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Monday, June 19, 2017

My Trip To Heroes Con 2017 In Charlotte, NC

Greetings and Salutations friends and fellow travelers!

On Saturday, June 17th, my travels once again took me north to Charlotte, North Carolina for the 2017 Heroes Convention at the Charlotte Convention Center

Heroes Con attracts tens of thousands of comic, movie, and animation fans from across the Carolinas to the Charlotte Convention Center every summer. This was my third visit in a row since 2015. My other two visits to Heroes Con can be seen in previous blog posts HERE and HERE

I-77 north took me right into Charlotte, North Carolina.
The high rises of the city can be seen in the distance.
Welcome to the Queen City, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

After braving Charlotte traffic (literally!) and finding a parking garage a block away from the convention center, I arrived a little after 11:30 AM just after the long lines into the building had finally disappeared and the people waiting in them -- many cosplaying in hot costumes -- had been waiting for as long as an hour. For once I made it inside to the convention itself in less than a few minutes.

The following are the photos that I took of the event, as well as some of the best cosplayers there that were among my favorites. 

Heroes Con 2017 at the Charlotte Convention Center.
Helloooooo Heroes Con 2017!
Classic Marvel characters Hawkeye and Black Cat.
Ricky and Morty cosplayers.
Oh ti-di!
Those are some tall Jawas!
Batman cosplayer looking awesome.
Fantastic Princess Jasmine from
Disney's Aladdin.
Poison Ivy from DC Comic's Batman series.
Yeah those guys creeped me out!
Female Jedi Padawans.
A deadly Sith assassin Star Wars cosplayer.

No-Face from Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away.

Cosplayers gathered for group photos.
Star Butterfly from Disney's Star Vs. The Forces of Evil,
another favorite animated series I enjoy.
One of my favorite cosplayers at Heroes
Con 2017 -- Neil Gaiman's Death.
Rebel pilot from Star Wars.
Its a Wookie!
Imperial Stormtrooper & Snowtrooper
from Star Wars in full regalia.
Starfire and Silkie from Teen Titans.
Yours truly posing with mini-Wonder Woman.
Graphic novel artist Josh Howard, one of my favorites at
Heroes Con 2017.
Belle from Disney's Beauty and
the Beast
, of course.
Deadpool in a banana costume....o-kaaaay.
The creator of Marvel Comic's Deadpool and legend
Mr. Fabian Nicieza.
Love that comic strip!
DC, Marvel, and Nickelodeon Superheores all together.
Totally loved the Danny Phantom cosplayer.
One of my favorite graphic novelists Mr. Mike Maihack signing
a copy of the latest book in his outstanding Cleopatra In Space series.
Female Deadpool, Starlord, and Red Skull
Marvel cosplayers.
Tazerface from Marvel's
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Argh! A pirate matey!
Marvel's X-Men Colossus and Jean Grey with the
Hobgoblin from Spider-Man
The legendary Marvel artist Mr. Frank Brunner.
Mario and Luigi cosplayers.
Sorry guys, but your princess is at another Comic Con.

The man, the myth, the legend: Mr. Bob Camp,
co-creator of Nickelodeon's Ren & Stimpy Show.
A Death Trooper from the Star Wars cannon.
Character from Steven Universe.
Another outstanding Star Wars Rebels cosplayer:
Captain Rex (CT-7567), formerly of the 501st
Clone Trooper Battalion Grand Army of the
Republic during the Clone Wars.
A cute Princess Leia Organa from Star Wars.
Princess Tiana from Disney's Princes and the Frog.
Black Manta and Aquaman cosplayers.
The Green Ranger from Power Rangers.
A Scout Trooper from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.
Android 17, Saiyaman/Gohan, Super Saiyan Goku, and
Android 18 from Dragon Ball Z - one of this blogger's top
10 favorite anime series of all time.
Groot from Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy.
Amazing Princess Zelda costume.
An outstanding Wonder Woman cosplayer
looking completely badass.
Zoinks! It's the Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo.
Velma, Daphne, Shaggy, and Scooby....wait, where's Fred?
Slave Leia costume from Star Wars Episode VI:
Return of the Jedi.
Kirito from Sword Art Online - another great
anime series this blogger loves.
Harley Quinn & Joker from DC Comic's Batman.
Tank Girl with Colonel Sanders....huh?
The famous DeLorean time machine from Back To The Future.
The famous 501st Legion "Vader's Fist" Star Wars cosplayers.
Clone Trooper of the Grand Army of the Republic
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
This is not the droid I'm looking for.
naDev tlhlnganpu' tu'lu'! (Those of you who know Klingon will understand)
An awesome female Klingon warrior cosplayer.
Batman from Lego Batman.
Luke Skywalker cosplayer.
Outstanding Raven cosplayer from
DC Comic's Teen Titans.
An equally outstanding Beastboy also from
DC Comic's Teen Titans.
A funny take on one of my favorite anime series
combined with a favorite classic sci-fi horror flick.
Marvel's Captain America and Storm from X-Men.
Evil-Lyn & Skeletor from He-man and the Masters of the Universe,
a personal childhood favorite.
Deadpool Vs Jason....hey that would be a good
Lilo cosplayer with Stitch from
Disney's Lilo & Stitch.
Sabine Wren cosplayer from Star Wars Rebels.
DC Comic's Wonder Woman and Supergirl
with Zuko from Nickelodeon's Avatar The Last Airbender,
my top favorite cosplayer.

Well there you have it friends and fellow travelers, another trip of Heroes Con in the can. I did have a good time and managed to get a few good autographs -- though sadly I ran low on funds before I could get Bob Camp's signature (ARGH!!!). Oh well, he may show up at next year's con....hopefully. 

Once again I hope y'all enjoyed taking this journey with me, and as always have a wonderful Dixie day and safe travels now, y'all hear?