All words and images by Kevin Hulse
If you were near Baltimore’s Inner Harbor this weekend and saw one of the ghostbusters walking into Jimmy John’s, have no fear, there is no indication that the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was attacking the city.
Nerdists congregated in Baltimore’s Convention Center for the 14th annual Baltimore Comic Con, which took place on September 7th and 8th. A plethora of both comic book villains and rouge heroes lined up the streets to get in. Little kids donned Minecraft blocks on their heads and people posed with everyday people in costumes to get their pictures taken. The true creativity and authentic masterpieces of these handcrafted costumes showed, which created awe and admiration from everyone who attended or didn’t attend the comic con.
Stan Lee wasn’t able to make it this year, however, there were plenty of people to fanboy over. Jason Mewes and the Comic Book Men answered questions in their own panel, and later that evening, Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith presented their own movie “Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie”. Neal Adams, who is known for creating some of DC’s comic characters such as Batman and Superman was there, with his son, Josh Adams.
If you missed this year’s comic con, don’t fret. Next year, it has expanded to 3 days long, which will be held on September 5th to the 7th.