Youmacon is quite simply the biggest anime convention in Michigan. Continue reading Youmacon 2015 Review
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.
Youmacon brings a unique all-ages mix of interactive events, celebrity guest panels, and live musical performances to Downtown Detroit. One of its most popular events, “Live Action Mario Party”, emulates the video game experience – often filling the room to fire code capacity. Players participate in gameshow-like mini-games to help their teams advance and win.
Youmacon 2015 will be held October 29 – November 1 at two of the most iconic locations in Downtown Detroit: The world famous Cobo Center, and The Renaissance Center. Separating these locations is the beautiful Detroit Riverwalk.
Last year, I went to my very first comic con at the Delta Plex for the second Grand Rapids Comic Con. I didn’t really know what awaited me once I entered into the convention. I found my experience over the weekend to be very enjoyable. With that being said, I had a better idea of what to expect when I ventured into the third year of the convention. How did this year’s version of the Grand Rapids Comic Con compare to last year’s? Let’s find out.
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