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Youmacon 2014

Youmacon 2014
October 30th-November 2nd 2014

Detroit’s pioneering and only anime convention. It will run 24hrs straight for close to four days. It starts at 8pm on Thursday and ends on Sunday at 6pm. It will be held at the Cobo Center & the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit.

Cobo Center
1 Washington Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226

Renaissance Center
100 Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48243

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

Midwest Media Expo 2015

Midwest Media Expo 2015
April 10th-12th

The sister convention to Youmacon. While Youmacon is an anime con, Midwest Media Expo is a popular convention that focuses on the many facets of geek and nerd culture. Are you into animation, comics, sci-fi, video games, table top gaming, role playing, cosplay, tv, film and the internet? Then, this is the convention for you. All in downtown Detroit at the GM Renaissance Center. Mark your calendars.

GM Renaissance Center
100 Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48243

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

Professor Elemental

Professor Elemental
Nov 14th, 2014

Off the Beaten Path Books and Doc Colony’s Reloaded Events presents this magnitudinous event.
Professor Elemental is bringing his unique brand of steampunk and chap hop to Detroit. What’s chap hop you ask? Old timey English proper and hip hop combined for unique lyrics. Professor Elemental combines comedy and music while spitting lyrics and rhymes. Opening acts will include a burlesque show by Miss Holly Hock, sideshow extraordinaire Christopher Bogucki (who might eat fire) and DJ Tommy Toon. Mark your calendars.

Tangent Gallery / Hastings Street Ballroom
715 E Milwaukee Ave
Detroit, MI 48202

Support your local geek/nerd events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1477620365858972/
professorelemental.com

Midwest Media Expo 2015

The sister convention to Youmacon. While Youmacon is an anime con, Midwest Media Expo is a popular convention that focuses on the many facets of geek and nerd culture. Are you into animation, comics, sci-fi, video games, table top gaming, role playing, cosplay, tv, film and the internet? Then, this is the convention for you. This year the Midwest Media Expo will host the World Cosplay Summit national finals! All in downtown Detroit at the GM Renaissance Center. Mark your calendars.

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

Harry and the Potters

The first Wizard Rock band Harry and the Potters are stopping in Michigan.  They apparently play songs about some popular book series about a dude who learned magic in high school. They are on tour with Andrew Huang, Rob Scallon, Driftless Pony Club, and Hank Green and the Perfect Strangers. They will play two shows at the Magic Stick.

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

Harry and the Potters

The first Wizard Rock band Harry and the Potters are stopping in Michigan.  They apparently play songs about some popular book series about a dude who learned magic in high school. They are on tour with Andrew Huang, Rob Scallon, Driftless Pony Club, and Hank Green and the Perfect Strangers. They will play two shows at the Magic Stick.

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

The Super Run – Detroit

The Super Run is a superhero themed event with a competitive 5k and a family friendly fundraising run. Enjoy entertainment and other family activities!

This run will take place at Wayne State University on Adams Field

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://thesuperrun.com/locations/detroit-mi-2015/
http://thesuperrun.com/
https://www.facebook.com/thesuperrun

Maker Faire Detroit

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 25-26, 2015, 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.

Support your local geek events.

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

Nerd Nite Reboot, Renew, Relaunch!

Nerd Nite’s Back … All Right!
After a brief hiatus, Nerd Nite returns with events that are nerdier and quirkier than ever before.
Join us on Thursday, May 21 for an epic Reboot, Renew, and Relaunch! Nick Yribar, Curtis Sullivan, and Marcus Schwimmer of the SuperSkull podcast will be discussing rebooted universes in comic books; Chris Casteel, founder of Anew Life Prosthetics and Orthotics, will teach us about current technologies that help amputees relaunch their lives; and Rebecca Frank, a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan School of Information, will share her knowledge on disaster planning, response, and recovery for cultural heritage institutions.
Come learn with us, and you’ll have a chance to meet the new bosses, too! We’ll have delicious drinks and amazing food from Sidecar Detroit. Seriously .. be there and be square.

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

Youmacon 2015

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.

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