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Comics A.M. | Motor City Comic Con apologizes for long lines

Motor City Comic Con

Motor City Comic Con

Conventions | Motor City Comic Con founder Michael Goldman has apologized to fans for the long lines they had to endure to get into the event on Saturday, writing in a message on Facebook, “We never expected 18,000+ people to attend that day, which was the same amount of people we had over the entire three days last year. We were literally hit with a ‘Humanity Bomb’ and were not prepared for the sheer number of people attending, even with a large increase in our staff.” More than 30,000 people attended over the course of three days, with attendees reportedly waiting for up to two hours on Saturday just to get into the parking lot, and then another one to four hours to get in the doors. Golden said he is already working on avoiding the same problem next year. [Facebook]

Retailing | Brian Berlin of New World Comics in Oklahoma City is offering free comics and appearances by costumed characters for children left hospitalized or homeless by the tornadoes that struck Oklahoma this week. [Nerdage]

Comic-Con International

Comic-Con International

Conventions | Comic-Con International organizers have announced a badge resale will be held sometime next month. To participate, you must sign up for a Comic-Con Member ID. [Comic-Con International]

Conventions | Bobbi Booker files a report on the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (EBACC), which took place over the weekend in Philadelphia; the Glyph Awards were presented the evening before the con. [Publishers Weekly]

Comics | With Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier filming in Cleveland, Michael Sangiacamo offers a brief historical overview of the Sentinel of Liberty and Bucky Barnes. [The Plain Dealer]

Fandom | Nine-year-old Cora Eder, a finalist in an essay contest sponsored by DC Entertainment and Capstone Publishers, is profiled by her hometown newspaper. Challenged to write about the real superhero in her life, Eder chose her father, a police officer who served two tours in the Army in Iraq. The winner will be announced May 30 during Book Expo America in New York City. [News & Record]

Manga | In a column from 2011 that still makes for good reading, Joe McCulloch looks at Mitsuru Adachi’s work (Cross Game) and how the studio system of apprentices may have shaped the art. [The Hooded Utilitarian]

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Gotta love MCCC Damage Control. There are so many reasons why I stopped going to that show years ago. Goldman has a lot to do with it.

I will never go to a motor city comic con again. I have even seen Goldman push a vendor and challenge him to a fight. When the vendor wouldn’t stoop to that level he then began to launch into an expletive tirad. I have just started going to Detroit Fanfare instead where you can actually get in the door and not worry about the promoter abusing people.

Well I had a lovely time at MCCC on Friday. Picked the right day, I guess.

Since this was my first time in 20 years coming back to comic-con I was disappointed, but when I saw how hard they were working to make things better. It was worth the wait to see Stan Lee. Someone asked if I would come again, I told them if it’s someone I truly wanted to see. I hope you guys at MCCC have better luck next year. Maybe even talk with the people in San Diego.

To MCCC organizers, next year send out advanced tickets to people BEFORE the con. What’s the point of buying advance tickets and then having to wait in line for hours with people who didn’t? Send the passes and let people walk into the con and not have to wait.

that show has sucked for years, Goldman hates comics and geeks, he is just there to profit from them. he finally gets 2 good guests, 1 i saw at Detroit Fanfare 2 years ago and 1 i saw in Cincinnati 2 months ago. he has had 23 years to figure out how to handle things and has failed again. now that greedy little marjoram
Neapolitan prick has all your money and he’s laughing at you knowing he’ll get it next year too. I haven’t been there in 6 years and won’t ever again. Wise up Detroiters, you have options, and motor shitty isn’t one of them.

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