Saturday, October 27th, 2018

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


New River Community College Comic-Con 2018

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 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!!!

Blue Ridge Report

Travis Reid & Associates will provide on site blog information coverage.

Artistic Innovations

Shelby Wynn will be painting faces at our convention. Save some money to become a walking piece of art.

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 2018 membership and miscellaneous related convention merchandise for this Roanoke Science Fiction/Fantasy convention. Their next convention will be held February 23-25, 2018.

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 how superheroes originated. Don’t miss it.

Jenn DePaola Art

Jenn will be selling art prints and bookmarks.

Pendragon Cove Press

Kim Headlee, Science Fiction and Fantasy author, will be selling her books.

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 Superman, since this is Supe’s 80th anniversary year.

Brad Tate

Brad creates movie props out of cardboard. He will be setting up his full-size Hulk-Buster suit (as seen in “Avengers” movies) for display.

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.

Frech Studios

Jerry Frech is an artist and Star Wars enthusiast. He will have original art for sale at his table.

The Wytheville Ghostbusters

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!

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.

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.

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.

Lee Strong

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.



Jeremiah Smallwood
Selling plush, wallets, keychains and accessories.

Zoomer Stick Toy Productions

Jerry Poindexter AKA Zoomerman
Jerry will be selling zoomer sticks, his promotional comic book and posters.


Tim Price
Comic books.

Street Eats

A food truck that sells hamburgers, hotdogs, barbeque, French fries, etc.

Kitty in the Box

Duston Barto and Aishah Alian
will be selling Anime’, Asiaphile goods & LEGO compatible figures.

Blankets from Across the Multiverse and Beyond

Sarah Melton
handmade blankets and fandom crafts collectibles.

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.

Ozone Creations

Bart Melton
will be selling comic books.

Drunken Trog Studio

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

Untamed Worlds

Chris Garbee
Lots and lots of comic books for sale.

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.

Fiber Fandom

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

Carl Bryant

Carl will be selling Famous Monsters of Filmland magazines, Star Wars action figures & models.

Arch-Villain Comics

Bradley Stafford
Comics and a few toys.


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