By |November 13th, 2015

TUCSON, ARIZONA (November 4, 2015): Tucson Comic Con Founder Mike Olivares announced today that he has welcomed comic book industry veterans Brian & Francisca Pulido as co-owners of Tucson Comic Con. Additionally, Teresita Olivares will take an active management role as well.


“The Pulido’s share our love, passion and vision for Tucson Comic Con,” says founder and convention director Mike Olivares. “Our intention is to grow TCC – and the week leading up to it – into a citywide event that becomes a global destination which celebrates all things pop culture all the while highlighting what makes Tucson a unique city.”


“We are honored to be a part of Tucson’s premiere pop cultural event,” says Brian Pulido. “Mike has fostered an amazing community spirit with TCC. We look forward to building on the foundation he’s built and rolling out new features and experiences for attendees, guests and vendors.”


The new partnership takes place immediately, but the full impact of the new pact will begin in 2016 and beyond.

Tucson Comic Con, founded in 2008 by Mike Olivares, began as a single day event attended by 500 fans. Since then attendance has steadily grown to 10,000 fans in 2014.

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!”


The 8th annual Tucson Comic Con takes place on November 6-8 at the Tucson Convention Center.


For more information:

Contact: Mike Olivares

E-Mail: tucsoncomiccon@gmail.com



2015 Costume Contest Biggest Ever!

By |November 11th, 2015

Huge congratulations to the 2015 Costume Contest Winners! This year we packed the 500 seat Leo Rich Theater, NOT including the 60 contestants backstage! See pics on the Costume Contest page HERE.

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TCC Welcomes Diamond Children’s Hospital Guests!

By |November 11th, 2015

TCC Welcomes Diamond Children’s Hospital Guests with Huge Success!


Tucson Comic-Con welcomed Tucson’s Diamond Children’s Center Patients to a unique con experience! This experience included private tour of the Heroes Corridor costuming floor, gift bags filled with merchandise donated by Fantasy Comics, Charlies Comics, and Heroes and Villains, and free weekend admission! Check out the pics HERE! And the Kgun9 coverage HERE.

Banner Children’s – Diamond Children’s Medical Center provides pediatric care for children, from newborns to teens. Services include emergency care, heart disorders, traumatic brain injury, autism and developmental disorders, cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders, neurological problems, orthopedics, intensive care needs and more. It is the only pediatric medical facility in Arizona connected to an academic research facility — the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center — where physician-scientists conduct groundbreaking basic science and translational research to advance children’s health.

This year, Tucson Comic-Con is donating tickets, and early entry into the con for a personalized experience for children’s who receive regular treatments at the hospital and their families! 20 full weekend passes are being donated to the Child Life Advocates  who will decide who can attend the con! they will then get early entry into the con for personal time with Arizona’s Professional Costume groups on the first floor for pictures, face painting, and more! They will be able to interact with Superheroes, Star Wars characters, Halo Spartans and many more all before the general public! BIG thanks goes to the costume groups who are donating their time to these kids! Be sure to swing by when the doors open for the public and give them a “Thank you!”

Tucson Comic-Con is honored to be the first convention in Arizona to provide such an […]

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After party update #1 Friday Night

By |November 6th, 2015

The Kick off Event at Flycatcher (the fb evite can be found here) will be $10 to the general public and half off ($5) to all BADGE HOLDERS so come on down after load in and enjoy the show. Revenge of the Nerdlesque will open things up around 930-ish, followed by comedians from the Tucson Comedy Arts Festival. Then a special performance by the PANGS. DJ’s Tommy Defekt and Erupt will be playing booty jams throughout the night as we inaugurate our first preview night mixer.

After our big Saturday costume contest remember the fun continues. The Saturday parties will be spread thru downtown and 4th avenue all along the trolly/light rail route (fb evite) with a special scavenger hunt to be announced tomorrow.  All of the saturday parties are free to the public so definitely scout them all. With Playground and Hotel Congress transforming into Ten Forward and Mos Eisley Cantina respectivly and Flycatcher hosting an arcade night for all the gamers ( secret bonus event within this event tba tomorrow…stay tuned). Also, recently added was the Surly Wench as a Thunderdome curated party (fb evite here).

stay up on all our social media as we will be announcing more tidbits every couple hours.

Welcome to Tucson Comic Con everybody!

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Day 1 of Tucson Comic-Con!

By |November 6th, 2015

Preview Night is TONIGHT! From 4PM to 7PM! See you there!


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Mat Nastos comes to the Tucson Comic Con!

By |October 30th, 2015

We are very happy to have MAT NASTOS for the first time in Tucson for our 8th annual Tucson Comic Con! Animation Vet, Disney writer (Emperor’s New School, Phineas & Ferb), Comic Pro (Brigade, Elfquest, Shogun Knight, and more), Best selling science fiction author. He will be the key guest to Sunday “Kid’s Day” providing FREE sketches for children 10 and under. Although everyday is “kids day” at Tucson Comic Con with kids 12 & under being FREE , Mat is dedicated to making their con experience a memorable one , stop by his booth #E19-20 and meet an awesome creator in the industry.

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Comic Con After Parties

By |October 27th, 2015

We will be hosting 2 nights of Parties post Convention. Night one will be the kickoff Mixer and Social at the The Flycatcher Lounge.  And night 2 will be a scavenger hunt on 3 different worlds hosted at The Flycatcher, Hotel Congress, and Playground.  GO join the Facebook invites as we will be adding more and more details up until the nights of the events.

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Win Tickets all this week on KFMA!

By |October 26th, 2015

All this week you have a chance to win weekend tickets by listening to Schmonty and Carolina on KFMA in the morning. Good luck everyone!


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Just 10 days from Con!

By |October 26th, 2015

Just 10 days away!! Get your tickets now!

The Gaming Schedule has been updated!

There is still plenty of room for contestants in the Costume Contest!

Show off your costume and nerdy fashion making skills in the first every Fashion Show!

Click on the Events menu above for more info!

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Are you a wealth of Pop Culture Knowledge?!

By |October 20th, 2015

Find out! Tucson Comic-Con is hosting two signature trivia events to test your skill! Details in the Signature Events menu!
Geeks Who Drink Tucson Comic-Con Challenge!
5:00 on Saturday November 7th in room Cochise

Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes present a special selection of trivia for Tucson Comic Con. Only the geekiest will survive, so gather 5 of your brightest friends and see if you have what it takes to be crowned champion!

Star Wars Trivia Challenge!
5:00 on Sunday November 8th in room Cochise

From the films, to the books, to the various animated series, this trivia challenge has something for every fan. Have fun testing your Star Wars knowledge and maybe even win some cool prizes in the process! No Jedi mind tricks allowed!

To reserve your spot, go to www.tinyurl.com/SWtriviaTC

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