The fifth annual Classic Plastic Toy & Comic Expo is at the Parkersburg Arts Center in Parkersburg this Saturday March 3rd (10am-6pm) and Sunday March 4th (11am-5pm). The event is run by the Classic Plastic Toy
The guests of honor for this year are Jim Henson puppeteer and toy designer Timothy Clarke and body capture for Mortal Kombat I & II Daniel Pesina. Others guests Jordan Patton from Face Off and Dead Necks and comic creator James Patrick.
The main part of the expo of course is the vendors. This year’s dealer will be selling vintage and new toys, comics, graphic novels, Funkos, cross stitch, tarot readings, books, board games, video games, consoles, artists, authors, comic creators, anime and manga, plush, geeky crafts, pez, and much more for all. Several premiers items and prints will be available
Events for this year include a cosplay contest on Saturday, Rope Dart Demo by Daniel Pesina on both days, a Mortal Kombat 2 tournament on Saturday, food by DM’s Pizza Shop, and open gaming for both video and table-top from Rare Drops and The Industry. There will also be a special showing of the Dark Crystal at the nearby Smoot Theatre. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm, and a Q&A with Timothy Clarke who worked on the film afterwards. Parkersburg’s Savor Saturday will be going on at the same time to go and check out.
Admission is $5 and free for children ten and under. All the proceeds go to the art center and Downtown Parkersburg.
A very nice event for collectors, gamers, cosplayers, and those who want to hang out with fellow nerds and geeks.