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Heroes Convention

Category: Arts & Culture, Recreation
Award: Best Festival-2013, Best Geek Event-2014
Year Won: 2013, 2014
Pick: Editor's Pick

Shelton Drum’s comic shop in Elizabeth, Heroes Aren’t Hard to Find, has filled the city’s nerdy niche for 34 years. In 1982, Drum took his small-scale convention, Charlotte Mini-Con, and transformed it into HeroesCon, a city institution that now brings thousands of fans from across the country. Every year, high-profile comic creators, retailers, fanboys, and cape-clad cosplayers pack the Charlotte Convention Center.