LexiCon 2017

LexiCon 2017 – Saturday, October 7, 2017, 12 noon – 4 p.m.

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Schedule of Events

Check out the detailed schedule of the day

  • 12 noon – 2 p.m.: Cosplay Contest Registration
  • 12:30 – 1 p.m.: Podcaster Panel
  • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Trivia Death Match
  • 1:15 – 1:45 p.m.: Comic Artist Panel
  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Kid’s Crafts
  • 2 – 2:30 p.m.: Skype Interview with Sophie Campbell, Contributing Artist for Jem and the Holograms and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comics
  • 3 – 4 p.m.: Cosplay Contest
  • All Day: Raffles and Contests for Prizes from the Secret Library Prize Vault


Third Eye Comics in red text with a blue alien
Third Eye Comics, Maryland’s premiere store for comics, graphic novels, toys and games, will be at LexiCon all day handing out giveaways for the kiddos! Be sure to stop by and see what merch they have on display for purchase.

Special Guests

21st Century Sandshark Studios in pink, black, and white text with image of shark
Dan Nokes is a comic book writer and artist that hails from Lusby, MD! He can often be found working on various comics, original art, graphic design, and other creative endeavors, in the vain hope that he can sustain some sort of living off of the fruits of his labor. Under the banner of his company, “21st Century Sandshark Studios” he has in the past 13 years put out such self-published efforts as The Reptile and Mister Amazing: the Origin, The Paranormals, and Impossible Space Tales of the Last Pit Stop. His website can be found at http://www.21sandshark.com/.

Carl Yonder's signature in white text on a black background
Carl Yonder is the co-creator and artist of the comic book series’ Leo Cosmos and Pirate Eye. He’s currently illustrating the comic Pirate Eye – a hardboiled take on the high seas – written by Josiah Grahn (published quarterly through Action Lab Comics) and several Fight Card series covers. His website can be found at http://www.carlyonder.com.

Image of man in armor with words Outpouring Comics Presents: Manifest Destiny
Chris Rubenstahl is the creator, writer, and illustrator of the comic Necroczar: Manifest Destiny. Described in his own words, Necroczar is “like House of Cards, but with a cast of demons from the underworld.” To see more of his professional work, as well as some of his commissioned pieces visit https://www.behance.net/chrisrubenstahl.

Drawing of African American woman with braids
Naomi Cole is a librarian at the Leonardtown branch library, but she is actually secretly an amazing artist on the side! She has plans to one day publish a graphic novel called “Forbidden” which takes place in a world where magic…and certain relationships are completely forbidden. To see some of her work and to follow her as she makes progress on “Forbidden” visit her Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/ninja_nai81/.

blue background with Rather be Playing in yellow text with a joystick for the I. Man in black and white suit and bow tie stands on the right side of the image
They’re three guys with entirely too many video games to play and entirely too little time to play them. Josh, Eliot and Stevo are three friends that on their podcast “Rather Be Playing” discuss topics in gaming culture, what video games they are currently playing, and other random topics from their lives. Come for the talk about video games, but stay for their hilarious banter! Their website can be found at http://www.ratherbecast.com.

square with rainbow colored background, microphone, Same Team Y'all in yellow bubble letters
Local librarians Eric and Tess are just the balls of sunshine that you need in your life. In every episode of their podcast “Same Team Y’all” they talk about stuff they are currently loving, cool things that’s happening at their local library, and important life lessons that they’ve learned along the way. They make it their goal with every episode to put a little bit more positivity and peace out into the world because, at the end of the day, we’re all ultimately on the same team. Their website can be found at http://www.sameteamyall.com.

Photo of Sophie Campbell
Sophie Campbell is a comic writer and artist best known for her indie comics such as Wet Moon and Shadoweyes and for her art on the Jem and the Holograms and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics. Campbell is also the creator of several graphic novels, including The Abandoned, Mountain Girl, and Water Baby. She describes herself as being an ice cream enthusiast, a Gamera fangirl, and a cat lover. Her tumblr page where she posts her artwork can be found at http://mooncalfe-art.tumblr.com.

501st Legion logo. Circle with stormtrooper in the middle in white, 501st legion along the bottom
There is a very good chance that we’ll will be visited by the 501st Legion, a fan group devoted to dressing up like villains from the Star Wars franchise! Don’t worry. If you see Stormtroopers marching between the stacks it has nothing to do with your late fines! Their website can be found at http://www.501st.com.