TCC Takeover: 11th Annual Tucson Comic-Con

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The 11th annual Tucson Comic-Con will take place on Nov. 2-4. The event is presented by Zia Records with a mission of "Pop Culture for All". - TUCSONCOMIC-CON
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  • The 11th annual Tucson Comic-Con will take place on Nov. 2-4. The event is presented by Zia Records with a mission of "Pop Culture for All".

Tucson Comic-Con will take place on Friday, Nov. 2 at 3 p.m., Saturday Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. and Sunday Nov. 4. at 10 a.m. at the Tucson Convention Center. The mission is “Pop Culture for All”.

The 11th annual Tucson Comic-Con is presented by Zia Records. It is dedicated to bringing a community-based pop culture experience. They will have TV and movie celebrities, comic book creators, artists, costume groups, photo ops, games, panels, a scavenger hunt and a Kid Zone.

Tucson Comic-Con was founded by Mike Olivares and began as a single-day event with 500 fans. Over the years the event has now grown into the three day festival it is today, complete with all your favorite comic-related activities and over 10,000 attendees each year.



The celebrity guests include Jake “The Snake” Roberts who is known for his work with the World Wrestling Federation, Tim Rose who is most famous for his character Admiral Ackbar in Star Wars, Rachel Lillis who is best known for her work in Pokémon and Kirk R. Thatcher who is an Emmy award winning writer/producer for Dinosaurs, Muppet Treasure Island and numerous Muppet films.

Comic industry guests include Dennis O’Neil, an acclaimed comic book writer and editor, Budd Root, whose first comic book Cavewoman has been continually published for well over 20 years making it one of the longest running independent titles in recent memory, Sina Grace, writer and artist who drew several series, Dan Mendoza, creator of Zombie Tramp in 2009, Dawn Mcteigue, a comic book artist and Eric M. Esquivel, a comic book author.



The annual costume contest will take place at the Tucson Convention Center’s Leo Rich Theater on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. with the youth costume contest a little earlier in the day at 2 p.m.

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