Heroes Aren’t Hard To Find starts the New Year right! We are proud to announce that the Charlotte Minicon will be Saturday, January 22, 2011 from 11 am to 5 pm. The show will be at the Palmer Building at Fireman’s Hall which is just half a mile from our store. We love having our Minicon at this cozy location and it is well worth the $3 admission price just to come and check out this cool, old building. If you are not familiar with the location, fear not, we will put up signs along 7th St. to help direct you to the event!
Our awesome guest list includes Rich Barrett (Nathan Sorry), Chris Brunner (Boondock Saints, Loose Ends), J. Chris Campbell (Zig Zag), Sanford Greene (1000), Dustin Harbin (Diary Comics #1), Jason Latour (Noche Roja, Scalped, Wolverine), Budd Root (Cavewoman), Bridgit Scheide (Kindle), Andy Smith (X-Men Forever 2) and Chrissie Zullo (Fables #100).
We are also pleased to announce our very special guest Chris Stevens! Stevens popped up on the radar doing illustrations for RPG’s and working with UDON Entertainment on numerous projects. He then made a splash in the world of sequential art with a pair of short stories that appeared in Image’s Popgun 2 and 3 anthology volumes. The shorts evolved into the new series, Skullkickers from Image. Stevens is the cover artist for the series and issue #1 has gone to a 3rd printing (that’s a lot of covers)! Stevens was a very popular guest at HeroesCon 2010, creating this gorgeous Captain America for our annual Art Auction. His work so impressed Adam Hughes that he had to go home with the piece! Special thanks go out to the one and only Patrick Sun for capturing an image of Cap before Hughes snatched it up. Please give Stevens a warm Charlotte welcome when you stop by his table!
In addition to our special guests there will be a room full of dealers from all over the Southeast selling their comic wares. Come by to dig for comics both new and old as well as other comic related items like toys! As a special bonus treat the Charlotte Minicon will feature pony rides (weather permitting)! All you have to do is donate at least $3 to the Latta Plantation Equestrian Center. Funds raised will go to erect a covered area at the center. I can’t think of another convention that can boast that they have pony rides!
We hope to see you Saturday, January 22, 2011 at this incredibly fun, family-friendly event!
January 22, 2011
11 am to 5 pm
Admission is just $3!
Palmer Building at Fireman’s Hall
2601 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204
For this year’s big FCBD event, Richard’s Comics & Collectables hosts:
â€¢ Chrissie Zullo (Cinderella Cover Artist, Star Wars Sketch Cards)
â€¢ Tracy Yardley (Sonic the Hedgehog)
â€¢ Gina Biggs (Red Strings Creator/Artist)
â€¢ Bradd Parton (Gloomy Roomies & Alpha Sketch Cards Creator/Artist)
â€¢ J. Chris Campbell (Local Artist, Zig Zag Creator)
â€¢ Derek & Nikki (Creators of The Ered Adventures)
Guests will be on hand from 11 AM – 7 PM on May 1st. Costumed Characters will also make appearances during the day.
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3 Boys Productions and their acclaimed independent comic, Students of the Unusual, are the guests of Haven Distributors and will be appearing at their Booth 1902!
Artists appearing include J Chris Campbell, writer/publisher Terry Cronin, writer Pat Martin, writer/artist Steven Shea, Visionary comics’ Chuck Sellner and Wrestling comic sensation Headlocked’s creator Mike Kingston.
Stop by and pick up their latest issue which is premiering at Comic-con!
Here’s a sneak peek at the photo-realistic cover of Recalcitrant Jones & the Dead Beats by the incredibly talented Steven Shea!
If you want to see more check out the behind the scenes footage of this already legendary photoshoot!
Students of the Unusual keeps on innovating so you don’t have to!
Tell us you are with CBIA and stop by and say “Howdy!” so we can give you a collectible gift!
Keep on rockin’ there ain’t no stoppin’!
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