Motor City Comic-Con brings out the Inner Geek in Detroiters
By Arianna Smith, section editor
Comic book fans united on May 15 to celebrate the 26th annual Motor City Comic Convention at the Suburban Collection showplace in Novi. Sponsored by Toyota, DrunkOnComics, and Comic Guardian, the convention was a two day gathering place for nerds, comic heads and pop culture fans of all shapes and sizes.
“I make a point to come to the convention every year when I can get time off from college,” said comic enthusiast Janae Merrick. “This, and the anime Youmacon in the fall. I don’t know which one is better.”
The enormous convention takes up the entire showplace, with stalls upon stalls of comic vendors, popular merchandise, and one of kind things that can only be bought at a comic convention. Literally anything can happen- you might take a picture with Deadpool by the churro cart before finding a rare collectible for thirty bucks, after joining a furious battle of open Super Smash brothers on the mobile video game console.
“My favorite things are the meet and greets, because they change every year. You never know who you’ll see,” said visitor Aiden Scholl.
The convention offers panels and autograph signings with actors such as the cast of the tv series The Walking Dead, Gotham’s Cameron Bicondova, and superstar William Shatner. Anime theaters and card and video game tournaments keep the fun going all day and all night.
“The admission is a little pricey, but it’s worth it,” said Luffy cosplayer Cameron Jackson.
Admission prices range from 25 to 75$, and unlike its flashier counterparts in San Diego and New York, the Con returns to the Metro City and it’s faithful pop culture fans every year.