PHOTOS: Heroes Comic Convention 2023 in Charlotte, North Carolina

HeroesCon, an annual comic convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, kicked off last weekend. (Photo by Grant Baldwin)

By Staff Reports

June 20, 2023

One of the largest comic conventions in the U.S., HeroesCon draws thousands to Charlotte every year. We checked out the fun at the Charlotte Convention Center.

HeroesCon, one of the largest independent comic conventions in America, kicked off in Charlotte over the weekend.

The convention was founded in 1982 by local comic shop owner Shelton Drum and has grown since then, focusing on costumes, comics, and charities too. This year’s event featured an auction benefitting Parkinson’s research through the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

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Check out the images below. And look for videos from HeroesCon on our TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook pages.

The 2023 Heroes Convention, held at the Charlotte Convention Center. (Photo by Grant Baldwin)
A remote controlled red version of R2-D2 from Star Wars meets some of the younger attendees of the 2023 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC. (Photo by Grant Baldwin)
Along with the opportunity to meet artists, attend panel discussions, and celebrate comics, attendees of the 2023 Heroes Convention have the opportunity to purchase thousands of comic books and other memorabilia from vendors. (Photo by Grant Baldwin)

A catwalk and stage area is provided for those dressed in costumes to show off their hard work for the cameras and other attendees of the 2023 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC. (Photo by Grant Baldwin)
The “Artists Alley” section of the Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC is a space where attendees can meet local, regional, and national comic book illustrators, writers, and creators one-on-one to converse, purchase artwork, and have autographs signed. (Photo by Grant Baldwin)
The “Artists Alley” section of the Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC is a space where attendees can meet local, regional, and national comic book illustrators, writers, and creators one-on-one to converse, purchase artwork, and have autographs signed. (Photo by Grant Baldwin)
Many attendees of the 2023 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC dress in costumes of their favorite characters as they celebrate their love of comics. (Photo by Grant Baldwin)
At the conclusion of Day Two of the Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC custom art work created by independent artists and industry stars is auctioned off going for asking prices as high as $9,000. A portion of the proceeds benefitted Parkinson’s research through the Michael J. Fox Foundation. (Photo by Grant Baldwin)
A variety of panel discussions featuring leaders in the comic industry covering topics from their own work, to the business side of the industry, to issues of inclusion, are available to attend throughout the weekend. Pictured is creative team behind Marvel’s X-Men Excalibur series, featuring Chris Claremont (right) and Alan Davis (left). (Photo by Grant Baldwin)
A catwalk and stage area is provided for those dressed in costumes to show off their hard work for the cameras and other attendees of the 2023 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC. (Photo by Grant Baldwin)
Along with the opportunity to meet artists, attend panel discussions, and celebrate comics, attendees of the 2023 Heroes Convention have opportunity to purchase thousands of comic books and other memorabilia from vendors. (Photo by Grant Baldwin)
Many attendees of the 2023 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC dress in costumes of their favorite characters as they celebrate their love of comics. (Photo by Grant Baldwin)
A catwalk and stage area is provided for those dressed in costumes to show off their hard work for the cameras and other attendees of the 2023 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC. (Photo by Grant Baldwin)
A catwalk and stage area is provided for those dressed in costumes to show off their hard work for the cameras and other attendees of the 2023 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC. (Photo by Grant Baldwin)
Many attendees of the 2023 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC dress in costumes of their favorite characters as they celebrate their love of comics. (Photo by Grant Baldwin)
Many attendees of the 2023 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC dress in costumes of their favorite characters as they celebrate their love of comics. (Photo by Grant Baldwin)
Many attendees of the 2023 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC dress in costumes of their favorite characters as they celebrate their love of comics. (Photo by Grant Baldwin)

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