Charlotte Comicon is a single-day show that is held three times per year, typically in the Spring, late Summer, and early Winter. Our show dates for 2017 are March 12th, August 20th and December 17th. Our main focus is on the artists, writers, and creative forces behind comics, while supporting local comic and toy shop vendors. We have over 21,000 square feet of merchandise, comics, toys, collectibles, rare finds, unique art, cosplay stage, and numerous panels. There's something for everyone!
Charlotte Comicon hours are 10am through 5pm.
Charlotte Comicon is being held at the Charlotte/Concord Convention Center at Embassy Suites 5400 John Q. Hammond Dr NW, Concord, NC 28027. Parking is free. There is a restaurant in the hotel as well as many others in the surrounding area.
Admission to Charlotte Comicon is just $5. Children ages 12 and under are Free. Tickets (admission bracelets) can be purchased at the door CASH ONLY, or for a limited time via our website's pre-sale during the weeks leading up to each show.
No physical tickets will be sent to you. You will need to bring your ID, email address, and printed payment receipt (if available) to our Will Call counter on the day of the show. Your information will be verified and your bracelets issued to you!
There is a $1 convenience charge added to the ticket price when purchased during our pre-sale. This is to cover fees incurred by using PayPal. However, it still beats waiting in line for extended periods of time to pay cash at the door.
Tickets are non-refundable.
For those wishing to be a Vendor, Artist or Guest at Charlotte Comicon, the most direct way to contact our promoters is to send an inbox message on our Facebook page and Dave or Rick will get back to you as quickly as possible. The spaces at our show sell out very fast. It is advisable to contact us well in advance of your preferred show date to discuss the terms and make arrangements.
Yes! Charlotte Comicon's cosplay element has grown exponentially in recent years. We pride ourselves for running our contest with a 'personal' approach. We have multiple divisions to compete in for all ages. Registration takes place ON SITE from 11am-1:30pm (No Exceptions), during which time contestants get one-on-one time with their judge. This gives every contestant the opportunity to shine, to show off their hard work, to discuss why they chose their character, to tell their personal story, and to get tips from a professional cosplayer. We want everyone to feel important! Finalists are announced and prizes are awarded at 3:30pm. Complete details about the divisions and judging process, along with a time schedule, can be found on our website's Cosplay page.
Yes. All attendees at Charlotte Comicon must understand that NO functional weapons are permitted. Simulated bladed weapons should be properly secured. Simulated guns should be orange/safety tipped. All props and weapons are subject to inspection and it is the discretion of both Charlotte Comicon and our host hotel/venue to decide what is appropriate and what is not. Safety is our top concern. If a prop is deemed inappropriate, you will be asked to secure it in your vehicle. Also, we are a family-friendly show and reserve the right to turn away anyone whose costume is indecent, lewd, or otherwise inappropriate. Details are on our Cosplay page on our website.
Don't be nervous. As they say, cosplay is for EVERY body. Expressing your love for a particular fandom through costuming should be fun. Focus on the 'play' in cosplay. Charlotte Comicon does not discriminate against cosplayers (or anyone) based on age, weight, gender, race, religion, etc. And, Charlotte Comicon does not tolerate bullying of any kind. Just because someone is dressed up it does not give others the consent to harass them in any manner. Our cosplayers are family and we will take care of them as such.
Absolutely! We have an official photographer that will be taking pictures throughout the day for use on our social media and websites. However, other photographers are welcome to take photos. We require that photographers (whether professional or amateur) ask permission from their subject/s before taking their photo. Be courteous. Be mindful of your surroundings. Do not block any aisles or doorways. Be patient. Be respectful. Get parental or guardian permission before taking pictures of minors. Be tasteful. It is a family show, so lewd and suggestive photos are ill-advised. If you have business cards, bring them to hand out to those you take photos of (maybe they'll book a session with you). And don't forget to hashtag your photos #CharlotteComicon when posting online. We have a Photography Do's and Dont's article on our News Blog with more tips.
If you wish to cover one of our events, please use our Contact form and someone will be in touch with you. Submitting the contact form does NOT guarantee passes. Media passes are granted on a case by case basis.
If you need additional information and haven't been able to find it on our website or Facebook page, please feel free to either use our Contact form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will get back to you asap! Again, if you are a dealer/vendor/artist seeking to book a table, please contact Rick or Dave via our Facebook page.