I have always said, nothing says “I love you dad” like hard liquor and nothing says “I love you geek” more than comic book related merchandise.
Well now for Geeky Daddies you can kill 2 birds with 1 stone with the new Hellwater cinnamon whiskey! This micro distilled 66.6 proof corn whiskey is made with natural cinnamon flavoring and Smokey Mountain Spring water.
Hellwater is officially licensed through Darkhorse Comics and distributed by Prestige Imports.
The entire Geeky Family were at Motor City Comic Con this past weekend and one of the featured guest was Hellboy himself Ron Perlman! My only regret is that I did not have a bottle of Hellwater with us for Perlman to autograph… and possible share a couple shots with.
Hellwater is available here but you will need to be 21 or over: no sidekicks!
Day 3 (Sunday) is the last day of the Motor City Comic Con and mostly known for children’s cosplay and as being the best day to score deals on merchandise, toys and those hard to find back issues needed to complete old runs or story arcs. In my case, it was the purchase of one of my comic book “Holy Grails”, Captain America #100 from April 1968! Yeah!
You can view our articles about Motor City Comic Con Day 1 and Day 2 here.
I attend day 3 of conventions lone wolf (sans Geeky Mommie and Lil’ G) since they find me flipping through boxes of old comic books about as exciting as watching artificial grass grow. So I am behind the camera for all of today’s cosplay pics.
But let me get back on topic…
Cosplay wise, the heroes definitely outnumbered the villains today. Lots of Captain America’s created a very patriotic setting.
But the Empire did still have a strong presence.
We had plenty of heroes from the 80’s!
And some scary characters as well.
Plenty of sci-fi cosplay.
And lots of anti-heroes that blur the lines between good and evil:
All types of characters from TV, comics, movies and video games:
Here are a few of the highlights of my trip to Motor City Comic Con Day 3:
While walking around, I shared a wisecrack with a person walking just behind me. As we rounded a corner, I heard cheering and somebody yelling “Wheaton!” Turned out the person I was joking with was the bearded Wil Wheaton of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Big Bang Theory fame.
I was approached by a young lady and asked if I was single. For a moment I thought “Hey, Geeky Daddy’s still got it!” Nope, turns out one of the start-ups at the show is an app for geeky dating and they wanted me to fill out a profile.
I bumped into the cutest little Wonder Woman at the show! Our good friends Chris & Sheila’s daughter Abby in full armor and looking tough! She actually is pretty tough too, having taking some classes at our local Krav Maga studio.
I was unfortunately unable to stay for the kid’s cosplay contest, but based on what I saw walking around, I’m sure it would have been a great show!
Hope everyone has enjoyed my commentary of the 2017 Motor City Comic Con!
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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!
Today was day 1 of the 2017 Motor City Comic Con and, of course, Geeky Daddy was there!
Uncle Josh joined me on today’s trip to the ‘Con’ and Geeky Mommie and Lil G will be joining me tomorrow.
Around 200 comic book, collectible and vintage toy dealers, independent artists and writers, comic book and media celebrities and crafters were there to showcase their talents and inventory.
This was Uncle Josh’s first Comic Con and what I was most interested to introduce him to was the wonderful world of Cosplay! I described Cosplay to him as people who enjoy dressing up as their favorite characters.
He was confused at first, but as you can see from the pictures, caught on quickly!
We had a fun time and met an interesting and diverse cast of characters!
Can’t wait till tomorrow when Geeky Mommie and I take Lil’ G to his first Comic Con!
Stay tuned for more!
Updated 5/20/17 with more cosplay!
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