Ratha Con Dates and Locations

Ratha Con is a pop culture convention taking place on May 7 & 8th, 2016 in Athens, Ohio. The night before, on May 6th, at ARTS/West, 132 W. State St., Athens, OH. there will be an art opening of pop culture themed art and a screening of a film. Art opening at 6 pm and film at 8 pm. The main convention on May 7 & 8, 2016 will be from 10 am to 5pm both days at the Athens Community Center, 701 E. State St. Athens, OH 45701. Saturday the 7th will be followed by a costumed dance party at Casa Nueva Cantina, 4 W. State St. Athens, OH. starting at 10 pm.

The 2016 admission cost will be $10 for adults, $5 for kids 12 - 17, free for kids 11 and under. These prices are subject to change - dependant on the special guest(s).

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Lee Smith

Lee Smith is a comic artist who's known for starting Ohio Chronicles, a comic book "detailing the rich and exciting history of Ohio for all ages," and he'll be at Ratha Con!

Smith grew up in Athens, Ohio. He went to Athens High School where he first started creating comic books. He attended Ohio University did a Master's thesis on the use of comic books as instructional materials to teach reading to students who were significantly behind grade level. In 2011, left his job teaching and started Ohio Chronicles, a comic book geared for teaching Ohio history.

If you want to check out some of Smith's comics, you can visit http://www.ohiocomics.com/, visit the Athens Book Center, or come see him and his comics in person at Ratha Con!

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