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CGC to offer ON-SITE GRADING at HeroesCon 2024!

April 12, 2024 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Exclusives, Exclusives, Exhibitors, 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, Vintage Comics

CGC to offer ON-SITE GRADING at the 2024 HeroesCon!!

For the first time in more than four years, CGC will be offering on-site grading for comic books! Submit your comics for on-site grading at booth #101, June 14-15 (plus we’ll be accepting a limited number of WalkThrough submissions until noon on June 16), and get them back before the end of the show. Read on for pricing and more details.

Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) is excited to announce on-site comic book grading at Heroes Convention Charlotte, in Charlotte, North Carolina, on June 14-16, 2024. That’s right, get your books back by the end of the show!

Regular submissions of comics, cards, video games and home video collectibles will also be accepted, and collectors can look forward to giveaways, swag and signings — all at booth #101!

About HeroesCon

The Heroes Convention (“HeroesCon”) has gained renown for its emphasis on comics and its welcoming environment for all ages. It offers a unique opportunity for fans to engage directly with industry professionals and exhibitors, with a stellar lineup of guests like John Beatty, Mark Buckingham, Amy Chu and Skottie Young and MANY MORE!

Submit comics for on-site grading

CGC is offering on-site grading at this year’s HeroesCon for all Universal and Signature Series comic book submissions. On-site grading, including ReHolder submissions, will be available Friday, June 14, through Saturday, June 15. A very limited quantity of WalkThrough submissions will still be accepted on Sunday, June 16, until 12:00 p.m. All you need is a free CGC account to submit for on-site grading, but paid members receive discounts (and other benefits). Learn more and select your membership level here.

On-site grading submissions are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. CGC expects extremely high demand and space is limited, so submitters are encouraged to submit at the start of the show. If on-site grading submissions need to be cut off early, submissions will still be accepted for grading at CGC headquarters at the regular fees and turnaround times.

In the next few weeks, the CGC online submission form will be updated to show on-site grading services and fees at HeroesCon. Look for an announcement when the on-site grading submission option is available.

CGC Comics On-site Grading Free Member Pricing:

Grading Tier / ServiceFeeTurnaround Time
Max. Value: $400
$40End of Show
Max. Value: $400
$60End of Show
High Value
Max. Value: $1,000
$110End of Day
Max. Value: Unlimited
5% FMV ($125 min.)3 Hours
Max. Value: $1,000
$40End of Day
High Value ReHolder
Max. Value: Unlimited
$753 Hours

CGC Comics Signature Series On-site Grading Free Member Pricing:

Grading Tier / ServiceFeeTurnaround Time
Max. Value: $400
$60End of Show
Max. Value: $400
$80End of Show
High Value
Max. Value: $1,000
$130End of Day
Max. Value: Unlimited
5% FMV ($145 min.)3 Hours
Max. Value: $1,000
$40End of Day
High Value ReHolder
Max. Value: Unlimited
$753 Hours

Fun at the CGC booth

Fans also won’t want to miss lots of fun happening at CGC booth #101 all weekend long! In addition to our popular pin giveaway, we will have the limited-edition 2024 pins to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Wolverine and the 85th anniversary of Batman. Plus, we’ll be offering giveaway prize opportunities! Stay tuned for further email and social announcements about giveaway opportunities leading up to the show.

Looking to get books signed?

Be sure to get your books prepped with the updated CGC Signature Series online submission form to save you a lot of time at the show! Watch this short video to learn how to get this process started:

Preparing submissions for the show

To spend more time enjoying the show, submit your prepared collectibles through the Express Drop-off Service, which enables you to skip the line and quickly hand off your prepared submission to a CGC representative.

Please take the following steps before arriving:

  1. Create a CGC account here. All it takes is a free account to submit, and paid members get additional discounts and benefits.
  2. Go to the online submission form for comicscardsvideo games or home video.
  3. Select “Mail-In or Show Drop-Off” to start your submission.
  4. Complete the submission form and print the packing slips.
  5. Keep your collectibles safe and secure until you drop off your submission (including the packing slip) with a representative.
  6. Go to the Express Drop-off sign to finalize your submission.

All submissions will be transported to CGC’s headquarters in Sarasota, Florida, for authentication, grading and encapsulation.

  • To learn more about CGC services and fees for comics, click here.
  • To learn more about CGC services and fees for cards, click here.
  • To learn more about CGC services and fees for video games, click here.
  • To learn more about CGC services and fees for home video, click here.

Tablets will be provided at the booth for submitters to use for sign-up and submission purposes.

Need more info?

All CGC services can be reached at (+1) 855-GRADE10 (855-472-3310).

About CGC

Since revolutionizing comic book grading in 2000, CGC has grown to include certification services for a vast variety of pop culture collectibles. These divisions include CGC Cards, CGC Video Games and CGC Home Video. CGC Cards provides expert card grading for sports cards, TCGs and non-sports cards. CGC Video Games is dedicated to video game grading for the most popular consoles, including Nintendo, Sega, Atari, PlayStation and more. CGC Home Video provides expert VHS grading in addition to other types of videocassettes, DVD, blu-ray and more.

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July 05, 2022 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Exhibitors, Feast Your Eyes, Guest List, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Indie Island, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Sidekicks = Volunteers




It’s been a little over a week since we closed the doors on our Fantastic 40th Anniversary Heroes Convention at the Charlotte Convention Center!

We took the past eight days to try to get everything unpacked, sorted, and put back where it belongs so that we can find it again NEXT YEAR when we return to Father’s Day Weekend for our 41st Anniversary Heroes Convention, June 16-18, 2023!

We can’t THANK YOU enough for your support over the past two years!

We admit, our HeroesCon reflexes were a little rusty going into this year’s event, and we have A LOT of notes going into next year on how to make things better!

You are the reason we do what we do.
It is seeing you all HAVING FUN, buying comics, showing off your costumes, getting sketches, meeting your Comic-Creating Heroes, sharing your love of comics and comics-culture with your friends, family and loved-ones. THAT makes everything we put into the show WORTH IT.

You MAKE the HeroesCon the unique, comics-focused,
family-reunion that it is!

We appreciate ALL OF YOU for taking the time out of your schedules to spend a weekend with us here in Charlotte, NC, celebrating comics, and the comics community.
Whether you are a seasoned PRO, an Independent Creator, or if you bought a table in our Artist Alley, you help to make our show the creator and comics-focused destination for which it has become known.
Whether you create beloved characters, and your art and/or words grace not only comic-books, but visual media, toys, t-shirts, lunchboxes and more…
Or if you’re a creator just getting started, who loves to draw, write, make, or create…

You ENSURE that there is SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE at our show!
Whether you bring the BEST Gold, Silver, or Modern Age Comics on the show floor, or if you bring that hard-to-find statue, Funko POP, Pokemon Card, new favorite T-Shirt, video-game, or trinket…
You make sure everyone has an opportunity to find something suited uniquely to them, and we appreciate how hard you all work to bring your absolute best to our show!

We couldn’t do ANY OF THIS without YOU!
Your willingness to help us throughout the weekend of HeroesCon does NOT go unnoticed, or unappreciated.
You honor the memory of our beloved friend, and HeroesCon Volunteer Extraordinare, Charles Kibby, with your generosity, spirit, and love for the comics community!
Our small staff thank you ALL from the bottom of our grateful hearts.

Amberle Linnea CosPlay, Matt Clark, Becca Bazzle, Cheralyn Lambeth, DJ Spider, Kalliste CosPlay, and those who helped these magical creatures throughout the weekend…
The CosPlay Masquerade was a highlight of this year’s event, and you all created pure magic out of chaos!
You made every costumed individual in the room feel like a SUPERSTAR, because YOU are SUPERSTARS!
We appreciate your hard work, and can’t wait to see what we can cook up for next year!

To our TINY STAFF…you are all AMAZING!

We owe MANY THANKS to our 2022 Decorator, Carolina Tradeshow Decorators.
You were fantastic to work with, and you helped MAKE the show feel like HOME. After two years without doing a show, and having to recreate so many aspects of the show from scratch, you made it look like we hadn’t skipped a beat. We honestly can’t thank you enough for your hard work, communication, and your dedication to making the show look great!
To the wizards at Evergreen Creative Projects…THANK YOU!!!
If you liked our banners, aisle signs, info booth designs, t-shirts and more…it’s all thanks to these guys who made the impossible, possible!
Also, THANK YOU to The Fine Print Shoppe, BOINGO Graphics, and to Mullen Publications, Inc. as well!

And to all those who have had a hand, over the years, in helping to us reach 40…
Whether you be family, friend, co-worker, acquaintance,
or mystical being… 


We look forward to having you all with us again for
HeroesCon 2023, June 16-18!!

Stay tuned for updates on tickets, Guest Announcements and More by signing up for our Weekly Newsletter!!

Want to RELIVE HeroesCon 2022??

Check out these awesome links:

HeroesCon 2022 – Day 1 :: Photos By Alex Cason
HeroesCon 2022 – Day 2 :: Photos By Alex Cason

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Put it in the comments!



May 27, 2022 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Exhibitors, Feast Your Eyes, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, NEWS, Now Read This!, This Just In


The Heroes Convention hosts the BEST EXHIBITORS in the country!!

If you’re looking for rare vintage comics, modern comics, variants, graded comics, toys, statues, t-shirts and apparel, costume accessories, jewelry, framed art, prints, or something you haven’t even THOUGHT of yet that relates to COMIC-BOOKS, you’re pretty much GUARANTEED to find it at this year’s Fantastic 40th Anniversary Heroes Convention, June 24-26!

Check out the astounding list of HeroesCon Exhibitors below, and start making your shopping list!

If you haven’t bought your tickets for this year’s show…what are you waiting for?!

Get your tickets TODAY!



2 Jerkz & A Comic | 2070
Comics, toys, collectibles
2-Land Comics | 554
Superhero comic addressing bullying, social and emotional wellness and positivity
3 Keys Comics | 440, 539
Comics and collectibles
501st Carolina Garrison | Hall C
Storm Troopers, Charity
A Wave Blue World | 648, 747
A. Pennyworth’s Comics | 1058, 1060
Comics, toys, statues
ACME Comics | 1872, 1971
Discount trades, hardcovers, comics
AfterShock Comics | 326, 328, 425, 427
Publisher, Featuring Artist: Andrea Mutti, and Joe Pruett
AllTru2U | AA-18, AA-19, AA-20
Clocks, cosplay prop weapons, gaming boxes
Almost Anything | 553, 555, 557, 559
Comics, toys, fun stuff, etc
Alpha Omega Certification | 1068, 1070, 1167, 1169
Official CGC Facilitator, Featuring Artist: Sedat Oezgen
ALPHEX, Inc. | 346, 445
Licensed wall scrolls, figures, foam and bamboo cosplay props
Amaterasu Anime Collection | 2262
Anime merch, apparel, jewelry, bags, peekers, stickers, collectibles
Amazing Heroes, LLC | 741
Lego mini figures
Digital art featuring history and culture, jewelry, clothings, books, decor
Anime Haus | 2168, 2267
Retailer of imported Japanese anime, video games, and pop culture merchandise
Anthony’s Comic Book Art | 1072, 1171
Original comic art
B + C Collectibles | 1659
Comics, toys and collectibles
Beckett Card Grading Services | 1368, 1370, 1467, 1469
Card Grading Service
Bedrock City Comic Co. | 970, 972
Gold, Silver, Bronze and Modern Age Comics
Bill’s Books and More | 1756, 1758
Comics, Toys
Black Caravan | 2058, 2060
Black Dog Collectables | 1862, 1961
Comics and collectibles
The Blood Connection | A-13, A-14, A-15, A-16
Blood Drive and Donation Services
Bloom Movement Artistry | Hall C
Aerialist and performers in costume
Bombardier and Son Comics | 1560
Online comic book store. Exclusive, and new comic books
Bona Fide Comics | 871
Boom Comics | 655
Comics and collectibles, high-end toys and comics
Bricks and Broomsticks | 540
Custom mini figures, anime, book bags, wands, plushies, pop-its
Burke Street Comics | 957, 959
Comics and collectibles
Buzz Comics / Beardy Weirdys Comics and Toys | 1759
Comics and collectibles
Buzzard Brothers Comics | 452, 551
Gold, Silver, Bronze age comics
Calcom | 2361
Comic books and related items
Capitaland Collectibles | 1669
Toy store showcasing vintage and modern action figures, toys and adult collectibles. Buy, sell, trade
Captivating Comics | 872, 971
Cards, Comics & Collectibles | 1458-1462, 1557-1561
Comics, trades, collectibles and more. Home of Baltimore Comic Con
Carolina Comic Book Club | 753
Comic & action figures
Carolina Manga Library | 1457
Non-Profit traveling library providing free access to graphic novels
CBCS | 1368, 1370, 1467, 1469
Comic Book Certification Services – grading service
Chaotic Abstraction | 769
Original Art
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library | 1358, 1360
Public Library / Non-Profit
Cheap Joes Art Stuff | 340, 342
Art supplies
Chimera Publishing | 1968, 2067
Art Prints
Chris Foss Rare Comics & Collectables | 856, 955
Click Heaters | 2261
Reusable gel heating packs, mini massage units and therapy guns
Codakhrome Comic Shop | 2372
Comic art collage
Collector Supreme | 368, 370
Colorworld | 1770, 1772, 1869, 1871
Books and more
Columbia Cards & Collectables | 2353, 2355
Comics and collectibles
The Comic Book Guy | 2157, 2159
Vintage, silver and bronze age comics, with emphasis on high grade copies
Comic Box / Big Apple Comic Con | 869
Gold and silver age comics
Comic Clear, LLC | 960
Comic collecting supplies
Comic Culture Television | 1371
Television series about comic creators
Comic Whiz | 1967, 1969
Comics | 1662, 1761
Modern comics and graphic novels
Comic*Pop | 1572, 1671
Vintage-modern comics and collectibles
ComicConnect / Metropolis Collectibles | 1168
Auction house specializing in vintage comics, original art, memorabilia and games
ComicLink | 1362, 1461
Auction house and exchange
Comics On Coffee | A-2
Coffee roastery dedicated to the comic book community
Comics To Astonish Inc. | 1569, 1571
Comics | 1855
Copper Coast Confections | 302, 401
Gourmet chocolate
Cross Country Collectibles | 760, 762
Toys, Collectibles
Dale Roberts Comics | 968, 1067
Gold and silver age comics
Dangerously Terrific Comics, LLC | 567, 569, 571
Key and rare comics
Dark Moon Cards and Games | 352, 451
Dave & Adams | 768, 867
Buying and selling vintage comics
Dave’s Comics & Cards | 1470, 1472
Comics, Co-Promoter of the Charlotte Comicon
David Burns | 868, 870
David Shankle | 967, 969
Gold, silver and bronze age comics
David Sorensen | A-7
Comic cover artist and colorist, Sanctuary Press, Blackout Comics, Bone Yard Press
Desert Wind Comics | 528
Multi-signed CGC Comics for sale, signature services.
DG Studios | 1970, 1972
Art prints, original art, licensed art work of Dominic Glover
Diabolical Designs | 556
Custom laser cut acrylic display stands for any collectible
Dimension Decals | A-1
Decals, comics, stickers, and more
Ditko Club | 1069
Steve Ditko art
DreamHaven Books & Comics | 2068
One of the oldest comic book/fantasy stores in the US (43 years)
Drew Blank | 626
Original art, fake album art, coloring books
Dying Breed Collectors | 2257, 2259
Chicago’s premiere graphic novel retailer. In & out of print omnibus, Absolute Editions, hardcovers & trades.
Dylan Universe Comics | 1858, 1860
Vintage Comics
Earl Shaw’s Comics | 1768, 1867
Gold, Silver and Bronze age comics
Eastgate Comics | 468
Ecto-1 | Hall C
Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters photo op
Endzone Collectibles | 534, 536
Sports memorabilia and collectibles
Epikos Comics, Cards and Games | 662, 761
Comics, cards, games and more
Fanaddicts | 2271
Figurines, drinkware, keychains, rings, stickers and more
Fearless Readers | 462
Gold, silver, bronze, and modern comics
The Fine Print Shoppe | 1160, 1162
HeroesCon Indie Island T-Shirt Printers
First Form Collectibles | 642
Funko pops, action figures, statues, gaming
Flannel Panels | 2069
Vintage flannels, t-shirts, denim jackets, and Hawaiian shirts with custom flannel panels
Frame Monkey | 2169, 2170
Custom framing
G2K Games, Inc. | 657
Buy, sale, trade – Video Games, Card Games, Vinyl Music, toys and collectibles
Gallery Panda | 334, 336, 433, 435, 2352, 2354
Prints on crystal clear acrylic
The Geeky Experience | 2172
Modern and Silver age comics
Gem City Books | 756, 855
Graphic novels
Get Some Game | 560, 562
Games and collectibles
Ghostbusters of North Carolina | 602, 701
Charity organization | 2155
Comic Book Price Guide
Golden Memories | 672, 771
Gold and silver age comics
Goldin Co. | 1267
Consignment Auction House
Greg Reece’s Rare Comics | 962, 1061
Gold and silver age comics
Groundbreaking Comics | 2062, 2161
Comics and Variants
Hair Klaudt | 2368, 2370
Creators of Zombie Snott Hair Dye
Half Gringo Comix | 1962
Comics and magazines
Hanahan Comics | 348, 447
Exclusive comic variant covers
HantherCraft | 1769
Complete works of Hanther (aka: James P. Petty)
Harley Yee Rare Comics | 1157, 1159
Gold, silver and bronze age comics
Heritage Auctions | 1062, 1161
Auction House
Hero Initiative | 1172, 1271
Federally recognized non-profit dedicated to helping comic creators, writers and artists in need.
Featuring Artists: Tony Fleecs and Trish Forstner of STRAY DOGS (Image)

Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find | 1260, 1262, 1359, 1361
HeroesCon Promoters, Charlotte-based comic book store since 1980
Hey Kids, Comics! | 2160, 2162
Comics and toys | 857, 859
Vintage comics
Hometown Comics & Games | 572
Comics and games
Hooked On Comics | 434, 436
Comic book store and CGC Facilitator
Iconic Comics, FL | 545, 547
Inkvine Vintage | 1959
Comics, records, antique books
Inky Knuckles Comic Art | 1657
Original art, representing innovative and unique artists
Jason Hamlin | 1562, 1661
Jason Oakes Art | 660
Art prints and canvas
Jewelry Brands | 542
Star Wars, Marvel, DC jewelry
The Joe Kubert School | 1272
Premiere school for professionals entering the comics and graphics industry
Joe Lisi | A-5, A-6
Original art, prints, and stickers
Jolteon Juniors | 725, 727
All things Pokemon! Plushies, toys, clothes, art, plus mascots in Pokemon Suits!
Kitchen Table Games | 633, 635
Local game store selling Pokemon, Magic, TCG’s and dice
Klingon Assault Group | 402, 501
Star-Trek photo ops raising funds for Hospice
Legenerdy Creations | 471
Pixel art and 3d printed items
Levelup Lemon | 470
Table-top game company, card and board games
Lightning Bolt Comics | 1558
Vintage comics, specializing in Golden Age
LP Comics & Collectibles | 1372
Gold, silver and bronze age comics
Magic Graphics | 570
Mario’s Comics | 861
Mark Scott Comics | 1556, 1655
Gold, silver and bronze age comics
The Marketing Arm Inc. | 1268, 1367
Collectibles Insurance, plus swag and caricatures
Marvel Card Collectors Worldwide | 1870
Online group for collectors of Marvel Trading Cards
Marvelous Merchandise | 426, 428, 527
Apparel and collectibles
Michi Doan Art | 2072
Self-published art books, prints, accessories, enamel pins, phone charms and stickers
Moving Pictures Comics and Collectibles | 1059
Golden to modern age “key” comic issues
Munchie & Me Face Painting | Hall C
Face and body painting
MyComicShop / Lone Star Comics | 1857, 1859
The Mystery Shack | A-3, A-4
Mystery blind boxes
Mystic Treasures | 858, 860
Vintage and modern toys
Needless Toys & Collectibles | 755, 757, 759
Toys and collectibles
New Force Comics | 1668, 1767
Vintage and rare comics
Noble Nostalgia Comics and Collectibles | 1468, 1567
High grade comics, toys, collectibles
North Coast Nostalgia | 1071
Gold, silver, bronze and modern age comics
One Stop Comic Shop | 372
Exclusive variant covers and CGC comics, Featuring Artist: Jeff Edwards
The Original Ukoala by UUBGEAR | A-8
Hip bag that can be changed to backpack or crossbody. Great for traveling and events!
Painted Visions | 1568, 1667
Comics, toys, trades
Park Circle Comics | 862, 961
The Phoenix’s Lair | 354-358, 453-457
Comic themed anime, video game and pop culture items. Pillows, plush, toys, collectibles, autographs, home decor, LED lighting, jewelery, statuettes, clothing, rugs, tapestries and more!
Pixel Empire | 733, 735
Pop culture posters printed with special effects (ex: glow in the dark, glitter ink, foil)
Planetshelly | 2071
Fandom jewelry, pins, plush
Poetic Earth | 533
Handmade leather-bound blank page journals, bags, etc
Pop-Up Comics | 2054, 2056
Comics and toys
Popculture Playground | 2061
POPnBeards | 1954, 2053
Funko Pops, toys
PYE Games | 645
3D Printed Dragons that range from 6 inches to 63 inches
R & C Comics and Collectibles | 1570
Toys, action figures, Funko, comics
RaceCity Comics | 2167
Rare Orchard | 2153
Collectibles shop selling comics, posters, video games and other items
Rebel Base Comics & Toys | 654, 656
Comics and toys
Retro Rewind Pops | 2254, 2256, 2258
Funko pops, toys
Ribbons and Rivets | 446, 448
Leather workshop, costumer
Richard Fortenberry | 1868
Comics, Co-Promoter of the Charlotte Comicon
RRSMITH Militaria, LLC | 1856
DC war books, Marvel superheroes, action figures, toys, autographed photos
Rushmore Art | 472
Hand drawn metal art in the style of Mt. Rushmore
Rusted Knight Comics | 1760
Sagemoon Hollow Creations | 670
Whimsical handmade jewelry and designs! Genuine crystals and gemstones with clay and copper plating.
Secrets Of Stones | 535
Japanese craft store, designing art and jewelry for cosplayers
SFP Marketing, LLC | A-9
3D lenticular artist prints, matted and framed. Mythical decor with dragons.
Shortboxed | 467, 469
Buy and sell graded comics. Built by collectors, for collectors.
Shrunk 3D, Inc. | 604, 703
Get yourself turned into a 3D Printed Statue!
Sigma Comics | 639
Publisher of Animal Rights comic books. Fighting Animal Abuse with Comics!
Smasher’s Comics | 1757
Silver and modern age comics
Spellmonger | 2170
Featuring Special Guests Wes Flannary and Christy LaGuardia

St Clair Comics | 360, 362
Comics and toys
The Stories of Service Foundation | 634
Stories of service members and veterans. Hosting food drive and comic sales for charity.
Stormcrow Comics | 1672, 1771
Comics, toys and more! (We love and MISS YOU Mark Merrill!)
Suncoast Comics, LLC | 770, 772
Comics, specializing in exclusive covers
Supah! | 1656, 1755
Super Retro Land | 454, 456, 458, 460
Vintage toys and games
Superworld Comics | 1658, 1660
Gold, silver, bronze and modern age comics
Sure Thing Toys | 2358, 2360, 2362
Online toy retailer featuring products from Bandai, NECA, Mezco, DC and Marvel
Taiwan Coc Culture Co. | 636
Handmade cat ears, ornaments, posters, scrolls and more from Taiwan
Tall Stories | 659, 661
Art books, t-shirts, etc.
The Tangled Web | 1854, 1953
Comics, toys and collectibles
TeeTurtle | 653
T-shirts and apparel
Time Tunnel Comics | 2158
Comics and toys
TNT Comics | 668, 767
Tokyo Toybox | 641
Anime and video game merchandise
Tomorrow’s Treasures | 958, 1057
Gold and silver age comics
Toynk Toys | 442, 541
Toys, mystery boxes
Trilogy Comics | 1956, 1958, 2055, 2057
Comics, statues, toys and more!
TwoMorrows Publishing | 526, 625
Ultimate Comics | 568, 667
Comics and toys
Undisputed Comics King | 669, 671
Gold, silver, bronze and modern age comics, keys, graded, kids, full sets, fillers, trades
Unknown Comics | 2268-2272, 2367-2371
Exclusive comic book dealer
Updog Comics | 1762, 1861
V1 Tech | 1955, 1957
Plexiglass wall art
VA Comicon | 1471
VAPA Center | 1270
Visual and Performing Arts Center (VAPA)
Videguy Collectibles | 439, 441
Collectibles, patches, magnets
Vintage Comics And Toys | 461
Bronze and silver age comics, rare Funko Pops
VisArt, Inc. | 2359
Film and video library and film arts support
Wandrr Wares | 558
Medieval and Viking style costuming, accessories and decorations. Cloaks, bones, goblets and gemstones
Whimsic Alley | 739
Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Outlander, apparel, wands, banners, jewelry, and more
World of Strange | 561
Unique T-Shirts with artwork by Independent Artists
WTFcomics | 1369
Comics Publisher
Wulvey’s Customs & Collectibles | 640
Airbrush artist, collectible figure collector
Your Favorite T-Shirts | 2154, 2156, 2253, 2255
Clothing and Toys
XRVR – Mobile VR Entertainment | 502, 504, 601, 603
Gaming, comics, anime
Zen Emporium, FL | 646, 745
Gaming, comics, anime

Savannah College of Art and Design
Team Cul de Sac | TBA
Raising funds for the Michael J. Fox Foundation in memory of Richard Thompson


See the 2022 HeroesCon,

We have more announcements still to come! Stay tuned to our weekly Newsletter for updates!!



April 02, 2021 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Exhibitors, Feast Your Eyes, Guest List, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Schedule, Uncategorized


June 2022 will mark the 40th Anniversary of the Heroes Convention!

You know that after TWO YEARS of pandemic handcuffs, we will pull out ALL THE STOPS and make HeroesCon 2022 one FOR THE AGES!

“A June bug flew from the warmth he once knew,
And I wished for once I weren’t right,
Why we used to laugh together,
And we’d dance to any old song,”
From “Far From Me” by John Prine

The past several months have seen us all stuck in LIMBO, quietly watching COVID-19 numbers rise and fall as restrictions fluctuate across the country, never knowing what the next month might hold.

It is after careful consideration for the HEALTH and SAFETY of EVERYONE, we have made the decision to FAST FORWARD directly to HeroesCon 2022.

ALL 2020/2021 HeroesCon Tickets, Artist Alley Tables and Exhibitor Booth Reservations will automatically transfer 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.

HeroesCon 2022 Hotel Rates will be made available as soon as 2022 show dates have been finalized.

We are currently looking at the possibility of holding a much smaller convention in the fall, but we know that a smaller show is no substitute for the Heroes Convention.
Details of this show are tentative at this time, with announcements to follow as soon as possible. HOWEVER, if you have purchased a 2020 or 2021 3-Day Pass for the Heroes Convention, your ticket will get you into this smaller show, as well as the 2022 Heroes Convention.


Please know that we have not made this decision lightly.

After what has felt like an eternity of uncertainty, we are hopeful that there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel. Vaccines are being distributed on a wide spectrum and we are slowly starting to see the promise of a return to “normal” in the months ahead.

However, even with the increased numbers of vaccinations, we understand that it may not be safe to hold an indoor gathering of thousands of people, even three months from now; especially when you consider that the vast majority of our guests travel from across the country, or even from across the globe.

We PRIDE ourselves on the wealth of talent that fills our Artist Alley each year.

At the beginning of March we sent out a poll to over 300 Featured Guests from recent and past Heroes Conventions. Of the 200+ responses we have received, 95% of those have stated that they would not feel comfortable attending a show in June of 2021, with most adding that they would prefer to wait until 2022 to attend a convention.

This, coupled with feedback from customers and exhibitors, has informed us that June 2021 is still too soon for most to feel safe attending a convention on the scale of the HeroesCon. We have taken all of these concerns very seriously, and agree that the health of EVERYONE is the MOST IMPORTANT factor going forward.

Other extenuating circumstances that have influenced our decision at this time: the Charlotte Convention Center will be undergoing construction that could impact our floor plan as well as the use of escalators. As of today, enforced capacity restrictions will remain in effect until fall of 2021, with limited on-site concessions, and sustained social distancing requirements between individuals as well as between tables and booths.

Under these circumstances it just wouldn’t be a HeroesCon.


“Ain’t it funny how an old broken bottle,
Looks just like a diamond ring,
But it’s far, far from me.”
From “Far From Me” by John Prine 1971


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

Be well, stay safe, and look out for one another. -Heroes

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]



April 24, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Exhibitors, Feast Your Eyes, Guest List, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Indie Island, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, This Just In


To Our Treasured Attendees, Artists, Guests and Members of the Heroes Convention Family,

As of Thursday, April 23, 2020, the State of North Carolina has extended the “Stay-At-Home” order effective until Friday, May 8, 2020. 

Guidelines for the gradual reopening of our State have been laid out in three phases, which at this time suggest that any mass gathering of more than 10,000 would be incredibly unlikely by June of 2020.

In light of these developments and the current unprecedented and unpredictable nature of the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, and with the best interest of everyone’s health and financial wellbeing in mind, we have made the difficult decision to bypass a 2020 Heroes Convention in favor of fast-forwarding our focus to our 39th Anniversary show to be held June 18-20, 2021.

This decision is not made lightly, and is made with the careful consideration for everyone’s safety at heart.

It would be reckless and irresponsible of us to expect our attendees, vendors, legendary creators, and our valued supporters to put themselves at risk by traveling at this time. It would also be irresponsible of us to presume that our vendors and artists would see positive sales during this time of economic uncertainty. We are hopeful that by giving as much notice as possible, our attendees and artists may be able to avoid costly airline reservations and may be able to alter any current travel arrangements without penalty.

Out of respect for an already crowded and uncertain convention schedule going into late 2020, we have decided to shift our focus forward to our June 2021 Heroes Convention versus attempting to reschedule for later this year.

Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find and the Heroes Convention are, at their core, a small business with a big heart, operating year-round from our brick-and-mortar comic-book store in Charlotte, NC. Our store, as well as the Heroes Convention, are managed by a team of four full-time employees, six part-time employees, and a small group of dedicated volunteers. We keep our store and convention operations running simultaneously during the months leading up to our convention, as well as during the event itself.

Normally, at this time of the year, we would be deep into HeroesCon preparation with most of our daily finances from the store being dedicated to producing the best Heroes Convention possible. 

Since Monday, March 23 (which also happens to be Shelton’s birthday), our store has been closed to the public. We are currently maintaining and surviving based solely on telephone and online sales from our loyal customer base. While we are endlessly appreciative of these sales, this change in our daily operation has affected not only our finances but the time which would otherwise be dedicated to organizing the Heroes Convention. Even if the country were able to open without guidelines and restrictions in the next week, the time left for us to produce a Heroes Convention on par with our standards would be insufficient. 

We are not receiving a refund from the Charlotte Convention Center, we are transferring our deposits from 2020 toward a 2021 show. Putting on a show the size and scope of the Heroes Convention is extremely expensive. All the money we have received from the purchase of 3-Day Advance Tickets, Artist Alley Tables and Exhibitor Booths is currently tied up in the cost of renting the Charlotte Convention Center, our decorator, and several other items that facilitate the show each year. 

We understand that everyone is experiencing hardships at this time, and we are no different. All 3-Day Advance Tickets, Artist Alley Tables and Exhibitor Booth Reservations for the 2020 Heroes Convention will automatically transfer to our June 18-20, 2021 show. Requests for refunds will be addressed on a case-by-case basis as soon as possible, but will need to be postponed until the country, and our store, have reopened and finances have stabilized. We will do our best to issue refunds if necessary, but it will take us time to do so. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

We look forward to hosting an incredible Heroes Convention in 2021 with a Guest List for the record books! We hope that you will join us next June 18-20! In the meantime, we ask that you stay safe, stay well, and stay home until it is safe for everyone!

We appreciate each and every one of you.

The Staff of Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find and the Heroes Convention




March 11, 2020 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Exhibitors, Feast Your Eyes, Guest List, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Uncategorized



LARRY HAMA is coming to HeroesCon this June 19-21!

We’re just getting STARTED!!!
Check out our 3RD ROUND of Guest Announcements


MORE announcements to follow in the coming months until the show!

Start making your shopping list NOW!



June 21, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Exhibitors, Guest List, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, NEWS, Uncategorized

2020 Thor Promo

We would like to THANK EVERYONE who participated in our 2019 Heroes Convention!!

To every Artist, Exhibitor, Attendee, Sidekick, and Staff Member…
The Heroes Convention would be NOTHING without each and every one of you, and we can’t thank you enough for spending your time with us last weekend, June 14-16.

We hope that you all had a tremendous show, and like us, are already looking forward to HeroesCon 2020!
We hope to see you all there!!

Now…to help recap some of our 2019 show, here are some links to media coverage of the show!
(If you have links you would like to share, please send those to [email protected]!


Patrick Sun – HeroesCon Photographer Extraordinaire

HeroesCon Photos by Contagious Photography

Charlotte Observer

Wilson’s World: Hanging with Super Heroes at HeroesCon 2019 in Uptown Charlotte

WCNC – Heroes Convention in Charlotte all weekend

WCNC – Behind the Scenes at HeroesCon

WCNC – Comic Book Lovers Will Unite

WBTV – Heroes Convention Comes to the Queen City

WBTV – Morning Break Goes To HeroesCon

WBTV – HeroesCon Kick Off

HeroesCon 2019: 3-Day Comic Convention

ISSUE #61: Jenny Frison Video Interview – HeroesCon 2019

HeroesCon 2019: Biggest "Little" Comics Show Is A Treat For Comic Book Fans

But Why Tho Podcast: Pink Lemonade #1

But Why Tho Podcast: Matt Fraction

But Why Tho Podcast: Chris Sims

Captain Comics Review

2019 Heroes Con Dealer Summary




May 16, 2019 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Exhibitors, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, NEWS, Now Read This!


HeroesCon 2019 Will Host THE BEST in Vintage Comics, Original Art, Toys, Apparel…AND MORE!!

Get acquainted with our Exhibitors BEFORE the show!! 

Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find | 1408, 1410, 1412, 1507, 1509, 1511
007 Comix | 612, 711

2nd and Charles | 101, 103
501st Carolina Garrison | Hall B Alcove

A Wave Blue World | C-604, C-703

A. Pennyworth’s Comics | 908, 910
Abari | C-502

AfterShock Comics | C-304

Almost Anything | 403, 405, 407, 409

Altruistic, LLC | 705

Amazing Heroes, LLC | 2112
Amourable Art | 102

AngelSVisionS | 1822, 1921
Anthony’s Comic Book Art | 822,921
Apocalypse Comics | 1620, 1622, 1719
Ask More Comics | 

Atlantis Games & Comics | 1608, 1610

B + C Collectibles | 1609

Basement Books | 710, 712

Basement Comics | 1712, 1811
The Battlegrounds Comics & Games | 605, 607
BCW Comic Supplies | 2321

Bedrock City Comic Co. | 920, 922

Big Lair’s | 1721

Bill’s Books & More | 1805, 1807
Black Dog Collectables | 1812, 1911

Borderlands Comics & Games | 1920, 1922, 2019, 2021
Boxwood Board Design | 1720
Brett’s Comic Pile | 1021
Bug House Comics | 2217
The Bunny Hutch Boutique | 419
Burke Street Comics | 810, 909
Buzz Comics | 1709

Buzzard Brother Comics & Sideboard Games | 404, 503

Cards, Comics & Collectibles | 1418, 1420, 1422, 1517, 1519, 1521
Carolina Comic Book Club | 303

Carolina Renaissance Festival | 108
CBCS – Comic Book Certification Services | 1318, 1320, 1417, 1419

CBLDF – Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | 1322, 1421

CGC – Certified Guaranty Company, LLC | 1018, 1020, 1117, 1119
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library | 219
Cheap Joes Art Stuff | 1109
Chimera Publishing | 2018, 2117

Chocolate Moonshine Co | 118, 217

Chris Foss Rare Comics & Collectables | 706, 805

Charlotte For Choice | 2322
The Comic Bin | 311

Comic Box | 722
Comic Whiz | 1917, 1919 | 1612, 1711
Comic*Pop | 1619
ComicLink | 1312, 1411
Comics Elite | 2307, 2309, 2311

Comics To Astonish Inc | 1810
Conquest Comics | 2105, 2107, 2109
Cornfield Comics | 2218, 2317

Cosplay for Good | 104
Counterculture Collectibles | 609
Dale Roberts Comics | 918, 1017
Dark Moon Cards and Games | 301
Dave & Adams | 622, 721
Dave’s Comics & Cards | 1518, 1520, 1522

David Burns | 818, 820

David Shankle | 917

Diamond Resorts International Marketing, Inc | 2308
Dimension Decals | 2310
Ditko Club | 1019
Drixian Imaginations | C-402, C-501
Earl Shaw’s Comics | 1918, 2017

Eastgate Comics | 610

Epikos Comics, Cards and Games | 1606, 1705
Esskayp Comics | 307, 309

Fandom Metal Works | 519
Fearless Readers | 412
Fine Print Shoppe | 1008, 1107
Forgotten 5 Comics | 2118

Foto von Jenn | 202
Foy’s Toys | 707, 709
Frank’s Cool Stuff | 304, 306
Frankie’s Comics / Trinity Comics Convention Services | 2020, 2022
Geeks OUT | 122
The Geeky Experience | 2203

Gem City Books | 611
Get Some Game | 508, 510, 512
Ghostbusters of North Carolina | C-2
Gingee Girls Art | A-7, A-8
GoCollect, LLC | 1010
Golden Memories | 2104

Gregory Krivac Art | 621
The GRID: Powered by Goodwill | 1904, 2003
Groundbreaking Comics | 2008, 2010
Hair Klaudt | 2318, 2320
Harley Yee Rare Comics | 1007, 1009
Heritage Auctions | 1012, 1111
Hero Initiative | 1022, 1121
Herofied | 2122 | 807, 809
Hometown Comics & Games | 522
Hot Flips | 322, 421
J and J Enterprises | 312
Jason Hamlin | 1512, 1611
Jewelry Brands | 619
JMD Toy Store | 
The Kirby Museum | 110, 112
Kirk Manley – Studio KM | 521
Klingon Assault Group | 120
Knights of the Comic | 2119, 2121
Kosher Nation | 201
Lasik Vision Institute | 1710
Legends Comics and Games | 2221
Mario’s Comics | 811
Mark Scott Comics | 1508, 1607

Marvelous Merchandise | 1906, 1908, 1910
Moving Pictures Comics and Collectibles | 1809
Munchie & Me Face Painting | C-302
The Mystery Shack | A-5, A-6
Mystic Treasures | 2208, 2210, 2212

Needless Toys & Collectibles | 505, 507, 509
New Force Comics | 1718, 1817
Nikelspot Comics | 1621
Outer Rim Toys / Out of the Toy Box | 1617

Painted Visions | 1618, 1717
Park Circle Comics | 812, 911
Past and Present Comics | 1706, 1708
Platypus Builds | 821
Pop Stop | 318, 417
Popculture Playground | 1912, 2011

Popcycled Baubles | 504
POPnBeards | 2204, 2303

The Poster Guy | 2302

Rare Orchard | 719

Rebel Base Comics & Toys | 606, 608
Red Lantern Comic & Toys | 218, 317
Reece’s Rare Comics | 912, 1011
Reynolds Advanced Materials | C-403
The Rich Wyde Comic Book Collection | 720
Richard Fortenberry | 1818
Robert’s Comics & Collectibles | 212

Rocket Comics | 819
Roger Mannon | 1820

Schiele Museum | 1510
Screech Dragon Studios | 422
Smasher’s Comics | 1707
SFP Marketing | C-401

Ssalefish Comics Winston Salem and Greensboro | 717
Starbase Atlanta | A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4
STL Ocarina | 620
Stormcrow Comics | 1722, 1821
Supah! | 2012, 2111
Super Retro Land | 406, 408, 410
Supernatural Rides | C-1
Sure Thing Toys | 2220, 2222
TeeTurtle | 2004, 2103
The Tangled Web | 1804, 1903
Thor Hammer Pull for Ronald McDonald House | Hall C

TNT Comics | 418, 517

Tomorrow’s Treasures | 808, 907
Toy Hunter Tony | 107

Trilogy Comics | 1806, 1808, 1905, 1907
TwoMorrows Publishing | C-602, C-701
Ultimate Comics | 302, 401
Underworld and Beyond LLC | 211
Uniglitter LLC | 221
United Ink Productions South | 2120
United States Army Recruiting – Charlotte, NC | 2306
University of South Carolina Libraries | 708
Unknown Comic | 222, 321
Unstable Unicorns | 603
Updog Comics | 718, 817
Videguy Collectibles | 2005, 2007
Vintage Comics And Toys | 411
WCCB-CW | 1310, 1409
World of Strange | 511
Worldwide Comics | 518, 617
Wulvey’s Customs & Collectibles | 105
Your Favorite T-Shirts | 2106, 2108, 2110, 2205, 2207, 2209
Zenescope Entertainment | C-404, C-503

HeroesCon 2019 Floor Plan FOR REFERENCEBooth #’s Subject To Change



June 09, 2016 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Exhibitors, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, NEWS, Uncategorized

hc-logo exhibitors

HeroesCon 2016 has expanded to 240,000 square feet and will host nearly 200 of the BEST exhibitors in the country! Check them out here in advance, and make plans to visit them all at our 34th Annual Show June 17-19!!




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