This year’s WV Pop Con is Saturday August 26th and Sunday August 27th at Mylan Park in Morgantown.
This year’s featured guests are from Action Lab Entertainment, who are celebrating five years, Chad Cicconi (NFL Rush Zone), Bill McKay (Zombie Tramp, Vampblade), Shawn Gabborin (Fracture), Bryan Seaton (Dollface), and Dan Mendoza (Zombie Tramp). They are offering an exclusive Danger Doll Squad variant cover at the con.
Other guests are Andrew Carter (Habitat Against Humanity), J.R. Mounts (Scairy Tales Noir), David Newbold (Runaways), Jason Lenox (King Conan), Electro-Magnetic Press, and YouTube channel Let’s Play All The Games.
There will also be plenty of other artist and exhibitors; selling their own comics, prints, portraits, cosplay items, books, tattoo artists, geeky crafts, candles, soaps, card games, jewelry, steampunk sculptures, perler art, clothing, and more creative items.
Cosplay guests and groups for the show are 501st Legion Garrison Corellia, Rebel Legion, Amtgard, Mandalorian Mercs Black Mountain Guard, Bunny Bombshell, Morgantown Roller Vixens, Vintage Theatre Company, and the WV Ghostbusters.
Vendors will have a variety of items a the con including Funkos, figures, comics, graphic novels, table-top gaming, video games and consoles, t-shirts, collectables, plush items, leather goods, toys, cards, posters, weapons, and more.
Events for the con include Cartoon Theme Song Sing-A-Long Bingo, an anime theater, kids costume contest on Saturday and an adult one on Sunday, food vendors, Outer Rim Praxeum Lightsaber School demos, Paint Me Pokémon, and panels. Let’s Play All The Games are running retro video game tournaments on Saturday. Tournaments are Tecmo Super bowl, Tekken 3, and WWE Day of Reckoning 2, all are $5 to enter. Cartridges Galore are running tournaments of Smash Brothers Melee and Goldeneye on Sunday with a $10 entry fee. Pop-up tournaments are possible throughout the weekend plus open gaming areas for all. For tabletop gaming there will be Pathfinder Society of WV, games of Munchkin, and Magic: The Gathering tournaments.
Tickets are $10 per day or $18 for two days if you order online.
Another fun con with lots of different people to see, even if I am not sure what they are all there for.