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…
After Dark: Mardi Gras at the Michigan Science Center
The Michigan Science Center brought the French Quarter to Detroit: Jazz, booze and, most importantly, people ready to party!
Marche Du Nain Rouge
Talking about this event is hard. I’m friends with people from all over the world and when I posted the amazing selfies (for real, my selfie game is strong) I took at the event and they asked what kind of party it was, I froze. How could I explain completely seriously that I was at a big celebration to chase a demon out of Detroit? But that’s exactly what happened. Thousands of enthusiastic participants braved the cold and the rain to march through the streets of Detroit to show Nain exactly where he could shove it!