Saturday (day 2) tends to be the busiest of the three days for the Motor City Comic Con and this year was no exception! At 3 p.m., the line for advance ticket holders to get in the door was still 500 people deep…easy!
There are a few reasons why Saturdays have the most visitors. The first obvious reason is that people are off work and their kids are out of school.
Another is that many media celebrities don’t arrive until Friday evening because they spend the week working on current television productions, movies or other projects. Once at the Con, some celebrities do so well selling autographs and photo shoots on Saturday that they simply prefer to head home Sunday and not spend the extra day away from their families.
It is always a little exhilarating to see stars such as Ron Perlman or Lou Ferrigno in person, but it is important to remember that, in most cases, they are regular “Fanboys” and “Fangirls” like the rest of us.
I remember a couple years ago at the Motor City Comic Con, I was looking at some He-man art at an artist booth when I overheard the person next to me negotiating a trade with the artist. Turned out the gentlemen to my left was Cary Elwes (Princess Bride)!
He was on break from his own booth, so he put on a cap and was checking out the show. He was a fan of the artist and was trading some personalized autographed headshots made out to the artist’s daughter for some original sketches.
Pretty darn cool!
As I mentioned in my post about Day 1, my favorite part of any Con is the cosplay and the people watching!
So with this being Lil’ G-man’s first Comic Con, we knew we needed to have him in costume!
Plan A was for me to be dressed in Luke Skywalker gear and wear Lil’G on my back dressed as Yoda (ala ‘Empire Strikes Back’). Unfortunately, this morning G was not having it with the headgear (probably because it covers us his amazing hair), so we had to change plans.
So Geeky Mommie and I pulled an audible and raided the basement’s Halloween cabinet for costumes. It was decided that a Ghostbuster and Mr. Stay Puft would be our alias’ today and it could not have gone any better!
We toured the convention center to the nonstop sounds of “What an adorable Mr. Stay Puft!”, “Look at the Mini Mr. Stay Puft!” and “Ahh..How cute!” The last comment I am assuming were mostly directed towards me and not G, but who knows…
We met the genie from Pee Wee’s Playhouse, who entertained Lil G with a fun game of Peek-A-Boo.
We had a quick interview with Nick Moretti of Comics, Beer & Sci-Fi, that should air sometime in the fall! Thanks Nick!
We met other real Ghostbusters (who put my store bought costume to shame).
We met multiple agents of the Empire.
Thankfully, there were also heroes there to keep us safe! Lil’ G loved all their lightsabers, so we know he’s for sure my kid!
We met a Guardian of the Galaxy (that Grayson wasn’t sure what to think of…)
And various other heroes & villains!
We even met a couple of real @$$holes…from ‘Spaceballs’
Ever since we found out we were expecting a little Padawan, I had been looking forward to taking him (or her) to their first Comic Con! The experience of seeing all the vintage toys and Golden-Age comic book covers, the thrill of flipping through the $0.50 comic back issue boxes, and the camaraderie that all the cosplayers show to each other is something that must be experienced at least once.
Lil’ G-Man stayed awake for the whole event like a trooper but was fast asleep in his car seat before we even pulled out of the parking lot.
Overall, I think the whole Geeky Family had a great day!
Stay tuned for notes on Motor City Comic Con 2017 Day 3!
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