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West Virginia’s Mothman Festival to host Fallout fan event

By DEAN WRIGHT

Point Pleasant Daily Register

The Mothman Museum has recently changed out some of its store decor to fit the theme of the Fallout 76 video game which is anticipated to launch in November.
(Point Pleasant Register photo by Dean Wright)

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — With the announcement that the internationally-known gaming franchise Fallout would be basing its next title, Fallout 76, in West Virginia and that Mason County’s Mothman legend would reportedly be featured in the game, the Mothman Museum reached out to Bethesda Game Studios and asked them to participate in this weekend’s upcoming festival.

“Basically, it was kind of serendipitous,” said Festival Organizer and Mothman Museum Marketing Specialist Ashley Wamsley. “The guy who was one of the artists (of the game), when they announced that it would be based out of West Virginia, it was posted online with him wearing one of the shirts from the Mothman Museum. He bought it through us through the website. Once we realized what was going on, we contacted them and said ‘What do you think about working together?’”

Wamsley said festival organizers weren’t sure of what to expect but were pleasantly surprised by Bethesda’s reaction. The museum and festival organizers were put in contact with Bethesda’s marketing department and Wamsley said they seemed “excited” to take part in the event.

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