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Light the nerd signal: A summary of Comic-Con Saturday

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Jamie Miller (right) at 2022 Comic-Con posing with a fellow attendee wearing a mask from the video game "Manhunt" (Jamie Miller/The Collegiate)

By Jamie Miller

Greetings nerds and nerdettes it is I, “the basement dweller,” Jamie Miller here with a Grand Rapids ComicCon review, by now you know how this game works, I’m here to give you the rundown of Saturday’s Comic-Con so you can decide whether or not to go check it out before it ends on Sunday. 

Upon entering Comic-Con I paused for a minute to take in the scenery and psych myself up as I always do as a result of not generally caring for massive crowds. Upon catching my bearings, who should my eyes spy but the dastardly Green Goblin and Hela with Goblin seeming to have shrunk to kids-size since his last battle with Spider-Man though he still had his glider. He showed me his evil laugh… and I showed him mine. After meeting those fiends I would encounter the one and only Black Cat who was all too happy to pose for a photo and thankfully didn’t swipe my wallet when I wasn’t looking. But even if that happened I think I would have been ok, as shortly after who should I run into but Nightwing and Zatanna.

During the con of comics, I also got the chance to interview one Reverie Free who worked a booth selling collectible anime figures and cosplay accessories. Free certainly likes his job as in his words, “There’s a saying that if you do what you love you’ll never work a day in your life.” He also seemed to like that in his words business “has exceeded expectations” 

After a brief segway where I paused to take a photo with a smiley from the game “Manhunt” I caught up with Mike Castro who runs a booth selling highend gaming supplies including some of the coolest dice I have ever seen. Yet seemingly dice are the least of what this man can do as in his words, “we have a Japanese augmented reality attraction.” Sadly, it wasn’t at the show, but have no fear because he said, “We’re gonna have it at the November show for this con” And I for one can’t wait.

Comic-Con will conclude Sunday, April 10 when it will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. I highly recommend getting out there. Roger L. Jackson of “Scream” fame and Rodger Bumpass, known for playing Squidward in the “Spongebob” cartoon, will be there to sign autographs and talk to fans, so head on out.

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