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THANK YOU FOR COMING OUT TO THE 2024 CHARLOTTE MINI-CON!

Charlotte's Original & Longest Running Comic Book Convention - Since 1977!




Returning to the:

GRADY COLE CENTER

310 North Kings Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204

Saturday, February 3, 2024
11AM-5PM

Featuring some of the ABSOLUTE BEST Vintage Comic-Book Dealers
in the country selling a wide variety of Gold, Silver, Bronze and
Modern Comic Books, as well as a small but SPECTACULAR Artist Alley
and Artist Annex!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Attendees 16 years of age and younger will get in FREE to this event with a paying adult!

-- THERE IS A $15 PARKING FEE AT THE GRADY COLE CENTER --
Parking fees are not included in ticket purchase

We recommend carpooling, or taking a Lyft or an Uber.
You might also consider taking advantage of the Light Rail CityLynx Gold Line.
There is a walkable stop located at CPCC: See More Info About the Gold Line Here

Tickets will be in the form of a 3/4" Tyvek, water-proof, hypoallergenic, medical-grade wristband.
You must wear the wristband to be admitted.
Anyone who wishes to leave the show and return,
will need to wear their wristband and go through security again to gain re-entry.

Children 12 and Under may not be required to wear a wristband.




FEATURED GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS**
**LIST IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

CHUCK BROWN | Stage: Table 6
BitterRoot, Black Manta, On The Stump, Punisher
JOHN BURGIN | 107
Frogboy
RICH CASE | CANCELLED
Doom Patrol, Sandman, Spider-man
BRIDGIT CONNELL | Stage: Table 1
Lady Baltimore, Brother Nash
MASON DICKERSON | 101
Housecat Trouble, Take-Out Deluxe, Los Tres Perdidos, Peach Tree, Patty Island
DAN FRAGA | 120
Black Flag, Spider-man, He-man, Wolverine
SANFORD GREENE | Stage: Table 5
BitterRoot, Black Manta, Justice League Annual, Power-Man and Iron Fist
JOHN HAIRSTON JR. | 111
All City Studios
BOB HALL | Stage: Table 3
West Coast Avengers, Shadowman, The Champions
DUSTIN HARBIN | 110
BEHOLD! The Dinosaurs, DIARY COMICS, Nutted!
JOHN HITCHCOCK | 102
DEAR JOHN: The Alex Toth Doodle Book, Front Row Section D
CHRIS KEMPLE | CANCELLED
Red Vengeance, Negative Burn, Artist Alley Comics
RYAN OAKLEY | Stage: Table 1
Created work for Lifetime TV and Adobe
ERAKLIS PETMEZAS | 106
Mr. Munchie and the Greek, Rabbi Werewolf, Kent Menace
RICO RENZI | 108
Goddess Mode, Bitter Root, Spider-Gwen, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
BUDD ROOT | 118
Cavewoman
ANDY SMITH | 119
Demi-God, Thanos, X-Men, Wolverine, Superman, Batman
BRIAN STELFREEZE | Stage: Table 2
Black Panther, Day Men, Wednesday Comics, Batman
STEPHANIE WILLIAMS | Stage: Table 4
Nubia Coronation, Nubia and the Amazons, Marvel Voices: Legacy #1
KELLY YATES | 109
Doctor Who, Amber Atoms, MonstHer

CANCELLATIONS:
Rich Case
Chris Kemple




ARTISTS ANNEX UPSTAIRS:

ADAM CASEY | Artist Annex: AA-9
BITING COMICS | Artist Annex: AA-11
BRIAN LACY ART | Artist Annex: AA-10
BRIAN WINGROVE | Artist Annex: AA-16
CHRISTOPHER MCJUNKIN | Artist Annex: AA-5
DAMIEN BECTON | Artist Annex: AA-8
DANNY J. QUICK | Artist Annex: AA-19
ELIZABETH HONEYCUTT | Artist Annex: AA-1
ESSENTIAL COMICS | Artist Annex: AA-17
HAIR KLAUDT | Artist Annex: AA-23
JOHN HARTNESS | Artist Annex: AA-22
JUST CHAD | Artist Annex: AA-14
LUKE FOSTER | Artist Annex: AA-2
LYLE POLLARD | Artist Annex: AA-6
ODYSSEY COMICS - GENE SHANKS | Artist Annex: AA-7
POPCYCLED BAUBLES | Artist Annex: AA-3/AA-4
RO LAMB | Artist Annex: AA-20
SPANDEX SPLINTERS | Artist Annex: AA-15
TIFFANY COMICS | Artist Annex: AA-12
TONY SCOTT | Artist Annex: AA-13
WILLIAM WITHERS & MARSHALL LAKES | Artist Annex: AA-21
WOLLY MCNAIR | Artist Annex: AA-18


KLINGON ASSAULT GROUP | UPSTAIRS ENTRANCE
501st CAROLINA GARRISON | CANCELLED




All American Comics & Collectibles: 215-216
Allen's Comics: A-3
Beardy Weirdy's Comics: A-1
Bona Fide Comics: 313-314
Buzz Comics: B-2
Buzzard Brothers Comics: 209, 210, 211
Captivating Comics: C-2, C-3
Cards, Comics, and Collectibles: B-5, B-6, B-7, B-8
CBCS: DOWNSTAIRS LOBBY
Central City Comics: A-6
Choke and Bleed: DOWNSTAIRS LOBBY
Chris Foss Rare Comics: C-12, C-13
Comic Sanctum: 311, 312
Comicswanted.com: A-9, A-10
Dale Moody's Comics: 205-206
Dave's Comics & Cards: C-8, C-9
David Shankle: C-6, C-7
David Burns: C-4, C-5
Earl Shaw's Comics: A-13, A-14, A-15
Eastgate Comics: B-3, B-4

Fearless Readers: A-11, A-12
Heroes Aren't Hard to Find: 201-204
Hey Kids, Comics!: B-1, B-2
Jason Hamlin: 212, 213, 214
Karl Terrana: C-1
Klingon Assault Group: Upstairs Entrance
More Fun Comics: 304-305
Murph's Comics: A-7, A-8
Nerf Herder Comics: 116-117
Painted Visions: 301, 302, 303
Park Circle Comics: 103, 104, 105
Race City Comics: A-4, A-5
Rebel Base Comics & Toys: 308, 309, 310
Rick Fortenberry: C-10, C-11
Smashers Comics: 207, 208
TNT Comics: 306-307
Updog Comics: 113, 114, 115

EXHIBITOR SPACES ARE SOLD OUT.
We have a WAITING LIST for Exhibitor Spaces.
If you would like to be added to the Waiting List, please email Karla Southern at Karla@heroesonline.com


COSTUMES:
While costumes are welcome, please note that we will not be hosting a Costume Contest during this event. Please make sure that any props associated with a costume meet the conditions of the Grady Cole Center’s Weapons Policy.




DIRECTIONS:

The Grady Cole Center is located at:
310 N. Kings Drive
Charlotte NC 28204

FROM SOUTH CHARLOTTE:
Take I-77 North. Take exit 9 to merge onto I-277 N/US-74 E. Take exit 2A- Kenilworth Ave/Third St toward Fourth St. Turn right onto 3rd Street and left on North Kings Drive. The Grady Cole Center and American Legion Memorial Stadium is on your right hand side, just before reaching Seventh St.

 

FROM CONCORD:
Take I-85 South. Take Exit 38 to merge onto to merge onto I-77 S/US-21 S toward Columbia. Take exit 11 for I-277 S/N Carolina 16 S and merge onto I-277. Take Exit 2A toward Third St/Fourth St. Turn left on Fourth St. Make a right onto South McDowell St and another right onto Elizabeth Ave. Taking a left on North Kings, the Grady Cole Center and American Legion Memorial Stadium is on your right hand side, just before reaching Seventh St.
FROM GASTONIA:
Take I-85 North. Take Exit 36- NC 16/Brookshire Blvd to merge onto Brookshire Blvd. Continue onto I-77 S. Take Exit 2A toward Third St/Fourth St. Turn left on Fourth St. Make a right onto South McDowell St and another right onto Elizabeth Ave. Taking a left on North Kings, the Grady Cole Center and American Legion Memorial Stadium is on your right hand side, just before reaching Seventh St.


GRADY COLE CENTER WEAPONS POLICY

Concealed weapons are strictly prohibited at the Grady Cole Center.

The Grady Cole Center prohibits the possession, sale, and distribution of any item that may be considered a “dangerous weapon” on its premises. “Dangerous Weapons” are defined as: “Any object or device designed or intended to be used to inflict serious injury upon persons or property; including, but not limited to: firearms, knives of any kind, razors and razor blades, metallic knuckles, clubs, blackjacks and nightsticks, dynamite cartridges, bombs, grenades, mines and any other type of explosive, as well as loaded canes.” (City Code 1961 § 13-38.1; Ord. No. 545, § 1, 8-11-80)

In compliance with the aforementioned regulations, the following items are not permitted for sale, in the possession of persons, or on the premises of the Grady Cole Center during the hours of the Charlotte Mini-Con:

• Firearms of any kind, including air-soft and other projectiles
• Metal Swords (unsharpened or otherwise)
• Knives (unsharpened or otherwise)
• Throwing Stars (unsharpened or otherwise)
• Darts (unsharpened or otherwise)
• Brass Knuckles
• Nunchaku, Blackjacks, Nightsticks, and Batons
• Sais, Kamas, Hatchets, Tomahawks, Axes, Stylized Blades (ex: Wolverine-style Claws)
• Fireworks (of any kind)

Any and all costume prop weapons are subject to inspection, approval, and tagging by the CMPD and the Security Officers of the Grady Cole Center. No exceptions.


HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES

We hope you are all as excited as we are for the Charlotte Mini-Con!
We will follow any City/State Recommended Guidelines at the time of the event.



ALL SPACES ARE CURRENTLY SOLD OUT - Please send an email to Karla@heroesonline.com to be added to our waiting list!!


Shelton Drum
Owner: Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find & Heroes Convention
Shelton@heroesonline.com

Karla M. Southern
Heroes Event, Media & Creative Coordinator
Karla@heroesonline.com

Seth Peagler
Heroes Operations Manager
Seth@heroesonline.com

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