Game Day to Benefit the Riddells

On December 22, 2014 the house of Tom and Marnie Riddell caught fire and burned down.  They lost their home, belongs, and Tom suffered serious burns as a result of this blaze.  The two are active members of the local gaming community, cosplayers, con goers, and more.  Marnie has also been named the first Ambassador of Cosplay at Tri-Con this year.

To help them out CharCon and friends are holding a game day to benefit them on Saturday February 7th at the Elk River church of Nazarene in Charleston.  Things will start around 10am and go all day along.

They will have a variety of board games to play, Pathfinder sessions, Sparks Star Wars RPG, and more.  Plus a game auction, door prizes, and concessions will be available.

There is no admission fee but they are taking donations.  They are also taking games or game related items for use in the auction or as door prizes and donations for concessions, anything but baked goods. There is also a gofundme page for them to donate at as well.  All the money goes to help the Riddell family.

Let the organizers know if you are going on the Facebook Event page, so they can figure out how much they need for concessions.



Classic Plastics Toy & Comic Expo 2014

This Saturday February 7th the Classic Plastics Toy Store is putting on the second Classic Plastics Toy & Comic Expo at Parkersburg Art Center to the raise money for the Red Cross disaster relief.  The show goes from 10am to 6pm.

Guests at the expo will be Jeremy Ambler from The Walking Dead, Larry Parmiter director of the movie Axeman of Henderson County, the West Virginia Ghostbusters, the Black Mountain Guard (Mandalorian Mercs costume club), the 501st, comic creator James Patrick of DC comics and his own 21 Pulp, Evan Bevins and Nathan Scott Arnold of Support Group, artist Ren McKinzie, and Michael Easton of Short Pants Romance.

Vendors at the even will bringing a wide range of items like new and vintage toys of all kinds, comics, anime and manga, games, handmade crafts, models, video games, custom figures, art prints, and much more from various stores and personal collections.

They will have events like face painting, raffles, door prizes, all day screenings of the Axeman of Henderson County, a costume contest, and panels by the Ghostubsters, Black Mountain Guard, Support Group, and Jeremy Ambler.  The costume contest is broken up into four categories (adult male, adult female, boys, girls).  Each category will receive a $50 cast prize.

The Parkersburg Art Center will have an exhibit at the same time by Steve “Magic Man” Dixion.  He works in pin striping and airbrushing with themes of bio-mechanical, steampunk, Rat Fink, flames, and roses.  The exhibit is $10 for non-members.  They will also have a Jr. League of Parkersburg Cocktails and Creation part at 5pm showcasing local artists, musicians, and restaurants.  Tickets are $20.  There is also a free Arty Part for kids from 10-12.

Admission is only $5 person, those ten and under get in free.   Fun show for collectors, those looking to just hang out, or for those with kids to go to.