Michigan’s largest Pop Culture Event!
Motor City Comic Con gathers multi-media dealers exhibitors from across the country, offering a vast variety of pop culture merchandise, including unique art, comics, anime, tee shirts, movie memorabilia, posters, and more. Over 250 comic book creators, writers and artists will be on site at Comic Con, as well as more than forty actors from the television and movie industry. Comic Con offers big fun for kids young and old!
AlmaCon is a small science fiction/general nerd convention held on the campus of Alma College in Alma, Michigan. We are staffed mostly by members of the Alma College Otaku Gamers (or ACOG, for short) and we would be happy to have you.
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.
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.
The fourth annual How-To Halloween is a family-friendly festival that celebrates all of the creative aspects and do-it-yourself spirit of the haunting season. It features huge displays, great music and everything you’d want to know about making your own ghoulish props, decorations, make-up and baked goods along with the Downtown Lansing Zombie Walk. So break out your best homemade costumes, bring your friends and be a part of this unique and innovative event.
The Continuum is not your typical convention! We stand out with our well-supplied Convention Hospitality Suite, a Saturday Night Costume Ball, a merchandise area with a wide variety of offerings, several tracks of programming of interest to members and a loyal following of staff and panel participants. Our programming includes literature/sci-fi/fantasy, science/space, music and gaming. There is always something of interest to everyone going on! We also have a video room that screens rare anime and fan-created offerings not seen elsewhere. For NaNoWriMo participants, we offer prep workshops and panels focused on writing.
At The Continuum, you can have the type of day where you attend a tea tasting and history lesson before learning to swordfight, take a breather in a panel where your favorite author discusses world building, then end the day by painting miniatures and listening to someone sing about Star Wars.
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