Lizardman Festival 2018

About the Festival

The first year of this festival will be 2018. Join us as we enjoy a fun-filled and family-friendly event in Bishopville, SC. The event is co-sponsored by the Lee County Chamber of Commerce.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Join us at the Lee County Public Library 200 N. Main St., Bishopville, SC), for an evening of talks, panels, discussion and FUN. Welcome and introduction begin at 7:15PM. Festival star Lyle Blackburn, author of Lizardman: The True Story of the Monster of Bishopville takes the podium at 7:30PM. At 9:00PM, we will have a panel discussion including Lyle Blackburn, Matt Delph of MECRO (Mountain Empore Cryptid Research Organization, author), Lizardman Historian Janson Cox, Dr. John Stamey and psychic investigator Alex Bob. The evening's activities conclude at 10PM. Don't miss the BBQ dinner beginning at 5:30PM, with proceeds benefitting the Festival!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

The big day! Enjoy the Lizardman Comic Con from 10AM-6PM (cosplay contest included) at the old Bishopville Flea Market (200 block of E. Church St., Bishopville, SC). Admission is $5. Throughout the day, you can hear talks about Lizardman, Bigfoot, UFOs and the paranormal. The Lizardman Art Festival for kids 18 and under will be held at the Lizardman Comic Con. Click here to find out more! Enjoy the Lizardman Outdoor Festival from 10AM-6PM. Craft and food vendors will line the spacious parking lot behind the Lee County Chamber offices(102 N. Main St., Bishopville, SC). Beginning at 3PM, snjoy the first annual Lizardman Chili Cook-off. Prizes will be awarded.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Meet at the Lee County Chamber of Commerce (102 N. Main St., Bishopville, SC) for tours of Scape Ore Swamp, the hope ofthe legendary Lizardman. Tours begin at 3PM.

Meet our Personalities

Lyle Blackburn

Author of books including The Beast of Boggy Creek and Lizard Man: The True Story of the Bishopville Monster.

Papa Stro Maestro

WCW Legend and award-winning actor.

Bret and Gregbo Watson

Internationally famous illustrator with his son who is a world-champion wrestler.

Matthew Delph

Bigfoot researcher, head of MECRO (Mountain Empire Cryptid Research Organiation) and co-author of Lizardman, Bigfoot and Friends book with Dr. John Stamey.

Ronald Rossmann

Cosplay artist and director/producer of the Award-Winning Internet series Dusk.

Jimmy "Boogie Woogie Man" Valiant

WWE Hall of Fame member.

Eastern Exotics Wildlife Foundation

Headed by cryptozoologist Eric Dionne, Eastern Exotics wil being their incredible snakes, reptiles and exotic animals for photo opportunities and interaction. Eastern Exotics is always a crowd-favoried


Cosplay Contest at 4PM, Lizardman Comic Con building. Registration from 11AM to 3PM. Judging begins at 3PM.

The Legends

Pro wrestling's elite by day, and investigators of the supernatural at night. They are always on the hunt for Lizardman! The Legends feature Chuck Sloan, Buckshot Carter, Bret "The Crippler" Watson (IWA Cruiserweight Champion - Canada) and his lovely manager, Micky May.


Outdoor Festival Vendor Registration

Lizard Man Festival Vendor Space

Please print, fill out, scan and email this CONTRACT to jwstamey@gmail.com within 24 hours or payment.

Indoor Comic Con Registration - Vendor

Lizardman Comic Con Vendor 2018

Please print, fill out, scan and email this CONTRACT to jwstamey@gmail.com within 24 hours or payment.

Indoor Comic Con Registration - Artist

Lizardman Comic Con Artist 2018

Please print, fill out, scan and email this CONTRACT to jwstamey@gmail.com within 24 hours or payment.

Lizardman Comic Con Tickets

10AM to 6PM Saturday June 9, Old Flea Market Building, N. Church St. Lizardman Art Contest Entires and Winners Announced here. Kids under 12 are FREE!

Lizardman Comic Con 2018 Adult Ticket

New Book about Lizardman, Bigfoot and other Cryptids

Paperback - CLICK HERE
Kindle eBook - CLICK HERE

Lizardman, Bigfoot & Friends contains unpublished stories about our favorite cryptid and paranormal friend. Enjoy new stories about Lizardman (the monster of Bishopville, SC), Bigfoot, Mothman, aliens and ghosts. All of the stories are based on interviews with individuals who experienced them. Written by Dr. John Stamey and Matthew Delph, illustrated by Eraklis Petmezas.

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