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MEGGAXP IV

Meggaxp and Experience Jackson are proud to be bringing MeggaXP IV to the Commonwealth Commerce Center on August 25th, 2018!!!!

There are still a LOT of details to work out, but here’s what we know so far:

Vendor Hall will be returning to the ORIGINAL location from MeggaXP I (first floor) and will be filled with over 40 vendors selling everything from art and buttons to posters and neck ties and more! Our vending hall is sure to have something for everyone!

Cosplay Contest – This year our cosplay contest is going to be bigger than ever, as are introducing a new wrinkle to the mix – – – the top 5 cosplays from EACH category will be selected by our panel of judges, and the AUDIENCE will VOTE for the winner! Prizes awarded for the winners!

Panels – This year we are working hard to bring the best panelists from the first THREE years together for the most comprehensive list of panels we’ve ever offered! Sure to have something for everyone!

Gaming Events:
Our gaming events are going to be bigger and better than ever, including:

Super Smash Bros. Melee Tournament – We are working hard to fly in some of the BEST players in the COUNTRY for MeggaMania, featuring a gigantic pot bonus (more to be revealed), an ALL NIGHT Friendlies area, singles, doubles, livestream and more!

Vintage Console Lounge – Once again our vintage console lounge will be making a return – over 2,000 games to choose from from the NES all the way up to the PS2!

Magic the Gathering – We will be running Magic the Gathering booster drafts all day, along with sealed, modern, commander, bounty types, and more! Plus we will have several vendors in the area selling singles and packs for your Magic needs!

Yu-Gi-Oh – We will be offering up a STACK of Booster Boxes for the winner of our main Yu-Gi-Oh tournament! More details to come!

Pokemon – For the 3rd straight year, we will have a Pokezone filled with Pokemon TCG, the DS game, Pokken Tournament, and more! Buy and sell thousands of Pokemon cards, take part in touranment play, and much more!

Warhammer – We will be offering up a NICE event for Warhammer this year – – – – more on that to be announced soon!

SO MANY MORE GAMING EVENTS TO BE ANNOUNCED – STAY TUNED!!!

Adult Lounge – The adult lounge is back and better than ever! More adult only panels, more bar trivia, more Cards Against Humanity audience games, and ADDITIONAL 18+ games this time around, drink specials, and even a WEIRD AL KARAOKE FEST!

Kid’s Zone – Our kid’s zone is going to be the biggest and best it’s ever been! More room to play, more things to do, facepainting, jumphouses, kid friendly video and board games, lifesize games, art contests, craft table, legos, and WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY more!!!!

Game Show Room – The Game Show Room is back, and better than ever! More rounds, more contestants, more games! Make sure to stop by!

And a few more FAVORITES from the past few years will be making returns…….

But you’ll have to WAIT TO SEE WHAT THOSE ARE!!!!Support your local geek events.

For more info, check out:
http://www.meggacon.com/
https://www.facebook.com/MeggaExperience

TromaDance Detroit 2018

TromaDance Detroit is committed to creating and operating a film/art festival that is for the people and by the people. All people, regardless of budget, can submit a film and attend the event. This year we do offer an option to pay us a dollar for your submission. It’s only an option though. If you don’t care to or can’t afford a dollar then there’s a completely free option. Just click the one labeled “Free” or “Regular” depending on your choice. Either way, all films will be considered equally. If you choose the dollar option, one hundred percent of your dollar (after FilmFreeway takes out their fees) goes toward helping pay for the actual event.

TromaDance is a film festival wholeheartedly devoted to filmmakers and fans. Unlike most other film festivals, TromaDance does not charge filmmakers to submit their films. Entrance to all screenings is free and open to the public. Also, there are no VIP reservations or preferential treatment regarding films, panels, or parties of any kind given. The organizers of TromaDance believe films are meant to be seen, especially when it comes to new filmmakers. Art – in all its forms – is for the people!

TromaDance features a range of films made independently, usually without big stars, big money and far removed from the Hollywood studio system. The official selections of TromaDance have been made with nothing more than passion, courage, integrity, and raw talent.

Everyone at TromaDance is treated as an equal. The elite and the celebrated are treated no better or worse than the experimental filmmaker or the random moviegoer off the street. Admittance to all screenings, panels, parties, and events is strictly on a first come, first served basis. If there are any VIPs at TromaDance, they are the filmmakers whose blood, sweat, and hard work are on the screen.

TromaDance is an opportunity for everyone who’s ever picked up a camera to have their work seen without the compromises required by elitist cartel interference. TromaDance is proud to be the first and only film festival of the people, for the people, and by the people.

TromaDance Detroit continues this tradition and expands on the possibility of a free and independent festival for the people! TromaDance Detroit features not only independent films, but we’ve expanded the festival to include art in all of its forms. Music, performance art, and more!

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://tromadancedetroit.com/
https://filmfreeway.com/tromadancedetroit

Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival 2018

Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival (A2CAF for short).

The Festival will still feature dozens of comics artists along with workshops, demonstrations and interactive drawing games. It will still be as kid- and family-friendly as ever. And attending the event will be free as always.

What we hope the new name makes clear is that young children aren’t the only ones who can enjoy a fun-packed Ann Arbor weekend filled with comics and creativity. We welcome teens and adults (always have) and offer a slate of guests and activities to meet a wide range of comics-related interests (ditto).

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://a2caf.com/

Downriver Comic Con 2018

3rd Annual Downriver Comic Con – June 2 & 3, 2018
Event Hours: Saturday, June 2: 10am – 6pm Sunday, June 3: 10am – 3pm
Single Day Door Tickets: **CASH ONLY at the door** Adult: $7 – Kids 16 & under: $4 – Kids 7 & under: Free with Parent Family Rate: (2 adults & up to 5 kids) $15 2-Day Wristbands: Adult $10 – Kids 16 & under: $7

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

Events for the Week April 23rd-29th

Horror, gaming, comic cons and toy shows are in store for you this week.

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2018 Pop & Jock Collectibles Show

The 1st annual Charity Pop & Jock Collectibles Show ( sponsored by the Monroe Comic-Con ) will offer over 40 tables of sports cards and memoribilia, non sports cards, comic books, toys, art and any thing else sports or pop culture related! 9AM early bird admission available for a $3 donation and starting at 10AM admission will be FREE, we will have an optional donation jar at the front booth available to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project! We will be working on some raffles and more as well!

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/124412598250976/

Events for the Week Feb 26th-Mar 4th

Toys, Comics, Harry Potter, Concerts, and more are in store for you.

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Michigan State University Comics Forum 2018

Held every year on the beautiful campus of Michigan State University, The Michigan State University Comics Forum is an an event that brings together scholars, creators, and fans in order to explore celebrate the medium of comics, graphic storytelling, and sequential art.

The Michigan State University Comics Forum is proud to announce another set of dual keynote speakers for our 11th Anniversary event to be held on the final weekend of February 2018.

Our Creator Keynote Speaker, Lucy Knisley, is a critically acclaimed, award-winning comic creator who specializes in personal, confessional comics and travelogues. She attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Merit Scholar, BFA 2007), followed by The Center for Cartoon Studies (Diamond in the Rough Scholar, MFA 2009).  To date her work has been published by several major publishers, including French Milk (2008, Touchstone/Simon & Schuster), Relish (2013, First Second [MacMillan Comics Imprint]), An Age of License (2014, Fantagraphics), Displacement (2015, Fantagraphics), and Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride (2016, First Second [MacMillan Comics Imprint]).

2018’s Scholar Keynote Speaker, Diana Schutz, is an award-winning editor who has been working in comics for almost forty years. She was senior executive editor at Dark Horse Comics, where she was on staff from 1990 to 2015. She was Frank Miller’s editor on Sin City and 300, Matt Wagner’s editor on Grendel, Stan Sakai’s editor on Usagi Yojimbo, Paul Chadwick’s editor on Concrete, and Larry Marder’s editor on Beanworld. She applied her knowledge of romance languages to edit international material in translation such as Blacksad and The Manara Library. She has worked with authors Michael Chabon, Neil Gaiman, Harvey Pekar, and Harlan Ellison, among others. She was fortunate to have been Will Eisner’s Dark Horse editor until his death in 2005. She is also an adjunct instructor of Comics Studies at Portland State University, a published author of both comics and prose, and the first woman to be inducted into the Canadian Comic Book Creator Hall of Fame. Semi-retired, she now works as a literary translator of European comics, including work by Moebius, Manara, Muñoz & Sampayo, and more.

Our Creator Keynote Address will take place on the evening of Friday, February 23rd.  Our Scholar Keynote Address will be delivered midday on Saturday, February 24th.

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For more info, check out:
http://www.comicsforum.msu.edu/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/MSU-Comics-Forum/337707622458

Events for the Week Feb 19th-25th

Comics, Nordic Fire and Gaming are in store for you this week. 6 separate events to check out.

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

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