The 11th annual Tucson Comic Con will take place at the Tucson Convention Center November 2 – 4, 2018. Stay tuned for more event info, guest announcements, and special Tucson Comic-Con events taking place throughout the year. Tucson Comic Con, founded in 2008, began as a single day event attended by 500 fans. Since then, attendance has steadily grown to 14,000 fans in 2016. TCC is dedicated to being an epic, community-based pop cultural experience for all that reflects today’s fandom and the unique nature of Tucson, Arizona and the American Southwest. Our motto is “Pop Culture For All!”
“Right out of the gate we come out swinging,” says co-owner of Tucson Comic-con Brian Pulido. “Not only do we have the comic book legend Dennis O’Neil, we also have local superstar and internet sensation Chiara Bautista, AND we have the cult comic book icon Dan Mendoza. Let me tell you folks, 2018 is going to be a year not to miss!”
Dennis O’Neil is an acclaimed comic book writer and editor with credits such as Green Lantern/Green Arrow, Batman, and Daredevil. He worked extensively at both Marvel Comics and DC Comics from the 1960s through the 1990s.
Chiara Bautista is an illustrator and graphic artist based out of Tucson, Arizona. By day, she is an illustrator for the Arizona Daily Star; but by night she goes by Milk, producing her own beautifully tragic illustrations.
Dan Mendoza is the current reigning king of the next generation of bad girl comics. Dan set out to make his own comic back in 2009 that contained all the things he loved in pop culture such as Anime, Grindhouse exploitation films, horror movies, and Tokyo shock cinema. He named the comic, “Zombie Tramp” and to much surprise, the book started to stir up lots of hype and soon became a cult hit.
Tucson Comic-Con is quickly becoming one of the most attended pop culture conventions in the Southwest. The popularity is due in part to such guests as Denny O’Neil, Chiara Bautista and Dan Mendoza.
Kirk R. Thatcher, Sina Grace, Sean Rhoades and Coral Vann just confirmed as guests for TCC 2018!
KIRK R. THATCHER began at age nineteen working at Industrial Light and Magic, creating and puppeteering creatures for blockbusters such as Return of the Jedi, Star Trek II, Star Trek III, E.T., Poltergeist, and Gremlins. He is also well-known for his work on The Muppets and as one of the creators and puppeteers of Dinosaurs.
SINA GRACE is a writer, artist, and- because he started at the age of 17- a comics veteran. He has drawn several series (Burn the Orphanage, Lil’ Depressed Boy), worked as Editorial Director for Walking Deadcreator Robert Kirkman’s Skybound imprint at Image Comics, and produced a web-series off his graphic novel, Self-Obsessed, which he also starred in. Nothing Lasts Forever is his latest entry into reflective memoir, and he currently writes Iceman for Marvel Comics.
SEAN RHOADES is a cosplay entertainer. Originally from Akron Ohio, Sean Rhoades now resides in Phoenix, Arizona. Sean has been “cause/cosplaying” since 2011 but has been costuming and performing since childhood. Sean’s cosplays span from all over pop culture. His cosplay name, Smolder Cosplay, comes from one of his favorite early cosplays of Flynn Rider from the Disney movie Tangled. When Sean isn’t in costume he enjoys hobbies like camping, hiking, and playing guitar.
CORAL VANN is cosplayer based in Arizona and travelsto conventions all around the country. She’s a big fan of old school cartoons, comic books, retro gaming, and anime. She loves hiking, camping, exploring new places, meeting new people and playing pretend in costume…otherwise known as cosplaying!
For more information, please visit http://www.tucsoncomic-con.com
ABOUT TUCSON COMIC-CON
Tucson Comic Con, founded in 2008, began as a single day event attended by 500 fans. Since then, attendance has steadily grown to over 15,000 fans in 2017. TCC is dedicated to being an epic, community-based pop cultural experience for all that reflects today’s fandom and the unique nature of Tucson, Arizona and the American Southwest. Our motto is “Pop Culture For All!”