Cherry Capital Comic Con Happening This Weekend

The Cherry Capital Comic Convention has taken over the Grand Traverse Resort.

It’s Northern Michigan’s largest comic book and pop entertainment expo.

Comic lovers, fans, artists and creators are suited up and ready to go for this weekend’s convention.

Costume contests, comic vendors, art and memorabilia are all on display with appearances by comic book writers and illustrators and graphic novelists.

Ming Chen of the reality show The Comic Book Men is a native Michigander and in town for the big event.

He says even though Traverse City’s convention is smaller than the famous ones around the country it has a lot of heart.

“I’ve been to cons around the world and the fandom here is just as rabid as it is anywhere else,” said Chen. “The ones in New York are bigger, but I measure cons by heart. I say the heart of the fandom is just as big as any of the other ones.”

The convention runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.