The annual event was founded in 1982 and returned for its 40th anniversary.

The skyline of Uptown Charlotte has changed a lot since 1982. Its flagship convention center was not even built until the mid-nineties (it opened in 1995) and the majority of its towers were constructed in the decades since. The Heroes Convention has grown and evolved quite a bit also but has always billed itself as a family friendly event focused on creators.

The 2022 iteration of the Heroes Convention stayed true to that formula and was the first time that the event was held since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was a long-awaited reunion for many of the illustrators, publishers and writers that frequent the convention on an annual basis. Turnout for the event was robust and cosplayers, collectors and families with children were seemingly excited about the return to normalcy under the massive rooftop of the Charlotte Convention Center. Check out the photos and video for highlights from this year’s event.

Cosplayer -> Stormtrooper
Cosplayers ->The Joker and Scarlet Witch
Video Highlights From the 40th Annual Heroes Convention in Uptown Charlotte

HEROES AREN’T HARD TO FIND was established in 1980 by Shelton Drum. Since then Heroes has grown into one of the premier comics specialty shops in the country, with a diverse product line, dynamic store layout, and friendly, family-oriented atmosphere. They are also the organizers of the annual Heroes Convention.

Art Exhibitors at the 2022 Heroes Convention in Charlotte, NC
Cosplayer -> Harley Quinn
Cosplayers -> Deadpool and Lady Deadpool