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 2018 are March 15th, August 18-19th (our FIRST EVER 2-day show!) and December 16th. 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 single-day show hours are 10am through 5pm.
Charlotte Comicon is 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 per day. 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 used for the purchase, and printed payment receipt from PayPal (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 online pre-sale. This is to cover fees incurred by using PayPal, similar (but less expensive) than the up-charges posed by movie ticket websites, for example. 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 Media Guest at Charlotte Comicon, simply click on the application link on our website for the specific category you are interested in. Fill out and submit the wait-list application. Submitting an application does not guarantee a space at the show. Our show promoters will contact you back as soon as possible. Returning dealers, vendors, artists, writers, and media guests receive priority. The spaces at our show are in high demand and sell out in advance very fast. It is advisable to contact us well in advance of your preferred show date to ensure your name is added to the wait-list and to discuss the terms associated.
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. 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 adhere to the rules laid out on our Cosplay Policy and Conduct Page. There are rules in place to govern what can and cannot be worn as well as props than can and cannot be brought in, These rules are in compliance with those laid out by our hosting venue, and in some cases state and county ordinances. Failure to adhere to the costume and conduct policy can lead to removal from the convention.
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 accounts and website. 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 Photography Policy page that details the ins and outs of cosplay photography.
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 use our Contact form and someone will get back to you asap! Again, if you are a dealer/vendor/artist seeking to book a table, please use the application forms on those designated pages.