I try to make it to Motor City Comic Con every year and each year it seems to grow larger. I missed last year so when I showed up this year and the con was even larger (a new addition was built on) and it looked impressive. I should rephrase that statement, it was impressive didn’t just look impressive. Spread out through the massive convention hall there seemed to be more dealers in the dealer room and more artists in artist alley. The convention is growing and it has come a long way in 30 years.
Motor City Comic Con runs for 3 days and you would think that by Sunday things would have slowed down but even at 2:30 in the afternoon there were a couple of hundred people in line waiting for entry. Since the convention ended at 5pm there wasn’t much time for the late arrival to get much accomplished but they still came. That is dedication.
As it is every year the guest list was chock full of big names such as, John Cleese, Jim Lee, David Tennant, Mike Grell, Katie Cook and Tom Ellis. That is just a smattering of who was in attendance. I would be typing for a while if I listed them all. Motor City Comic Con always has an impressive guest list. Speaking of the guests, one of the things I enjoy at conventions is watching the reactions from people as they meet their favorite star. I love the looks on their faces as they walk from the table, freshly signed 8×10 in their hands. Since I don’t really “geek out” any longer when I meet stars, I have to live vicariously through the fans.
One of the big things at conventions is the fans that cosplay. Personally I think cosplaying is one of the best things about conventions. Who doesn’t love a good cosplay? Fortunately Motor City Comic Con didn’t disappoint, there were a multitude of cosplayers. I lost count at how many Spider-Men (and women), Captain Marvels and various incarnations of The Doctor I saw roaming the convention center floor. Some of the costumes were quite impressive such as the trio dressed as characters from She-Ra and the person dressed in the Wookie suit. I am thinking they had to be over 7 feet tall. That is dedication.
The curtain has closed on this year’s Motor City Comic Con so if you missed out there is always next year. Be sure to check the con’s website for dates and guest announcements. Keep in mind that this is an event for the whole family, so you don’t have to leave the kids at home when planning for next year.
Our thanks to the guests for letting us snap some photos as well as taking the time to say hello. We would also like to thank the Motor City Comic Con staff for allowing us to cover the event, we are most grateful.