About

twcc

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

Sam Witwer

Sam Witwer

Kelly Hu

Kelly Hu

Comic Book Creators

Jae Lee

Jae Lee

Zombie King Arthur Suydam

Zombie King Arthur Suydam

Steve Orlando

Steve Orlando

June Chung

June Chung

Mike Zeck

Mike Zeck

Gerry Conway

Gerry Conway

Joe Rubinstein

Joe Rubinstein

Ian Mcginty

Ian Mcginty

C Martin Croker

C Martin Croker

Edwin Huang

Edwin Huang

Ron Marz

Ron Marz

Justin Peterson

Justin Peterson

Ani Mia

Ani Mia

Sam Ellis

Sam Ellis

Bill McKay

Bill McKay

Bob Frantz

Bob Frantz

Nancy Collins

Nancy Collins

Eryk Donovan

Eryk Donovan

Sorah Suhng

Sorah Suhng

Larry Hama

Larry Hama

Robert Pope

Robert Pope

Tim Shinn

Tim Shinn

Pennie Gaylord

Pennie Gaylord

Jerry Gaylord

Jerry Gaylord

Tini Howard

Tini Howard

Marc Deering

Marc Deering

Drew Moss

Drew Moss

John Beatty

John Beatty

Tidewater Comicon has also worked with local schools for Super Hero visits, Libraries for fun mini-events, and hopes to continue bringing the love of comic books and pop culture to the community.

Meet the Tidewater Comicon Crew!

Mike Federali

Mike Federali

President

Avry Ott

Avry Ott

The 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

Thad

Thad

Cosplay Ambassador

Jason Lee

Jason Lee

Interwebs

Tina

Tina

Cosplay Ambassador

Charles Williams

Charles Williams

Jeremiah

Jeremiah

Gaming