Guests

Game creators, artists, musicians, streamers, and others.

Game Creator

D.R. Croston

D.R. Croston has been exhibiting at cons since 2007. In that time Derek has been a cartoonist, graphic designer, and game developer. Derek sells pc games on Itch, Gamejolt, and Kartridge. He has shirts, stickers, and pins on Redbubble. He is making a Moth Ma’am video game and a card game is available now. You can find him on Instagram as @DRCroston.

Mon River Games

A game development community studio dedicated to providing enriching and professional experiences within game design and the arts for its members. MonRiverGames is located within Monongalia County in West Virginia. We are registered in the state of West Virginia as a nonprofit voluntary organization 501 (c) (3).

Lasso Games

Founded in 2015, Lasso Games started as a small development studio working on various small scale projects. In 2018, co-founded the Appalachian Game Creators Association with various members of the Huntington game development community. Then in 2020, Lasso Games became a publisher, releasing MiniLaw: Ministry of Law on the Steam gaming platform, which was a runner up in the 2017 Game Development World Championship in Helsinki, Finland.

FYRE Games

Conner Rush is the founder and sole permanent member of FYRE Games, an independent video game studio that specializes in narrative experiences.  Starting in 2014, FYRE Games has found success in numerous games, including their contribution to the Dread X Collection 5 anthology with “We Never Left“, the interactive album companion of The Colossus Is Coming: The Interactive Experienceand most importantly the free-to-play hit walking simulator Summerland.  

Pithy Productions

Pithy Productions is a proud purveyor of products for your tabletop pasttimes! Whether you want a new indie tabletop RPG or need the perfect mini for your next character, we are ready to bring great things to your table!

Arthos World

Introduce yourself to the World of Arthos! Read Brian Tenace’s debut fantasy/steampunk series, “The Andarian Prophecy“, or enjoy the 5th Edition compatible RPG campaign and supplements. Brian’s creative realm spans a high fantasy world reminiscent of Tolkien and J.K. Rowling.

Bryan Larch

My name is Bryan Larch, a lifelong resident of West Virginia that recently re-discovered the joy and excitement of playing Dungeons & Dragons. For the past few years, ever since my sons asked me to teach them to play D&D, I have been writing old-school, 1e AD&D, home-brewed adventures. “On the Edge of Wilderland” is the result of those efforts. This module has been designed to be played with the AD&D ruleset. It contains three inter-related adventures for PCs ranging in levels 2nd-4th.

Lonely Hero Games

Lonely Hero Games is a West Virginia based board game publishing company founded in Beckley in 2019. Creators of the board games Bank Heist and Hungry for Humans.

Richie Ray

West Virginia native Richie Ray combines his professional skills with personal humor, creating the hilarious new trading card game Oh Crap! As lead designer for That Banner Guy, he creates custom designs and prints items for professional clients nationwide. His company, specializing in ready made and custom novelty items, was among the top 10% of Etsy sellers in 2020, only two years after its founding.

Joe Meade

Joe Meade, a gamer and game designer for over 30 years and owner of NOBLE QUESTS, LLC, has produced the “Mystic Forces Second Edition” roleplaying game, along with several adventure modules and sourcebooks. 

Joe is also the author of a book of short stories titled, “Troves of Fantasy”.  His fantasy adventure board game, “Omens of Destiny”, is nearing completion with a polished prototype that is being demoed locally and at a number of Cons!

Visit www.mysticforces.com to see the full line of current products.  Use discord.noblequests.com to join the Noble Quests Discord server!

Podcast

Meisterkhan

Meisterkhan, LLC is the brainchild of Michael and Brett Wall. Starting as a Facebook page and evolving to include the Too Opinionated Podcast, Meisterkhan is a safe haven for your inner geek. 

The Too Opinionated podcast includes over 400 celebrity interviews and is listened to by millions in 74 countries around the globe. We have interviewed stars from hit shows. From movies. From geek favorites. We have interviewed classic stars. We have held panel interviews. We have had voice acting talents. We even interview authors. 

Board Game House

3 friends playing board games on the internet for YOU! We are live Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7pm ET. Come join the Neighborhood!

JP Gotrokkits

Local Twitch Streamer JP Gotrokkits has been painting for over thirty years and has done work for Ral Partha Legacy and Sea Dog Game Studios.  He will be more than happy to share painting advice, tips and tricks during the event.

The Horror of Babylon

Welcome to The Horror of Babylon, a horror book club podcast. Join us as we delve into the depths of literature’s most disturbed minds: King, Stoker, Ito, Matheson & more. Available wherever podcasts can be downloaded.

Random Geek Culture in West Virginia 

It is what the name implies, the random culture of the geek nation from the perspective of a couple of West Virginia boys.

We talk about Movies, TV, books, videogames, toys, etc. Hosted by Luke Hersey geek of all trades.

Geeks United!

Muggle with a Mic

Friends discussing movies, television and anything else that pops into our heads. From Harry Potter and Star Wars to The Office and Jane Austen … we cover it all! This is all about fun, so we hope you enjoy!

Guest Writers

John Russo

With twenty books published internationally and nineteen feature movies in worldwide distribution, John Russo has been called a “living legend.” He began by co-authoring the screenplay for NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, which has become recognized as a “horror classic.”

Gary Lee Vincent

Gary Lee Vincent (b. 1974) was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, and is an accomplished actor, producer, director, author, musician, and entrepreneur. As an actor he has appeared in over 100 films, such as MY UNCLE JOHN IS A ZOMBIE (with fellow Guest John Russo). He also appeared in numerous television series including: THE WALKING DEAD, STRANGER THINGS, and HOUSE OF CARDS. As an author, Gary has written over 20 novels, including the hit vampire series DARKENED. In 2009, Gary launched Burning Bulb Publishing as a way for unknown authors to collaborate in a co-op environment to help each other explore opportunities and promote their creative endeavors. 

Terry Bartlet

Terry Bartley is a journalism, literature, and English teacher at Scott High School and writer of the upcoming collection of short stories, Tyranny of the Fey. Terry is the host of the podcast “Most Writers are Fans,” about the intersection between writing and fandom. Terry has professionally written for the Coal Valley News and Screenrant. He has won awards for writing and broadcasting from the West Virginia Associated Press, the National Broadcasting Society, and MarCom. He has a B.A. in English from the University of Phoenix and an M.A. in English Education from Western Governor’s University.

JD Byrne

JD Byrne was born and raised around Charleston, West Virginia, before spending seven years in Morgantown getting degrees in history and law from West Virginia University. He’s practiced law for more than 20 years, writing briefs where he has to stick to real facts and real law. In his fiction, he gets to make up the facts, take or leave the law, and let his imagination run wild. He lives outside Charleston with his wife and the two cutest Chihuahuas the world has ever seen.

Cosplay

Katwoman Cosplay

Katwoman Cosplay (vocalist, actress, performer)  is known for her “Disney Princess” voice and her motto, “walk a mile in their shoes.” She is honored to guest at Dualcon! She has a YouTube channel (@katwomancosplay) as well as an Instagram, Facebook, and Tik Tok all under the same name. 

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