The Great Lakes Comic Convention - Feb 21-22 2020 - Warren MI - JIM STARLIN ADDED! Jim Steranko, Tom Orzechowski, Angel Medina, Tom Defalco, Darryl Banks, More!
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Maybe he will be in a better mood then the last couple times I saw him.  He always seems pissed off at the world.

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Only a couple weeks until this bad boy kicks off the con season for me.  Always a fun show - not crazy big - but people bring in nice stuff they bought over the winter.  And pot is legal in Michigan!

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Less than a week bump!  Friendly reminder that Rich Henn will be facilitating signatures for yellow label submissions including Starlin, Steranko, and more. 

Based on his last post I might have to have @1Cool sign my limited cheech and Chong variant. lol

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Up in smoke!

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What a start to a hopefully less crazy weekend.  I got in to Detroit at around 7:00PM so I thought it would be fun to go across the border and check out Windsor for a bit.  Get some food - do some gambling.  The lady at the booth started grilling me about the suitcase I had in my back seat and why I was in Detroit?  She just would not stop asking me a hundred questions about where I was going and where did I come from.  I was very polite but she directed me to a separate area to have my car searched.  Of course my heart rate took off at that point.

The search area had six fully armed guards searching a few cars - nice guys but they were not playing around.  They searched my car and of course found my comic con buying money (couple thousand) which sent them into a tizzy.  They then found a half used small bottle of cbd oil in my bag!  I forgot it was in there since I take it every night before bed and it’s just part of my habit.  One guy starts talking about it being illegal to bring narcotics across the border and I’m thinking I may actually see a Canadian jail for the 1st time.  The manager guy comes over and tells them to forget it since it’s only half a bottle.  They then send me over to another seperate area where they run me thru the database.  I only wanted to go to Canada for a couple House and they already have me detained over a half hour.

The guard runs me thru the database and of course finds nothing and let’s me go - yay!  I proceed to shakily go to the casino and win a $100 on craps in an hour and it just feels like a good time to grab son Tim Hortons and get back to the good old USA.  Made it back across in 5 minutes with no issues.  Had a good night sleep and now it’s time to go see some comics!

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11 hours ago, 1Cool said:

What a start to a hopefully less crazy weekend.  I got in to Detroit at around 7:00PM so I thought it would be fun to go across the border and check out Windsor for a bit.  Get some food - do some gambling.  The lady at the booth started grilling me about the suitcase I had in my back seat and why I was in Detroit?  She just would not stop asking me a hundred questions about where I was going and where did I come from.  I was very polite but she directed me to a separate area to have my car searched.  Of course my heart rate took off at that point.

The search area had six fully armed guards searching a few cars - nice guys but they were not playing around.  They searched my car and of course found my comic con buying money (couple thousand) which sent them into a tizzy.  They then found a half used small bottle of cbd oil in my bag!  I forgot it was in there since I take it every night before bed and it’s just part of my habit.  One guy starts talking about it being illegal to bring narcotics across the border and I’m thinking I may actually see a Canadian jail for the 1st time.  The manager guy comes over and tells them to forget it since it’s only half a bottle.  They then send me over to another seperate area where they run me thru the database.  I only wanted to go to Canada for a couple House and they already have me detained over a half hour.

The guard runs me thru the database and of course finds nothing and let’s me go - yay!  I proceed to shakily go to the casino and win a $100 on craps in an hour and it just feels like a good time to grab son Tim Hortons and get back to the good old USA.  Made it back across in 5 minutes with no issues.  Had a good night sleep and now it’s time to go see some comics!

Too bad they didn't strip search your azz. 

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Hope you guys have a great weekend.  Hopefully next year will line up better on my schedule.

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It was a great Con all the way around - so much so there was a buyer for a big national dealer walking around buying up whole section of wall books.  I hung out in Matt’s (skow) booth all day Friday and half a day on Saturday and it was great to watch all the books disappear from his boxes.  He and a ton of the other dealers were saying it was there best day ever on Friday!

There was quite a few dealers in attendance who brought some great books and magazines with some blow out price (especially for early in the year.  I met Steranko again and that guy still has a killer handshake - pure beast mode.  Not a ton of cosplay on Friday so I didn’t take many pictures of people in costume but here are some pictures of what you missed if you couldn’t make it.

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