Toys, Games, Comics and Santa Claus came to town!

Santa and his sleigh arrive at the Branns on South Division
Santa and his sleigh arrive at the Branns on South Division
Santa and his sleigh arrive at the Branns on South Division

Santa and his sleigh arrive at the Branns on South Division

Saturday morning December 1st 2012 Santa and his sleigh arrived at the Branns Restaurant on South Division.

Cub Scouts Trooping

Cub Scouts Trooping

There were Cub Scouts in their troop, trooping down the street…

Lovely, young dancers

Lovely, young dancers

There were lovely young dancers, dancing to the beat…

Members of the Godwin Marching Band relax after their performance

Members of the Godwin Marching Band relax after their performance

The Godwin Marching Band needed no applause as down division they preceded Mr. Claus…

Sharing secrets with Santa!

Sharing secrets with Santa!

At the end of the Santa Claus Parade, the children had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Santa while their parents flashed pictures.

Christmas merriment!

Christmas merriment!

It was a delightful event by the Wyoming-Kentwood area Chamber of Commerce!

 

A sinisterly, spider suited spectator spied across the room...

A sinisterly, spider suited spectator spied across the room…

Meanwhile in another part of town…

Tina Smith shows her latest cosplay

Tina Smith shows her latest cosplay

The Grand Rapids Toy and Comic Expo had games, toys, and comics galore for the patrons, costumed or otherwise.

Scott Rosema, artist for Space Ghost, Tiny Toons, Batman

Scott Rosema, artist for Space Ghost, Tiny Toons, Batman

Scott Rosema, artist for Space Ghost, Tiny Toons, Batman, and more was on hand to do sketches and sign copies of his work.

The Killustrations Crew

The Killustration Studios Crew

The Killustration Studios Crew were also at the ready with pen in hand and a ready smile.

A hero to vanquish the villainous viewer

A hero to vanquish the villainous viewer

As one would expect at a toy and comic expo, a hero came to confront the villainous viewer who was spying over the crowd in his spidery suit.

Comic confrontations!  The Cosplayers unmasked each other!

Comic character cosplay confrontations! The Cosplayers unmasked each other!

The comic character cosplayers confronted in the corner and as one would expect, an epic battle ensued.

 

An epic battl... er, kiss

An epic battl… er, kiss

Well, maybe not, but they were just cosplaying and the couple that cosplays together?  Will probably have a lot of fun with their kids.

For more photos check out The Weird Review photo albums for the Santa Claus Parade and Comic Conventions.

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John N. Collins is a writer, photographer, game & coloring book designer and a bad dancer. Any resemblance to the King John character is merely a coincidence. Follow John N. Collins: Google Plus YouTube Facebook Fan Page Facebook Personal Account Instagram Twitter