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Grand Rapids Comic Con 2018

Celebrities
Walter Koenig: ‘Star Trek: TOS”, “Babylon 5”
Doug Jones: ”Star Trek Discovery”, The Shape Of Water, Hellboy
John Ratzenberger: “Cheers”, Cars, Toy Story
Danielle Colby: “American Pickers”
Adrian Paul: Duncan MacLeod in “The Highlander”
Josh Grelle: “RWBY”, “Yuri On Ice”, “Attack On Titan”
Kara Eberle: Weiss Schnee on “RWBY”, “RWBY Chibi”
Elizabeth Maxwell: “RWBY”, “Attack On Titan”, “Fairy Tail”
David Hayter: Metal Gear Solid, “Spider-Man”, X-Men
Jen Cohn: Overwatch, Star Wars: The Old Republic
Tim Rose: Star Wars 6-8, The Dark Crystal, Howard The Duck
Julie Dolan: “Star Wars Rebels”, LEGO Star Wars
Carla Perez: “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”
Ricou Browning: Creature From The Black Lagoon

Stars of “Mystery Science Theater 3000”
Frank Conniff * Trace Beaulieu

Comic Guests
Kevin Eastman: co-creator Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Michael Golden: co-creator of Rogue from The X-Men
Tony Isabella: creator of Black Lightning
Mike Grell: Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters, “Arrow”
Allen Bellman: Captain America
Joyce Chin: Jessica Jones, Xena, Red Sonja
Mike S. Miller: Injustice: Gods Among Us
Thom Zahler: My Little Pony, Love and Capes
Arvell Jones: co-creator of Misty Knight
Renee Witterstaetter: She-Hulk, Conan The Barbarian
Robert Pope * Jason Moore * K. Lynn Smith * Dirk Manning * Dan Monroe * Comfort and Adam * Source Point Press * Douglas Paszkiewicz * Caliber Comics * Scott Rosema * Jon Alderink * Randy Zimmerman

YouTube
Harp Twins
Channel Awesome
TheOdd1sOut
SomeThingElseYT

Authors
Shea Fontana: DC Superhero Girls
Christopher Paolini: Eragon
MarcyKate Connolly: Shadow Weaver
Rebecca Ross: The Queen’s Rising
Mindee Arnett: Onyx and Ivory
Makiia Lucier: Isle Of Blood and Stone
Eric and Julia Lewald: Previously On X-Men
Mark Fertig: Take That, Adolf!

Cosplayers
Knightmage
Chaotic Neutral
Envy The Green Fairy

PLUS!
Giant Vending Hall
Dan’s Dream Art Show
Car Show
Film Festival
501st/Ghostbusters/Minions
Cosplay Crusaders/LOE/Finest
Blue Box Timelords/RMN
Electronic/Board/Card Gaming
Kids Area
Anime Room
100+ Hours of Programming
…and a ton more!
Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.grcomiccon.com/
https://www.facebook.com/GrandRapidsComicCon
www.twitter.com/grcomiccon
www.instagram.com/grcomiccon
www.youtube.com/grcomiccon

Youmacon 2018

Youmacon is a popular culture event similar to most “Comic Cons”, however instead of focusing on comic books, Youmacon is a celebration of Japanese popular culture and its influence on our own culture over the past few decades. Common themes throughout the event are Anime (Japanese animation), Video Games, Japanese style artwork and comics, and the rising internet culture influenced by all of the above.

Wearing costumes, or “Cosplay” as it’s known at conventions, is very popular with attendees of Youmacon. It is not uncommon to walk into a pair of Italian plumbers in overalls on the escalator, only to meet someone dressed as Edward Elric or Master Chief from Halo minutes later.

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

Potter Palooza at Livonia Civic Center Library

Join us Saturday, October 27th from 11AM-4PM for POTTER PALOOZA, a FREE all-ages Harry Potter festival! Check out some of the magical events planned:

For Kids:

Youth Crafts

-Magical crafts geared towards little hands.

Broom Decorating Contest

-Put your decorating skills to the test during our Broom Decorating Contest! All decorations supplied by the Library. Participants are required to bring their own brooms. Brooms will be judged by Potter Palooza attendees. **Registration is required, limited to children 12 and under.

Niffler Nab Coin Grab

-Do your best Niffler impression and gather up gold coins strewn over the Quidditch Pitch! For children 10 and under.

For Teens/Adults

Magical Crafts

-Decorate house ties, create collages out of worn out books, and more!

Butterbeer Brewing Contest

-Think your butterbeer is best? Put it to the test! Up to 10 teams will present their butterbeer recipes for judging by Potter Palooza attendees. All recipes must be cold, non-alcoholic beverages. Teams must bring 4 quarts of their best butterbeer, ready for tasting. **Registration required, limited to teens and adults.

Escape Room

-Teams of 4-6 players must use their wits and wizarding knowledge to Escape with the Sorcerer’s Stone. Game length: 15 mins. Sign-up for time slots the day of the event.

For All Ages

Trivia Contest

-Test your knowledge of all things Harry Potter in our Trivia Contest, hosted by Sporcle Trivia! Participants can compete in teams of up to 6 people. Team sign-up will be the day of the event.

Costume Contest

-Enter our Costume Contest and have your cosplay judged in the categories of Best Costume, Best Props, and Most Creative! Participants will be judged in age groups (Kids, Teens, Adults). Sign-up will be the day of the event.

Divination Station

-Stop by our Divination Station for tea leaf and tarot readings!

Flying Lessons

-Learn the ins and outs of flying and Quidditch by participating in fun training drills!

Quidditch!

-Bring a broom and come play some Muggle Quidditch! We will play approx. 6 games. Team sign-up will be the day of the event.

Gnome Tossing

-Help us de-gnome the grounds with this fun tossing game!

Scavenger Hunts

-Explore the Library as you hunt for Horcruxes and missing Owl Post.

“Off the Trolley” Refreshments

-Enjoy free refreshments redeemed with Potter Palooza vouchers (2 vouchers will be given to each attendee at sign-in).

Craft Vendors

-Vendors will be on-site selling their magical wares. Find the perfect wand, potion bottle, painting, and more!

“Hogwarts Express” Shuttle

-Ride the Hogwarts Express across the parking lot as you travel to and from the Quidditch Pitch!

**Registration required, starting 8/27/18. The Broom Decorating Contest and the Butterbeer Brewing Contest require additional registration prior to event date.**

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://livonia.libcal.com/event/3923048

Newaygo County Comic Con 2018

The first annual NEWAYGO COUNTY COMIC CON will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at the Fremont Rec Center, downtown Fremont, MI. We will have vendors, artists, special guests and we plan to host a Comic con Art Contest for Middle & High School age students(5th-12th grade). Hope to see you there~!

Admission: $10 adults 18+
$5 kids 17 & under, College with ID,
Military/police/EMT(with ID & seniors
$35 family pack (5 & more)

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/129828127682533/
https://newaygocountycomiccon.com/

Steampunk Invasion of the Detroit Zoo 2018

The Steampunks will invade the Detroit Zoo again this October. Hopefully the weather will cooperate with lovely fall temperatures. So much better for our wonderful outfits. And the animals should be more active too. Feel free to join us on this adventure. As always, costumes admired, but not required.

We plan to meet-up at the Rackham Fountain near the front of the zoo at 1pm. Most likely photos will occur there (especially if someone good with a camera shows up).

Otherwise, people will probably just wander around looking at the various animals and exhibits, chancing upon each other, exchanging pleasantries, commenting on others fine zoo/safari/whatever ensembles.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/376822602848650/

Downtown Lansing Zombie Walk 2018

The 9th Annual Downtown Lansing Zombie Walk invades the Capital City once again on Saturday October 13, 2018, and all ages of the undead are welcome to walk for FREE! We ask participants to bring a nonperishable food donation in support of the Greater Lansing Food Bank, and to assemble at 11:30am inside the Lansing Center by Exhibit Hall C.

Once the donations are collected, the horde members will be given a wristband before being unleashed on the unsuspecting citizens of Lansing, Michigan at high noon. Traffic comes to a stand still as we shuffle our way to the steps of the Capitol for the greatest photo op ever seen. Afterwards, we invite the walking dead to return to the Lansing Center for discounted entry into How-To Halloween to compete for big prizes in our Best Zombie Contest on the main stage and join in all the spooktacular fun at the festival.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1690220017738720/

How-To Halloween 2018

How-To Halloween is a festival for ghosts, ghouls and goblins of all ages!

• Celebrate the WOMEN OF POWER at our 5th annual event.
• Meet Capital City Wonder Woman, Batwoman, Supergirl & more.
• Participate in over 50 interactive activities and games.
• Wear your costume and bring a bag for trick-or-treating.
• See custom-built attractions and amazing holiday displays.
• Enjoy a huge variety of entertainment from the main stage.
• Learn tons of tips and tricks from cosplay experts.
• Snap photos with killer cars like KITT & the Mystery Machine
• Win our homemade costume contest for over $100 in prizes.
• Shop with our many creative and unique vendors.
• Help support our community and local charities.
• Get your tickets for only $8 (kids 2 and under enter for free).

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/871983536322243/
https://www.how-tohalloween.com
https://www.facebook.com/HowToHalloween

Steampunk Amore Presents ~ A Halloween Special!

Steampunk Amore Presents A Halloween Special!

This will be a 2 day event!

Shopping,
Artists on site
Make and Takes,
Food,
A Halloween Runway show, Live acts, music and more!

We are heading back to the Genesee County area for this show! This is where my Studio is located. There will also be a FREE admission all day Flea Market you can shop for bits and pieces too on Sat on the grounds..

Come find that unusual piece for your Halloween Costume, heck you will be able to find your entire costume at this show. We will have a great array of Steampunk style Halloween items for your purchasing and viewing pleasures!

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/197899037486716/