Motor City Comic Con 2014 + R2D2 (Remote Controlled)

16 May 2014

I visited the Motor City Comic Con today.

It was an interesting event. There were lots of people there, many dressed up in their favorite characters from all sorts of shows. There were a lot of booths, well, they were all booths, set up. Probably half had original artwork, prints, sketches and such of all sorts of stuff, mostly comic book and movie characters.

Then there were booths with comic books, which I wasn’t interested in. There were also booths with collectables and such. Then there were booths where TV/movie personalities were at. Most of them I hadn’t heard of. William Shatner had a booth, but he wasn’t there until 5:30 I think, which I was already home by then, so I missed him. No big deal because I have no doubt that when he got there the crowd would be huge! In fact, at 3:00pm there were people already camped out in line to see him! Autographs were $75.

But I did pick up a couple of really cool art prints by a Japanese lady, a sign that says Welcome to Vulcan and an Ironman tin poster as a gift for one of the ladies at work who wished she could have gone.

Here are links the the artist who made these prints I purchased if anyone is interested.

Also there was a guy who had a full-sized, functional, remote controlled R2D2. It wasn't a cheap thrown together thing either. It looked really good and moved very well.

Download the pdf version with pictures here.