Boldly go where no one has gone before in J.J. Abrams’ acclaimed Star Trek (2009), presented in HD on the big screen while your Grand Rapids Pops performs Michael Giacchino’s unforgettable score live!
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Grand Rapids Comic-Con is a comic book and popular arts convention that will be held on October 16-18, 2015, at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This show will feature a huge vending room selling comic books, anime/manga, movie memorabilia, action figures, toys, and other cool stuff as well as the following:
Several appearances by Hollywood celebrities
A good amount of comic book artist appearances
A giant vending room, well over 40,000 square feet!
A genre-themed film festival sponsored by Compass College Of Cinematic Arts
An anime programming room sponsored by Jafax
A world-class art show by Dan’s Dream
Electronic gaming room operated by Nintendo
Board and card gaming room sponsored by Capital City Collectibles
Magic: The Gathering tournament
Nerd car show
501st Legion Of Stormtroopers
Squirrels Creations Transformers display
West Michigan LEGOs train display
Lots of event for the little ones
…and a lot more!
Mark Hodges, founder of the Grand Rapids Comic Con, talks about the 2015 event. Learn all about the guests and events going on for this year in this informative interview.
GR8bit Live! is an annual video game music concert and charity in Grand Rapids, MI, benefiting the kids at the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. After a successful kickstarter, this event will be FREE!! While the admission is free, there will be a suggested donation upon entering. ALL of the proceeds from the event will go towards buying video game equipment and board games for the kids at the children’s hospital. This year 7 bands will perform. This not just a concert. This time around, GR8bit Live will be a video game convention. There will be vendors, gaming tournaments along with a game room, and voice actor Matt Hill will be there.
Mark Lago, founder of GR8bit Live talks about the upcoming Video Game Music Concert and Gaming Convention which serves as a fundraiser. Learn about the bands and the events at this convention.
What is one of the myriad of things that come to your mind when you think of video games? Is it the awesome visuals that delight your eyes? What about the engrossing stories that draws you in? Or is it the fun gameplay that keeps you at it for periods of time ranging from minutes to marathon long hour sessions? How about the music? Spend enough quality time with a video game and the music will crawl into your ears and embed itself into your mind. Since video games have been around for 40 plus years, it is safe to say that numerous tunes and compositions have made their way into our hearts and minds over time. These beloved songs have inspired various covers that run that gamut of very distinct genres of music. Rock, metal, polka and piano are only a select few of the hundreds of covers out there for your audio enjoyment.