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My Free Comic Book Day Experience

May 5th, marked my first time experiencing Free Comic Book Day. For those who are unaware, Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is held on the first Saturday of May each year. It is a promotion to get people out of their houses and into the comic book shops. Since I love art and reading, what better way to experience both at the same time than in a comic book? In the past, FCBD fell on a day when I was either at work or at an event. Thankfully, I had the opportunity to go out to a few local comic shops to check out this national geek holiday this year. Read on to see what my experience was like.

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Events for the Week May 7th-13th

7 events for you to experience this week. Check them out.

Don’t know what to do for the week? Well, check out what’s going on for this weekend.

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Anime Park 2018

Welcome to Anime Park! We are a small convention located in Canton, Michigan one of the only known cons run by only high schoolers! Here at Anime Park we like to connect otakus  in an event we like to call an anime convention. Anime Park offers most things that larger, more established cons provide, like our dealers room, artists alley, a maid cafe, panels and so much more! The best thing about about Anime Park is that admission is by donation, and any profit we make goes right back into making this convention even better!

Our convention will open to the public at 10am on Saturday, May 5, 2018.  The address is 8415 Canton Center Road, Canton, MI, 48187 (Canton High School). Opening ceremonies will be at 10:30am. The panels and the dealers’ & artists’ room will run from 10am-5pm.  Our cafe will be open from 11am-5pm. Closing ceremonies will be from 5:30-6pm and we will close the convention promptly at 6pm.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://animeparkconstaff.wixsite.com/animepark

The Super Run – Detroit 2018

The Super Run is a superhero themed event with a competitive 5k and a family friendly fundraising run. Enjoy entertainment and other family activities!

This run will take place at Wayne State University – Matthaei Center

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://thesuperrun.com/locations/detroit-mi-superhero-5k-run-2018-05-05/
http://thesuperrun.com/
https://www.facebook.com/thesuperrun

SPACE DIVE – Episode IV

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.
Step into a galaxy far, far away on May 4th + 5th, 2018, as the Tangent Gallery bar transforms yet again into an immersive recreation of the Mos Eisley Cantina!

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First Order fascists have seized the galaxy,
and their new Supreme Leader appears to be a childish egomaniac.

After the death of Cantina-regular Han Solo, rumors emerged that his fellow war hero (and Jundland Wastes moisture farmer)
Luke Skywalker returned to stand against them.
Some say he was a ghost, a mirage.
That he lit a new spark, that the old Rebellion is reborn.

Not everyone agrees with these events, however.
It is a period of civil war among us, and these are strange times.

A troubled tale of Solo’s youth looms ahead, inevitably filled with lies and deception. Many prefer his past remain a mystery.
Others hope for an escape from saga politics or religion.

But is it true, as some say, that the Force never belonged to the Jedi, that it lives in all of us? Is there a growing Resistance out there or just a delusional band of activists? Is endless star war our lot in life?
Republics, Empires, and Orders come and go.
Bloodlines don’t matter much in the Outer Rim.
You want to make a difference?

Go Force Yourself.

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1984023284960323/
https://spacedive313.com/

Haven LARP 2018 Event #1

Solaria beckons you to return!

The Heroes of Haven have found a new home, but Elessia and Arland’s Song are still mysteries to the people of Phanterra. Countless adventures await those with the spirit and courage to explore a world full of opportunity…

Welcome back to Haven LARP!

For new adventurers, your first event is FREE!

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/HavenLARPMI/
https://www.facebook.com/events/143131873147071/

Penguicon 2018

Penguicon is a not-for-profit, community-run convention for open source software, science fiction, music, gaming, DIY, and more. Panel topics include technology, science, eco/green, literature, costuming, food, gaming (board and video), webcomics, action/adventure, music, film, anime and an after dark event. .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? People come to Penguicon to learn about securing their network, and also how to make their own cheese. They learn how to create chiptunes on their gameboy, and come listen to sci-fi. There is also the Maker Market which is like a dealer room except they don’t accept commodities, only thing’s people have designed themselves. If you need a place to recharge, check out the con suite which has free soda and food all week long.
Penguicon is a convention tailored mainly for adults. While kids are welcome, there are no special passes or events for them. Please keep that in mind.

Support your local geek/nerd events.
For more info, check out:
http://2018.penguicon.org/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2235838959
https://www.facebook.com/events/1376240845797484/

Events for the Week April 30th-May 6th

LARP, Star Wars, Anime, Fallout and a big amalgamation of geek interests await you this week. Go forth and Geek. (I couldn’t resist). Seriously, there are a ton of events this week. Check them out.

Don’t know what to do for the week? Well, check out what’s going on for this weekend.

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Flint Toy Show and Swap Meet – Spring Edition

First ever toy show and swap at the Flint local 432!

Many vendors will be on site with new and vintage toys, action figures, comic books, pop! vinyl, memorabilia, collectibles, records, trading cards and anything else you can thing of!

FREE ADMISSION!! ALL AGES!!!
open 11am – 6pm

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/205504356862940/