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HEROES HEADS TO BALTIMORE :: OCTOBER 23-25!!

October 20, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, On the Road, Other Events, Uncategorized

ON THE ROAD THIS WEEKEND - SPIDEY

THE HEROES TEAM IS HEADING TO BALTIMORE THIS WEEKEND FOR THE

Baltimore Comic-Con

The BALTIMORE COMIC CON will be held at the:
The Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
(PRATT & HOWARD STREET ENTRANCE)

Friday, October 23 – Sunday, October 25

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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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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


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 [email protected] to be added to our waiting list for space.

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ON THE ROAD :: SUNDAY, AUGUST 15 – SHELTON AND SETH HEAD FOR THE ATLANTA COMIC CONVENTION

August 10, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, On the Road, Other Events

ON THE ROAD THIS WEEKEND - SPIDEY

THE HEROES TEAM IS HEADING TO ATLANTA THIS WEEKEND FOR THE

Atlanta Comic Convention Logo

The Atlanta Comic Convention will be held at the:
Marriott Hotel-Century Center
2000 Century Blvd
Atlanta, Ga 30345

Sunday, August 15th from 11AM-5PM
Admission: $5.00

If you have a specific comic you are looking for and would like for Shelton and Seth to search our warehouse for to bring to the show, please send your request to [email protected] in advance! We’ll see you in Atlanta!!

 

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SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND AT THE CHARLOTTE COMICON! SUNDAY, AUGUST 1 :: 10AM-5PM

July 28, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, On the Road, Other Events, Out and About

ON THE ROAD THIS WEEKEND - SPIDEY

THE HEROES TEAM IS HEADING TO THE CONCORD CONVENTION CENTER THIS WEEKEND FOR THE

Charlotte Comicon logo

The Charlotte Comicon will be held at the EMBASSY SUITES CONCORD * CHARLOTTE – CONCORD CONVENTION CENTER

Sunday, August 1st from 10AM-5PM
Tickets are $5.00 for Adults
Kids 12 and Under = FREE

May be a cartoon of 3 people and text that says 'CHARLOTTE AUGUST COMICON 1ST ST 2021 SUN 10-5 COMICS AND ΤΟΥ SHOW SUMMER SHOW ADMISSION $5 KIDS AND UNDER FREE EMBASSY SUITES CONCORD CONVENTION CENTER 5400 JOHN HAMMONS DR. NW CONCORD, NC 28027 GREBBO www. CHARLOTTECOMICON .COM'

 

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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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#BUZZCITY POSTER EVENT = 5 SATURDAYS IN CHARLOTTE!!

April 22, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: Comics Industry, Contests, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Exclusives, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, Special Offers, This Just In, Where Do I Start?

#BuzzCityPoster event!

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We are one of the local partners for the

GoCollect #BuzzCityPoster event!

In order to win a poster you MUST enter the draft!
Our friends @GoCollect are hosting this event to celebrate their upcoming launch of a new site and price guides!
If you are in the Charlotte, NC area you don’t want to miss out on this 5-week event! 
 
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2,500 Limited edition posters

GIVEN AWAY EACH WEEK

Enter the draft.Receive an email confirmation. Get this Saturday’s pick up details.

FOR 5 WEEKS IN CHARLOTTE

Starting Saturday, April 24, 2021

GoCollect is giving away 2,500 posters created by talented artists and featuring theCharlotte Hornets as they protect the Queen City from sellers of counterfeit collectibles! The Buzz City Series posters tell the story of villains selling counterfeit collectibles to fund their mission to overtake the city of Charlotte. The Hornets team catches wind of this and battles the villains to save the city! When the Hornets come out victorious, a celebration in the city of Charlotte takes place to thank our heroes, the Hornets. The Hornets Buzz City Series brand pays homage to Charlotte’s rich history with a fresh and fashionable uniform that is inspired by the city’s reputation as a beacon for hope and opportunity. You’ll definitely want to collect all 5 in the series!

#CharlotteHornets #BuzzCity #UnderTheWaterTower

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Seven Incredibly-Rare Pokémon Card, Sealed Booster Boxes, Come up for Auction

December 08, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, This Just In

Seven Incredibly-Rare Pokémon Card, Sealed Booster Boxes, Come up for Auction

pokemon-collectionAs Pokémon Cards Skyrocket in Value Wise Comic Book Store Owner Kept Some for Himself

If you’re trying to catch all the Pokémon Cards this auction might be for you!

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 8, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Back in 1999, Charlotte, North Carolina comic book store owner Shelton Drum not only sold Pokémon trading cards but hosted games for the neighborhood kids, including his own. Looking ahead, he wisely tucked a few sealed boxes of cards away for them. Today, as Pokémon cards soar in value, he and his kids—now 30 and 32 years old—are poised to reap the benefits of his foresight.

While the Pokémon franchise has long enjoyed steady growth, since the pandemic, card values are reaching new heights. Recently, a 1st Edition Booster Box—which cost about $100 in 1999—sold for a record $360,000. As a result, Shelton has partnered with ComicConnect.com, the world’s premier online comic marketplace and auctioneer, to auction his six sealed booster boxes.

See the Comic Connect Auction here: Comic Connect: Seven Incredibly-Rare, Sealed Booster Boxes Come up for Auction

“2020 has been an incredible year for Pokémon investment collectors,” notes Vincent Zurzolo, co-owner of ComicConnect. “The early sets are constantly hitting new records, and we’re thrilled to be offering these as the cornerstone of our Pokémon TCG auction.”

The booming market comes as no shock to Drum, who has owned Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find since 1980. (He also hosts Charlotte’s popular Heroes Convention, which attracts 40,000 attendees annually.) Twenty years ago, he saw firsthand how the Pokémon “pocket monsters”—launched in Japan in 1995—obsessed American kids.

Little kids liked the bright graphics and intriguing characters, like Pikachu and Charizard. Big kids liked battling one another via the elaborate trading card game, their enthusiasm fed by a constant stream of cards, video games, and movies. Now, those kids of the 1990s are in their 30s—and many are eager to collect the beloved relics of childhood.

Why now? Interest has been fueled both by the pandemic—as locked-down collectors devote more time to their hobby—and by actor/boxer/internet personality Logan Paul, a Pokémon investor who showcases his purchases on his popular YouTube channel.

Like most trading cards, Pokémon cards are released in sets and sold in booster packs, which are packaged in booster boxes. Pokémon booster boxes contain 36 packs, each featuring around 11 randomly-selected cards. Each Pokémon set includes about 200 rare, uncommon and common cards.

Courtesy of Shelton Drum, ComicConnect’s event auction features the following sealed English booster boxes: Fossil Set (1999), Gym Challenge (2000), Gym Heroes (2000), Neo Genesis (2000), Team Rocket (2000), and Unlimited Base (1999).

Each box holds 36 unopened packs, or a total of 396 cards. Sealed boxes generally yield gem-mint condition cards, which command the highest prices. (Trading cards are rated on a scale of 1-10, with 10—gem mint—the highest rating.)

In addition, the auction includes items from other consignors, including an opened box of Jungle (1999), which holds 36 unopened card packs, and an incredibly-rare unopened box of the earliest Japanese booster box. Zurzolo has also acquired a sealed, 1999 First Edition Limited Printing box that is available for private sale.

ComicConnect has already received multiple bids on each of the booster boxes, and there’s no predicting what final sale pricing will be when the auction ends on December 14th.

What will the buyers do with their prizes? Says Zurzolo, “It depends. Some will ‘break the box’ and open the packs in search of the rare cards. Others will break the box, but then sell the sealed packs individually.”

“But some will undoubtedly do what Shelton did 20 years ago: hold onto the sealed box as an investment, knowing it will continue to appreciate over time.”

Story Written by:
Joanne Levine – Lekas & Levine PR
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DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE SCREENING PASS FOR “GREENLAND” DECEMBER 16!

December 04, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Other Events, Special Offers

GREENLAND

Thanks to our friends at Allied Global Marketing Events, You can catch @GerardButler and @MorenaBaccarin in the highly anticipated @Greelandmovie without leaving home!

Download your passes to the virtual advance screening on December 16 at 7 PM before it hits on demand everywhere December 18.
Download your passes here: http://stxtickets.com/HeroesGreenland
Hurry, these will go fast! #Greenlandmovie

VIRTUAL SCREENING INSTRUCTIONS:GREENLAND
To RSVP to receive your personal link to view the film, please follow the steps below:
1. Visit the exclusive RSVP link to claim your virtual screening pass here: STXTickets.com and use code HeroesGreenland
2. Complete the RSVP process *You may need to register with STXTickets.com if you have not previously used the free ticketing site. The contact information you provide to STXTickets.com is where your screening link will be emailed on the day of.
3. You will receive emailed confirmation from STXTickets.com that you have completed the RSVP process to register for the screening.
4. On the day of the screening, a link to view the film will be sent to you by email approximately one hour before the start. (Screening is overbooked to ensure capacity so be sure to click your link to join the screening.) You can click the link as soon as you get it to ‘check in’ and hold your spot, but do not have to stay online waiting for the film to begin.
5. The screening will begin at 7PM EST. You will not be able to start before then or much after.
6. Your link is unique to you – if you share the link or attempt to watch on multiple devices, you will be removed from the screening. For security reasons, if you leave the screening, you will not be able to rejoin. This includes accidentally closing the screening window, losing power, attempting to switch computers, or any other reason.
 
 
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