It’s the biggest geek weekend of the year for the Motor City! But before you head out for a weekend of geek fun and celebration, make sure you’re prepared with this handy Comic-Con Survival Guide we’ve put together for you!
Motor City Geek attended the 8th annual Flint ComixCon at the Flint Farmers’ Market last month and is here with a recap! This was an event I have been looking forward to for quite some time; downtown Flint is quite nice so any excuse to visit the Flint Farmer’s Market is welcome.
The event was kicked off by the 7th annual Superhero 5K Run and 1K Fun Run. The race was hosted by the Weiss Child Advocacy Center and all proceeds went to help the children of Genesee County that have been abused, abandoned, and neglected. There were adults and children of all ages dressed up in Superhero costumes and capes to partake in this family friendly run!
One day a year, publishers and creators set aside the need to do business and in the spirit of the craft they give away works of art and stories crafted with care. No, this isn’t Christmas, it’s Free Comic Book Day! So I hope you got out there and had a good time like we did because the Motor City Geek crew made some miles this year. With five comic shops all over Metro Detroit under our belt, we came away as some very happy shoppers!
Make sure you don’t miss a thing with this handy guide to local Free Comic Book Day events!
Name: Pieces & Pages
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Details: • Free Comics, Super Deals on Comics, Graphic Novels and Books, Costume Contest (all day, Chance to win a full year comic subscription, Fun in-store activities for the kids!
Arrive in a costume to pick up an extra free comic!
The convention that refuses to quit! #NotCon2017 or otherwise known as the Fan Appreciation Event put on by the folks that run the regrettably canceled Midwest Media Expo. Verneita and Morgan pulled this great event together at the last minute and I can say it was a resounding success. Here are our photos from the weekend! Full recap coming soon, plus an interview with Jon St. John!
Biggest. Convention. Ever.
Was it the biggest convention ever? Probably not. I tried to get attendance numbers but struck out (if you find any, make sure to post in the comments!). However, 2015 had 71,000 guests and I’m positive that the convention has only gotten bigger. So we’re getting close to 6 figure attendance here…