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

TIDEWATER COMICON: MAY 18-19, 2019

SHOW HOURS: SAT 10:30-6 • SUN 11:30-5

VIP ENTRY: SAT 10AM • SUN 11AM

TIDEWATER COMICON
MAY 18-19, 2019

SHOW HOURS:
SAT 10:30-6
SUN 11:30-5

VIP ENTRY:
SAT 10AM
SUN 11AM

Celebrity

Photo Op Times

Saturday:

NAFESSA WILLIAMS: 12:30pm
MICK FOLEY: 1:00pm
LISA MARIE VARON: 1:30pm
DANTE BASCO: 2:30pm
JOHNNY YONG BOSCH: 3:00pm

SUnday:

JOHNNY YONG BOSCH: 12:00pm
NAFESSA WILLIAMS: 12:30pm
DANTE BASCO: 1:00pm
LISA MARIE VARON: 1:30pm
MICK FOLEY: 2:00pm

Gaming Schedule

GAME BUS open both days in the main hall
GAME ROOM open both days in Suite 3 on 2nd floor

Panel Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: ALL PANEL TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Saturday:

TA LIGHTSABER ACADEMY
An interactive panel with the use of lightsabers. Mixing family fun, Star Wars,  and Martial Arts together.

TIME:  11:30AM
LOCATION: SUITE 4
HOST: Tidewater Alliance


SATURDAY MORNING CARTOON PANEL
Celebrity Q&A Panel with the voices that MADE your childhood. Featuring Larry Kenney (Lion-O in the Thundercats) and Samantha Newark (Jem and the Holograms)

TIME: 12PM
LOCATION: SUITE 5
HOST: Daniel Ritchie of When Nerds Collide



DROIDBUILDING 101

Droid Building 101 is a panel / Q&A discussion of what it takes to get involved in the world of droid building. We cover the basics of the main types of droids (R2, BB-8, mouse droid, etc.) and high level what is involved in building them. We show off completed & in-progress droids and answer any questions people may have.

TIME: 12:30PM
LOCATION: SUITE 4
HOST: JON HAAG of Hampton Roads Droid Builders


DANTE BASCO Q&A PANEL
With a career spanning over two and a half decades, DANTE BASCO is a Hollywood actor who has become a cult classic and pioneering figure in Asian American cinema. First introduced in Steven Spielberg’s fairytale movie Hook, as “Rufio”, the leader of the Lost Boys, Dante has had roles in Take the Lead, The Debut, The Chang Family Saves the World, American Dragon: Jake Long, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and many others!

TIME: 1PM
LOCATION: SUITE 5
HOST: PATRICK MICHAEL STRANGE of #TotallyAwesomeAsians


SCI-FI WIN, LOSE, OR DRAW
Just like classic Pictionary or Win Lose or Draw, except we use Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Comic themes! Two teams will play against each other at a time.

TIME: 1:30 PM
LOCATION: SUITE 4
HOST: James Allen of MARSCON


NAFESSA WILLIAMS PANEL
Celebrity Q&A Panel with Black Lightning Star Nafessa Williams aka THUNDER!

TIME: 2 PM
LOCATION: SUITE 5
HOST: WGNT 27


Table Hops Podcast: Pairing Beers with Board Games!
We are Table Hops! A multimedia content creation team paring board games with beer! Come learn more about our YouTube Channel, Podcast, and Blog as well as discuss your favorite brews and games.

TIME: 2:30 PM
LOCATION: SUITE 4
HOST: Table Hops


DOOM PATROL PANEL
Richard Case and moderator Chris Kemp discuss all things Doom Patrol

TIME: 3 PM
LOCATION: SUITE 5
HOST: Chris Kemple


STEVE WHITMIRE PANEL
A very rare look into the mind of one of the world's most famous muppeteers! The voice of countless Muppets will open up for this very special Q&A fan session. 

TIME: 4 PM
LOCATION: SUITE 5
HOST: Michelle Jenkins


RYAN OTTLEY VIP
Private VIP Signing Session with Ryan Ottley. 3 Free Signatures and an Exclusive Ryan Ottley Art Print. This is for the limited VIP session only and does not include entry to Tidewater Comicon.
TIME: 5PM
LOCATION: SUITE 4

COSPLAY KARAOKE!
Come show off your singing abilities for fun and prizes. Cosplay is not REQUIRED but heavily encouraged.

TIME: 5 PM
LOCATION: SUITE 5
HOST: John Caldwell


SUNDAY:

Justice Like Lightning: When Super Villains Replaced The Avengers

When the consciousnesses of Charles Xavier and Magneto combined to form the entity known as Onslaught, it almost meant the doom of the Marvel Universe. Through the sacrifice of heroes like the Avengers and Fantastic Four, the world was saved. But what happens when the most powerful heroes vanish without a trace who fills the void they left behind? Enter the Thunderbolts! Little does the rest of the world know that instead of the noble heroes they appear to be, the Thunderbolts are in fact villains bent on world domination. This is a story of treachery, mistakes, and redemption as only Marvel can tell and presented by Some Assembly Required.

TIME: 11:30AM
LOCATION: SUITE 4
HOST: Andrew Hales


Wrestling Legends Panel
Wrestling Superstars Mick Foley and Lisa Marie Varon mix it up with the fans in this very special Q&A Experience

TIME: 12PM
LOCATION: SUITE 5
HOST: Mike Baez and Bob Frantz


Harry Potter Trivia
Attention Muggles! Are YOU the biggest Potter Fan in the world? Come Prove your magical wisdom in our Trivia Challenge. Brought to you by Bella Books Comics and Toys 

TIME: 12:30PM
LOCATION: SUITE 4
HOST: Bella Books Comics and Toys


Mighty Morphin Power Panel with Johnny Yong Bosch

Come talk about the amazing career of the multi-talented Johnny Yong Bosch in this once in a lifetime Q&A session!

TIME: 1PM
LOCATION: SUITE 5
HOST: Bhrett Woodard


Disability Representation In Comics

When you think about characters with disabilities in comics there are the usual suspects like Professor X and Daredevil, but how accurately are their disabilities portrayed? We will analyze characters with disabilities from the DC and Marvel universes, see how their disabilities affect the characters, see how accurately their disabilities are portrayed, and also take a look at what the future holds for characters with disabilities, both established characters and new characters being developed by independent publishers.

TIME: 1:30PM
LOCATION: SUITE 4
HOST: Becky Hales



Ladies of the Legions: Star Wars Cosplay/Crossplay for Women
An introduction to Star Wars cosplay/crossplay for women, to the Rebel Legion and the 501st Legion
TIME: 2:30PM
LOCATION: SUITE 4
HOST: TBD


THE ROAST OF THANOS
An 18 and up comedy panel brought to you by Geek Night Comedy
TIME: 3PM
LOCATION: SUITE 5
HOST: Geek Night Comedy


TIDEWATER COMICON COSPLAY CONTEST
Our annual Cosplay Competition returns!
Judging will begin at 3:30 next to the Dave and Buster's Table. Winners will be announced at 5pm at the Main Stage by Cosplay Judge Viva Valentina!

Saturday:

12PM Draw A Little Dream with Chris Mariano
Chris Mariano interviews kids and parents about their strangest dreams. Artists work together to bring their dreams to life on the drawing board.

1PM How Comics are Created with Greg Burnham and Marcus Williams Join the creative team behind the popular comic series, Tuskegee Heirs, for an inside look at how writers and artists work together to bring their ideas to life in the pages of comics.

2PM The Three Tier Toon with Mark Mariano
Artists of all ages and skill are welcome join in as we work together to create funny, strange, and bizarre works of art. Each amazing masterpiece will take three artists to complete, so the more the merrier!

3PM Paper Bag Puppets with John Gallagher
We supply the paper bags and art supplies. You supply the imagination and voice when you create your own paper bag puppet! What will YOU create? We can’t wait to see!

4PM Drawing People You Know with Todd Webb
Join cartoonist, Todd Webb, for a lesson in drawing simple caricatures.

SUnday:

12PM Let’s go Lego! with John Gallagher
Cartoonist, John Gallagher, teaches you how to draw Lego versions of your favorite characters.

1PM Superhero University with Chris Mariano
OPEN TO FIRST 20 KIDS You won't be able to fly and it won't give you super powers, but you will learn all the ins and outs of superheroics from the industry's top professors. PLUS you'll have fun making your own cape and superhero mask! Come to this workshop as a kid, leave as a superhero!

2PM Families Make Comics with Mark & Chase Poulton
OPEN TO FIRST 20 KIDS The father and son creative team behind the graphic novel, Pizza Tree, discuss making comics as a family and share a pizza slice monster craft!

3PM Get in the Action with Marcus Williams
Tuskegee Heirs Artist, Marcus Williams, creates dynamic characters and comic pages overflowing with action. In this workshop, Marcus shares his insight and techniques on bringing more excitement to your characters and stories.

4PM The Childhood Challenge with Mark Mariano
Kids face off against the adults in a drawing contest that celebrates childhood! Both sides will draw products, toys, TV Shows, and characters from their childhood. The opposing side has to guess what it is.

SATURDAY: 10:30AM-6PM
SUNDAY: 11:30AM-5PM

VIP ENTRY:
SAT: 10AM • SUN 11AM

Tidewater COmicon IS PART OF THE INCREDIBLE CONVENTIONS FAMILY OF SHOWS, INCLUDing SAVANNAH COMIC CON, FAIRFAX COMIC CON, HAMPTON COMICON, THE WILMINGTON GEEK EXPO, & Superstar Anime

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