Over the years, I’ve attended many conventions and events throughout Michigan. I’ve tackled all of the events by myself because being a one man band for convention coverage is the norm for me. I figured that would be the case for the 2017 Grand Rapids Comic Con too. However, a friend and supporter of MIGeekScene (by the name of Tiffany Ewigleben) reached out and offered to help me with the event. Since I enjoyed her review of the convention, from last year, I decided to take her up on the offer. Without further adieu, please venture forth and read this guest review of the Grand Rapids Comic Con.
The Vegan Black Metal Chef combines veganism and black metal. You can learn how to cook while following the directions/lyrics that he creates for every dish. Did I mention that he writes all of the music too? We talk about metal (a lot), his band Forever Dawn, anime and his cooking show. Cool dude.
Michigan Illustrator and Creator, Dan Monroe talked with me about his career. We talked about his numerous children’s book, his webcomic creations, video games and many great topics in this fun interview.
Meet Cosplayer Extraordinaire, SuperKayce. We talked about cosplay, comics, anime and our love for pro wrestling. No pun intended but this was a super fun interview to conduct. Check it out.
Continue reading SuperKayce at the Grand Rapids Comic Con 2017
Voice actress Tara Sands is the voice behind Bulbasaur (Pokemon), Biscuit Kreuger (Hunter x Hunter) and Konbu Infinity (One Punch Man). We talk about a hilarious comedy short, anime, Debbie Gibson and her role as a few plants in the Netflix show Disjointed. This interview is a fine example of the fun conversations I like to have with guests. Enjoy.
Continue reading Tara Sands at the Grand Rapids Comic Con 2017
Comedian and actress, Lucie Pohl is known for her one woman comedy shows and as Mercy from Overwatch. We dive into her comedy background, her one woman shows, influences, David Hasselhoff and Overwatch. This interview was a pleasure to conduct. I also do a special introduction that catches her off guard. Please check it out.
I met with voice actor Jim Cummings, whose the voice of Darkwing Duck, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger. We talk about comedy, voice acting and what’s new.
Billy Dee Williams: Lando in Star Wars, Batman
Kevin Sorbo: ‘Hercules”, “Supergirl”
Gates McFadden: “Star Trek: TNG”
Kane Hodder: Jason in Friday The 13th 7-10
Julian Glover: Star Wars, Indiana Jones, James Bond
Greg Weisman: “Young Justice”, “Gargoyles”
Brandon Vietti: “Young Justice”, Batman: Under The Red Hood
Mike McFarland: “Dragonball Z”, “Attack On Titan”, “One Piece”
Jason Spisak: “Young Justice”, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”
Chad Rook: “The Flash”, War For The Planet Of The Apes
Catherine Sutherland: “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”
Doctor Mortose: local horror host
“Batman: TAS” Mini Reunion!
Adrienne Barbeau * Clive Revill * Diane Pershing * Loren Lester
Toho Godzilla “Men In Suit” Actors!
Haruo Nakajima * Tsutomu Kitagawa
Comic Book and Animation Guests
Jim Steranko: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America
Mike Zeck: Spider-Man, Secret Wars, The Punisher
Jose Delbo: Wonder Woman, Yellow Submarine
Steve Geiger: Punisher: War Journal
Christopher Jones: Young Justice, Batman 66
Thom Zahler: My Little Pony
Tony Kordos: Batman and Robin Eternal
Tony Isabella: Black Lightning
Douglas Paszkiewicz: Arsenic Lullaby, The Tick
John Giang: Industrial Light and Magic
Stuart Sayger: The Walking Dead, Bionicle
Allen Bellman: Captain America
Phil Ortiz: “The Simpsons”
Mike Toth: Beauty and the Beast, Mulan
Tom Cook: “SuperFriends”, “He-Man”
Robert Pope * Andrew Pepoy * Dirk Manning * Wallace Wood Estate * J. David Spurlock * Source Point Press * Caliber Comics * Comfort and Adam * Dan Monroe * K. Lynn Smith * Jon Alderink * Scott Rosema * Flint Comix
Best Selling Authors
Susan Dennard: Truthwitch
Elly Blake: Frost Blood
Kristen Simmons: Metaltown
Amy Lukavics: Women in the Walls
Erica O’Rourke: Torn
Cori McCarthy: You Were Here
Ray Pointer: Max Fleischer bio
Harp Twins *
Vegan Black Metal Chef
Chaotic Neutral *
- Huge vending room
- Car show
- Film festival
- Dan’s Dream art show
- Anime room
- Costume contests
- Electronic/Board/Card gaming rooms
- LEGOs display
- Lifesize Toothless
- 100+ hours of programming
- Lots of after-hours activities
Horror, a big comic con, LARPing and a kid’s comic event are in store for you this week.
Don’t know what to do for the week? Well, check out what’s going on for this weekend.