Still putting a few finishing touches on but our schedule is now LIVE! https://rofcon2018.sched.com/
ROFCON is proud to have Lina Hammer as our photographer this year!
Lina will have a private photobooth run from one of the rooms in our venue. Lina has been professional convention photographer taking photos at conventions for the last 10 years ranging from Dragoncon, Otakon, and Nekocon to AMA and ROFCON. She is a celebrated nerd finding entertainment from all genres of fandom.
Her photobooth at ROFCON will be open from 11am to 8:30pm on Friday and Saturday and 11 am to 3pm on Sunday.
Here are her rates:
-$5 a print
-$13 for 3
-$10 per his res digital copy
-$20 for all digital photos on a device of your choice
-She may provide CD’s. If she does, it’ll be the same price as the digital
– photo sessions are free
Unlimited number of snaps and costume changes
ROFCON is looking forward to laughing along with GeekNightComedy starring Sid Bridge and Derek Williams.
It’s a fun show of stand-up comedy and improv, and all sorts of fun. Everyone involved in the show are actual performers of stand-up and improv prior to GeekNightComedy, which means we aren’t spouting memes on stage, and repeating things you saw on the internet, Sid and Derek put together people who we noticed did geeky/nerdy jokes at comedy clubs that essentially went over the heads of most people, but fell into the niche humor a captive audience, in the realm of understanding, would get. GeekNightComedy performs the show regularly at comedy clubs like Funnybone Virginia Beach, Richmond, IMPROV in DC and in Orlando, and conventions, such as AwesomeCon, ODU minicon, ROFcon, NekoCon, MAGfest, Tidewater Comicon, etc. Comedy for Geeks, by Geeks
ROFCON is glad to welcome Dimensional Riffs!
Dimensional Riffs began as some geeks cracking jokes and cranking out tunes. After awhile, they realized that were pretty good at it. They take their favorite sci-fi genres (Doctor Who, Firefly, etc) and a bunch of other stuff from 21st century geekdom and tell the stories through song. When they’re not rocking out at cons, they’re living, laughing, and working across southeastern Virginia, from Richmond to Suffolk.
ROFCON is glad to welcome back Veteran Featured Panelists, ConLG.
Con LG exists to bring grade A panels, workshops, and events to the CONvention community and those affiliated with it. Since coming together, they have performed several podcasts, game shows, and comedy panels at different conventions in the state of Virginia. Some of their better known panels have included: Who’s Line is it Anime (Nekocon), and Vague Jeopardy, and Panel Roulette
Check them out on Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/ConLG/
ROFCON is pleased to welcome back Cosplay Guest Eveille Cosplay.
Eveille Cosplay has been crafting costumes for 12 years. She has done everything from sewing to armor making and loves creating quality costumes at a high level of craftsmanship. She strives to learn new skills with each build and challenge herself with each new costume. Eveille is also a streamer on Twitch and you can find her streaming her cosplay construction process in the Creative section four times a week. She’s excited to attend ROFCON for the second time and share her cosplay knowledge with everyone.
ROFCON is proud to welcome author Guest, James Noll!
James Noll has worked as a sandwich maker, a yogurt dispenser, a day care provider, a video store clerk, a day care provider (again), a summer camp counselor, a waiter, a prep cook, a sandwich maker (again), a line cook, a security guard, a line cook (again), a waiter (again), a bartender, a librarian, and a teacher. Somewhere in there he played drums in punk rock bands, recorded several albums, and wrote dozens of short stories and a handful of novels.
Here is a quick look at some of our Cosplay programming coming to ROFCON!
HALL CRAFTSMANSHIP CONTEST
The Hall Craftsmanship Contest is a COMPETITION for those who wish to have their costumes evaluated by a panel of judges. Those who enter will have five to ten minutes (depending on the number of entries we have) to talk about their costume with the judges. In order to compete you must have made 80% of your costume, or the person presenting the costume must be present. (Example: If you wish to make a costume and have someone wear it for the contest, you must be present to explain the construction and the awards will go to the creator of the costume, not the model wearing it). Original and fan based costumes are allowed. Sign ups for the contest will be at con on a first come first serve basis, stop by the cosplay info table to pick a time slot for Friday or Saturday judging.
FAN FAVORITE CONTEST
The Fan Favorite Contest is for those who purchased their costumes or do not want to have their costume evaluated by judges, or just want to show it off! Stop by the Cosplay Info Table (Times to be posted) and have your picture taken, then send your friends by to vote for you! You can enter as many costumes as you like. The winner will be announced on our website and social media on Sunday! The earlier you enter the more time people have to vote for you!
Come and join us Friday from 12pm (noon) to 4pm at the Cosplay Marketplace! Here you can bring your old costumes, cosplay accessories, sewn or constructed craft items, notions, fabric scraps, props and prop
materials, and wigs to buy, sell, or trade among the cosplay community. No new items for resale, cosplay and craft related items only, no hardware such as machines, parts, etc. All items for sale are subject to approval by the Cosplay Department.
CLOSET COSPLAY COMPETITION
Two competitors (chosen from the audience) will have 20 minutes to turn their model into an original character with only the limited materials provided. Once complete they will have to introduce their new
character, complete with background story, to the audience. The winner, chosen by special guests, will earn the title of Closet Cosplay Champion. For your chance to be selected as a competitor arrive to the panel early to have your name put in for entry.
For more details go to our Cosplay page!
ROFCON is proud to welcome Author Guest Michael Thompson!
Michael Thompson’s indie author journey began at the age of thirteen with the publication of his action-packed, witty, and charming series of illustrated children’s chapter books. Since then, he has spoken on numerous panels and web shows to both readers and aspiring authors alike and his books are bestsellers in independent bookstores across Northern Virginia.
Now, a recent honors graduate from George Mason University with a passion for writing more fiery than ever, his debut YA Portal Fantasy novel, World of the Orb is making waves. Declared a “breakout hit” and earning Five-Star praise from Readers’ Favorite, World of the Orb follows Marvin and Andy, a duo of rule-breakers who happen upon the Museum of Natural History’s unnatural secret: The Orb, a powerful relic that plunges these two modern teens into a medieval world of myths and magic, and sets them on a headlong treasure hunt to find Earth again. Full of adventure and heart, this book is sure to captivate and delight lovers of the genre craving a modern twist. For more information on Michael and his work, visit the sites below:
World of the Orb Book Site: https://www.worldoftheorb.com/
Children’s Book Series Site: https://www.chickenboybooks.com/
Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelThompsonBooks/
World of the Orb Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/worldoftheorb/