BeardCon 2012 was off the hook, and Blackbeard for MenTM was delighted to be a sponsor. Beard enthusiasts from across the US and the globe converged on Columbus Ohio October 6th, 2012, for a beardacious salute to all things beardly. There were beard-themed carnival games for kids, a massive raffle, beard clubs and vendors hawking all manner of beard and mustache grooming products, speakers and demos, 27 varieties of craft beer, and best beard contests for both kids and women. But the main event was, of course, the Big Beard Showdown, featuring true beard artisans showing off their dazzling facial coifs, often with great panache or humor, the winners taking away great prizes. The best part of this amazing, fun day? It was all a fund-raiser for prostate cancer research! We’re proud to have participated and to have met so many new friends. Big thanks to the amazing Deb Smith and Beard Team Ohio for putting it all together. Whether your beard is sedate or bombastic, we are all Brethren in Beard. See y’all again next year. Arr!