Saturday, October 29, 2016

10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Edwards Hall, Room 117


New River Community College Comic-Con 2016

The NRCC Comic-Con will be held at New River Community College in Dublin, VA on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The guests and dealers will be in Edwards Hall, Room 117. Exhibitions, displays and demonstrations will be held in the Student Lounge in Martin Hall. Children can wear Halloween costumes and cosplayers are invited to come as their favorite comic book, sci-fi, fantasy or horror characters. Admission is free, so, come for a few hours or the whole day. Interesting panel discussions are scheduled throughout the day. Meet comic book artists/writers and authors of science fiction, fantasy and horror. If you've never been to a comic book convention, here's your chance! The library wants to promote reading, creativity and the fun of comic books. Join in on the fun here in the New River Valley.



Wear Your Costume

*family friendly*


Dan Delby

Astronomical Comics. Author/Artist of over 30 short stories, more than 15 comic books, two graphic novels and an audiodrama to his credit.

Shannon Houff

Author of Summer Sacrifices and From the Files of the Department of the Arcane

Dionysis Metalcult

Metalcult Comix, CDs, T-shirts, moustaches

Jimmy “Boogie Woogie Man” Valiant

Former World Wide Wrestling Federation Pro

Brian “Magnet Man”

Jimmy Valiant’s Facebook page manager, cartoonist

501st Legion/Garrison Tyrannus

International Star Wars Cosplay organization

Gary Kwapisz

Artist on Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian, Civil War Adventure 1 and 2 graphic novels and ERB’s “Pellucidar” online comic strip

Glen Richardson

Comic book creator of “Sgt. Sasquatch”

Jenn DePaola

Artist of Portraits and Pin-Ups; “Star Wars” sketch card set, “Mars Attacks” sketch card set for Topps; Viceroy Card Company and Asylum Studios.

Josh Ginter

Original comics, commissions and art

John Rose

Current artist on King Feature’s comic strip, “Snuffy Smith”

Kim Headlee/Pendragon Cove Press

Author of the Dragon's Dove Chronicle series, Color of Vengence, Liberty, etc.

Crafty Sorceress

Cosplayer, panelist

Kenny Keen

Self-published comics, original artwork, prints and sketch cards

Lee Davis

Comics, books and prints

Geek Chic Art - Joshua Soloway

Prints and paintings

Gamestruck - Zach Wray

Setting up videogames, arcade cabs

Shimmer and Shade Family Cosplay

Cosplay guests

Brian Funk

Comic book writer and toy figure maker


Our local Roanoke channels that bring us Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Supernatural, Vampire Diaries, Gotham, Lucifer and more

Jerry Frech


Ted McKosky

Retired Radford University Theatre Arts and Drama instructor. Ted is also a member of The Burroughs Bibliophiles and has a great knowledge of television and movies.

Stan Galloway

English professor at Bridgewater College- Stan will be representing the Burroughs Bibliophiles, an international organization that celebrates the life and writings of Edgar Rice Burroughs (Tarzan of the Apes, John Carter of Mars, etc.)

Scott McDarmont

A Core instructor at Radford University. Scott will co-host a panel, “30 Years of the Dark Knight and Watchmen” and host of the panel, “The Horror, The Horror- Comic Books, Censorship, and the Comics Code.”

James Monahan

A Core Instructor at Radford University. James will co-host the panel, “30 Years of the Dark Knight and Watchmen”.

Dr. Matt Smith

Director of the Radford University School of Communications and co-author of “Power of Comics- History, Form and Culture”. Matt will co-host the panel, “30 Years of the Dark Knight and Watchmen”.

Micah Acord


Tim Mullins

Host of our “Doctor Strange and Steve Ditko” panel.

Special Media Guest - Jeremy Ambler

Actor featured in The Walking Dead, The Road, Child of God, The Crazies, HBO’s John Adams, The Three Stooges movie, The Dukes of Hazzard movie, American Reunion, Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay and many more.

Special Media Guest -
Bo Keister

Actor in movies and television and has a cable TV show "Hillbilly Horror Show".


Crystal’s Custom Creightions

Crystal Gertz
Voodoo Dolls & Boxes, Zombie Babies, Devil Babies, Witch Potions, Halloween/Horror props and décor, etc.

Hook’in Around

Valerie Gayle
Crochet superheroes, hats, accessories and perler bead art

Dollar Comics

Tim Price
Comic books

Late Night Zero

Nate Lundy
Toys, comics, various collectibles

Roger Mannon

Old comic books, pulps, magazines

Chief’s Comics & Collectibles

Roger and Annette Davis
Comics, action figures and related merchandise

Untamed Worlds

Chris Garbee, Lynchburg, VA.
Comics, toys, games

Stefan’s Moonrise Kingdom

Lance Porter
Coasters & comic-themed art

B & D Comics

Terry Baucom and Diana Fain, Roanoke, VA.
Comics, toys, T-shirts.


Gary Bryant
Comic books, magazines & toys

When Toys Were Fun

Michelle Freshwater
Comic books, vintage toys, action figures and collectibles

Frank’s Cool Stuff

Frank Brevard
Comics, Anime & Anime-related toys, cards & other merchandise

Critical Hit Creations

David Guynn
Perler bead art, crafts, comics, toys & games

When Toys Were Fun

Michelle Freshwater
Comic books, vintage toys, action figures and collectibles

Pixel Freak

Bridget Muncy
Pixelated Nerd Art ( 8-bit inspired) designs primarily made of perler beads, magnets, hair accessories, earrings, paintings, home décor, pins, keychains & more

Rick Fortenberry

Comic Books!!!

Arch Villain Comics

Bradley Stafford
Comics & toys

Vintage Investments

Larry Clevinger II
Comics & toys

Wood ‘N’ Links

Tammy & Elmer Roush
hand-carved pencils, ornaments, canes, walking sticks, steampunk & chainmail jewelry, hand-painted Sci-fi/comic book/steampunk nails

Drunken Trog Studios

Tamara Quinn & Michael Melton
Cosplay armor, jewelry, cosplay accessories, weapons, horns. Foam, no hard-edged weapons

Robert Holley II

Assorted pop culture merchandise, Heroclix

T & Me Crafts

Linda, Taylor and Jerry Stoneking
Popular culture crafts, keychains, lanyards, hair bows, rice bags, pixel art magnets.

Danner’s Comics

Danner Rash
Comics & toy collectibles.


Union Bank

Cumulus Radio

WFXR/WWCW/Virginia First

Martin’s Pharmacy

FATZ café, Dublin, VA