June 7-9, 2019 | Blair County Convention Center | Altoona, PA

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Philip Byers

Philip Byers is the creator of the Else Lands, an ever-expanding collection of surreal and fantastical worlds characterized by his unique aesthetic language and their common origin in his subconscious ...
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Monster D

Monster D is BACK! YESSS! It has been quite a year, slinging my Famous Five Minute Monsters at convention after convention! And now, I bring all new monsters back to Sci-Fi Valley Con, along with new s...
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Jessica HIldbold

Hello! My name is Jessica and I run Jessica Crafts for Adoption. I am raising money to fund my adoption dream. I sell hair bows, bow ties, baby tag blankets, dog bandanas, dog bows, and more! I’m...
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A Bird and A Bear

Hello, my name is Brittany and I am the founder and creator of A Bird & A Bear. Our goal here at A Bird and A Bear has been to create and provide the best products for you and your family! We offer...
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Toriborealis Pictures & Goods

Toriborealis Pictures & Goods is a husband and wife-owned business that specializes in all things geeky and whimsical. From jewelry and artwork to loose leaf teas and wood carvings, all of the uniq...
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Amara

Amara specializes in strange. She began her career as a tattoo artist and freelance illustrator, before tackling her dream of becoming a full time illustrator and comic creator. She recently published ...
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Amara

Amara specializes in strange. She began her career as a tattoo artist and freelance illustrator, before tackling her dream of becoming a full time illustrator and comic creator. She recently published ...
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Dave Nestler

For the past 20 years, Dave Nestler has enjoyed success as one of the most recognized names in contemporary pinup art. His work has been featured in countless magazines here and abroad, as well as comi...
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Marie Young

Sculptor of devilishly sweet anthropomorphic animals and fairy tale whimsy. Purveyor of tales (and tails) that create in her Pennsylvania studio. Follow on Facebook or Insta @marieyoungcreative Anthrop...
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JOHN HAUN

John Haun Artist/Illustrator Friend Me On Face Book ™ https://www.facebook.com/john.haun.58 I work in the trading card industry as a sketch card artist and free lance illustrator for various companies....
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JOHN HAUN

John Haun Artist/Illustrator Friend me on Face Book @ https://www.facebook.com/john.haun.58 I work in the trading card industry as a sketch card artist and free lance illustrator for various companies....
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Shannon Spurlock

A freelance artist who loves to embrace the nerdy side of life. Creating worlds and creatures from my imagination is they best use of my time. I have been drawing for many years and love every moment. ...
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Arielle Sekula

Arielle Sekula has been creating art all her life. After attending university and working in the animation industry, she discovered a love of oil painting. Upon discovering that she fell out of love wi...
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Geek Emporium

Geek Emporium Bio Originally from Brooklyn, owner and founder, Nelson Mas started Geek Emporium in 2015. Now residing in Staten Island Nelson hand etches glass art that ranges from an array of drink wa...
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Playful Gorilla

Introducing the Playful Gorilla, also known as Alex Rivera. He is currently taking refuge in the great city of Brotherly Love. He is a big kid paying homage to all those awesome characters he grew up w...
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Robert B Herring Jr

Robert B Herring Jr resides in Pittsburgh, PA. He has written short stories since high school. His first story was about a crazy day with his family. Robert Herring always wanted to author a novel, so ...
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Wayne Carey

Wayne Carey grew up reading such authors as Edgar Rice Burroughs, H. Rider Haggard, Talbot Mundy, and Robert E. Howard, providing the desire to write from an early age. He has worked as a pharmaceutica...
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J.P. Bidula

J.P. Bidula is the author of the superhero action comedy series Unlucky Seven. This two-and-a-half book series examines the lives of pop-culture loving nerdy 20-somethings as they deal with having supe...
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T. Keith Justham

T. Keith Justham has created the world of Victor Goth’s Art Emporium as a way to promote his artistic creations for the public to experience. Growing up from the moment I could hold a crayon, ent...
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Timothy Lantz

Timothy Lantz is a full-time illustrator and graphic artist with degrees in art education and communications. During his long career, Lantz’s work has included such far-flung projects as weather maps, ...
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LES Polinko

LES Polinko is an award-winning sculptor, author, illustrator, and teacher. She has degrees from Purdue University in Fine Art Painting and Drawing, Art History, and Art Education. She is the President...
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Beautiful Imperfections

My Name is Ashley Payne, aka Malice the Macabre. I’m a self taught artist, wife, mother, spoonie and model who makes one of a kind, handmade and/or hand sewn creations that often have a spooky ed...
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Shananigans Ink

Shananigans Ink has created their very own prints, stickers, magnets, and – most excitingly – a COLORING BOOK! These products feature their Derpy Doodles collection, a grouping of the neate...
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wd studios

Couisns by birth, friends by choice,vampire hunters by night. Cliff and Jeremiah form WD studios. Cliff Dawson has been playing with his wood since before you were born. Probably, unless you’re s...
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Crystal Linzell

I own Crystal Cut Graphics and I create custom etched glassware and other custom/personalized gifts. My store can be found at: https://www.crystalcutgraphics.etsy.com or own Facebook at Crystal Cut Gra...
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Benwhoski Art

Jessi Bencloski is an independent fantasy illustrator from North Huntingdon, PA. Working in a variety of media including ink, colored pencil, woodburning, and scratchboard, her artwork tends to focus o...
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Brendan Hykes

Brendan Hykes is a Pittsburgh-based writer of comics and whatnot. He has self-published the series Anonymous Nancy and Campaigners, as well as the short horror anthology Tales of the Damned. He enjoys ...
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Painting Dragon Feathers – JD Donnelly

J.D. Donnelly was born on a beach where dolphins played, grew up in an enchanted forest filled with deer, and studied Studio Art and Creative Writing at Hollins University, home to many squirrels. In h...
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Jay Fife

Jay Fife is a pin-up and portrait artist from the upper Ohio Valley. His work is mostly full rendered pencil drawings of characters from all aspects of horror, fantasy, sci-fi and comics. Specializing ...
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Lacey Shreffler

Lacey Shreffler is a digital artist from Pittsburgh, PA who has been attending Comic and Anime conventions in the Northeast US for over 10 years now. She’s been a comic book fan since birth and a...
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ArtByKyli-Kyli Deamer

Geek, wife, and mother, Kyli is an artist that works with many mediums. A lover of all things sci-fi, fantasy, Disney, and animated film, you will be able to find amazing pieces of artwork for everyone...
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HEYOUWITHEFACE

Marleni Gomez is a Freelance Illustrator / Cosplayer based out of NJ. She is also the creator of Kinda!Con Art Expo, a convention with a focus on supporting new creators. Marleni loves anime, comics an...
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Frank Percy

Frank Percy is a artist with a love of Sci Fi movies and art, he has a background in comic book art an illustration, with past published books with Marvel and DC comics. Share
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Brian Middleton – Colesmith Comics

Brian Middleton is the creator, writer and artist of the comic series Wulfborne from Scout Comics! He is also a husband and a father who has lived in Altoona his whole life! Stop by his table to pick u...
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Sarah Murphy

I was born and raised in Farmington, NY. I spent most of my childhood trying to fight boredom. I did not start creating art until high school. I spent many years after that honing my skills to draw som...
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Seth Young

Seth Young is a life long lover of comics and the art medium itself. Ever since he was 4 years old Seth knew that he wanted to work in the field of comics. Seth is a 2012 graduate from Edinboro Univers...
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Brigette R. Cousins

I have been a quilter for almost 14 years now and love making each and every one of my quilts. Most of my quilts are one of a kind design, but have found a supplier that know makes it possible for me t...
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MEGAN AFFOLTER

Hello! I am a Pittsburgh-based artist! I have always had a passion for art even as a young child. In fact, my granny would always say she loved babysitting me as all she had to do was give me crayons a...
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J.M. Hackman

J. M. Hackman loves thunderstorms, bookstores, and happy endings. She’s never met a reading nook she didn’t like and prefers soul talk to small talk. When she’s not writing or reading, she spends quali...
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Kat Pants Gaming

We’re just a couple of college nerds that like to play games and draw art stuff. Generally weird art stuff. One of us will be doing commissions at the con along with selling art. (Margaret) Share
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Jason Licht

I’m an illustrator hailing from a small town in Western Pennsylvania. I grew up being influenced by the greats such Calvin and Hobbes, Godzilla, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Dragon Ball. Although I kn...
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Imperial Legends

Every legend has a side of it that goes untold just as we have a side of our lives that goes unseen. With countries fighting for power among themselves, the lands within are ravaged with turmoil and ch...
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JKNAUB Vinyl Graphics

Graphic design studio from York, PA offering over 400+ vinyl decal designs, dozens of street signs for your Game Room, Kids’ Bedroom, Mancave or Batcave. Looking forward to our 3rd year at Sci Fi...
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Purple Press – Dylan Keefer

Dylan Keefer is a web designer / developer by day and a writer by night. He’s basically a modern day superhero, using code and words to breathe creativity into reality. On a more serious note, he has b...
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Girl Gamer Gear

A Geek With Hook… Girl Gamer Gear started with a desire for more girl orientated dice bags! I had started gaming with friends and got my first set of Dungeons and Dragons dice and I started to lo...
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Ian Oz: Artist & Illustrator

Ian is a painter and illustrator living in western Pennsylvania. A fan of traditional media, acrylic paint is his vehicle of choice for bringing the characters from his imagination to life. You can vie...
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Koa Beam

Oh you know Koa, long time staple of the Sc-Fi valley Con he’s the guy who does killer #BarArt and on occasion finds an opportunity to do a book cover or commissioned piece of artwork for anyone ...
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Invader Gaya

Invader Gaya is a 16 year old autistic artist from Reynoldsville, PA. Gaya is especially fond of “spooky” art and enjoys making both digital and traditional artwork. Gaya also enjoys making...
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Karen Myers

Karen Myers is a fantasy and science fiction author, best known for her heroic fantasy novels. See a list of her works on https://KarenMyersAuthor.com After a degree in Comparative Mythology from Yale ...
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Tomboy Togs

Emily Bowman is the Top Tomboy and Chief stitcher at Tomboy Togs. After buying a second hand embroidery machine, Emily soon discovered a love of making finger puppets and from there Tomboy Togs took of...
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Devil Records

Devil Records is a small record label founded by Lucassoo in 2009, and has recently took off and is home to the band Horizons, currently with 2 studio album’s and a third coming in February. Both...
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Rich Perrotta

Rich Perrotta started his comic book career back in 1994 as a staff artist and eventual freelance inker for Marvel Comics inking on just about every title Marvel from Captain Marvel and Iron Man to Thu...
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Double N Designs

Double N Designs by Jenn has decals, pins, and canvas tote bags for all your fandom needs! See me on etsy at DoubleNDesignsByJenn Share
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Gus Mauk

Justin “Gus” Mauk is a professional traditional portrait artist specializing in charcoal and graphite. He has worked on such licenses as IDW, AMC, Marvel, and LucasArts, through sketchcard ...
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Raelynn Sanders

Shy Girl, or Raelynn, is a 3rd generation wood worker from the small country town of Prosperity Pennsylvania. Raised by a nerdy and geeky father, who taught her how to make anything she wanted out of a...
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Will O’Shire / Willow Shire

Will O’Shire is a fiction author writing in the fantasy, supernatural, and horror genres. Will loves to write about the Fae world and incorporates the mythology, legends, and beliefs of our ances...
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Tory Gates

A broadcaster for more than thirty years, Tory Gates has seen and done just about everything in the radio business. He’s been a deejay, talk show host, traffic reporter, producer and a journalist...
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Nicholas Martellacci

Author of the up and coming trilogy… Glimpse! The first story in the Glimpse trilogy will be here. Glimpse: The Broken. Glimpse: The Broken is a story of your wildest imaginations come to life. F...
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Two Tail Creations

Two Tail Creations is owned by Randi Watson and is based out of Pittsburgh, PA. Randi is a primarily self-taught artist who has been invested in drawing and traditional art from a young age and was tau...
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OnMyPaige & Motley Mochi

OnMyPaige & Motley Mochi are each independent artists and friends from childhood. They each sell art prints, and Motley Mochi sells plushies as well. Links to their respective Etsy sites: https://w...
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Frankie Barkley

I started making these designs while I was in the Graphic Design program at La Roche to help express my love for comics. My style for designs is minimalistic. I like to create designs that get to the r...
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Michael D’Ambrosio

Michael resides in the Philadelphia area and has been writing for twenty years. In addition to science fiction/fantasy/horror novels, Michael has adapted several of his novels to screenplays and create...
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Urcraine’s Ear Productions

We are a small family company in our third year at SciFi Valley con. We have become known for our comissions, pride spooky noodles, and prints with inspirations from all over. In years past we brought ...
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Supernova Jewelry

Unique chainmail wrapped dice, fairy bottles, dragon eye themed jewelry and more! Just look for the sparkling table. Share
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On Dragon’s Wing Studio

http://kaowen0.wixsite.com/ondragonswing In 2010 I took part in my first Artist Alley and it was one of the best things I ever did. I had never experienced such excitement and acceptance of my art as I...
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Jessica Eppley

Jessica Eppley lives in Wrightsville, PA where she works as an exterminator when she isn’t writing. She has an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from Penn State and a Bachelor’s in English from ...
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Jason Lenox

Jason Lenox is an Illustrator who specializes in Penciling, India ink Rendering and Sequential Artwork. His current project is the Sci-Fi Fantasy adventure graphic novel “Lords of the Cosmos”, the seco...
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Jason Kucharik – Author

This will be Jason’s third year at Sci-Fi Valley con, and he will be doing two 30 min panels on his road through self and traditional publishing since becoming an author. The first panel will be ...