Join us for year four of Dokidokon!
Japanese Animation, Film, and Art eXpo is Grand Rapids’ longest running anime con. JAFAX 24 will be June 26-28, 2020 and our theme is Summer Games.
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.
Come enjoy various panels, vendors, games, our wonderful maid cafe, and anime!
Superior Con is a FREE gaming, cartoon, and comic convention hosted by Cosplayers Unite, along with an alliance of other student organizations at Northern Michigan University.
2020 will be our third year, and student organizations that brought you this event in 2018 and 2019 will return to put on some great programming for all to enjoy. If you like video games, anime, cartoons, comics, cosplay, art, or other forms of pop-culture, Superior Con is the event for you!
The Avondale Comicon is the newest convention to land in SE Michigan. This new NON PROFIT con promises not only to bring you some of the best local artists and crafters, but amazing toy, comic ,and anime vendors!! It also hosts card, board and video game events! All proceeds go straight back to Avondale School students and teachers to fund amazing activities, programs and scholarships! It has as admission of only $5 with children 5 and under free. What better way to spend a Saturday in March!
AlmaCon is a anime and gaming convention hosted by the Alma College Otaku and Gamers (ACOG)! ACOG is a non-profit organization with official campus recognition that is dedicated to the education, enrichment, and exhibition of Japanese culture through Japanese animation, i.e. “anime,” and Japanese comics, i.e. “manga,” as well as the promotion of community participation, involvement, and bonding through role-play gaming, i.e. “Dungeons and Dragons®,” and video gaming.
This is a nerdy con being hosted by the anime and gaming clubs at Wayne State Campus. We hope to make this an annual event. This year we are renting one whole floor of the student center. We plan to have lots of panels, contests/games, and of course vendors. This year is a test run to see if we can pull it off so it is completely free! (well other then the vendors since their, selling stuff)