CHARLOTTE MINI-CON: Tickets, Parking, Pet Food & Other FAQ’s

January 25, 2018 at 12:24 pm By:


The 41st Anniversary Charlotte Mini-Con will take place THIS SATURDAY, January 27, 2018 at the Grady Cole Center located at 310 N. Kings Drive, Charlotte NC 28204. The show opens to the public at 11am and will close at 5pm.

Tickets are $5.00 in ADVANCE and are available here. Advance Ticket holders will gain entry to the convention floor up to 30 minutes before “DAY OF” ticket holders.
Tickets will be available at the door for $5.00 to attendees 13 years and older. Children 12 and under always get in FREE!

The surface parking lots that surround the Grady Cole Center, as well at the CPCC Parking Deck located at the corner of Charlottetown Avenue and 4th Street, will charge a $5.00 cash fee to park. (The CPCC parking deck located on the corner of 7th Street and Charlottetown Avenue is currently CLOSED due to renovations.)

There are options for FREE Public Parking within reasonable walking distance of the Grady Cole Center off of Elizabeth Avenue and off of 7th Street. The following shows Free Public Parking Areas in blue, and $5.00 Cash Parking Areas in yellow. You might also consider utilizing the *CityLYNX Gold Line Trolley* that runs up and down Elizabeth Avenue with a stop at Elizabeth Avenue and Kings Drive, just down the street from the Grady Cole Center. The CityLYNX Gold Line is FREE.


The Charlotte Mini-Con, along with our friends who own the Mystery Machine, will be collecting donations on behalf of the Greater Charlotte SPCA. We will be accepting donations of Pet Food, Pet Supplies and monetary donations to benefit our less-fortunate four-legged friends!


2018 Charlotte Mini-Con 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 Mini-Con Exhibitor List:


  • 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

While we will not be holding a Costume Contest at our 2018 show, the Charlotte Mini-Con encourages 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 this weekend!

(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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