Grand Rapids Comic-Con Returns October 21-23, 2016

Grand Rapids Comic-Con

Press Release:

The next Grand Rapids Comic-Con will be held on October 21-23, 2016, at the DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Hours:
Friday, October 21: 2-8 pm with after-hours programming until 11 pm
Saturday, October 22: 10 am-7 pm with after hours programming until 11 pm
Sunday, October 23: 10 am until 5 pm

Ticket Prices:
3-day pass: $40 advance, $50 at door
Friday only: $15 advance, $20 door
Saturday only: $20 advance, $25 door
Sunday only: $17 advance, $22 door
VIP pass: $149 advance only
Link to tickets is here.

Celebrity Guest List:
Wil Traval: “Jessica Jones”, “Arrow”, “Once Upon A Time”
Denise Crosby: Lt. Tasha Yar in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and the leader of Terminus in “The Walking Dead”
Bruno Gunn: Brutus in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Sean Maher: Dr. Simon Tam in “Firefly”, Nightwing in several DC Comics animed Batman movies
Steve Blum: Zeb Orrelios in “Star Wars Rebels”, Spike Spiegel in “Cowboy Bebop”, Wolverine in numerous X-Men animated features
Bryce Papnebrook: Eren Jaeger in “Attack On Titan”, Rin in “Blue Exorcist”
Austin St. John: The original Red Ranger in “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”
Steve Cardenas: Rocky DeSantos/Red Ranger in “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”
Robin Shelby: Slimer in Ghostbusters 2 and Lady Slimer in Ghostbusters (2016)
Russell Hodgkinson: Doc in “Z-Nation”
Felix Silla: “Buck Rogers In The 25th Century”, “The Addams Family”, Star Wars: Episode VI–Return Of The Jedi
Rob Miller: “Face Off”
Dr. Mortose: local horror host

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) Cast Reunion!
Michelan Sisti * Leif Tilden * Josh Pais

Comic Guest List:
Kevin Eastman: co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Jae Lee: Batman/Superman, Before Watchmen: Ozymandias
Bob Camp: creatiuve writer/director of Ren and Stimpy
Joe Rubinstein: Wolverine, Micronauts, The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe
Stuart Sayger: The Walking Dead, Bionicle
Tony Kordos: Batman and Robin Eternal
Rodney Ramos: Transmetropolitan
Steve Lieber: Whiteout, The Spectacular Foes Of Spider-Man
Jeff Balke: Deadpooh, Fantastic Four
Allen Bellman: Golden Age artist for Captain America
Greg Weisman: Gargoyles, Star Wars Rebels
Vince Locke: Sandman, Deadworld
J. David Spurlock: publisher on Vanguard Publishing
Tony Isabella: Black Lightning, 1000 Comic Books You Must Read
K. Lynn Smith: Plume, Cards Against Humanity
Jeff Carlisle: The Guild, Star Wars, Doctor Who
William Messner-Loebs: The Flash, Wonder Woman
Dirk Manning: Legends Of Oz, Nightmare World
Jason Moore: Batman: Haunted Gotham, The Crusades
Arvell Jones: All-Star Squadron, The Avengers
Jeff Balke: Fantastic Four, Deadpooh
Comfort and Adam: The Uniques, Rainbows In The Dark
Jon Alderink: Superman, Justice League: Generation Lost
Dan Monroe: children’s book illustrator
Tyler and Sara Sowles: Durontus: The Lost Serpent, G-Fan magazine
…plus an extensive artist alley!

Best Selling Authors:
Anne Bishop: The Others, Black Jewels
Susan Dennard: Truthwitch, Something Strange and Deadly
Adam Bray: Marvel, Star Wars technical manuals
Eric Telchin: Black and White Factory
Courtney Allison Moulton: Angelfire
MarcyKate Connolly: Monstrous, Ravenous

New! Kids Area in Exhibit Hall C, including a huge LEGOs display, Hot Wheels track, Star wars coloring area, two science exhibits, and a ton more. Check it out!

Plus:

100,000 square foot vending hall
Car show
Film festival (link here)
Anime room
Art show
Costume contest
Electronic and board/card gaming rooms
501st/Ghostbusters/Transformers
Comic and 1950’s sci-fi displays
100-plus hours of programming

More information: www.grcomiccon.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/grandrapidscomiccon
Twitter: www.twitter.com/grcomiccon
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/grcomiccon

The Great Lakes Comic Expo (December 2016)

The 2016 Holiday Great Lakes Comic Expo

Convention Name
The Great Lakes Comic Expo
Convention Website Address
http://www.greatlakescomicexpo.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
12/10/2016
About This Convention
The 2016 Holiday Great Lakes Comic Expo!
Venue Name and Address
United Foods and Commercial Worker’s Hall
876 Horace Brown Drive
Madison Heights, Michigan 48071
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
50
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
William Messner-Loebs, Jason Moore, more TBA

The Great Lakes Comic Expo (July 2016)

Great Lakes

Convention Name
The Great Lakes Comic Expo
Convention Website Address
http://www.greatlakescomicexpo.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/16/2016
About This Convention
The 2016 Summer Great Lakes Comic Expo!
Venue Name and Address
Trinity Lutheran Church/School
38900 Harper Ave
Clinton Township, Michigan 48036
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
50
Projected Attendance
500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
William Messner-Loebs, Jason Moore, more TBA

The Great Lakes Comic Expo (December 2015)

The Great Lakes Comic Expo

Convention Name
The Great Lakes Comic Expo
Convention Website Address
http://www.greatlakescomicexpo.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
12/05/2015
About This Convention
Comic Books, Toys, and Collectibles
Venue Name and Address
United Food and Commercial Workers Hall
876 Horace Brown Drive
Madison Heights, MI 48071
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
50
Projected Attendance
400
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Collectibles
Guests
Keith Pollard, Arvell Jones, William Messner-Loebs, Jason Moore

The Great Lakes Comic Expo

The Great Lakes Comic Expo (September 2015)

The Great Lakes Comic Expo

Convention Name
The Great Lakes Comic Expo
Convention Website Address
http://www.greatlakescomicexpo.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/19/2015
About This Convention
Comic Books, Toys, and Collectibles.
Venue Name and Address
United Food and Commercial Workers Hall
876 Horace Brown Drive
Madison Heights, MI 48071
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
50
Projected Attendance
400
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Collectibles
Guests
Keith Pollard, Arvell Jones, William Messner-Loebs, Jason Moore

The Great Lakes Comic Expo

The Great Lakes Comic Expo (July 2015)

The Great Lakes Comic Expo

Convention Name
The Great Lakes Comic Expo
Convention Website Address
http://www.greatlakescomicexpo.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/18/2015
About This Convention
Special Guests include Keith Pollard, Arvell Jones, William Messner-Loebs, and Jason Moore! Comic Books, Toys, and Collectibles
Venue Name and Address
Trinity Lutheran Church
38900 Harper Ave
Clinton Twp, MI 48036
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
50
Projected Attendance
400
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Collectibles
Guests
Keith Pollard, Arvell Jones, William Messner-Loebs, Jason Moore

The Great Lakes Comic Expo

Fantasticon Toledo (April 2015)

Fantasticon

Convention Name
Fantasticon Toledo
Convention Website Address
http://www.fantasticon.net/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/11/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
04/12/2015
About This Convention
The Fantasticon is a mid-size show created for true comic book and pop culture collectors. The fans that come to our shows are true collectors that are looking for those rare items for their personal collections. Most leave very satisfied as we pride ourselves on having great dealers and artists at our shows. If you collect it, you will find it at a Fantasticon Show. We also are very proud of the fact that our admission price is the lowest of any of the other shows. And the cost for being an exhibitor or artist at the Fantasticon is far less than any other comic cons out there.

Fantasticon Toledo will take place at the Grand Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in downtown Toledo on April 11th and 12th. Some of our special guests will include Jeremy London, Scott Spiegel, Moses Moseley & Theshay West, Toledo’s own Dirk Manning, and many more!

Venue Name and Address
Grand Plaza Hotel and Convention Center
444 N. Summit Street
Toledo, Ohio 43604
United States
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Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Jeremy London, Scott Spiegel, Moses Moseley, Theshay West, Dirk Manning, Arvell Jones, Richard Comely, Keith Pollard, Scott Rosema, Jason Moore, William Messner-Loebs, Jordan Trovillion, War Machine, Alloy Ash

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The Great Lakes Comic-Con (February 2015)

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The Great Lakes Comic-Con

Convention Name
The Great Lakes Comic-Con
Convention Website Address
http://www.greatlakescomiccon.org
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
02/27/2015
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
02/28/2015
About This Convention
The Great Lakes Comic-Con
GreatLakesComicCon.org
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH
AND
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH, 2015
at Macomb Community College, South Campus
12500 E. 12 Mile Road
Warren, MI 48088
(20 minutes north of Detroit)
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Special Guests – Arvell Jones, Keith Pollard, Jason Moore,
William Messner-Loebs, and more!
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Visit us on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/GreatLakesComicCon.org
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More information available at
http://www.GreatLakesComicCon.org
Venue Name and Address
Macomb Community College, Sports and Expo Center
14500 E. 12 Mile Road
Warren, MI 48088
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
3000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Keith Pollard, Avell Jones, William Messner-Loebs, Jason Moore

The Great Lakes Comic-Con

Detroit Fanfare (October 2010)

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Convention Detroit Fan Fare
Convention Website http://detroitfanfare.com/
Start Date 10/30/2010
End Date 10/31/2010
About This Convention: Detroit has a very strong connection with comic conventions and fandom. Some of the earliest fandom magazines came out of the Detroit area in the late 1960’s and the Detroit Triple Fan Fair was the first convention of its kind. The “triple” stood for movies, comics, and science fiction. Detroit Fanfare is both proud and excited to bring back home some of the major participants that helped to grow the comic industry into the behemoth it is today. There will panels and discussions where the people who started so much will have a chance to discuss the early days, and reflect on their memories of the great stars that attended the convention. They will provide rare pictures and original drawings of some of the masters of the medium.
There will also be a Zombie Walk – “Pre-Show” the Morning of October 30th , and a Blood 4 Comics – October 30th & 31st for the American Red Cross Detroit Chapter plus many other exciting events for the Comic Book lover in you. Be sure to go to www.detroitfanfare.com for the most up to date information Regarding Detroit’s Hottest Comic Book show.
Convention Guests Guest of Honor Stan Lee, with Featured Special Guest Jim Starlin. We also have Comic Book Creators Greg Thekston, Carl Lungren, Guy Davis, Keith Pollard, Matt Busch, Gary Reed, Rich Buckler, Michael Netzer, Joe Pruitt, Vince Locke, Patrick Zircher, Bill Morrison, James O’Barr, Sean Mckeever, Tony Meillo, Mark Crilley, Arvell Jones, William Messner-Loebs, Raphael Nieves, Dan Dougherty, Rob Worley, Mark Bloodworth, Paul Storrie and many more to come.
Venue Name Hyatt Reagency Dearborn
Venue Address 600 Town Center Dr.
Dearborn, Michigan 48126
United States
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 125
Projected Attendance 5000
What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? – Gaming



SPACE (Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo) (April 2010)

December 4, 2009 by  
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SPACE

Convention SPACE (Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo)
Convention Website http://www.backporchcomics.com/space.htm
Start Date 04/24/2010
End Date 04/25/2010
About This Convention: SPACE will convene at its new venue the Ramada Plaza Hotel And Conference Center in Columbus April 24 and 25, 2010.
4900 Sinclair Road Columbus, OH 43229
Off I71 at the Morse / Sinclair exit.
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday & 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday
SPACE continues to be the Mid-West’s largest exhibition of small press, alternative, and creator-owned comics with
over 150 exhibitors, panels, workshops, and presentations.
Admission is $5.00 for one day and $8.00 for both. Special Rates will be available On-line.
The new venue offers a restaurant, bar, free parking, a special hotel rate and air port shuttle service.
More info at www.backporchcomics.com
Convention Guests Exhibitors as of 11/30/09:

Eric Adams (Lackluster World, Reflection, Stuart)
Stacie Arellano ( Tribute Waters)
Clint Basinger (Cosmic Moustache Comics)
Suzanne Baumann (Fridge Magnet Concoctions)
Josh Blair (Candy or Medicine)
Larry Blake (Psychozort, Kevin Cool)
Mark Bloodworth (Midnight Mortuary. The Boxcar Children)
David Branstetter (Straw Man)
CCAD Explorer Post 407 (Post Impressions, Untitled)
Mike Carroll (Accidentals, AsthmaAttack!)
Dustin Carson (No Gods, Trio, Cliffhangers)
Karen Chen (The Adventures of Dexter Breakfast)
Ryan Claytor (Elephant Eater Comics, And Then One Day)
Danny Cooper (Mutant Cactus custom buttons)
Megan Corby (Paper Flowers)
Matt Corrigan (White Stallion Comix)
Tim Corrigan (Tim Corrigan’s Comics & Stories,Mighty Guy, Fred ‘N’ Marvin)
Crossover Comics (Nisha)
Kel Crum (Cornelia Cartoonz, Ed Thud Comix)
Shy Custis (Publication: 13crowns studio, Artbook Junk-o, Little White and Little Dark, 13crowns Collected Artists)
Frank Cvetkovic (Punch-Up)
Tom Dellaringa (Wishtales Publishing Studio / Marooned)
Matt Dembicki (Three Crows Press, Xoc)
Ryan Dow (Introspective Comics)
Rhea Ewing (Urban Fey)
Matt Feazell (The Death Of Antisocialman, The Amazing Cynical Man)
Alex Ferree
Tim Fischer (Space Pilot Girl)
Joe Foo (Desmond’s Comic)
Allen Freeman (Fan-Atic Press, Slam Bang)
Melissa Spence Gardner (XO, Plink Comics)
William Grapes (Infernal Fyre-Dragon )
Ralph Griffith (The Realm, Dark Oz)
Tim Hall (Blood and Justice)
Michael Harris (Gorilla the Chinchilla, Cardinal)
Nik Havert (Scared Ya!, Big Breasted Vampire Death, The 3 Keys)
Alex Heberling (Garanos)
Kevin Hicks (Trio)
Stephen Hines (Hocus Focus, Valedictorian USA)
Chris Houghton (Reed Gunther)
Josh Johnson (The Spindletons)
Larned Justin (Candid Cartoons)
Max Ink (BLINK)
INTER-FAN PRODUCTIONS
Blair Kitchen (THE POSSUM)
Mike Kitchen (SPY GUY)
Stu Kerr (Deadworld,Oz)
Richard Ketterjohn (UVN: Behind the Counter)
Coey Kuhn (13crowns studio — CoeyBook, LavaPunch 1 & 2, 13crowns Collected Artists Vol. 1)
Joe Kuth (Red Panda Comics)
Kris Lachowski (Mean Goat Comics)
Kimberley Long-Ewing (Mystic Sheep Studios)
Nick Marino (Audio Shocker)
William Messner-Loebs (Wanderland, Journey)
Jim Main (Chase!, Comic Fan!, Satyr, Boot Hill)
Brian John Mitchell (Lost Kisses, XO, Worms, Just a Man)
Joseph Morris (SDF)
Dara Naraghi (PANEL, Brainbot Jr.)
Michael R. Neno ( Reactionary Tales, The Signifiers)
Steve Ogden (Wishtales Publishing Studio / Moon Town)
Randy Pare (Speakeasy Primates)
Steve Peters (Awakening Comics)
Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole, Sounds of your Name, Please Release, Walkie Talkie)
Chris Pritchard (Subterfuge)
Mike Roll ( Apooka, The World’s Most Adorable Zombie)
Tom Scioli (Godland, Myth of 8-opus)
Ian Shires (Mysterious Visions, Dungar)
Rick Silva (Zephyr and Reginald: Minions for Hire)
Vernon Smith (The Adventures of Dexter Breakfast)
Gynn Stella Silva (Zephyr and Reginald: Minions for Hire)
Studio Akumakaze (Scrap)
Ray Tomczak (Wasted Potential)
Carol Tyler (You’ll Never Know Book One: A Good and Decent Man, Late Bloomer)
University of Cincinnati DAAP Comics Studio Class
Derek Watson (Mutant Cactus custom buttons)
Thomas Williams (Comic Book Tattoo, Hide, Lifelike, SPB:Rise!, No Dead Time)
Don Wood (Obsessive Heart)
Matt Young (Rose-Coloured Cubicles, T.G.C.)
Jason Young (Veggie Dog Saturn)
Bob Corby (Bunny Blues, Vugz, Oh,Comics!)

Venue Name Ramada Plaza Hotel And Conference Center
Venue Address 4900 Sinclair Road
Columbus, OH 43229
United States
Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables 150
Projected Attendance 500
What category best describes your convention? Comic Books
What other categories might be appropriate for your convention? – Book Festivals

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