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Aaron Lindeman Art

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I'm a freelance artist. I write and illustrate comics, create fantasy prop items, and a variety of other works.


Ace Comics

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Reuniting Comic Books with those who love to read them!


Actors Guild of Parkersburg

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The Actors Guild of Parkersburg is YOUR community theater! For over 60 years, the Guild has brought quality amateur theater productions to the MOV, and been an outlet for creative people to get involved, meet new people, and see live entertainment.


Amanda Stone

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I'm a student out here at WVUP and I make wands, bookmarks, and other various crafts in my free time. I've done the last few craft fairs out here, but I think PopCon is more the wand type demographic and would love to give it a try.


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Andy "Shaggy" Korty

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I am an artist, writer, inker, letterer, production, and production. I am creator of The Manor, business manager for Empire Comics Lab, and have titles from other companies as well. Most of my comics are kid friendly, but still plenty of fun for adults.


Argama Witch

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Argama Witch creates many anime styled themed products, from prints, to keychains, to stickers and even pillows. She also has created a few comic books as well, stop by and check it out yourself!


Author Terry W. Ervin II

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I am an author. I mainly write fantasy and science fiction.


Black Dragon Ventures

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Grew up in Parkersburg, went to WVUP, starting making and selling boxes for a local game group and started a business.


Brian Middleton - Colesmith Comics

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I am a comic book creator from Altoona PA. My comic book Wulfborne was just announced by Scout Comics! https://www.comiccrusaders.com/scout-comics-is-proud-to-announce-wulfborne/


Burrito Princess

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I sell handmade pixel fan art for the geek at heart!


C.O. Creations

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A local graphic design & art company that sells prints, paintings, pillows & much more!


Catered Whims

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Everybody likes good food. We not only like it, we love it! We want to share our love of delicious food by serving it to you! We believe that good food shared with friends and family makes those relationships stronger. What better way to do that than to let someone else do the “heavy lifting” while you enjoy the company of your guests. Our food is our passion, we'd like it to be yours.


Chad Strohl

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Independent comic artist and writer from Southeastern Ohio.


Chippies Anime

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Chippies Anime & Manga is a booth found in Rinks Flea Market. Product being sold at Chippies Anime is new and used anime, manga, and other anime related items. The booth is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 9am to 5pm.


Classic Plastics Toy Store

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We are a new/used toy store that offers a quarter arcade, comic books, mobile laser tag rentals, and more!


Comics & Kicks

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We are a small business that sells pop culture items, shoes, and comic book related items.


D&F CRAFTS

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Billy DeLong and Phil Foreman, of Vincent, Ohio, have been in business since 2014. Phil's sister, Tracy, got the ball rolling with the idea to start a craft business, We create handmade and hand-painted items such as super hero paintings, coin banks, binkie bibs and pet items. We have taken our creations to comic cons in Athens, Columbus, Zanesville, Marietta and Parkersburg.


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DiCarlo's Pizza

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Should be located at the sub bar in the dining area as we were last year.


Doug's Dungeon

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Comic books, Funko Pop Vinyl and Mystery Minis, various nerd products.


ElectroMagnetic Press

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ElectroMagnetic Press (EMP) is a comic book publishing company based in West Virginia and New York. Headed up by the team of Larry Morgan, Shane Moore, and Mark Fisher, EMP features flagship B&W titles, The Believer and The Omens, as well as the standalone Empire Comics. The company’s latest release is a 60 + page anthology entitled Miscellania. It features short stories, comics, and pin-ups by West Virginia authors and illustrators.


Erin Duffin

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Author of fantasy books, The Heir of Bluescale, Desma and Silverfang


Fantasyville Productions

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Kelci is a comic artist and publisher of "Thoughtful Dinosaur," "Charlie & Clow," "Johnson & Sir," "Validation," and other minicomics & zines.


Freestyle Komics

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Michael Watson is a comic book artist, writer, and creator for his own imprint Freestyle Komics(FSK) hailing from Cleveland, Oh. He has been working in the comic field since 2005 with Freestyle Komics and several other indie titles. He has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts issued to him from The Columbus College of Art and Design. He also helped to start the first full on comic publication at CCAD. Michael has had an incredible time managing three internship classes from CCAD under his comic imprint and another publisher. He has been known on the comic con circuit for his vast amounts of enthusiasm that is always on display in the classroom as an after school art teacher. He has been published in the Columbus Alive on more than one occasion, and illustrated a cover for the publication as well. During his travels with Wizard World(WW) Comic Con he has won the Drink and Draw and placed second in competition twice while being a featured guest several times and hosting panels to discuss the craft of making comics. Wizard World featured the flagship character, Hotshot on their programs cover for WW Cleveland 2018. Added to the the Rayman Comic Book Hall of Fame, Michael continues to make comic his passion. Even had a short stint with another publishing house but eventually came back to his brand where he is currently Co-publishing with Short Fuse Media, LLC. Speaking at high schools and even The Ohio State University. Michael takes comics as seriously as he loves them. Residing in Columbus, Oh he is leading production of over 50 titles as he was just promoted to Publisher of Short Fuse Media Group. All this while teaching after school classes, the artist for Zulu the web comic featured on Afropunk.com, artist for ScreenBoy and traveling the comic convention trail. Just recently he had his work hung in the Greater Columbus Convention Center of the flagship character of FSK, Hotshot. Michael moonlights as a freelance artist for Upper Deck’s Marvel sketch card division and was published in Lion Forge’s Black Comix Returns Vol Two


Geek Connections

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I sell Funko Pops, Power Rangers, and Marvel Legends from my personal collection.


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Geekhammer.com

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Geekhammer is a multi-platform resource for Pop Culture news, interviews, reviews and commentary. It was created by Prof. Aaron Crites and Mike Powell to build a Pop Culture resource in the Mid-Ohio Valley and beyond. The site focuses on all aspects of Pop Culture including comics, gaming in all forms, technology, cosplay, literature, movies, television, and music just to name a few.


Ghostbusters - West Virginia Division

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The Ghostbusters - WV Division is a cosplay charity group based out of Charleston, WV with members throughout the state that work with the American Heart Association and the Children's Home Society of West Virginia. We work conventions, parades, birthday parties, commercial events, and more to raise funds for our charities and for our yearly toy drive with the Children's Home Society. We're officially licensed through Sony Entertainment's "GhostCorps" franchise association, and we have various inflatables, props, and more to entertain the guests.We had an absolutely wonderful time last year at the convention, and hope to do it again this year too.


Head In The Clouds Studios

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I am an artist that does acrylic painting and linocut prints. I love to do pop culture lino prints with a fan art flair. I will also have a screen printer with me with her original shirts and decals for sale.


J & M's Used Bookstore/ The Industry WV Game Center

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We will be providing our game library to play in the game room, as well as multiple learn to play events.


James Patrick

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James Patrick is a professional comic book writer who's done award-winning work on books like Batman, Harley Quinn, Green Arrow, Star Trek, Angel, Grimm Fairy Tales and more. His creator-owned properties, including Death Comes to Dillinger and Hero Hourly, are critically-acclaimed and have been optioned for film.Along with writing comics, he’s EIC at 21 Pulp, the innovative publisher which has books in comic shops near you and subscription boxes delivered straight to your door. James got his start on Kevin Smith's Movie Poop Shoot, has done work for television and film, and has two awesome twin boys and a blood-Aspartame level of 7.2 from drinking too much Diet Coke.


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Joshua Smith

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Joshua Smith is a local swords and sorcery/fantasy fiction author and graduate of WVUP. His books - the Saga of the Dead Men Walking - have all been well-reviewed on Amazon.com, and he's excited to bring them to WVUP (where he spent far too much time working on short stories and unpublished works between classes).


Kip Creel

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Love to draw superhero comics and enjoy the world of sci-fi.


Luna Kora Designs

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'Luna Kora Designs' displays the creations of 20-year-old, Cheyenne Coffman. Her artwork features fan art of anime, video games, T.V. shows, movies, and original pieces. Cheyenne has been working as a freelance artist for almost two years and decided to leap into the world of conventions. She offers prints, stickers, buttons, handmade charms & various items of her work. Along with her merchandise, she creates pre-orders of brand new merch that you can find on her social media pages as well as her store.


MLCreatives

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I make weighted plushies in a variety of animals (cats, rabbits, axolotl, snakes.) These are really good for people with sensory or anxiety problems


Multi-purpose Design

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I am a freelance Illustrator with a love of pop culture.


Multiverse Comics

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Comics - Collectables - Cosplay, - Gaming. Always buying comics! Weekly events! D&D Adventure League


National Remember our troops campaign

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We are a 501(c) (3) military and veterans charity. We are best known for our "Thank You for Your Service" and "Get Well" postcards that we send to our troops overseas and in the hospital. We do this by setting up postcard signing donation tables at events like yours. Passers-by write their personal notes of support and encouragement on these postcards that go a long way to improve the morale of our troops. Donations at our table help in part to support NROTC’s Veterans Emergency Aid & Assistance Program to help veterans and their families who have fallen on hard times.


Nerd Closet

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Selling out of my personal stash. Figures, comics, toys, Star Wars memorabilia, other collectibles.


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Neva

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My art consists of mainly cartoon-like portraits with lots of bright colors that are often contrasted by my use of ink in both the background and line work. This creates a somewhat whimsical effect that that I have realized is a large part of my signature style.


Outer Rim Praxeum

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The Outer Rim Praxeum Lightsaber School of Fairmont WV is a non-profit organization focused on teaching an interpretation of the 7 Lightsaber forms of the Star Wars Universe. We use a turn-based ‘performance martial art’ to allow competitive duels, while being as entertaining as a choreographed duel.


Perler and Plush

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Local Artist that makes perlers and plush


Premier Productions

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More info coming soon!


Reyes' Games and Movies

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Video games and movies


Runespinner Studios

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Cobalt-Blue has written for Caliber Comics, Combo Magazine, and Atlanta Outworlders (Dragoncon). His works tend to center around fantasy, horror, and scifi with a strong leaning toward superheroes. With over thirty titles under his belt, his Atlantis Unleashed Universe deals with a world where the UN is out of control, and transhumans fight for the right to just survive. The Cadre 5 Universe deals with neohumans on an Earth where the ancient Gods have returned to uplift man to divine status. The Godstone Universe deals with the diminiature heroes known as the Alpha Knights as they adjust to shifting from being teenagers in 1979, to ultrahuman heroes in an alternate modern era with a Federal World Authority where the world's most powerful villains are out to kill them. In a crossover event, these universes were merged last year into the Earth Reforged universe where they battle the forces of a rogue angel hell-bent on seeing any world with super powers or magic destroyed. Finally, his Kindred universe is a young adult paranormal romance series set in Eastern Kentucky. Werecats, dragons, werewolves, vampires, and superheroes abound in his writing. His writing influences include Gene Roddenberry, J. Michael Straczynski, Chris Claremont, and Diane Duane.


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Shawn Langley

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Shawn Langley is a comic illustrator/concept artist from southern Ohio. He is best known for his work on the graphic novel Earthruler and the ongoing comic series Rapid City: Below Zero. He continues to work in comics while also supplying artwork to various authors & publications for covers, interior and concept art, primarily in horror/fantasy fiction.


StarGal Space Jewelry

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StarGal Space Jewelry is the home of the Galaxy Bracelet!


Stephen Hines

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Stephen Hines was spawned, and currently lives, in Ohio. When he’s not infiltrating the system by teaching high school English, he’s holed up in his home writing. So far he’s published one graphic novel (Valedictorian USA: Vol. 1), a young adult novel (Hocus Focus), a short story in a dystopian sci-fi anthology (Das Krakenhaus Publishing) called The End of the World as We Know It, a one-shot surrealist horror comic (Icon-O-Plastic), and has several ongoing comic book series (Valedictorian USA, Crackerstacker, and Zombie Fabulous!). His memoir, Rebirth Defect: My Journey From Catholic Altar Boy to Teen Atheist to Adult Christian Metal Evangelist and Back to Atheism, was released in June of 2017 and will surely alienate the few friends he still has.


Super-Fly Comics & Games

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Super-Fly Comics & Games of Yellow Springs, Ohio, goes to as many conventions as we can reach. We specialize in smatterings of everything. Expect the coolest toys, the tchotchkiest buttons, discount graphic novels, new comics and back issues - THE WORKS! For more info/requests, find us at www.superflycomics.com or at facebook.com/superflycomics or @superflycomics!


Wilson's House of Cosplay

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Providing Cosplay and Prop accessories. Including information, experience, and services.


WPKM 96.3 The Beet

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WPKM 96.3 The Beet is the first community college radio station in West Virginia. We are a student-run station that focuses on providing the community with entertaining and educational radio. The Beet is a free-form eclectic format that offers a wide array of music, news and talk radio.