2015 with another line-up of great guests and vendors. Don’t miss it! Click the button to register!

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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY :: DUSTIN HARBIN SIGNING!

November 28, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Store Signings

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Celebrate the release of “Behold the Dinosaurs” with us and author Dustin Harbin.

TOMORROW! Saturday, November 29th from 2PM – 4PM

We will have copies of the leporello book on hand, it makes an amazing gift. This event is free and suitable for all ages! Bring your entire Dino-loving family!

UPDATE! ATTENDEES WHO SIGN UP ON EVENTBRITE WILL RECIEVE A FREE LIMITED EDITON DINOSAUR PRINT SIGNED BY DUSTIN HARBIN!

More info on the book from publisher Nobrow here.

http://www.nobrow.net/16393

“Introducing a brand new large format Leporello from American artist Dustin Harbin.

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Can you name over 100 Dinosaurs off the top of your head? Do you know which of them came first? Which were the tallest and longest and which were the smallest and shortest? Which of them travelled by land and sea, or sky? Well if you don’t know, Behold! the Dinosaurs! will get you well on your way there, with over 100 of the most awe-inspiring dinos and a handful of other prehistoric creatures that leap, crawl, run, fly, swim and slither from one side of this 4 metre concertina to the other, right up to the point where… well, you know.

Dustin Harbin is well known in the alternative comics scene for his Diary Comics series published by Koyama Press. Dustin’s work has also appeared in Casanova, Seconds and the Hic & Hoc Illustrated Journal of Humor. He lives in North Carolina in the United States, just east of the region formed when the Ur-continents of Baltica and Laurentia collided, throwing up the Appalachian Mountains near the beginning of the Devonian Period. His favourite dinosaur is – of course – the Stegosaurus.”

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BEHOLD THE DINOSAURS SIGNING :: FREE PRINT!

November 24, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Store Signings

FREE LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED PRINT FOR ATTENDEES WHO SIGN UP ON EVENTBRITE. CLICK HERE!

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Show us your ticket for a free limited edition dinosaur print by Dustin Harbin!

Celebrate Small Business Saturday and the release of “Behold the Dinosaurs” with us and author Dustin Harbin.

Saturday, November 29th from 2PM – 4PM

We will have copies of the book on hand. This event is free and suitable for all ages! Bring your entire Dino-loving family!

More info on the book from publisher Nobrow here.
http://www.nobrow.net/16393
Introducing a brand new large format Leporello from American artist Dustin Harbin.

Can you name over 100 Dinosaurs off the top of your head? Do you know which of them came first? Which were the tallest and longest and which were the smallest and shortest? Which of them travelled by land and sea, or sky? Well if you don’t know, Behold! the Dinosaurs! will get you well on your way there, with over 100 of the most awe-inspiring dinos and a handful of other prehistoric creatures that leap, crawl, run, fly, swim and slither from one side of this 4 metre concertina to the other, right up to the point where… well, you know.

Dustin Harbin is well known in the alternative comics scene for his Diary Comics series published by Koyama Press. Dustin’s work has also appeared in Casanova, Seconds and the Hic & Hoc Illustrated Journal of Humor. He lives in North Carolina in the United States, just east of the region formed when the Ur-continents of Baltica and Laurentia collided, throwing up the Appalachian Mountains near the beginning of the Devonian Period. His favourite dinosaur is – of course – the Stegosaurus.

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