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Astronomicon 2018

The Newest Pop Culture Convention in Metro Detroit

A Truly Out of This World Experience

Featuring vendors, games, toys, comics and more!! 3 days of fun for the whole family!!

Featuring Appearances by WWE’s Mick Foley, Horror Icons Sid Haig and Kane Hodder and Detroit’s own Twiztid!!

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

Youmacon 2017

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.

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

Techniicon 2017

Techniicon is the Metro Detroit’s anime event including a diverse influence of electronic music. Similar to most Con events, a bigger Rave music scene and a celebration of Japanese popular culture anime, Artwork, Film, Comics, and Video games

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1920605324819250/
http://techniicon.weebly.com/

Autism Hero Walk 2017

Calling all superheroes…
Autism Alliance of Michigan is hosting its 3rd annual Autism Hero Walk at the Detroit Zoo on Sunday, July 30th, 2017. 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.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://aaomwalk.rallybound.org/

Events for the Week July 24th-30th

Comics, Anime, Super Heroes and the Medieval times await you this weekend.

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

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Detroit Festival of Books

The Detroit Festival of Books is the first ever used & rare books festival in the City of Detroit.

The Detroit Festival of Books (aka: the Detroit Bookfest) is a goodwill effort to help generate a deeper love and appreciation of books in the Greater Detroit community.

This event is mostly indoors and partially outdoors and will be held rain or shine.

Vendors keep 100% of their proceeds!

Free entry for attendees!

150+ dealers selling books of all sorts, vinyl records, etc.
Food and drinks for sale and a DJ spinning funk music

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://detroitbookfest.com/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1331258120254171/

Events for the Week July 10th-16th

A Steampunk con, Medieval Fest, Comic Expo, Book Festival, Cosplay on the River and a Comic Con with Bowling are in store for you this week.

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

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