Creator Guests

Usiak Games and Designs

Usiak Games and Designs is a indie board game publisher based out of Buffalo, NY. Their first game, SKEPTICS has been a joint effort of lead designer, Jonathan Usiak and assistant designer/editor, Brian Moats (West Virginia local). They will be selling First Edition copies of SKEPTICS as well as teasing the map for their 2024 SKEPTICS expansion.

Hastings Quilts and Crafts

 Hastings Quilts and Crafts, LLC is a local West Virginia Veteran owned business specializing in one of a kind handmade crafts ranging from traditional to whimsical quilted items (normally fandom based).  We also create woodworked quilt hangers, racks and ladders as well as custom paracord items.  Let us know what we can make for you.  Everything is first come, first served.

Cozka Studio

I'm Cozka Studio, a freelance digital illustrator from WV, focusing on drawing character illustrations that go along with the fantasy story I'm currently writing. I also have a line of keychains, prints, stickers, and more that focus on some of my favorite animals! I work on my ipad digitally to draw my illustrations, and have been drawing since I was young. My goal is to continue my digital illustration as well as publish my book in the future.

Bret Dusic

 Bret Dusic is Mr. Cat of the Cat In Black Art. This Cheshire Saucerian is inspired by Steampunk and fantasy. His masterful craftworks reflect the life of an Appalachian Neo-Victorian Man In Black. With over 30 years of experience, The Cat In Black Art offers a variety of unique creations, from Japanese-style cat prints, to his steampunk-style critter sculptures, one of a kind accessories, and the treasure seeker’s signature jewelry collection. Mr. Cat is also a proud sponsor of Vandalia-Con.

Grace DuhLee Designs


Chelsea of Grace DuhLee Designs took a nickname and an affinity for crafting to a new level upon the realization that it brought relief from her chronic pain disorder! Specializing in Crochet Terrariums called "No Fuss, Feed, or Flush Friends", she hopes that you enjoy her creations as much as she loves creating them! 

Kelsey Musgrave

 Kelsey Musgrave is the owner and operator of Multi-purpose Design. She graduated with a degree in Graphics Technology, but is also a classically trained artist.  Kelsey has experience in the creation of various logo’s and web sites and have completed various commissions.  Her preferred medium is pencil and ink and most of the items she offering include prints, bookmarks and buttons which feature this style as well as works of art in other mediums, crocheted hats and various crafts. Although formally trained, she has a passion for creating things from popular culture, animation, and other various mediums.

Roundabout Records

Roundabout Records began as a single crate at a vintage shop in February 2022. Within a year if had become a full-fledged record shop located in Bridgeport, West Virginia. Roundabout records specializes in the rare and obscure, but has some thing for everyone both new and used; from Taylor Swift, to Tool, to NWA, Roundabout Records will most always have what you’re looking for.

Diabolical Whimsy

  Kendra Matott is a mixed media artist with a flare for the fantastic. In her unique style, she combines photography with hand-made paintings to create images of mythical characters in mystical atmospheres. She is fascinated by the tension between the comical and mysterious, the light and dark. It is this dichotomy that inspired the name of her art business, Diabolical Whimsy. In 2014, she self-published an art book entitled The Ringleader, featuring her Circus series. Kendra also offers customized fantasy portraits--visit her website, for more information


 I am Kat but I go by the username Mooncloudkat. I love to draw fairies, witches and sometimes fanart. I draw mostly digital work in procreate. I also create keychains and earrings with polymer clay and I screen print shirts. My style is very inspired by anime and nature.

Abi Kroll

 Abi Kroll is from Bethel Park, PA.  Like most artists, Abi has been creating art since an early age.  She was fortunate to be able to study under Dorian Ceavenger in his Fantasy Art class at Douglas Education Center.  With Dorian’s encouragement, Abi created a graphic novel based on one of her paintings.  With her mom as her business partner and story teller, Abi has created a unique series based upon 6 female angel skulls.  Abi has also enjoys doing digital art and many of her drawings will be available at her booth.

Triple C Motown


"Catherine 'Triple C Motown' is Morgantown's friendly neighborhood freelance digital artist. With a 2D art style inspired by manga and everything retro, there's a reason she calls herself the modern-day throwback! Come look for her cosplay themed commissions!'

Tanya SM Kennedy

 Tanya is an avid book nerd who loves books so much that reading them wasn’t enough. She is now a self-published author enjoying the freedom of creativity. With pen in hand and a book under her arm, she weaves fantasy around herself like a comforting blanket, doling it out for others to partake of its warmth. Join her and Raivien in “The Terarch Rebellion” and the forthcoming “The Terarch Raivien”.

Angela Awesome Pants

 Angela Awesome Pants is the maker of a variety of awesome little figurine friends, mugs, planters, and other fun things too! All made out ceramic, and everything is unique! Check her etsy!

Andrew Carter (Let's Play All The Games and Habitat Against Humanity)

Andrew Carter is a local writer and creator, best known for his webcomic Habitat Against Humanity. HAH follows the adventures of a group of Morgantown residents trying to transition into real life while saving the world on a semi-regular basis. You can check it out at, and while you’re it feel free to bug him on twitter (@terwallace).

Diana Johnson

 Diana Johnson began her writing career publishing her near-future, sci-fi, feminist novel, Cold Daughters to five star reviews. This stirring fiction about the destiny of a peculiar group of atypical girls born out of war borrows from today's geo-political climate and begs the question what if? Diana followed her debut work with her second novel Just DIY, an LGTBQ friendship fiction that chronicles the lives of best friends Aggie and MaryAnne through all the loss and love true friends endure. She's currently working on novels 3 and 4, a children's book, and a meditation guide to help individuals cope with pain. Come by and introduce yourself to her and who knows, you may end up in her next work!

Michelle Bowser

 Michelle Bowser grew up an only child in a haunted house, hidden in the middle of the woods and now does weird and fun things including, but not limited to, helping to make zombie movies like, My Uncle John is a Zombie, and pondering the absurdity of people’s behavior on paper. Watch out, she could be lurking anywhere, and she will make fun of anything.

Levy Makes Things

 Levius is a 30+ year old artist who spent most of their life dabbling in various art forms. They believe that this has made them a bit of a jack of all trades when it comes to creative endeavors. Always looking for something new to try, they are constantly broadening their creative horizons while drawing on the foundations they have already built.

Their favorite mediums to work in are anything related to fiber - be that yarn, fabric or string. This interest was fostered from a young age by their great-great aunt, a hat maker from the Great Depression, who taught them to sew at the tender age of 4. They always have multiple projects in progress. 

Bubble and Geek Candles & Scents

Purveyor of geeky candles, lip balm, fragrances, and other necessities! Check out my Etsy shop at!.

Candle, Roll-on Fragrance Oils, Lip Balms, Lip Tints, Foaming Hand Soap, Moisturizing Body Spray, Lip Scrubs, and Scented Wax Tart Melts

Mechyu Publications

 Home of our Science-Fiction - "Interactive" Series…

Poster Smash (Stephen Nagy, author and Rosemary Nagy, illustrator) is about the consequences of a desperate father's actions could jeopardize the status quo.

​While the divide between freedom and consequences closes, he buys time by destroying their wanted posters and resigning himself to a life of solitude with his son...  ​But for how long?

​Find out in POSTER SMASH, the first installment of the series.

C.O. Creations

 Hey! C.O. Creations is a small graphic design & art company based in West Virginia. Since the beginning of C.O. Creations it has grown into various forms of artwork. Artwork such as prints, posters, stickers, pins, pillows paintings & many other types of artwork made by myself & the whole team! -Corbin Owens(founder).

Liz Pavlovic Design

 Graphic designer and illustrator based in Morgantown. Specializing in stickers, pins, prints, and other goodies that highlight the best and weird things about our state, like cryptids, food, and other WV folklore.

Ernie Stiner

Ernie Stiner worked as a comic book penciler in the 1990’s, working on such books a Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #27 thru #31, The Punisher Back to School Special #2, Silver Surfer #85 and the penultimate issue #154 of Marvel’s run of G.I. Joe comics – which was recently reprinted in IDW’s Classic G.I. Joe, Vol. #15.


 Hi, I am Eva from PhoEvaGraphics. I am the owner of the Etsy shop PhoEvaGraphics at .  I am a freelance artist, illustrator, and character designer. I mostly create designs for art prints, cards, and stickers. I also take custom orders for personal custom character designs, portraits, gamer logos, comics, etc. I love all things anime & pop culture, gaming, crocheting, and everything cute & creepy.

Victor Santiago

 Victor Santiago is a writer of prose and comics from Pittsburgh, PA. Shorts he has written have been featured in anthologies such as Manaña and Elsewhere. He likes writing stories about space aliens, talking animals, and digital monsters.

Jason Lenox

Jason Lenox is an Illustrator who specializes in Penciling, India ink Rendering and Sequential Artwork.

Jason Lenox is an Illustrator who specializes in Penciling, India ink Rendering and Sequential Artwork.

His current project is the Sci-Fi Fantasy adventure graphic novel “Lords of the Cosmos”, the second issue is scheduled to come out in Summer 2018

Pithy Productions

 Pithy Productions is your proud purveyor of products for your tabletop past-times! Whether you are looking for a new indie tabletop RPG, cosplay prop, or miniature for your next RPG encounter, we are here for you.

Owned and operated by Anthony "LibrariaNPC" DeMinico. Anthony is a long-time librarian, cosplayer, gamer, playtester, editor, and is the creator of indie RPGs including GhastBashers, a game inspired by exactly what you think.

More details, links, and photos can be found at

Angi D*signs

Angi D*signs is the (not so) super secret craft alias of WV native, Angela Henderson. All designs and crafts are made by her, by hand. These crafty wonders include jewelry and housewares made from upcycled and salvaged materials. See the pictures below for a few current products or visit her Facebook page for more information


Vinyl- Includes Bags, Decals/ Stickers, magnets and décor made with vinyl!
Metal- This jewelry is all custom and personalized with your names/ dates/initials/ birthstones/ well... just whatever you can think of!
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Phone: 304 290-5627

Amber Kantes

 My name is Amber Kantes, and I am the owner of the etsy shop Burrito Princess ( I specialize in pixel art created by Perler Beads, in which I can bring the graphics from your favorite retro video game come to life, or give your favorite modern characters a retro twist. I can make anything from keychains, earrings, and magnets to custom couples picture frames and wedding cake toppers.


 Stephanie Merrill/Dead-Koi is a graduate of the Academy of Art University with a BFA in Illustration and a minor in Graphic Novels and Comics.  She currently works as a freelance Illustrator whose works have appeared in card games such a Fate Foretold and several publications.  Most of the time she can be found working on her webcomic Home ( or lurking the mountains of West Virginia looking for the MothMan.

Larry Morgan

Fairmont resident, Larry Morgan is the writer of Electro-Magnetic Press’ two flagship titles The OMENS and the BELIEVER. In addition to writing, Larry also provides the interior art and covers for the BELIEVER. With his partner in Electromagnetic Press, Shane Moore, he co-wrights and co-Illustrates the Fairmont 5, a comic book about West Virginia’s own team of hometown Super Heroes.


 A little bit of color, a little bit of chaos, a whole lot of weight...weighted plushies that is. MLCreatives is a small business that focuses on creating weighted stuffed animals which are specifically designed for people with sensory and anxiety problems. See our pictures below or check out our Facebook page at

Brandon McDonald

Brandon is a young artist from North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania and is currently earning his Bachelors degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  Brandon works mostly in the traditional mediums of pencil, charcoal and ink.  He creates images of characters from popular superhero films, horror films and comic books.  With this being his second year hitting the Con circuit, Brandon has already done several cons this year.  You can find his work at his Facebook page and his Deviantart page

Spell Stitchers and Dream Weavers 

 Spell Stitchers and Dream Weavers 

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We are a mother/daughter team who make dreamcatchers and crocheted items.l

Dan Nokes

 Dan Nokes is considered by most a fable of indie comic legend.  He has for the last decade been spotted and on occasion documented at conventions of shows across the North American continent.  When not seen roaming its ancestral feeding grounds of Southern Maryland foraging for high sugar low nutrition food source.  He is hard at work at his creator owned projects under the banner of 21st Century Sandshark Studios.  To date Dan has released such titles as The Reptile and Mister Amazing (2002), The Paranormals (2003-2008), The Pistoleers (2008-2010), and Adam And Eve: Bizarre Love Triangle in The Zombie Apocalypse (2010-2012).  Approach him with extreme caution, requests for commisions and books, and large sums of disposable cash.

Dirt Road Endeavors

 Dirt Road Endeavors on Facebook and Instagram

We make scroll saw wall art, clocks, signs, and hand turned pens. We will be selling lots of West Virginia and outdoor themed items along with comic and video game based wooden wall art.