Metro Detroit’s newest Pop Culture Convention Astronomicon heads into its 3rd year!
Metro Detroit Gamers (MDG)
In conjunction with
Oakland University Board Game Club (OUBGC)
Michigan’s Coolest Day of Gaming Fun!
WinterCon 2019 Gaming Extravaganza
Saturday, March 9th
Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan
Oakland Center Banquet Rooms (2nd floor)
(2nd floor near West Oakland Center Entrance)
Oakland University is about 1-2 miles East of I-75
(University Drive exit)
Doors open at 8:00 am
Gaming Events start at 9 am
Gaming continues until 11 pm
Adult Admission: $15
Youth Admission*: $10
*age 16 & under when accompanied by a paid adult.
Game events for all types of enthusiasts:
Tabletop Miniature Battles
Role Playing Games
Puffing Billy (Railroad) Games
Paint and Take Miniature Painting
THE CAST OF SESAME STREET!
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS!
Bob McGrath (Bob)
Roscoe Orman (Gordon)
Emilio Delgado (Luis)
Alan Muraoka (Alan)
Guy Gilchrist (Artist)
Jim Henson’s Cartoonist
(Actor) TV’s SHAZAM!
“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan
(Actor) – Mr. McFeely
(Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood)
(Actress) Return of the Jedi (1983)
COMIC INDUSTRY GUESTS
Tom Orzechowski (Letterer)
The Uncanny X-Men, Black Panther, and more!
Al Milgrom (Editor/Artist)
Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel Fanfare, and more!
Angel Medina (Artist)
Spawn, Spider-Man, Venom, and more!
Kyle Hotz (Artist)
Venom, Carnage, Evil Ernie, and more!
William Messner-Loebs (Writer/Artist)
Wonder Woman, The Flash, Journey, and more!
Keith Pollard (Artist)
The Amazing Spider-Man (co-creator of the Black Cat),
Thor, Fantastic Four, and more!
Darryl Banks (Artist)
Green Lantern, and more!
Arvell Jones (Artist)
DC’s All Star Squadron, Iron Fist, and more!
Co-Creator of Misty Knight!
Vince Locke (Artist)
Sandman, Dead World, and more!
Plus! Paul Storrie, Jason Moore, Seth Damoose,
Randy Zimmerman, and many more!
Free-Play Video Game Arcade – courtesy of Big Toys of Sterling Heights!
Free Board Gaming – hosted by The Grand Gaming Academy!
Prototype Gaming demonstrated and played!
Magic Card Tournament – hosted by Game Players!
Face Painting by Chantel!
Tim Thurmond, the Balloon Sculptor!
and much, much, more!
The Star Wars 501st Great Lakes Garrison!
The Star Wars Rebel Legion!
The R2-D2 Droid Builders Club!
The Ghostbusters Coalition of Southeastern Michigan!
The Finest (GI-Joe Costuming Club)
The League of Enchantment
and much more!
RAFFLE PRIZES ON BOTH
FRIDAY (02.22.2019) AND SATURDAY (02.23.2019)!
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It’s going to be nerdy, it’s going to be night, it’s going to be all the things you ever dreamed Nerd Nite A2 could be! Hope you can join us for another great NNA2.
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We can’t wait until Halloween, so we decided bring back our special Valentine’s event! On Saturday Feb. 16th, we will open for “Love BITES”. This is the ultimate date night for you and your boil or ghoul – but it gets even better! On this night, we will run the entire haunt in total darkness…YES, darkness! You will only have a dim flashlight (that we provide) to navigate your way through. But wait – will there be the actors, animatronics, smells and sounds that Awaken is known for??? YESSSSS, everything else will be up and running. So grab your sweetheart, friends, moms, dads, brothers, sisters, neighbors, someone off the street, and head out to Awaken Feb 16th, you won’t want to miss it! Tickets will be available for pre-purchase online or at the ticket window on the day of the event.
Looking to make some new friends?
Laugh at Nintendo characters falling off of stages?
Chill out in a cozy den with good food?
Or show your Valentine who is the best in Smash?
Well look no further.
JAFAX Gaming is pleased to announce the first annual Super Smash Bash.
Rules will be a 3v3 Squad Strike with a 1 minute stage morph timer.
Full rules can be found in the following link: