On a sunny Saturday afternoon I took the drive to Novi, Michigan to attend the Motor City Comic Con. The convention which bills itself as Michigan’s Number 1 Comic Convention has been going on for 23 years. It has always been the place to go to see your favorite celebrities from television, movies and comic books.
The guest list has always been impressive and this year did not disappoint. Actors including Colin Ferguson, Dean Cain, Erin Gray and Sean Patrick Flanery were on hand to pose for pictures and sign autographs. It is a perfect opportunity to get up close to your favorite personalities. The show itself left me feeling empty. After waiting 40 minutes to get in the door, I plunked down my $25.00 bucks (autographs and most pictures not included in the price of admission) and walked the aisles. Dealers were on hand with shelves of toys and boxes of comics for sale. This is typical of any convention but I was through the whole thing in 20 minutes. The dealer’s area was a bust. Granted I am not into comics any longer but nothing piqued my interest.
Don’t get me wrong on the subject I am sure that there was tons to purchase but for the price to get in the door dealers’ area should have been better. Needless to say I was disappointed in this fact. I had hoped that I would have found a toy or something to carry away from my expedition. But alas, I did not find anything I needed (though need is a relative term).
The convention was a chance to catch up with some friends such as the great artist Ted Woods (http://www.tedwoodsart.com/), author Jim Beard (check out Sgt Janus) and my friend Colin Ferguson from Syfy’s Eureka. I got to interview Colin which was great but other than that I left Novi 30 bucks lighter (5 bucks for parking) and with the feeling that unless I have a good reason to go next year I will be sitting this one out.
I did snap some great cosplay photos which is always a bonus at any convention! Enjoy!!!