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  1. Aesop's Fables (Apr 20) 8 days. Apr-10th to Apr-20th

     Fri, Apr 20th - Barter Theatre  Arts & Culture, Family & Education 0
    Book and lyrics by Catherine Bush~~ Music by Ben Mackel~~ Aesop is in trouble, and his only hope lies in his ability to weave fantastic stories with timeless lessons of truth. So it is that fables such as Androcles and the Lion, The Oak and the Reed, The Fox Without a Tail, The Beast in Love, The Hare and the Tortoise , and The Boy Who Cried Wolf are brought to life in this exciting, musical adventure.~~ Download study guide. ~~ Cast & Credits Cast: Aesop — Rusty Allen ~~ Guard, Shepherd Boy, The Wind, The Fox, Beast, Wolf, Sheep — Garrett T. Houston ~~ Calliope, Lesser Fox, Daughter — Katherine Lyle ~~ Xanthus — Shaan Sharma ~~ Lion, The Oak, Huntsman, Tortoise — Sarah Van Deusen ~~ Guard, The Reed, Lesser Fox, Hare, Priestess — Zoë Velling ~~ Collaborators: Director: Barrett Guyton ~~ Set Designer: Hana Lee ~~ Costumes Designer: Shea O'Neil ~~ Props Designer: Megan Pressley ~~ Lighting Designer: Patrick Hudson ~~ Choreographer: Katherine Lyle ~~ Music Director: Zacchaeus Kimbrell ~~ Music Captain: Zoë Velling ~~ Sound Designer: Matt Green ~~ Stage Manager: Isaac Krispin ~~ Associate Director of the Barter Players: Barrett Guyton ~~ Artistic Director of the Barter Players: Katy Brown ~~ Sponsors: The Harnsberger Family ~~ Media Sponsors: CW ~~ Photos
  2. Virginia Highlands Comic Con (Apr 21) 2 days. Apr-21st & Apr-21st

     Sat, Apr 21st - VA Highlands Community College  Family & Education, Arts & Culture, Sports & Recreation 0
    ~~ ~~  ~~ Comic Con Cinema | 10:00 - 10:55 am | ISC 130 ~~ Short horror films by Wolf Hills Studios: Containment, Last Laugh, Vampire's Wake ~~ Panel Discussion ~~ Self-publishing: A Labor of Love | 11:00 - 12:00 pm | ISC 130  ~~ Think writing a book is hard? That's only the beginning. How will your book be formatted? How do you legally protect your work?  Books don’t sell themselves, so what is your marketing plan?  These and other questions will be discussed in the panel discussion with:~~ William Van Huss - the author of Saucers Over Appalachia and The Mad Gasser of Botetourt County ~~ Ian Justice - the author of the children’s picture book series A Boy Named Ash ~~ Justin Trout - the author of the Enaya fantasy series ~~ Comic Books: The Art of the Business | 1:00 -2:00 pm | ISC 130~~ Discuss comic art skills, tech, and trends during the panel discussion with artist:~~ Gary Kwapisz  - 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 . ~~ Jeremy Massie - a cartoonist born in the Appalachian Mountains. He has drawn comics over a decade and has published 2 graphic novels, The Deadbeat and All My Ghosts . His current book Amazing Age was part of Alterna Comics' newsprint line and is being collected in trade paperback this May.~~ Brett Cook - a comic creator, painter, and kaiju fanatic. He self-publishes his comics and stays busy doing freelance illustration and design. Other comics he’s done include  Burst Reach, Shouting at the Void,  and  All of This Will Crumble ~~ ~~ Cosplay Contest | 2:00 pm | $5 ~~Sponsored by the Virginia Highlands Drama Club ~~ Interested in competing in the Virginia Highlands Comic Con Cosplay Contest? Please print the entry form to register, or you can also register at the door. ~~ There is a $5 entry fee. Pay at the door when you submit your form. Entry forms will also be available from 10 am until 1:30 pm at the entrance to the Keyser Aday Theatre in the LRC Building on the Virginia Highlands Campus. Any questions about costume rules, please refer to our cosplay policies.   ~~ There are no group entries.~~ One entry per person (cannot compete with two outfits); entries will be allowed the day of the event, April 21 until 1:30 PM~~ There are two age groups for contestants, 13 and under and 14 and up.~~ The 13 and under competition begins at 2 PM with the 14 and up contest following immediately. ~~ Please read the props policies located under the Cosplay Props Policy. ~~ Administration of Justice League Escape Room | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm  | $ ~~ Riddle me this - can you use the clues to escape . . .  or is this the end? ~~ Drone Simulator |  10:00 am - 4:00 pm   ~~ Test your piloting skills!~~ Card Games  |  10:00 am - 4:00 pm | $3      ~~ Sponsored by the VHCC Gaming Club~~ Magic: The Gathering Commander $3 entry fee per player~~ KID KON | Free ~~ For our younger geeks - ages 12 and under.  Must be accompanied by an adult.~~All activities are free~~ Spider-Man Bowling - for ages 3-9~~ Laser (twine) Maze   ~~ and more!~~  ~~ Visit Virginia Highlands Comic Con site for more details!

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