Sat, Apr 21st -
Comic Con Cinema 10:00 - 10:55 am ISC 130
Short horror films by Wolf Hills Studios: Containment, Last Laugh, Vampire's Wake
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
Visit Virginia Highlands Comic Con site for more details!