My wife purchased a nice bronze/copper comic collection early this morning. After I got home from work I started flipping through the boxes and noticed there was an old show program for a 1986 convention in the Detroit area called “King Kon.”
It’s billed as “Michigan’s largest comic convention,” which really surprised me, as I thought by the late 80’s Motor City Con was the only large show in the metro Detroit area. The convention coordinators were Gary and Jennifer Reed. Curiously, there is no actual date printed anywhere in the program book, just the year 1986. I felt a twinge of nostaglia when I saw the ad for Comic Kingdom, one of my favorite comic shops back in the day. It was located at Gratiot and Six Mile Road, which if you’re a Michigan resident, you probably know that part of town isn’t exactly safe anymore.
I was just wondering if anyone had any additional information about this convention or maybe attended it back in the 80’s and had some stories to share.