The first Parkersburg Pop Con will be held at WVU Parkersburg in Parkersburg this Saturday October 8th from 11am to 8pm. An event to both promote pop culture, STEM, and WVU Parkersburg.
The 501st, Bunny Bombshell, Burning Bulb Publishing, Derek Croston, Dirt Candy Productions, Dueling Ogres Podcast, WV Ghostbusters, Hades Ladies Roller Derby, James Patrick, Jason Lewis, Jason Pell, J.D. Williamson, Mid-Ohio Valley Superman, Nathan Arnold, Shawn Langley, Storyteller Publishing, WV Wonder Woman, and more promoting and selling their creations. The Gaming Club, STEM Department, and Legal Studies Department will all be set up there. The Legal Studies will have a crime scene on display for you to puzzle over and figure out what happened.
Vendors will comics, games, collectables, video games, toys, nerdy crafts like soaps and plushies, cosplay items, anime and manga, movies, clothes, jewelry, a photo booth, and more. Several restaurants will be set-up with food as well.
Panel on video games, cosplay, three panels on women in horror, how to get into comics, and podcasting with Dueling Ogres. Closing Ceremonies start at 7:30pm. The Girl Scouts will have a table teaching kids how to debug a video game and how to create their own. There will also be a Pokémon Go hike through the campus and a kid friendly room with activities and face painting.
Video competitions hosted by Game Stop will be $20 and starts at 2pm, sign-ups at the con. They will have Super Smash Bros, Pokken, Street Fighter V, and Mario Kart 8. Some of the stores will have table top gaming going on. A Cosplay Contest with categories for Best Hero Male and Female, Best Villain Male and Female, Best Hero and Villain Youth, and Most Creative. They have also promised special Snapchat filters for the con.
Cost to get in is only $5.
Another fun and cheap little con with several interesting things to see and do.