Tag Archives: April 2017

Star Wars & Beyond: The Music of John Williams

What would a movie be without its powerful score? Composer John Williams brought movies like Star Wars, E.T., Harry Potter, Schindler’s List and Jaws to life with his remarkable ability to give films a musical voice. Celebrate the music of this Academy Award winner under the baton of guest pops conductor Stuart Chafetz, and don’t miss this extravaganza featuring the spectacular sounds of the Lansing Symphony.

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For more info, check out:
http://www.lansingsymphony.org/

Tulip City Toy Fare 2017

2nd Annual Comics and Toy Fare in Holland Michigan! The Tulip City Comics & Toy Fare is an annual event for the celebration of all things geek – cosplay, comics, toys, fandoms and more!Support your local geek events.

For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/652945344879693/
https://www.facebook.com/Tulip-City-Comics-Toy-Fare-747635208704584/

Penguicon 2017

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://2017.penguicon.org/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2235838959/

Adrian Comic Con

Come join the yourcomiccon.com family on the campus of Siena Heights University  for the first ever Adrian Comic Con. A 125 seat auditorium for movies and events and OVER 40 tables of comic books, action figures, comic book artists, comic book publishers, Funco Pops and more!!

Admission is 5.00 per person or 15.00 family 4 pack.
Convention hours are 10am to 5 pm with teen/adult cosplay from 5pm until 6pm

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1057872790962792/
http://www.yourcomiccon.com/

Fantasticon Lansing S5 – EP13

The Fantasticon is a mid-size show created for true comic book and pop culture collectors. The fans that come to our shows are true collectors that are looking for those rare items for their personal collections. Most leave very satisfied as we pride ourselves on having great dealers and artists at our shows. If you collect it, you will find it at a Fantasticon Show. We also are very proud of the fact that our admission price is the lowest of any of the other shows. And the cost for being an exhibitor or artist at the Fantasticon is far less than any other comic cons out there.

Support your local geek and nerd events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.fantasticon.net/
https://www.facebook.com/FantasticonShow

Macomb-A-Con 2017

Come celebrate your love of anime, video games, manga, cosplay, and more with Student Life and Leadership! Bring your friends and family! The event will take place in K-Building, at South Campus. For your convenience, please park in Lot 5 or Lot 7.

All money and donations will support Student Life and Leadership and participating student organizations.

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1912865892270416/
https://www.facebook.com/MacombACon/

Gamers for Giving 2017

Gamers for Giving is a competitive gaming tournament and LAN party that helps generate resources for the initiatives of Gamers Outreach. Funds raised from the event help support Gamers Outreach charity initiatives, such as building portable gaming carts for children in hospitals.

Sponsors help us cover overhead costs associated with hosting the event so that attendee entry fees and donations can be used strictly for the programs of the charity.

Gamers for Giving 2016 will take place within the main arena of Eastern Michigan University’s Convocation Center during the weekend of April 1st and 2nd.

Gamers for Giving is a non-stop gaming marathon which will begin in the morning hours of Saturday, April 1st. The event will last until Sunday evening, April 2nd. Attendees are welcome to stay overnight in the venue, but for those interested, hotel information can be found in the Travel section.

Aside from fundraising, as gamers, it’s also our focus to host a great event for our supporters. Gamers for Giving provides a welcoming, friendly environment where gamers can come together to play their favorite video games in a clean, social, and competitive atmosphere. Simply by participating, gamers are making a positive impact in people’s lives through resources generated by the event.

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

CARPS April Event 2017

Central Action Role-Playing Society
We are a high-fantasy LARP (Live Action Role-Playing) group that is currently based in Southeast Michigan. You may already be familiar with tabletop role-playing games (RPGs) such as Dungeons and Dragons or White Wolf products. If you are, the difference between an RPG and a LARP is that RPGs consist of half a dozen or so players sitting around a kitchen table with dice and a single Game Master, whereas a LARP is a cross between an elaborate theatre production, live combat, and a hike in the woods. LARPs such as ours have costuming, boffer weapons, and dozens of players whose actions influence not only what you can accomplish but the course of an entire fantasy world. If you aren’t, well, them’s the basics.

Greetings to all new and prospective players! As always, your first event is free, with a free rewrite should you decide you would rather play a different sort of character or have a different set of skills. (You must be 18 to play.)

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For more info, check out:
http://www.carpsgame.com/

Dark Carnival Games Con 2017

Juggalo Gamers—The time is right on hand for the ultimate event that will cater to all your gaming desires! It’s the first ever Dark Carnival Games Con, being held at the 30,000 square foot indoor show space of the Gibraltar Trade Center for three days and nights of nonstop nerdy Juggalo gaming action! It’s going down all weekend long, April 21st, 22nd, & 23rd, 2017. This is your chance to test your skills at Into the Echoside, Quest for Shangri-La, Texas Hold ’em, Morton’s List, Magic the Gathering, and the off-the-wall hilarity of the grand debut of Psychopathic Records’ demented card game Juggalos Against Humanity. Battle against fellow Juggalos and gamers from around the country to find out who is the best of the best as you compete in hype tournaments for your chance to win dope prizes and the ultimate title of World Champion! And there’s so much more: We’re talkin’ role-playing adventures from Dungeons & Dragons to the extra rare, truly old-school Dark Carnival gem Pendulum’s Promise, with campaigns hosted by your favorite Psychopathic nerdies. With free-play video games; crazy Karmic Morton’s List events; Dark Carnival Tarot readings; autograph signings from all your favorite Psychopathic Records artists and game designers; giant, super-sized, massive games; a movie tent; the return of the infamous game show Juggalo Family Feud; inflatable sumo wrestling; medieval sword and shield Juggalo-to-Juggalo combat; inflatable games; an open gaming area with an extensive library of every type of game imaginable; literally hundreds and hundreds of vendors; and not to mention the chill spot—the soon-to-be infamous Morton’s Lounge. Come kick it with the Juggalo Family, and enjoy an event for gamers everywhere. You can peep all the details when the official website launches (www.DCGcon.com) on January 6, 2017, at 9 p.m., at which time tickets will also go on sale. So come join us at the first ever DCG Con, Three Days of Nonstop Gaming—Juggalo Style!

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.dcgcon.com/
https://www.facebook.com/DCGCON2017