May 14-15, 2022 | The Virginia Beach Convention Center | VA Beach, VA

Our Origin

Tidewater Comicon is the brainchild of founder Mike Federali who wanted to see a local comic book convention become a reality so bad he sold his entire comic book collection at garage sales, flea markets (and even on AMC’s Comic Book Men) to make the show possible. The first show was a one day hotel show with an over capacity crowd. Fans gathered, met creators, had a blast, and left with only one complaint.. More Space! Thanks to the yard sales, fundraisers, Tidewater Comicon moved to the Virginia Beach Convention Center where it has continued to grow each year in space and attendance. In 2016, following an impressive Kickstarter campaign, the show reached it’s highest attendance so far with 23,000 fans.

The show has had an amazing roster of celebrities including:

Special Media Guests

Ernie Hudson

Ernie Hudson

Sam Jones

Sam Jones

Steve Blum

Steve Blum

Karan Ashley

Karan Ashley

Brian O'Halloran

Brian O'Halloran

Marilyn Ghigliotti

Marilyn Ghigliotti

Ani Mia

Ani Mia

Jake The Snake

Jake The Snake

Jillian Ryan

Jillian Ryan

Sam Huntington

Sam Huntington

Chloe Dykstra

Chloe Dykstra

Meagan Rath

Meagan Rath

Comic Book Creators

Jae Lee

Jae Lee

Arthur Suydam

Arthur Suydam

Steve Orlando

Steve Orlando

Mike Zeck

Mike Zeck

June Chung

June Chung

Bill McKay

Bill McKay

Bob Frantz

Bob Frantz

C Martin Croker

C Martin Croker

Drew Moss

Drew Moss

Edwin Huang

Edwin Huang

Eryk Donovan

Eryk Donovan

Gerry Conway

Gerry Conway

Ian Mcginty

Ian Mcginty

Jerry Gaylord

Jerry Gaylord

Joe Rubinstein

Joe Rubinstein

Ani Mia

Ani Mia

John Beatty

John Beatty

Justin Peterson

Justin Peterson

Larry Hama

Larry Hama

Marc Deering

Marc Deering

Nancy Collins

Nancy Collins

Pennie Gaylord

Pennie Gaylord

Robert Pope

Robert Pope

Ron Marz

Ron Marz

Sam Ellis

Sam Ellis

Sorah Suhng

Sorah Suhng

Tim Shinn

Tim Shinn

Tini Howard

Tini Howard

Meet the Tidewater Comicon Crew!

Mike Federali

Mike Federali

President
Avry Ott

Avry Ott

Right Hand of Doom
Michelle Jenkins

Michelle Jenkins

Graphic Design
Sam Ellis

Sam Ellis

Artist Relations
Chris And Theresa

Chris And Theresa

Guest Operations Team
Jason Lee

Jason Lee

Web Developer
Thad

Thad

Cosplay Ambassador
Tina

Tina

Cosplay Ambassador
Charles Williams

Charles Williams

Jeremiah

Jeremiah

Gaming

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