The third annual Classic Plastic Toy and Comic Expo is March 5th at the Parkersburg Art Center in Parkersburg from 10am to 6pm. The show is put on by Classic Plastics Toy Store which is right down the street from the show. All proceeds of the show go to the Parkersburg Art Center and local Red Cross Disaster Relief.
The Guest of Honor for the show is Timothy Zahn, Stars Wars Expanded Universe author and New York Times Bestseller. Featured guests are Jordan Patton from Face-Off who will be promoting his new project Deadnecks and Kim D.M. Simmons, photographer of the original Star Wars figure packaging. Bands Alien 3000, Betrayed by the Bullett, and Harrah will each be playing an acoustic set.
Costume groups 501st Legion, Causplayers, Ghostbusters WV Division, and Madalorian Mercs Black Mountain Guard will be around for pictures and cosplayer help. Artist and comic creators who will be at the show are Jason Lewis, 21 Pulp, River City Design, JR Earls, Evan Bevins, Nathan Scott Arnold, author Terry W. Ervin II, Jason Pell, Doomsday Designs, caricaturist J.D. Williamson, and Ren McKinzie.
Vendors and dealers will be a mix of regional stores, personal collectors, and craftsmen selling comics, anime, manga, board games, action figures, models, prop items, steampunk jewelry, video games and systems, Pez, My Little Pony, plush, card games, collectibles, Hot Wheels, banks, handmade accessories, sport cards, books, and so much more.
Others who will be setting up are Remix Pro Wrestling, Jedicon WV, podcast Dueling Ogres, Doctor Who: Classic Series Regenerated, 605 Wrestling, Hades Ladies Roller Derby, Bunny Bombshell, and Hawthron Tarot Card reader.
They will have a cosplay contest and a raffles. Dueling Ogres will be recording a show there. Rare Drops will be running their game room with several tournaments like Smash 1v1 and Mario Kart N64. There will be concessions sold at the show as well.
$5 per person, kids 10 and under get in free.
A show with a bit everything for everyone out there especially toy and comic collectors. At a low price and a good cause.