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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CHARLOTTE MINICON :: JANUARY 30, 2016

December 16, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS

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Kick off 2016 in style with the ENTIRE CREATIVE TEAM of Marvel’s new Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat series! They will all be at Charlotte MiniCon along with lots of other great comic creators, comic and toy dealers and crafters! MiniCon is always a blast!

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DKIII RELEASE PARTY with BRIAN STELFREEZE

October 28, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Store Signings

DK3_stelfreeze_cov_squareBrian Stelfreeze will be at Heroes to sign copies of his Heroes Exclusive DKIII variant cover! Don’t miss this chance to hang out with one of the greatest artists of his generation!

Both versions of Brian’s cover, painted and pen and ink are available for pre-order now! http://heroesonline.bigcartel.com/

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HEROES EXCLUSIVE :: DARK KNIGHT III VARIANT BY BRIAN STELFREEZE

October 09, 2015 By: Rico Renzi Category: Exclusives, HeroesCon

When we thought about doing a Dark Knight III store variant we asked our pal Brian Stelfreeze because we knew he would do an amazing job. We had no idea just how beautiful it would be though! Brian has pitted Frank Miller’s Carrie Kelly Robin against Superman, it’s a beautiful composition and it’s available in both color and black white. Pre-orders are open now! The books will start shipping at the end of November right after our in-store signing with Brian! You read that right! Brian will be at Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find on November 28th!

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HEROESCON 2014 :: GUEST LIST UPDATE :: STARLIN! STELFREEZE! & MORE!

May 09, 2014 By: Rico Renzi Category: Guest List, HeroesCon

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We took a week off for our big Free Comic Book Day party (check out pics here if you missed it!) but we are back with more great guests for HeroesCon 2014! You DO NOT want to miss this show. Lots of great creators who have never been to our show are being added every week along with our core guests who never miss the show! We’ll see you at the Charlotte Convention Center June 20-22, 2014. Tickets for  are on sale now!

Eventbrite - HEROES CONVENTION 2014 :: 3 DAY REGISTRATION

CREATORS! Artists Alley tables are still available but they are going fast! Reserve your space today!

Eventbrite - HEROESCON 2014 :: ARTISTS ALLEY TABLE

bullock Dave Bullock: Director of Justice League:The New Frontier, Batman Black & White,Wednesday Comics

brunnerChris Brunner: Loose Ends, Sundowners

hamnerCully Hamner: Red, The Question, Detective Comics, Black Lightning, Blue Beetle

lethKate Leth: Bravest Warriors, Kate Or Die, Adventure Time: Seeing Red

macdonaldAndy MacDonald: Zoo, Terminator, Time Warp

maihackMike Maihack: Cleopatra in Space

marraBenjamin Marra: TERROR ASSAULTER: O.M.W.O.T. (One Man War On Terror), BLADES & LAZERS, Night Business, Gangsta Rap Posse

martinBilly Martin: Vitriol the Hunter

Drew Moss: The Colonized, The Crow: Pestilence, In the Dark
Tom Raney: Bloodshot, H.A.R.D.Corps
Afua Richardson: Genius, Cyblade, Captain Marvel
Chris Schweizer: Crogan’s Loyalty, Crogan’s Vengance, Crogan’s March
Tony Shasteen: Batman, Arkham Asylum, Vampire Diaries, Star Trek
Shannon Smith: Addicted to Distraction, Small Bible, Brush & Pen

starlin2Jim Starlin: Thanos: The Infinity Revelation, The Death of Captain Marvel, Dreadstar, Breed, Silver Surfer

stelfreezeBrian Stelfreeze: Day Men, Jonah Hex, Wednesday Comics, The Ride, Gun Cand

surianoAndy Suriano: Samurai Jack, Liberty Justice, Doc Bizzare M.D.

templesmithBen Templesmith: The Squidder, Choker, Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, 30 Days of Night

Billy Tucci: Bar Maid, Shi, Sgt.Rock: The Lost Batallion, A Child Is Born
Robert Ullman: Atom-Bomb Bikini, Old-Timey Hockey Tales, Traffic & Weather

Heroes Convention takes place in Charlotte, North Carolina, June 20-22 2014. Get your 3 day passes today! The full guest list (so far) is here.

Eventbrite - HEROES CONVENTION 2014 :: 3 DAY REGISTRATION

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY @HEROES :: SATURDAY, MAY 4TH 2013

March 12, 2013 By: Rico Renzi Category: EVENTS, Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day 2013 @ Heroes is going to be our biggest and best yet! Come out on May 4th to meet more great comic creators than we have ever had at this fun annual event! Also, it says it right there in the name but in case you missed it, there will be lots of FREE COMICS to choose from too! Check out our awesome guest list and save the date!

  • CHRIS BRUNNER – Artist: Loose Ends, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, The Ride
  • IAN FLYNN – Writer: Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man
  • FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA – Writer/Artist: Black Beetle Artist: Captain America & Black Widow, Detective Comics
  • SANFORD GREENE – Artist: Rotten Apple, Deadpool, Wonder Girl, Methodman GN
  • CULLY HAMNER – Artist: Red, The Question, Detective Comics, Black Lightning
  • DUSTIN HARBIN – Writer/Artist: DIARY COMICS, Nutted!, DHARBIN!
  • TONY HARRIS – Artist: JSA: Whistling Skull, Ex Machina, Starman, War Heroes
  • ADAM HUGHES – Artist: Before Watchmen: Doctor Manhattan, Fairest, Wonder Woman, Catwoman
  • JUSTIN JORDAN – Writer: Legend of Luther Strode, Superboy, Deathstroke, Green Lantern: New Guardians
  • JASON LATOUR – Writer: Winter Soldier, Loose Ends, Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted Artist: B.P.R.D., Django Unchained
  • JACKIE LEWIS – Artist: Play Ball
  • TRADD MOORE – Artist: Legend of Luther Strode, Legends of the Dark Knight
  • ERAKLIS PETMEZAS – Writer/Artist: Last Cigarette
  • JAY POTTS – Writer/Artist: World of Hurt
  • RIDDLE – Cosplayer
  • BUDD ROOT – Writer/Artist: Cavewoman
  • ANDY SMITH – Artist: The First, Weapon X, Green Lantern, WWE Heroes, Flex and Tone
  • BRIAN STELFREEZE – Artist: Domino, Matador, Batman: Shadow of the Bat

NOTE that free sketches are at the discretion of the artists, and are not guaranteed.

So, mark that date on your calendar folks! Get here early on Saturday, May 4th at Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find will be a great time and you won’t want to miss it!

 

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CHARLOTTE MINICON GUEST LIST UPDATE :: LEE WEEKS!

January 03, 2013 By: Rico Renzi Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS

Lee Weeks, a favorite of fans and peers alike will be joining us for the Charlotte MiniCon on Sunday, January 20, 2013! If you haven’t met Lee you’re in for a treat. The only thing better than his great renditions of your favorite heroes is his warm personality!

 

Complete 2013 Charlotte MiniCon Guest List (so far):

Charlotte MiniCon takes place on January 20, 2013 at the Grady Cole Center. There will be lots of free parking*

Like our Facebook page and register at Eventbrite for FREE admission to the show! We are lending our support to two great charities, The American Red Cross and Second Harvest Food Bank and encourage you to donate to them on the day of the show as representatives will be in attendance. We plan to have MiniCon exclusive gifts to encourage and reward your generosity.

Costume Contest: Come in costume for a chance to win prizes. Register on site to compete!
Door Prizes each hour!
MiniCon Hours: 11AM-5PM

* We previously mentioned a free comic offer for attendees paying to park. Now that parking is free we will no longer be offering this incentive. Please consider donating your parking money to one of the great charities at the show!

 

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CHARLOTTE MINICON GUEST LIST UPDATE :: BRIAN STELFREEZE! CHRIS BRUNNER!

December 28, 2012 By: Rico Renzi Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS

Charlotte MiniCon is going to kick off 2013 with a bang! Along with the great guests we’ve already announced, artists Brian Stelfreeze (Before Watchmen, Shadow of the Bat, Domino) and Chris Brunner (Loose Ends, Legends of the Dark Knight, Hellblazer) will also be joining us on Sunday January 20th!

Like our Facebook page and register at Eventbrite for FREE admission to the show! We are lending our support to two great charities, The American Red Cross and Second Harvest Food Bank and encourage you to donate to them on the day of the show. We plan to have MiniCon exclusive gifts to encourage and reward your generosity. 

Costume Contest: Come in costume for a chance to win prizes. Register on site to compete!
Door Prizes each hour!

This year’s MiniCon will be held at the Grady Cole Center, there is plenty of parking but it isn’t free. Parking will be free!
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12.12.12 SIGNING EVENT & HOLIDAY SALE :: TOMORROW!

December 11, 2012 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Other Events, Sale!, Store Signings

The above features a teaser of the exclusive new 12.12.12 poster Brian Stelfreeze created for this event (FREE to all attendees tomorrow!) We’re starting our Big Holiday Sale tomorrow too! Get here early for the best selection!

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