Superman Lands in Metropolis !
Strong winds prevailed in Metropolis, IL during the Superman Celebration – massive amounts of Supermen, Super Girls, Wonder Women and other heroes created a wind tunnel vortex during events in the area! Apparently it was a strong enough force to keep Zod out of the area and form a protective barrier against Kryptonite for festivities to run smoothly. No green glows or shiny green rocks were sighted – only a few monstrously green Hulks were on the scene!
5pm on the 11th of June 2015, Superman landed in Metropolis ready to take a break from the 9 to 5 hero work he normally does and kick off the annual festivities celebrating his adventures and heroic acts! His close friends came to celebrate as well, led by Stacy Haiduk, Candice Patton and Caity Lotz, Diane Sherry Case, John Shea, Danny and Heather Kelley and Jerry Lawler. Comic artists, illustrators and writers showed up (among them was Jim Hall, Mitch Foust, Mike Norton, Kurt Busiek, Sean Delaney and Brian K. Morris). These creative geniuses were ready to catch a glimpse of something noteworthy to illustrate, write something for the Daily Planet or catch in a sketch!
Lots of K9, BMX, total 80’s dancing and general (family friendly) antics abounded. What happens in Metropolis stays in Metropolis – no Superman secrets getting out from these dedicated fans and citizen helpers! If even!
Events included an 80’s dance party, costume contests throughout the entire weekend, a superhero parade, BMX and K9 shows all weekend, Artist Alley and Writer’s Way had amazing guests, a jello eating contest and so much more! Plan for next year!
If you are a DC Comics cosplayer – great stuff here! Word to the wise, seriously make your hotel reservations at least a couple months prior to the event or that weekend you may have to go south of Padukah, KY to find a bunk! It’s like that and even crazier! Put it on your next year con list, along with the Superman Museum, giant statue and great family friendly events all weekend!