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Sat, Apr 29



Four State Comic Con

The Four State Comic Con returns with over 50,000 sq ft of awesomeness!!!

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Four State Comic Con
Four State Comic Con

Time & Location

Apr 29, 2023, 11:00 AM – Apr 30, 2023, 5:00 PM

Hagerstown, 11400 Robinwood Dr, Hagerstown, MD 21742, USA

About the Event


Peter Kelamis-

He is a comedian, voice, and screen actor. Peter was the 2nd English voice actor of Goku from Dragon Ball Z in episodes 38-53 and DBZ movies Deadzone, The Worlds Strongest, and The Tree of Might. He also voiced episodes 108-159 of the International Dub. Peter was also the hilarious Rolf from Ed, Edd, and Eddy along with Adam Brody in Stargate Universe. Peter voiced Yoda in the Lego Star Wars- Yoda Chronicles. He also voiced Dark Carnage in the Absolute Carnage comic short and Tail Terrier in Krypto the Superdog! His complete bio with over 200 credits can be found at…

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Miko Hughes-

Please welcome back by popular demand, Miko Hughes, to the Four State Comic Con April 29th and 30th, 2023!!! We are so excited to bring this fantastic talent to you all again!!! Miko started his career at a very young age and made a name for himself from several places such as Gage in Pet Sematary, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, starring alongside Bruce Willis in Mercury Rising, Spawn, Full House, Apollo 13, Kindergarten Cop, and so much more!!!

Comic Guests- Additional being added…

Maria Wolf-

Maria has been recently flooding the comic industry with her highly detailed and intense works of art. She has worked on both independent comics and Marvel. We first met Maria through our good friends at Three Rivers Comicon over a “spilt drink” incident at her booth and wanted to bring her to MD as soon as possible. She describes herself as a “short, crazy, and hilarious artists, slowly making it to the professional world of concept art”. We totally agree with this statement except for the slow part as your covers have been blazing their way through the comic world. Once again, please join us in welcoming Art of Maria the Wolf !!!

Ken Hunt-

What type of 4State convention would this be without the amazingly talented Ken Hunt!!! Ken is a independent and DC published artist with amazing works of art. His most recent work is incredibly detailed in the comic Vlada A Dracula Tale. Most importantly we are super excited that his wife and bodyguard Joyce Hunt will be there as well!!!

Gus Mauk-

Please welcome Gus Mauk to the Four State Comic Con 2022. Gus Mauk started out as a portrait and charcoal artist and moved on to covers. Currently working on covers for Image, IDW, and Blackbox Comics, such as Sweet Paprika, Department of Truth and Nightmare Blog. He is also the artist/ co-creator of Blackbox Comics' top selling title: Shi no Kage.

Jason Seaux-

Artist and Entrepreneur, Jason Seaux, has had a very busy past few years. Jason Draws the Necroman Series for Paranoia Comics, creates coloring books for his adoring fans AND launched a new superhero comic that helps veterans in need. Pat LaMarche, co-author of Jason’s most recent comic, INVISIBLE, published by WAM! Described him, “Jason’s just a super generous and incomparably talented guy. Our comic about a veteran experiencing homelessness benefits – wait for it – veterans experiencing homelessness.”

Cosplay Guests-

Maiacat Cosplay- Many of you have had the absolute pleasure of meeting Maiacat Cosplay at our 2022 convention and we are happy to announce that she will be returning this year not only as a guest but also as the new host for our Cosplay Contest! Let's give it up for Maiacat!

Teacher by day, cosplayer by night, Maiacat Cosplay is a curvy cosplayer hailing from south-central PA. With over thirty years of experience being a nerd, Maiacat broke into the cosplay scene in 2016. Specializing in armor crafting, she’s been awarded numerous First Place and Best in Show commendations for her work. She loves all things Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and gaming, though her favorite things to make cosplay armor of are Pokémon! Maiacat’s favorite aspect of cosplay is the bonds that the shared hobby build.

Alex Abdoulaev splits his time between crafting, lectureship, and photography. Alex began cosplaying in 1999, but after a fifteen year hiatus was reintroduced to cosplay by his spouse, Caitlin Farthing. Since then, he has worked with a variety of media, primarily concentrating on prop-making using materials such as sheet PVC (SINTRA), EVA foam, worbla, and more. In addition to cosplay, he is also an accomplished photographer and a collaborator of Jester’s Forge Digital Arts in Hartford, Connecticut. Alex enjoys working with models across a wide range of visual styles, body types, and experience levels. Outside of cosplay, Alex holds a doctorate degree in music history, and is currently a professor of music at the Wells School of Music at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Caitlin Farthing has been cosplaying since 2009 when she premiered her first creations at Otakon. An accomplished seamstress and prop maker, Caitlin has crafted costumes and props using a wide variety of materials and techniques. In recent years, Caitlin is better known as a panelist at such major events as ConnectiCon, MAGFest, and KatsuCon, where she presented panels on the topics of audio-visual narrative short-hand and contemporary media as modern art. Caitlin holds an MFA in Book Arts from University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and is currently the head of the art department of a major art restoration company in Baltimore, Maryland.

Intraventus is a professional body painter and makeup artist! She specializes in artistic pop culture character renditions from comics, games, anime and movies; "Cospainting"! Intraventus is also an award winning cosplayer, published model, photographer and a full time partnered Twitch streamer! She builds costumes, props and accessories! In her free time, she plays games with the amazing positive community of more than half a million followers she has built on her various social media platforms!

LaineyCat is a Maryland based cosplayer who started cosplaying in 2012. Her love of comics, anime, video games and horror pushed her to pursue propmaking & more advanced sewing techniques to bring to life the characters & creatures she loves. Leather crafting is also a passion, which adorns the occasional costume as well as all of her Renaissance garb.

Outside of cosplay, Lainey’s interests include art history, interior design & furniture restoration.

Fred Holt-Fred has over 20 years of experience in the world of cosplay, and has obtained many awards over the years! His mission is to foster unity within the cosplay community by promoting fun, friends and fellowship (F3).

Make sure you stop by his booth at The Four State Comic Con, April 29 & 30 in Hagerstown, MD.

VioletteVerse Cosplay- She has been cosplaying since she was 3 years old. She loves superheroes and good deeds. As a cosplayer she loves to put smiles on faces and as a youtuber she interviews other cosplayers talks about superheroes and toys. In her superhero training she helps others, works with charities and trains to be her best superself.

She has done over 1000 consecutive cosplays.

You can find her on youtube as Violetteverse and on Instagram as @Vi0letteverse.

Ghostiee Muffinn Cosplay- "Hi! I’m Ghostiee Muffinn and I have been cosplaying for approximately 9 years now. With cosplays ranging from anime, to comics, to video games and memes, there is no limit to what I’ll make and wear. I love cosplay for more reasons than I can count; however, it is the best creative outlet I’ve ever had and I have built countless friendships through this hobby. I love Four State Comic Con and the Harrisburg Comic & Pop Con, the community is AMAZING! Outside of cosplay, my primary hobby is lifting and love to fuse those interests. Looking forward to seeing you there!"

-Ghostiee Muffinn Cosplay

Cosplay Contest-

FOUR STATE COMIC CON COSPLAY CONTEST!!! The Cosplay contest will take place at 4 on Saturday April 29 in the Panel Room on the show floor (Adult and Master categories must be prejudged at 3pm). You MUST register for the contest by 2pm in Cosplay Alley. Trophies and Con cash awarded in the categories listed below. Con Cash is treated as a gift card at all of our vendors and can be used on April 29 & 30 2023 at this show only. There is no trade in cash value for Con-Cash.

Best in Show - $200 Con Cash

Team - $200 Con Cash

Masters - 1st- $70 Con Cash

Masters - 2nd- $40 Con Cash

Adult - 1st- $70 Con Cash

Adult - 2nd- $40 Con Cash

Kids - 1st- $70 Con Cash

Kids - 2nd- $40 Con Cash

Five Honorable Mentions - $10 Con Cash Each

Charm City Ghostbusters-WHO YOU GONNA CALL?!? Please welcome the Charm City Ghostbusters to the Four State Comic Con and their fight against the paranormal and Cystic Fibrosis!!! This amazing group will be on location to meet all of you and we will be assisting them on raising funds for their charity of choice, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. They will be at the event looking to meet all of you along with a green screen photo op booth and quite possibly Slimer!!! Who knows maybe even a representative from the Stay Puft company will be on location. The Ecto 1 may be scheduled for maintenance that weekend due to Slimer stealing it again but let’s keep our fingers crossed!!! Either way, this will be an awesome time with an awesome group of people raising money for an awesome cause!!!

THE FOUR STATE REBEL AND EMPIRE EXPERIENCE!!! This galactic experience has always been a hit with our Harrisburg Shows, so now it’s time to bring it to the Four State area! Featuring groups including the 501st, Mando Mercs, Rebel Legion, and the Saber Guild. This experience will include costume characters, special events, and so much more. Stay tuned for more info and specifics.

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