Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Charlotte Minicon!!

Hey folks, I spent the day in Charlotte, NC, cozying up inside the historic Palmer Building at Fireman’s Hall (which is just half a mile from the host store, Heroes Aren't Hard To Find) for the Charlotte Minicon. For the admission price of just $3, not only did the large (huge) crowd get to check out this cool, old building; you also got to hang with special guests including Rich Barrett, Chris Brunner, J. Chris Campbell, Sanford Greene, Dustin Harbin, Jason Latour, Budd Root, Bridgit Scheide, Andy Smith and Chrissie Zullo. Scoring a sketch from one of these talented artists was only part of the fun. There was a room full of dealers from all over the Southeast selling their comic wares.

As a special bonus treat, the Charlotte Mini-Con featured pony rides for the kids for an additional small donation to the Latta Plantation Equestrian Center. All funds raised will go to erect a covered area at the center. There is probably not another convention that can boast that they had pony rides!

It's always fun to attend Shelton Drum's events along with my brother David and our buddy, Burt Dellinger.

Thanks to Dave Shankle, I picked up the classic treasures (pictured; above), plus a nice stack of Crossgen books from another dealer for $1 each.


Mykal Banta said...

Chuck: Please post The Fighting Yank ASAP!

Chuck Wells said...

I'm sure that you are most interested in the Al Hartley and Jack Bradbury humor strips from that issue, Mykal

Shawn Daughhetee said...

Thanks for the kind words Chuck! We are glad you stopped by!

Chuck Wells said...

Thanks, Shawn!!

Mike D. said...

I actually owned a copy of that particular Fighting Yank issue with the Schomberg cover.