Archive for the ‘Looking Ahead’

THANK YOU FROM THE STAFF OF HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND

November 11, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Reviews

To All Our Guests, Exhibitors, Attendees, Volunteers and Staff

THANK-YOU

The first ever Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con is over and a part of history!

Everyone at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find wishes to extend our appreciation to all those who participated in the Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con!

Thank You to our Guests for making the Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con a part of your schedule. As creators, you add life, excitement, and fun to the Convention. It was great to see long time Heroes Convention guests as well as those of you who are just beginning to make the Heroes experience a part of your lives.  We look forward to seeing you back at the Heroes Convention in June!
 
Thank You to all the Exhibitors for taking the chance and coming to our first major event back at the Charlotte Convention Center (CCC). We hope you had a fun and profitable time. Without the vendors it wouldn’t be the comic show that we all know and love.

To all the Attendees who came despite continuing health concerns about attending a large public event, we appreciate you being a part of the con. We were very happy to see so many of our regular convention attendees back and enjoying a comic book show. 

Special thanks to all the Kibby’s Sidekicks Volunteers who made everyone’s job a lot easier (there are too many of you to name, and we don’t want to risk missing anyone). “Many hands make light work”. Your willingness to step up wherever and however you were needed greatly contributed to the success of the Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con. We look forward to you continuing our dear friend Charles Kibby’s legacy of volunteering at future Heroes Conventions and events.

We look forward to everyone returning (and inviting all your friends) to be a part of the Fantastic 40th Heroes Convention Anniversary Celebration, June 24-26, 2022.

Order your Heroes Convention tickets now, and we’ll see you there!!

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VOLUNTEER TO BE A “KIBBY’S SIDEKICK” AT THE GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON

October 29, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!

KIBBYS-SIDEKICKS

If you are at least 16 year’s of age and would like to be a volunteer at the

GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON
November 6-7, 2021

Click the link below!

All Volunteers will need to wear a mask and provide either proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test result.

Sign Up to volunteer at the Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con and be a “Kibby’s Sidekick”!

 

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UPDATE! GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON HEALTH & SAFETY MEASURES

October 06, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, Vintage Comics

UPDATE2021-CLTMCMASK-UP-VACCINE-CARD-NEG-TEST

HEALTH & SAFETY MEASURES:

We hope you are all as excited as we are for the Heroes Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con coming up this November 6-7!

After much consideration, paying close attention to state and local guidelines, and in an effort to make our event safe and enjoyable for everyone in attendance, we will be requiring masks, and proof of an authorized Covid-19 vaccination, or a valid negative test result within 72 hours of entry.

Kid-Hero-with-MaskThis includes all ticket holders, vendors, artists, and staff. This will be checked on both days of the convention, and during vendor set up on Friday, November 5. Those who cannot produce either a proof of vaccination or a negative test result will not be allowed entry to the show.

Heroes will also require all convention attendees to wear a visible mask that covers the nose and mouth while inside the premises of the Charlotte Convention Center. (Costumed attendees must also wear a visible protective mask covering the nose and mouth.) This is in accordance with the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners directive placed on 8/31/2021, which requires that masks be worn by all individuals indoors. This covers all areas of the convention center, including the entrances, concourses, convention halls, and loading docks during the event, as well as hours of set up and break down.

We ask that all attendees continue to be mindful of social distancing during this event. It is important to note that we will follow any and all updates to local Covid policies. Any updates in our policy will be immediately posted to our website and social media.

We appreciate your understanding, and look forward to a great Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con, and things getting back to normal as we head toward the 40th Anniversary of the Heroes Convention June 24-26, 2022.

GSCMC-2021
Saturday, November 6: 10AM-6PM

and

Sunday, November 7: 10AM-4PM

This show will feature 80,000 Sq Ft of the BEST COMIC BOOK DEALERS in the country, as well as a curated Artist Alley hosting some of the industry’s greatest!

This event will be a Comic-Book Collector’s DREAM!! A room FILLED with comic books from every generation of the medium!

This show is a “GIANT-SIZE” version of our long-running CHARLOTTE MINI-CON, and we will not be hosting panels or additional programming during this event. We will return with incredible panels and additional programming for the 40th Anniversary Heroes Convention, returning next June 2022.

The GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON is all about the COMIC-BOOKS! We hope you will join us for this GIANT-SIZE “old-school” Comic-Convention!

 

TICKETS:

There are TWO TICKET OPTIONS for the Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con:

$10.00* – SATURDAY 
(includes BONUS SUNDAY admission!)

$5.00* – SUNDAY ONLY

KIDS 18 & UNDER = FREE (must register for ticket)

*Tickets are non-refundable

 

Westin GSCMC


HOTELS:

We have a GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON Room Rate in effect at the WESTIN CHARLOTTE for anyone who would like to book a room for the weekend!
The Westin is located across the street from the Charlotte Convention Center and, if construction goes as scheduled, there will be a skyway bridging the Westin to the Charlotte Convention Center by November!

The rate is $209.00/night and can be booked directly here.

ATTENTION HEROESCON 2020 & 2021 TICKET HOLDERS!!

If you purchased a ticket for the 2020 or 2021 Heroes Convention before April of 2021, your HeroesCon ticket will automatically get you into both days of the GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON as an extra added bonus! You will NOT need to purchase an additional ticket for the Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con, this event is included with your existing HeroesCon 2022 ticket!

We appreciate your continued support over the past year and hope that you will come out and enjoy this exciting bonus event!


2021-GSCMC-AABLOGSEE OUR ARTIST ALLEY LIST HERE**:**:
**List is subject to change

2021-GSCMC-EXHBLOGSEE OUR EXHIBITOR LIST HERE**:
**List is subject to change

 

PARKING:

The landscape surrounding the Charlotte Convention Center has changed over the past two years. Parking areas that may have existed the last time you visited may no longer be available. There are paid parking lots in the surrounding area of the Charlotte Convention Center. You can see a map of parking here: http://s3.amazonaws.com/crva.com/uploads/CLT_CCC-Parking_Map_Updated_June2019.pdf


LIGHT RAIL:

You might also consider utilizing the Charlotte Light Rail which makes a stop next to the Charlotte Convention Center at the Westin Charlotte. https://charlottenc.gov/cats/rail/Pages/routes.aspx

COSTUMES:

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

CHARLOTTE CONVENTION CENTER WEAPONS POLICY:

Concealed weapons are strictly prohibited in the Convention Center.

The Charlotte Convention 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 Charlotte Convention Center during the hours of the Giant-Size 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 Charlotte Convention Center. No exceptions.

 

EXHIBITING AT THE GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON:

Space at the GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON is curated and limited.
If you are a Comic-Book dealer or an Artist interested in setting up, please send an email to [email protected] to be added to our waiting list for space.

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RESCHEDULED!!! HEROES WELCOMES STEPHANIE WILLIAMS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27!

September 15, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Spotlight on New Releases, Store Signings, This Just In, Uncategorized

IN-STORE SIGNING!

NUBIA AND THE AMAZONS #1 (OF 6) CVR A ALITHA MARTINEZ

Writer STEPHANIE WILLIAMS of the New DC Title
“NUBIA AND THE AMAZONS”
will be signing at Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
2pm-5pm

If you would like to reserve a copy of “Nubia and the Amazons #1” in advance, please send an email to [email protected] no later than Friday, September 24 to confirm your copy!

Be sure to follow Stephanie on Instagram @steph_i_will

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GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON :: NOVEMBER 6-7, 2021 – UPDATES, GUESTS & HOTELS

September 01, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events

GSCMC-2021Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find, home of the Heroes Convention, is excited to return to the world of Comic-Book Conventions by bringing you the…  

2021-CLTMC
Coming to the
Charlotte Convention Center:

Saturday, November 6: 10AM-6PM

and

Sunday, November 7: 10AM-4PM

This show will feature 80,000 Sq Ft of the BEST COMIC BOOK DEALERS in the country, as well as a curated Artist Alley hosting some of the industry’s greatest!

This event will be a Comic-Book Collector’s DREAM!! A room FILLED with comic books from every generation of the medium!

This show is a “GIANT-SIZE” version of our long-running CHARLOTTE MINI-CON, and we will not be hosting panels or additional programming during this event. We will return with incredible panels and additional programming for the 40th Anniversary Heroes Convention, returning next June 2022.

The GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON is all about the COMIC-BOOKS! We hope you will join us for this GIANT-SIZE “old-school” Comic-Convention!

TICKETS:

There are TWO TICKET OPTIONS for the Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con:

$10.00* – SATURDAY (includes BONUS SUNDAY admission!)

$5.00* – SUNDAY ONLY

KIDS 18 & UNDER = FREE (must register for ticket)

*Tickets are non-refundable

Westin GSCMC

HOTELS:

We have a GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON Room Rate in effect at the WESTIN CHARLOTTE for anyone who would like to book a room for the weekend!
The Westin is located across the street from the Charlotte Convention Center and, if construction goes as scheduled, there will be a skyway bridging the Westin to the Charlotte Convention Center by November!

The rate is $209.00/night and can be booked directly here.

ATTENTION HEROESCON 2020 & 2021 TICKET HOLDERS!!

If you purchased a ticket for the 2020 or 2021 Heroes Convention before April of 2021, your HeroesCon ticket will automatically get you into both days of the GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON as an extra added bonus! You will NOT need to purchase an additional ticket for the Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con, this event is included with your existing HeroesCon 2022 ticket!

We appreciate your continued support over the past year and hope that you will come out and enjoy this exciting bonus event!


2021-GSCMC-AABLOG

Mark-Bagley

Chuck-Brown-IG

Steve-Epting
Michael-Golden

Sanford-Greene

Matt-Kindt

Budd-Root

Andy-Smith

Wilfredo-Torres
Stephanie-Williams
Renee-Witterstaetter

TEASER-8-27

CREATORS APPEARING IN ARTIST ALLEY**:
Mark Bagley
Chuck Brown
Steve Epting
Michael Golden
Sanford Greene
Matt Kindt
Budd Root
Andy Smith
Wilfredo Torres
Stephanie Williams
Renée Witterstaetter

MORE GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING NEXT WEDNESDAY!!!
**List is subject to change


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EXHIBITORS APPEARING AT THE GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON:

2 Jerkz & A Comic
A. Pennyworth’s Comics
ACME Comics
All American Comics & Collectibles
Almost Anything
Amazing Heroes, LLC
B + C Collectibles
Bedrock City Comic Co.
Bill’s Books & More
Black Dog Collectables
Bona Fide Comics
Boom Pop Comics
Borderlands Comics & Games
Brett Carreras
Burke Street Comics 
Buzz Comics + Beardy Weirdy Comics
Buzzard Brothers Comics
Cards, Comics & Collectibles
Carolina Comic Book Club
CBCS – Comic Book Certification Services
Checkle Comics and Collectibles
Chris Foss Rare Comics & Collectibles
Coin-Op Comics & Cards
Comic Baron + MayBarry Comics
Comic Box
Comic Whiz
Comic-Central.com
ComicsWanted.com
Cunningham’s Comics
Dale Moody
Dale Roberts Comics
Dave’s Comics & Cards
David Burns w/David Shankle & Arex Crooke
Dawn Carter
Dimension Decals
Ditko Club
DJ’s Decals
DT Comics
Earl Shaw’s Comics
Eastbrook Collection
Eastgate Comics
Echo Base Comics
Ence Gaming
Fallout Comics
Fanboy Collectibles & Comics
FantaCo Enterprises LLC
Fearless Readers
FINE Comics
Fine Print Shoppe
Fortress Comics
Foy’s Toys + Rick Carter
Frank’s Cool Stuff
Get Some Game
GoCollect.com
Golden Memories
Groundbreaking Comics
Hair Klaudt
Half Gringo Comix + Popculture Playground
Harley Yee Rare Comics
Heritage Auctions
Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find
Hey Kids! Comics!
Hometown Comics & Games
J & B Comics
Jason Hamlin
Joe Lisi
Mario’s Comics
Moving Pictures Comics and Collectibles
Murph’s Comics
Mustache Mayhem Comics
Needless Toys & Collectibles
New Force Comics
Painted Visions
Park Circle Comics
R & C Comics and Collectibles
Rebel Base Comics & Toys
Richard Fortenberry
Shero Productions
Smasher’s Comics
Splatoys
Ssalefish Comics
St Clair Comics
Starbase Atlanta
Star City Comics & Games
Stay Tooned! Studio
Stormcrow Comics
Supah! Comics
Tall Stories
The Tangled Web
The Source
TNT Comics
Tomorrow’s Treasures
Updog Comics
World of Strange
Worldwide Comics

 

HEALTH & SAFETY MEASURES:

The GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON will observe ANY & ALL recommended safety guidelines deemed necessary by the Charlotte Convention Center, the CDC, and/or City and State Officials.

This may include, but is not limited to: Providing a negative COVID test within 3 days of entry, proof of vaccination status, mask mandates, and social distancing requirements.

Per current CDC recommendations, any unvaccinated individuals should wear a mask covering nose and mouth when attending indoor social events.

PARKING:

The landscape surrounding the Charlotte Convention Center has changed over the past two years. Parking areas that may have existed the last time you visited may no longer be available. There are paid parking lots in the surrounding area of the Charlotte Convention Center. You can see a map of parking here: http://s3.amazonaws.com/crva.com/uploads/CLT_CCC-Parking_Map_Updated_June2019.pdf


LIGHT RAIL:

You might also consider utilizing the Charlotte Light Rail which makes a stop next to the Charlotte Convention Center at the Westin Charlotte. https://charlottenc.gov/cats/rail/Pages/routes.aspx

COSTUMES:

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

CHARLOTTE CONVENTION CENTER WEAPONS POLICY:

Concealed weapons are strictly prohibited in the Convention Center.

The Charlotte Convention 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 Charlotte Convention Center during the hours of the Giant-Size 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 Charlotte Convention Center. No exceptions.

 

EXHIBITING AT THE GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON:

Space at the GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON is curated and limited.
If you are a Comic-Book dealer or an Artist interested in setting up, please send an email to [email protected] to be added to our waiting list for space.

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HeroesCon 2022 Updates

August 31, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!

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THE HEROES CONVENTION RETURNS
JUNE 24-26, 2022!

June 24-26, 2022 will mark the 40th Anniversary of the Heroes Convention!

After TWO YEARS of pandemic handcuffs, we plan to pull out ALL THE STOPS to make our 40TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW one FOR THE AGES!

ALL 2020/2021 HeroesCon Tickets, Artist Alley Tables and Exhibitor Booth Reservations have automatically transferred to the 2022 Heroes Convention at this time.

We hope that you will continue to support us as we begin planning our 40th Anniversary show.

We have LOTS of exciting announcements to come over the next 9+ months, and we can’t wait for you to see what we’ve got in store!!
First round of HeroesCon 2022 Guest Announcements will drop the weekend of our Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con!
Stay Tuned!!

WESTIN

HeroesCon 2022 Hotel Rate Available NOW!!

We appreciate you and your continued support and we THANK YOU for being a part of the HEROESCON FAMILY.

Shelton Drum
Owner: Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find & Heroes Convention
[email protected]

Karla M. Southern
Heroes Event, Media & Creative Coordinator
[email protected]

Seth Peagler
Heroes Operations Manger
[email protected]

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY :: Saturday, August 14, 2021

August 10, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Free Comic Book Day, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!

Saturday, August 14, 2021

FCBD 2021

This Saturday, August 14, 2021 is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY for Comic Book Stores all across the country.

Typically, Free Comic Book Day would fall on the first Saturday in May and Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find would celebrate by inviting several of our favorite comic-book artists to join us for the day to sign comics and draw sketches.

2020 and 2021 have NOT been “typical” by any stretch of the imagination, and here we find ourselves celebrating Free Comic Book Day in one of the HOTTEST months of the year.

So, while we will have a limited stock* of Free Comic Book Day books to give away on Saturday, we will NOT be hosting Artists at our store this year.
(It’s just TOO HOT to ask Artists or Customers to stand outside in the heat.)

We will be limiting the number of people in the store on Saturday to 30 people at a time (including staff), and masks are required for EVERYONE regardless of vaccination status. This will be enforced throughout the event.

*It’s worth noting that Free Comic Book Day books were ordered many months ago, back when the pandemic made events even more tentative than they are now. As a result, we ordered fewer quantities of titles than we typically would, and will be limiting availability to all customers.

We appreciate your understanding and we look forward to seeing you this weekend!

MASK-UP-AGAIN

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HEROES SAFE SHOPPING UPDATE FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2021 :: MASK-UP!

August 06, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Free Comic Book Day, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, This Just In

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 2021

MASK-UP-AGAIN

Due to the recent surge in cases of the COVID-19 DELTA VARIANT across the nation, and with increasing numbers of cases being reported in the Charlotte and surrounding areas, Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find will require that ALL CUSTOMERS, regardless of vaccination status, WEAR A MASK while shopping inside our store until further notice.

TRUST US, we don’t like it anymore than you do, but it’s the RIGHT THING TO DO.
Not just for us, but for our customers, and for the kids that shop in our store who are not currently eligible for vaccinations.

With FREE COMIC BOOK DAY coming up next Saturday, August 14, this is the ONLY OPTION for the health and safety of our customers and staff.

We encourage everyone to GET VACCINATED.
Here is a list of vaccination sites for the Charlotte and surrounding areas:

Atrium Health

Atrium Health Vaccination Events

CVS

Novant Health

Walgreens

Vaccine FAQ from the NCDHHS

Our entire staff is fully vaccinated and will be wearing masks until further notice as well.

We will keep our capacity to 100% unless instructed otherwise.
We still recommend that you put reasonable distance between yourself and others while shopping, because let’s face it, THAT’S JUST GOOD MANNERS.  

CONTINUED SAFE SHOPPING GUIDELINES:

  • We will provide hand sanitizer for you to use upon entering and exiting the store.  
     
  • Please be respectful of social distance and personal space while in our store.
    That’s just common sense. Don’t crowd others while shopping, it’s creepy. 
     
  • Staff will continue to sanitize and wash our hands as often as possible.  
     
  • WE ASK THAT ANYONE WHO FEELS UNWELL TO PLEASE STAY HOME. (This includes our staff!)
    That is ALSO good common sense. If you feel unwell, STAY HOME!
     
  • WE CAN SHIP!!
    We can ship to anyone, anywhere! (Well, anywhere that USPS or UPS delivers…so maybe not SPACE??)
     
  • OUR HOURS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
    Monday-Tuesday & Thursday-Saturday: 10am-7pm

    Wednesday: 10am-9pm
    Sunday: 1pm-6pm 
     
  • Please follow us on social media (FacebookInstagramTwitter) or sign up for our Newsletter for regular updates!
    Please feel free to call us at 704-375-7462 or email us at [email protected] with any questions!

     

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We appreciate your business and continued support!

– Your Friends at HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND

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SHIPPING INFORMATION:

We are happy to SHIP to anyone who would like make those arrangements at this time.
Here’s how to arrange that:

  1. Please call our store at 704-375-7462 between the hours of 10am-7pm, or email us at [email protected] with a list of books you would like us to ship to you.
    You can find the last 5 weeks of New Releases on our website here: http://www.heroesonline.com/new-releases/, if you need recommendations!
  2. Shipping costs are based on weight.
  3. If you would like to order comic-collecting supplies (ie: Comic Boxes, Bags, Boards, etc) to have shipped, we can do that too!
    Supplies are subject to shipping freight. You can find our supply options listed here:
    http://www.heroesonline.com/supplies/
  4. We will invoice you via email for payment.
  5. If you would prefer to make payment via PayPal, we can arrange that as well. Please call or email for details.
  6. Please make sure that we have your complete and correct shipping address.
  7. Enjoy your order!!
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GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON :: NOVEMBER 6-7, 2021

June 09, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, Comics Industry, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Exclusives, Exclusives, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, Special Offers, This Just In

GSCMC-2021Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find, home of the Heroes Convention, is excited to return to the world of Comic-Book Conventions by bringing you the…  

2021-CLTMC
Coming to the
Charlotte Convention Center:

Saturday, November 6: 10AM-6PM

and

Sunday, November 7: 10AM-4PM

This show will feature 80,000 Sq Ft of the BEST COMIC BOOK DEALERS in the country, as well as a curated Artist Alley hosting some of the industry’s greatest!

This event will be a Comic-Book Collector’s DREAM!! A room FILLED with comic books from every generation of the medium!

This show is a “GIANT-SIZE” version of our long-running CHARLOTTE MINI-CON, and we will not be hosting panels or additional programming during this event. We will return with incredible panels and additional programming for the 40th Anniversary Heroes Convention, returning next June 2022.

The GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON is all about the COMIC-BOOKS! We hope you will join us for this GIANT-SIZE “old-school” Comic-Convention!

TICKETS:

There are TWO TICKET OPTIONS for the Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con:

$10.00* – SATURDAY (includes BONUS SUNDAY admission!)

$5.00* – SUNDAY ONLY

KIDS 18 & UNDER = FREE (must register for ticket)

*Tickets are non-refundable

Westin GSCMC

HOTELS:

We have a GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON Room Rate in effect at the WESTIN CHARLOTTE for anyone who would like to book a room for the weekend!
The Westin is located across the street from the Charlotte Convention Center and, if construction goes as scheduled, there will be a skyway bridging the Westin to the Charlotte Convention Center by November!

The rate is $209.00/night and can be booked directly here.

ATTENTION HEROESCON 2020 & 2021 TICKET HOLDERS!!

If you purchased a ticket for the 2020 or 2021 Heroes Convention before April of 2021, your HeroesCon ticket will automatically get you into both days of the GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON as an extra added bonus! You will NOT need to purchase an additional ticket for the Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con, this event is included with your existing HeroesCon 2022 ticket!

We appreciate your continued support over the past year and hope that you will come out and enjoy this exciting bonus event!


2021-GSCMC-AABLOG

Mark-Bagley
Steve-Epting
Matt-Kindt

Wilfredo-Torres
TEASER-8-27

CREATORS APPEARING IN ARTIST ALLEY:
Mark Bagley
Steve Epting
Matt Kindt
Wilfredo Torres

MORE GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING NEXT WEDNESDAY!!!


2021-GSCMC-EXHBLOG
EXHIBITORS APPEARING AT THE GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON:

2 Jerkz & A Comic
A. Pennyworth’s Comics
ACME Comics
All American Comics & Collectibles
Allen’s Comics
Almost Anything
Amazing Heroes, LLC
B + C Collectibles
Basement Comics
Bedrock City Comic Co.
Bill’s Books & More
Black Dog Collectables
Bona Fide Comics
Boom Pop Comics
Borderlands Comics & Games
Brett Carreras
Burke Street Comics 
Buzz Comics + Beardy Weirdy Comics
Buzzard Brothers Comics
Cards, Comics & Collectibles
Carolina Comic Book Club
CBCS – Comic Book Certification Services
Checkle Comics and Collectibles
Chris Foss Rare Comics & Collectibles
Coin-Op Comics & Cards
Comic Baron + MayBarry Comics
Comic Box
Comic Whiz
Comic-Central.com
ComicsWanted.com
Cunningham’s Comics
Dale Moody
Dale Roberts Comics
Dave’s Comics & Cards
David Burns w/David Shankle & Arex Crooke
Dawn Carter
Ditko Club
DJ’s Decals
DT Comics
Earl Shaw’s Comics
Eastbrook Collection
Eastgate Comics
Echo Base Comics
Ence Gaming
Fallout Comics
Fanboy Collectibles & Comics
FantaCo Enterprises LLC
Fearless Readers
FINE Comics
Fine Print Shoppe
Fortress Comics
Foy’s Toys + Rick Carter
Frank’s Cool Stuff
Get Some Game
GoCollect.com
Golden Memories
Groundbreaking Comics
Half Gringo Comix + Popculture Playground
Harley Yee Rare Comics
Heritage Auctions
Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find
Hey Kids! Comics!
Hometown Comics & Games
J & B Comics
Jason Hamlin
Joe Lisi
Mario’s Comics
Moving Pictures Comics and Collectibles
Murph’s Comics
Mustache Mayhem Comics
Needless Toys & Collectibles
New Force Comics
Painted Visions
Park Circle Comics
R & C Comics and Collectibles
Rebel Base Comics & Toys
Richard Fortenberry
Smasher’s Comics
Ssalefish Comics
St Clair Comics
Starbase Atlanta
Stay Tooned! Studio
Stormcrow Comics
Supah! Comics
Tall Stories
The Tangled Web
The Source
TNT Comics
Tomorrow’s Treasures
Untamed Worlds
Updog Comics
World of Strange
Worldwide Comics

 

PARKING:

The landscape surrounding the Charlotte Convention Center has changed over the past two years. Parking areas that may have existed the last time you visited may no longer be available. There are paid parking lots in the surrounding area of the Charlotte Convention Center. You can see a map of parking here: http://s3.amazonaws.com/crva.com/uploads/CLT_CCC-Parking_Map_Updated_June2019.pdf


LIGHT RAIL:

You might also consider utilizing the Charlotte Light Rail which makes a stop next to the Charlotte Convention Center at the Westin Charlotte. https://charlottenc.gov/cats/rail/Pages/routes.aspx

COSTUMES:

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

CHARLOTTE CONVENTION CENTER WEAPONS POLICY:

Concealed weapons are strictly prohibited in the Convention Center.

The Charlotte Convention 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 Charlotte Convention Center during the hours of the Giant-Size 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 Charlotte Convention Center. No exceptions.

HEALTH & SAFETY MEASURES:

The GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON will observe ANY & ALL recommended safety guidelines deemed necessary by the Charlotte Convention Center, the CDC, and/or City and State Officials. This may include, but is not limited to: Providing a negative COVID test within 3 days of entry, proof of vaccination status, social distancing and/or mask mandates.

We do ask, per current CDC recommendations, that any unvaccinated individuals wear a mask while attending indoor social events.

EXHIBITING AT THE GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON:

Space at the GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON is curated and limited.
If you are a Comic-Book dealer interested in setting up, please send an email to [email protected] to be added to our waiting list for dealer space.

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IN-STORE SIGNING :: JUNETEENTH BITTER ROOT #14 VARIANT SIGNING with SANFORD GREENE!

June 01, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Exclusives, Exclusives, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, Special Offers, Store Signings, This Just In

JUNETEENTH BITTER ROOT #14 VARIANT!

BITTER ROOT 14 - JUNETEENTH

IN-STORE SIGNING with SANFORD GREENE

 – JUNETEENTH –

Saturday, June 19, 2021 ∙ 1PM-5PM

Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find is thrilled to welcome our friend SANFORD GREENE for a special In-Store Signing of the Juneteenth Variant for Bitter Root #14 on Saturday, June 19 from 1PM-5PM!
(The regular issue for Bitter Root #14 will be in-store AFTER the signing on Wednesday, June 23.)

This is an EXCLUSIVE ADVANCE for the JUNETEENTH VARIANT and quantities are limited!

If you would like to request a copy of this variant ahead of the signing, please send an email to [email protected]

20210112_103847This is our buddy, SANFORD GREENE…and his amazing beard!

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