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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

CLTMINICON2020-update

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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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

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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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CHARLOTTE MINICON :: JANUARY 27, 2018

January 10, 2018 By: Rico Renzi Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS

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Tickets On Sale Now!

#CLTMiniCon

Admission is $5

KIDS 12 and under are FREE!
 

Charlotte MiniCon is Charlotte’s longest running comic convention and we stay true to our roots! A high concentration of vintage comics and great comic creators! It’s all 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! Check out the comic creators who are coming!

2018 Charlotte MiniCon Guest List

Comics Legend and Firestorm co-creator: AL MILGROM!

JUST ADDED: JASON LATOUR signing at Out of Step Arts 2:30-3:30 to benefit Chris Visions recovery from eye surgery.

  • Thomas Boatwright
  • Chad Bowers
  • Wes Brooks
  • Chuck Brown
  • Buno Books
  • Bridgit Connell
  • Mason Dickerson
  • Eryk Donovan
  • Bo Fader
  • Stephen Green
  • Sanford Greene
  • John Hairston Jr
  • Dustin Harbin
  • Brockton McKinney
  • Drew Moss
  • Eraklis Petmezas
  • Pat Quinn
  • Rico Renzi
  • Budd Root
  • Hoyt Silva
  • Chris Sims
  • Andy Smith
  • Brian Stelfreeze
  • Matt Wilson (colorist)
  • Matt D Wilson (writer)
  • & Many More!

2018 Charlotte MiniCon Exhibitor List

2018 ARTISTS ANNEX

  • Chad Blevins
  • Josh Bowron
  • Bernie Cooke
  • Max Currie
  • Garrett Faith
  • Luke Foster
  • FRANK Comics
  • John Hartness
  • Marshall Hinson
  • Aristides Iliopoulos
  • Erik Klaus
  • James Maxey
  • Jonathan Reyes
  • Joshua & Diana Robertson
  • Popcycled
  • Rumble & Roar Wands
  • Carolina Caricatures
  • Isaiah Thomas
  • Wolly Vinyl
  • Chris Williams
  • Colby Ziglar
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Charlotte MiniCon :: January 27, 2018

November 08, 2017 By: Rico Renzi Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS

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Tickets On Sale Now!

#CLTMiniCon

Admission is $5 

KIDS 12 and under are FREE!
 

Charlotte MiniCon is Charlotte’s longest running comic convention and we stay true to our roots! A high concentration of vintage comics and great comic creators! It’s all 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! Check out the comic creators who are coming!

2018 Charlotte MiniCon Guest List (updates coming soon!)

  • Duane Ballenger
  • Thomas Boatwright
  • Chad Bowers
  • Wes Brooks
  • Chuck Brown
  • Bridgit Connell
  • Mason Dickerson
  • Eryk Donovan
  • Bo Fader
  • Stephen Green
  • Sanford Greene
  • John Hairston Jr
  • Dustin Harbin
  • Brockton McKinney
  • Drew Moss
  • Rico Renzi
  • Budd Root
  • Hoyt Silva
  • Chris Sims
  • Andy Smith
  • Brian Stelfreeze
  • & Many More!
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ANNOUNCING H.E.R.O.E.S. (Heroes Esteemed Readers of Excellence Society!)

January 13, 2017 By: Rico Renzi Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS

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Announcing Heroes Esteemed Readers of Excellence Society! Membership and this amazing package is FREE w/ 1st 1000 tickets!
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Charlotte MiniCon Artist Annex tables on sale now!

December 07, 2016 By: Rico Renzi Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS

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Artist Annex applications are open for Charlotte MiniCon 2017! Space is very limited!
http://bit.ly/CLTMiniConAA2017

Charlotte MiniCon is back and it’s turning 40! Come celebrate at the original North Carolina comic convention. We’re keeping it old school with comic book vendors and comic creators at Grady Cole Center on Saturday, January 28, 2017. More info coming soon, don’t miss it!

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CHARLOTTE MINICON :: THIS SATURDAY :: JUST ADDED: BABS TARR!

January 27, 2016 By: Rico Renzi Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS

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Get your Charlotte MiniCon Tickets today!

Admission is $5 ($6.12 with Eventbrite’s service charge)
Pre-registration gets you in the door before attendees paying at the door AND you are guaranteed a goodie bag including a randomly inserted Heroes Exclusive comic book (estimated value $5 to $50!!)

http://CLTMiniCon2016.eventbrite.com

Please use #CLTMiniCon to talk about the show on social media!

Please bring a non-perishable food item for Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina because you care about the community, this will not affect the price of admission. Thank you!

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Happy 2016 :: Pardon OUR DUST

January 08, 2016 By: Rico Renzi Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS, HeroesCon

File Jan 08, 3 52 52 PMAs 2016 begins and with our 35th Anniversary year celebrations behind us, we’re taking some time to rearrange our store a bit to serve you better this year! Thanks for bearing with us as we work on bringing you the very best comics has to offer!
Charlotte MiniCon is coming up at the end of this month on January 30th and HeroesCon guest announcements are just around the corner!
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