Cards, Comics & Collectibles

Baltimore Comic Con

Comics & Gaming INC

Mishap Games

Long Shot Comics

Frank’s Cool Stuff

Tae’s Collectibles

A Steampunked Life

GameStruck – featuring free arcade gaming!

Jenn DePaola Art

J. Skeeter Hawthorne

When Toys Were Fun

The Basement Toys & Collectibles

Super Game Station

Player One Games

Matt Roberts – Shinola Head

Elden Fragrances


The VR Center

The Finest:  A G.I. Joe Costume Club

Christopher Powers

Fiona W. Dunn

Roanoke Public Libraries

Fandomly Jewelry

Lee Horton

Sad Wilson Art

KRToonish Productions

The Dream Comparison

Star Powered Gaming – featuring MarioKart Tournament with no entry fee and prizes awarded!

Natronics Corner

Art of Rob Retiano – Illustration/Art/Design

Glen Paul Richardson

Brian Bear Animation


Kyle Wilson

Matt Slay

Gary Cohn

Bob Sodaro

Brianne Schodowski


Mikey Hailey Silverback Art Studio

Cat-Tastic Crafts/Horror Stitch

Batjeepster Rings

Pixel Freak



Shimmer and Shade

Dark Moon Cards and Games

Zombie Punk Studios

Vulgardragon’s Den

Matt D. Swan

Frech Studios

Geek Mob Roanoke

Big Lick Conspiracy

Heroic Effort Crafts

Black Market Buttons

David Willingham

Singledom Comics

Roanoke Harry Potter Fest 

Atronach’s Aspects

Fast Burger

Viva La Cupcake

SuperCarlin Brothers

Ekeltically Urs

Kevin Sharpe – Magic: The Gathering Event

-“Initiate’s Trial” – FREE to enter, limit one per person

-“Deckbuilder’s Challenge” – $20

Both events will provide participants with of Magic: the Gathering product and opportunities to receive prizes!

Wireless Zone – Authorized Verizon Retailer – Charging Station

$250.00 Grand Prize!
Plus assorted prizes including gift cards, games, entertainment and more.  Interested participants may sign up on site at event venue on Saturday August 5th 2017.  Cosplay guidelines and rules can be found here. Applicants must sign up by 4pm at the Big Lick Entertainment Booth. Contest will be 4:30pm on the main stage.




Q & A with Jayson Warner-Smith and Joshua Mikel of The Walking Dead! 3:30pm-4:15pm: Jayson Warner-Smith plays Gavin and Joshua Mikel played Jared on the Walking Dead, both members of the Saviors on the hit series!  We are so excited to welcome these amazing actors!

Meet the The 501st Legion! 2-2:30pm:  For members of the 501st Legion, a worldwide organization of dedicated Star Wars fans, a costume isn’t just something seen on the movie screen—it’s a way of life.  In recognition of such fandom, the 501st and its fan-created backstory of being Darth Vader’s personal legion of Stormtroopers known as “Vader’s Fist” have now actually been adopted into official Star Wars continuity. In 2004, the 501st had roles in two Star Wars books by Timothy Zahn (Survivor’s Quest and Fool’s Bargain) and continued into Episode III: Revenge of the Sith itself when the 501st followed a newly-turned Anakin Skywalker into the Jedi Temple to slaughter the Republic’s defenders of peace.

The Art of Doodles hosted by BeckaDoodles!  11:45am-12:15pm  Beck Seashols aka “Beckadoodles” is a cartoonist, illustrator, author and crafter living in Roanoke, VA.  She is the illustrator on the web comic “Sweeten Village” and her own kid’s book “Wiener Dog Adventures”.  Beck has worked on many sketchcard projects including Lucasfilm, DC Comics and Mars Attacks. Her adorkable style is all over t-shirts, greeting cards, book marks and stickers.

Should you give up your Day Job? 2:45pm-3:15pm: Comics, Creating & Income… How does a creative person juggle it all?  A panel discussion with legendary comic writer Gary Cohn, comic writer and journalist Bob Sodaro, JD Sutphin of Big Lick Entertainment and more, moderated by photographer/artist/actor/television host Michael Wilson of Bohemian Robot Media Group and Photography.

Roanoke’s professional comedy improv troupe Big Lick Conspiracy is giving us a Super-Powered Improv Performance on our main stage. Hilarious scenes will be made up before your eyes using audience suggestions!  1:15-1:45pm

11:05am-11:35am: SuperCarlin Brothers – The Truth Behind Andy’s Dad, Woody and more from Toy Story, Pixar fun and more!  Andy’s dad from Toy Story is one of the biggest mysteries in all of Pixar. Is he dead? Did he leave Andy and his family? Were they just unable to animate another human character so early on in the development of computer animated feature films? People have theorized all sorts of things to help explain his absence. They will talk about the true story of Andy’s Dad, how the video they made about it went viral, and then was shot down by another writer at Pixar!  They will also touch on other Pixar theories and a similar experience they had with JK Rowling (Harry Potter author).

12:30pm-1:00pm: Shimmer and Shade for Costuming and Cosplaying 101  


11:05am-11:35am: SuperCarlin Brothers – The Truth Behind Andy’s Dad, Woody and more from Toy Story, Pixar fun and more!

11:45am-12:15pm: The Art of the Doodle with Beckadoodles

12:30pm-1:00pm: Shimmer and Shade for Costuming and Cosplaying 101

1:15pm-1:45pm: Big Lick Conspiracy

2:00pm-2:30pm: Meet the 501st Legion

2:45pm-3:15pm: Should You Quit Your Day Job?

3:30pm-4:15pm: Walking Dead Q & A with stars from the show!

4:30pm-5:30pm: Cosplay Contest! Sign ups for Cosplay contest begin at 11am located at the Big Lick Entertainment booth.

Panel times, guests and content subject to change – follow us on Facebook for the most up to date information!



Thank you for your interest interest in exhibiting at The 2017 Big Lick Comic-Con! Please email to request a 2017 Big Lick Comic-Con exhibitor or artist alley booth application.

*** Exhibitor Booth(s) (Standard $75, Corner $100)

Each Big Lick Comic-Con exhibitor booth includes one 10’x10’ space, one 8’ table, two chairs and two exhibitor passes. Additional exhibitor passes over and above this number must be purchased. Additional tables/chairs are available for a small fee (see below).

*** Artist Alley Table(s) ($25)

Artist Alley booths are reserved for comic book creators (artists, writers, etc.) who will be selling their own work. Each Big Lick Comic-Con artist alley booth includes one 10’x10’ space, one 8’ table, two chairs and two exhibitor passes. Additional guest passes over and above this number must be purchased.

Interested in participating? Download our application below!

Big-Lick-Comic-Con-2017-Vendor-Form – June