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Astronomicon 2019

Metro Detroit’s newest Pop Culture Convention Astronomicon heads into its 2nd year!

If you were at the 1st ever Astronomicon then you know what is abput to go down, and if you were not well then get ready for a truly OUT OF THIS WORLD EXPERIENCE!!

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1950958445156103/
https://www.astronomicon.com/
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAstronomicon/

Storming the ConFusion

The longest-running fan-run SF/F convention in Michigan, ConFusion is a premier event for publishing professionals and fans alike. It is hailed as a place to experience programming and guests on the caliber you find at a WorldCon, while located in a convenient and affordable setting.

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1831561996881532/
http://confusionsf.org/

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.

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For more info, check out:
http://www.youmacon.com/
https://www.facebook.com/youmacon

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.

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/376822602848650/

Events for the Week Oct 8th-14th

11 events for the week. You have many choices to choose from.

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

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After Dark – Marvel vs DC

Join the Michigan Science Center for After Dark: Marvel vs DC

Engage in our Marvel vs DC discussion panel with panelists from Green Brain Comics, Wayne State Comic Collective, Vault of Midnight and Comique Con

Play Marvel and DC video games

Explore 250+ hands-on exhibits

Party with award-winning @DJSkeez313

Quench your thirst with our signature drink, Totally Awesome Hulk and cash bar

Learn more about your favorite comic book characters

And more

Tickets | $15 online (Members are $10) and includes one signature drink

*Costumes are welcome, but not required

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For more info, check out:
http://www.mi-sci.org/discover/after-dark/
https://www.facebook.com/events/294823007746300/

Events for the Week Aug 13th-19th

WOW!!!! 8 different events are happening this week. Check them out, if you dare.

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

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4th Annual Autism Hero Walk

Calling all superheroes…
Autism Alliance of Michigan is hosting its 4th annual Autism Hero Walk at the Detroit Zoo on Sunday, July 29th, 2018. We are expecting over 3,000 walkers to attend this inspirational and fun event.
We are looking for superheroes to join us in costume to take photos and meet our amazing families.

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For more info, check out:
https://aaomwalk.rallybound.org/

Maker Faire Detroit 2018

Maker Faire Detroit, at The Henry Ford, is a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity & resourcefulness and a celebration of the Maker movement.

On July 28-29, 2018, The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mich., in collaboration with our partners at Maker Media, will be the place to visit when Maker Faire Detroit returns to The Henry Ford for two days of unconventional ingenuity, unbridled creativity and a whole lot of forward thinking.

More than 400 makers will bring their wares, ideas, inventions and solutions to this two-day festival offering everything from robots, flame shooters and animatronics to solar-powered mechanical sculptures and fashionable finds. Go to The Henry Ford, roll up your sleeves, and make something.

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For more info, check out:
http://www.makerfairedetroit.com/
https://www.facebook.com/MakerFaireDetroit/