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Tucson Comic-Con Weapons Policy And Code Of Conduct

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The 7th Annual Tucson Comic-Con it’s a fun event were we want you, the attendee to feel safe and have fun. We want to make it possible for you to have that fun. In order for that to happen, Tucson Comic-Con has a few rules that are necessary for the safety and comfort of EVERYONE. Please make sure to follow all policies and procedures so that you and everyone else can enjoy the convention.

Code of Conduct

Attendees must respect COMMON SENSE rules for public behavior, personal interaction, common courtesy, and respect for private property. Harassing and offensive behavior will not be tolerated.
Tucson Comic-Con reserves the right to revoke, without refund, the membership and wristband of any attendee not in compliance with this policy. Persons finding themselves in a situation where they feel their safety is at risk or who become aware of an attendee not in compliance with this policy should immediately locate a member of security, or a staff member, so that the matter can be handled in an expeditious manner.

Please remember that COSPLAY IS NOT CONSENT. Be respectful and courteous to ALL of the cosplayers.

Costume Weapons Policy

No functional weapons are allowed at Tucson Comic-Con.

All costume weapons must conform to state, federal, and city law.

Tucson Comic Con reserves the right to determine on a case-by-case basis, what is considered a prohibited weapon.

Weapons must be easily distinguishable from real weapons. All prop firearms must have an orange cap on the barrel.

A military or police uniform costume that looks super-realistic, must be distinguished as a costume.
Weapons which are capable of firing (Nerf guns, bows, etc) MUST be rendered inoperable. Bows can be strung, but only loosely (in […]

By |November 1st, 2014|Costume Contest|Comments Off

Start Mapping your adventure!

Vendor Floor Map PDF (Click Link for PDF view) Locations may change.  Slide1

ROW A

The Comic Store- A1-A3
Old Pueblo Comics- A2-A4
Zia Records- A5
Alfred Trujillo/AZ Power Girl (Cara Nicole)- A6
Brick Cave Media- A7
Monster Comic Books- A8
Red Nebula Studios- A9
Marc Mason- A10
Thomax Green- A11
Shannon Marie Jewlery- A12-A13
Katelyn McCagigue- A14-A15
Eric Esquival-A16
Hannah Nance Partlow- A17
Hearts & Bruises- A18
WOD Media- A19-A20
D’Vyne Wrytes- A21-A22
Wayne Gardiner- A23
Crow Family & Azariath Photography- A24
Airship Sleipnir- A25-A26
Smitty Tut Designs- A27-A28

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TM Tina Williams/Terry L Smith- A30
Action Zone Figures- A31
Ken Kristensen- A32
Rosana Rocha- A33
John Chihak- A34
Cre8ive Metal Designs- A36-A37
Tim Champion- A38-A39

J Olive Design-A43-A44
Toy Soldier- A45

ROW B

Fantasy Comics- B1
Kate’s Comic Geekery- B2
Modlers Or Mice- B3
AJ Moore- B4
Rob Osbourne- B5
Jenn Hopkins-B6
Ross Demma- B7
April Reyna- B8-B9
David R Freeland Jr Designs- B10-B11
Art by Chad- B12-B13
Geekbella- B14-B15
Sand Sirens Collective- B16-B17
Kipsworld- B18-B19
Romero Entertainment- B21-B22
Dirty Teacup Designs- B23
Huna Studios- B24
Max Cannon- B25
Lycanthrotech Productions- B26
Angelo’s Dimeo- B27

ROW C

Ink Patch- C1
Urban Art by Melody- C2
WATTO Distinctive Metal Wear/Watto’s Wife- C3
Frankenstylin- C4
Scrap Pictures- C5
Essem Designs- C6
Generation Cool- C7
Jessica Feinberg- C8
Danny Martin/Donavan White- C9
Evil Robo- C10-C11-C12

Thomas Keith- C13
Tom Hodges- C14
Tavis Maiden- C15
Franchesco- C16
Emmett Plant- C17
Rayven Cresent- C18
Oddkin Buttons- C19
Pork Chop Press- C20

Gren Radcliff and Ryan Quackenbush-C21
Josh Cicci- C22
Plutonian Narwhal Designs- C23
Fastawker Designs- C24
Absurd Nerd Custom Creations- C25
My Faerietale- C26
Sincerely Sam- C27
Lisa Tortorice- C28
Mars Artwork & RetroNerdStudios- C29
TyphodMary- C30
Media Collectibles- C31

ROW D

Brian Pulido- D1
Steam Crow- D2
Zac Finger- D3
Adam Yeater- D4
Antickquities- D5
Henry Barajas- D6
Josh Shalek- D7
Mike Esham/Jacob Breckenridge-Orbital Decay- D8
Wolfgang & Sons- D9
ArtNinjas!- D10
Drink & Draw Art- D11
Christine Jepsen Fine Art- D12
Tormenta de Sahagun- D13
Art Comix Illustration- D14
Eyeball Productions- D15
Kozak Komiks- D16
Nerd Dollz- D17
Laser Brain Studio- D18
Val Hochberg- D19
Jacinda Buchmann- D20
Ogopogo Press- D21
Derrick Tipton-D22
Rob Hicks-Spiral Ink Comics- D23
Chaos In Color- D24

ROW E

Heroes & Villains- E1
Survival Games- E2
Monster Booty Threads-E3
Left Hand […]

By |October 31st, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Don Rosa to make an appearance in the southwest!

IMG_0033 copy  Well known in American comics fandom since the 1960’s for his vast comic
book collection and comics fanzine activities, Rosa became internationally
famous starting in 1987 when he began writing and drawing “Uncle $crooge”
and “Donald Duck” comics for various licensed publishers in Europe. Just as
they once were in America, Donald Duck comics (based on Carl Barks’ work)
continue to be the best selling comics in Europe and South America where the
weekly (!) Donald Duck comics have been read by hundreds of millions of fans
for over 60 years. This makes Rosa one of the world’s best known
cartoonists, but still very easy to visit with at American shows where he
can relax in “relative obscurity”. American comics fans are mostly familiar
with his most famous work, the Eisner Award winning “Life and Times of
$crooge McDuck” series. But American fans can also now see his entire Duck
comics career reprinted chronologically in the new DON ROSA LIBRARY from
Fantagraphics. Rosa has quit producing new Duck comics due to several
reasons, but he stays very busy with signing tours to Europe, visits to
American comic cons, and his many hobbies including growing exotic chile
peppers, of which he is even now probably giving away bags in the convention
hall.
By |October 1st, 2014|Guests|Comments Off

Artist Brent Peeples Joins The Tucson Comic Con 2014!

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Comic book artist Brent Peeples will be at the Tucson Comic Con 2014. Peeples has done work for Valiant, IDW, Image, Dynamite, Zenescope and Discovery Channel.

 

 

 

 

 

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We are very excited to have a variety of artists and writers attending this year’s convention.

We still have more announcements to make so stay tuned!

By |August 27th, 2014|Guests|Comments Off

CONTRABAND Comics Takes Over Tucson Comic Con 2014

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As we approach the Tucson comic Con 2014 we are announcing more artists and writers that will be attending the show. We are proud to announce that CONTRABAND Comics will be attending the con.

Marat Mychaels (Deadpool) Jim Hanna ( Jack Rabbit) and Jon Goff ( Halo, Destiny) will be doing sketches and selling some of their comics.

CONTRABAND Comics is a creator-owned comic book publisher launching with three all-new titles – BLINDSIDE, BIG HITTERS and JACK RABBIT.

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Blindside: Creator: Marat Mychaels:
Writer: Jon Goff
Art: Marat Mychaels

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Jack Rabbit: Co-Creators Jim Hanna and Jon Goff.
Writer: Jon Goff
Art: Jim Hanna

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Big Hitters: Co- Creators Jon Goff and Travis Sengaus
Writer: Jon Goff
Artist: Travis Sengaus

Get digital versions of all CONTRABAND Comics here: http://digital.comicsplusapp.com/group_comics.php?publisher_id=106

By |August 12th, 2014|Guests|Comments Off
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    Eisner Award Winner Brings The Fifth Beatle To Tucson Comic Con 2014

Eisner Award Winner Brings The Fifth Beatle To Tucson Comic Con 2014

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We are pleased to announce that Vivek J. Tiwary, winner of  the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for “Best Reality-Based Work” at the 26th annual Eisner Awards, will be a special guest at the Tucson Comic Con 2014!

 

Vivek J. Tiwary is the writer of  The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story, the acclaimed New York Times #1 Best-Selling graphic novel by artists Andrew C. Robinson and Kyle Baker  and is published by Dark Horse Comics.

You can watch the trailer of the novel below:

 

Here is more info about Vivek J. Tiwary and his work:

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Vivek J. Tiwary is a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning producer of Broadway shows, film, television, and graphic novels.

He is the producer and writer of “The Fifth Beatle,” a New York Times best-selling graphic novel based on the life of Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein. “The Fifth Beatle” has secured unprecedented access to Beatles’ music and a feature film is in development to shoot in 2015.  “The Fifth Beatle” will be produced by Academy Award-winning producer Bruce Cohen (AMERICAN BEAUTY, MILK, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK.)

Vivek is attached to lead produce a Broadway adaptation of Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill. The production will include the participation of Morissette, as well as that of Pulitzer and Tony award winner Tom Kitt.

In television, Vivek sold a sitcom pilot “Punk Rock Dad” to CBS, based on the bestselling memoir/parenting manual by Pennywise lead singer Jim Lindberg.  He is developing a number of […]

By |August 6th, 2014|Guests|Comments Off
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    Be A Part Of The 2nd Annual Tucson Comic-con Costume Contest!

Be A Part Of The 2nd Annual Tucson Comic-con Costume Contest!

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Welcome to the 2nd Annual Tucson Comic-con Costume Contest! Here we see you strut your creative stuff!

The contest will be held in the Tucson Convention Center Turquoise Ballroom (upstairs from the vendor floor) at 6PM Saturday November 8th, 2014.

Please arrive early for line-up, and check in with the volunteers.

ENTRY FEE: JUST ONE NEW UNWRAPPED TOY! *NOTE THIS ENTRY FEE IS TO ENTER THE CONTEST ONLY, NOT THE CONVENTION!* This year the Tucson Comic-Con is helping the costume groups that have always supported us, and accepting toys as an entry fee. These toys will be distributed between the costume groups such as the 501st Legion Dune Sea Garrison Jundland Wastes Squad, Justice League Arizona, and Arizona Avengers etc, who take them to local Tucson Hospitals when they make visits to the hospitalized children! There is no price limit, or cap. Please no stuffed animals, and toys must be new and unwrapped. All toys donated will find their way into the hands of a hospitalized child when these great costumers do their visits!

How To Enter:

Fill out the forms here completely, and we will see you at the contest!

https://dialswiftjustice.wufoo.com/forms/tucson-comiccon-2nd-annual-costume-contest-entry/

Contest administrators reserve the right to refuse an entry due to appropriateness or failure to follow the listed rules.

PRE-JUDGING AND REGISTRATION WILL START AT 3PM, AND WILL BE LOCATED WEST OF THE BALLROOMS, LOOK FOR THE SIGNS! ALL CONTESTANTS MUST BE REGISTERED AND ATTEND PRE-JUDGING. THE CONTEST STARTS AT 6PM, AND ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE START TIMES.

NOTE: ANY CHILDREN ENTERING THE COSTUME CONTEST DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND PRE-JUDGING, BUT STILL NEED TO REGISTER. EITHER ONLINE OR AT THE CON!

By submitting an entry you confirm you have read, understood, […]

By |August 3rd, 2014|Costume Contest|Comments Off

Ken Kristensen Returns To Tucson!

We are happy to announce that Ken Kristensen, co-creator and writer of the smash hit “Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth”, will be returning to the Tucson Comic Con this year!

 

Ken loved Tucson so much, that after the convention ended last year, he told us he wanted to return again.

We are really ecstatic about him returning to Arizona and I’m sure all the fans feel the same way.

If you haven’t had a chance to read Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth, here is a synopsis about the series:

A collision of comedy, sex, and violence, follows the misadventures of America’s most dysfunctional family as they go head-to-severed head with an Oprah-loving ax murderer, a cult-crazy soap opera star, and a neo-Nazi prison gang.

Also check out the following reviews by Comic Book Therapy:

Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth #1

Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth #2

Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth #3

Todd The Ugliest Kid On Earth #4

 

We want to mention that Todd, The Ugliest Kid On Earth will star in his own animated TV Show!

Click HERE for more info

 

We also have some info on Ken Kristensen:

Ken Kristensen received an MFA in 2008 from Columbia University Film School. While still in film school he was selected to both the Sundance and IFP labs, and worked as an associate producer under Gary Winick (CHARLOTTE’S WEB) and Mark Waters (MEAN GIRLS).

After graduating, he won the prestigious Academy Award Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting, and was a finalist for the Disney Feature Fellowship. On the heels of that he was hired by Pulitzer-prize winner Michael Chabon to write a graphic novel spinoff of The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, which will be published by Dark Horse […]

By |August 2nd, 2014|Guests|Comments Off

Tucson Comic-Con 14 Guests: Joe Eisma

Tucson Comic-Con 2014 is fast approaching which means we have some guests to announce! This year we have a great lineup of artists and writers both local and from other parts of the galaxy.

 

Our first guest that we want to announce is Joe Eisma.

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Joe is the artist & co-creator of Morning Glories, the Eisner-nominated & NY Times Bestselling comic from Image Comics. Also worked for IDW and Boom! Studios 

So what is Morning Glories about?

Morning Glories is described by writer Nick Spencer as “Runaways meets Lost,” the series focuses on six “brilliant but troubled” new recruits at Morning Glory Academy, a prestigious prep school hiding “sinister and deadly” secrets. Interior art is done by Joe Eisma and cover art by Rodin Esquejo. Morning Glories debuted on August 2010. 

We are thrilled to have Joe in Tucson, so lets give him a warm welcome when we see him.

You can follow him on twitter @Supajoe

 

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By |July 8th, 2014|Guests|Comments Off