Newport News Library Hosting Free Teen Comic Con

Tidewater Comic Con is this weekend, but if you’re short on cash, don’t want to head down to Virginia Beach or you want to take your kids somewhere just for them, Newport News Main Street Library has the answer.

On Saturday, May 16, teens ages 12 to 17 are encouraged to attend the second annual ToshoCon Anime/Comic Convention from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Convention attendees can expect to see crowds of exuberant teens wearing face paint, neon-colored wigs, fluffy multi-colored tails, and horns roaming the library.

This free event boasts a day full of anime screenings, gaming competitions, dance, music, photoshoot station, craft and vendor tables in addition to the widely popular CosPlay contest. Door prizes will be given away throughout the day in addition to the CosPlay contest prizes for first, second, and third place winners.

Second Annual ToshoCon Anime/Comic Convention
Saturday, May 16
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages 12-17

Main Street Library
110 Main Street
Newport News, VA 23601

ToshoCon is sponsored by the Library System’s Herbert H. Neisser Fund with additional funding from the Newport News Public Library System Foundation, Friends of the Newport News Public Library, Newport News Barnes and Noble, World’s Best Comics, and The Frank T. and Mary D. Baker Family Charitable Fund of the Lutheran Community Foundation.

For more information about ToshoCon, contact Maria Mena, family and youth services coordinator, at (757) 591-1350 or visit No pre-registration is required for the convention, but CosPlay participants will need to register at the door.