Conference/Convention

The Great Lakes Comic-Con

When: Fri., Feb. 24, 5-9 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 25, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 2017

For years now, cosplay-mania has swept comic book fandom. It’s fine and dandy — but a case could be made that the spectacle is eclipsing the thing we’re all supposed to be uniting around: the love of comic books. Unlike other comic book conventions, the Great Lakes Comic-Con puts the focus on comic books and toys. Special guests include Nicholas Hammond (Spider-Man, 1977-1979), WWE Hall of Fame inductee Jake “the Snake” Roberts, former Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter, and more.

Price: $15 (two day pass)

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