The NRCC Comic-Con will be held at New River Community College in Dublin, VA on Saturday, October 27, 2018 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 $2 for ages 13 or older, 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.
An author of poetry and short fiction, Guy has also written “Kwanzaa Handbook” and “The Kwanzaa Kids Learn the Seven Principles”, “Rife Powers, and Other Too Tall Tales”,and “Living Just A little”. He is headwriter for the “Brotherman: Dictator of Discipline” comicbook series, companion novellas, “The Cold Hard Cases of Duke Denim” 1-5 and the graphic novel, “Brother Revelation”, with his illustrator brother, Dawud Anyabwile. Guy also wrote the graphic novel adaptation of Walter Dean Myers’ award winning youth novel, “Monster”, for Harper-Collins. www.guysims.com
Writer/Artist on King Feature’s comic strip, “SNUFFY SMITH”. Bodacious!!!
Editor-in chief of TwoMorrow’s Eisner Award-nominated BACK ISSUE magazine, and the new “Retro Fan” magazines, has worked as a writer or editor for Nike, Toys R Us, The Microsoft Network, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Marvel Comics, Comico the Comic Company, Warner Bros. Worldwide Publishing, Bowen Designs, Arcadia Publishing, and others. An Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide advisor, Michael has written or co-written over a dozen books about comic book and regional history. His latest book is HERO-A-GO-GO: CAMPY COMIC BOOKS, CRIMEFIGHTERS, AND CULTURE OF THE SWINGING SIXTIES, published in April 2017 by TwoMorrows. Michael will host a panel in 2018 on “80 Years of Superman”.
Gary is an artist/writer/colorist who has worked for DC, Marvel and other comic book companies. He is well known for his work on Marvel’s, CONAN THE BARBARIAN and THE PUNISHER. He and writer, Chuck Dixon, have self-published the graphic novels, CIVIL WAR ADVENTURE 1 & 2.
Jimmy is a former wrestler with the World Wide Wrestling Federation. SUPER NICE GUY!!!
Magnet Man takes care of Jimmy Valiant’s website and is a cartoonist. Lil’ M, son of Magnet Man, will also be in attendance.
Professor of English at Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, VA. Stan is also a member of the international fan group, The Burroughs Bibliophiles, who promote the life and writings of Edgar Rice Burroughs (Tarzan of the Apes, John Carter of Mars, etc.) Stan is also author of THE TEENAGE TARZAN, a look at ERB’s JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN. If you want to talk poetry, Stan is the Man.
International Star Wars Cosplay organization. They aren’t really evil, as they do a lot of community service and help charities. Their discussion panel is always packed.
Author of SPRING BLESSINGS (From the Files of the Dept. of the Arcane) and SUMMER SACRIFICES (From the Files of the Dept. of the Arcane).
Artist/writer/creator of his self-published comic book, SGT. SASQUATCH. Look for SGT. SASQUATCH standing in front of Glen’s tables.
This is your chance to get a 2018 membership and miscellaneous related convention merchandise for this Roanoke Science Fiction/Fantasy convention. Their next convention will be held February 23-25, 2018.
Crystal is an author and will be selling her books and coloring books.
Arcade games you can play at no cost to you.
Pixelated nerd art for your eyes.
Richard has been illustrating comics professionally for more than 25 years, having illustrated runs on Doom Patrol, Sensational Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, Batman ’66 and many more. He continues to work on his creator-owned title- Annie Ammo. He is also a concept artist for Red Storm Entertainment, most recently helping to develop Tom Clancey’s The Division. Visit Richard at his table to get comics autographed or buy some original art.
The Director of Communication Studies at Radford University- Matt will host a panel on “Marvel Origins: Jack Kirby and the Technology of Imagination”. This is Jack Kirby’s 100th anniversary year. If you do not know who Jack Kirby is, you need to attend this panel. Matt will also interview one of our special guests, Richard Case.
Mike is a portrait artist and has been working on some great color pencil drawings of some of our favorite superheroes from the movies. He will be selling original art at his table.
Flippy the dachshund now stars in a comic book created by Dionysis Metalcult( Music, comics, mustache). Flippy will be at a table assisted by DM, who will be selling comics, posters, buttons, toys, pulp magazines, vintage and unique items.
Jerry Frech is an artist and Star Wars enthusiast. He will have original art for sale at his table.
Troy Black and his family will come with nuclear proton packs ready for any pesky ghosts at New River Community College. They love to pose for photos!
Daniel will have books and posters for sale.
He will have his self-published comics, prints and toys for sale.
Josh will be selling his self-published comics and art.
Editor of “The Burroughs Bulletin” magazine and “The Gridley Wave” newletter for the Burroughs Bibliophiles, an international organization of fans who enjoy and promote the writings of Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan if the Apes and John Carter of Mars.
Author of “A Soldier of Poloda: Further Adventures Beyond the Farthest Star” and “Untamed Pellucidar”. Both of these books are authorized sequels to books written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan of the Apes.
Selling plush, wallets, keychains and accessories.
This is where you can find Halloween/Horror décor and small props.
A food truck that sells hamburgers, hotdogs, barbeque, French fries, etc.
Brooke and Brandon Warden
Mugs, tumblers, signs, car decals, Mickey ears and jewelry.
handmade blankets and fandom crafts collectibles.
Pixel Bead art, Comics, Toys, Crochet Plush Pokemon, MTG cards and collectibles.
Toys, comics, card games, collectibles.
Tammy and Elmer Roush
Hand-carved walking sticks, canes, pencils, ornaments, chain maille jewelry, steampunk jewelry, etc.
Cajun Mac & Cheese.
Tamara Quinn and Mike Melton
Foam armor, prop weapons, jewelry, polymer collectibles, “fan Collectibles”.
Comic art and coasters.
Mugs, tumblers, signs, car decals, Mickey ears, jewelry.
Anime and Asian DVDs; gaming and trading card packs; comics and related merchandise.
Crochet geekery; dolls. gloves, scarves.
Chris will have lots of comics, toys and books.
Roger and Annette Davis
You will find comics and related toys, figures and misc. collectibles at Roger’s and Annette’s tables.
Denise will be selling crochet amigurumi.
Toys and comics brought in by some knucklehead.
Videogames, old and new: Nintendo, Sega, Microsoft, Sony & video game memorabilia.
Terry Baucom and Diana Fain
They will have comics, action figures and graphic novels.
Michelle Freshwater and Alan Hipes
Vintage and collectible toys, comic books and vintage ephemera.
Comics and a few toys.
Rick will have great comic books for sale.
Lots and lots of comic books for sale.
Larry Clevinger II
Check out Larry’s comic books and toys.
Comic books and collectibles can be found at Roger’s tables.