Thursday, May 24, 2012
If you find yourself in northern Michigan this weekend...hell, even if you aren't in northern Michigan but you still have the means...you really should check out the Cherry Capital Con at the Grand Traverse Resort in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan, taking place Friday, May 25 through Sunday, May 27.
There are lot of factors that make this annual comic book and pop culture convention special to me: it's located where I grew up, there's a friendly hometown feel to the whole experience, I got to work the very first one, and it's a hell of a shindig put on by some great friends of mine. They set out to make something of this kind happen in northern Michigan, and hey, look! They made it happen.
There are so many things happening there this year, I can't really begin to list them all. Rather than me telling you who's there and what you can do - do yourself a favor and head over to their swanky webpage, then do some exploring. My friends from Terrorbads and Punching The Clock will be there, and so will artist extraordinaire Ryan Lee, and let's not forget the core of it all, my favorite comic book store in the world, Top Comics - visit their tables and buy stuff!
I'll be there in spirit, but it won't be long before I'm there in person again, basking in what is a constantly-growing, hometown-friendly convention that puts fans first. Maybe I'm biased, but hey, I fully endorse the Cherry Capital Con.
Now go get a ticket and have some serious fun!