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U-Con 2017

The U-Con Gaming Convention is a gathering of gamers and companies from all over. You can meet new people and participate in many different events. We have events that are sure to pique the interest of the most avid gamer, as well as those new to the hobby. We offer a wide variety of role-playing events, as well as many board and war games. We also offer Live Action RPG’s and collectable card game tournaments and events. We are one of the largest gaming conventions in Michigan.

Aside from gaming, we have an exhibitors hall filled with a wide variety of exhibitors selling everything from swords to dice, shirts to games, and a number of other unique and interesting items. And what convention is complete without an auction? Of course we have one!

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.ucon-gaming.org/
https://www.facebook.com/ucongaming

Fantasticon Mt. Clemens S5 – EP16

The Fantasticon is a mid-size show created for true comic book and pop culture collectors. The fans that come to our shows are true collectors that are looking for those rare items for their personal collections. Most leave very satisfied as we pride ourselves on having great dealers and artists at our shows. If you collect it, you will find it at a Fantasticon Show. We also are very proud of the fact that our admission price is the lowest of any of the other shows. And the cost for being an exhibitor or artist at the Fantasticon is far less than any other comic cons out there.

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

Jackson Toy Show 2017 November

It’s The Jackson Toy Show! This is the one you DON’T want to miss! All your NASCAR, Hot Wheels, sportcards, dolls, Pez, model cars, promos, trains, slot cars, matchbox, old toys, Star Wars, die cast semi trucks, tractors and diecast and so much more.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/Jackson-Toy-Show-145871215584902

CARPS November Event 2017

Central Action Role-Playing Society
We are a high-fantasy LARP (Live Action Role-Playing) group that is currently based in Southeast Michigan. You may already be familiar with tabletop role-playing games (RPGs) such as Dungeons and Dragons or White Wolf products. If you are, the difference between an RPG and a LARP is that RPGs consist of half a dozen or so players sitting around a kitchen table with dice and a single Game Master, whereas a LARP is a cross between an elaborate theatre production, live combat, and a hike in the woods. LARPs such as ours have costuming, boffer weapons, and dozens of players whose actions influence not only what you can accomplish but the course of an entire fantasy world. If you aren’t, well, them’s the basics.

Greetings to all new and prospective players! As always, your first event is free, with a free rewrite should you decide you would rather play a different sort of character or have a different set of skills. (You must be 18 to play.)

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

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

Grand Rapids Comic Con 2017

Celebrities

Billy Dee Williams: Lando in Star Wars, Batman
Kevin Sorbo: ‘Hercules”, “Supergirl”
Gates McFadden: “Star Trek: TNG”
Kane Hodder: Jason in Friday The 13th 7-10
Julian Glover: Star Wars, Indiana Jones, James Bond
Greg Weisman: “Young Justice”, “Gargoyles”
Brandon Vietti: “Young Justice”, Batman: Under The Red Hood
Mike McFarland: “Dragonball Z”, “Attack On Titan”, “One Piece”
Jason Spisak: “Young Justice”, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”
Chad Rook: “The Flash”, War For The Planet Of The Apes
Catherine Sutherland: “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”
Doctor Mortose: local horror host

“Batman: TAS” Mini Reunion!
Adrienne Barbeau * Clive Revill * Diane Pershing * Loren Lester

Toho Godzilla “Men In Suit” Actors!
Haruo Nakajima * Tsutomu Kitagawa

Comic Book and Animation Guests
Jim Steranko: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America
Mike Zeck: Spider-Man, Secret Wars, The Punisher
Jose Delbo: Wonder Woman, Yellow Submarine
Steve Geiger: Punisher: War Journal
Christopher Jones: Young Justice, Batman 66
Thom Zahler: My Little Pony
Tony Kordos: Batman and Robin Eternal
Tony Isabella: Black Lightning
Douglas Paszkiewicz: Arsenic Lullaby, The Tick
John Giang: Industrial Light and Magic
Stuart Sayger: The Walking Dead, Bionicle
Allen Bellman: Captain America
Phil Ortiz: “The Simpsons”
Mike Toth: Beauty and the Beast, Mulan
Tom Cook: “SuperFriends”, “He-Man”
Robert Pope * Andrew Pepoy * Dirk Manning * Wallace Wood Estate * J. David Spurlock * Source Point Press * Caliber Comics * Comfort and Adam * Dan Monroe * K. Lynn Smith * Jon Alderink * Scott Rosema * Flint Comix

Best Selling Authors
Susan Dennard: Truthwitch
Elly Blake: Frost Blood
Kristen Simmons: Metaltown
Amy Lukavics: Women in the Walls
Erica O’Rourke: Torn
Cori McCarthy: You Were Here
Ray Pointer: Max Fleischer bio

YouTube Personalities
Harp Twins *
Vegan Black Metal Chef

Cosplayers
Knightmage *
Sweets4aSweet *
SuperKayce *
Chaotic Neutral *
Karmada

PLUS:

  • Huge vending room
  • Car show
  • Film festival
  • Dan’s Dream art show
  • Anime room
  • Costume contests
  • Electronic/Board/Card gaming rooms
  • 501st/Ghostbusters/Minions
  • LEGOs display
  • Lifesize Toothless
  • 100+ hours of programming
  • Lots of after-hours activities

Tickets: www.grcomiccon.com/tickets

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
www.grcomiccon.com
www.facebook.com/grandrapidscomiccon
www.twitter.com/grcomiccon
www.instagram/grcomiccon
www.youtube.com/grcomiccon

Events for the Week Oct 16th-22nd

Horror, a big comic con, LARPing and a kid’s comic event 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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