May 20-21, 2023 | The Virginia Beach Convention Center | VA Beach, VA

TIDEWATER COMICON: MAY 14-15, 2022

SHOW HOURS: SAT 10:30-6pm • SUN 11:30-4pm
VIP ENTRY: SAT 10AM • SUN 11AM

GAME ZONE AND GAME ROOM

GAME ZONE open both days during show hours in the main hall
GAME ROOM open both days in Suite 2 on the 2nd floor

PANEL SCHEDULE

SATURDAY PANELS

TIMEPanel NamePanel LocationPanel DescriptionPanel Host
11am-11:45pmRenae JacobsSuite 3Q&A Session with Renae Jacobs! The voice of April O'Neil in the original (and some would say best) Saturday Morning Cartoon Classic, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! George Plank
11am-11:45pm3D Prop DesignSuite 2DAn introductory lesson on designing props for 3D printing.Marcus Hemsley
12pm-12:45pmMichael BellSuite 3Q&A Session with Michael Bell! The man of a million of your childhood favorites including Zan & Gleek in Super Friends, Plastic Man, Lance & Sven in Voltron, Duke, Xamot, & Blowtorch in GI Joe, Allstar Seaworthy in The Snorks, and tons more! If you've ever wanted to become a voice actor yourself, come meet the man behind the microphone of countless classic characters.George Plank
12pm-12:45pmDroid Builders PanelSuite 2DThe Hampton Roads Droid Builders present a discussion on getting started in the world of Star Wars droid building. We focus on some of the more budget-friendly ways to get started with building, primarily leveraging 3D printing. Panel will include plenty of show-and-tell with some of our local droids, including talking through the basics of RC & Arduino-based control systems. Jon Haag
1pm-1:45pmWord Bros: Bob Frantz and Kevin CuffeSuite 3Ringo Award Winning Writers and Podcast Hosts will discuss... Honestly, we don't know yet!Bob Frantz and Kevin Cuffe
1pm-1:45pmGhostbusters RetrospectiveSuite 2DA panel discussion regarding the history of Ghostbusters and ghostbusting, both literally and fictionally. A retrospective of the franchises past, present and future. Jamie Hodges
2pm-2:45pmJungle Boy Q&ASuite 3Q&A Session with AEW superstar Jungle Boy! Learn more about his life as one of the most energetic wrestlers of today!Benjamin Banks
2pm-2:45pmScifi Win, Lose, or Draw!Suite 2DWin Lose or Draw with a science fiction / fantasy twist. Two teams compete by bidding how quickly they think they can get their teammates to guess the subject.Kevin Fowler
3pm-3:45pmBrandon Routh Q&ASuite 3Q&A Session with Brandon Routh! Star of Superman Returns and known for his many roles in Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Arrow, The Flash, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and many more. Ezra Petersen
3pm-3:45pmGeek Trivia! Suite 2DTest your fan knowledge in Geek Trivia. Answer questions, compete for fun prizes, and try to be crowned Geek Trivia Champion!!Dan Sebastiano
4pm-4:45pmJohn Wesley Shipp Q&ASuite 3Q&A Session with John Wesley Shipp! Our Hometown Hero born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia. John has starred in Guiding Light, As The World Turns, Santa Barbara, The Flash (90s), Dawson's Creek, and his fan favorite roles of Henry Allen/Jay Garrick in the CW's THE FLASH. Chandler Nunnally
4pm-4:45pmLucas vs Gene Suite 2DIn this panel we will try to answer the age old question, Which is better... Star Trek or Star Wars?Joseph Townsend
5pm-6pmJohnny Yong Bosch Ark Exitus Screening Suite 3Screening of Ark Exitus with the film's creator, Johnny Yong Bosch!Zach Carr

SUNDAY PANELS

TIMEPanel NamePanel LocationPanel DescriptionPanel Host
12pm-12:45pmIndie Comic Creator SpotlightSuite 3Meet the Hard Working Creators behind the groundbreaking indie comics Delta Dogs and 2land Comics. Cory Bland
12:30pm-1:15pmCosplay for BeginnersSuite 2DIt's a common dilemma, you want to cosplay, but have no idea where to start. Or you've done a cosplay or two, but don't know where to go from there. If this sounds familiar, this panel is for you! We're here to help people enter the world of cosplay, discussing topics such as how to pick a character, making your first cosplay, the basics of cosplay, and even cosplay culture.Magnus Martinez
1pm-1:45pmAdassa Q&ASuite 3Q&A Session with the wonderful and talented Adassa, the voice behind Dolores Madrigal in the smash hit musical, Disney's Encanto.George Plank
1:30pm-2:15pmFROM LUMPIA MOVIE TO LUMPIA COMIC BOOKSuite 2DThe creators behind the award-winning movie "Lumpia with a Vengeance" discuss the importance of representation and community building through their 7 year journey crowdfunding their action comedy feature (starring UFC fighter Mark Muñoz and actor Danny Trejo) and companion indie comic book series. Panelists Patricio Ginelsa (writer/director), A.J. Calomay (producer), April Absynth (Starz Blindspotting), Mark Elefane (stunt coordinator), and Dante Fernandez (assistant stunt coordinator/ artist). Includes free print giveaway by BayaniArt.Patrick Michael Strange
2pm-2:45pmIrene Bedard Q&ASuite 3Q&A Session with Disney Princess Irene Bedard! The Voice and inspiration for Disney's Pocahontas. Irene also starred in Smoke Signals, The Stand, The Mist, and Westworld. George Plank
2:30pm-3:15pmK Pop Dance PlaySuite 2DBring your best moves (and some comfy shoes) for K-Pop Random Dance Play! From BTS to TWICE and ITZY to NCT, we'll be playing recent releases and best hits for you to get down to.Isabella Fernandez
3pm-3:45pmDC Vs. Marvel Roast (18 and up only)Suite 3The roast with the most pitting "The Big 2" Comic Companies against each other. Vanessa Townsend

SATURDAY: 10:30AM-6PM
SUNDAY: 11:30AM-4PM

VIP ENTRY:
SAT: 10AM • SUN 11AM

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