Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Squad up, ninjas — Astronomicon 3 celebrates pop culture with WWE stars, comic artists, and Anthony Michael Hall

Staff Pick

Posted By on Wed, Feb 5, 2020 at 6:00 AM

click to enlarge MIKE PFIEFFER
  • Mike Pfieffer

Halloween might be 260-plus days away, but that won’t stop Detroit horrorcore rappers Twiztid from celebrating the weird, wacky, and wonderful world of pop culture their way.

Entering its third year is Astronomicon, the weekend-long pop culture convention with a celebrity guest roster that has something to offer just about every fandom. This year will welcome guests including WWE stars Alexa Bliss and Amy Dumas, aka Lita; comic book artist and co-creator of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Kevin Eastman; Anthony Michael Hall (The Breakfast Club, Weird Science); Game of Thrones’ villainous Night King, actor Richard Brake; and RJ Mitte, the breakfast-obsessed son to meth-maker Walter White in AMC’s Breaking Bad. The weekend also boasts an artist’s alley, a tattoo contest (and actual tattooing), a pop culture game show, cosplay contests, a DIY kids workshop, a free play video game room, killer karaoke, and an ’80s-themed concert hosted by Twiztid and Astronomicon’s celeb guests.

Event begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, and 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, and Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Wyndham Garden Sterling Heights; 34911 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights; Single-day passes are $25-$35, weekend passes are $65.

Get our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning. Sign up for our events newsletter.

Tags: , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Related Locations

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 26, 2022

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2022 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation