Archive for the ‘Charlotte Minicon’

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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GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON :: ADVANCE TICKET / HEALTH & SAFETY PRE-CHECK!

November 02, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, NEWS, Now Read This!, Vintage Comics

Kid-Hero-with-MaskADVANCE TICKETS

The Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con is just days away!

In an effort to help alleviate wait times and lines, we are providing the opportunity for Advance Ticket holders to check in early, and skip the line at the Charlotte Convention Center on Saturday morning.

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Tickets:

Tickets and Health & Safety Pre-Checks will be issued in the form of a water-proof, medical-grade, hypoallergenic, Tyvec wristband which must be worn until the end of the show on Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m.

Starting on Wednesday afternoon, November 3, you can pick up your Advance Tickets/Wristbands to the Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con, and pre-check with your vaccination cards and/or negative covid tests.
Tickets and Covid Pre-Check wristbands can be collected at our store, located at 417 Pecan Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204, until Friday night, November 5 at 7 p.m.

You may not collect wristbands on behalf of anyone 13+ who is not present at the time of application. Wristbands will be applied by a member of the Heroes Staff at the time of pick-up, and must not be removed until after the show.
If you lose or remove your wristband before entry on Saturday or Sunday, you will be required to purchase a new wristband, as well as reconfirm your health & safety check.

Children 12 and under will not require a wristband for entry to the show.

Health & Safety Pre-Check:

We will accept Rapid and/or at-home Covid tests. A readable photo of your vaccination card or proof of vaccination on a smart phone or print-out will also be accepted. 

Children 13 – 18 must show proof of vaccination or a negative test result.

Children 12 and under do not need to show a proof of vaccination or a negative covid test, but will be required to wear a mask while they are inside the premise of the Charlotte Convention Center.

Per the Mecklenburg County Mask Mandate:
Everyone is required to wear a mask while inside the premises of the Charlotte Convention Center.

We look forward to seeing you all this weekend for what is sure to be a FANTASTIC SHOW!!

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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.

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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 Karla@Heroesonline.com to be added to our waiting list for space.

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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

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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


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
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 Karla@Heroesonline.com to be added to our waiting list for space.

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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 Karla@Heroesonline.com to be added to our waiting list for dealer space.

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CHARLOTTE MINI-CON 2020 :: HELPFUL INFORMATION!!

February 06, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, Out and About, Uncategorized, Vintage Comics

Charlotte Mini-Con

IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

The 43rd Anniversary Charlotte Mini-Con starts TOMORROW, Friday, February 7th with the CGC SIGNATURE SERIES SIGNING VIP EVENT from 7pm-10pm!

Here’s some information you should know in advance, so that you can have the BEST #CLTMiniCon possible!!

HOURS:
Friday, February 7th – CGC Signature Series:
7pm-10pm
Saturday, February 8th – Charlotte Mini-Con: 11am-5pm (10:30am-5pm for VIP)

CLTMINICON2020-update

APPEARING:
Artists at the 2020 Charlotte Mini-Con are as follows:
Chuck Brown
Chris Brunner
Vic Carrabotta
Bridgit Connell
Sanford Greene
John Hairston Jr.
Dustin Harbin
Adam Hughes (see Adam’s #CLT Mini-Con Schedule and Rates here)
Jason Latour
Rico Renzi
Budd Root
Hoyt Silva
Andy Smith
Brian Stelfreeze
Rich Tommaso
Craig Yoe

 

 

Exhibitors at the 2020 Charlotte Mini-Con are as follows:
(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
Earl Shaw
Fine Print Shoppe
Gene Carpenter
GoCollect
Groundbreaking Comics
Hey Kids, Comics
Issues With…
Jason Hamlin
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

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VINTAGECOMICS

TICKETS:
Tickets for the Friday evening CGC Signature Series Event from 7pm-10pm are $15.00 in advance and are available here.

Anyone who purchases a CGC Signature Series Ticket will also receive EARLY ADMISSION to the Charlotte Mini-Con at 10:30am on Saturday, February 8th.

Tickets for the Charlotte Mini-Con, Saturday, February 8th are $5.00 and are available here.
Attendees 18 years of age and under get in FREE on Saturday.

LOCATION:
THE WESTIN CHARLOTTE
601 S College St, Charlotte NC 28202

Charlotte Mini-Con will be held in the Providence Ballroom of the Westin.
The Providence Ballroom is located on the ground floor of the Westin, and is where we hold the annual “HeroesCon Drink and Draw”, if you have been to that event during the Heroes Convention in June.

The Providence Ballroom can be accessed directly from the courtyard area of the Westin (where the fountain is) located off of College Street, or via the parking deck and its corresponding elevators. There are two entrances to the parking deck, one off of Stonewall Street next to Whole Foods and one off of College Street, just before you get to the courtyard entrance of the Westin. (Photos Below)

If you will be parking in the parking deck, you will need to exit the elevators at the Lobby Level. The elevators from the parking deck open pretty much directly at the Providence Ballroom.

PARKING:
THE WESTIN PARKING DECK IS A PAID PARKING DECK – $25.00
There is no comped parking for anyone, not even members of the Heroes staff, during the Charlotte Mini-Con. If you are staying at the hotel, parking may be included as part of your reservation.
(The Westin does NOT own the parking deck…and therefore has no control over the parking fees.)

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The WESTIN CHARLOTTE COURTYARD off of COLLEGE STREET. The double doors at the right are the entrances outside of the Providence Ballroom. There is access to the parking deck is to the right as well. The Main Lobby of the Westin, where guests check in, is located to the left at the Valet Parking kiosk.

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The COLLEGE STREET entrance to the Westin Parking deck is located just BEFORE the Westin Courtyard, at the REGIONS building.

The STONEWALL STREET entrance to the Westin Parking Deck is located just next to Whole Foods, and underneath the pedestrian air-bridge.

The STONEWALL STREET entrance to the Westin Parking Deck is located just next to Whole Foods, and underneath the pedestrian air-bridge.

There is on-street parking, as well as other paid lots in uptown Charlotte. If you take a Lyft or an Uber, you can have them drop you off in the Courtyard Entrance off of College Street.
We also HIGHLY recommend making use of the Charlotte CATS Blue Line Light Rail which has a Stonewall Station stop that will drop you off AT THE WESTIN.

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

We sent THOUSANDS of these #CLTMiniCon postcards out to customers over the past week! If you’re local, and we have your mailing address, you should have received one!! If you received your postcard, bring it with you to the Charlotte Mini-Con this weekend and Heroes will incentivize it!! “With what”, you ask?? BRING YOUR POSTCARD and FIND OUT! Didn’t get a #CLTMiniCon postcard, but would like to receive future postcards from us?? Email your name and current mailing address to: heroesarenthardtofind@gmail.com to get added to our mailing list!!

We sent THOUSANDS of these #CLTMiniCon postcards out to customers over the past week! If you’re local, and we have your mailing address, you should have received one!!
If you received your postcard, bring it with you to the Charlotte Mini-Con this weekend and Heroes will incentivize it!! “With what”, you ask?? BRING YOUR POSTCARD and FIND OUT!
Didn’t get a #CLTMiniCon postcard, but would like to receive future postcards from us?? Email your name and current mailing address to: heroesarenthardtofind@gmail.com to get added to our mailing list!!

HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND CELEBRATE 40 YEARS!

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Are you two or three t-shirts away from being happy? Never fear!! You can get yourself a snazzy new Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find “40th Anniversary” T-Shirt printed on-demand by our friends at The Fine Print Shoppe during the #CLTMiniCon on Saturday, February 8!!

Pick your size and color, or BRING YOUR OWN 100% cotton t-shirt to the show and let them do their magic!! They’ll have lots of other awesome designs to choose from, but we’re planning to get this new design printed on every color shirt available!!

#HAHTF40THANNIVERSARY #UnderTheWaterTower #Heroes40thAnniversary #40YearsInBusiness #ComicBooks #ComicBookShop #VintageComicBookShow #ComicsButMakeItFashion #ElizabethNeighborhood #SmallBusiness 

We hope this answers most of your questions and we hope to see you all this weekend at the 43rd Anniversary of Charlotte’s First COMIC-BOOK Convention!!!

 

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HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND “40TH ANNIVERSARY” T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE AT THE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON :: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8

January 31, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Uncategorized

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HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND CELEBRATE 40 YEARS!

Are you two or three t-shirts away from being happy? Never fear!! You can get yourself a snazzy new Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find “40th Anniversary” T-Shirt printed on-demand by our friends at The Fine Print Shoppe during the #CLTMiniCon next Saturday, February 8!!

Pick your size and color, or BRING YOUR OWN 100% cotton t-shirt to the show and let them do their magic!! They’ll have lots of other awesome designs to choose from, but we’re planning to get this new design printed on every color shirt available!!

#HAHTF40THANNIVERSARY #UnderTheWaterTower #Heroes40thAnniversary #40YearsInBusiness #ComicBooks #ComicBookShop #VintageComicBookShow #ComicsButMakeItFashion #ElizabethNeighborhood #SmallBusiness 

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CHARLOTTE MINI-CON 2020 :: BOOK YOUR ROOMS! BRING YOUR WANT LIST!

January 28, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Out and About, Uncategorized, Vintage Comics

 

VINTAGECOMICS

SAVE THE DATE FOR VINTAGE COMICS!!

The 43rd Anniversary Charlotte Mini-Con is almost here!! 
Along with an impressive list of comic artists, we are SUPER EXCITED to host some of the BEST Vintage Comic Book Dealers in the Country!! Bring those want-list, and don’t forget that our friends at CGC and CBCS will be on hand taking in-person submissions for items that you would like to have graded and slabbed! 

For those of you who are as excited about the #CLTMiniCon as WE ARE, be sure to put Friday night’s VIP CGC Signature Series Event on your TO-DO list!!

This special $15 VIP ticket not only gets you into the CGC Signature Series event featuring artist Sanford Greene, Adam Hughes and Brian Stelfreeze, but it will also get you EARLY ADMISSION to the Charlotte Mini-Con on Saturday! VIP ticket holders will be allowed onto the #CLTMiniCon show floor at least 30 minutes before regular ticket holders!

CHECK OUT THIS INCREDIBLE LIST OF #CLTMiniCon EXHIBITORS!
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

The Charlotte Mini-Con runs from 11am-5pm on Saturday, February 8th at the Westin Charlotte! 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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WESTIN

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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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

 

CLTMINICON2020-update

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!

#CLTMiniCon
#CGCSignatureSeries

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