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Midwinter Pleasure Faire 2017 – Recap

Midwinter Pleasure Faire 2017 – Recap

I was beyond excited when I heard about the Midwinter Pleasure Faire. A ren fest? Indoors? During the dead of winter? This is the first year ever for the Midwinter Pleasure Faire, so I didn’t go in expecting it to be as established as other fests. I just wanted to go have fun and it’s safe to say it was a lot of fun. The Midwinter Pleasure Faire was held in the special events section of the Gibraltar Trade Center in Mount Clemens. This location worried me a bit. Half the fun of the outdoor fests is the ambiance of being out in the middle of the woods indulging in a fantasy life. What were they going to do to transform an empty warehouse into a fantasy land? An excellent fire breather helps!

While the illusion wasn’t perfect, I didn’t get an empty warehouse vibe. There was an actual jousting field made out of sand that was brought in by the truckload. The Knights of the Black Rose put on a great show.

There was also near constant (sometimes overlapping) music that added to the atmosphere.

<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Bocca.Musica">Bocca Musica</a> performing.
Bocca Musica performing.

And, of course, the awesome costumes worn by the attendees.

There was also a good mix of vendors there. An exceptionally large booth was set up selling kilts, there were some period piece clothes, swords, rocks to keep your whiskey cold, soaps, candles, graphic t-shirts, leather bound journals and a lot of other staples of the renaissance festival circuits.

Notable moments included the always entertaining pickle vendor,

the drumming/bagpipes group Pictus,

the outlandish Washing Well Wenches,

real life Shrek,

and stirring performances by the Flint Scottish Pipe Band.

Next year (and I do hope they do this event next year) I’d like to see a few more vendors. Also, even though the music was essential to the atmosphere, sometimes there were so many going at once they seemed to drown each other out. Since all the acts were pretty impressive, that was a shame. These are small things considering this was the first year for the event. Congratulations to the folks running the event on having a successful first year.

We went to have fun and we smiled almost the entire time we were there. The Midwinter Pleasure Faire left us wanting more which, in the end, is a compliment and the main complaint. Can’t wait to see it bigger and better next year!

Pictures and article by Melissa, Mallory, and Austin.

Thanks to Joe from <a href="http://migeekscene.com/">MiGeekScene</a> for this photo! Check his site out for more geeky goodness.
Thanks to Joe from MiGeekScene for this photo! Check his site out for more geeky goodness.

Motor City Comic Con Update 2017

After the awesomeness of the Ron Perlman announcement last week (See HERE) , MCCC has released a stream of upcoming media guests. To keep you on the up and up, MotorCityGeek is giving you the rundown and a few (unsolicited) opinions.

 Aly Michalka – Aly Michalka got her start on Disney’s Phil of the Future, but most current audiences would recognize her as Peyton from iZombie. She has had major roles in Hellcats and Two and a Half Men and is one half of the hit recording group Aly and Aj. I’ve never heard an Aly and Aj song but now that I know Peyton from iZombie IS Aly, I have the sudden urge to YouTube this…

Appearing
Fri | Sat | Sun

Autograph
$40

Photo Ops
$40

Amy Jo Johnson – Amy Jo Johnson is the Pink Power Ranger. Okay, she’s been in all 75 episodes of Flashpoint and had major reoccurring roles on Covert Affairs, Felicity and a plethora of other shows, she will always be the Pink Power Ranger to me. And, as a child of the nineties, I mean that as a sincere compliment.

Appearing
Sat | Sun

Autograph
$50

Photo Ops
$50

Marky Ramone – Like the name suggests, Marky was a drummer for the legendary band, the Ramones. Not familiar with The Ramones? If you don’t get “I Wanna Be Sedated” in your head just by reading this, I demand you go to YouTube immediately.

Appearing
Fri | Sat | Sun

Autograph
$30

Photo Ops
$40

Mena Suvari – Mena Suvari will always be the girl in American Beauty wearing nothing but rose petals to me. Why? No idea. I’ve never seen the movie. But I have seen her in American Pie (I &II) Loser, Spun, Rumor Has It and her guest role in American Horror Story’s first season. She’s been in dozens of other roles in TV and Film and has definitely left her mark on the industry.  And if you’re wondering why she’s coming to a Comic Con, she has done a lot of voice work, including Aerith Gainsborough in Final Fantasy VII and Kingdom Hearts II.

Appearing
Fri | Sat | Sun

Autograph
$40

Photo Ops
$45

Sting – Sting is a retired professional wrestler. His prolific career spans over three decades and he is considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. I know next to nothing about wrestling and even I know who Sting is. Sting has held 25 total championships between the WCW and TNA (that apparently stands for World Championship Wrestling and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, which might be my favorite name for anything ever).

Appearing
Saturday Only

Autograph
$60

Photo Ops – According to MCCC, he WILL be in face paint for the photos.
$100

Zach McGowan – McGowan is currently a series regular on The 100 and plays Captain Charles Vane on STARZ hot pirate show Black Sails. With 44 different credits to his name on IMDB, this guy has been around. And since the subtitle on his website is “That Guy From That Show”, I like him more already.

Appearing
Fri | Sat | Sun

Autograph
$40

Photo Ops
$40

Comic Con update by Mallory Crowe – Romance Author

http://mallorycrowe.com

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!

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We Are Motor City Geeks! @ Motor City Comic Con 2015

 

We are Motor City Geeks!

Thanks to everyone that appears in this video! You rock!

Check out more videos athttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw0Z4YObDlt4mclAWZhF12w

Thank you to Adam from Wolverine Lake Films for 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

Motor City Geek at Motor City Comic Con 2015 Highlights!

Here is our highlight reel from Motor City Comic Con 2015! Available in 4K!

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 Films​ for the wonderful editing and special effects! Thank you to Amr of Flashing Lights Media, Inc.​ for filming. Thank you to Michael Anthony Photography 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