is the Comics & Toys MonsterCon?
to think of it as the most anticipated "Supernatural, Sci-Fi, Superhero
Show" on the East Coast. The Comics & Toys MonsterCon is a
multi-fandom convention for fans of superheroes, science-fiction,
horror, fantasy, games, anime, and performing arts.
This year, the convention will be a 2-day event at
the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center (www.cabarrusarena.com)
on Oct. 4th & 5th. On Saturday & Sunday, you will find a wide
variety of merchandise from dealers coming from all over the East Coast
& beyond. In addition, you'll be able to meet and get autographs from
our featured guests. There will also be plenty of entertainment
including gaming, trivia contests, costume contests, movie screenings
and much more. On Saturday night, you'll find plenty of music and
merriment at the convention after party (costumes are encouraged).
The Graveyard Boulevard, The Tremors, Psycho Charger and a few other
bands will thrill convention goers with their skele-tunes. Single Cell
Productions will also be providing their own style of madness and
mayhem. All of that is planned and we're just getting started, so if
you're excited about the East Coast's most anticipated "Supernatural,
Sci-Fi, Superhero Show", start spreading the word. Those
interested in attending as a special guest, dealer, entertainer or
volunteer, email us at:
What kind of vendors will be there?
We will have a large variety of vendors.
There will be vendors selling comic books, collectibles, posters,
movies, rare memorabilia, models, games, toys, art and costumes.
Can I come in costume?
Of course, costumes are fun for everyone and are
encouraged. We are also planning a costume contest. Costume
weapons must be non-dangerous. That means no metal weapons
and nothing that shoots a projectile.
Do celebrities charge for autographs?
Most celebrities do charge for autographs, usually
around $20. Many supply a photo or other memorabilia that they'll
autograph for you, but they are also usually willing to sign your own
items. The amount charged for autographs varies by celebrity.
Authors generally sign the book that you buy. Keep in mind that
most promoters, celebrities and authors often rely on autograph and book sales to cover
Can I bring my camera or video recorder?
Yes. Bring your camera. There will be plenty of great photo
opportunities. You can bring your video camera to the show and
record in the dealers room only. PLEASE use courtesy and ask
before taking a picture or filming an individual. Video cameras
are for personal use only. Under no circumstances may any person
or company shoot video footage of the convention or celebrities for
commercial use without getting express written permission from us.
VIDEO RECORDING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED IN ANY AND ALL OF THE SPECIAL
EVENTS AND Q&A SESSIONS.
Do the celebrities charge to have their photograph
taken with you?
This is entirely up to the celebrity. It is very common that if you buy
an autograph from a celebrity they usually will take a photo with you
for free. However some celebrities may charge an additional fee to take
a photo. It again is entirely up to the individual.
Did you have any special guests or celebrities
Yes. We were thrilled to have Peter Mayhew,
Chewbacca from Star Wars, attend last year. In addition, we had
notable comic book personalities such as Ethan Van Sciver, Shane Davis,
Andy Smith, Budd Root and Gary Friedrich (creator of Ghost Rider).
Is this a family friendly event?
Yes. Our dealer room and daytime events are
suitable for kids of all ages. Children under the age of 10 will
be admitted free of charge. However, our after party and nighttime
festivities will be geared more toward the grown-ups. At night,
there will be a concert with several bands along with live performances
by Single Cell Productions. Alcohol will be provided by The
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center.
Will there be an artist alley?
Yes. We proudly support all forms of art.
There will be a special section for comic book artists to promote their
work and do sketches. Some of
the artists sketch for free, but many sell their sketches. It is best to
ask the individual artist first.
Will there be food at the convention?
Yes. The Cabarrus Arena & Events Center will
I'm not a professional dealer but I do have
a collection of items that will probably sell at the convention.
Can I buy a dealer table?
Yes. Tables will be sold on a first come,
first served basis.
Wow, The Comics & Toys MonsterCon sounds exciting.
What can I do to help?
Spreading the word is most important. Tell
all your friends and direct them to our website. If you have a My
Space account, send out some bulletins. Together, we can make the
Comics & Toys MonsterCon one of the most enjoyable and entertaining
Here's a banner that you may
use to help promote the show. We sincerely appreciate your