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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND!

December 30, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events

Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find
wishes you all a
VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We will be open on Sunday, December 31 from 1pm-6pm,
and on New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1 from 10am-6pm.

We look forward to seeing you all at the Charlotte Mini-Con
on Saturday, February 3 at the Grady Cole Center,
and at the 42nd Anniversary Heroes Convention, June 14-16!

Get your tickets for BOTH shows here!

Celebrate safely, and come see us #UnderTheWaterTower in 2024!

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HEROES IS HEADING TO THE BIG APPLE THIS WEEKEND!

December 12, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, On the Road, Other Events, Out and About

WHERE WILL SHELTON &

HIS HEROES CREW BE NEXT?

Saturday, December 16

10AM-7PM

4TH ANNUAL

BIG APPLE COMIC CON

CHRISTMAS CON

VIP Admission (Get in at 9am): $85.00
General Admission (Get in at 10am): $35.00
Kids 14 & Under: $15.00
Kids 9 & Under: FREE

The Big Apple Comic Con will be held at the:

Wyndham New Yorker Hotel
481 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001

Saturday, December 16 – Big Apple Comic Con
Saturday, January 20 – Spartanburg Comic Con
Saturday, February 3 – Charlotte Mini-Con

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HEROESCON 2024 :: TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

December 05, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: Charlotte Minicon, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, HeroesCon, HeroesCon News, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, This Just In

HeroesCon 2024

First Round Featured Guest Announcements
+ Tickets Available NOW!!

The Heroes Convention will return to the Charlotte Convention Center Father’s Day Weekend, June 14-16, 2024!

As we prepare for 42nd Anniversary Event, we look forward to filling our halls with the BEST and BRIGHTEST Comic Creators and Exhibitors in the Comic’s Industry!

CHECK OUT OUR FIRST ROUND OF FEATURED GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS HERE!

Get your tickets to our 2024 Heroes Convention TODAY!!

This year we are offering multiple options for Advance Tickets:

OPTION 1: ON SALE NOW!

VIP* 3-DAY ADVANCE PASS: $150
(LIMITED TO 500)

**16 and Under Get in FREE with Paying Adult!

VIP* 3-DAY ADVANCE PASS ARE LIMITED TO 500 TICKETS and will include the following:
• 30 Minute Early Entry All Three Days
• 2024 HeroesCon T-Shirt in Size of Their Choosing (S-4X)
• 2024 HeroesCon Commemorative Badge w/Lanyard
• 2024 HeroesCon VIP Wristband
• 2024 HeroesCon Collectible and Reusable Tote Bag
• Exclusive 11″x 17″ HeroesCon 2024 Incentive Print
• Other Potential Exclusive VIP Surprises!

**16 & Under FREE Admissions DO NOT include incentives.
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OPTION 2: ON SALE NOW!

3-DAY ADVANCE PASS: $75

**16 and Under Get in FREE with Paying Adult!

3-DAY ADVANCE PASS will save $25 over 3 individual Day-of ticket purchase, and will be allowed in immediately after VIP* 3-Day Advance Pass holders and before Day-of ticket holders all three days.
Also Includes:
• 2024 HeroesCon Commemorative 3-Day Advance Badge w/Lanyard
• 2024 HeroesCon 3-Day Advance Pass Wristband

**16 & Under FREE Admissions DO NOT include incentives.
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OPTION 3: ON SALE NOW!

SINGLE DAY – ADVANCE TICKETS

FRIDAY ONLY – $35
SATURDAY ONLY – $35
SUNDAY ONLY – $30

**16 and Under Get in FREE with Paying Adult!

SINGLE-DAY PASSES are only good for the selected day purchased.
Single-Day tickets will include a branded, day-specific, medical-grade Tyvek wristband.

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CHARLOTTE MINI-CON

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!

Saturday, February 3 • 11AM-5PM

Attendees 16 years of age and younger get in FREE with a paying adult!

Guest Announcements for the Charlotte Mini-Con coming SOON!!

— THERE IS A $15 PARKING FEE AT THE GRADY COLE CENTER —

Parking fees are not included in ticket purchase

We recommend carpooling, or taking a Lyft or an Uber.
You might also consider taking advantage of the Light Rail CityLynx Gold Line.
There is a walkable stop located at CPCC: See More Info About the Gold Line Here

Tickets will be in the form of a 3/4″ Tyvek, water-proof, hypoallergenic, medical-grade wristband.
You must wear the wristband to be admitted.
Anyone who wishes to leave the show and return,
will need to wear their wristband and go through security again to gain re-entry.
Children 12 and Under may not be required to wear a wristband.

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HEROES IS ON THE ROAD!!

November 14, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, On the Road, Other Events, Out and About, Uncategorized, Vintage Comics

WHERE WILL SHELTON &

HIS HEROES CREW BE NEXT?

Saturday, November 18

11AM-5PM

VA Comicon

VIP Admission (Get in at 10:30am): $20.00
General Admission (Get in at 11am): $12.00
Kids 12 & Under: FREE
Parking: FREE

The VA Comicon will be held at the:

Richmond Raceway
600 E. Laburnum Ave.
Richmond, VA 23222

Sunday, December 3

10AM-4PM

Raleigh Comic Book Show

Admission: FREE
Parking: FREE

The Raleigh Comic Book Show will be held at the:

Hilton Garden Inn – Crabtree Valley
3912 Arrow Dr,
Raleigh, NC

Sunday, December 10

10AM-5PM

Charlotte Comicon logo

Charlotte Comicon

Admission: $5.00
Kids 12 & Under: FREE
Parking: FREE

The Charlotte Comicon will be held at the

EMBASSY SUITES CONCORD *
CHARLOTTE – CONCORD CONVENTION CENTER
5400 John Q Hammons Dr. NW
Concord, NC 28027

Featuring Comics, Toys, Costume Contest and MORE!
We look forward to seeing you in Concord!

Saturday, December 16 – Big Apple Comic Con
Saturday, January 20 – Spartanburg Comic Con
Saturday, February 3 – Charlotte Mini-Con

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CAROLINA CAMERA with WBTV’s John Carter – Exploring Shelton’s Comic Book Collection

November 08, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, Exclusives, Feast Your Eyes, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Interviews, NEWS, Now Read This!, Vintage Comics

WBTV’s Carolina Camera gets behind the scenes with Shelton Drum and his comic collection

WBTV’s John Carter brought his Carolina Camera behind the scenes with Heroes own Shelton Drum to take a peek into Shelton’s vast collection of comic books that spans all generations. Shelton has been collecting comic books since he was 10 years old, and he has no intentions of stopping!

If you are looking for a specific comic, there’s a good chance Shelton might have it, and if you’re looking to SELL a collection of comics (especially from the 1970’s and earlier) there’s a good chance Shelton is looking to BUY them too!

You can stop by our store, Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find located at 417 Pecan Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204 any day of the week (except Thanksgiving and Christmas…we close TWICE a year!), or you can send an email to [email protected] or [email protected] if you have comic collecting questions!

Our MANY THANKS to John Carter and his Carolina Camera for shining a light down the halls of comic-collecting!

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Heroes is a TOYS FOR TOTS Toy Donation Drop-Site until December 7, 2023!!

November 02, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, This Just In, Toys For Tots

Heroes is once again a drop-site
for Toys For Tots donations!

If you would like to donate a New, Unwrapped Toy to the Toys For Tots 2023 Toy Drive, you can bring that toy to our store to place in our donation box until December 7, 2023.

Toys For Tots cannot accept stuffed animals as donations, so please refrain from donating plush items.

If you would like to make a monetary donation to the our Local Chapter of Toys For Tots, you may do so by hitting the button below.

Any donation is appreciated and no gift is too small!
Let’s do our part to ensure that no child goes without a toy this Holiday Season!

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Shelton is heading Hickory Con 3 this Saturday!

September 19, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, On the Road, Other Events, Out and About, This Just In

HEROES HEADS TO

HICKORY CON 3

SEPTEMBER 23, 2023

The Hickory Con 3 will be held at the:

Hickory Metro Convention Center
1960 13th Ave Dr. SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-324-8600

Show Hours:
10am-5pm

ADMISSION:
$5.00 for Adults
$3.00 for children under 13, 3 and under are free!

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ON THE ROAD :: HEROES HEADS TO BALTIMORE COMIC-CON SEPTEMBER 8-10!

September 01, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: DISCUSS, EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, On the Road, Other Events, Out and About

HEROES HEADS TO

BALTIMORE COMIC-CON

SEPTEMBER 8-10!

The Baltimore Comic-Con will be held at the:

Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Show Hours:
Friday: 1pm-7pm
Saturday: 10am-7pm
Sunday: 10am-5pm

Kids 10 and under get in FREE with a paying adult

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HEROES IS ON THE ROAD THIS WEEKEND!

August 23, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: EVENTS, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find, NEWS, Now Read This!, On the Road, Other Events, Out and About, Vintage Comics

THIS WEEKEND!

Shelton and the Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find crew are hitting the road for the
VIRGINIA VINTAGE COMICS AND COLLECTIBLES SHOW

Saturday, August 26

VIRGINIA VINTAGE COMICS AND COLLECTIBLES SHOW
Show Hours: 10AM-4PM
Admission: $3.00
Kids 12 & Under FREE

SALEM CIVIC CENTER
1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem, VA 24153

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Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes – EXTENDED THROUGH JANUARY 1, 2024!

August 18, 2023 By: Karla Southern Category: Comics Industry, DISCUSS, EVENTS, Feast Your Eyes, Looking Ahead, NEWS, Now Read This!, Other Events, Out and About, This Just In

DISCOVERY PLACE SCIENCE

Media Contact: Sarah Wheat | [email protected]

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes

Charlotte Run Extended!

Popular exhibition will be at Discovery Place Science
until January 1, 2024

CHARLOTTE, NC (August 17, 2023) â€“ Discovery Place Science announces that it will extend the run of Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes through the end of the year. The last time to see this popular exhibition before it heads overseas will be New Year’s Day 2024.

“Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes has been our largest and most popular exhibition in years, and we are thrilled to announce its extended run to close out the year,” said Catherine Wilson Horne President & CEO of Discovery Place. “The exhibition has brought many new guests to our Museum, and it’s been wonderful sharing all that Discovery Place Science has to offer with them.”

More than 50,000 tickets to Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes were sold in the initial run of the exhibition, and nearly half of all Museum guests have chosen to upgrade their experience by visiting the exhibition. Guests have arrived from more than 40 states—from nearby South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee all the way to West Coast and even Alaska and Hawaii—to experience one of the most comprehensively sourced and thoroughly researched exhibitions devoted to the Marvel Universe. 

With more than 300 original artifacts, including some of Marvel’s most iconic costumes, props and original art, this exhibition has wowed longtime fans and Marvel novices alike with its visually stunning presentation spanning 12,000 square feet. 

Discovery Place Science will also extend “Marvel After Hours,” on select Friday and Saturday evenings from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. to spotlight Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes and offer flexible viewing hours. 

For more information visit discoveryplace.org

The exhibition tells Marvel’s story in comics, film and other media and commemorates 1939’s seminal Marvel Comics #1—the first-ever appearance of Marvel’s Super Heroes—as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This exhibition has drawn widespread acclaim from audiences and press alike.

“We are beyond thrilled to bring this incredible blockbuster exhibition to our community,” said Catherine Wilson Horne, President & CEO of Discovery Place. “This is Discovery Place Science’s first post-pandemic exhibition of this caliber, and it is a true showstopper. The title speaks for itself, and we can’t wait to welcome fans from Charlotte and beyond to experience Marvel like never before.”

“Our show begins with the origins of the Marvel Universe and moves through to the present day, giving a chance to see some of the rarest and most precious objects from the past 80 years of pop culture history and pointing toward the future with work from some of today’s foremost creators,” says curator Ben Saunders about the exhibition, which is produced by Semmel Exhibitions, Marvel Entertainment, and MoPOP.

Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes traces the story of the company and its influence on visual culture while also uncovering the narratives of individual characters such as Captain America, Spider-Man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Doctor Strange, giving insight into how Marvel has influenced and drawn inspiration from the ever-changing tides of popular culture; tracing how their stories have responded to historical events and addressed wider issues such as gender, race and mental illness; and honoring pioneering creators such as Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko, whose imagination made Marvel into the endlessly expansive fictional universes we know today.

“Marvel transformed the idea of the Super Hero in the 1960s—and beyond—by ratcheting up the visual spectacle, emotional dynamism and philosophical sophistication of the action-adventure comics genre,” says Brian Crosby, head of Marvel Themed Entertainment. “Marvel has always been a reflection of the world outside your own window and one of its most compelling messages has always been that anyone—regardless of race, religion or gender—can be a Super Hero.”

Breathtaking artifacts thrill collectors and casual fans alike, immersive set pieces and interactive installations bring the comic book world to life, and the visual aspects of the exhibition are accompanied by an immersive soundscape created by acclaimed composer Lorne Balfe. Visitors will enjoy the opportunity to travel through the mysterious mirror dimension of Doctor Strange; get up-close glimpses at concept sketches, props, and costumes from Marvel Studios blockbusters; pose for selfies alongside life-size representations of Black Panther, Spider-Man, and other characters; see the original art from some of Marvel’s most notable comics; and even step into Tony Stark’s lab to test the capabilities of the Iron Man armor for themselves.

The exhibition has been curated by an outstanding team that includes three scholars of comics – Benjamin Saunders, Matthew J. Smith and Randy Duncan, all of whom are university professors and experts in their field. Renowned comics writers and editors Annie Nocenti and Danny Fingeroth also contributed their time and knowledge to create a fully-formed picture of the Marvel phenomenon.

About Discovery Place Science
Discovery Place Science is the leading hub for science learning in the Carolinas—dedicated to the exchange of ideas, scientific exploration and creative expression to stimulate innovative problem-solving and learning. The Museum brings relevant, contemporary science to life through groundbreaking exhibitions, interactive educational programming and hands-on activities. Located in Uptown Charlotte at 301 N. Tryon Street, convenient parking is available in the Museum’s parking deck—the Carol Grotnes Belk Complex—at the corner of Sixth and Church streets. For more information about Discovery Place Science, call 704-372-6261, visit discoveryplace.org, or connect with Discovery Place Science on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.

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