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Grand Rapids Comic Con 2020

Grand Rapids Annual Comic Con

Check out MIGeekScene’s previous coverage
2014-2017 Retrospective (Galleries, Reviews, and Sweet Interviews)

2018 Review
2018 Gallery

2018 Interviews
David Hayter (Metal Gear Solid)
Elizabeth Maxwell (RWBY)
TheOdd1sOut (Youtube Star)
Gym Cosplay
Harp Twins (Youtube Stars)

2019 Road to Grand Rapids Comic Con Interviews
Carolina Ravassa (Overwatch-Sombra)
Zeno Robinson (Cannon Busters) Part 1
Zeno Robinson (Cannon Busters) Part 2

2019 Gallery

2019 Interviews
Gail Simone (My 200th Interview)
Aaron Dismuke (Dr. Stone)

Monroe Pop Fest 2020

The 2020 Monroe Pop Fest ( formerly the Monroe Comic-Con ) will take place Saturday, September 19th (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) at the MB&T Expo Center.

The 8th Annual 1 day event will feature more than 70 creators, writers, illustrators and actors who will greet the fans, sign autographs, take pictures, and provide panels and Q & A discussions, while many super fans are dressed in their pop culture best. Additional costs may occur with some guests. A popular event is cosplay contest sponsored by Rob Miller Art where a mix of judges determine the best costume winners, presenting CASH prizes and gift packages.

Come see what we’re all about this September 19th at the 8th Annual Monroe Pop Fest !!

Check out MIGeekScene’s previous coverage
Gallery

Interviews
Andre Batts
Wholihan’s Wares
Victor Dandridge

GrandCon 2020

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  Check out unpublished games, maybe design a game, and sneak a peek at great things to come.

 

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

4th Annual Detroit Festival of Books!

Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) will take place at Eastern Market Shed 3 in Detroit. FREE entry! Bookfest has been morphing into a signature event for the region and will feature 200 vendors selling BOOKS (ie: used, rare, antiquarian, unusual, ephemera, authors). There will also be vinyl records, comic books, creative arts, vintage board games and more! Food, beer and funk music!

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…

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.