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Table Of Contents

Divisions & Staff

Staff Information............................................02 Rules & Weapons Policy...............................02 Letter From the Chairwoman........................03

Adult Programming.....................................Leif Wood Art......................................................Jennifer DePaola Authors.................................................Jeremy Stroup Charity Auction.............................................Bill Smith Costume Contest..........Bruce Bishop & Lee Herring Costume Tracks....................................Alicia Gosline Dealers/Exhibitors..............................Jennifer Grimm Deck Crew.............................................Trey Simmons Fan Tracks...............................................Paul DePaola Fundraising......................................Heather Simpson Gaming (Board & LARP)..............................Jon Stout Gaming (PC/Console)................................Paul Meiss Guest Operations...............................Elizabeth Wood Information..........................................Andy Simmons Main Events.............................................Kermit Swan Paranormal Tracks...................................Roy Wallace PR......................................................Jennifer DePaola Registration.................................Kristin Blankenship Risk Management.....................................Harvie Jeter Scholarships....................................Heather Simpson Tech Crew.....................................................Leif Wood

Guests of Honor.............................................04 Guest Authors................................................05 Guest Artists...................................................08 Fan Tracks......................................................10 Guest Costumers & Musicians........................09 Program Schedule..............................13, 14 & 15 Hotel Map........................................................16 Main Event Highlights...................................18 Art Programming...........................................18 Costuming Programming..............................18 Educational & Family Programming.............19 Fan Track Programming................................19 Writing Programming....................................20 Charity Auction Info.......................................12 Gaming Schedule...........................................15 Anime/Video Schedule..................................22 PC Gaming Schedule.....................................24 Memorials.......................................................17 Area Dining Map.............................................25

Rules of Conduct •

Thank You’s We would like to give a big THANK YOU to all of our Staff Members, Sponsors & Partners, and Volunteers who have all helped bring Shevacon 21 together for this year. Thank you to all of our wonderful Guests, Fan Groups, their families, and helpers for all that they bring to the convention to make it a uniquely wonderful, fun, and educational experience for everyone. And of course, last but not least, Thank You to our Attendees for all of their love and support of Shevacon over the years, we appreciate you all so very much!

Thank You To All Who Make Shevacon Great! Program Book Credits Book Layout & Typography Jenn DePaola Cover & T-shirt Designs © Beck Seashols

Convention badges must be worn at all times while in the convention areas of the hotel, and to all convention events. Each person is issued one badge. Badges may not be switched from person to person. If you lose a badge, and are unable to prove proof of purchase, you will have to purchase a new badge. So please, do not lose your badge during the convention. All event and program rooms have a limited capacity, enforced by the Fire Marshal. Even though your badge is needed to attend all convention functions, it does not guarantee you access to every event if the room has reached it’s maximum capacity.

Your badge does not guarantee availability of autographs and signings. There may be additional fees for autographs, and those are NOT covered by your badge.

Smoking, Food, and Beverages are not permitted in the convention area or event rooms.

Alcoholic beverages are only permitted within the hotel’s designated areas. Please be respectful.

Please limit rude, obnoxious, and/or offensive behavior and language to areas where polite fans and hotel guests will not be affected.

Neither Shevacon or the hotel is responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged property. Or for any injuries sustained during the convention.

No “camping” in the hallways or any other area of the hotel is allowed. Please rent a room, or you will be asked to leave the hotel. If the hotel is sold out, there may be other rooms available in the area.

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There to be NO open fires in the hotel rooms. Please do not be destructive or abuse the hotel.

Con Chair..............................Heather Simpson Treasurer.....................................Alicia Gosline Secretary............................................Jon Stout Member At Large..............Kristin Blankenship President..................................Elizabeth Wood

Children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by a parent at all times. We do not offer any childcare. So please be aware of the location of your children at all times.

We reserve the right to ask you to leave the convention if any of the above rules are not

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strictly followed. Please adhere to the rules above, use common sense, and a good time can be had by all. •

Cameras, food, beverages, smoking, weapons, and large packages are prohibited in the Art Show. These items may be checked at the Art Staff table when you enter the room. If the item(s) is/are valuable, please leave them in your room or care. Shevacon is not responsible for lost or forgotten items that are left in the Art Room.

Those who attend in costume, please remember that there are public nudity laws in Virginia. Please wear appropriate clothing at all times.

Shevacon does not support the sale of illegally reproduced items. Sellers are responsible for verifying the legality of their merchandise according to local, state, and federal laws.

Weapons Policy •

The firing of projectile weapons is strictly forbidden.

Use of weapons to threaten, annoy, or intimidate any attendee or staff member is strictly forbidden.

Bladed weapons must be cased or sheathed at all times. There are no exception to this rule in the convention areas. The only time and unbound weapon is allowed, is for the Costume Contest, and that is for contestants ONLY.

Unsheathed weapons in the convention areas will be confiscated and held at Registration until you surrender your membership.

We do not wish to restrict replica weapons that are part of your costumes. (swords, blasters, lightsabers, etc.) However, if you attend with the real-world replica weapon such as an M-16, Uzi, or something similar - then our Staff folks might have an issue with that and will need to inspect the replica to ensure the safety of the other convention attendees.

Basically, just use common sense everything should be just fine. :)

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Letter from the con-chair Greetings Guests and Friends, Welcome to Shevacon! If you are returning friend, welcome back. If you are new to the con, you’re in for a unique and delightful experience. We are celebrating our 21st anniversary! That’s right, 21 years of all things sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and paranormal. It’s been a blast. As always Shevacon is a convention for the fans, by the fans and it will continue to be the same. This is my second year as your chairwoman and I’m very honored to present this year’s convention to you. Once again we have the honor of being housed by the magnificent Hotel Roanoke. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for all of their generosity and say that I look forward to many, many years of Hotel Roanoke being a part of Shevacon Inc. One change you may notice is the increase in the paranormal programming. As interest for this genre grows, we grow along with it. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the paranormal guests and groups for all the work that they have accomplished in helping to make this convention grow. I would like to recognize Eastern States Paranormal for their sponsorship of the costume contest. And I would also like to thank Jenny Stewart for all of her advertising and other generous donations that she has contributed to this convention. Despite all these changes that have taken place we promise to still bring you excellent programming, wonderful guests, and a weekend you will never forget. Shevacon 2013 exceeds all my expectations and I hope you feel the same. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my staff and volunteers for all of your hard work and countless hours that they have invested into this convention. Without them we would surely be lost. If you enjoy what we have to offer, please find one of the staff and let them know that they are appreciated. I can’t seem to thank them enough. If you are interested in volunteering or staffing for this convention please contact any of our staff and we would be happy to give you information on how to become part of the SheVaCon family. And lastly, but most importantly, I would like to thank you the con-goer. Without you we would not be here. It is your attendance and your feedback that makes it grow. I hope you enjoy Shevacon21, and you will return with us to SheVacon 22 and beyond. Thank You and May The Force Be With You, Heather Simpson SheVaCon Inc. Chairwoman

FAQ’S What is Shevacon? SheVaCon is a three (3) day convention that is run by fans for fans. We celebrate all things from the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror genres, as well as all things in between. It’s a convention where you can meet many wonderful and talented guest authors and artists, and even a few celebrity guests as well. In addition to our guests, we also offer many fun and interesting activities. Discussion panels, Demonstrations, Workshops, Costume Contest, Art Show, Dealers/Exhibitors room, Gaming, Fan Groups, and so much more. We consider ourselves a ‘multimedia’ convention since we cover so many different genres, and include a wide variety of activities and events for the whole family to enjoy. SheVaCon stands for: Shenandoah Valley Convention. SheVaCon’s humble beginnings started in 1993 in Staunton, VA - but has now grown up to be the premier Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention in Southwestern Virginia. And we are honored to have you join us for our 20th year, and hope to see you in the coming years as we continue.

How Long Does Shevacon Run? SheVaCon runs from February 8-10, 2013. While specific rooms such as the Art Show and Dealers/Exhibitors rooms will close nightly at their specified hours; select panels, screenings, and special events will continue into the evening.

Who’s the Organizer of Shevacon? SheVaCon, Inc. is the parent company of SheVaCon, and it’s volunteer Staff organize SheVaCon each and every year.

Who Needs A Badge/Pass? Any and all attendee’s eight (8) years of age or older. There are 3-Day badges for Adults & Children (8-12), as well as Day Passes/Badges for Adults & Children. ** - Note all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and/or grown-up. Badges must be worn at all times and easily visible while attending the convention.

Can I Take Photos? Yes, well... for the most part. SheVaCon encourages it’s attendee’s to take still photographs and videos of their convention experience. However, there are times and places that any type of photography is prohibited like in the Art Show, and during certain workshops and/or panels. Also, please understand that some guests may not pose for photographs with fans. Guests have the right to their privacy, and if they ask not to have their photograph taken, please respect their wishes.

Will I Be On Camera or Photographed? SheVaCon attracts local, and national fans and media personnel who all love the Sci-fi, Fantasy, and Horror genres, so it is very likely that you will be photographed or recorded. By attending SheVaCon, you give your consent to be photographed and appear on camera. 3

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Aaron Allston Writer Guest of Honor Aaron Allston (born 1960 in Corsicana, Texas) is an American novelist of many science fiction books, notably Star Wars novels.[1] His works include those of the X-Wing series: Wraith Squadron, Iron Fist, Solo Command, Starfighters of Adumar. He has also written two entries in the New Jedi Order series: Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream, and Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand. Allston wrote three of the nine Legacy of the Force novels: Betrayal, Exile, and Fury, and three of the nine Fate of the Jedi novels: Outcast, Backlash and Fate of the Jedi 7.

Joe Chin Media Guest of Honor A self-described “happy go lucky guy,” grew up in a close-knit family of 11 and worked primarily with the family’s businesses. His interests in paranormals date back to his teenage years. Growing up, Joe remembers that the third floor of his tenement house was always lively with instances of unexplained paranormal activity. And although he experienced the supernatural as a youngster, he had no idea that people looked for the paranormal until he met Jason Hawes. Months after meeting Jason, he was asked to join the group and several cases later he is still a part of the thriving team. “Joining Ghost Hunters International has given me the opportunity to travel the world and push my passion for the paranormal to new levels,” said Joe. Since joining the team, Joe has cultivated what he refers to as a “skeptical curious side,” that spurs him to want to get to the bottom of things. He also relates this innate curiosity to being a computer technician, a trade he delves into in his spare time. When working with computers he

Guests Of Honor always has to figure out what the problem is and how to resolve it as quickly as possible—similar to the work that he and the other ghost hunters do.

Research and Resource Society in 2008, with over a decade devoted to paranormal research she wanted to create an organization to provide education to anyone seeking it.

When he isn’t investigating cases, Joe enjoys computer gaming, movies, outdoor activities, learning about crypto zoology and spending time with his family.

She is the director of PRRS with Chapters throughout the country.

Beck Seashols Artist Guest of Honor Beck is an artist, illustrator, cartoonist, author and super cool sketch card artist. She’s written and illustrated a children’s book and recently began drawing the art for a new web comic “Sweeten Village”. She has been a freelance artist for over 10 years and has worked with super awesome companies like: Lucasfilm, Topps, Breygent, 5finity, Cult-Stuff, a variety of rubber stamping companies and private collectors of all things cute and cuddly. She hosts a twice weekly artcast on Ustream where she draws commissions, sketch cards and sexy pinups (with the occasional kitten and lots of glitter!). Beck also thinks wiener dogs are awesome and cats wish they could be that cool. She also collects children’s books, stuffed animals, freckles and pet hair. And one day, Beck will have a pet Wampa of her very own!

Jenny Stewart Paranormal Guest of Honor Jenny Stewart is a paranormal investigator, psychic, medium, radio personality and writer. She is recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities within the study of Real Time audio ITC with her extensive research, and knowledge of equipment coined the ghost box.

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The case later became a subject of Animal Planets hit series The Haunted. The episode titled The Ghost Box prophecies, shared the three warnings Jenny received from the ghost box while conducting the Waldorf investigation. All three warnings came true within six months of receiving them, including one that warned of murder. The Ghost Box Prophecies was the highest rated episode in the life of the series. Jenny’s’ first book Secret Sacrifices; The Henryton Project, based on the five month investigation and research project she and her team conducted of an abandoned African American Tuberculosis hospital located in Maryland. Jenny came to believe that the spirits within the complex had a story that needed to be told. After having several experiences and extensive research of the location she uncovered documents to validate that the former TB patients were mistreated, as well as used for experiments in an effort to find a treatment for tuberculosis. The book is due to be released in late 2012. Being a communication major Jenny started utilizing internet radio in 2008 when PRRS radio was born as a platform to help further educate others about the supernatural, communicating with the other side and how to shows on paranormal research. In late 2011, along with her husband Dave, ParaMania Radio network was launched, an internet talk radio site that allows others to host a show on various subjects. Not only a co-owner but a host of three shows, Attached, a show devoted to educating others about spirit attachments, the highly rated Distorted Frequency, a show Jenny host with her husband that shares their knowledge of the ghost box and gives the listeners the chance to experience a live session conducted each week on air, On a road called Healing is the latest in her show line up and is a spiritual, healing based show covering a different topic each week. In the short time since its launch, ParaMania Radio network has reached a ranking of one of the premiere internet talk radio networks in the industry.

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Guest Authors David Bartell

David Bartell has a bachelors degree in astrophysics from the University of Virginia, and a masters certificate in project management from George Washington University. He is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and is an active scuba divemaster. He is a project manager with a large technology company, and resides in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. His award-winning stories have been published regularly in Analog Science Fiction Science Fact and several anthologies since 2005. His stories currently appear in the anthologies MAN-KZIN WARS XIII and INTO THE NEW MILLENNIUM: TRAILBLAZING TALES FROM ANALOG SCIENCE FICTION AND FACT, 2000 – 2010. Both of these are available on Amazon. Other previously published stories are available on Amazon, Smashwords, and iTunes. In the Fall of 2012 he contributed writing to and appeared on the National Geographic Channel docu-drama “Evacuate Earth”, exploring the possibility of evacuating the Earth in the face of a holocaust. In 2011, he appeared on The Discovery Channel on the Curiosity program “Alien Invasion: Are We Ready?” (UK title “When Aliens Attack”.) Hosted by Michelle Rodriguez and featuring experts such as Michio Kaku, Seth Shostak, and Anne Simon, this program offered a more realistic invasion scenario than is usually portrayed by Hollywood. David now boasts a Kevin Bacon number of 3! Follow David on Facebook and Twitter (David_ Bartell). His official web page includes a complete bibliography, biographical notes, photo galleries, and more: http://www.davidbartell.us/

Jim Bernheimer Jim Bernheimer is a firm believer in today’s independent author world. As an author, he has works published with Gryphonwood Press (The Dead Eye series and The Spirals of Destiny series). As an author, editor, and publisher, he has his own EJB Networking imprint which, along with Prime Suspects: A Clone Detective Mystery, has published Confessions 5

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of a D-List Supervillain and three volumes in the Horror, Humor, and Heroes anthologies. He lives in Chesapeake, Virginia with his wife, two daughters, and his delusions of grandeur. For more information, please visit his website at www.jimbernheimer.com.

Elaine Corvidae Elaine Corvidae has been telling stories about faeries, elves, and dragons since she was a small child. Her dark fantasy novels have won numerous awards, including multiple Eppie Awards and Dream Realm Awards for Best Fantasy Novel. When she isn’t wandering the worlds of her imagination, she lives in Harrisburg, NC, with her husband and several cats. You can visit her on the web at www. onecrow.net.

Betty Cross Betty Cross writes science fiction and fantasy for the Young Adult market. Did you like the Hunger Games trilogy? Is Katniss Everdeen one of your heroes? Then check out Betty’ YA Dystopia “Discarded Faces,” now available an ebook from Double Dragon Ebooks. A paperback edition is forthcoming. How about a fantasy without elves, wizards, or dragons, but set in a world without Muggles, where everyone has a modest magical gift, and some have more? Then read Betty’s YA epic fantasy “Mistress of the Topaz,” now available as both an ebook from Double Dragon and a paperback from Lulu.com. As a child, Betty was fascinated by the early satellite launches – Sputnik, Discovery, Vanguard, and so on. As a teenager she enjoyed watching the original Star Trek series on NBC on Thursday nights. This and reading Orwell’s “1984” engendered in her an ambition to write science fiction. Discovering “The Lord of the Rings” at age 17 extended the range of her vision to fantasy also. However, finishing college and earning a living came first. Accordingly, Betty spent nearly 30 years working in the computer field.

a full-time writer of Science Fiction and Fantasy. She writes every day, and keeps a record of her daily word count on a spreadsheet. In her spare time, she likes to visit with her nephews and nieces, surf the Internet, celebrate Jewish religious holidays, and watch the big screen. She seldom watches television any more, except for favorite old movies. She can be reached by email at: betty_bator@ yahoo.com. Her web page is at: www.bettycross-author.net. She is also on Facebook. Her blog is bettysrants.wordpress.com.

Paul Dellinger Paul Dellinger is a retired newspaper reporter who has published stories in SF anthologies and magazines, wrote what may be the only science fiction play performed at Barter Theater, wrote a SF radio series, and co-authored a non-fiction book on UFOs in Virginia. He has also written an occasional mystery, western, and even a musical comedy performed at West Point.

Greg Eatroff Greg Eatroff is a writer, editor, documentary filmmaker, and historian — some people just can’t hold a job. Best known for his comics collaboration with T Campbell, he has lately turned most of his attention to non-fiction.

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In April 2010, she attained her lifelong dream by walking away from her daytime job and becoming

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Guest Authors Cont’d... Heather Hutsell Heather E. Hutsell is a self-published author of 7 novels (and counting) ranging from romantic horror to absurdist fiction to Steampunk mystery. She has been writing since she was eleven years old and has been designing costumes for nearly as long. She also constructs her creations and can often be seen wearing them to conventions. More information can be found at www.heatherehutsell.com

Gail Z. Martin Gail Z. Martin is the author of The Chronicles of The Necromancer series and The Fallen Kings Cycle. Her newest book is The Sworn. She also hosts GhostInTheMachinePodcast.com and blogs at DisquietingVisions.com. For details, visit www.ChroniclesoftheNecromancer.com Gail Z. Martin’s newest series, The Ascendant Kingdoms Saga (Orbit Books) debuts with Ice Forged in 2013. In addition to Ice Forged, she is the author of The Chronicles of The Necromancer series (The Summoner, The Blood King, Dark Haven and Dark Lady’s Chosen ) from Solaris Books and The Fallen Kings Cycle from Orbit Books (Book One: The Sworn and Book Two: The Dread). For book updates, tour information and contact details, visitwww. AscendantKingdoms.com Gail is the host of the Ghost in the Machine Fantasy Podcast , and you can find her on Facebook, GoodReads, BookMarketing.ning, Shelfari and Twitter @GailZMartin. She blogs at www.DisquietingVisions.com. Gail’s short fiction has been featured in anthologies including: Rum and Runestones and Spells and Swashbucklers from Dragon Moon Press, The Bitten Word from New Con Press (UK) and the upcoming Magic from Solaris Books and Women’s Mammoth Book of Ghost Stores (UK). You can find Gail’s books in bookstores worldwide, as well as on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Indigo.ca, Waterstones. com and everywhere books are sold.

Stephen Mark Rainey Stephen Mark Rainey is author of the novels BALAK, THE LEBO COVEN, DARK SHADOWS: DREAMS OF THE DARK (with Elizabeth Massie),

THE NIGHTMARE FRONTIER, and BLUE DEVIL ISLAND; over 90 published works of short fiction; five shortfiction collections; and several audio dramas for Big Finish Productions based on the DARK SHADOWS TV series, featuring several original cast members. For ten years, he edited the awardwinning DEATHREALM magazine and has edited anthologies for Chaosium, Arkham House, and Delirium Books. Mark lives in Greensboro, NC. He is an avid geocacher, which oftentimes places him in some pretty scary settings. Visit his website at www.stephenmarkrainey.com.

Daniel Silverman Daniel Silverman was born deep in the American south, but grew up and spent most of his youth in various states including Michigan, Ohio, and Texas. Throughout his life and military career, he even had the opportunity to live and visit overseas in such countries as the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, and Israel. But his fondest memories were of his high school days living in Cincinnati, Ohio, romping around with his friends and scraping together enough pennies to buy dinner at Skyline Chili. He spent a good many weekends wrecking havoc playing D&D, devouring large sums of Coke-a-Cola and pizza, and reading any and all sci-fi/fantasy novels he could get his hands on. As a result of his love of reading and vivid imagination, Daniel had always wanted to write a novel. But the cares of life seemed to keep him from ever realizing that goal. Not long after high school, Daniel went to serve his country in the US Marines and is a Desert Storm veteran. After being honorably discharged, he went on to pursue a career in art. He has created graphics for everything from traditional portraits, to book covers and film posters, and even real-time 3D models and environments for games and business applications. He currents owns and operates Enupnion, a graphic design studio. But even though he has always loved his art, Daniel never forgot his dream of writing. In 2009 he decided to finally take the plunge and make his dream a reality. Grabbing pen and paper (literally!) he began to pen the words to the prologue of Broken Dreams, the first book in The Dreamshift Chronicles Trilogy. Years of pent up ideas and creativity came spilling forth on the pages and soon a story began to take on a life of its own.

and ideas to paper to form a story, he became addicted. The stories needed to be told, needed to find a life in the mind of others as they read and participated in the lives of those created. The Dreamshift Chronicles: www.dreamshiftchronicles.com Enupnion: www.enupnion.com

Janine Spendlove Janine K. Spendlove is a KC-130 pilot in the United States Marine Corps. Her bestselling first novel, War of the Seasons, Book One: The Human, was published in June 2011, and her next novel, War of the Seasons, Book Two: The Half-blood, was released in June 2012. She?s also had several short stories published in various anthologies. A graduate from Brigham Young University in 1999 with a BA in History Teaching, she is an avid runner, enjoys knitting, playing Beatles tunes on her guitar, and spending time with her family. She currently resides with her husband and daughter in Washington, DC. She is currently at work on her next novel. Find out more at www. WarOfTheSeasons.com.

Anne B. Walsh Anne B. Walsh has been telling stories from the time she could talk, but it took her twenty years to realize she could make a living at it. She left her office job on a leap of faith two months before seeing a PBS special which changed her life. The resulting historical fantasy novel, A Widow in Waiting (now available at all major e-book retailers), is set in 1780′s Britain and contains strong elements of mystery, romance, and just plain fun. She has also had stories published in two collections under the Horror, Humor, and Heroes name. Current projects include the sequel to A Widow in Waiting, entitled Playing with Fire; a personal anthology of feline-themed fantasy and sci-fi shorts, Cat Tales; and the latest entry in her ongoing Harry Potter fan fiction alternate universe known as the Dangerverse, Surpassing Danger. Anne lives east of Pittsburgh, PA, in a half-renovated house as old as herself and her roommate combined, where they serve the whims of their furry feline mistresses.

Broken Dreams represents a beginning. More books are to follow. For once he had put words

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Guest Authors Cont’d... Rob West Rob West, though some people call him SMOF, is a resident of the beautiful mountains of Wise Virginia. In this quiet little mountain town he writes his stories when he isn’t obeying every command of his three cat overlords. He currently has two erotic fantasy/ horror short stories published in anthologies. The first one is titled “Princess Illia” and is in the, currently kindle only, anthology “The Dark Hunger: A Paranormal Erotic Compendium” by Candy Crum. The second is titled “The Truth of the Hunt” which is in the anthology “Darkest Desires” by Hot Ink Press. This is coming out in October. Currently he is working on a third erotic story, and there will likely be many more in the future. He didn’t set out to be a writer of such stories. It just kind of landed in his lap one day when a friend suggested he give it a try. He is currently working on a YA novel series about a girl who meets a group of fairies. It is currently in editing but he hopes to have it in some published form within the next year or two. Also he has in the works a vampire story, but this story is still in a very early stage. Rob has one other story available to the public. It is a non-erotic short story that was a chapter in a wonderful web series called “Wishworld.” The chapter is titled “The Crystal Princess.” Unfortunately this series was discontinued but the work can be found at www.dolari.org/ww/ . It’s worth a look even in its unfinished state. Rob got into writing through his love of mythical creatures of all shapes and sizes. Some have called him a scholar of such beings though he himself wouldn’t say it. When he isn’t writing his stories he is often visiting other worlds through the Stargate, or exploring the mountains of Skyrim. He has been attending Shevacon for the past 4 years where he has learned a lot about writing and how to be an author. Having made many friends there, and gotten many books signed, he looks forward to the chance to give something back.

Steve White Steve White was born in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1946 and served as a Naval Intelligence officer in the Mediterranean and in the Vietnam War Zone. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia Law School and an associate member of the Virginia Bar. In addition to the bestselling “Starfire” military science fiction series with 7

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David Weber, he has written several popular science fiction adventure novels for Baen. They include the trilogy comprising The Disinherited, Legacy and Debt of Ages, which combine fastpaced space opera with Arthurian mythology. He has also written the galaxy-spanning adventure Prince of Sunset, and its sequel Emperor of Dawn, the secret-history science fiction novel The Prometheus Project, the high fantasy novel Demon’s Gate, and the time travel adventure Blood of the Heroes. His most recent solo novels are Saint Antony’s Fire, an alternate-history fantasy set in Elizabethan times, and Wolf Among the Stars, a sequel to his earlier science fiction novel Eagle Against the Stars. Extremis, a new novel in the “Starfire” series, this time in collaboration with Chuck Gannon, was released in May 2011. Sunset of the Gods, the second novel in the “Temporal Regulatory Authority” series of time travel novels that began with Blood of the Heroes, is due for release this month, and a third novel, Pirates of the Timestream (in which the time travelers meet the real pirates of the Caribbean) is now in the pipeline. Steve lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is married and has three daughters, the youngest of whom he and his wife found and adopted in Russia… but that’s another story.

when his daughter, Darcy, went off to college, also at Pomona.

Leona Wisoker

Brian Young

Leona Wisoker writes and edits fantasy and science fiction. She has placed stories in publications ranging from Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine to Michael Hanson’s ongoing Sha’Daa anthologies. The first novel in her Children of the Desert series, Secrets of the Sands, was published in 2010 by Mercury Retrograde Press. She currently lives in eastern Virginia with her husband and two large dogs, all of whom routinely try and usually fail to drag her away from the computer (or even worse, from her morning coffee) for long, rambling walks.

Bryan Young works across many different mediums. As a novelist, he’s the author of the critically acclaimed sci-fi adventure, “Operation: Montauk,” and the bestselling comedy novel, “Lost at the Con.” As a film producer, his last two films (“This Divided State” and “Killer at Large”) were released by The Disinformation Company and were called “filmmaking gold” by The New York Times. He’s also published comic books with Slave Labor Graphics and Image Comics. He’s a contributor for the Huffington Post and StarWars.Com, and he’s the founder and editor in chief of the geek news and review site Big Shiny Robot!.

He has published nine novels (has written several more, most of which will never see print, thank God), several short stories (mostly for the Elf Quest anthologies), five non-fiction books on computers (he’s completely self-taught, and it probably shows), and a number of articles, columns, reviews, and so forth, also concerning computers (written in language even he can understand). Currently, Allen has an epic heroic fantasy (3000 pages, 800,000 words) with an editor; a vampire (no twinklies) in submission, a bizarre haunted house story that is far too long, a haunted village story, also too long, and other projects in hand. Allen has been running his version of a writer’s workshop at various conventions for more than twenty five years, and has had some success, since several people have not only finished but sold stories started in the workshop. Allen also runs a plotting panel, which people have found helpful. Allen is a member of SFWA.

Allen Wold Allen Wold was born in south-western Michigan, where he began writing teeny little stories when he discovered an old portable typewriter. He finished high school in Tucson, Arizona, and graduated from Pomona College, in Claremont, California, where he later met his wife, Diane. They married in 1972, and moved to North Carolina, where he began his career as a full time writer. In 1986, he became a full time father, writing when he could make the time. In 2003, he became a full time writer again,

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Guest Artists

BC Brandt

Rich Hilliard

BC Brandt can’t stand going too long without making something. She gets to feeling like something’s wrong, and she has to use ink or computer to fix it. Anytime she gets burned out on one creative avenue, she finds herself already on another one. While most have involved paint or ink, these days the computer is her primary tool, which has freed up an awful lot of shelf space. (The carpet is also grateful.) Her main workhorse is Adobe Illustrator, though she’s been known to fumble about in Photoshop.

Richard Hilliard was born in rural Virginia in the 1960’s, and spent his youth dreaming of going to New York City to study art. After a nearly 20 year career in the NY Metro area, he and his wife returned to VA in 1999, and began teaching at James Madison University, where he continues to this day. Growing up during the time of the Apollo Moon missions, Rich has a great interest in sharing these adventures with young people. This has inspired him to pursue publishing and school visits as a way of bringing history alive for a new generation of space explorers. His first illustrated book for children, the award-winning “Neil, Buzz, and Mike Go to the Moon,” has been so well received that a second book, “Godspeed, John Glenn,” was released in late 2006, followed by “Ham, the Astrochimp” in 2007 and “Lucky 13: Survival in Space” in 2008. In 2005, 2006 and 2007, Rich was honored to be selected as the featured children’s author at the Smithsonian Institution’s annual Space Day in Washington DC, and was a featured author at the National Air and Space Museum for the 40th anniversary celebration of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

A Roanoke native and a Hollins alum, BC has a degree in English and Film that she will never admit was an impractical choice. She currently works for a scuba diver, runs a small business revolving around her buttons, and once or twice a month takes up space at B&D Comics. She spent three years as a wildlife rescue volunteer (and won’t shut up about it) but changed tracks, and has been a volunteer for Feeding America since 2010. Archery, animals, and fountain pens are the way to her heart. She’d like to be Joss Whedon when she grows up, and Ray Bradbury if she doesn’t.

Josh Ginter Artist Joshua Ginter, born and schooled in Roanoke; graduated from Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division in 2012 with a first in Media Arts and Animation. Academically excelled in character design and visual effects, finalizing classes received a much earned diploma, graduated with a whimper into the world of unemployment and fickle hopes. Currently he is working for Darkstone Entertainment as a visual effects artist and a comic illustrator in small press. Credits: Comics: “Sam Saturn” and “A Pessimist’s Survival Guide to Wonderment” (previously known as Plastic) Films: short “Slayground” and “Shadowhunters 2” Website: www.joshginter.org

Ettelie Lovern Ettelie is an artist as well as computer graphics guru. She studied at Comenius University in Slovakia, where she obtained her Masters of Science degree. In addition to her awesome graphic design and computing skills, Ettelie also speaks 4 languages (English, Slovak, Japanese, and German). She currently assists in running an e-commerce portion of a local business, and has a passion for all things Anime.

Brian McCulloch Brian McCulloch was born in Blackwell Oklahoma, joining the United States Navy in 1994 and serving on active duty in Coronado California. After leaving military service he continued to persue a career in aerospace and discovered an artistic talent beyond basic drawing almost by accident after attending a class taught by Dru Blair in North Carolina.

Brian began taking commissions for portraits, book covers, and aviation art. Many paintings are detailed and colored in such a way as to be often mistaken for photography. Brian continues to learn and expand his knowledge of his craft from his home in Mississippi.

Matthew Roberts Born on the easy streets of middle class Va, Matthew has been drawing grotesquely proportioned people in silly clothes since he could hold a crayon. Countless reams of paper were subjected to drawings of superheroes, scifi and fantasy icons, sharks, dinosaurs, aliens, the occasional pretty thing for his mother as well, and shameless tracings of Motley Crue publicity photos, movie posters and his dad’s Frank Frazetta art books. The vague desire to “draw” for a living came into focus with the comics explosion of the late 80s/ early 90s. To bad he fell in love. In order to provide for his soon to be wife, Matthew enlisted in the United States Air Force. His schedule during the early days of his enlistment allowed him the opportunity to take on the occasional comic book gig, including partnering with Robert Kirkman to fill in on his Funk-o-tron studios book, Battle Pope. Matthew continued doing work for Funk-o-tron and he seriously considered ending his enlistment and doing comics full time. However, the events of 9/11 left Matt with a renewed sense of patriotism. He re-enlisted and was soon left with little time to continue comics. Until now. Matthew has recently retired from 20 years of service and was fortunate to find work at Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment, an imprint of Image Comics. Matthew’s work can be seen in a series of promotional pieces for The Walking Dead and Hyundai as well as the Petco Park Walking Dead Escape exclusive variant cover for the Walking Dead #100. He is currently working on an as-yet unannounced project due out in 2013. Matthew lives in Roanoke, Va with his wife of 20years, Jenna, and his two children, Ben and Holly. To see Matthew’s work, check out his website: www.shinolahead.com

After years of practice and continued refinement, and encouraged by industry professionals, Use hastags #shevacon and #hotelroanoke in your tweets to join the party!

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Guest Artists, Costumers & Musicians Daniel Silverman Daniel is a double guest - he’s a writer as well as an artist. Please see his bio in Guest Authors Section on Page 7. Thank You.

of comics all starting with ElfQuest when I was a wee little Gefling. When I’m not saving the world one oddball moment at a time, my alternate identity is that of a full time student studying sciences, a motorcycle instructor, and a klutz. I love teaching people how to ride motorcycles because it’s always rewarding to be able to impart others with the knowledge I have to share and seeing people enjoy themselves. I am also a very random person and am easily distracted… hey look a kitty!

Tom Hutchens Matt Slay Hailing from Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Matt has been drawing comics and related insanity on and off for the last 10 years. In the last 2 years, he has worked on trading card sets including Marvel: Avengers Assemble! Marvel Beginnings Series 2 and Tarzan for Cryptozoic Ent. This has led him to paint the cover of IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Leonardo micro-series. He is currently painting the pages of Fatsa: Lord of the Dragons.

Brenna Beattie Brenna Beattie is a second generation geek and costumer, making her first real forays into costuming around age 12. She is currently hard at work starting and internet book review show, and in the draft stages of a novel that is now in it’s fifth year of planning.

Steph(anie) Estes I was born in a far off galaxy, in the Earth year of 1986. Unfortunately, my biological parents were forced to send me to a small, distant planet called Earth. It was here that my new family found me under a rock, or so my older sister keeps telling me. I’ve been cosplaying at conventions for about a decade (man that makes me feel old…). With my minimal instructions on how to sew from my mother, “line it up with this mark, put the presser foot down, press the pedal, and call if you need me,” I quickly learned how to make my own costumes within my first year really cosplaying. Over-all I would say I’m a pretty well rounded nerd (and proud of it) with being a fan of various anime, a bit of a gamer, growing up watching Star Trek on a daily basis with my dad you know I’ve gotta be a sci-fi nerd, and my love 9

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Tom Hutchens was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in 1978. After finishing High School he enlisted in the US Navy, spending the bulk of his Naval career as the Wardroom Supervisor and Captain’s Chef on the USS Ohio (SSBN 726B). Being a huge Star Wars fan, many a failed barracks inspection happened over dioramas built out of action figures and vehicles set up around his barracks room. Honorably discharged in 2000, Tom began his journey into costuming by joining the SCA and local Barony of Sacred Stone. Tom left the SCA in 2002 as college and work took its toll on extra-curricular activities, but not before learning basic techniques and skills necessary to become an armor smith. Later that year, he would build his first set of armor. In 2006, after his first visit to DragonCon, Tom would begin building his first set of Mandalorian armor as well as conceptualize an organization for Star Wars costumers that focused around Mandalorian armor. 2007 saw the launch of the Mandalorian Mercs, named after Tom’s gaming guild in the MMO “Star Wars Galaxies”. By 2010, he had become one of less than a handful of armor crafters that produced metal Mandalorian armor. Today, Tom spends his days as the Network Administrator for K&W Cafeterias Inc., as well as helps his wife Elisha with their small farm in Mocksville NC. Tom also continues to build Mandalorian costumes, adding an armory to the property in 2010. In January of 2012, Tom helped found “Little Warrior International” with other members of the Mandalorian Mercs. LWI is a non-profit charity that harnesses the power of Star Wars ™ to bring hope and encouragement to sick and underprivileged children around the world.

Bambi Riggsbee-Smith Bambi has costumed since she was 3 years old apparently. There is a picture of her in her mother’s hat and shoes with a scarf on the back her mother documented a story which ends with her asking mom to tie the scarf, and then waving goodbye to mom, she is going shopping! This went on to designing evening dresses for her

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Barbies (out of pilfered 6 inch wide silk ribbon from her mom’s sewing stash), making her own sundress at age 10 (because her mother refused to make it for her, disagreeing with the “style”) and then wearing it, making her own dance, Halloween, and Mardi Gras costumes, and then AHHHHHHH (angelic chorus inserted here) discovering sci-fi about age hhhmty. There are no pictures, but her first costumes was a replica of Uhura’s uniform, she has never looked back since. Bambi is delighted with the new opportunities for creative costuming, historic reproduction get better due to better and better research and finds, Steampunk is just well... the best thing EVER! Sci-fi and Anime means you are only limited by your supplies, Trading information, inspiration and support between costumers makes us all better costumers, people and sends good stuff out into the universe. Rodenberry was right!

James Morrow James Morrow has enjoyed hand drumming since 1988 and has taught Arabic style hand drumming in the Society for Creative Anachronism and for the past four years has taught hand drumming at DragonCon. Susan French has taught hand drumming at DragonCon and enjoys weekly hand drumming sessions in Charlotte, NC

Doug Bischoff Douglas Bischoff has toured the United States and abroad as a multi-instrumentalist for over a decade. He is best known for his energetic guitar, bagpipe, and didgeridoo performances with Celtic Rock headliner “Coyote Run.” Doug weaves the hypnotic drone of the didgeridoo with driving rhythms, creating a soundscape that transports the listener. His infectious humor and upbeat performances have captivated audiences for years, and the deep honesty of his musical expression has made his performances unforgettable. Follow @Shevacon on Twitter for live show updates!


501st Legion

fan & Paranormal groups

The Legion is an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate. The Legion seeks to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work

Rebel Legion The Rebel Legion is an international Star Wars costuming organization created by, of and for people interested in creating costumes from the Star Wars mythos. Research, create, build and improve your costumes in a place where costumers with similar passions share skills, tips and ideas. Jedi, Rebel Pilots, Troopers, Princesses and even Wookiees…. we’ve got them all….and we’re always looking for more. We are the good guys! Besides our ‘Good Guy’ costumes, our worldwide membership often choose to give back to their communities (through costumed volunteer activities and charity events). No one can provide the public with a greater range of Star Wars costumes, nor a more personable, interactive, face to face experience.

Mandalorian Mercs Founded in 2007, the Mercs has grown very quickly into its position as the world’s ‘Elite Mandalorian Costume Club’ by focusing on charity and celebrating the Star Wars universe.

conventions, fund raisers, and parades around the world.

USS Yeager USS Yeager, named for the famous pilot from West Virginia, is the oldest continuously operating chapter of the international Star Trek Fan Association Starfleet in the state of West Virginia. It’s a group with a long and interesting history, both in the real world and in it’s fictional shared universe.

R2DC - R2 Builders Whether you are just beginning to build your first R2 or are starting to build your second or third droid, there is plenty of information, tips and techniques that we have gathered to get you on your way. We are here to help each other by sharing tips and information useful for building your Astromech droid or other Sci-Fi related props. There is something here for every builder at every skill level. We are always learning something new from each other. The R2 Builders also interact with other Sci-Fi fans, organizations and other robot/prop building groups with fun experiences for everyone of every age.

IKV: Devastator - Klingon’s

We’re a Klingon themed Star Trek fan club based in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. The Devastator’s membership shares an interest in sci-fi/ fantasy, costuming, prop building, and celebrating the Struggle of Life in the manner of the Klingon race. Relaunched in 2008, the IKV Devastator aims to continue a proud tradition: honor and glory in Star Trek fandom, excellence in Klingon costuming, and FUN! The IKV Devastator was originally founded in 1988 by G.B. Reed (also known as Kragtowl epetai-Trekkan, Da’Har Master of the Klingons), and was the first fan group of its type, bringing the might of the Klingon Empire to the Hampton Roads region. Kragtowl would go on to become an influential member of the Klingon Assault Group, and remains a prominent figure in klindom to this day. Members of the Devastator would later organize and found the club IKV Bat’Leth, which continues to do battle for the Empire now. ROANOKE ROBOTICS CLUB The Roanoke Robotics Club is a group of friendly folks who love to build fun stuff! We build robots, teach workshops, hold contests, and share our work & our knowledge. We meet on the first Saturday of every month, at the Science Museum of Western Virginia, right here in Roanoke. We look forward to meeting you! Check out our robotics workshops & demos Saturday morning, & visit us on the web at www.RoanokeRobotics.org

COMARR - Silverdain COMARR is a medieval recreation group based in Waynesboro Virginia.

The Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club is dedicated to representing the Mandalorian culture within the Star Wars™ universe. Through our international community, we aim to raise money for charities across the globe, including Little Warrior International, a charity founded and operated by the Mandalorian Mercs. Since our founding in 2007, the Mercs has become the elite Mandalorian costuming organization and our members have been in attendance at countless Use hastags #shevacon and #hotelroanoke in your tweets to join the party!

We are interested in recreating the middle ages from 850-1650 as they should have been not as they actually were. We recreate medieval combat, archery, arts and sciences, and other parts of the Middle Ages.

Eastern States Paranormal (ESP) All of the members of E.S.P are dedicated to the research and study of the paranormal. Our group promises complete professionalism along with complete compassion and sensitivity to all investigations. When a case involves children our intention is to investigate and get you answers to your problems (Cont’d) WWW.SHEVACON.ORG

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(Eastern States Cont’d) A.S.A.P. Our group is dedicated to debunking and/or proving the presence of any paranormal activity you may be experiencing. All investigations will be kept private with no evidence posted on our website without written permission from the property owner and even then there will be no addresses, names or outside pictures of the property posted for security purposes. All investigations will be done free of charge.

Inspired Ghost Tracking (IGT) Inspired Ghost Tracking was founded in October 2008 and is Located in Jessup, Maryland. Inspired Ghost Tracking is a paranormal research and Investigation team that serves clients in Maryland and the surrounding areas. IGT’s core team of investigators is backed by a membership of over 100 people. The team is comprised of seasoned and trusted professionals with a wide variety of specialties. Our members come from different backgrounds but unite together in the paranormal. They approach their clients with a blend of science, technology and spirituality to address the specific needs of each case. At every turn, they demonstrate care, concern, respect and professionalism in all aspects of their work. They’re dedicated to working together with their clients to find the best solution for both the client and the spirits. You can learn more about inspiredghosttracking.webs.com.

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Seven Hills Paranormal (SHP) Seven Hills Paranormal Society (SHPS) is an investigative group dedicated to the research of anomalous experience through scientific means. Our purpose is to provide reasonable and rational explanation or hypothesis for paranormal activity through multimedia observation and recording techniques. In cases where such evidence cannot provide a satisfactory conclusion, our goal is to refer clients to agents more suited to their individual needs. Seven Hills Paranormal Society (SHPS) was founded in 2006 as a paranormal research group serving Lynchburg, Southside and Southwest VA, as well as eastern parts of West Virginia and Tennessee. Since our inception, our members have investigated claims of paranormal activity throughout the US, and have been proactive in establishing experimental investigative techniques in the research of revolutionary paranormal theories. SHPS is a proud founding member of the 11

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National Paranormal Coalition (www.npcoalition. com), and is involved with several paranormal and metaphysical conferences, seminars and workshops throughout the state of VA. Our membership is an eclectic group of truth-seekers with widely varied cultures and backgrounds; electricians, carpenters, musicians, teachers, ministers, etc. It is this broad spectrum of interest, education, and personal belief systems that encourages SHPS to grow and expand our own awareness of and hypothesis for the “unexplained”. SHPS typically conducts field investigations bi-monthly, and we also hold monthly training/ discussion groups. Public open houses are held annually to reveal and discuss our findings, and public workshops are offered throughout the year in conjunction with area partners for educational purposes. Monthly meetings are open to anyone of interest, but investigations are limited to the trained investigation team with the possibility of open spaces for new members on an approved and trial basis, as long as I-team requirements are met (please see the I-Team page under Membership.

methods and technology in our investigations to uncover the truth. We are a non-profit organization. We also respect your privacy and are completely professional when dealing with our clients and their families and homes. We have been helping people in the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas for over 4 years now and have produced great results, in debunking said haunted locations or confirming that a place is indeed haunted. If you think you have a situation you would like for us to investigate please let us know, we are here you for. With that being said thank you for your support and happy hauntings!

SHPS approaches each case as a unique set of challenges. We are sensitive to our clients’ emotional and spiritual needs, and we work to ensure these needs are met in the most constructive manner possible. We understand that coming to terms with the notion that there may be a force beyond our own belief systems is a very difficult step for many people. Discretion and professionalism are our utmost concern, and case details remain confidential unless authorized by our clients to share publicly. SHPS considers only tangible and measurable anomaly when presenting “evidence” of paranormal activity. Though we do not automatically discount personal experiences, they are not used as basis for consideration of paranormal activity. SHPS’ membership consists of varied personal belief systems, but all our investigators recognize the importance of standardized protocol while on vigil. Mediums, sensitives and intuitives are welcome within SHPS membership, but such persons are expected to follow the scientifically-based protocols set forward by SHPS. ‘Evidence” based on intuition or claimed personal experience, though it may be archived, is generally not presented in SHPS’ case studies.

South Western Virginia Ghost Hunters (SWVA) We are a dedicated group of individuals whose sole purpose is helping those in need and finding the truth behind haunted locations. We are here to investigate paranormal activity here in South West Virginia and surrounding areas, whether it be in your home or business. We use the latest

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ART SHOW & AUCTION INFO

CHARITY AUCTION INFO

WHEN IS THE ART SHOW OPEN? Friday..........................................................................1:00pm to 7:00pm Saturday....................................................................10:00am to 7:00pm Sunday....................................................................10:00am to 12:00pm

We’ve Got Tons Of Great Items For You To Bid On!

The Art Show will be closed during the Live Auction on Sunday, and re-open immediately after the auction to allow all winning bidders to purchase and pick up their won item(s). HOW DO I BID? Taped near each artwork is a piece of paper. This is the bid sheet. It is usually located below or beside the artwork that it is associated with. The bid sheet lists the Artist,Title of the piece, the minimum bid for the piece, and a place for you to write your bid amount and badge number. WHY IS THAT LINE HIGHLIGHTED? Saturday evening, all bid sheets will be marked with a yellow line (highlighted). This highlighted line will indicate the last bid on the piece at the close of the Art Show on Saturday as an ‘inventory’ system. Additional bids may be made after the highlight mark has been made on Sunday. So please feel free to continue bidding on that special piece your have your heart set on! WHAT ITEMS WILL GO TO AUCTION? Any artwork or items in the Art Show that have two (2) or more bids will go to the Live Auction on Sunday. You will be able to purchase your item(s) after the Live Auction on Sunday during the designated pick-up time. If a piece is not bid on, it will not go to Auction. So if you want it, bid on it!

So many wonderful items, graciously donated and supplied by our wonderful Dealers and many other Contributors... And it’s all to benefit the Scholarship Funds, helping us make a difference in the community for the very special winners of the SheVaCon Scholarship Funds.

Silent-bidding is set to begin as soon as the items are on display Friday in the Madison Room on the lower level.

Join us on Saturday at 3:00pm in the Monroe Room, for the Live Auction and be sure to get those bids in on those items that we know you just won’t be able to resist!

Items may be purchased immediately following the Live auction.

NO ARTWORK MAY BE SOLD UNTIL AFTER THE LIVE AUCTION ON SUNDAY. NO EXCEPTIONS. HOW DOES THE LIVE AUCTION WORK? There will only be one live auction/sale. As noted above, any piece with two (2) or more bids will go to auction. All pieces going to auction will begin with the highest bid listed on the bid sheet. All art must be paid for and picked up immediately following the auction. This includes pieces that had a single bid, and did not go to the live auction. Any artwork not picked up by 4:00PM on Sunday will go back to the artist. HOW DO I PURCHASE MY WON ITEM(S)? After the Live Auction is over, the Art room will open. Tell the staff which pieces you’re there to purchase or give them your badge number, or the ‘Winning Bid’ slip(s) from the Live auction. The Staff will write up the receipt of your purchase(s), and the total amount due. Cash, Check, and Credit Card (+3% charge fee) are accepted. Once payment is verified, and you have been given your receipt your new artwork is ready to go to it’s new home!

THAT’S ALL FOLKS! THANKS & HAPPY BIDDING!

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Washington Lecture Hall

Monroe Room

Wilson Room

Are You Haunted?; Eastern States - P

Build Your Best Super Hero - Challenge; Clark - C

FRIDAY 01:00PM - 1:50PM

Alternate History & Military Fiction; Allston, Cross, Eatroff, White - W

02:00PM - 2:50PM 03:00PM - 3:50PM

Didgeridoo Performance by Doug Bischoff - M

Local Legends; Southwest VA Ghost Hunters - P

04:00PM - 4:50PM

Recording Techniques for the Aspiring Performer - M

Investigation Equipment; Eastern States - P

05:00PM - 5:50PM

Short Stories: When Do You Expand, When Do You Stop?; Allston, Bartell, Bernheimer, Rainey, Wisoker - W

Ghost Box 101; Jenny Stewart - P

06:00PM - 6:50PM

Joe Chin; Discussion - M

Cosplay 101; Estes - C

Beginner Costuming on a Budget - C

Electro & Geo Magnetic Fields; Seven Hills - P

Star Trek Costuming; USS Yeager - FT

Special Musical Performance - M

The Haunted Take 2; Jenny Stewart - P

Kill Doctor Lucky - G

11:00PM - 11:50PM

Sex/Religion & Politics - How to Create Your Own; Bernheimer, Cross, Hutsell, Martin, West - W

How to Run a Successful Paranormal Meetup Group; Inspired Ghost Tracking - P

52 Weeks of Romance - Adult - 18 and over ONLY - ID Required - AD

12:00AM - 12:50AM

Paranormal Investigation - SWVA - FT

Adult Programming; *18 and older ONLY -ID Required* - AD

07:00PM - 7:50PM 08:00PM - 8:50PM

Opening Ceremonies

09:00PM - 9:50PM 10:00PM - 10:50PM

01:00AM - 01:50AM 02:00AM - 02:50AM

SATURDAY 09:00AM - 09:50AM

Beginning with Radio Controled Robots; Roanoke Robotics - FT

10:00AM - 10:50AM

Autonomous Robots - Getting Started; Roanoke Robotics - FT

How to Draw Doodles; Beck Seashols - E

These Are The Droids You’re Looking For; R2DC R2 Builders - FT

11:00AM - 11:50AM

Robot Nerds Gone Wild; Roanoke Robotics - FT

How to Run a Successful EVP Session; Eastern States -P

Meet the 501st & Building a Clone Army; 501st Legion - FT

12:00PM - 12:50PM

How To Kill Your Character; Allston, Cross, Hutsell, Martin, West, Wisoker - W

Anomalous Lights; Seven Hills - P

01:00PM - 01:00PM

Story of the Didgeridoo & How to Play; Doug Bischoff - M

Paranormal Unity; Inspired Ghost Tracking - P

Meet the Rebel Legion & Join the Rebellion; Rebel Legion - FT

02:00PM - 02:50PM

Didgeridoo Performance; Bischoff - M

What’s In Your Closet?; Jenny Stewart - P

Good Guy Costuming; Rebel Legion - FT

03:00PM - 03:50PM

Parnanormal Q&A with Joe Chin - M

Charity Auction - M

Meet the Mandalorian Mercs; Mandalorian Mercs - FT

04:00PM - 04:50PM

It’s All About The Villain; Bartell, Bernheimer, Corvidae, Hutsell, Martin - W

05:00PM - 05:50PM

Weaponry in Writing; Allston, Spendlove - W

Hero’s March - E

Klingon Commissioning Ceremony - Bringing a New Ship Into the Klingon Empire; IKV Devastator Klingons - FT

06:00PM - 06:50PM

Joe Chin; Discussion - M

Cellular Memories in the Transplant Scenario; Seven Hills - P

Costume Contest Set-up and Judging - M

07:00PM - 07:50PM

**Closed For Setup**

Frequently Investigated Locations; Inspired Ghost Tracking - P

08:00PM - 08:50PM

Costume Contest - M

Special FX & Prosthetics - Forhead Making; IKV Devastator Klingons - FT

09:00PM - 09:50PM 10:00PM - 10:50PM

Paranormal Investigation - Set Up

Out of Body Experiences; SWVA - P

Costume Retrieval

11:00PM - 11:50PM

Paranormal Investigation - Eastern States - FT

Adult Programming; *18 and older ONLY -ID Required* - AD

When is Sex Not Appropriate In A Story?; West - W

12:00AM - 12:50AM 01:00AM - 01:50AM

52 Weeks of Romance - Adult - 18 and over ONLY - ID Required - AD

02:00AM - 02:50AM

SUNDAY 10:00AM - 10:50AM

A Whole New World, Where Do You Start? (World Creation); Allston, Cross, Eatroff, Martin, Silverman, West, Wisoker - W

Story of the Didgeridoo & How to Play; Doug Bischoff - M

Moding your Armor - Custom Builds and Electronics; 501st Legion - FT

11:00AM - 11:50AM

General Writer’s Q&A; Allston, Spendlove, Young - W

Didgeridoo Performance; Bischoff - M

Klingon Food; IKV Devastator Klingons - FT

The Spiritualist Movement (SWVA) - P

Starship Smackdown; USS Yeager - FT

Joe Chin - P

Brony Meetup - FT

12:00PM - 12:50PM 01:00PM - 01:00PM

Art Auction - A

Psychics & Mediums; Jenny Stewart - P

02:00PM - 02:50PM

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COSTUMING - C

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Harrison/Tyler Room

Mill Mountain Room

Bent Mountain Room

FRIDAY 01:00PM - 1:50PM

Epublishing, How Does It Work?; Corvidae, Walsh, Young - W

02:00PM - 2:50PM 03:00PM - 3:50PM 04:00PM - 4:50PM

Looking to the Past for Ideas Today; Bernheimer, Dellinger, Eatroff, Hutsell, Silverman, Walsh, White - W

Intro to Graphic Novel Writing; Corvidae, Young - W Introduction to Drumming and Dancing; Achbar - D

05:00PM - 5:50PM

Futuristic Writing Coming True? (ie: 50’s Sci-Fi and How it Compares to Today’s World); Dellinger, Walsh - W

Wigs & Accessories; Clark - C

06:00PM - 6:00PM

Who Were You Inspired By?; Allston, Dellinger, Hutsell, White, Wisoker - W

Kids Creation Station - E

07:00PM - 7:50PM

Children/Teen/Adult Stories - Where Do You Draw the Line?; Corvidae, Cross, Dellinger - W

08:00PM - 8:50PM 09:00PM - 9:50PM

Writing and the Internet; Bernheimer, Corvidae, Martin, Walsh - W

10:00PM - 10:50PM

Reading with Momma Lisa - P

Evacuate Earth Video; Bartell - W

Characterization of Children: How do you make your child characters “real”, or what makes them “real”; Bartell, Walsh - W How to Draw Cuteness; Seashols - A LARP - G

**DJ Jon-Ari Lounge Set-up** DJ Jon-Ari Lounge Time - Dance - D

11:00PM - 11:50PM 12:00AM - 12:50AM 01:00AM - 01:50AM

Adult Programming; *18 and older ONLY -ID Required* - AD

02:00AM - 02:50AM

SATURDAY

Allen Wold’s Writer Workshop & Follow-up; Eatroff, Hutsell, White, Wold - W

History of Martial Arts - E

12:00PM - 12:50PM

Alien Invasion: Probability/Form/How to Resist; Bartell, White - W

Basic Electronics for Your Costume Budget - C

01:00PM - 01:00PM

How to Write Convincing Leads; Allston, Bartell, Hutsell -W

Sci-Fi Fashion; Martin, Spendlove - C

02:00PM - 02:50PM

Beating Writers Block; Bernheimer, Cross, Dellinger, Hutsell, Rainey, Spendlove, Wisoker, Young - W

Digital VS Traditional Comic Art; Ginter, Hilliard, Roberts, Slay - A

03:00PM - 03:50PM

Evolution of Weapons in Sci-fi; Spendlove, Young - W

Vector VS Raster Art; Brandt, Lovern - A

04:00PM - 04:50PM

Law-Maker/Breaker - Creating Rules for Your Story and When to Break Them; Silverman - W

Build a Plushy ($ fee); Estes - A

05:00PM - 05:50PM

How to Get Your Writing Out There; Bernheimer, Corvidae, Martin, Walsh - W

Intro to Drumming and Dancing - Achbar - D

06:00PM - 06:50PM

Iron Author; Bartell, Eatroff, West - W

Markers: Tips & Techniques; Lovern - A

07:00PM - 07:50PM

Sci-Fi in Romance/Romance in Sci-Fi; Allston, Martin, Spendlove, Young - W

Reference Materials & Understanding Anatomy; DePaola, Roberts, Silverman, McCulloch - A

10:00PM - 10:50PM

Dealing with Taboo Subjects in Writing; Rainey, Silverman, West - W

Drum Circle - Featuring Achbar - D

11:00PM - 11:50PM

Adult Cartooning; Beck Seashols - AD

12:00AM - 12:50AM

Adult Programming; *18 and older ONLY -ID Required* - AD

10:00AM - 10:50AM

WARHAMMER 40K Tournament (Starts @ 8:00AM) - G

11:00AM - 11:50AM

LARP - G

08:00PM - 08:50PM 09:00PM - 09:50PM

01:00AM - 01:50AM 02:00AM - 02:50AM

SUNDAY 10:00AM - 10:50AM

Advanced Costuming - C

Yarn Crafting Geekiness; Gayle, Seashols - A

Evacuate Earth Video; Bartell - W

11:00AM - 11:50AM

Heroes and Villains Trivia - E

Allen Wold Writer Workshop Follow-up; Eatroff, Hutsell, White, Wisoker, Wold - W

12:00PM - 12:50PM

Creature Creation - Classic, New, or New Twist on a Classic?; Martin, Rainey, Walsh, West - W

Kids Creation Station - E

01:00PM - 01:00PM 02:00PM - 02:50PM

FAN TRACKS - FT

GAMING - G

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MAIN EVENTS - M

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Jefferson Room

LARP - G

Apocolypse - G 7PM - 4AM

Build Your Own Super Hero Costume; Clark - C

Apocolypse - G

Apocolypse - G 7pm - 4AM

LARP - G

Madison Room

Charity Auction Display

Charity Auction Display

Private Ghost Box Sessions for Charity; Stewart - P

Crystal Foyer

Artist Alley

Stitch Til You Twitch; Bambi & Brenna - C

Artist Alley

String Thing - Crochet & Knit; Bambi & Brenna - C

Artist Alley

Foyer 1

Pathfinder (4 Tables) - G

Munchkin - G

Nuclear War - G

Foyer 2

Jon Stout - G Mansions of Madness - G

Foyer 3

Pathfinder (4 Tables) - G

Pathfinder (4 Tables) - G

Pathfinder (4 Tables) - G

Foyer 4

Foyer 5

Jon Stout

Merchant of Venus - 2nd Addition - G

Arkham Horror - G

Foyer 6

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Hotel Map UPPER LEVEL

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Crystal/Roanoke Shared Foyer...................Open Gaming

Wilson Room................................Fan Track Programming

Crystal Ballroom..........................................Dealers Room

Monroe Room............................Paranormal Programming

Crystal Court....................................................Registration

Washington Lecture Hall................................Main Events

Crystal Foyer......................................................Artist Alley

Harrison/Tyler Room........................Writers Programming

Buck Mountain Room..........................................Art Show

Lower Level Halls.....................Fan & Paranormal Groups

Mill Mountain Room................................Art Programming

Jefferson Room...........................................LARP Gaming

Brush Mountain Room...................................Anime/Video

Lounge......................................................Photos 4 Charity

Tinker Mountain Room......................PC/Console Gaming

Madison Room...............................Charity Auction Display

Bent Mountain Room.........................Educational/Gaming

Terrace.....................................................................Demo’s

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Terri Smith March 16, 1946 - August 7, 2012

This year we would like to take a moment to remember one of our con mothers. Terri was one of those special people that would do all she could for you. If you had the privilege of knowing her, then you can consider yourself one of her “kids”. Many of you may know her as “Professor McGonagall” but all of you knew her as “Mama Terri”. She was always there to lend a hand, ear, shoulder, or hug. You could find her helping with charity, running the swag table, washing cars or hanging with her daughter. Terri wasn’t just a member of the staff, she was a friend and member of the family. Terri, thank you for everything. Although you are missed, you’ll never be forgotten. “Mom, you will always be in my heart I miss you so much but I know that you are with me. This convention and this world will not be the same without you. I love you!” - Heather Simpson Shevacon chair woman

“Shadow lover” By Mercedes lackey

Shadow-Lover, never seen by day, Only deep in dreams do you appear. Wisdom tells me I should turn away, Love of mist and shadows, all unclearNothing can I hold of you but thought Shadow-Lover, mist and twilight wrought Shadow-Lover, comfort me in pain. Love, although I never see your face, All who’d have me fear you speak in vainNever would I shrink from your embrace Shadow-Lover, gentle is your hand Never could another understand. Shadow-Lover, soothe me when I mourn Mourn for all who left me here alone, With my grief is too much to be born, When my burdens crushing-great have grown, Shadow-Lover, I cannot forgetHelp me bear the burden I have yet. Shadow-Lover, you alone can know How I long to reach a point of Peace How I fade with weariness and woe How I long for you to bring release. Shadow-Lover court me in my dreams Bring the peace that suffering redeems. Shadow-Lover, from the shadows made, Lead me into Shadows once again. Where you lead I cannot be afraid, For with you I shall come home againIn your arms I shall not fear the night. Shadow-Lover lead me into light.

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MAIN EVENTS

ART

COSTUMING

ART AUCTION Visually stunning and intensely beautiful art will be up for auction throughout the weekend of the convention. Everything from prints, original art, 3-D sculptures and more... All for your bidding pleasure! Give the gift of Art, whether it’s for yourself or as a gift, you don’t want to pass up the chance on that special piece of art that speaks to your heart and mind. Silent Auction starts on Friday, and then the Live Auction happens on Sunday! Sun. 1:00pm; Washington Lecture Hall

HOW TO DRAW CUTENESS Have you ever seen those incredibly cute and ‘adorkable’ cartoons, and wanted to try your hand at it? If you said yes, then step right up and learn how from a cartooning professional! Bring your own supplies and get to drawing! (Seashols) Fri. 7:00pm - Bent Mountain Room

BUILD YOUR BEST SUPER HERO COSTUME This is a costuming challenge. Create the super hero costume with fabrics and trimmings provided. You’ll even get a chance to show off your creation in the Costume Contest! (Clark) Fri. 2:00pm - Wilson Room

DIGITAL VS TRADITIONAL: COMIC ART Want to see what’s changed in the comic industry since the digital revolution? Well then this is the place to find out. See how traditional mediums are still used, but also how the methods are transferred to the digital realm in today’s fastpaced environment that is comics! (Hilliard, Slay, Roberts, Ginter) Sat. 2:00pm - Mill Mountain Room

BEGINNER COSTUMING ON A BUDGET Learn how to create a spectacular costume with a not so spectacular budget, and where you can fudge it a bit and where you can’t. (Hutchens) Fri. 5:00pm - Wilson Room

CHARITY AUCTION Donated items from our Dealers and many other great artists, artisans, writers, and more! Go and bid on these limited items during Friday and Saturday... and then attend the Charity Auction Saturday afternoon to WIN! All proceeds go to benefit the SheVaCon Scholarships! What are you waiting for? Sat. 3:00pm; Monroe Room COSTUME CONTEST Ladies & Gentlemen! Step right up and get ready for the show... costumes, skits, and more! Don’t forget to sign up for the costume contest yourself if you’ve got a nifty costume, too! Also this year we’ve added a special category for Best Retro Sci-fi costume. You won’t want to miss out! Sat. 8:00pm; Washington Lecture Hall NIGHT CLUB SHEVA What better way to kick off the Con than with an opportunity to mingle with friends and enjoy great music! Starting immediately after opening ceremonies. For the first few hours enjoy more of a lounge style setting; c’mon in move around on the floor or just sit back and relax. Enjoy pop/ rock hits as well as nostalgia music you won’t hear anywhere else! Then as the night begins we turn all the lights on and kick it into hard drive to dance the night away with Top 40 hits, remixes, and rave music goin on into the early hours! Fri. 9:00pm - Mill Mountain Room OPENING CEREMONIES Introducing our Guests of Honor for SheVaCon 20, along with other special guests and kicking the weekend festivities off! Don’t miss out... some special things are in store! Fri. 8:00pm; Washington Lecture Hall DIDGERIDOO PERFORMANCES Doug Bischoff regales us with his teachings and performances on the Didgeridoo. Don’t miss out on this entertaining peformance happening several times throughout the convention. Fri. 3:00pm - Washington Lecture Hall Sat. 1:00pm - Washington Lecture Hall Sun 10:00am - Monroe Room JOE CHIN Q&A Join Joe as he opens up for an all access Q&A session about his life as part of the TAPS/ Ghost Hunters team, his travels & Paranormal investigations. Sat. 3:00pm - Washington Lecture Hall

VECTOR VS RASTER ART What is raster art? What is vector art? In this panel you’ll find out exactly what the differences are, as well as the benefits of one versus the other. You’ll also see and learn exactly how these two art styles are changing the face of our digital art world. (Brandt) Sat. 3:00pm - Mill Mountain Room BUILD A PLUSHY Learn how to make your very own plush creations, and all of the different ways to do so. $7/person cost for supplies. (Estes) Sat. 4:00pm - Mill Mountain Room MARKER TIPS & TECHNIQUES Curious about which markers to use for coloring your art? Which brands and styles of markers and papers are best for the project you’re working on? Learn that and more during this special marker art discussion! (Lovern) Sat. 6:00pm - Mill Mountain Room REFERENCE MATERIALS & UNDERSTANDING ANATOMY This is a two-fer! Two panels in one! First up Should you use reference materials when creating your art, and is it considered ‘cheating’ if you do? Second - Do you fully understand anatomy enough draw what you see in your mind’s eye? This applies to both the human form, as well as animals and combinations thereof. (Silverman, DePaola, Roberts, McCulloch) Sat. 7:00pm - Mill Mountain Room ADULT CARTOONS Drawing the cute and funny for adults and adult humor! Must be 18 years of age or older to join this panel. (Seashols) Sat. 11:00pm - Harrison/Tyler Room YARN CRAFTING - THE NERDY WAY Ever wanted to make something totally cute and adorkable out of yarn? This is your chance to learn! Tips, tricks, and patterns galore! (Gayle, Seashols) Sun. 10:00am - Mill Mountain Room

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WIGS AND ACCESSORIES See exactly how those little details, such as wigs and other accessories, bring the whole costume together and really make the character. (Clark) Fri. 5:00pm - Mill Mountain Room COSPLAY 101 Are there rules to cosplay? Of course there are! Learn some of the tips from pros who have been cosplaying for years. (Estes) Fri. 6:00pm - Monroe Room BUILD YOUR OWN SUPER HERO COSTUME A continuation of the ‘Build Your Best Super Hero Costume’ panel. BRING IT! (Clark) Sat. 9:00am - Jefferson Room BASIC ELECTRONICS FOR YOUR COSTUME AND BUDGET What are some of the basic electronics you can add to your costume that will give it that added touch of realism? Here they will be diving into some of the better known tricks and special electronics that can enhance your costume and not break your budget. (Hutchens) Sat. 12:00pm - Mill Mountain Room SCI-FI FASHION How has fashion played a role in sci-fi, and how has sci-fi played a role in fashion? Discuss how these two are linked as well as how things have changed over the years. (Spendlove, Martin) Sat. 1:00pm - Mill Mountain Room ADVANCED COSTUMING If you’re no stranger to a sewing machine or how to replicate your own costume parts, this might e a panel you want to check out. Even if you still consider yourself a novice - there’s always something to learn. (Hutchens) Sun. 10:00am - Harrison/Tyler Room COSTUMING 101: WHERE TO START AND HOW TO BEGIN Want to make a costume but feeling overwhelmed? Don’t know how to go about it? Start here! You’ll learn exactly how to get started and begin creating the costume you’ve always dreamed about making. (Clark) Sun. 11:00am - Bent Mountain Room STITCH TIL YOU TWITCH Bring Last minute costumes and Sew into the wee hours of the morning! (Bambi & Brenna) Fri. 10:00pm - Crystal Foyer

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STRING THING Crochet and Knit your projects on through til moring! (Bambi & Brenna) Sat. 10:00pm - Crystal Foyer

EDUCATIONAL & FAMILY KIDS CREATION STATION Step right up and bring the kiddies to the Creation Station! Where they can color, draw, and craft to their hearts delight! Children must be supervised. Fri. 6:00pm - Mill Mountain Room Sun. 12:00pm - Mill Mountain Room HOW TO DRAW DOODLES In this panel, Beck Seashols - Artist Guest of Honor, teaches how she draws her favorite critters and more! (Seashols) Sat. 10:00am - Monroe Room HISTORY OF MARTIAL ARTS If you’ve ever been curious about how martial arts came about, how it has changed over the years and what’s stayed the same, then this is the panel for you! Sat. 10:00am - Mill Mountain Room HEROES MARCH Bring on the heroes - child heroes that is! This is their time to shine! So get them all decked out and let them march around to show off their costumes and crime fighting powers! Sat. 5:00pm - Monroe Room HEROES AND VILLAINS TRIVIA Come and test your knowledge of Sci-fi & Fantasy’s greatest heroes and villains. Do you know your stuff? Prove it! Sun. 11:00am - Harrison/Tyler Room

FAN TRACKS ROBOTICS Beginning with radio controlled robots with hands on audience participation. (Roanoke Robotics) Sat. 9:00am - Washington Lecture Hall AUTONOMOUS ROBOTS Getting started in robotics (Roanoke Robotics) Sat. 10:00am - Washington Lecture Hall ROBOT NERDS GONE WILD Robot Demos and more (Roanoke Robotics) Sat. 11:00am - Washington Lecture Hall STAR TREK COSTUMING It can be simple, or it can be frighteningly complex. It can be done for a few dollars, or it can cost thousands. Costumes can be tacked together in a matter of minutes, or take months. Or more. It can sometimes be a daunting task to make that first leap into a costume, whether it’s a hall costume, or a full blown stage presentation. We’re here to try to take the fear out, and the magic into costuming. So we’ll take your from discussions of low-budget costumery put together from goodies at your local thrift store or flea market, right up to making full-on custom garb from scratch. We haven’t forgotten you cosplayers, either. We’ll be discussing presentation techniques. Most especially, we’ll try to help you learn when “good enough is good enough”, and those rare 19

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occasions when “good enough is way too much”. Bring your projects, your sketchbooks, and most of all, your ideas. Everyone in attendance is going to walk out having learned something. (USS Yeager) Fri. 7:00pm - Wilson Room R2 BUILDERS “These ARE the droids you’re looking for” - and you get to meet not only the droids themselves, but the people behind the droids... their “makers.” Whether you are just curious about the mechanics of it all, wondering how to begin building your own droid, or want to build another droid, there is plenty of information, tips and techniques that we have collectively to get you on your way. (R2DC) Sat. 10:00am - Wilson Room MEET THE 501ST & BUILDING A CLONE ARMY Want to know what it takes to be a part of the Imperial Fleet? Learn about being a Trooper while doing good for your community! Also learn about the different types of costumes from the Dark Side, how to make/build them, and where in your costume you can hide those cookies they’re always going on about. (501st Legion) Sat. 11:00am - Wilson Room MEET THE REBEL LEGION & GOOD GUY COSTUMING Use the force and join the Rebels as they showcase what being a part of the rebellion is all about. It’s more than just saving princesses and blowing up death stars - although that’s fun too. But be sure to mind what you have learned, save you it can! (Rebel Legion) Sat. 1:00pm - Wilson Room Sat. 2:00pm - Wilson Room MANDALORIAN MERCS Who’s the badest warriors in the Galaxy? The Mandalorian Mercs! Join them to learn of their warrior ways, how to create your own Mandaloran armor, weapons, and more! Just don’t forget to keep an eye out for sarlacc pits. (Manaloran Mercs) Sat. 3:00pm - Wilson Room KLINGON SPECIAL FX & PROSTHETICS Bring honor to your Klingon house by learning the create your very own set of forehead ridges and more. Unless you are ‘vIp’ (afraid). (IKV Devastator) Sat. 4:00pm - Wilson Room COMMISSIONING CEREMONY BRINGING A NEW SHIP INTO THE KLINGON EMPIRE Join us for this momentus occasion, as we commission a new ‘ship’ into the Klingon Empire! Hem tlhIngan Segh ‘ej maHemtaH ‘e’ wIHech. [Klingons are a proud race, and we intend to go on being proud.] (IKV Devastator) Sat. 5:00pm - Wilson Room MODING ARMOR, CUSTOM BUILDS & ELECTRONICS Have an idea about trooper or clone armor, but no idea of how to go about it? Check these guys out as they explain how they went about creating their own custom builds, including modifying their armor, and special electronics fx to add that special touch. (501st Legion)

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Sun. 10:00am - Wilson Room STARSHIP SMACKDOWN So, what’s the best starship out there? Galactica? Enterprise? Serenity? The Millennium Falcon? The Heart of Gold? It all kinds of depends, now doesn’t it? That’s where the fun is in this panel. Come in and root for your favorite, then defend it with examples from the show. Most realistic? Most well-armed? Best defended? Sheer firepower? Most Maneuverable? Bring your trivia knowledge and your tech specs and cheer your favorite on to victory! (USS Yeager) Sun. 11:00am - Wilson Room KLINGON FOOD Klingon food may be a bit strong for you, what with the bloodwine, and gahg and all. Join the Klingons to learn more about their fascinating culture and the foods and beverages they dine on for all manner of occasions. (IKV Devastator) Sun. 12:00pm - Wilson Room BRONY MEETUP An interesting phenomena in fandom recently has been the growing popularity of Lauren Faust’s “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”. Faust created this almost entirely new take on the 1980s cartoon series based on the idea that if a producer created a story with likable, identifiable characters in good action-adventure plots, the audience wouldn’t care if they were Sunburned Mid-Teen Tai-Chi Wombats or even *gasp* cute little pastel-colored ponies. Then, a startling phenomenon occurred. Fathers, brothers and uncles started noticing that there was one show on that they could watch with their younger female charges and not fewer as if their brains were slowly turning to overly-thinned tapioca. In fact, it was actually pretty good. As they saying goes, “they told a couple of friends, and they told a couple of friends” and before long, a new breed of fandom, the Brony was born. They can range from in age from single digits, to the oldest one documented so far at 54. “Brony” is a shortening of “brother pony” while female fans were called “Pega-Sisters”, but since the entire theme of MLP:FIM is “love and tolerance”, we don’t caremale, female, young, old, all are welcome. So come on down and meet the herd. Bring your ponies if you’ve got ‘em. Gen One to Gen Four, all are welcome. Get a primer on the ponies of today, and find out where to get all the news, and all the cool stuff. Sun. 1:00pm - Wilson Room

PARANORMAL ARE YOU HAUNTED? Do you think that you’re haunted, or being followed by entities? Or are you just curious on the subject and want to learn more? Either way, join ESP as they dive into this discussion, and what you can do if you think you are being haunted. (ESP) Fri. 2:00pm - Monroe Room LOCAL LEGENDS Ever wonder about what places are really haunted, and what is rumored to be haunted? Find out with SWVA as they go over the many tales and legends of local haunts. (SWVA) Fri. 3:00pm - Monroe Room

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PARANORMAL EQUIPMENT Find out what eletronic gizmos and other nontech gadgetry can be used when investigating the paranormal. (ESP) Fri. 4:00pm - Monroe Room GHOST BOX 101 What is a ‘Ghost Box’? A look at Jenny Stewart’s Ghost Box used for communicating with those who have passed on. (Stewart) Fri 5:00pm - Monroe Room TALKING WITH JOE CHIN Get to know Joe - His experiences, his investigation stories, and more. Questions welcomed! Fri. 6:00pm - Washington Lecture Hall ELECTRO/GEO MAGNETIC FIELDS What is the different between electro and geo magnetic fields? How do they affect us, and what does that have to do with paranormal investigations and research? Seven Hills Paranormal will be going over all of that and more to help you be more informed and prepared for your investigations. (SHP) Fri. 7:00pm - Monroe THE HAUNTED - TAKE 2 A behind the scenes look at the taping of the TV show, “THE HAUNTED” with Jenny Stewart. Fri. 9:00pm - Monroe Room HOW TO RUN A SUCCESSFUL PARANORMAL MEETUP Tips on starting your very own paranormal meetup group and more! (IGT) Fri. 11:00pm - Monroe Room PSYCHICH READING WITH MOMMA LISA Have you ever wanted to attend a psychic reading? Well... HERE’S YOUR CHANCE! Momma Lisa is graciously offering her services to do a live psychic group reading! $25.00 per person, limit 20 people per group. Fri. 10:00pm - Harrison/Tyler Room PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION Hosted by South Western Virginia Ghost Hunters (SWVA). If interested in signing up for the night time paranormal investigations, please sign up at the Eastern States Paranormal table in the lower conference level. $5.00 per person, must be paid at time of registration. Attendees can only participate in one of the two events. 18 and older only please. Sat.12:00am(midnight) Washington Lecture Hall HOW TO RUN A SUCCESSFUL EVP SESSION Hints and tips on capturing Electronic Voice Phenomenon. (ESP) Sat. 11:00am - Monroe Room ANOMALOUS LIGHTS A discussion on strange lights, mists, and orbs. (SHP) Sat. 12:00pm - Monroe Room PARANORMAL UNITY A discussion on creating a world-wide paranormal unity of paranormal groups. (IGT) Sat. 1:00pm - Monroe Room WHAT’S IN YOUR CLOSET?

A kid friendly panel all about the paranormal, and what could be or could not be hiding in the closet. (Stewart) Sat. 2:00pm - Monroe Room JOE CHIN Q&A Join Joe as he opens up for an all access Q&A session about his life as part of the TAPS/ Ghost Hunters team, his travels & Paranormal investigations. Sat. 3:00pm - Washington Lecture Hall Sat. 6:00pm - Washington Lecture Hall CELLULAR MEMORIES IN THE TRANSPLANT SCENARIO A discussion of the theory that transplant recipients take on memories and traits from the organ donor. (SHP) Sat. 6:00pm - Monroe Room FREQUENTLY INVESTIGATED LOCATIONS A discussion of IGT’s favorite places to investigate and the activity they’ve found there. (IGT) Sat. 7:00pm - Monroe Room OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCES Discuss out of body experiences and recounts of actual OBE’s. (SWVA) Sat. 10:00pm - Washington Lecture Hall PRIVATE GHOST BOX SESSIONS Jenny Stewart will be giving a private session with the ghost box for attendess for a donation for those who are interested please see the Eastern States Paranormal Table. Sat. 10:00pm - Madison Room PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION Hosted by Eastern States Paranormal (ESP). If interested in signing up for the night time paranormal investigations, please sign up at the Eastern States Paranormal table in the lower conference level. $5.00 per person, must be paid at time of registration. Attendees can only participate in one of the two events. 18 and older only please. Sat. 11:00pm - Washington Lecture Hall THE SPIRITUALISTS MOVEMENT Join SWVA Ghost Hunters as they discuss the spiritualist movement that is taking place across a wide variety of cultures. (SWVA) Sun. 12:00pm - Monroe Room JOE CHIN Q&A The final Q&A session with Joe Chin of the weekend. If you have questions about his experiences with the paranormal and more - this is your last chance to ask! Sun. 1:00pm - Monroe Room PSYCHICS AND MEDIUMS A discussion of life as a psychic/medium and all that it entails. (Stewart) Sun. 2:00pm - Monroe Room

WRITING ALTERNATE HISTORY AND MILITARY FICTION Have you ever wondered what would happen if events hadn’t panned out the way history has recorded them? What if Caesar hadn’t crossed the river, Hitler had made it as an artist, Kennedy

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hadn’t been assassinated, and the Cold War had never ended? How would the world have shaped up with alternative endings to these and other events? (White, Cross, Eatroff, Allston) Fri. 1:00pm - Washington Lecture Hall EPUBLISHING: HOW DOES IT WORK? Come talk with our panelists about writing and publishing Ebooks!! (Young, Walsh, Corvidae) Fri. 1:00pm - Harrison/Tyler Room NEW AUTHOR CHALLENGES So you want to be a writer but you don’t know where to start? We have some help for you!! Our panelists will discuss the snags, pitfalls, joys, and thrills of being a new author!! (West, Dellinger, Walsh, Hutsell) Fri. 2:00pm - Harrison/Tyler Room LOOKING TO THE PAST FOR IDEAS TODAY Life has evolved and we have evolved with it. The past provides us with a lot of periods to write about, much inspiration for our stories, and great ideas for locations and events that we can utilize for our stories. (Dellinger, White, Walsh, Eatroff, Bernheimer, Silverman, Hutsell) Fri. 3:00pm - Harrison/Tyler Room INTRO TO GRAPHIC NOVEL WRITING Comics, Manga, and other forms of graphic novel have become a large part of our pop culture and preferred reading today. Come learn how to start your own!! (Young, Corvidae) Fri. 3:00pm - Bent Mountain Room ‘EVACUATE EARTH’ VIDEO In the Fall of 2012, Bartell, contributed writing to and appeared on the National Geographic Channel docu-drama “Evacuate Earth”, exploring the possibility of evacuating the Earth in the face of a holocaust. Fri. 4:00pm - Bent Mountain Room Sun. - 10:00am - Bent Mountain Room SHORT STORIES: WHEN TO EXPAND OR DO YOU STOP? Writing short stories can be fun but occasionally they take on a life all their own. Come discuss with our panelists when to take that short story from a quick anecdote to a complete novel!! (Wisoker, Bartell, Rainey, Bernheimer, Allston) Fri. 5:00pm - Washington Lecture Hall FUTURISTIC WRITING: IS IT COMING TRUE? How does the visionary science fiction of yester year stack up with the reality of present day and do more modern works of fiction have the same visionary ideals and drive to improve the future? (Dellinger, Walsh) Fri. 5:00pm - Harrison/Tyler Room WHO WERE YOU INSPIRED BY? Come listen to our panelists discuss who has influenced their writing and discuss why their works are so pivotal in the realm of SciFi and Fantasy. (Allston, Dellinger, Hutsell, White, Wisoker) Fri. 6:00pm - Harrison/Tyler Room

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CHARACTERIZATION OF CHILDREN: HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR CHILD CHARACTERS “REAL”/WHAT MAKES A “REAL” CHILD CHARACTER? How do you take the idea of a child and make them come to life? This panel will discuss how to write a convincing child character and make them a part of your story. (Bartell, Walsh) Fri. 6:00pm - Bent Mountain Room CHILDREN’S/TEEN’S/ADULT STORIES: WHERE DO YOU DRAW THE LINE? A look at how to differentiate and transition a story from children’s literature to young adult and from young adult to mature audience and how to know when you have crossed those lines. (Dellinger, Cross, Corvidae) Fri. 7:00pm - Harrison/Tyler Room WRITING AND THE INTERNET With the evolution of Ebooks and the tablets how has the internet affected our love of reading and the way we read? (Martin, Walsh, Bernheimer, Corvidae) Fri. 9:00pm - Harrison/Tyler Room SEX, RELIGION, AND POLITICS: HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN The 3 taboo subjects are the focus of our discussion as we look at crafting the worlds in which we write. How influential are the religious leaders in your world and what are their ideologies? What are the political perspectives of your characters, the world leaders, and the antagonist? What is the world view on sex or is there a class view? Is sex for fun, for procreation, or simply a taboo subject? (West, Cross, Martin, Bernheimer, Hutsell) Fri. 11:00pm - Washington Lecture Hall WRITERS WORKSHOP WITH ALLEN WOLD Allen Wold hosts a Writing workshop that will help you take your story from bare bones to well thought-out and complete! (Wold, White, Eatroff, Wisoker) Sat. 10:00am - Harrison/Tyler Room HOW TO KILL YOUR CHARACTER You have created these characters, you love them like children, but the time has come for one or more of them to meet their proverbial maker. Come learn and discuss how to convincingly kill off your characters and why it can be a necessary part of your story line and character development. (West, Cross, Wisoker, Spendlove, Martin, Young, Allston, Hutsell) Sat. 12:00pm - Washington Lecture Hall ALIEN INVASION: THE PROBABILITIES, FORMS, AND HOW TO RESIST Many good Sci-Fi movies, novels and series have focused on the potential for an alien invasion. Come chat with our panelists about the probability of invasion, what forms it might take and ways that we can fight back!! (White, Bartell) Sat. 12:00pm - Harrison/Tyler Room HOW TO WRITE CONVINCING LEADS Are you struggling to form a cohesive main character? Do you have a cast of characters but no strong Alpha personality? This panel will help you round out that potential lead character and make them into the strong person you want 21

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leading your novels. (Bartell, Allston, Hutsell) Sat. 1:00pm - Harrison/Tyler Room BEATING WRITERS BLOCK We have all run across those points at which our brain refuses to come up with anything useful. We stare at blank paper and we stare at empty computer screens and try without success to envision our next paragraph. Our panelists discuss the dreaded Writers Block and make suggestions on how to get past it. (Dellinger, Wisoker, Spendlove, Cross, Young, Rainey, Bernheimer, Hutsell) Sat. 2:00pm - Harrison/Tyler Room EVOLUTION OF WEAPONS IN SCI-FI From bows and arrows to laser weapons our availability of weapons has evolved as man and science have grown and evolved. Our panelists chat about their worlds and the weapons in them and the evolution of weapons throughout history. (Spendlove, Young) Sat. 3:00pm - Harrison/Tyler Room IT’S ALL ABOUT THE VILLAIN While a strong main character is a necessity a believable and truly evil villain is a must. Whether you hate him or love him the antagonist is what makes the story line evolve and grow, it forces the good guy(s) to find ways to defeat him and no matter how often they have to stop the evil plans to take over the world, enslave the human race, or kill us all the antagonist and protagonist are what make the story worth reading. (Martin, Bartell, Bernheimer, Corvidae, Hutsell) Sat. 4:00pm - Washington Lecture Hall LAWMAKERS/LAWBREAKERS: CREATING RULES FOR YOUR STORY Every society requires some form of law to function. This panel looks at the laws of your world and how they are enforced When should you break your own laws for your world and when you shouldn’t. (Silverman) Sat. 4:00pm - Harrison/Tyler Room WEAPONRY IN WRITING: CLASSIC OR CREATE YOUR OWN? Weapons are often a feature in fantasy and science fiction writing and in this panel we look at whether to utilize the weapons we know about or create our own. From stones and tar to swords and guns, from arrows and knives to lasers and phasers we have a variety of weapons to pick from and base our weapons on!! (Spendlove, Allston) Sat. 5:00pm - Washington Lecture Hall HOW TO GET YOUR WRITING OUT THERE We write and we agonize over our stories but often we forget about getting our work out to the public. This panel will look at ways to get published and to share your works with others. (Martin, Walsh, Bernheimer, Corvidae) Sat. 5:00pm - Harrison/Tyler Room IRON AUTHOR Come write a short story and share it with our panel of authors!! This timed challenge is a fun way to share your work and get some creative juices flowing!! (Eatroff, West, Bartell) Sat. 6:00pm - Harrison/Tyler Room

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SCI-FI IN ROMANCE & ROMANCE IN SCI-FI Romance the crux and bane of many a story line in the science fiction world. Whether is your story a romance with a sci-fi setting or a sci-fi with a romance happening within the storyline it is a challenge to keep the 2 separate and still maintain the continuity of the tale. Come talk with our panelists about these challenges and how to write it convincingly! (Spendlove, Martin, Young, Allston) Sat. 7:00pm - Harrison/Tyler Room DEALING WITH TABOO SUBJECTS IN WRITING There are a number of subjects that society deems taboo but when you are writing those topics sometimes factor into your storyline. From religion and politics to sex and war this panel will look at some of the racier and more unpleasant topics of society and how they relate to your storyline and world. (West, Rainey, Silverman) Sat. 10:00pm - Harrison/Tyler Room WHEN IS SEX NOT APPROPRIATE IN A STORY A look at sex in your world and when it is and is not appropriate in your storyline. (West) Sat. 11:00pm - Wilson Room A WHOLE NEW WORLD: WHERE DO YOU START? A look into world creation and the planet(s), people, animals, society, transportation, and evolution of your new world. The details of making a new world, societies, and technologies will be highlighted in this discussion. (West, Cross, Eatroff, Wisoker, Martin, Allston, Silverman) Sun. 10:00am - Washington Lecture Hall GENERAL WRITERS Q&A Have questions about writing? Haven’t seen a panel that answered them satisfactorily? Come sit and chat with our authors and ask your questions and get some answers! (Spendlove, Young, Allston) Sun. 11:00am - Washington Lecture Hall WRITERS WORKSHOP - FOLLOW UP A follow up of the workshop with Allen Wold from Saturday. (Wold, White, Eatroff, Wisoker, Hutsell) Sun. 11:00am - Mill Mountain Room CREATURE CREATION: CLASSIC, NEW OR A NEW TWIST ON A CLASSIC? Some stories revolve around a monster – giant gorillas, lizards, and bugs, vampires, mummies, and witches – and how the hero and his friends tackle the situation. Do you use the classic antagonist monsters or create your own? Do you utilize the natural beasts of the world, go with a supernatural fiend, or do you make a hybrid of the various and sundry options available to you? Let’s talk about it! (West, Martin, Rainey, Walsh) Sun. 12:00pm - Harrison/Tyler Room

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ANIME/VIDEO SCHEDULE FRIDAY 12:00PM…................................................................................AMV Hour 01:00PM.....................................................................…..Moby Dick 1 – 4 02:45PM…........................................................................Interstella 5555 04:00PM…..........................................................................................UHF 05:45PM…..............................................................Bleach: Fade to Black 07:30PM…......................................................................Heroic Age 1 – 4 09:15PM….........................................................Panty and Stocking 1 – 4 11:00PM…....................................Rocky Horror Picture Show (No Props) 01:00AM…..............................Ebichu: The Housekeeping Hamster (18+)

SATURDAY 08:00AM…........................................Classic Saturday Morning Cartoons 11:00AM….....................................................The Secret World of Arrietty 12:45PM…........................................Kenichi: The Mightiest Deciple 1 – 4 02:30PM…..........................................................................Fairy Tail 1 – 4 04:00PM….......................................................Dr. Who: The Five Doctors 05:45PM….............................................................Sword Art Online 1 – 4 07:30PM….....................................................................Black Butler 1 – 4 09:15PM…........................................................................Squid Girl 1 – 4 11:00PM…....................................................................The Toxic Avenger 12:30PM…...............................................................Hen Zemi 1 – 4 (18+)

COSTUME CONTEST INFO The Costume Contest Is On Saturday Evening At 8:00pm In The Washington Lecture Hall! Ladies & Gentlemen! Step right up and get those costumes ready for the show! Sign-ups will begin on Friday, and run through until Saturday Afternoon. Judging will begin Saturday at 6pm on these three segments: • • •

And Awards will be given for the following categories: • • • • • • •

Hall Costumes - these are reserved for persons who may not have entered the Costume Contest - but are given a little certificate of recognition for having an awesome costume. Hall Costume ticket holders are encouraged to attend the Costume Contest to show off their creative and beautiful costumes to the masses.

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Best in Show Best Craftsmanship Best Presentation Best Re Creation Best Juvenile Best Skit Best Group Fan Groups will also have their own categories as well - just held to a bit of a higher standard.

SUNDAY 08:00AM…..................................................................My Neighbor Totoro 09:45AM….............................................................................TriGun 1 – 4 11:30AM….............................................................The Andromeda Strain

B&D Comics The Illusioner Enupinion Nightshade Industries Gideon’s Loop Dragon’s Hoard Elaine Corvidae James Bernheimer Troy Carrington Misc Etc Holy Cow Anime Catlore Designs Black Market Buttons Betty Cross Franks Cool Stuff Crystal Cottage J&J Enterprises Freak Division Vicious Vestments New River Comics & Games Back to Earth Creations La Wren’s Nest Fantasies & 52 Weeks of Romance RGFT.net Lost Saints Curiosities Rouge Red Boutique A Little Bit Hippy Adorned Affairs by Jessica Occupy Roanoke Steampunk Cellars AND MORE!

Presentation Technique Craftsmanship

THEME CHALLENGE It’s amazing! It’s Outstanding! It’s the Shevacon Retro Costume Contest! Here’s your chance to show your Science Fiction roots! Bust out that old Commander Cody Decoder Ring and get your Flash Gordon cape out of the cleaners! We’re holding a special contest this year above and beyond our normal awesome contest. We want to see old costumes, really old costumes. Nothing that is currently in production. Nothing that is even from this century (2000 or above). We want to see retro costumes from the 1920′s to the 1980′s – the older the better.

This is not part of the regular costume contest, so it has a few different rules… • • • •

No store bought costumes (80% hand made) There must be photographic proof that your costume is legitimate The movie or TV show must be documented (old advertising or mention in a historical publication that can be confirmed) If you are not the maker, the maker should be there to defend their creation.

Other than that, all regular costume rules apply! Also, please remember, we are a family friendly convention.

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PC/CONSOLE GAMING This year the PC/Console Gaming Department is going to be trying something new. There isn’t a “set” schedule per-say - but here is a listing of some of the games that will be played for sure. More to be announced during the convention. AvP - Alien Vs Predator Tf2 - Team Fortress 2 Red Faction UT2K4 - Unreal Tournament 2004 Command and Conquer Generals And more!

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Alexanders................................................................5

Macado’s.........................................................................25

Alejandro’s..............................................................13

The Market Building..........................................................8

Arzu.........................................................................12

Martin’s Bar & Grill..........................................................24

Awful Arthurs.............................................................9

202 Market Street...........................................................15

Blue 5......................................................................26

Nawab Indian Cuisine.....................................................10

Corned Beef & Co.....................................................6

Pine Room Pub.................................................................1

Cornerstone Bar & Grill.............................................7

Regency Dining Room......................................................1

Church Ave. Italian Sideboard & Spirits..................22

Subway.............................................................................3

Flanary’s Pub..........................................................20

Swagat Indian Cuisine....................................................23

Frankie Rowland’s Steakhouse................................4

Table 50..........................................................................18

Formosa Sushi........................................................14

Thelma’s Chick & Waffles...............................................19

Frogurt.....................................................................11

Texas Tavern...................................................................24

Horizon Bar & Grille................................................17

Tudors Biscuit World.......................................................21

If you get a chance to visit the beautiful and historic Downtown Roanoke, there are several other restaurants there that aren’t listed. This is just a compiled list of some of the establishments near the hotel. 25

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