Founder and Director of Frogman Festival
After 15 years as a vendor at events with his paranormal maps, Hidden Ohio Map & Guide, and Map In Black, Jeff founded and organized the first Frogman Festival in 2023. The one-day event was held in Mason at Great Wolf Lodge. With 8 speakers and over 50 hand-picked vendors, as well as the first-ever Meta Zoo Tower Tournament, around 2000 people attended
and participated in the event. The purpose of the Frogman Festival is to gather and celebrate the legend of the Frogman story as well as other strange and unusual stories in our region.
The festival provides an inclusive and accessible space for anyone and everyone. Tolerance and acceptance is at the forefront for all who attend, participate, and volunteer. Jeff has been a cartographer for 30 years in the field of map publishing and currently works in the utility industry. He has also been an instructor at Northern Kentucky University and other area schools teaching introductory geography courses. In 2005, he was awarded a grant by NKU to help research the sites that would later be included in the 1st edition of Hidden Ohio Map & Guide which was published in 2007. Also in 2007 Hidden Ohio Map & Guide received an honorable mention in the Cartography and Geographic Information Society annual map competition. In 2022, the Printing and Graphics Assoc awarded Map In Black, Best In Category for Map Process to Williams and Heintz, the printer of the map. Then in 2023, Hidden Ohio Map & Guide, 4th edition also received the annual award.
Supporter of Frogman Festival
In 2022, when Jeff Craig met Dr. John Stamey at the Wytheville UFO Festival after first seeing him the night before on TV coincidentally, they immediately garnered the impetus to work on an event which Jeff had been planning, a festival for the elusive Frogman of Ohio. Jeff went back to Cincinnati and quickly began planning the event for 2023. John lent support from his remote location in South Carolina. John is best known for his appearance on the TV show The UnXplained with William Shatner where he provided his insights to the Moon-Eyed People of western North Carolina. John runs several cons in the US southeast related to Bigfoot and Pop Culture. He hosts the weekly podcast, ScaryCast and writes publications about various topics from The South Carolina Lizardman to UFO’s to computer science.
Focusing on small town folklore, our team tells stories through the words and experiences
of those who were most affected by them - residents and witnesses. Seth Breedlove started Small Town Monsters following the 2015 release of "Minerva Monster", which was the first film in the series, and explored strange occurrences in 1970's Minerva, OH. Several years later, Seth and the rest of the STM crew have released over twenty films, several investigative series, web series, podcasts, and has launched a membership platform with exclusive content. In 2022 Small Town Monsters Publishing was also added, which publishes books on a variety of topic by various authors hand-picked by STM. In addition to all of this, Small Town Monsters also attends events throughout the year to screen their movies and talk about these strange tales. Shop DVDs, posters, tees, and more in our webstore!
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What happens when a board game fanatic teams up with a tabletop RPG enthusiast?
You get P. House Games, a little Appalachian game company. P. House Games strives
to make games off the beaten path. If they wouldn’t want to play it, they don’t create it.
With a unique theme and game mechanic approach, P. House Games has developed
several games and supplements that reflect Appalachian culture (note the outhouse
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Holly Who Art (Holly Wholahan) is an artist and designer located in Louisville, KY. She is an artist alley roadwarrior who was also a vendor at the inaugural Frogman Festival in 2022. Her artwork includes, cryptids, monsters, horror icons, and pop culture. You can find her artwork at hollywhoart.com or www.instagram.com/holly_who_art/.
Holly is also a freelance graphic
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