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
Chris Claremont signs at Jim Hanley’s Universe in New York City on Wednesday, June 2!
I think it goes without saying that writer Chris Claremont is one of the most significant comic creators of his or any generation – indeed, his groundbreaking decades-long work with the X-books in the Marvel Universe have had a profound influence on not just superhero comics, but on pop culture itself! It is our great honor to announce that Chris Claremont will be returning to Jim Hanley’s Universe in New York City to sign on Wednesday, June 2 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm!
June 2 marks the release of Giant-Size X-Men Forever #1, Claremont’s continued exploration of his X-Men Forever mythos!
(opposite The Empire State Building)
Chris Claremont signs on Thursday 20 May 6:00 – 7:00pm
Comic legend CHRIS CLAREMONT will be signing X-MEN: FOREVER Vol. 1 and 2 at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JR on Thursday 20th May 6 – 7pm.
Something big has surfaced in South America – an enemy the battered X-Men will have to face head-on! Kitty, Jean Gray, Beast, Nightcrawler and Rogue join S.H.I.E.L.D. leader Nick Fury on an investigation into mysterious occurrences deep in the jungle. While investigating a familiar enemy, Fury recalls a mission from his past, when he served with an old friend, a Canadian soldier named Logan.
During his 17 years as X-Men writer, Chris Claremont wrote or co-wrote many classic X-Men stories, such as “The Dark Phoenix Saga” and “Days of Future Past.” The second X-Men film was loosely based on his X-Men graphic novel God Loves, Man Kills. Claremont created numerous important X-Men characters, including Rogue, Psylocke, Shadowcat, Phoenix, Mystique, Lady Mastermind, Emma Frost, Sabretooth, Multiple Man, Captain Britain, Mister Sinister, and Gambit.
Tom Grummett (X-Men Forever) signs at 8th St Comics on Free Comic Book Day (May 1st).
8th Street Books & Comics, 1006 8th Street East, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7H 0R9