Joining us at the 2023 Vermont Sci-Fi & Fantasy Expo
The 2023 Vermont Sci-Fi & Fantasy Expo will be joined a number of exhibitors including Susan Onysko Photography featuring Cosplay 50: The United States of Cosplay; author Karmle Conrad, the Cape Cod Psychic; actress, author and ghost-tour guide Leanna Renee Hieber; a special screening of The Butterfly Queen; returning author Keith W. Willis; the Montreal X-Men, mutant charity cosplayers will be supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Vermont Chapter; and many more.
Mutant Charity Cosplayers
We are excited to announce that the Montreal X-Men will be at the Sci Fi Expo! These mutant charity cosplayers will be supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Vermont Chapter.
Illustrator and Writer
Deviants are mortals with uncontrollable and unhidable powers - coming soon in Fae Mortals!
Jay Mooers will be at the Vermont Sci-Fi & Fantasy Expo this weekend. He is an illustrator and writer. He’s worked on franchises such as Lady Death, Vamirella, Fallout, Daredevil, Hellwitch, Bettie Page, and Chaos. He started his own publishing company with his flagship comic series, Autumn Grey, as well as other novels, children’s books, and comics. His new table top RPG titled “Fae” will be setup for demos during both days of the expo!
Still Toking Enterprises
Comic Book/TV Series with Podcast
Meet Toking with the Dead - A comic book/TV series with live broadcast/podcast show and a full merchandise line. At the expo this weekend, Jeff Homan & Ben Bartlett of Still Toking Enterprises will share their comic book series - an educational experience of medicinal cannabis and it's unique effects using zombies as the test subjects.
"We find out by mistake when a zombie gets cannabis in their system they no longer wants to rip your face off. Instead they indulges in snacks and walk around aimlessly. But once they starts to come down subconsciously they began to realizes it actually alleviated the pain for flesh. The only problem is now they want more cannabis."
A hilariously action packed adult educational take on the ever changing industry.
Susan Onysko Photography
Cosplay 50: The United States of Cosplay
We are excited to welcome Susan Onysko Photography to the Vermont Sci-Fi & Fantasy Expo this year. Susan Onysko is attending conventions in every state and photographing the amazing cosplayers on location to be assembled into a coffee table book at the conclusion of the 50th state. Susan and her team will be on the floor handing out Golden Tickets for a free thirty-minute professional studio shoot to those with exceptional examples of cosplay. Participants sign a model release during the session and receive one fully retouched high-resolution JPEG by email after the convention. Vermont is Susan's 25th state… halfway there!!
Click the link below for more details on her project along with FAQs on how you can be involved!
They Valley Forge
The Valley Forge commissions cosplay costumes. They craft incredible full size suits including Deathwatch, Pre Vizla, The Mandalorian and Jedi generals. They also create a wide assortment of helmets and complete custom Mandos.
WNFC eSports Dojo
Arcade-Style Fighting Games
Don't vibe with traditional sports? Looking for an extracurricular activity that fits your skillset? WNFC might be for you! At Wednesday Night Fight Club esports Dojo in Essex Junction, Vermont, they focus on arcade-style fighting games. WNFC has a massive 30 year library of competitive fighting games from throughout the genre's history, with in-depth lessons from seasoned tournament veterans designed to meet every imaginable skill level.
Dr. Karmle L. Conrad
I was born with Gifts from the Great Spirit and have been sharing them since my childhood days. I am a Native American Shaman Medicine Woman by birth. I am a Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher and Practitioner, a Dream Interpreter, and Holistic Life Coach. I am, also a Ghostbuster. I clear negative energy from homes and businesses. I hold the degree of Doctor of Public Health from Capella University and am a professor teaching at the college level.
I am an author of both middle-school-age kids’ books and adult books. The adult series is set in Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, and Sci-Fi genres. The kids’ series is like the old Hardy Boys, and Nancy Drew mysteries, except they use Magic to solve the mysteries in their town.
Leanna Renee Hieber
Actress, author and ghost-tour guide
A Haunted History of Invisible Women - Actress, author and ghost-tour guide Leanna Renee Hieber discusses the premise of her Bram-Stoker-Award nominated non-fiction book, co-authored with Andrea Janes, about the intersection of real history and ghost stories across the country. She'll share first-hand paranormal experiences and discuss the lasting power of ghost stories on our collective consciousness.
The Butterfly Queen
On the last two days of April we'll be making a special appearance at the Vermont Sci-Fi & Fantasy Expo. Come on by the Champlain Valley Fairgrounds for cool swag, a special screening and unrivaled one-on-one talks with the filmmakers.
The Butterfly Queen is the hangover after the coming-of-age story. Casey (a sheep farmer/cartoonist) and Robin (basically a vagabond) are lost in a magical forest, struggling to find Casey’s sketchbook so they can get the hell back home. Unfortunately, The Butterfly Queen wants the sketchbook too, and A) she’s clever, B) she’s desperate and C) she makes the rules. It’s a bit punk, a lot queer and it will probably make you think about who your best friend really is. We shot the whole thing around Ryegate, VT, pop. 1,165.
Daybreak Comic Book Series
Meet the world’s 14th most handsome writer/artist/inker of comic books - Keith Champagne at the expo this weekend. Daybreak is all about light and hope and optimism, while her enemy Doc Matter is all about darkness and rage and hatred. The two of them have been locked together since crash landing on this planet together when they were kids. The Daybreak comic book series is the perfect blend of action, heart, humor and an unfolding mystery.