Tag Archives: comic books

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.

****Disclaimer****
While MIGeekScene does its best to ensure the accuracy of the listings, event details may be changed, events may be postponed, or cancelled without notice. Please confirm with the organizer before making any plans. MIGeekScene is not responsible for events changing, postponing, or canceling.

The Great Lakes Holiday Expo 2021

No Special Guests! Just a fun day with a focus on comic books, toys, and kids!

$3 General Admission
11AM to 4PM

$5 Early Bird Admission
@10AM
with an Early Bird Only Raffle @10:45AM!

Tickets are only sold at the door on the date of the event!

****Disclaimer****
While MIGeekScene does its best to ensure the accuracy of the listings, event details may be changed, events may be postponed, or cancelled without notice. Please confirm with the organizer before making any plans. MIGeekScene is not responsible for events changing, postponing, or canceling.

Grand Rapids Comic Con 2021

Grand Rapids Annual Comic Con

Check out MIGeekScene’s previous coverage
2014-2017 Retrospective (Galleries, Reviews, and Sweet Interviews)

2018 Review
2018 Gallery

2018 Interviews
David Hayter (Metal Gear Solid)
Elizabeth Maxwell (RWBY)
TheOdd1sOut (Youtube Star)
Gym Cosplay
Harp Twins (Youtube Stars)

2019 Road to Grand Rapids Comic Con Interviews
Carolina Ravassa (Overwatch-Sombra)
Zeno Robinson (Cannon Busters) Part 1
Zeno Robinson (Cannon Busters) Part 2

2019 Gallery

2019 Interviews
Gail Simone (My 200th Interview)
Aaron Dismuke (Dr. Stone)

****Disclaimer****
While MIGeekScene does its best to ensure the accuracy of the listings, event details may be changed, events may be postponed, or cancelled without notice. Please confirm with the organizer before making any plans. MIGeekScene is not responsible for events changing, postponing, or canceling.

Monroe Pop Fest 2021

Michigan’s FINEST LIL’ CON!! Formerly the Monroe Comic-Con! Now the even better 2 DAY Monroe Pop Fest!! Our 2021 event is 09/17 & 9/18/2021! Every year we offer OVER 150 AWESOME GUESTS, ARTISTS, COMICS & TOY VENDOR BOOTHS INSIDE & OUT, PLUS COSPLAY and more! This year meet Doug Jones, Scout Compton, James O’Barr, Tim Jacobus, Brennan Mejia, Darren McCarty and many more! Tickets start at $6 adv & kids 5 and under FREE! Don’t miss our first year PREVIEW NIGHT on Friday!! Panels, cosplay contest, artist alley, 30,000 square feet of pop culture goodness with an all ages outside FUN ZONE featuring The Ghostbusters, movie props, food trucks and more! All guests are scheduled for Saturday only but you never know some may show up Friday too!
Masks, sanitizing stations and social distancing will still be very important in September so please be courteous to all workers, attendees, vendors and others and wear a mask, keep sanitized and if you feel sick or have been exposed stay home!
Ticket prices for
Friday:
ADV $6, kids 5 and under free
At the door $10, kids 5 and under free
Saturday:
ADV $10, kids 5 and under free
At the door $15, kids 5 and under free
2 DAY VIP:
ADV $20 ALL AGES
At the door Friday $25 ALL AGES

Check out MIGeekScene’s previous coverage
Gallery

Interviews
Andre Batts
Wholihan’s Wares
Victor Dandridge

****Disclaimer****
While MIGeekScene does its best to ensure the accuracy of the listings, event details may be changed, events may be postponed, or cancelled without notice. Please confirm with the organizer before making any plans. MIGeekScene is not responsible for events changing, postponing, or canceling.

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.

 

****Disclaimer****
While MIGeekScene does its best to ensure the accuracy of the listings, event details may be changed, events may be postponed, or cancelled without notice. Please confirm with the organizer before making any plans. MIGeekScene is not responsible for events changing, postponing, or canceling.

Grand Rapids Comic Con Summer Bash

Grand Rapids Comic-Con
“Summer Bash”
August 13-15, 2021
The DeltaPlex Arena

 

****Disclaimer****
While MIGeekScene does its best to ensure the accuracy of the listings, event details may be changed, events may be postponed, or cancelled without notice. Please confirm with the organizer before making any plans. MIGeekScene is not responsible for events changing, postponing, or canceling.

4th Annual Detroit Festival of Books!

Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) will take place at Eastern Market Shed 5 in Detroit. FREE entry! Bookfest has been morphing into a signature event for the region and will feature several 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!

Here’s the official event guide
https://detroitbookfest.com/detroit-bookfest-festival-guide/

****Disclaimer****
While MIGeekScene does its best to ensure the accuracy of the listings, event details may be changed, events may be postponed, or cancelled without notice. Please confirm with the organizer before making any plans. MIGeekScene is not responsible for events changing, postponing, or canceling.

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.