Tag Archives: Fall

Fantasticon – S6-EP19 – MT. PLEASANT

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

Potter Palooza at Livonia Civic Center Library

Join us Saturday, October 27th from 11AM-4PM for POTTER PALOOZA, a FREE all-ages Harry Potter festival! Check out some of the magical events planned:

For Kids:

Youth Crafts

-Magical crafts geared towards little hands.

Broom Decorating Contest

-Put your decorating skills to the test during our Broom Decorating Contest! All decorations supplied by the Library. Participants are required to bring their own brooms. Brooms will be judged by Potter Palooza attendees. **Registration is required, limited to children 12 and under.

Niffler Nab Coin Grab

-Do your best Niffler impression and gather up gold coins strewn over the Quidditch Pitch! For children 10 and under.

For Teens/Adults

Magical Crafts

-Decorate house ties, create collages out of worn out books, and more!

Butterbeer Brewing Contest

-Think your butterbeer is best? Put it to the test! Up to 10 teams will present their butterbeer recipes for judging by Potter Palooza attendees. All recipes must be cold, non-alcoholic beverages. Teams must bring 4 quarts of their best butterbeer, ready for tasting. **Registration required, limited to teens and adults.

Escape Room

-Teams of 4-6 players must use their wits and wizarding knowledge to Escape with the Sorcerer’s Stone. Game length: 15 mins. Sign-up for time slots the day of the event.

For All Ages

Trivia Contest

-Test your knowledge of all things Harry Potter in our Trivia Contest, hosted by Sporcle Trivia! Participants can compete in teams of up to 6 people. Team sign-up will be the day of the event.

Costume Contest

-Enter our Costume Contest and have your cosplay judged in the categories of Best Costume, Best Props, and Most Creative! Participants will be judged in age groups (Kids, Teens, Adults). Sign-up will be the day of the event.

Divination Station

-Stop by our Divination Station for tea leaf and tarot readings!

Flying Lessons

-Learn the ins and outs of flying and Quidditch by participating in fun training drills!

Quidditch!

-Bring a broom and come play some Muggle Quidditch! We will play approx. 6 games. Team sign-up will be the day of the event.

Gnome Tossing

-Help us de-gnome the grounds with this fun tossing game!

Scavenger Hunts

-Explore the Library as you hunt for Horcruxes and missing Owl Post.

“Off the Trolley” Refreshments

-Enjoy free refreshments redeemed with Potter Palooza vouchers (2 vouchers will be given to each attendee at sign-in).

Craft Vendors

-Vendors will be on-site selling their magical wares. Find the perfect wand, potion bottle, painting, and more!

“Hogwarts Express” Shuttle

-Ride the Hogwarts Express across the parking lot as you travel to and from the Quidditch Pitch!

**Registration required, starting 8/27/18. The Broom Decorating Contest and the Butterbeer Brewing Contest require additional registration prior to event date.**

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://livonia.libcal.com/event/3923048

The Haunted Hallow 2018

When was the last time that you stood next to your friends while they felt a warm sensation run down their leg? Wanna see it again? The 2018 season is already in the planning stages and we will be unleashing it all, UNCUT, UNTAMED and UNCENSORED! Those who “get it” have been getting their scare on for years, and that is what we do it for! If you aren’t too chicken and can make it through The Haunted Hallow, You will walk over 1/2 mile of wooded trails at The Olde World Village with numerous scenes & our very own and ever changing maze of despair. We are open at 8 p.m. and anyone in line by midnight will be allowed to enter every Friday and Saturday night in October. “Line Jump” tickets (only $15 per person) and general admission ($10 per person) will both be available at the ticket booth. This event is NOT recommended for victims under 17! Just in case you didn’t catch this…….. THIS EVENT IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR VICTIMS UNDER 17!!!!!!!!!!!

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For more info, check out:
http://www.thehauntedhallow.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TheHauntedHallow/

Newaygo County Comic Con 2018

The first annual NEWAYGO COUNTY COMIC CON will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at the Fremont Rec Center, downtown Fremont, MI. We will have vendors, artists, special guests and we plan to host a Comic con Art Contest for Middle & High School age students(5th-12th grade). Hope to see you there~!

Admission: $10 adults 18+
$5 kids 17 & under, College with ID,
Military/police/EMT(with ID & seniors
$35 family pack (5 & more)

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/129828127682533/
https://newaygocountycomiccon.com/

CARPS October Event 2018

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.)

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For more info, check out:
http://www.carpsgame.com/

Steampunk Invasion of the Detroit Zoo 2018

The Steampunks will invade the Detroit Zoo again this October. Hopefully the weather will cooperate with lovely fall temperatures. So much better for our wonderful outfits. And the animals should be more active too. Feel free to join us on this adventure. As always, costumes admired, but not required.

We plan to meet-up at the Rackham Fountain near the front of the zoo at 1pm. Most likely photos will occur there (especially if someone good with a camera shows up).

Otherwise, people will probably just wander around looking at the various animals and exhibits, chancing upon each other, exchanging pleasantries, commenting on others fine zoo/safari/whatever ensembles.

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/376822602848650/

How-To Halloween 2018

How-To Halloween is a festival for ghosts, ghouls and goblins of all ages!

• Celebrate the WOMEN OF POWER at our 5th annual event.
• Meet Capital City Wonder Woman, Batwoman, Supergirl & more.
• Participate in over 50 interactive activities and games.
• Wear your costume and bring a bag for trick-or-treating.
• See custom-built attractions and amazing holiday displays.
• Enjoy a huge variety of entertainment from the main stage.
• Learn tons of tips and tricks from cosplay experts.
• Snap photos with killer cars like KITT & the Mystery Machine
• Win our homemade costume contest for over $100 in prizes.
• Shop with our many creative and unique vendors.
• Help support our community and local charities.
• Get your tickets for only $8 (kids 2 and under enter for free).

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/871983536322243/
https://www.how-tohalloween.com
https://www.facebook.com/HowToHalloween

ComiqueCon: Celebrating Women In Comics – 2018

ComiqueCon: Celebrating Women in Comics is a one-day festival celebrating the contributions of female comic creators. Join us for a gathering of the best talent in the comics business: featuring an incredible Exhibitor Hall, awesome panels, creative cosplay and lots of family fun! There’s no event quite like it in the country – see you there!

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/163419204447488/
https://www.facebook.com/comiquecon
https://comiquecon2018.com/