Grand Rapids Annual Comic Con
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Here are some photos of my journey through 2018. These photos resonated with me for various reasons. This album features pics from my time at the Michigan Renaissance Festival, my first visit to ComiqueCon, How-To Halloween, and the Grand Rapids Comic Con.
2018 marked my fifth year attending the Grand Rapids Comic Con. 2018 also marked the fourth year held at DeVos Hall located in downtown Grand Rapids. How did this year fare compared to the others? Read on to find out.
James Rallison aka theodd1sout is a popular youtube creator who animates entertaining videos about his life. We dive into discussion about his web comics and videos. We also talk about his favorite web comics, influential cartoonists, cool anime, and a whole lot more. Learn more about James in this fun conversation without the same boring questions heard everywhere else. Psst, we even mock those questions too.
Elizabeth Maxwell is a wonderful actress, whose voice can be heard in RWBY (Winter), Attack on Titan (Ymir), My Hero Academia (Midnight), and other roles too numerous to list. During the course of our conversation, we talk about significant anime, her favorite character from Chrono Trigger, sci-fi, the awesome show Camp Camp, and a whole lot more. Enjoy this fun interview
James Elmer aka Gym Cosplay is a positive force of motivation in the cosplayer scene. We dive into cosplay, his role in the upcoming Quest for the Muscle Nerd documentary, and the CosFit Community. We also talk about anime, music, his mixed martial arts background, and a whole lot more. Enjoy this fun conversation with one of the nicest people that you will meet in the Michigan Cosplayer Community.
Camille and Kennerly are known world wide as the Harp Twins. This musical duo creates melodic harp based covers of classic rock, fantasy, and metal songs. I sat down with them after the Grand Rapids Comic Con to talk about………….music. We discuss their love for metal, their emerging creation of original songs, their newly created fantasy comic book, and a whole lot more. Enjoy this conversation with the super cool Harp Twins.
The Grand Rapids Comic Con was a nice finale for my con season. Check out these photos from my time at my home town con.
Walter Koenig: ‘Star Trek: TOS”, “Babylon 5”
Doug Jones: ”Star Trek Discovery”, The Shape Of Water, Hellboy
John Ratzenberger: “Cheers”, Cars, Toy Story
Danielle Colby: “American Pickers”
Adrian Paul: Duncan MacLeod in “The Highlander”
Josh Grelle: “RWBY”, “Yuri On Ice”, “Attack On Titan”
Kara Eberle: Weiss Schnee on “RWBY”, “RWBY Chibi”
Elizabeth Maxwell: “RWBY”, “Attack On Titan”, “Fairy Tail”
David Hayter: Metal Gear Solid, “Spider-Man”, X-Men
Jen Cohn: Overwatch, Star Wars: The Old Republic
Tim Rose: Star Wars 6-8, The Dark Crystal, Howard The Duck
Julie Dolan: “Star Wars Rebels”, LEGO Star Wars
Carla Perez: “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”
Ricou Browning: Creature From The Black Lagoon
Stars of “Mystery Science Theater 3000”
Frank Conniff * Trace Beaulieu
Kevin Eastman: co-creator Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Michael Golden: co-creator of Rogue from The X-Men
Tony Isabella: creator of Black Lightning
Mike Grell: Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters, “Arrow”
Allen Bellman: Captain America
Joyce Chin: Jessica Jones, Xena, Red Sonja
Mike S. Miller: Injustice: Gods Among Us
Thom Zahler: My Little Pony, Love and Capes
Arvell Jones: co-creator of Misty Knight
Renee Witterstaetter: She-Hulk, Conan The Barbarian
Robert Pope * Jason Moore * K. Lynn Smith * Dirk Manning * Dan Monroe * Comfort and Adam * Source Point Press * Douglas Paszkiewicz * Caliber Comics * Scott Rosema * Jon Alderink * Randy Zimmerman
Shea Fontana: DC Superhero Girls
Christopher Paolini: Eragon
MarcyKate Connolly: Shadow Weaver
Rebecca Ross: The Queen’s Rising
Mindee Arnett: Onyx and Ivory
Makiia Lucier: Isle Of Blood and Stone
Eric and Julia Lewald: Previously On X-Men
Mark Fertig: Take That, Adolf!
Envy The Green Fairy
Giant Vending Hall
Dan’s Dream Art Show
Blue Box Timelords/RMN
100+ Hours of Programming
…and a ton more!
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2018 will mark my 5th year attending the Grand Rapids Comic Con. During the years, I taken many photos, interviewed many people and I managed to squeak out a review or two. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and what my home town Comic Con is all about.