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Ypsilanti Comic Con Recap

This weekend Motor City Geek was on site at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church for Ypsilanti Comic Con hosted by yourcomiccon.com.

If you enjoy shopping for comic books, art, trinkets of all sorts or simply chatting with fellow enthusiasts, Ypsilanti Comic-Con was the place to be.  Whether you were looking for Batman Adventures #12 or a $1 comics to fill holes in your collection, it could be found.  There were extremely talented artists selling beautiful pictures, trinkets, and even Perler Bead mosaics.

(Phoenix Girl Creations – <a href="http://facebook.com/PhoenixGirlCreations">facebook.com/PhoenixGirlCreations</a>)
(Phoenix Girl Creations – facebook.com/PhoenixGirlCreations)

PO Studios had some fantastic art and was even doing free sketches for kids. Another great artist in attendance was Victoria Dayen of Mspugluver’s Art. Of the people showcasing their talents at Ypsilanti Comic Con one of the neatest had to be Asher Shelton who was selling comic books of his own creation, a dream many have but few ever realize.

(Asher Shelton – <a href="http://reborncomics.com">reborncomics.com</a>)
(Asher Shelton – reborncomics.com)

For you manga fans out there Shining Otaku Comics had something just for you.

(Shining Otaku Comics – <a href="http://shiningotaku.com">shiningotaku.com</a>)
(Shining Otaku Comics – shiningotaku.com)

While Comic Con’s specialize in fun and games, there’s also an opportunity to support a great cause.  Drawing for a Cure was in attendance, they are a group of artists who got together to fight against cancer, a cause we can all get behind.

(Drawing for a Cure – <a href="http://drawingforacure.com">drawingforacure.com</a>)
(Drawing for a Cure – drawingforacure.com)

The Ghostbusters Detroit were out in force Saturday looking just as fantastic as always.

(Ghostbusters Detroit – <a href="https://www.facebook.com/GhostbustersDetroit/">facebook.com/GhostbustersDetroit</a>)
(Ghostbusters Detroit – facebook.com/GhostbustersDetroit)

Tra’cor Clan – Mandalorian Mercs of Michigan were not to be outdone as they also were in attendance.

(Tra’cor Clan – Mandalorian Mercs of Michigan –<a href="https://www.facebook.com/michiganmercs/"> facebook.com/michiganmercs</a>)
(Tra’cor Clan – Mandalorian Mercs of Michigan – facebook.com/michiganmercs)

Motor City Geek became part of the fun when we were asked to join the judge’s panel for the Cosplay Contest.  With so many unique and creative costumes, it was difficult to choose a winner.  We encourage you to see them for yourself, not easy huh?

On a personal level, I have to say that Conventions like this are among my favorites.  They are a great opportunity to meet local artists as well as fellow Comic and Pop Culture enthusiasts.  It’s a joy watching families and friends share their interests with one another.  Parent’s who’ve grown up loving comic culture are able to share it with their children.  Children who fell in love with it organically share it with their family and friends.  The togetherness that events like Ypsilanti Comic Con brings is the magic that makes them so enjoyable to attend.

Here’s a video recap of the event by ToadenK! Click here for more of his videos. 

Photo gallery below!

Article by Andrew Borrow. Photos by Austin Benedict. 

 

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This Week in Motor City Geek – Feb 18th 2017

This Week in Motor City Geek – Week of February 18th

This week you can celebrate Fat Tuesday, take in some late night artwork, and create a top-notch D&D character!

After Dark: Mardi Gras

Michigan Science Center

Feb 16th, 2017, 6-9pm

$15 Entry (21+ Only)

More info HERE

What is it? Celebrate the fantasy of Fat Tuesday without leaving Detroit! Hang out in the always awesome Michigan Science center with the Detroit Pleasure Society Jazz Band, fire dancers, stilt walkers, mask making and, of course, drinking!

D&D Character Creation Workshop

3&UP Board Game Lounge

Feb 16th, 2017, 6-11pm

$7 Entry

More info HERE

What is it? This is the second workshop in the D&D/Pathfinder series is Character Creation. Ron, the resident D&D buff,  will be going through what a typical character build consists of, what makes a good character, how to use the characters in D&D, and matching the characters to the players. Beginning and seasoned players welcome!

College Night at the DIA

Detroit Institute of Arts

Feb 17th, 2017, 6-11pm

FREE Entry

More info HERE

What is it? All tri-county college students are invited to the DIA for a free evening of live music in the Rivera Court, a scavenger hunt with prizes, dance party, snacks, a cash bar and free admission to “Bitter|Sweet: Coffee, Tea & Chocolate”.

Animanga 2017 Call for Art

Online

Feb 19th, 2017

More info HERE

What is it? This is the deadline to submit art for a local Animanga art exhibition. The show will be held in March 2017 and art is being accepted from all genres of Manga literature and Anime.

Vault of Midnight Feb Game Night

Queens Bar Detroit

Feb 20th, 2017

$10 Entry (includes $5 drink ticket)

More info HERE

What is it? Experienced game masters will be on hand with a stack of our favorite games to introduce you to and help you learn how to play. Tickets are limited to 25 people, so act fast because they will absolutely sell out!

Hellboy is coming to Detroit!

The first big media guest of Motor City Comic Con has been announced. Ron Pearlman will be a featured guest. While some actors are lucky to have one career-defining moment, Ron Pearlman has had dozens of scene-stealing roles. Whether you know him from Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy, or even Beauty and the Beast, this is a great sign for the 2017 lineup.

And in case you missed it, this is him getting in full Hellboy Makeup for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. https://www.facebook.com/pg/SpectralMotion/photos/…

He’ll be there Saturday and Sunday (May 20th and 21st). Autographs are $55 and photo ops are $65.

Can’t wait to hear who else is coming to the D!

~Mallory

Ron Perlman

https://www.facebook.com/motorcitycomicon/photos/a.310210064712.146128.257945809712/10154749349584713/?type=3&theater

 

Motor City Geek @ Motor City Comic Con Video 2016

Motor City Geek at Motor City Comic Con 2016 – facebook.com/motorcitygeek – motorcitygeek.com

Thank you Adam from http://wolverinelakefilms.squarespace.com/ for the amazing footage and editing!
Thank you Podcast Detroit http://www.podcastdetroit.com/ for your continued support!
Thank you Motor City Comic Con for having us back!
And most importantly thank you to all of the cosplayers and geeks in our awesome community!

We’re Coming In (Free Download) by SmaXa is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence.
http://bit.ly/WereComingInSmaXa

Motor City Comic Con is this weekend!

Here is one of our videos from last year

Thank you to everyone that appears in the video, you all are awesome!

Thank you to Wesley and the Crushers for the music track from the video, check them out! Thank you to Adam from Wolverine Lake Filmsfor the wonderful editing and special effects! Thank you to Amr of Flashing Lights Media, Inc. for filming. Thank you to Michael Anthony Photography http://www.michael-anthonyphoto.com/ for filming. Thank you Katie O’Rear model for the interviews that will be posted later. Thank you Encode Media Group for your support.

See you at the next one!

-Austin