I went to the Great Lakes Comic Con yesterday. Its a smaller con, maybe 20-25% the size of Motor City. Lots of decent vendors, so it was worth the trip, even though I didn't buy much. There wasn't much I was truly looking for anyway.
The "celebrity" guests were William Katt, The Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase, a couple of Ewoks, the guy that sculpted Vader's helmet, a guy that once voiced Megatron in a cartoon, Paul Soles (Spidey's voice in the late 60's)
The comics side had Jim Steranko, Jim Lawson (TMNT), Angel Medina, Darryl Banks, Keith Pollard, William Messner-Loebs, and a few other Michigan Con regulars.
I did pick up a couple of things.
The second NYX TPB for $3 - not quite as good a the first mini, but I dug it.
Star Wars: Panel to Panel Volume 2 for $2 - back when Dark Horse had the rights. I have vol 1 somewhere.
Tim Bradstreet Sketchbook for $2 - Shows his early pencils for many of his covers. I love the art process stuff.
A few cheap magnets (Ghostbusters and SHIELD logos) and stickers for my laptop (Artoo, Iron Man, Ron Swanson) - $10
Mr. Bean Pop Vinyl for $10 - Been searching for that bastard for a few weeks now.
And a Pickle Rick and Bob's Burgers Linda Pop Vinyls for Adam and his boy - they've been looking for them both for a little while.
I had my eye on a Marvel Super-Heroes #8 (Squirrel Girl) for $85. I probably could have talked him down a little, but I still think I can do better on ebay.
There was another guy that had 2 beat up copies of ASM #129. He wanted $425 each. Just because they were graded and sealed (4.0 and 2.5), that doesn't mean its not a shit copy. If the 2.5 were half that, I would've had a hard time saying no.
Overall, I spent more money on gas and admission than I did on myself inside, but it was a good way to kill a lazy Saturday.
"As they say in China, 'Arrivederci'!"
*For the creation of the Golden Deuce Award.