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Great Lakes Comic Convention 2022

The Great Lakes Comic-Con
Friday, February 25, 2022
5PM to 9PM
and
Saturday, February 26, 2022
10AM to 6PM

The Great Lakes Comic Convention, or GLCC, is a comic book, toy, and collectible event that runs annually in the Metro-Detroit Area (Michigan). The goals of GLCC are to provide not only a venue for collectors, dealers, and fans to get together, but also an opportunity for people to meet/greet industry talent and guests – many of whom have not been to the Metro-Detroit Area for years.  We try to achieve this while showing a support for children’s literacy, as well as other child-related charities.

Monroe Pop Fest 2021

The 2020 Monroe Pop Fest ( formerly the Monroe Comic-Con ) will take place Saturday, December 19th (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) at the MB&T Expo Center.

The 8th Annual 1 day event will feature more than 70 creators, writers, illustrators and actors who will greet the fans, sign autographs, take pictures, and provide panels and Q & A discussions, while many super fans are dressed in their pop culture best. Additional costs may occur with some guests. A popular event is cosplay contest sponsored by Rob Miller Art where a mix of judges determine the best costume winners, presenting CASH prizes and gift packages.

Come see what we’re all about this September 19th at the 8th Annual Monroe Pop Fest !!

Check out MIGeekScene’s previous coverage
Gallery

Interviews
Andre Batts
Wholihan’s Wares
Victor Dandridge

GrandCon 2021

GrandCon features tabletop gaming in all its forms, including the creators behind them. We provide an atmosphere that will allow gamers to mingle and appreciate their shared interests.

Come to play or chat with fellow enthusiasts in a community that understands your passions.  Find adventure with favorite role-playing game.  Meet the creators behind your favorite mainstream and independent games.  Check out unpublished games, maybe design a game, and sneak a peek at great things to come.

 

4th Annual Detroit Festival of Books!

Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) will take place at Eastern Market Shed 3 in Detroit. FREE entry! Bookfest has been morphing into a signature event for the region and will feature 200 vendors selling BOOKS (ie: used, rare, antiquarian, unusual, ephemera, authors). There will also be vinyl records, comic books, creative arts, vintage board games and more! Food, beer and funk music!

MOTOR CITY BLACK AGE of COMICS/MANGA CON 2021

IT’S THE 11TH YEAR EVERYONE!!!! MAKE SURE YOURE THERE…
THE MOTOR CITY BLACK AGE XI 2021
The Movement Continues YEAR XI of the Motor City Black Age of Comics Convention… Come out and meet Creators/ Artists/ Writers/ Animators of color and other like minds of those that are under represented in the mainstream of the Comic Book and Animation industries. We will have Panel Discussions, Documentaries, Art , Writing and Publishing Work Shops… Live entertainment and much more… This is a Movement of Comic Book Creators, Manga Artists, Publishers, Graphic Novelist and Animators created for those that are under represented in the mainstream of the Comic Book and Animation industries. Oh did I forget! We will have Comic books, Graphic Novels , Animated Movies, Posters, T-shirts, and more of Super Heroes and Heroines of characters that look like you…

Michigan State University Comics Forum 2020

Held every year on the beautiful campus of Michigan State University, The Michigan State University Comics Forum is an an event that brings together scholars, creators, and fans in order to explore celebrate the medium of comics, graphic storytelling, and sequential art.

Emil Ferris is an American writer, cartoonist, and designer. Ferris debuted in publishing with her 2017 graphic novel My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, a coming-of-age story of Karen Reyes, a girl growing up in 1960s Chicago.  The book is written and drawn in the form of the character’s notebook. My Favorite Thing Is Monsters was heralded as a “masterpiece” by Forbes and The AV Club, among others and has garnered numerous awards, including:

  • 2017 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel for My Favorite Thing Is Monsters
  • 2017 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Artist
  • 2018 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Graphic Novel for My Favorite Thing Is Monsters
  • 2018 Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist
  • 2018 Gran Guinigi Award for Best Graphic Novel
  • 2019 Grand prix de la critique ACBD
  • 2019 Fauve d’or at Angoulême International Comics Festival

Nick Sousanis is an Eisner-winning comics author and an assistant professor of Humanities & Liberal Studies at San Francisco State University, where he is starting a Comics Studies program. He received his doctorate in education at Teachers College, Columbia University in 2014, where he wrote and drew his dissertation entirely in comic book form. Titled Unflattening, it argues for the importance of visual thinking in teaching and learning, and was published by Harvard University Press in 2015. Unflattening received the 2016 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award) in Humanities, the Lynd Ward Prize for best Graphic Novel of 2015, and was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Scholarly/Academic work. To date, Unflattening has been translated into FrenchKoreanPortugueseSerbianPolishItalian, and Chinese.