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 1, 2015

Admission: $10 Adults; $5 12 - 17; 11 and under free

First 30 paid tickets receives a free Ratha Con poster created by Stave Richter

2015 Ratha Con Schedule (subject to change)

10:00 am     Convention Opens - whole building
Food vendors begin selling (Room C “Not Guilty” - grilled
sandwiches & outside “Holy Guacamole” Mexican fare)
                    Quidditch Match - teams chosen and practice (field behind building - 
must register and sign waiver to participate)
Hero Head & Rogue Squadron Pod Casts begin (gym)

10:30 am     John Marks gives workshop on making molds for special effects
makeup and sculpture (Room B)

11:00 am     Model building, painting, and altering with Jay Pare (art room -
registration required)
Casey Hoffman’s Cosplay Workshop #1 (conference room - 
registration required)
Bullwhip Demonstration with Dan Trout (Room A)
Quidditch Matches (field behind building)
RPG games begin (Room C - registration required)

11:30 am Blind Wave Productions’ presentation on lightsaber choreography
and screening of their videos (Room B)

12:00 pm   Casey Hoffman’s Cosplay workshop #2 (conference room - 
registration required)

12:30 pm Blind Wave Productions begins Light Saber Choreography hand to 
hand techniques (exercise studio - must sign waiver form to

1:00 pm Cassandra Morgan’s presentation on writing and self publishing
(Room B)
Steampunk Talk & tea featuring the Whiplash Tribal Fusion Dancers
(Room A)
2:00 pm Travis Horseman presents the graphic novel “Amiculus” and
discusses using Kickstarter to help with self publishing 
(Room B)

3:00 pm Z.E.R.O.S. (Zombie Eradication & Rescue Operations Squad)
presents a workshop on protecting yourself from zombies
(Room B)
Bullwhip presentation with Daniel Trout (Room A)
4:00 pm Costume contest (gym/main convention floor - registration required)
6 short films by Andrea Ricca - total run times: 31 minutes (Room B)

4:30 pm RPG gaming finishes (Room C)
Lightsaber choreography techniques finishes (exercise studio)
5:00 pm Convention ends - food no longer served

5 - 8 pm Humans vs Zombies mini game (community center grounds - 
registration with Athens HvZ required during convention)

10:00 pm Ratha Con after party at Casa Nueva Restaurant & Cantina (Free 
adults and $2 under 21)

All Day/main convention floor:

Celebrity/special guests:
TV and Film Star Chalet Lizette Brannan - signing autographs 
John Marks - special effects makeup and sculpture
Cassandra Morgan - author
Travis Horseman - graphic novel creator

Comic/graphic novel creators:
Steve Richter Terence Hanley
Chris Monday Shawn Langley
Abby Costilow Nix Comics
Lee Smith Jack Wallace
Kelci Crawford Todd Goodman
Mark Fisher Larry Blake
Jenna Thompson

Visual Artists:
Emi Olin - graphic illustrations
Brytton McGuire - painting/drawing
Dane Eichinger - print making
Larry Bailey - photography
Penni Al Zayer - henna
Red Mandalorian - intergalactic flower seller

Daniel Trout - bullwhip
Z.E.R.O.S. (Zombie Eradication & Rescue Operations Squad)
OU Flying Bobcats - Quidditch team
Athens HvZ - Humans vs Zombies
Airship Athena - Athens Steampunk organization

Fun extras:
Hero Head & Rogue Squadron Live Pod Casts
Ghostbusters, WV Division - ghostbusting fun and games
Ratha Con space ship - climb in and pretend
Lego zip line races - build your own zip line racer or use one of ours to
challenge your friends
Magic card play - casual gaming, table by Super-Fly Comics

Super Fly Comics
Hrothgar’s Hoard
Frank Gorscak
Classic Toys & Collectible
Chippies Anime
Bunnie Ferro
Jason Kiley
WooHooligan Comics
Banana Road Costumes
JZ Toys

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