More Charity Auction Items

More items that have been gathered to be auctioned off for the West Virginia chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP WV).

The auction will be at 3:30pm in Panel Room 1.

The AFSP will be taking part in State Capitol Day Wednesday February 15th. Each year, State Capitol Day events bring advocates together with state and local public officials to share information and urge that suicide prevention be made a priority. Advocates have the opportunity to meet with their legislators and speak about legislative and policy issues that need support. Because of these personal connections between advocates and lawmakers, state bills have been enacted that now ban the practice of conversion therapy, require suicide prevention policies and personnel training in K-12 schools, increase suicide prevention on college and university campuses, require insurance plans to treat mental health and physical health equally, and create statewide suicide prevention offices and task forces.

Lightsaber Group The Imperial Legion

The Imperial Legion are a performanced-based Martial Arts and Live Action Role-Playing Group in Ashland & Morehead, KY. They put on non-choreographed duels, performances, and train in sci fi combat. Their goal: great shows, entertain audiences, and of course have a lot of fun!

They meet three times a week to train in the lightsaber forms from Star Wars. We are a blend of martial arts and role-playing. They have two factions: Jedi and Sith. Each faction has four classes. They want to provide the most unique and engaging LARP experience that you will find in the area. They are geared towards working hard and having fun. All are welcome.

The Outer Rim Praxeum Lightsaber School

The Outer Rim Praxeum Lightsaber School practices a performance martial art based on their interpretation of the seven lightsaber forms of the Star Wars universe. They teach our students to create movie-like duels that appear to be choreographed, but are actually competitive and almost wholly improvised.


Founded in Fairmont in 2015, they have since attracted an expanding fan base and appeared at over 100 events in West Virginia and beyond! They are a not-for-profit organization and strive for positive engagement with our fans and community through fundraisers, children’s events, and other worthy causes.
Since 2018, they have been collecting financial donations for the WVU Children’s Hospital through giveaways and good-natured Light Side vs. Dark Side competitions.
They have previously supported the local Jack Strong Foundation.

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We Train as One
We Learn as One
We Teach as One
We Fight as One

Exhibit Life Size Statues

Mike Ferry and his wife Ann started sharing their life size statues with the comic world for pictures and for a lot of fun.

They collect donations on a voluntary basis only because not everything at a comic convention should cost more than a smile.

They currently have the following life size figures:

Marvel – Deadpool (butt signed by Morena Baccarin), Rocket, and teenage Groot (actual size close to Rocket)

Arkham Asylum video game – Batman and Harley Quinn

Aliens – Alien egg with poseable face hugger

Gremlins – Stripe, the flasher, anonymous gremlin

Star Wars – Yoda, Watto, and Anakin Skywalker

Hero Initiative is a charity near and dear to their hearts.

They learned about Hero Initiative at Gem City Comic Con about 2 years before Josh Medors passed away from Cancer.

His story and many others can be see at the following website:

COMIC CREATORS IN NEED ⋆ HERO INITIATIVE

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