Tucson Comic-Con, founded in 2008 by Tucson native Mike Olivares, began as a single-day event attended by 500 fans. Since then, attendance has steadily grown to over 19,000 fans in 2022.
Tucson Comic-Con is dedicated to bringing an epic, community-based pop culture experience for all that reflects today’s fandom and the unique nature of Tucson, Arizona and the American Southwest.
In November 2017, comic book industry veterans Brian and Francisca Pulido became majority owners of Tucson Comic-Con. “The Pulido’s have great love, passion and vision for Tucson Comic-Con,” says founder Mike Olivares.
“Our intention is to grow Tucson Comic-Con into a citywide event that becomes a global destination celebrating all things pop culture, all the while highlighting what makes Tucson a unique city,” says Chief Operating Officer Francisca Pulido. “We are honored to be a part of Tucson’s premiere pop cultural event,” says Brian Pulido. “Our founder and staff have fostered an amazing community spirit with Tucson Comic-Con. We look forward to building on that foundation and rolling out new features and experiences for attendees, guests and vendors for years to come.”