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).

Friday, May 10, 2013

10:00 - 11:30 am - conference room, ground level/athens community center
Panel Discussion with comic artists Sandy Plunkett, Steve Richter, Chris
Monday and michael easton
10:30 am - 5:00 pm - Children’s activity area - coloring pages, mask making,
10:30 - 5:00 pm - Boffer Sword Play - in front of Community Center -
(registration required in children’s area)
12:00 - 1:30 pm - conference room, ground level/Athens Community Center
Discussion on costume design with Ohio university theater professor, thomas
1:30 pm - Build A Superhero Timed Contest - teams of 3 or 5 work togther to
create a superhero with attributes and a name. (Registration Required)
2:00 - 3:30 pm - conference room, ground level/Athens community center
Special guest, Joanne Padgett, author of “Vampires of Camelot” will lead a
discussion on self publishing.
4:00 - 5:30 pm - conference room, ground level/Athens community center
Panel discussion with Ohio University professors, Michael Gillespie, Kevin
Haworth, and Akhil Huston, about using comics and graphic novels in academia.
5:00 pm - Main Floor, community center- winners of raffle named
5:30 pm - Main Floor, community center - costume contest
(registration required)
Gaming run by John Pare and JT Johnston -
11:00 am - 3:00 pm - Castles & Crusades for 6 people (registration required)
4:00 - 6:00 pm - axis and Allies for 4 people (registration required)
1:00 - 4:00 pm - Mutants & Masterminds for 6 people (registration required)
All Day:
Larry Blake
Jesse Marks musingmark.deviantart.com
Sandy Plunkett plunkettart.com
Steve Richter steverichterart.com
Katherine Wirick katherine.kreider-wirick.com
Ken Eppstein nixcomics.com
Michael Easton mkeaston.com/mkeaston
Lee Smith OhioComics.com
Terence Hanley/Five Star Comics hanleyart.com
Chris Monday flyingweevil.com
Derek Croston methodcomix.com
Courtney & Chris Young
Joe Dragunas facebook.com/TheArtOfJMDragunas
Gary Gibeaut/Five Star Comics garygibeaut/fivestarcomics.co
Art Vendors
Nancy Baur - comic greeting cards & comic themed sewn items
Thomas Fiocchi - costume items
Special Displays
Connor Miller
James Hamilton & Brent Smalley’s Nerdiversity
Jay Pare
The Wizard’s Guild Athens, OH
Super-fly Comics & Games Yellow Springs, OH
Jerry Lowe
Frank Gorscak
Fan Clubs
Rebel Legion - Great Lakes Base greatlakesbase.com
501st Legion - Ohio Garrison ohio501st.com
Food Vendors
Not Guilty Food Cart
Fluff Bakery
Gaming - casual magic games - inquire at The Wizard’s Guild booth
6:00 - 10:00 pm - Costume Dance Party - Multipurpose room/Community
Center. - Music with DJ Barticus and new, local Band “The Geek Girls”
 Admission is FREE with Ratha Con handstamp and $2 for others. Beverages and baked items for
sale to help raise money for ARTS/West.

1 comment:

  1. .I was happy to cheer her on at the ceremony. CONGRATULATIONS Minnie Kaufman! additional info