Summer Time Brings Tidewater Comicon

Tidewater Comicon

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Toes in the water, comics in hand. It’s time for the Tidewater Comicon! May 13-14 in Virginia Beach, you too can meet a ton of celebrities, artists and writers. Celebrate your love of comics and science fiction. It’s once again time for Virginia’s largest Comic Book and Pop Culture Convention!

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Violett Beane from CW’s The Flash

Tidewater Comicon Media Guests

Some very familiar faces top the list of Tidewater’s media guest roster. John Wesley Shipp and Violett Beane from CW’s The Flash will be in attendance. Jason Mewes, Jay from the infamous Jay and Silent Bob combo, is set to be there. Take a picture with WWE/WWF veteran “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan. Have a few laughs with Plan B Comedy. Strut your cosplay skills with Viva Valentina and Thad Laskowski. Take a look at the full guest roster HERE.

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Comic Book Legend Chris Claremont

Artists and Authors

There is a lot of comic book clout set to attend. Chris Claremont, who authored an epic 17-year run on Uncanny X-Men, leads the list. Neal Adams, who helped define Batman, Superman and Green Arrow will be there to meet and greet fans. Fans can also meet artist/author Jae Lee (Hellshock), Robert Venditti (The Surrogates) and Jeremy Whitley (Princeless).

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Cosplayer Thad Laskowski


Cosplayers, rejoice! Tidewater Comicon boasts a serious cosplay contest. Prizes include cash, trophies plus swag from the vendors. Categories include best group theme (4 or more), best youth (12 and under), and judge’s favorites. Best male, best female and best in show are also up for grabs. Details HERE.

Head over to the scenic Virginia Aquarium and join friends for a screening of Ant-Man in 3D. Feeling adventurous? Try your hand (and your liver) in a session of Drink and Draw. Test your knowledge in the Comic Book Trivia Contest. If you want a less conventional event, how bout a good old fashioned tug of war? Teams include DC vs. Marvel, Parents vs. Kids, Heroes vs. Villains, and more! There will also be an Art Auction, a Cornhole Challenge, and tons of shopping.

Get more information, tickets and VIP passes at the con’s official website.

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Nick Kelly
Author, musician, blogger, and podcaster. He authors the cyberpunk Leon "Catwalk" Caliber series, and is co-author of the urban fantasy series featuring the Urban Samurai.
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