Aftertime Comics has been a Virginia comics institution for almost 40 years! Post-pandemic, they have been focused on mail-order and comic con sales, bringing their decades of knowledge and service to fans all over the region! Whatever you enjoy, they will have comics there for you!
ArchTHEIA Grove is the coming together of two incredible women-owned local businesses.
@archgardenrva focuses on sustainable, pesticide-free gardening practices and growing high quality produce. Utilizing the produce she grows, Caitlyn also offers a variety of jellies, jams, preserves, pickled vegetables, and more.
@with.love.theia brings unique, Asian-inspired flavors to her gourmet baked products, using the fresh ingredients that Caitlyn provides. Other offerings include stove top potpourri mixes, tea blends, and handcrafted items with plenty more to come!
Introduce yourself to the World of Arthos! Read Brian Tenace's debut fantasy/steampunk series, "The Andarian Prophecy", or enjoy the 5th Edition compatible RPG campaign and supplements. The Storms of War campaign boxed set includes everything: a level 1-8 campaign, a supplementary item hardcover, a monster supplement, and a book with optional rules and subraces to help immerse yourself in the world of Arthos.
Brian's creative realm spans a high fantasy world reminiscent of Tolkien and J.K. Rowling. The Andarian Prophecy introduces dragons, giants, elves, magic, tech-savvy gnomes, mind-control, and the politics of a completely developed world without being pedantic. Join the epic war to free the people of Andaria from slavery!
If role-playing is more your style, sample the Storms of War. The module introduces players to the small island of Landt, where they crash-land following a mysteriously powerful storm. The entire campaign gives the "open-world" feel while maintaining a well-structured plot. Tons of plot-relevant random encounters with creatures players have never met offer a challenge for even veteran players of 5th Edition! Can you escape the island of Landt?
Welcome to Arthos!
Handmade snack bags, cutlery pouches, wet bags, lunch bags, and more!
Our mission is to provide you with beautiful, thoughtfully designed, carefully crafted pieces that can be used again and again. We strive to provide products that help you on your path to a more sustainable lifestyle. Our aim is to make sustainable options more accessible, easy, and fun. Even the smallest of changes can add up to a big impact, and we love that we get to help you in making those small, yet deeply impactful changes.
Welcome back @bunnydeux!
They make awesome phone grips, charms, prints, buttons and more!
Calicozy makes the CUTEST earrings and stickers! You all are going to love these!!Check out their site at http://www.calicozy.com
@coolcory_bro is a talented local artist and Podcaster who has been a supporter of ours since pretty much the beginning. Don't be lame and get mass produced art for yourself or as a gift, come to Heroes Assemble and get a handmade piece of geeky art!
Thanks to Cricket Wireless for supporting Heroes Assemble! They will be on hand to talk to attendees about their wireless plans!
Cricket offers affordable plans, great customer service and a ton of Extras. All on their fast, reliable 5G network!
Crystal Luna sells jewelry, herbs, crystals, minerals, oils, candles and more! They even have Pokemon crystals! Since our event is happening near Halloween, we want to make sure we have a few vendors who will help you get in the spirit!
Dive into the decades of toys in your attic, and start finding the gems in your own neighborhood!
Dave Gau is also an accomplished comedian who co-hosted our cosplay fashion show last year, so we are going to try to talk him into doing it again!
The Dewey Gottwald Center doesnt sell food, but people are going to get hungry!
Thankfully, Dominos will be there serving up pizza! They reached out to us because they believe in the mission of our non-profit, so the next time you want pizza or wings, support the restaurant that supports you!
Dracolf Creations is a digital artist and costume maker who loves to draw animals, mythical creatures, and anthropomorphic animals. Their art is mostly inspired by fantasy and anime!
SUPPORT LOCAL ARTISTS!!!
20 Year retired US Army Veteran who enjoys creating custom action figure dioramas from scratch, using and recycling Styrofoam, plastics and other materials to make collectibles or action figures come to life! Also has many action figures of many genres to sell or trade.
@floralsandfeathers makes incredibly cute handmade crochet handmade plushies and amigurumis! She makes a bunch of great pop culture plushies and cute animals, so make sure you stop by her booth!
Earrings, keychains, shoe charms, and more, to make your geeky heart happy!
Discover a world of Japanese delights at Fox Treasures! Immerse yourself in a sensory journey filled
with tantalizing candies, delectable snacks, and captivating Pokemon trading cards. We bring you a
selection of Japanese treats, carefully curated to satisfy your cravings and awaken your inner collector.
GeNERDation X is in the business of finding, making, and selling items to other nerds like us. We sell brick figures, keychains, lanyards, enamel pins, buttons, bumper stickers, patches, pens, and more! We are always getting new merchandise and love meeting new folks!
Bringing nightmares to life, with a dash of glitter. Crochet, oddities and resin art!
Bespoke Spiritual Items for the Modern Mystic
Gnostic Apothecary started after a failed search for very specific candle fragrances. They couldn't find what they wanted anywhere, so they made their own. Their knowledge of ritual and spell work comes from 25 + years as a Wicca and witchcraft practitioner. They've been trained in High Magick and various occult practices, and they have a degree in religious studies. Each item is handcrafted with its final purpose in mind. Whether an item is meant for atmospheric or ritual use, it's created with intention and care.
We are big fans of digital artist @gutter_moth!
I love how they make creepy things so cute! Stop by and check out their stickers, buttons, prints and more!
Just because it’s cute, doesn’t mean it can’t be spooky!
@heavenlyspooky sells arts and crafts inspired by everything from Disney to horror characters!
Dr. Joseph Emerson is the Psychology teacher at Denbigh High School. He is the author of numerous works of fiction, articles on education reform, and essays on public education politics. A lifelong resident
of the Peninsula, he graduated from Christopher Newport and The George Washington University. He is looking for his “own” Chasten. He will be selling numerous items including hand-inked, multimedia prints. Fifteen percent of all sales today from his artwork and his hand-inked, multimedia prints will be donated to The Trevor Project (a non-profit focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth).
Kaleidoscope Keep is your tower of adornments and peculiar treasures. We specialize in custom jewelry, fashion and cosplay accessories, home accents, decor, and collectibles to exhibit the hero in all of us!
Oddities, Crafts, Décor, and More!
Kit's Craft Shop mission: "To Spread Creativity and Love through every Creation"
LexiCon Designs specializes in handcrafted bags, purses, wallets, and more….. Our Leather and Faux Leather bags are one of a kind designs! Nobody else will own a bag exactly like yours! We also create beautiful sewn goods for the home such as decorative pillows, table runners, and placemats. We also do custom work! If there is a theme or a type of bag you are looking for, we can design and make it for you.
Lighted Things is a local crafter in Ashland, VA who has been building signs for almost 6 years now. They love working with wood and making their favorite characters and adding the extra bang with beautiful LED lights.
@matchaparfait_productions is a resin crafter with a bit of nerdy, spooky, and cute vibes. So happy to have them back again this year!
Instagram : matchaparfait_productions
Metal Cards are a husband and wife team who sell vintage video game systems, video games, and funko pops.
@miachavi is a Commission Artist that provides a wide range of cosplay items to full cosplay builds. Wearable geekery for the Nerd on the go and flat art prints, paintings and original hand drawn works.
When you see our cosplay fashion show you'll want to be IN the next one, so commission a cosplay!
Mystigifts is here to share a little bit of magic with everyone through tarot readings and magical charms!
@otakuunitedstudio is a Norfolk-based artist focused on fandom, history and more. Check out their booth to see geeky bookmarks, buttons, charms and more!
PandaGyoza is a freelance artist / merch designer who creates both
original and fanworks that are bold, colorful, and fun!
We make fan-merch primarily from video games, idols and gacha,
cartoons, and anime.
Products range from pinback buttons, prints, keychains, standees,
bags, plush toys, fashionable attire... and much much more!
Psy-Ko Smileys specializes in products that are a little different for people who are a little
Our products are made locally in Penn Laird, Virginia. We strive to offer a top-quality product, made with solid purpose, clear intention, and each one is blended for superior taste. Our ingredients are sourced both locally and abroad, using a mixture of in-house creations, certified organic, and non-certified organic ingredients.
From their chief smasher Nicole:
"Everyone has stress in their lives. Anxiety, worries, things that make them tick, or just things that they need to let go of for a bit. Sometimes people just need to be able to let it out, de-stress, take the load off! The rage room will give them that space to go, to release some of whatever is pent up in there.
Even if you’re just looking to have some fun and hear the sound of something breaking, or just to be able to throw a plate against the wall, this is the place to come!
And who am I kidding? Whether you’re coming in to relieve stress or coming in for the hell of it, it’s ALL going to be fun! Don’t believe me? Come try for yourself, I guarantee you’ll be glad you did!"
RavenCon is a fan-run Science Fiction and Fantasy convention that was conceived by a dedicated group of fans in 2005. Our goal is to create a forum in which fans and professionals can interact and share their interests in literature, art, gaming, podcasting, costuming, science, and music. More importantly, we want to create an event that is packed with exciting activities all weekend long!
Next year, RavenCon will be held on April 26th-28th!
Right Asia is an entertainment and fashion start up business and ministry. We specialize in the outreach of those involved in the Asian Popular Culture community.
Ruby Dragon Crafts provides resin works, jewelry, vinyl, sewing, and more! Custom orders are welcomed and encouraged. I will work with you to create the perfect piece!
RVA Katana sells Japanese and Chinese swords in the Richmond, Virginia area.
Sewing Storm is your one-stop shop for handmade accessories, holiday items and more; both fandom and random!
There will be lots of handmade trick or treat bags on hand for your candy-carrying needs.
Sickly Sweet Nomine sells handmade jewelry, accessories,and Clothes, designed to help those with mental illness express themselves in cute ways as some would call "Yami-Kawaii" , or just for Decora Kei fashion.
@carterartcompany makes spooky and fun crochet plushies,resin art, and wood burned pieces. They have great stuff to add to your Halloween decor!
Saphrina's Splendors makes stickers, stationary, totes, kechains and more!
We are a mother daughter team that has been working together since 2016. We enjoy bringing favorite prints, characters and more to accessories that everyone can enjoy. We specialize in making dry erase coloring kits for kids of all ages! Are main business is embroidery and sewing, as well as jewelry (one of a kind) made by the kid herself! Each one of our items is specially picked out and made from a request we got at some point in our journey! So if you don’t see it now, don’t lose faith, chances are we will have it in the future! Nothing we make is ordinary, plain or just like everyone else. We strive to be different and make our customers feel good and happy!
@ThatRavenKid is an artist that specializes in pagan imagery and Dungeons & Dragons type art. She will have prints and stickers available, so make sure to support our local artists!
The Crystal Phoenix
Our mission is to provide sturdy, hypoallergenic, and authentic pieces of jewelry. From the tiny chain links to the gems woven in place, each piece is brought to life for a chance at a chapter in your story. We hope you love our pieces as much as we do and choose to create memories and adventures with them.
@the3rdpharaoh @theresinpharoah is a cosplaying resin artist who makes tarot cards, charms, figures and more!
It's 10 days before Halloween...so this is a great opportunity to add some cool themed items (like a skull, slasher knife etc) to make your decor stand out from the mass produced stuff at the store!
Glad to have them back again this year!
Throwback Games is a company that sells vintage and recent video games as well as consoles to provide consumers nostalgic childhood memories.
Tiny Dragon’s Treasure Trove, is an online-based retail toy business committed to supporting children's mental health and autism spectrum disorder acceptance. In order to further this commitment, we provide essential stress-relieving toys that can be treasured for years to come. We believe in supporting local communities and hospitals by contractually hiring individuals with autism, working with groups that provide resources for neurodivergent children, and donating our books and toys to local hospitals. Our founder personally writes each and every one of our stories for individuals at all reading levels through the use of dyslexic-friendly fonts. Each story character has autism and features their own personal collection. We believe this gives autistic characters representation in our stories, furthering our commitment to autism acceptance.
Walt's Cards and Games is a full service game store in Dundalk, MD that offers a very wide selection of board games and role playing games!
Wolf Goddess Gaming has been collecting and playing Pokémon their whole life! They sell sealed products and also stream on twitch.tv Wednesdays starting at 8pm EST
@your.dorky.friend.lisa has a bunch of fantastic geeky accessories...and our event is close to Halloween, so its a perfect time to get some unique jewerly as well!!