Here is a glance at what we will have going on for Charlotte Comicon:
Sunday April 15th–Charlotte Comicon 2018 Spring Show:
Comics and Toys in ONE ROOM: Open 10am-5pm! 21,000 square foot ballroom! Come meet all of our incredibly talented artists and writers, and our special guests! Shop some of the best deals you’ll find on comic books, collectibles, and toys!
Cosplay Stage located in room off main hall: Open 10:30am-5pm
Costume Contest–Registration and Judging will be open on-site from 11am-1:30 sharp-No Exceptions!
Final Voting and Prizes will be awarded at the Cosplay Stage immediately following the final panel at 3:30pm.
For more detailed information on how our contest and judging is formatted, please visit our cosplay page.
Panel Schedule on Main Stage:
10:45am-12:00pm: Dusk Series: Season 2
Ronald Rossmann and the cast of the Dusk Series are back! Come experience a LIVE table read of a lost episode, “Finding Fenton” and Q&Q session with the entire cast and crew of the series. After the panel there will be a Meet and Greet with the cast from 12pm until 2pm at their table. Cast prints by professional photographer, artist, and author Justin Kates, will be available for purchase. Purchase your copy of the Dusk Series Season One DVD and enter for a chance to win a signed screen used hero prop from Season Two.
To learn more about the Dusk Series Visit their Facebook page.
Moderator: Ronald Rossmann, Jr.
12:15pm-1:30pm: Hey Kids! Comics: WHY THE MEDIUM NEEDS TO HOOK THE NEXT GENERATION OF FANS
At one-time, comic books were seen as strictly for children. Over time, a shift occurred. Now, the industry seems to be doing everything it can to gear books for adult audiences only and major publishers are ignoring the youngsters who should be their next generation of fans (and customers). Join our panelists as they discuss the need to make comics more accessible to kids and the steps they are taking to do just that. Moderator: Dan Johnson.
1:45pm: Cosplay Group Photos
Group photo will take place in the hotel lobby at the grand staircase, followed by individual group photos (DC, Marvel, Anime, etc.) Shiftingart Photography will once again be taking photos during our cosplay contest as well as booking private mini-shoots.
2:00pm-2:45pm: Snake Oil Salesmen Improv!
The Charlotte area’s finest improv entertainers have Assembled! Join us for this geek comedy extravaganza! Live and un-scripted, the plot, characters and dialogue of the game, scenes or stories are made up in the moment, with the cast taking suggestions from the audience, or drawing on some other source of inspiration to get started! Laughter guaranteed! This special performance will be suitable for all ages, so come see why their shows sell out! To learn more about Snake Oil Salesmen Improv visit their Facebook page.
2:50pm-3:30pm: Save the Bias for the Fabric! Homemade vs. Store Bought: Cosplay for All!
How do you define a “good cosplay”? Is it the amount of sewing that went into it? The amount of homemade props or armor? Is it source-accurate? Did you have it commissioned? Did you buy it online? Did you buy it at a retailer? Is it pieced together from items purchased at a thrift store? Are you skilled with makeup or do you prefer masks? No matter how inclusive the cosplay community tries to be, it seems that a bias has been growing: “Homemade vs. Store Bought”. This bias is indirectly feeding low-self esteem and lack of confidence, as well as bullying. Outside of specific competition guidelines, nothing should matter beyond your love of the character and the pride you feel representing it. Our OG Charlotte Comicon cosplayers will be breaking down the misconceptions and encouraging costuming for all, no matter the skill or participation level. Moderator: The Clown Prince of Charlotte and Captain Who Cosplay.
Note: Tickets for Charlotte Comicon are $5 and can be purchased at the door, cash only. Please bring exact change where possible to help expedite the admission process. If you purchased a ticket via our website during our online pre-sale, you will need to go to the Will Call table adjacent to our ticket table. Be prepared to provide your name, email address and an ID to claim your tickets. There will be concessions available on site, cash only, provided by the venue. Parking is free. If you are taking photos at our show (amateur, cell phone, or professional) please be courteous, ask permission (especially where minors are concerned), do not block vendor or artist tables, and use our hashtag when sharing them on social media: #charlottecomicon
Thank you! See you at the show!