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Heroes Convention is not only one of the most recognizable names on the comics convention circuit, but has a well-deserved reputation as a convention that puts comics first, guaranteeing aisles packed with fans looking for their favorite comics and comic-related merchandise. Our 2019 HeroesCon was the largest show we've ever organized, and booth space is fully expected to sell out well advance of the 2022 show.


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HEROESCON 2022 EXHIBITORS:
Booth #'s Subject to Change

2 Jerkz & A Comic | 2070
Comics, toys, collectibles
2-Land Comics | 554
Superhero comic addressing bullying, social and emotional wellness and positivity
2nd Player Video Games | 658, 660
Retro game store that also sells anime, TCGs, comics & collectibles
3 Keys Comics | 440, 539
Comics and collectibles
501st Carolina Garrison | Hall C
Storm Troopers, Charity
A Wave Blue World | 648, 747
Publisher
A. Pennyworth's Comics | 1058, 1060
Comics, toys, statues
ACME Comics | 1872, 1971
Discount trades, hardcovers, comics
AfterShock Comics | 326, 328, 425, 427
Publisher, Featuring Artist: Andrea Mutti, and Joe Pruett
Almost Anything | 553, 555, 557, 559
Comics, toys, fun stuff, etc
Alpha Omega Certification | 1068, 1070, 1167, 1169
Official CGC Facilitator, Featuring Artist: Sedat Oezgen
ALPHEX, Inc. | 346, 445
Licensed wall scrolls, figures, foam and bamboo cosplay props
Amaterasu Anime Collection | 2262
Anime merch, apparel, jewelry, bags, peekers, stickers, collectibles
Amazing Heroes, LLC | 741
Provides a wide assortment of anime, superhero and pop culture custom minifigurines and collectibles
AMNI BLACK | 1670
Digital art featuring history and culture, jewelry, clothings, books, decor
Anime Haus | 2168, 2267
Retailer of imported Japanese anime, video games, and pop culture merchandise
Anthony's Comic Book Art | 1072, 1171
Original comic art
B + C Collectibles | 1659
Comics, toys and collectibles
Back In Time Collectibles | 302
Vehicles of a Super Dispostion
Beckett Card Grading Services | 1368, 1370, 1467, 1469
Card Grading Service
Bedrock City Comic Co. | 970, 972
Gold, Silver, Bronze and Modern Age Comics
Bill's Books and More | 1756, 1758
Comics, Toys
Black Caravan | 2058, 2060
Publisher
Black Dog Collectables | 1862, 1961
Comics and collectibles
The Blood Connection | A-13, A-14, A-15, A-16
Blood Drive and Donation Services
Bloom Movement Artistry | Hall C
Aerialist and performers in costume
Bombardier and Son Comics | 1560
Online comic book store. Exclusive, and new comic books
Bona Fide Comics | 871
Comics
Boom Comics | 655
Comics and collectibles, high-end toys and comics
Bricks and Broomsticks | 540
Custom mini figures, anime, book bags, wands, plushies, pop-its
Brittney Ann Art | 1960
Comics and collectibles
Burke Street Comics | 957, 959
Comics and collectibles
Buzz Comics / Beardy Weirdys Comics and Toys | 1759
Comics and collectibles
Buzzard Brothers Comics | 452, 551
Gold, Silver, Bronze age comics
Calcom | 2359, 2361
Comic books and related items
Capitaland Collectibles | 1669
Toy store showcasing vintage and modern action figures, toys and adult collectibles. Buy, sell, trade
Captivating Comics | 872, 971
Comics
Cards, Comics & Collectibles | 1458-1462, 1557-1561
Comics, trades, collectibles and more. Home of Baltimore Comic Con
Carolina Comic Book Club | 753
Comic & action figures
Carolina Manga Library | 1457
Non-Profit traveling library providing free access to graphic novels
CBCS | 1368, 1370, 1467, 1469
Comic Book Certification Services - grading service
Chaotic Abstraction | 769
Original Art
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library | 1358, 1360
Public Library / Non-Profit
Cheap Joes Art Stuff | 340, 342
Art supplies
Chimera Publishing | 1968, 2067
Art Prints
Chris Foss Rare Comics & Collectables | 856, 955
Comics
Click Heaters | 2261
Reusable gel heating packs, mini massage units and therapy guns
Codakhrome Comic Shop | 2372
Comic art collage
Collector Supreme | 368, 370
Comics
Colorworld | 1770, 1772, 1869, 1871
Books and more
Columbia Cards & Collectables | 2353, 2355
Comics and collectibles
The Comic Book Guy | 2157, 2159
Vintage, silver and bronze age comics, with emphasis on high grade copies
Comic Clear, LLC | 960
Comic collecting supplies
Comic Culture Television | 1371
Television series about comic creators
Comic Whiz | 1967, 1969
Comics
Comic-Central.com | 1662, 1761
Modern comics and graphic novels
Comic*Pop | 1572, 1671
Vintage-modern comics and collectibles
ComicConnect / Metropolis Collectibles | 1170
Auction house specializing in vintage comics, original art, memorabilia and games
ComicLink | 1362, 1461
Auction house and exchange
Comics On Coffee | A-2
Coffee roastery dedicated to the comic book community
Comics To Astonish Inc. | 1569, 1571
Comics
ComicsWanted.com | 1855
Comics
Copper Coast Confections | 1858, 1860
Gourmet chocolate
Cross Country Collectibles | 760, 762
Toys, Collectibles
Dale Roberts Comics | 968, 1067
Gold and silver age comics
Dangerously Terrific Comics, LLC | 567, 569, 571
Key and rare comics
Dark Moon Cards and Games | 352, 451
Pokemon
Dave & Adams | 768, 867
Buying and selling vintage comics
Dave's Comics & Cards | 1470, 1472
Comics, Co-Promoter of the Charlotte Comicon
David Burns | 868, 870
Comics
David Shankle | 967, 969
Gold, silver and bronze age comics
David Sorensen | A-7
Comic cover artist and colorist, Sanctuary Press, Blackout Comics, Bone Yard Press
Desert Wind Comics | 528
Multi-signed CGC Comics for sale, signature services.
DG Studios | 1970, 1972
Art prints, original art, licensed art work of Dominic Glover
Diabolical Designs | 556
Custom laser cut acrylic display stands for any collectible
Dimension Decals | A-1
Decals, comics, stickers, and more
Ditko Club | 1069
Steve Ditko art
DreamHaven Books & Comics | 2068
One of the oldest comic book/fantasy stores in the US (43 years)
Drew Blank | 626
Original art, fake album art, coloring books
Dying Breed Collectors | 2257, 2259
Chicago's premiere graphic novel retailer. In & out of print omnibus, Absolute Editions, hardcovers & trades.
Dylan Universe Comics | 1858, 1860 - CANCELLED
Vintage Comics
Earl Shaw's Comics | 1768, 1867
Gold, Silver and Bronze age comics
East Coast Collectibles | 628
Figures, Funko pops, statues, replicas and more
Eastgate Comics | 468
Comics
Ecto-1 | Hall C
Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters photo op
Endzone Collectibles | 534, 536
Sports memorabilia and collectibles
Epikos Comics, Cards and Games | 662, 761
Comics, cards, games and more
Fanaddicts | 2271
Figurines, drinkware, keychains, rings, stickers and more
Fearless Readers | 462
Gold, silver, bronze, and modern comics
The Fine Print Shoppe | 1160, 1162
HeroesCon Indie Island T-Shirt Printers
First Form Collectibles | 642
Funko pops, action figures, statues, gaming
Flannel Panels | 2069
Vintage flannels, t-shirts, denim jackets, and Hawaiian shirts with custom flannel panels
Frame Monkey | 2169, 2170
Custom framing
G2K Games, Inc. | 657
Buy, sale, trade - Video Games, Card Games, Vinyl Music, toys and collectibles
Gallery Panda | 334, 336, 433, 435
Prints on crystal clear acrylic
The Geeky Experience | 2172
Modern and Silver age comics
Gem City Books | 756, 855
Graphic novels
Get Some Game | 560, 562
Games and collectibles
Ghostbusters of North Carolina | 602, 701
Charity organization
GoCollect.com | 2155
Comic Book Price Guide
Golden Memories | 672, 771
Gold and silver age comics
Goldin Co. | 1269
Consignment Auction House
Greg Reece's Rare Comics | 962, 1061
Gold and silver age comics
Groundbreaking Comics | 2062, 2161
Comics and Variants
Hair Klaudt | 2368, 2370
Creators of Zombie Snott Hair Dye
Half Gringo Comix | 1962
Comics and magazines
Hanahan Comics | 348, 447
Exclusive comic variant covers
HantherCraft | 1769
Complete works of Hanther (aka: James P. Petty)
Harley Yee Rare Comics | 1157, 1159
Gold, silver and bronze age comics
Heritage Auctions | 1062, 1161
Auction House
Hero Initiative | 1172, 1271
Federally recognized non-profit dedicated to helping comic creators, writers and artists in need.
Featuring Artists: Tony Fleecs and Trish Forstner of STRAY DOGS (Image)

Heroes Aren't Hard to Find | 1260, 1262, 1359, 1361
HeroesCon Promoters, Charlotte-based comic book store since 1980
Hey Kids, Comics! | 2160, 2162
Comics and toys
Highgradecomics.com | 857, 859
Vintage comics
Hometown Comics & Games | 572
Comics and games
Hooked On Comics | 434, 436
Comic book store and CGC Facilitator
Iconic Comics, FL | 545, 547
Comics
Inkvine Vintage | 1959
Comics, records, antique books
Inky Knuckles Comic Art | 1657
Original art, representing innovative and unique artists
The Inner Geek | 459
Comic books, toys, and just about anything pop culture
Jason Hamlin | 1562, 1661
Comics
Jewelry Brands | 542
Star Wars, Marvel, DC jewelry
Joe Lisi | A-5, A-6
Original art, prints, and stickers
Jolteon Juniors | 725, 727
All things Pokemon! Plushies, toys, clothes, art, plus mascots in Pokemon Suits!
Kitchen Table Games | 633, 635
Local game store selling Pokemon, Magic, TCG's and dice
Klingon Assault Group | 402, 501
Star-Trek photo ops raising funds for Hospice
Legenerdy Creations | 471
Pixel art and 3d printed items
Levelup Lemon | 470
Table-top game company, card and board games
Lightning Bolt Comics | 1558
Vintage comics, specializing in Golden Age
LP Comics & Collectibles | 1372
Gold, silver and bronze age comics
The Magic Apothecary | A-10
Harry Potter Wands, backpacks, music boxes, quills, journals, makeup brushes, and so much more.
Magic Graphics | 570
Collectibles
Mario's Comics | 861
Comics
Mark Scott Comics | 1556, 1655
Gold, silver and bronze age comics
The Marketing Arm Inc. | 1270, 1369
Collectibles Insurance, plus swag and caricatures
Marvel Card Collectors Worldwide | 1870
Online group for collectors of Marvel Trading Cards
Marvelous Merchandise | 426, 428, 527
Apparel and collectibles
Michael Carbonaro / Big Apple Comic Con | 869
Gold and silver age comics
Michi Doan Art | 2072
Self-published art books, prints, accessories, enamel pins, phone charms and stickers
Moving Pictures Comics and Collectibles | 1059
Golden to modern age "key" comic issues
Munchie & Me Face Painting | 304
Face and body painting
My First Comic | 525
Comics
MyComicShop / Lone Star Comics | 1857, 1859
Comics
The Mystery Shack | A-3, A-4
Mystery blind boxes
Mystic Treasures | 858, 860
Vintage and modern toys
Needless Toys & Collectibles | 755, 757, 759
Toys and collectibles
New Force Comics | 1668, 1767
Vintage and rare comics
Noble Nostalgia Comics and Collectibles | 1468, 1567
High grade comics, toys, collectibles
North Coast Nostalgia | 1071
Gold, silver, bronze and modern age comics
One Stop Comic Shop | 372
Exclusive variant covers and CGC comics, Featuring Artist: Jeff Edwards
The Original Ukoala by UUBGEAR | A-8
Hip bag that can be changed to backpack or crossbody. Great for traveling and events!
Painted Visions | 1568, 1667
Comics, toys, trades
Park Circle Comics | 862, 961
Comics
The Phoenix's Lair | 354-358, 453-457
Comic themed anime, video game and pop culture items. Pillows, plush, toys, collectibles, voice actor autographs, home decor, LED lighting, jewelery, statuettes, clothing, rugs, tapestries and more!
Pixel Empire | 733, 735
Pop culture posters printed with special effects (ex: glow in the dark, glitter ink, foil)
Planetshelly | 2071
Fandom jewelry, pins, plush
Poetic Earth | 533
Handmade leather-bound blank page journals, bags, etc
Pop-Up Comics | 2054, 2056
Comics and toys
Popculture Playground | 2061
Comics
POPnBeards | 1954, 2053
Funko Pops, toys
PYE Games | 646, 745
3D Printed Dragons that range from 6 inches to 63 inches
R & C Comics and Collectibles | 1570
Toys, action figures, Funko, comics
RaceCity Comics | 2167
Comics
Rare Orchard | 2153
Collectibles shop selling comics, posters, video games and other items
Rebel Base Comics & Toys | 654, 656
Comics and toys
Retro Rewind Pops | 2254, 2256, 2258
Funko pops, toys
Ribbons and Rivets | 446, 448
Leather workshop, costumer
Richard Fortenberry | 1868
Comics, Co-Promoter of the Charlotte Comicon
RRSMITH Militaria, LLC | 1856
DC war books, Marvel superheroes, action figures, toys, autographed photos
Rushmore Art | 472
Hand drawn metal art in the style of Mt. Rushmore
Rusted Knight Comics | 1760
Comics
Sagemoon Hollow Creations | 670
Whimsical handmade jewelry and designs! Genuine crystals and gemstones with clay and copper plating.
Secrets Of Stones | 535
Japanese craft store, designing art and jewelry for cosplayers
SFP Marketing, LLC | A-9
3D lenticular artist prints, matted and framed. Mythical decor with dragons.
Shortboxed | 467, 469
Buy and sell graded comics. Built by collectors, for collectors.
Shrunk 3D, Inc. | 604, 703
Get yourself turned into a 3D Printed Statue!
Sigma Comics | 639
Publisher of Animal Rights comic books. Fighting Animal Abuse with Comics!
Smasher's Comics | 1757
Silver and modern age comics
Soda City Art 3D Printing and Cosplay | 758
Custom printing and cosplay. Custom helmets, armor, weapons and movie props.
Spellmonger | 2170
Featuring Special Guests Wes Flannary and Christy LaGuardia

St Clair Comics | 360, 362
Comics and toys
The Stories of Service Foundation | 634
Stories of service members and veterans. Hosting food drive and comic sales for charity.
Stormcrow Comics | 1672, 1771
Comics, toys and more! (We love and MISS YOU Mark Merrill!)
Suncoast Comics, LLC | 770, 772
Comics, specializing in exclusive covers
Supah! | 1656, 1755
Comics
Super Retro Land | 454, 456, 458, 460
Vintage toys and games
Superworld Comics | 1658, 1660
Gold, silver, bronze and modern age comics
Sure Thing Toys | 2358, 2360, 2362
Online toy retailer featuring products from Bandai, NECA, Mezco, DC and Marvel
Taiwan Coc Culture Co. | 636
Handmade cat ears, ornaments, posters, scrolls and more from Taiwan
Tall Stories | 659, 661
Art books, t-shirts, etc.
The Tangled Web | 1854, 1953
Comics, toys and collectibles
TeeTurtle | 653
T-shirts and apparel
Time Tunnel Comics | 2158
Comics and toys
TNT Comics | 668, 767
Comics
Tokyo Toybox | 641
Anime and video game merchandise
Tomorrow's Treasures | 958, 1057
Gold and silver age comics
Toynk Toys | 442, 541
Toys, mystery boxes
Trilogy Comics | 1956, 1958, 2055, 2057
Comics, statues, toys and more!
TwoMorrows Publishing | 526, 625
Publisher
Ultimate Comics | 568, 667
Comics and toys
Undisputed Comics King | 669, 671
Gold, silver, bronze and modern age comics, keys, graded, kids, full sets, fillers, trades
Unknown Comics | 2268-2272, 2367-2371
Exclusive comic book dealer
Updog Comics | 1762, 1861
Comics
V1 Tech | 1955, 1957
Plexiglass wall art
VA Comicon | 1471
Comics
VAPA Center | 1459
Visual and Performing Arts Center (VAPA)
Verizon | 627
Creative Agency representing telecom provider Verizon Wireless
Videguy Collectibles | 439, 441
Collectibles, patches, magnets
Vintage Comics And Toys | 461
Bronze and silver age comics, rare Funko Pops
VisArt, Inc. | 2357
Film and video library and film arts support
Wandrr Wares | 558
Medieval and Viking style costuming, accessories and decorations. Cloaks, bones, goblets and gemstones
Whimsic Alley | 739
Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Outlander, apparel, wands, banners, jewelry, and more
World of Strange | 561
Unique T-Shirts with artwork by Independent Artists
WTFcomics | 1272
Comics Publisher
Wulvey's Customs & Collectibles | 640
Airbrush artist, collectible figure collector
XRVR - Mobile VR Entertainment | 502, 504, 601, 603
Gaming, comics, anime
Your Favorite T-Shirts | 2154, 2156, 2253, 2255
Clothing and Toys

EXHIBITING IN ARTIST ALLEY:
4C Comics | AA-511-513
Comic Art, commissions and artist representation
AllTru2U | AA-18, AA-19, AA-20
Clocks, cosplay prop weapons, gaming boxes
The Artists Choice | AA-520-522
Comic Art, commissions and artist representation
Clan McDonald | AA-528
Comic Art, commissions and artist representation
SCAD | AA-463, 464, 465, 466, 474
Savannah College of Art and Design
Team Cul de Sac | AA-757
Raising funds for the Michael J. Fox Foundation in memory of Richard Thompson







HEROES CONVENTION
JUNE 16-18, 2023
Charlotte Convention Center

501 S. College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

ADMISSION:
1-day Pass: $30 per person FRI-SAT; $25 SUN
3-day Pass: $50 per person
16 & Under get in FREE!

SHOW HOURS:
Friday, June 16: 11AM-7PM
Saturday, June 17: 10AM-6PM
Sunday, June 18: 11AM-6PM


*Advance 3-Day Pass Holders May Be Allowed Onto the Show Floor Up to 30 Minutes Before General Admission Each Day.*

ORGANIZED BY:
HEROES AREN'T HARD TO FIND
417 Pecan Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204
704.375.7462
Fax: 704.375.7464

Mailing Address:
PO Box 9181
Charlotte, NC 28299-9181

 


EXHIBITOR BOOTH REGULATIONS:


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BOOTHS
*EXHIBITOR BOOTH DEPOSITS and RESERVATIONS are transferable toward a future HeroesCon Reservation but are otherwise NON-REFUNDABLE.


FRONT ENDCAP: $925
These face the entrance of the hall, ensuring that as fans move towards Artists Alley, these booths will have the highest visibility.

REAR ENDCAP: $925
These face Artists Alley itself, and have the highest visibility for fans in or near Artists Alley.

REGULAR BOOTH: $775
These are booths which do not face the entrance or Artists Alley. An example in the diagram below: booths 520 and 619.

BADGES
You may receive up to 4 Exhibitor Badges with the reservation of ONE 10'x10' booth space. If you reserve an additional 10'x10' booth space, you may receive 2 additional passes.
The maxium allotment of complimentary badges per Exhibitor (regardless of booth size) is 6 badges. If you will require more than 6 exhibitor badges in total for the weekend, you will be required to purchase those additional badges.

ADDITIONAL EXHIBITOR BADGES: $75/each
To Reserve Booth Space Over the Phone, call: 704.375.7462 and ask to speak to Karla Southern.

NO SPACE IS GUARANTEED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED IN FULL.*
No space is reserved without a completed Exhibitor Application and at least a $200.00 deposit

Contact Karla@heroesonline.com to reserve your space.

HEROESCON 2022 EXHIBITORS HAVE UNTIL OCTOBER 1, 2022 TO CLAIM THEIR BOOTH SPACES FOR OUR 2023 SHOW.

AFTER 10/01/2022 - ALL UNCLAIMED BOOTH SPACES WILL GO ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC.