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Michigan Renaissance Festival 2018

Take a time-travel adventure into the 16th century at the 38th annual Michigan Renaissance Festival! Join our Queen Elizabeth in a jubilee! Inside our turreted gates, visitors enjoy the sights and sounds of a 17-acre village, complete with building reproductions of Renaissance shops, taverns and a magnificent castle. Continuous entertainment takes place on the streets and on 17 themed stages; featuring full-contact armored jousting, comedy and theater shows, music, games, people-powered rides and so much more! Fabulous food and more than 300 artisans displaying their gallery-quality works complete the experience!

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

Michigan Renaissance Festival Labor Day 2018

Take a time-travel adventure into the 16th century at the 38th annual Michigan Renaissance Festival! Join our Queen Elizabeth in a jubilee! Inside our turreted gates, visitors enjoy the sights and sounds of a 17-acre village, complete with building reproductions of Renaissance shops, taverns and a magnificent castle. Continuous entertainment takes place on the streets and on 17 themed stages; featuring full-contact armored jousting, comedy and theater shows, music, games, people-powered rides and so much more! Fabulous food and more than 300 artisans displaying their gallery-quality works complete the experience!

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

Capital City Comic Con 2018

Capital City Comic Con is greater Lansing’s first comic convention, committed to providing the best exhibition of Comics, Collectibles & Creators in Greater Lansing & providing support for our Community Fully knowing the power comics have to ignite a hunger for reading, we have endeavored to support the pervasive issue of illiteracy in Greater Lansing by partnering with The Reading People at the Capital Area Literacy Coalition, a nonprofit organization that has helped children and adults in the capital area and throughout the state of Michigan learn to read, write and speak English with an ultimate goal of helping individuals achieve self-sufficiency for more than 30 years. In addition, we’re proud to have established the Capital City Comic Con Original Art Scholarship in Comic Studies in 2016. The scholarship is offered exclusively to current students at Michigan State University to encourage the study of comic art. We look forward to hosting an amazing event in 2018, making a significant impact in our community, and continuing to grow Greater Lansing’s own Capital City Comic Con.

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

CARPS Aug/Sept 2018

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/

DaveCon 2018

Our annual board game convention! If you come to one LBG event a year, this is the one you want to be at. Dozens of board game events, RPG events, vendors, *prizes*, and a Texas Hold’em event!

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For more info, check out:
http://lansingboardgamers.com/DaveCon
https://www.facebook.com/DaveConGaming
https://www.facebook.com/events/1984285308454989/

Dan Dougherty Meet and Greet

Come visit us on August 18 for Dan Dougherty‘s debut signing event at The Comic Signal!

Dan is the writer and illustrator behind several creator-owned comics and children’s books. He is best known for Beardo and Touching Evil, and has most recently launched Floppy Cop and Cosa Nostra.

Dan’s career in comics began in 2003, and since then, he has written and/or illustrated over 60 published works ranging from horror to children’s books. He has won three Shel Dorf Awards, the Eric Hoffer Award for Children’s Literature, and two Purple Dragonfly Awards. In 2018, he was the recipient of the Gary Reed Award for Independent Creator of the Year.

When Dan isn’t making comics, he teaches how to make them at the International School of Comics Chicago. He also enjoys writing and recording music and is working on his first solo album.

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/228583491328748/

Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire 2018

Maker Faire combines the traditional science fair with innovation and engineering capitalizing on the Maker movement for something entirely new. Featuring both established and emerging local “makers,” the Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration featuring rockets and robots, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, unique hand-made crafts, local food, and more!

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.

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

Events for the Week Aug 13th-19th

WOW!!!! 8 different events are happening this week. Check them out, if you dare.

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

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