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Astronomicon 3 Starts TODAY! Detroit News tells you what to expect!

Juggalos, we are just a few hours away from the official start of the 3rd Annual Astronomicon!  It’s 8 AM, I am mid-flight on my way to Detroit from Dallas, and have my wife and 8 year old son with me.  Last time this happened 2 years ago, our flight was diverted 30 minutes from landing and we had to go back home due to the airport closing.  We are hopeful that the same doesn’t happen this year, because I have really hyped it up to my son.  He’s ready to take on all comers in that Smash Bros tournament. lol.

Anyways, I hope the Majik Ninja Mash-up was awesome last night!  Wish we could have been there, but I couldn’t let my son play hookey from school for 2 days.  Hey, the kid makes all As and got his homework in early, so we’re good.

That being said, the con OFFICIALLY starts at 5 PM, but don’t forget that there’s a Pool Party at the hotel starting at 2 PM!  We hope to see you there!

In preparation, Adam Graham of the Detroit News wrote an article yesterday letting fellow Detroiters know what to expect.  You can see that article below.

From DetroitNews.com:

What’s your con? Astronomicon kicks off crowded calendar of Metro Detroit fan fests

Astronomicon rolls into the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Sterling Heights this weekend for its third annual celebration of horror culture, pro wrestling, collectibles and nostalgia. 

It’s one of the newest events on Metro Detroit’s prolific convention scene, where fans of pop culture, cosplay, comic books and more are never too far from an event to satiate their needs.

What’s your con? That’s the question fans need to ask themselves as they wade into the waters of the convention landscape. There are events catered to specific niches; celebrity autograph hounds may find themselves at the Motor City Comic Con, while fans of deep horror can lose themselves at Motor City Nightmares.

Here’s a handy guide to a half-dozen of Metro Detroit’s most popular fan conventions.

What: Astronomicon

When: Feb. 7-9

Where: Wyndham Garden Hotel, Sterling Heights

Who: WWE Superstar Alexa Bliss, former Detroit Red Wing Darren McCarty, “Revenge of the Nerds” actor Robert Carradine, horror movie stars, pro wrestlers

For fans of: Horror movies, professional wrestling, and Detroit rap duo Twiztid. The horrorcore rhymers are the engine behind this third-annual gathering, which is carving out a niche for itself in the early February schedule for pop culture junkies whose tastes run toward pro wrestling and gore movies. In addition to appearances and autograph/ photo opportunities (with the likes of “Clerks” duo Brian O’Halloran and Jeff Anderson, Anthony Michael Hall, Simon Rex and more), Astronomicon also features panel discussions, cosplay contests, concerts and more.

More info: astronomicon.com



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