A.C.E. Is Proud To

Annouce Our 2015 Vendors: 

Acme Comics

Acme Comics is an Eisner-nominated comic book store, as well the oldest and largest comic specialty shop in Greensboro, NC!

Baby Rabiez

Pernicious purveyors of apparel, accessories, trinkets and knick-knacks for the discerning devotee of all things tattoo, horror, comic, anime, rockabilly and everything in between…

BB Collectibles

Vintage and modern toys and collectibles.

Blast From The Past Toys

Borderlands Comics and Games

Borderlands is Greenville NC’s premier comic book and game shop, bringing the best in graphic literature and tabletop adventure gaming to the region for nearly three decades.

Comic Envy

Asheville’s foremost family comic store! Comic Envy will be bringing the Asheville Comic Expo to our fantastic attendees for a fourth year in a row, we hope to see you there!

Cool World

Collectible and vintage toys, comics, art, and one-of-a kind pop culture artifacts

 David Shankle

Gold and Silver Age Bargain Comics

Dimension Decals

Dimension Decals is a company started almost two years ago to provide
the fans a visual stamp that they could have to show their pride in whatever passion
they have!

Fanboy Glass

Custom etched glassware and Magic the Gathering sealed product and singles


Selling hand made video game and anime themed items. Such as Jewelry (earrings, belly rings, necklaces, and etc). We also make T-shirts, baby clothes and more!


The next evolution in hats is here! Comfy handmade fleece hats with unique designs for every style!

Haywood Comics

Heroes and Dragons

Heroes & Dragons is the largest comics and pop culture store in the South and one of the largest anywhere in the world. The Comic Department carries a full line of back-issue comics and graphic novels!

Hugs and Gun

Shirt to fit your fandom! Designers of custom apparel based on comic books, movies, tv shows, and video games. Offers a full line of custom t-shirts along with hundreds of vinyl decals. Owners Vincent and Lisa have been traveling the convention circuit for 4 years selling their unique creations throughout the Midwest, mid-Atlantic, New England, and the South.

Ian Leino Graphic Design

As an independent graphic artist, I’ve worked with a broad range of regional and national clients on a host of projects including identity, packaging, print and apparel design.

Key Comics

 Great selection of key issues and first appearance comic books from silver age to present.

Kitty In The Box

Kitty in the Box is a premiere source for Fandom collectibles in North Carolina. We bring the latest figures along with vintage products and are always looking for exclusives for our customers.  Right now we are the exclusive North American seller of handmade items and original artwork from award-winning Filipino comic book artist Omeng!
Whether your fandom is Anime, Comics, Sci-Fi or any other sort of geekery; Kitty in the Box has something for you!

Looperone Comics

Comics – raw & graded (silver – modern) graphic novels, statues, toys. Accepting cash, credit, and PayPal payments.

Munchie and Me Facepainting

Fun and nerdy face-painting for the whole family! Available for birthdays and all sorts of special events!

Nickelspot Comics

Nostalgic Punk

Orbit DVD

Orange Ribbon Collectibles

Specializing in hard to find toys and collectibles as well as prints.

Outer Rim Toys – Out of the Toy Box Jewelry

Selling toys, collectibles, original jewelry and comic art as well as an original line of jewelry from Out Of The Toy Box Jewelry!

Pastimes Comics and Games

Super heroes, villains, cartoon characters, or if you just happen to work on the Deathstar – Pastimes in Asheville has what you’re looking for!

The Deck Box

At The Deck Box, our mission from Day 1 has been to be the kind of game store we wanted to see, one where Basic Lands and Standard Commons are free, one with an passion for stocking older Magic Cards (and packs!), one with genuinely reasonable prices that won’t prevent the Water Bill from getting paid (we hope…). These things and so much more are what makes us what we are, and every day we strive to live up to our motto, redefining the Gaming experience for everyone!!

The Retro Gamer

The Retro Gamer is a locally owned retail store in downtown Canton, North Carolina. Located at 87 Main St, The Retro Gamer is a stop that you can buy or sell for your video game collection. When you walk into our store you will be able to choose vintage game consoles, modern game consoles or handheld games ( Game Boy or Nintendo DS Series).
With our available games you can walk right home and enjoy them! We have a great selection of video game controllers, power cords, DPad, Joysticks, game console memory cards and headphones. Our inventories of games are clean, working and at a very fair price; most are priced below market value. We are successful at giving our customers an affordable way to to enjoy video games. Our inventory is constantly changing; but if there is a video game we do not have, we can special order it for you.
And for those that would like the true retro video game experience, we offer full size multi cade machines. You get 60 of the classic 80’s games! The machines have a one year warranty and can be coin op or free play.

Rick Fortenberry

Selling vintage comics. Gold, 50s, Silver and Bronze Age. Plus all the latest new hot comics.

Steam and Steel Apparel

Steampunk and fantasy apparel, replica weapons, and unique accessories.

Tillman Heavy Enterprises

T.H.E. is your oldest local vintage toy store. Mobile location appearing at all your favorite conventions and gatherings. Buy/Sell/Trade!

Tokyo Toybox

Based in Asheville, North Carolina, our focus is on providing 100% licensed anime, video game, and pop culture merchandise to our customers.  We strive to provide excellent customer service and a wide range of products for every fan!

U Kola Bag

A handsfree bag inspired by koala bears.  stylish, carefree, and extremely handy!

Wham Bam Customs

We make custom tees, bags and accessories

Wyvern’s Tale

Purveyors of Games Fine & Sundry, Wyvern’s Tale is Asheville’s Friendly Local Gaming Store!


All things pop culture! Specializing in Funko Pops, collectibles, games, and comics.


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