Jedi Con WV has been going on for ten years now. WV’s first and only Star Wars con, it has been bringing in fans from all over the region who love the fandom. This year’s event has been moved from their usual Octoberish date Saturday June 15th. They are expecting to be able get a bigger crowd. The con is at Sistersville Fire Hall (121 Maple Lane) Sisterville.
The con’s special guest artist Scott Simmons who has done work for Lucasfilm, at cons he does sketch cards, sketches of guests as Star Wars characters, and artwork of any requested character. The con will have plenty of vendors selling old and new Star Wars toys and memorabilia, door prizes, a video game booth, food catered through Christy’s Cakes and Catering, costuming groups 501st Legion’s Garrison Carida and The Rebel Legion, and the WV SW Collectors Club. There will be exclusive prints (example below) by Kim Simmons who help design and photographed the Star Wars toy packaging from 1977-1986.
They are holding a silent auction with items donated by Brain’s Toys, Sideshow Toys, a Price Guide written by Super Collectors Gus Lopez and Duncan Jenkins, and a retro 12″ Jumbo Rocket Fett from Gentle Giant donated by Kenner Collector. All proceeds from the auction, ticket sales, and food sales goes to the CMN which in turn go to the WVU Children’s Hospital in Morgantown.
Admission is just $1 for everyone 6 and older. Kids under 5 get in free. If you want to buy a table to sell at it is only $5 for each table, if they have any left.
Small event to be sure, but looks like fun for sure. Another little one to head to if you have the time. Do not even have to be that big of a Star Wars fan to find something to do or buy.