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Grand Rapids Comic Con 2017 Guest Review

Over the years, I’ve attended many conventions and events throughout Michigan. I’ve tackled all of the events by myself because being a one man band for convention coverage is the norm for me. I figured that would be the case for the 2017 Grand Rapids Comic Con too. However, a friend and supporter of MIGeekScene (by the name of Tiffany Ewigleben) reached out and offered to help me with the event. Since I enjoyed her review of the convention, from last year, I decided to take her up on the offer. Without further adieu, please venture forth and read this guest review of the Grand Rapids Comic Con.

Joe
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Youmacon 2017

Youmacon is the biggest anime convention of Michigan. Enjoy.

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Youmacon 2017

Youmacon is a popular culture event similar to most “Comic Cons”, however instead of focusing on comic books, Youmacon is a celebration of Japanese popular culture and its influence on our own culture over the past few decades. Common themes throughout the event are Anime (Japanese animation), Video Games, Japanese style artwork and comics, and the rising internet culture influenced by all of the above.

Youmacon brings a unique all-ages mix of interactive events, celebrity guest panels, and live musical performances to Downtown Detroit. One of its most popular events, “Live Action Mario Party”, emulates the video game experience – often filling the room to fire code capacity. Players participate in gameshow-like mini-games to help their teams advance and win.

Wearing costumes, or “Cosplay” as it’s known at conventions, is very popular with attendees of Youmacon. It is not uncommon to walk into a pair of Italian plumbers in overalls on the escalator, only to meet someone dressed as Edward Elric or Master Chief from Halo minutes later.

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For more info, check out:
http://www.youmacon.com/
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SuperKayce at the Grand Rapids Comic Con 2017

Meet Cosplayer Extraordinaire, SuperKayce. We talked about cosplay, comics, anime and our love for pro wrestling. No pun intended but this was a super fun interview to conduct. Check it out.
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Tara Sands at the Grand Rapids Comic Con 2017

Voice actress Tara Sands is the voice behind Bulbasaur (Pokemon), Biscuit Kreuger (Hunter x Hunter) and Konbu Infinity (One Punch Man). We talk about a hilarious comedy short, anime, Debbie Gibson and her role as a few plants in the Netflix show Disjointed. This interview is a fine example of the fun conversations I like to have with guests. Enjoy.
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Events for the Week Oct 30th-Nov 5th

I think we are going into the final rush of the season with 9 events this week. A whole lot to choose from. Enjoy.

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Grand Rapids Comic Con 2017 Part 2

Final batch of photos from my time at the Grand Rapids Comic Con. Enjoy.

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Grand Rapids Comic Con 2017 Part 1

Here’s the first batch of pics from the Grand Rapids Comic Con. Enjoy.

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