WyvaCon is a small knit sci-fi/horror/gaming convention in Wytheville, VA. They started just last year and for their second event they will be on Saturday July 27th from 9am-5pm at the Wytheville Meeting Center.
The 501st Legion will be in attendance helping to raise money for a new Death Sta…. I mean St. Jude Children’s Hospital through photo ops and hourly raffle drawings. Raffle tickets are $1. Abingdon Historical Combat a medieval martial arts recreationists will be doing combat demos in costume. Other guests for the con include authors CJ Henderson (over 75 books/novels plus short stories and comics) and Kim Headlee (with her own Arthurian series), comic creator Dan Delby, and Ravenloft (White Wolf) artist Jamie Ryan Powers.
Event wise the con’s costume contests will starts at Noon with prizes for the best male and female costumes for both adults and kids. A silent art auction starts at 9am and ends at 2pm. Plus a Nerdy Book Exchange, to change out up to three sci-fi/fantasy works you no longer want for new ones, goes from 9am to 4pm.
Gaming at the con includes a Warhammer 40K Tournament 9am, two Appalachian Steampunk Pathfinder RPG demos by Pure Steam will be held, and a Magic: The Gathering sealed deck tournament by Video Game Exchange of Wytheville. Game Stop of Wytheville is sponsoring tournaments for Persona Arena 4 on Playstation and Injustice: Gods Among Us.
Admission is only $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 10 and under. Food and drinks will be sold at the event too. If you are interested in being a vendor, spaces are $15 and get you a table, chair, and badge to sell your wares.
A good show for that friendly feeling and let your nerd flag fly. Check out this video from last year to get at taste of what is to come.