This year's featured guest is Cliff Chang. Cliff's foray into DC's New 52 with Wonder Woman has been beautiful. I find the story interesting, but it is Cliff's art that brings me back each month. His body of work is quite vast and includes loads of pretty ladies. In addition to being a great artist, Cliff is also a super nice guy. Not only does the Mini-Con present you with the opportunity to meet him, but you can also pick up an awesome print of the image on the left and have Cliff sign it while you're there. This 16 x 24 silk screened print is available for only $10 the day of the show.
Cliff's not the only great creator who will be in attendance. A couple of our local favorites will be there. Rich Barrett, Dusty Harbin, Jason Latour, Eraklis "Herc" Petmezas, Heroes' own Bridgit Scheide, Andy Smith, and Budd Root. The South Carolina contingent includes J. Chris Campbell and Sanford Greene.
If all of those great artists aren't enough there is a building full of vendors with great deals on comics from all Ages, trade paperbacks and hardcovers. There's so much to choose from!
The location of the Mini-Con is the Palmer Building at Fireman's Hall which is a very neat old building. It features hardwood floors, molding and lots of cool architectural details. It's great place full of characters which makes it perfect for all the comic characters that will be bursting from short and long boxes for your purchasing pleasure. The Palmer Building is also conveniently located just down the street from Heroes which will be open the normal Sunday hours from 1pm-6pm, and possibly even earlier.
If you're visiting from elsewhere and looking for somewhere to pick up lunch and/or dinner, there are a number of yummy local places nearby. Unfortunately, Lupie's (which is right across the street) is closed on Sundays. A short trip over to Central Avenue gives you two great choices for brunch: Zada Jane's and Bistro la Bon. If you're looking for something lighter, just one shop over from Heroes is Crisp which features salads and sandwiches. If a sweet treat or a fresh baked cheese biscuit is more your thing, then Sun Flour Bakery is the place for you. Sun Flour also serves sandwiches, coffee, and ice cream. On the other hand if diner food is what you're seeking, then The Diamond is a must.
The Charlotte Mini-Con takes place January 22, 2012 from 11am-5pm. The Palmer Building at Fireman's Hall is located at 2601 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204. Admission is only $3! Hope to see you there!