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MeggaXP 6

Save the date! It’s official! MeggaXP is coming back to the Commonwealth Commerce Center for another year of cosplay, video games, tabletop games, vendors, trivia, and one of a kind events you CAN’T find anywhere else!!!!

MeggaXP 6 will be on Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 from 10:00am – 7:00pm and will feature:

40+ tables of vendors, artists, and geek themed goods!
Cosplay Contests for kids and adults!
Brand new events and attractions!!
Geek themed game shows!
Video game tournaments!
Dungeons & Dragons sessions!
Magic the Gathering events!
Unique events celebrating special anniversaries for 2020!
Karaoke Room!

Check out MIGeekScene’s Previous Coverage
2016 Gallery
2017 Gallery

Interviews
Krystal LaPorte
Part 1
Part 2

Effren Ramirez

Arte Della Morte 2020

18 +

Ladies and Gentleman, the Flint Horror Collective wants to invite you to a different sort of art show for Flint.
An art show that takes you beyond the veil, into the dark night beyond, and into the arms of Death itself.

Brought to you by the generous sponsorship of The Mainsail Collective, ARTE DELLA MORTE will feature local and regional artists displaying works that embrace the darker side of life and which will surely leave you feeling as if a ghoul has danced on your grave.

Light snacks and wine will be available.
This art show is for adults only.

MOTOR CITY BLACK AGE of COMICS/MANGA CON 2020

IT’S THE 11TH YEAR EVERYONE!!!! MAKE SURE YOURE THERE…
THE MOTOR CITY BLACK AGE XI 2020
The Movement Continues YEAR XI of the Motor City Black Age of Comics Convention… Come out and meet Creators/ Artists/ Writers/ Animators of color and other like minds of those that are under represented in the mainstream of the Comic Book and Animation industries. We will have Panel Discussions, Documentaries, Art , Writing and Publishing Work Shops… Live entertainment and much more… This is a Movement of Comic Book Creators, Manga Artists, Publishers, Graphic Novelist and Animators created for those that are under represented in the mainstream of the Comic Book and Animation industries. 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…

Downriver Comic & Collectors Show 2020

Collectibles, Memorabilia and Souvenirs,
a truly unique “Comic & Collectors show. “
We have:
132 Vendor spaces:
Gamer rooms
Costume & Art Contests
Cool Cars
Concessions (Cheapest around)
and some of the lowest ticket prices of any 2-day Show.

 

Flint ComicCon 2020

Slightly new name (we used to be the ComiXcon), but the same, if not more. FUN!! A smaller scaled version of a typical “Comic Convention”, comics, art, artists, books, writers, vendors, droids, cosplayers and more, with a distinctively local focus. Meet people who work and create in comics and genre films that live right here locally. Hope to see you there!

Michigan State University Comics Forum 2020

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.

Emil Ferris is an American writer, cartoonist, and designer. Ferris debuted in publishing with her 2017 graphic novel My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, a coming-of-age story of Karen Reyes, a girl growing up in 1960s Chicago.  The book is written and drawn in the form of the character’s notebook. My Favorite Thing Is Monsters was heralded as a “masterpiece” by Forbes and The AV Club, among others and has garnered numerous awards, including:

  • 2017 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel for My Favorite Thing Is Monsters
  • 2017 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Artist
  • 2018 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Graphic Novel for My Favorite Thing Is Monsters
  • 2018 Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist
  • 2018 Gran Guinigi Award for Best Graphic Novel
  • 2019 Grand prix de la critique ACBD
  • 2019 Fauve d’or at Angoulême International Comics Festival

Nick Sousanis is an Eisner-winning comics author and an assistant professor of Humanities & Liberal Studies at San Francisco State University, where he is starting a Comics Studies program. He received his doctorate in education at Teachers College, Columbia University in 2014, where he wrote and drew his dissertation entirely in comic book form. Titled Unflattening, it argues for the importance of visual thinking in teaching and learning, and was published by Harvard University Press in 2015. Unflattening received the 2016 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award) in Humanities, the Lynd Ward Prize for best Graphic Novel of 2015, and was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Scholarly/Academic work. To date, Unflattening has been translated into FrenchKoreanPortugueseSerbianPolishItalian, and Chinese.

Events for the Week Feb 17th-23rd

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

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Opening Reception – 20 for 20: Celebrating MI Illustrators

In recognition of the artistic talent stemming from within our state, 20 for 20: Celebrating Michigan Illustrators is a curated view of children’s illustrators from across the mitten. We are thrilled to exhibit the work of both nationally recognized household names in children’s literature alongside emerging illustrators from the state. The exhibition is a collaged experience, celebrating the differences within the illustrative process that exemplifies the various ways artists come to create a piece, and challenges the viewer to adjust their definition of what it means to be an illustrator. From paintings, drawings, and collages, to pieces that are entirely digitally rendered, this exhibition celebrates the diversity found amongst illustrators here in Michigan and sets a precedent for beyond.

The Artists

Jeffery Brown
Dave Coverly
Lori Eslick
Brianne Farley
Leslie Helakoski
Rebecca Howe
Laurie Keller
Sara Kendall
Amy Nielander
Deb Pilutti
Patricia Polacco
Corinne Roberts
Robert Sabuda
Heidi Woodward Sheffield
David Small
Jane Stoepker
Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen
Heather Workman
Amy Young
Amy Young