Entertainment Guests

Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake (FEATURED)

As the flamboyant hairdresser who clipped the locks of WWE rivals in the ’80s and early ’90s with his trademark shears, Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake was all about two things — cuttin’ and struttin’. A marquee Superstar during WWE’s national expansion in the 1980s, The Barber battled rivals like The Honky Tonk Man and Mr. Perfect and competed in main event matches alongside his good friend, Hulk Hogan, at SummerSlam ’89 and WrestleMania IX. But Beefcake’s greatest accomplishment may have been his defiant return to the ring in 1991 after a freak accident nearly ended his life. First introduced to the WWE Universe as an arrogant member of “Luscious” Johnny Valiant’s Dream Team, Beefcake won the World Tag Team Championships with Greg “The Hammer” Valentine in 1985. But Brutus found his true calling when Roddy Piper defeated Adrian Adonis in a Hair vs. Hair Match at WrestleMania III. At odds with Adonis at the time, Beefcake hit the ring to help Hot Rod snip the villain’s golden locks and was reborn as The Barber in front of more than 93,000 WWE fans.

Outer Rim Praxeum

 The Outer Rim Praxeum Lightsaber School was founded in August 2025 and is based out of Fairmont, WV. While many of our duels look choreographed, they are not. We train our students with the seven forms of lightsaber combat in what we call a performance martial art so our duels look clean and choreographed yet are highly competitive. We love giving back to the community and entertaining not only kids, but adults as well. We have taken our talent and demonstrated it at many events such as Cause-A-Con, JediCon, local Christmas parades, and so many more! Think you have what it takes to be a Jedi or a Sith, come and find out! Feel free to check out our Facebook page or our YouTube channel

Pittsburgh Dad (FEATURED)

 With over 256,000 YouTube subscribers, Pittsburgh Dad is an online sitcom that captures the funny phrases, nostalgia, and frustrations of growing up with a blue collar “everyman” father. From swimming pool rules to coaching Little League and his unique movie review, you’ll swear it was your own dad! The series starts actor Curt Wooten, and was created by Wooton and director Chris Preksta. Inspired by their own families and Wooton's actual father, the series is a throwback to classic sitcoms like All in the Family and Roseanne. .

Mandalorian Mercs - The Black Mountain Guard

The Black Mountain Guard is the West Virginia chapter of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club. We are recognized by Lucasfilm as an international costuming organization dedicated to celebrating the Star Wars universe through the creation, display, and wearing of quality character costumes that represent the Mandalorian characters and culture from the Star Wars sagas. The MMCC promotes interest in Star Wars and facilitates the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributing to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work.


 DualCon is February 11, 2023 at the Charleston Convention Center in Charleston, WV.  The con will feature Table-Top Gaming (RPGs, board games, miniature games, card games, LARPs) and Video Gaming (console games, mobile games, computer games, arcade games).  We will have game creators (of both table-top and videos), podcasters, and other guests along with different cosplay and gaming groups.  There will be a cosplay contest, panels from our guests, and a charity auction for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention as well. 

Rebel Legion

The Rebel Legion is an international Star Wars costuming organization created by, of and for people interested in recreating costumes from the Star Wars mythos – Jedi, Rebel Pilots, Troopers, Princesses and even Wookiees ... we’ve got them all.

Nubzcosplay (Cosplayer)

 Nubzcosplay, a nerd with a nub from Morgantown, WV A self-taught artist, I’ve been cosplaying a few years now and keep experimenting with different techniques and materials. My favorite thing to do is take a character and put my own twist on it. I’m most known for my Iron Fist, Red Hood, Skeletor, and steampunk cosplays. I’m all about cosplay positivity and cosplaying for fun! There’s no wrong way to cosplay! I love all things nerdy, but specifically, comics, cartoons, action figures, and costumes. I love animals but adore cats as they have a special place in my heart and try to help rescue them. I also love using my passions to help benefit charities whenever possible.

Marion County Public Library

The Marion County Public Library System strives to provide quality materials, service, and programming for all ages. We offer books, new release movies, audiobooks, video games, comics, graphic novels, and more for check out at each of branches. Our digital collections give library card holders the chance to download eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and music, as well as stream movies and TV shows. Check out our extensive graphic novel selection, including hundreds of titles such as Paper Girls, God Hates Astronauts, Saga, Astro City, and more! MCPLS’ weekly Tabletop Game Group meets every Wednesday night from 5 pm – 9 pm at the Downtown Fairmont branch. Be on the lookout for our new makerspace programming and 3D printers, coming soon! Visit us at www.mcpls.org for more information about library programs and materials..

Santana Cosplay

 Santana Maynard does acting, cosplay and sings. Worked with celebrities at variety of cons including Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn and more. Was in Blinky Productions Ghostbuster fan film as Satan and has collaborated with youtubers and VO talent such as Jon Bailey. Been in cosplay magazines for her work in cosplay and music video about cosplay. She’s been in We Rise Mag, GLOMP magazine, Jetset, Cosplayzine and more. She is an anime judge for San Diego Comic Con.

Sheena Bot & The Illustrious Captain Fish

 Cosplayers from Clarksburg WV that have been creating together for 9 years. Captain Fish has a broad background in theatre, gaming, and LARPing. His prop builds as well as sewing construction game is strong. SheenaBot has a degree in fashion design and a love for all things nerdy. She's been using her talents to design and create cosplay. Sheena is a writer and editor for comics on ThePopBreak.com. Captain Fish and Sheena Bot have both been featured in Cosplayzine.

The 501st Legion - Garrison Corellia

Garrison Corellia® is a group of community-minded volunteers serving West Virginia who, through portraying the nefarious characters (or Dark Side characters) of the Star Wars films and other media, participate in, and spearhead public service initiatives, charity events, promotional appearances, and public gatherings to benefit the community.