Heroes Convention - History

History

Shelton Drum had been running an event called the Charlotte Mini-Con, a one-day event held at Eastland Mall (near his comic book store), since 1977, but in 1982 decided to expand the event and rename it the Heroes Convention. The show grew from being a very small trade-show environment to being a true convention, with special guests including George Pérez, Marv Wolfman, and Romeo Tanghal.

The 1984 convention had Stan Lee as its guest of honour, and since then each year of the convention has had an array of famous guests. Joe Quesada has appeared at the convention frequently since 1992, first as an artist, then as editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. Since 1994, the convention has taken place at the Charlotte Convention Center.

The 2012 Heroes Convention — the 30th anniversary show— was held June 22–24 and featured special guest Stan "the Man" Lee.

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