Here is a glance at what we will have going on for Charlotte Comicon:
Saturday August 19th–Unofficial Pre-show Event:
Charlotte Comicon Unofficial Mixer and Karaoke Party at Lucky Lou’s Tavern 5124 Park Rd. Charlotte. 9pm until… Come enjoy some of the best food in Charlotte, shoot some pool, cornhole, enjoy the enclosed patio, and as always THE BEST karaoke in town courtesy of Chubby’s Karaoke and the infamous KJ TRY. This is a great way to meet up with your friends and plan your Comicon shopping adventures! Please Note: This is a 21< mixer.
Sunday August 20th–Charlotte Comicon 2017 Summer 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!
Prizes will be awarded at the Cosplay Stage immediately following the final panel at 3:30pm.
Panel Schedule on Main Stage:
10:45am: Dusk Series: Season 2
Ronald Rossman and the cast of the Dusk Series are back! Join them for the Premiere of the Dusk Series: Season 2 Trailer, followed by a Q&A session and a special performance by the Dusk Series composer.
12:00pm: Marvel Comics: Page to Screen
Dan Johnson returns as moderator of this special Marvel panel to discuss the many adaptations of the MCU. Featuring a Q&A with actors Kent Wagner, Mike Mundy, and Jim Mack McGee (They’ve collectively appeared in films such as Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man, Spiderman: Homecoming, Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2, and more!)
1:15pm: The Walking Dead: Stage to Screen
SuperKerri will act as moderator for this panel featuring actor Tim Parati (TWD’s Dr. Carson) as well as returning favorites, Jeremy Ambler and Lauren Henneberg. They will be discussing skills learned working on non-film productions (taking direction, improvisation, costuming, makeup effects, lighting and set design, stunt work, and so forth), the importance of theater in our communities and schools (hey, it helped King Ezekiel form the Kingdom, right?). And of course, a Q&A about working on The Walking Dead.
2:00pm: The Dark Tower: The Art of Adaptation
Join GMan (WalkerBaitProductions) and TinyYourHost (Monkey Caviar) as they discuss Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series and both its graphic novel and film adaptations. Discussion points also include the latest trend of adapting classic literature into graphic novels, other non-superhero related graphic novels that were adapted to film, representation of comic violence vs. movie violence, and casting choices that rocked fans.
2:50pm: The Psychology of Cosplay
Join our panelists, Kalliste Cosplay, Rachel Star, and SuperKerri, in this discussion about the reasons we need “heroes”; why cosplayers choose to embody specific characters, how we relate to them, how we use cosplay as a means to overcome our own physical, mental, and emotional challenges, and how we can become heroes to others through personal acts of bravery both large and small. [The cosplay contest awards will immediately follow this discussion]
Note: Tickets 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) and use our hashtag when sharing them on social media: #charlottecomicon
Thank you! See you at the show!