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End of Nerd Nirvana: A Requiem for Grand Rapids Comic-Con 2019

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Stormtrooper, Imperial Version - Grand Rapids Comic-Con 2019.

By Jamie Miller

Well, true believers, it’s over. After a wild three-day ride Grand Rapids Comic-Con 2019 is finally in the books. And for those of you who missed it, that’s a real kick in the head but never fear, your pal Jamie’s here to give you a recap! From Brawling Benders to a giant chicken in a cape, I’m here to tell you what you missed. So sit back, kick back, and enjoy!

Wolverine, Squirrel Girl, and Jedi. Grand Rapids Comic-Con 2019.

Upon entering Comic-Con what did my eyes spy but the Ghostbusters riding high and they were kind enough to let me take their pictures. Upon walking around for a minute I ran into Squirrel Girl and Wolverine and a Jedi who was far from the Jedi temple on Coruscant they let me take their pictures as well while the Jedi master kept his eye out for sith.

Tuskan Raider, Grand Rapids Comic-Con 2019.

 I then landed in some hot water upon running into a Tusken Raider who sought to end me with his Gadnerffi stick. Thankfully, I was able to use my journalism training to talk him down. Later in the day I came across the Red Power Ranger who I then challenged to a duel. It ended in a draw, moving on. I then walked up to Bender from “Futurama” however to everyone’s amazement a second Bender appeared! They then began to brawl over who was the one true Bender. However they stopped before a decision was reached, instead walking off, presumably going to the Grand Rapids local bar scene. Later on I was caught up in a demonstration by Negan  from The Walking Dead and nearly ended up on the wrong end of Lucille, his prized bat, but I was able to get away. I was also able to catch up with Bulk and Skull from Power Rangers who were kind enough to talk to me and show off the signature Bulk and Skull comedy. The next day after many more misadventures in the comic con including seeing a giant chicken “for some reason” I ran into the White Ranger who was kind enough to pose for a photo before going off likely to stop one of Lord Zedd’s plans. Later on I got caught up in something that resembled a conga line. And finally I met the Ghost Rider who did not take kindly to my interview questions. However, I then escaped his grasp and fled the Comic-Con. 

Until next time, live long and prosper!

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