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The Lion's Roar

2024: a Convention-al Summer

 With summer break on the way, many conventions and concerts are setting up and opening their doors for attendees to enjoy. From “Dungeons and Dragons” and cosplay, to rock and country, this summer holds a wide variety with something for everyone.

A calendar for some concerts and conventions happening in May 2024. Made in Canva. (Damien Mitchell)

    First up, the Tidewater Comicon (TWC) will be held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in May. Featuring special guests such as Ray Park, Scott Snyder, and Alan Burnett, known for their appearances in “Star Wars,” writing various “Batman” shows, and voicing “Batman” respectively. TWC is a convention built on the dream of Mike Ferdali, the original creator and organizer of the convention, who wanted to see a local and popular convention become a reality.

 

   The Perry Pavilion in Norfolk will be hosting Mipso, a North Carolina based folk and country band. This group is known for “finely layered vocal harmonies and down-home sound.”


    At the very end of the month, Storm Large will be singing at Norfolk’s Perry Pavilion. Priding herself on being a “musician, actor, playwright, and author,” Storm Large will perform her characteristic folk rock music.

A calendar for some concerts and conventions happening in June 2024. Made in Canva. (Damien Mitchell)

    Having two concert dates, 21 Savage will be first at JiffyLube Live in Bristow before taking a brief break and going live again at the Veterans United Home Loans in Virginia Beach on Tuesday. Hailing from Britain but having an American-based music portfolio, this rapper is making his way around the World.

 

    Staying for three days, John Legend will be hosted at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, June 4th, Wednesday, June 5th, and Thursday, June 6th, all at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for each date are sold separately and are selling quickly for fans to hear this R&B and soul music artist.

 

   Later in the month, the Cosplay World (CW) convention will be at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Known for cosplayers, this convention is about people dressing up as their favorite character or walking around and guessing other people’s characters. CW will be having various activities including cosplay contests, workshops, and photography contests.

A calendar for two conventions happening in August 2024, with one convention lasting until September. Made in Canva. (Damien Mitchell)

    The Fairfax Comic Con (FFCC) will be held in the Chantilly Shopping Center. Featuring several special guests such as Ray Park and Spencer Wilding; known for appearances as characters in “Star Wars.” FFCC is themed around classic comics such as the original “Superman” and “Batman” issues.

    Finally, FursonaCon 2024: Dungeon Delvers (FC:DD) will be held this year in the Newport News Marriott of City Center Virginia. FC:DD is themed around TableTop RolePlay Games (TTRPGs) this year with special guest Heartleaf Games, known for their custom Dungeons and Dragons 5e setting “The Beast World.”

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