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Vandalia-Con 2017

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Date(s) - Fri - 5/26/2017 - Sun - 5/28/2017
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Vandalia-Con 2017

Saving the Mothers of Invention

Memorial Day Weekend
May 26-28, 2017

The Blennerhassett Hotel is proud to host Vandalia-Con, Saving the Mothers of Invention for the 4th year. Vandalia-Con is a volunteer run three-day convention which celebrates the Steampunk genre. All proceeds from this event are donated to the Diagnostic and Treatment Fund and Bonnie’s Bus, to ensure that breast and cervical cancer screening, diagnostic, and treatment resources are available to all WV women who need them.
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Vandalia-Con 2017
Event Schedule

General Schedule

• Vandalia’s Got Talent
• Professor Bubblemaker’s Bubble Ballet
• Aethelmearc Sword Fighting Demo
• Quickdraw Competition
• Makers Display and Competition
• Ministry of Silly Walks Olympics
• Talk of the Tavern Podcast


Featured Artists

• Rebecca Baygents Turk
• Jade Myers
• Gandersnitch the Goblin
• Captain Lovelock
• Karnevil
• Travis Sivart
• Professor Bubblemaker

Musical Guests

• The Dead Flowers
• Steam~or~ The Specters of Knox Mill


• Costume Design Seminar by Rebecca Baygents Turk
• Beyond Cosplay: Living Your Character
• Superhuman: Stories of Houdini
• Origami Jumping Frogs with Mark Twain
• Make It and Take It Children’s Crafting Class
• Children’s Science Class
• Victorian Archeology
• Victorian Ugly Baby Photography
• Arson’s Whip Demo


• Creating a Steampunk Opera
• How Victorian Science Gave Birth to Steampunk
• Where’s the Gothic Horror in Steampunk?
• Cosplay Etiquette
• When Your Cosplay Doesn’t Match Your Body Type
• Creating a Card Game
• STOP! Collaborate & Listen!
• Sneek Peek Screening of: Steam or The Specters of the Knox Mill
• Graveyard Archeology
• Late Night Stories with Mr. Cat

Special Ticket Events

• Captain’s Tea Party
• Goblin Tea Party
• Fabulous Flea Circus
• Steampunk Storytime with Captain Lovelock
• Professor Phineas’s Hypnotic Adventures
• Karnevil Sideshow

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