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Youmacon 2015

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.

Youmacon 2015 will be held October 29 – November 1 at two of the most iconic locations in Downtown Detroit: The world famous Cobo Center, and The Renaissance Center. Separating these locations is the beautiful Detroit Riverwalk.

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

Trina Nishimura at the Grand Rapids Comic Con 2015

Voice actress supreme, Trina Nishimura has been in numerous series over a decade. Rachel (Baccano), Lan Fan (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood) and Mikasa Ackerman (Attack on Titan) are just a few characters that Trina has lent her talents to. She was kind enough to grant an interview where we talked a little about anime and random facts about herself. If you are at a con, you should stop by and say hi. Get to know this very fun and kind hearted person in this interview.

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Grand Rapids Comic Con 2015

Grand Rapids Comic-Con is a comic book and popular arts convention that will be held on October 16-18, 2015, at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This show will feature a huge vending room selling comic books, anime/manga, movie memorabilia, action figures, toys, and other cool stuff as well as the following:
Several appearances by Hollywood celebrities
A good amount of comic book artist appearances
A giant vending room, well over 40,000 square feet!
A genre-themed film festival sponsored by Compass College Of Cinematic Arts
An anime programming room sponsored by Jafax
A world-class art show by Dan’s Dream
Costume contest
Electronic gaming room operated by Nintendo
Board and card gaming room sponsored by Capital City Collectibles
Magic: The Gathering tournament
Nerd car show
501st Legion Of Stormtroopers
USS Sinclair
Squirrels Creations Transformers display
West Michigan LEGOs train display
Lots of event for the little ones
…and a lot more!

http://www.grcomiccon.com/

https://www.facebook.com/GrandRapidsComicCon

X-TRAVA CON October 2015

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.

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

ConClave 39

ConClave’s mission is to celebrate Fantasy and Science Fiction in all its forms. Art, music, theatrical performance, film, animation, television, fantasy role-play, renaissance reenactments, gaming and for-real. From writers to spaceship pilots, rennies and furries, ConClave is a gathering for anyone with a sense of wonder.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.conclavesf.net/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/ConClave-Inc/154085077106