Inaugural Michigan Comic Con wins with comic-centric approach, loaded guest list

The inaugural Michigan Comic Con impressed us with its comic-centric approach and seriously impressive guest list of celebrities, creators, artists and more Aug. 17-19 from Downtown Detroit's Cobo Center. 

From speaking with vendors and guests, they were impressed with the organized show floor and aforementioned comic book-focused approach. Jon, Stacey and Ben had a great time perusing the floor, digging through bins, talking with vendors, and meeting up with our great friends at Tardy's Collector Corner and Grand Rapids Comic Con. 

We sat in on the Ray Park Q&A that was informative, entertaining and an awesome time albeit dominated by the moderator to only leave about eight minutes of actual Q&A with the actual guests. Park was awesome in detailing his career from its beginnings, the highs, lows and a ton of funny stories along the way. 

Seriously, conventions should book Ray Park. Great, natural storyteller. 

We hope to be back at Michigan Comic Con next year, and fully recommend you checking it out for year two whether you made it last weekend or not. Make sure to keep in check with their website and social media @micomiccon. 

The newest convention to come to the Great Lakes State is run by Imaginarium, the same company behind Tampa Bay Comic Con, Indiana Comic Con, San Francisco Comic Con and Atlanta Comic Con. So, for those familiar with the typically stellar Indiana Comic Con, keep an eye on this one making a big mark on Michigan's Eastside!