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CHARLOTTE MINI-CON 2020 :: HELPFUL INFORMATION!!

February 06, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, Out and About, Uncategorized, Vintage Comics

Charlotte Mini-Con

IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

The 43rd Anniversary Charlotte Mini-Con starts TOMORROW, Friday, February 7th with the CGC SIGNATURE SERIES SIGNING VIP EVENT from 7pm-10pm!

Here’s some information you should know in advance, so that you can have the BEST #CLTMiniCon possible!!

HOURS:
Friday, February 7th – CGC Signature Series:
7pm-10pm
Saturday, February 8th – Charlotte Mini-Con: 11am-5pm (10:30am-5pm for VIP)

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APPEARING:
Artists at the 2020 Charlotte Mini-Con are as follows:
Chuck Brown
Chris Brunner
Vic Carrabotta
Bridgit Connell
Sanford Greene
John Hairston Jr.
Dustin Harbin
Adam Hughes (see Adam’s #CLT Mini-Con Schedule and Rates here)
Jason Latour
Rico Renzi
Budd Root
Hoyt Silva
Andy Smith
Brian Stelfreeze
Rich Tommaso
Craig Yoe

 

 

Exhibitors at the 2020 Charlotte Mini-Con are as follows:
(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
Earl Shaw
Fine Print Shoppe
Gene Carpenter
GoCollect
Groundbreaking Comics
Hey Kids, Comics
Issues With…
Jason Hamlin
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

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VINTAGECOMICS

TICKETS:
Tickets for the Friday evening CGC Signature Series Event from 7pm-10pm are $15.00 in advance and are available here.

Anyone who purchases a CGC Signature Series Ticket will also receive EARLY ADMISSION to the Charlotte Mini-Con at 10:30am on Saturday, February 8th.

Tickets for the Charlotte Mini-Con, Saturday, February 8th are $5.00 and are available here.
Attendees 18 years of age and under get in FREE on Saturday.

LOCATION:
THE WESTIN CHARLOTTE
601 S College St, Charlotte NC 28202

Charlotte Mini-Con will be held in the Providence Ballroom of the Westin.
The Providence Ballroom is located on the ground floor of the Westin, and is where we hold the annual “HeroesCon Drink and Draw”, if you have been to that event during the Heroes Convention in June.

The Providence Ballroom can be accessed directly from the courtyard area of the Westin (where the fountain is) located off of College Street, or via the parking deck and its corresponding elevators. There are two entrances to the parking deck, one off of Stonewall Street next to Whole Foods and one off of College Street, just before you get to the courtyard entrance of the Westin. (Photos Below)

If you will be parking in the parking deck, you will need to exit the elevators at the Lobby Level. The elevators from the parking deck open pretty much directly at the Providence Ballroom.

PARKING:
THE WESTIN PARKING DECK IS A PAID PARKING DECK – $25.00
There is no comped parking for anyone, not even members of the Heroes staff, during the Charlotte Mini-Con. If you are staying at the hotel, parking may be included as part of your reservation.
(The Westin does NOT own the parking deck…and therefore has no control over the parking fees.)

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The WESTIN CHARLOTTE COURTYARD off of COLLEGE STREET. The double doors at the right are the entrances outside of the Providence Ballroom. There is access to the parking deck is to the right as well. The Main Lobby of the Westin, where guests check in, is located to the left at the Valet Parking kiosk.

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The COLLEGE STREET entrance to the Westin Parking deck is located just BEFORE the Westin Courtyard, at the REGIONS building.

The STONEWALL STREET entrance to the Westin Parking Deck is located just next to Whole Foods, and underneath the pedestrian air-bridge.

The STONEWALL STREET entrance to the Westin Parking Deck is located just next to Whole Foods, and underneath the pedestrian air-bridge.

There is on-street parking, as well as other paid lots in uptown Charlotte. If you take a Lyft or an Uber, you can have them drop you off in the Courtyard Entrance off of College Street.
We also HIGHLY recommend making use of the Charlotte CATS Blue Line Light Rail which has a Stonewall Station stop that will drop you off AT THE WESTIN.

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

We sent THOUSANDS of these #CLTMiniCon postcards out to customers over the past week! If you’re local, and we have your mailing address, you should have received one!! If you received your postcard, bring it with you to the Charlotte Mini-Con this weekend and Heroes will incentivize it!! “With what”, you ask?? BRING YOUR POSTCARD and FIND OUT! Didn’t get a #CLTMiniCon postcard, but would like to receive future postcards from us?? Email your name and current mailing address to: heroesarenthardtofind@gmail.com to get added to our mailing list!!

We sent THOUSANDS of these #CLTMiniCon postcards out to customers over the past week! If you’re local, and we have your mailing address, you should have received one!!
If you received your postcard, bring it with you to the Charlotte Mini-Con this weekend and Heroes will incentivize it!! “With what”, you ask?? BRING YOUR POSTCARD and FIND OUT!
Didn’t get a #CLTMiniCon postcard, but would like to receive future postcards from us?? Email your name and current mailing address to: heroesarenthardtofind@gmail.com to get added to our mailing list!!

HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND CELEBRATE 40 YEARS!

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Are you two or three t-shirts away from being happy? Never fear!! You can get yourself a snazzy new Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find “40th Anniversary” T-Shirt printed on-demand by our friends at The Fine Print Shoppe during the #CLTMiniCon on Saturday, February 8!!

Pick your size and color, or BRING YOUR OWN 100% cotton t-shirt to the show and let them do their magic!! They’ll have lots of other awesome designs to choose from, but we’re planning to get this new design printed on every color shirt available!!

#HAHTF40THANNIVERSARY #UnderTheWaterTower #Heroes40thAnniversary #40YearsInBusiness #ComicBooks #ComicBookShop #VintageComicBookShow #ComicsButMakeItFashion #ElizabethNeighborhood #SmallBusiness 

We hope this answers most of your questions and we hope to see you all this weekend at the 43rd Anniversary of Charlotte’s First COMIC-BOOK Convention!!!

 

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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!

#CLTMiniCon
#CGCSignatureSeries

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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

BLACK-FRIDAY-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

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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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

CreatureBox

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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REVIEW PREVIEWS with SETH!!

March 05, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Discussion Group, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Opinion, Other Events, Reviews, Spotlight on New Releases

SETH PREVIEW REVIEW 2019

The Current Issue of PREVIEWS is available in our store! Pick up a copy today!

A HEROES “PREVIEWS-REVIEW”
with SETH, March 14 & 16!

Are you a new reserve customer curious about some of the events and storylines coming to your favorite comics this summer?
Would you like to have a three month head start in seeing what you might want to buy before it sells out? 

Are you a longtime customer interested in seeing behind the scenes of how Heroes orders new comics?

Next week we aim to answer those questions and many more as we dive into the catalog of PREVIEWS!
Join Heroes’ Operations Manager Seth Peagler on Thursday, March 14th from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. or on Saturday, March 16 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. around the beautiful showcases in the back of our store for a fun discussion about what’s coming up over the next few months.

These are two free opportunities to learn how to make sure you get the comics you really want, and designed to work around your busy schedules.
You never know, we might even talk about the upcoming HeroesCon and some of the fun things we have planned for this year!

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THE GOON TOUR COMES TO HEROES :: SATURDAY, APRIL 20TH

March 01, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, NEWS, Other Events, Store Signings, Uncategorized

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The GOON Celebrates 20 Years!

Heroes is thrilled to host Writer/Artist/Publisher Eric Powell during his 23-city international tour featuring the relaunch of his creator-owned title, The Goon!
Eric will be bringing THE GOON TOUR to Heroes on Saturday, April 20th!! Times to be announced SOON!!

Tour Listings

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HEROES WELCOMES VALIANT COMICS :: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH – INCURSION #1, PORTFOLIO REVIEWS + MORE!!

February 15, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: Comics Industry, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Interviews, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, Reviews, Spotlight on New Releases, Valiant Comics

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Heroes welcomes Comic-Book Publishers
VALIANT
Wednesday, February 20: 1PM-3PM

Come celebrate the Valiant’s action-packed comic INCURSION #1 and get a SUPER TOP SECRET look at upcoming comic books from Valiant Entertainment!
Or get your portfolio reviewed by a pro?! Senior Editorial Director Robert Meyers, Sales & Social Media Manager Emily Hecht, and Sales & Live Events Manager Julia Walchuk will be at Heroes to offer their insight and advice!!
This is sure to be a fun and insightful look at the world of comics, so don’t miss it!

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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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LABOR DAY WAREHOUSE SALE!! HEROES CELEBRATES ONE YEAR #UNDERtheWATERTOWER!

August 21, 2018 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Discussion Group, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Other Events, Sale!, Special Offers, Uncategorized

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This Labor Day weekend will mark the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of Heroes opening in our new location at 417 Pecan Avenue! It’s hard to believe that what is now our new store was once our WAREHOUSE, and what better way to celebrate our anniversary than by throwing a  THREE-DAY WAREHOUSE SALE!

Back in 2013 we sold a staggering 300 long boxes, and over 100,000 comics, in just FOUR DAYS at our first official Warehouse Sale! To celebrate our first year in our new home #UnderTheWaterTower, we are once again purging our overstock of nearly 100 long boxes and selling them at CAN’T-MISS PRICES!!

Labor Day Anniversary Sale

We will offer extended hours on Saturday, September 1st from 10am-10pm and Sunday, September 2nd from 10am-6pm. Be sure to join us on LABOR DAY Monday from 10am-6pm when all sale books will be reduced to just 25¢!! Prices will start at $1 on Saturday and drop each day but, for the best selection, we hope to see you on Saturday!

Black Hammer Vol 1Speaking of “Blasts from the Past”, Saturday, September 1st at 2pm will mark the return of the HEROES DISCUSSION GROUP!
Our first discussion group since 2012 will find Heroes’ own Andrew Mansell and Samuel Reynolds-Oosting leading the talk as we probe the depths of the Dark Horse hit BLACK HAMMER VOL. 1 from writer Jeff Lemire, artist Dean Ormston and colorist Dave Stewart! We welcome any and all to join the discussion group, so if you are a fan of BLACK HAMMER like we are, please feel free to join us on Saturday, September 1st during the sale!

 

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