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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


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!!



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


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.



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!!



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!


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

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”!




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



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.

Saturday, November 6: 10AM-6PM


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!



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


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.


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!

**List is subject to change

**List is subject to change



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:


You might also consider utilizing the Charlotte Light Rail which makes a stop next to the Charlotte Convention Center at the Westin Charlotte.


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.


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.



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 to be added to our waiting list for space.


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