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GrandCon 2018

GrandCon features tabletop gaming in all its forms, including the creators behind them. We provide an atmosphere that will allow gamers to mingle and appreciate their shared interests.

Come to play or chat with fellow enthusiasts in a community that understands your passions.  Find adventure with favorite role-playing game.  Meet the creators behind your favorite mainstream and independent games.  Check out unpublished games, maybe design a game, and sneak a peek at great things to come.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://grand-con.com/
https://www.facebook.com/GrandConGCA

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!

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

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

Penguicon 2018

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://2018.penguicon.org/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2235838959
https://www.facebook.com/events/1376240845797484/

Events for the Week April 30th-May 6th

LARP, Star Wars, Anime, Fallout and a big amalgamation of geek interests await you this week. Go forth and Geek. (I couldn’t resist). Seriously, there are a ton of events this week. Check them out.

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

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Ambercon 2018

Welcome to Ambercon! The next Ambercon – the 28th – will be from Thursday, March 22nd through Sunday, March 25th, 2018!

Though Amber Diceless Role-Playing has been old enough to drink for ten years now (it has been thirty-one years since Erick Wujcik first showed ADRP), it is still going strong.

But … Ambercon is a broad-spectrum diceless gaming and indie gaming convention! We’ve got superheroes, musketeers, characters from various fictional settings we won’t name here due to fear of lawsuits, SOE operatives, cowboys, and, of course, Amber-based games… you name it, we’ll game it!

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

Events for the Week March 19th-25th

Seven events to kick off the Spring season. Enjoy.

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

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Hogwarts Homecoming

Former and future students, wizards and muggles alike are invited to attend. During the day you can let the sorting hat sort you, attend classroom open house activities where you can do a make and take activity, play a tabletop version of quidditch as well as shopping for handcrafted wizard items at Hogsmeade, a themed board game room, and food and drink at our cafe and restaurant.

In the evening there will be a feast worthy of Hogwarts plus options for adult or family friendly entertainment.

Seperate tickets are available for both the day and evening events.
Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.hogwartshomecoming.com
https://www.facebook.com/MuggleinCharge

Events for the Week Feb 26th-Mar 4th

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

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

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WinterCon 2018

Metro Detroit Gamers (MDG) proudly presents
Michigan’s Coolest Day of Gaming Fun!

Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan
Oakland Center Gold Room(s)
(1st floor near North Entrance)
Oakland University is about 1-2 miles East of I-75
(University Drive exit)

Doors open at 8:00 am
Gaming Events start at 8:30 am
Gaming continues until 10:30 pm

Adult Admission: $15
Youth Admission*: $10
*age 15 & under when accompanied by a paid adult.

Game events for all types of enthusiasts:
Board Games
Tabletop Miniature Battles
Role Playing Games
Puffing Billy (Railroad) Games

Game Masters are needed! Register today!
Without you, there are no events!

Please send in the following information: Your Name; Your E-Mail Address; Your Phone Number; Title of the Game; Gaming System; Max Players; Difficulty; Day(s); Time(s) (your flexibility is appreciated) and the Game Description. (Be creative and inspire people to play your game; up to 500 characters)
Role playing & Minis events typically are 4-4.5 hours long.
Board games are 2-2.5 hours (requires 2+ sessions/different games)

Since 1972, the Metro Detroit Gamers have brought you the best in gaming conventions!
MDG continues to be a venue where game developers test their latest games.
Since the 1970s, many of the most popular Dungeons & Dragons® adventures were first played at MDG conventions! MDG is proud to continue the tradition of bringing you fun and exciting games to enjoy!

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MetroDetroitGamers/
http://metrodetroitgamers.wordpress.com