A new warrior has entered the ring! My home, the Motor City, has hosted an array of conventions geared toward self-professed nerds like myself, but none have been on the scale of the upcoming Michigan Comic Con set to make its mark on the city in August. I’ve been an annual attendee Michigan’s celebrations of nerd culture for many years, and when I heard MCC was going down in Detroit, I wanted in. MCC will feature artists, celebrity guests, writers, and legendary cosplayers. Not to mention the vendors offering awesome merchandise that will make you the envy of nerds far and near. Thinking of the event and all it has to offer calls to mind the immortal words of famous man out-of-time Phillip J. Fry, “Shut up and take my money!
Speaking of Fry, MCC will feature the great Billy West, whose voice acting credits include a host of Futurama characters and Ren and Stimpy. Along with West, fans will be able to meet, get autographs, and have photo ops with Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), Nichelle Nichols (The OG Star Trek), Ray Park (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace), and Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool, Deadpool 2). Seriously, you have a chance to be in the building with Darth Maul and Negasonic Teenage Warhead. You’re doing yourself a great disservice if you miss this event.
Aside from the big and small screen celebrity guests, MCC will bring out the comic book artists and writers as well. After all, it is called Comic Con. As a huge Punisher fan, I will most certainly be looking forward to meeting Gerry Conway, co-creator of the character. But, if vigilante violence and white boots (old school Punisher) aren’t your thing, there will plenty of other notable figures from the comic world there as well.
This three-day event promises to be one for the ages. Like I said before, Michigan has seen its share of comic conventions, but MCC will be the first one put on by Imaginarium, the same company that brought Comic Cons to Tampa Bay, San Francisco, and Atlanta. It’s going to be a great time, so do all within your power to come check it out.
Get the official word about the event:
Michigan Comic Con debuts on August 17-19, 2018, at the Cobo Center – Hall C. Tickets range from $30-$60, and kids 12 and under are admitted for free. Michigan Comic Con is produced and promoted by Imaginarium LLC, who produce four other comic conventions around the country. For information regarding hours, guests announced so far, programming, and other details about Michigan Comic Con, visit: https://michigancomiccon.com/