Saturday, October 26, 2019

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


New River Community College Comic-Con 2019

The NRCC Comic-Con will be held at New River Community College in Dublin, VA on Saturday, October 26, 2019 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*



Guy A. Sims

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.

John Rose

Writer/Artist on King Feature’s comic strip, “SNUFFY SMITH”. Bodacious!!!This is the 100th Anniversary year for “Barney Google and Snuffy Smith”. John will be hosting his “Chalk Talk” panel about this special event!

Mike Allen

Many of you know Mike as the writer of the Arts & Extras column for the Roanoke Times, but, did you know he has been publishing MYTHIC DELERIUM, a magazine of science fiction and fantasy poetry and art for 25 years. He has also published genre books of other authors. Aman of many talents. He will have books to sell.

Chris Barcomb

Chris is the creator of an all-ages comic book, “ The Amazing Adventure of Superior Sam” and will be selling them at his table.

Jimmy “The Boogie Woogie Man” Valiant

Jimmy is a former wrestler with the World Wide Wrestling Federation. SUPER NICE GUY!!!

Brien “Magnet Man” Powell

Magnet Man takes care of Jimmy Valiant’s website and is a cartoonist. Lil’ M, son of Magnet Man, will also be in attendance.

Stanley Galloway

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.

501st LEGION

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.

Shannon Houff

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).

Steve Mannion

Steve is the creator of “Fearless Dawn” and the artist on comic books, “Galaktikon” and “Spookhouse” for Albatross Funnybooks. He will have his comic books and artwork to sell and autograph.


This is your chance to get a 2020 membership and miscellaneous related convention merchandise for this Roanoke Science Fiction/Fantasy convention. Their next convention will be held February 28, 29 - March 1, 2020.

Chris Gavaler

Chris is a comics scholar, fiction writer and English professor at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA. He is the author of two books about comics, “On the Origin of Superheroes” and a textbook, “Superhero Comics”. Chris will host an hour panel about his newest book, "SUPERHERO THOUGHT EXPERIMENTS”. Don’t miss it.

Rosaire Bushey

Roe is a fantasy writer and will have books to sell.

Amanda McGee

Amanda, a Southwest Virginia native, is the author of the epic fantasy series, THE CREATION SAGA. Amanda will have her books to sell and if you ask nice, maybe she will autograph them for you.

Richard Case

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.

Dr. Matthew Smith

Matt is the Director of Communication Studies at Radford University. He will host a panel on "Marvel Comics 80th Anniversary Traveling Exhibit”, of which he is a contributor

Henry G. Franke III

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.

The Flippy Family

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.

Brian Funk

He will have his self-published comics, prints and toys for sale.

Josh Ginter

Josh will be selling his self-published comics and art.

Gary Kwapisz

Gary has worked as an artist on Marvel’s Conan the Barbarian, The Punisher and Moon Knight. For DC Comics, he worked on “Hawkworld”. Along with writer, Chuck Dixon, he worked on graphic novels, “Civil War Adventure, Book 1 and 2”. He and Dixon are also working on the online comic strip for Edgar Rice Burroughs’, “Pellucidar”. Gary wrote, drew, inked and lettered his Civil War adventure/horror book, “Rebel Dead Revenge”, about Stonewall Jackson’s resurrected/re-animated arm.

Tom Vincent

Tom is a comic book fan. He is especially interested in EC Comics. Tom is also a big fan of Bernie Wrightson, who was inspired by EC Comics to become a master of horror art and co-creator of DC Comics’ Swamp Thing. Tom will host a panel on “Bernie Wrightson: The Early Years”. Don’t miss it!

Jamey Edwards

Jamey is an artist who will be selling art prints and original 2-D art.

Elijah Underwood Art

Elijah Underwood is an artist who will be selling paintings, sketches and photography.

Kevin Sharpe

Kevin is a professional comic book artist who has worked for DC, Marvel, IDW and Topps and Upper Deck Cards.

Loren Bobbitt

Loren has worked for Topps Cards and Upper Deck Cards.

The Radford High School Robocats

In Edwards 208, you will find a display of hand-made robots, built by members of this club.

Lee Strong

Lee is not only a member of the Burroughs Bibliophiles, but, also an accomplished author. He has written two novels that come from some of the worlds created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. “A Soldier of Poloda” is a sequel to Burroughs’ “Beyond the Farthest Star” and “Untamed Pellucidar” is another book in the series about the prehistoric world at the Earth’s core.

Tim Mullins

Tim is an innovative artist. He has illustrated magazine covers for another one of our guest, Mike Allen’s, MYTHIC DELERIUM. Tim is also a creative modeler, who can customize and scratch-build with the best of them. He has medals to prove it.


Blankets from Across the Multiverse and Beyond

Sarah Melton
handmade blankets and fandom crafts collectibles.

Arch-Villain Comics

Bradley Stafford
Comics and a few toys.


Tim Price
Comic books.

Critical Hit Creations

David Guynn
Pixel Bead art, Comics, Toys, Crochet Plush Pokemon, MTG cards and collectibles.

Nate Lundy

Toys, comics, card games, collectibles.


Tammy and Elmer Roush
Hand-carved walking sticks, canes, pencils, ornaments, chain maille jewelry, steampunk jewelry, etc.

Fiber Fandom

Denise Young
will be selling crochet and sewn items from movies, TV, etc.

Drunken Trog Studio

Tamara Quinn and Mike Melton
Foam armor, prop weapons, jewelry, polymer collectibles, “fan Collectibles”.

Frank Spinello

Frank will be selling Funko Pop Products.

Rick Fortenberry

Rick will have great comic books for sale.

Vintage Investments

Larry Clevinger II
Check out Larry’s comic books and toys.

Hookin’ Around

Valerie Gayle
Crochet geekery; dolls. gloves, scarves.

Alum Ridge Industries

Roger Mannon
Comic books and collectibles can be found at Roger’s tables.

Chief’s Comics & Collectibles

Roger and Annette Davis
You will find comics and related toys, figures and misc. collectibles at Roger’s and Annette’s tables.

Maple Cat Press

Autumn and Michael Mogara have authored fantasy books and a collection of sci-fi and fantasy short stories. The fantasy novels include one for adults and one for children. The rush is on, so I may be adding or subtracting guests and vendors in the coming weeks. Thanks for the assistance over the last six years.

Blue Ridge Toys and Collectibles

Tony Wilmouth
Tony will be selling toys, comics and autographed items.

Ozone Creations

Bart Melton
Bart will be selling comics.

Danner’s Comics & Toys

Danner Rash
Danner will be selling comics, toys & cards.

Snack Time Food Truck

Owner: Holly Minerd
BBQ Sliders, Hot Dogs, Nachos & Jumbo Pretzels. Sounds pretty good to me!

Lincoln Road Coffee

Rob Colley
They serve cold brewed coffee. This is for you folks that need that caffeine jolt during the day.


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