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

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HEALTH & SAFETY MEASURES:

We hope you are all as excited as we are for the Heroes Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con coming up this November 6-7!

After much consideration, paying close attention to state and local guidelines, and in an effort to make our event safe and enjoyable for everyone in attendance, we will be requiring masks, and proof of an authorized Covid-19 vaccination, or a valid negative test result within 72 hours of entry.

Kid-Hero-with-MaskThis includes all ticket holders, vendors, artists, and staff. This will be checked on both days of the convention, and during vendor set up on Friday, November 5. Those who cannot produce either a proof of vaccination or a negative test result will not be allowed entry to the show.

Heroes will also require all convention attendees to wear a visible mask that covers the nose and mouth while inside the premises of the Charlotte Convention Center. (Costumed attendees must also wear a visible protective mask covering the nose and mouth.) This is in accordance with the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners directive placed on 8/31/2021, which requires that masks be worn by all individuals indoors. This covers all areas of the convention center, including the entrances, concourses, convention halls, and loading docks during the event, as well as hours of set up and break down.

We ask that all attendees continue to be mindful of social distancing during this event. It is important to note that we will follow any and all updates to local Covid policies. Any updates in our policy will be immediately posted to our website and social media.

We appreciate your understanding, and look forward to a great Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con, and things getting back to normal as we head toward the 40th Anniversary of the Heroes Convention June 24-26, 2022.

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Saturday, November 6: 10AM-6PM

and

Sunday, November 7: 10AM-4PM

This show will feature 80,000 Sq Ft of the BEST COMIC BOOK DEALERS in the country, as well as a curated Artist Alley hosting some of the industry’s greatest!

This event will be a Comic-Book Collector’s DREAM!! A room FILLED with comic books from every generation of the medium!

This show is a “GIANT-SIZE” version of our long-running CHARLOTTE MINI-CON, and we will not be hosting panels or additional programming during this event. We will return with incredible panels and additional programming for the 40th Anniversary Heroes Convention, returning next June 2022.

The GIANT-SIZE CHARLOTTE MINI-CON is all about the COMIC-BOOKS! We hope you will join us for this GIANT-SIZE “old-school” Comic-Convention!

 

TICKETS:

There are TWO TICKET OPTIONS for the Giant-Size Charlotte Mini-Con:

$10.00* – SATURDAY 
(includes BONUS SUNDAY admission!)

$5.00* – SUNDAY ONLY

KIDS 18 & UNDER = FREE (must register for ticket)

*Tickets are non-refundable

 

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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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