Motor City Comic Con 2015 – Day 1
It’s my third year covering the Motor City Comic Con here in Michigan, and day one has been by far my most enjoyable yet. Those in charge of running the convention did an excellent job of listening to feedback from previous conventions. They provided more space so that the vendors could have wider aisles. This made traversing the grounds much more enjoyable and much less like the hallways of an overcrowded high school right before the bell rings. I’m sure it also helped cut down on theft.
The company in charge of handling media guests, the CKC Agency, was also a joy. They were extremely helpful, kind, and provided me with several opportunities to get some excellent interviews. I had the pleasure to interview Billy Boyd (Pippin – Lord of the Rings), Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett – Star Wars), Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax – Deep Space Nine), Lou Ferrigno (Hulk), Michael Rowe (Deadshot – Arrow) and John Wesley Shipp (The Flash). Each of these media guests was a class act and had excellent responses to all of my questions (no matter how random they were). I didn’t feel talked down to or that I was inconveniencing them. They gave me ample time and their smiles and answers were genuine.
I got to ask Boba Fett what it was like to wear the mask, Pippin whether he liked fighting or singing, and Hulk about his charity work. It was a nerd dream come true. See for yourself in the videos of these interviews. Shout out to my friend, Scott for operating the camera today!
The vendors, artists, and the crowd of fellow nerds were also top notch. As you will see below, the cosplay was kickin’ it and everyone I encountered was accommodating and friendly. I am looking forward to day two where my son will be my sidekick for the second year. He’s excited to meet Pippin and Flash too.
Check out my interviews too!
John Wesley Shipp
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