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The Art of Video Games Exhibition

The Art of Video Games Exhibition
October 25, 2014 at 6:00 pm – January 18, 2015 at 10:00 pm

The Smithsonian Art Museum is bringing its traveling video game art exhibit to Michigan. For roughly 3 months, the Flint Institute of Art will host the exhibit. Over 40 years of history of history will be on display. Video games are now recognized as an artistic medium. Still images, videos, interviews, consoles and playable games will be on display. Don’t miss out on this because once it’s gone, it’s gone. Mark your calendars.

Flint Institute of Art
1120 E Kearsley St
Flint, Michigan 48503

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Michigan State University Comics Forum 2015

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 2015 MSU Comics Forum will take place on Feb. 20th and 21st. The keynote address will occur on the first evening, Friday, Feb. 20th, 2015, while the panel discussions and artist alley will take place the following day, Saturday, Feb 21st, 2015. The location will be in Snyder/Phillips Hall on the campus of Michigan State University.

This year, the Forum is proud to announce that Sergio Aragones will be our Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker on Friday, Feb 20th, 2015.  Aragones is the most honored cartoonist, having won every major award in the field including the National Cartoonists Society?s Reuben Award and the Will Eisner Hall of Fame Award.  He is widely known for his contributions to Mad Magazine and his long-running comic book series, Groo the Wanderer.  Recently, Aragones completed a Groo vs. Conan crossover with artist, Tom Yeates, and continues his more than 50 years of contributions to Mad Magazine.






MEGGAcon (Michigan’s Entertainment, Gaming, Geek and Arts Convention) is Jackson, Michigan’s best gathering of all things nerdy! Cosplay, Games, GEEKS!

MEGGAcon is determined to be Jackson, Michigan’s #1 gathering of the geeks! We will bring together fans of board games, video games, card games, movies, wrestling, art and comic books under one roof….the roof of the Commonwealth Commerce Center!

There will be plenty of gaming tournaments (of all kinds,) professional wrestling, celebrity guests, geek themed games like videogame name that tune, and so much more! MEGGAcon will be hitting Jackson on August 22nd, 2015.

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Ishpeming Renaissance Festival and Art Faire 2015

The Ishpeming Renaissance Festival and Art Faire is a one day event filled with music, art, crafts, costumes, vendors, and family fun. The day is filled with unique entertainment provided by quality art booths, authentic period performers, a variety of food and beverage vendors and costumes inspired by historical culture.

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The Art of Video Games Exhibition Review

Hey folks, did you know that the Flint Institute of Arts is hosting a Smithsonian touring exhibition. You must be asking yourself, “Why do I care? How is that remotely geeky?” Well, that very exhibition in question is called the Art of Video Games. Is it worth the trip to Flint or is it a waste of time? Check out my experiences and review of this exhibition. Continue reading The Art of Video Games Exhibition Review

TromaDance Detroit 2015!

TromaDance Detroit is the only truly independent film festival in Michigan that doesn’t charge an entry fee for filmmakers or admission fee for people to attend! TromaDance Detroit is the only festival of the people, for the people, and by the people!

TromaDance Detroit doesn’t just bring you crazy and bizarre film on the Tangent Gallery’s large, silver screen; we put you in the art with a gallery, vendors and performance art from some of Detroit’s finest artists who embody the independent spirit. The festival will take place on June 27th at the Tangent Gallery in Detroit and is guest hosted this year by Brad Jones, a.k.a. The Cinema Snob, who is internet famous for his video reviews of cult and exploitation films.

Featuring over 10 hours of programming, the festival includes two feature films, two blocks of short films, burlesque from Sadie Sparkles, music from Hearse For Hire, “torture juggling” from Nathan Wakefield and more to be announced! This will no doubt be TromaDance Detroit’s best festival yet!

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7th Annual Motor City Black Age of Comics Convention

Motor City Black Age of Comics was created to help serve as a venue for people of all shapes and colors. This is a Movement of Comics and Graphic Novels of color that are not represented in the mainstream of the Comic Book industry.

This is a Movement of Comic Book Creators, Publishers,Graphic Novelist and Animated Movie Producers created by those that are under represented in the mainstream of the Comic Book and Animation industries. We will have Art , Writing and Publishing Work Shops… Live entertainment and much more… Oh did I forget! We will have Comic books, Graphic Novels , Animated Movies, Posters, T-shirts, and more of Super Heroes and Heroines of characters that look like you!!!!


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Secret Con

The first rule of Secret Con is that there is no Secret Con. Spies in the area have heard rumors of a comics and gaming convention coming to the Flint MI area, but have denied it’s existence for years. Now the rumors might actually prove to be true. Comics, art, books, gaming, and reputed guests well worth the price of admission. More details IF and when they become available. Remember, DON’T tell your friends, deny all rumors of any Secret Con, and remember to forget you were here at all!

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