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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/

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

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/

Detroit Bookfest 2018

2nd annual Detroit Festival of Books! (aka: Detroit Bookfest)

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

10am-4pm

Eastern Market

Shed’s 5 and 6

Detroit, Michigan
FREE entry for attendees!

200 vendors, 5 food trucks, 2 beer vendors, DJ playing funk music, ton of stuff going on in the parking lot

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For more info, check out:
http://detroitbookfest.com/
https://www.facebook.com/events/489759531358545/

TromaDance Detroit 2018

TromaDance Detroit is committed to creating and operating a film/art festival that is for the people and by the people. All people, regardless of budget, can submit a film and attend the event. This year we do offer an option to pay us a dollar for your submission. It’s only an option though. If you don’t care to or can’t afford a dollar then there’s a completely free option. Just click the one labeled “Free” or “Regular” depending on your choice. Either way, all films will be considered equally. If you choose the dollar option, one hundred percent of your dollar (after FilmFreeway takes out their fees) goes toward helping pay for the actual event.

TromaDance is a film festival wholeheartedly devoted to filmmakers and fans. Unlike most other film festivals, TromaDance does not charge filmmakers to submit their films. Entrance to all screenings is free and open to the public. Also, there are no VIP reservations or preferential treatment regarding films, panels, or parties of any kind given. The organizers of TromaDance believe films are meant to be seen, especially when it comes to new filmmakers. Art – in all its forms – is for the people!

TromaDance features a range of films made independently, usually without big stars, big money and far removed from the Hollywood studio system. The official selections of TromaDance have been made with nothing more than passion, courage, integrity, and raw talent.

Everyone at TromaDance is treated as an equal. The elite and the celebrated are treated no better or worse than the experimental filmmaker or the random moviegoer off the street. Admittance to all screenings, panels, parties, and events is strictly on a first come, first served basis. If there are any VIPs at TromaDance, they are the filmmakers whose blood, sweat, and hard work are on the screen.

TromaDance is an opportunity for everyone who’s ever picked up a camera to have their work seen without the compromises required by elitist cartel interference. TromaDance is proud to be the first and only film festival of the people, for the people, and by the people.

TromaDance Detroit continues this tradition and expands on the possibility of a free and independent festival for the people! TromaDance Detroit features not only independent films, but we’ve expanded the festival to include art in all of its forms. Music, performance art, and more!

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For more info, check out:
http://tromadancedetroit.com/
https://filmfreeway.com/tromadancedetroit

Events for the Week June 11th-17th

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

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