All posts by Joe Hubbard

Sci-Phonic 2015

Sci-Phonic 2015
May 16th, 2015

The Michigan Philharmonic will perform orchestral versions of sci-fi, fantasy, adventure movie scores along with video game music. Movies to be featured: Jurassic Park, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek along with a few others. Video games to be featured: Halo, World of Warcraft, Bounty Hunter, Civilization IV and Kingdom Hearts. Mark your calendars.

Steppingstone School
30250 Grand River Ave
Farmington Hills, MI 48336

Support your local geek/nerd events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.michiganphil.org/Events/May16.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michigan-Philharmonic/199802143384907

rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes 2015

rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes 2015
February 7th, 2015

The Grand Rapids Symphony will be performing orchestral versions of beloved video game pieces. Various iconic games will be featured in this wonderful concert. Speaking from personal experience, you would not want to miss out on this. Who says that video game music is not capable of the status of high art? Mark your calendars.

DeVos Hall
303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Support your local geek/nerd events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.replay-symphony.com/concert
http://grsymphony.org/concerts/nestl-gerber-symphonicboom-series/replay-symphony-heroes

Winter Haven 2014

Winter Haven 2014
October 17th-19th

Are you into LARPing? For those who are not in the know, LARP stands for Live Action Role Play. Winter Haven is a sponsored chapter that is a part of the Final Haven LARP system. Set in the post-apocalyptic world of Phanterra, chapters are connected which allows players to move to any event in the system. Players gain experience points at events which have story timelines. There are races to choose from or you can create your own character. Do battle in a safe environment with padded weapons. Interact with unique characters and enjoy yourself. Mark your calendars.

Camp Lor-Ray
5281 Russell Road
Twin Lake, MI 49457

Support your local geek/nerd events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.winterhavenlarp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/WinterHavenLARP/

Downtown Lansing Zombie Walk 2014

Downtown Lansing Zombie Walk 2014
October 11th from 11am to 1pm.

Is there a better way to get prepared for Halloween and helping people than a zombie walk? I can’t really think of any. This annual event is entering year five. There are no registration fees. Donations of money will help the Lansing City Parks and Recreation Youth Scholarships. Donations of food will help Greater Lansing Food Bank. Mark this on your calendar.

Lansing Center
333 E Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI 48933

Support your local geek/nerd events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Downtown-Lansing-Zombie-Walk/110543725653860

ConFusion 2015

ConFusion 2015
January 16th-18th

ConFusion is an annual Science Fiction convention that began in 1974. Some elements of gaming, art and costumes are featured. Each year a guest of honor from the field of science is invited. Mark your calendars.

Dearborn Doubletree Hotel
5801 Southfield Rd
Dearborn, MI 48126

Support your local geek/nerd events.
For more info, check out:
http://2015.confusionsf.org/
https://www.facebook.com/MIConFusionNews

X-Trava Con

X-Trava Con
October 19th at 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
November 30th at 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
December 28th at 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

X-Trava Con is a comic book and collectibles show. It is held on a Sunday once a month. Comics, anime, manga, posters and other assorted goods are the name of the game for this event. Admission is $3. Mark your calendars.

Knights of Columbus Hall
19801 Farmington Rd,
Livonia, MI 48152

Support your local geek/nerd events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.motorcityconventions.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=30:xtravacon&catid=34:mainpage
https://www.facebook.com/motorcitycomicon

GoDaikoCon 2015

GoDaikoCon 2015
August 7th-9th

Pontiac’s own anime convention that is ran by fans for fans. Mainly focusing on anime, manga and Japanese culture. Yet, GoDaikoCon welcomes all areas of fandom. All ages are welcomed in this safe and friendly environment. Mark your calendars.

Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac at Centerpoint
3600 Centerpoint Parkway
Pontiac, MI 48341

Support your local geek/nerd events.
For more info, check out:
http://godaikocon.com/
https://www.facebook.com/GoDaikoCon

Motor City Comic Con 2015

Motor City Comic Con 2015
May 15th-17th

25 years and running strong. Motor City Comic Con is the largest convention of popular culture and comic books. Comics, animation, tv, movies and many other geek/nerd things are the name of the game. Mark this on your calendars.

Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River Ave
Novi, Mi, 48374

Support your local geek/nerd events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.motorcitycomiccon.com/
https://www.facebook.com/motorcitycomicon

Penguicon 2015

Penguicon 2015
April 24th-26th

This excerpt is directly from the website:

Penguicon is a three-day event where we all learn from each other (as well as from our Guests of Honor) about hacking, building sci-fi universes, soldering, painting miniatures, gaming, coding, music, incredible costumes, and more.

It is an event for mainly sci-fi and OpenSource. However, this is a big hang out for ALL areas of the geek/nerd community. What better way to meet people who wave the geek/nerd flag? It is a convention tailored mainly for adults even though kids are welcome. Please keep that in mind. Mark it on your calendar.

The Westin Southfield
1500 Town Center
Southfield, MI 48075

Support your local geek/nerd events.
For more info, check out:
http://2015.penguicon.org/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2235838959/