The YWCA in Wheeling is holding their first Mini-Con this Saturday May 27th from noon to 5pm. The event will be on the 2nd floor.
Their big celebrity guest is Rob Garrison, a Wheeling native. He was in The Karate Kid and Karate Kid Part II as Cobra Kai member Tommy. Know for screaming “Get him a body bag! Yeah!” at the final tournament in the first movie.
The people of Clutch Gaming, Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley, New Dimension’s Comics, We Are Roleplayers (W.A.R.), Pat Daugherty (Ohio Valley Batman), The Outer Rim Praxeum Lightsaber School, Fantasies Unraveled, and Kelci Crawford are all helping out with the event.
There will be an open discussion on “Women & Minorities in Comics” led by Dr. Jeremy Larance the Chair of the Department of Humanities and Associate Professor of English, Dr. Wally Hastings Associate Professor of English and Dr. Dominique Hoche Associate Professor of English. WAR will be running a demonstration on live action role-playing at 1pm and 2pm. They will have Kid’s Costume Contest for those 12 or younger at 4pm.
Admission is just a suggested donation, but come on give them a few bucks.
Of all the really small nerdy events I have seen people try to run, this looks like one of the most promising.
Located in the heart of downtown Wheeling at 1100 Chapline Street, the YWCA serves the community through its Family Violence Prevention, Cultural Diversity & Community Outreach, Women’s Boutique, Women Inspired In New Directions (W.I.N.D.) and Women’s Residence & Homeless Shelter