Tag Archives: Gaming

Marmalade Dog 21

Marmalade Dog is a gaming convention held by the Western Michigan Gamers Guild (WMGG) each year. The largest in SW Michigan, this gaming convention features role-playing games, card games, board games, miniature wargames and a variety of other events.

Support your local geek/nerd events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.marmaladedog.org/index.php
https://www.facebook.com/marmaladedog

Shuto Con 2016

Shuto Con is Lansing’s Annual Anime Convention, coming to the Lansing Center March 18th-20th, 2016. This convention will be a three day event held in Lansing, MI that focuses on Artists and the art of Interactive Cosplaying!

Starting Friday morning at the Lansing Center and Radisson Hotel Lansing our convention will run from 9AM until 6PM Sunday afternoon. We will have several large rooms for panels, over 50 unique artists as well as several dealers to get your latest anime goodies from, three anime viewing rooms, a huge video game room open during the entire convention, a table top gaming room, special guests, and much more!

Shuto Con also hopes to give you a truly unique experience by participating in our “Interactive Cosplay” experience. We highly encourage ALL our attendees to dress up as their favorite characters and act like them during the convention. A mock battle arena will be staged where you can “fight” it out with other cosplayers, or even take “bets” on who will win! Special points will be given out to those that participate the most, and at Closing Ceremonies on Sunday afternoon we will announce the Shuto Con “King and Queen of Cosplayers”! If you do not wish to participate, but would still like to capture those fond memories, we ask that your bring your cameras and/or video recorders and witness a viral hit in the making!

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

Gamers for Giving 2016

Gamers for Giving is a competitive gaming tournament and LAN party that helps generate resources for the initiatives of Gamers Outreach. Funds raised from the event help support Gamers Outreach charity initiatives, such as building portable gaming carts for children in hospitals.

Sponsors help us cover overhead costs associated with hosting the event so that attendee entry fees and donations can be used strictly for the programs of the charity.

Gamers for Giving 2016 will take place within the main arena of Eastern Michigan University’s Convocation Center during the weekend of March 12th & 13th.

Gamers for Giving is a non-stop gaming marathon which will begin in the morning hours of Saturday, March 12th. The event will last until Sunday evening, March 13th. Attendees are welcome to stay overnight in the venue, but for those interested, hotel information can be found in the Travel section.

Aside from fundraising, as gamers, it’s also our focus to host a great event for our supporters. Gamers for Giving provides a welcoming, friendly environment where gamers can come together to play their favorite video games in a clean, social, and competitive atmosphere. Simply by participating, gamers are making a positive impact in people’s lives through resources generated by the event.

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

Byron Rec Comic Con

Byron Rec’s first annual comic con is coming in 2016! Mark your calendars for this great little local event!

The Byron Township Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce the first annual Byron Rec Comic Con on Saturday, February 6, 2016. This event is starting small, but we hope for it to be a great family-friendly event for years to come! Held at the Byron Township Community Center, this FREE event is open to everyone to attend.

With other events like our Women’s Expo & Craft Show in the spring, we know we already have the potential here for a great event. We have a great community here in South Kent, and we know this will be a fun day. We also have kids’ activities planned from 12-3pm, and a kids’ cosplay contest starting at 3pm. We highly encourage all of our attendees to come in costume or come as they are.

Vendors will feature artwork, crafts, collectibles, gaming, comics, and more! Many vendors are from Byron Center, Grand Rapids, and surrounding communities. Concessions are also available.

The show time is 10am-4pm on Saturday, February 6. The event is free to attend and convenient parking is located in the Community Center parking lot. The vendors will be set up on the first level; signs will be placed to guide visitors inside of the Community Center.

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

AlmaCon 2016

AlmaCon is a small science fiction/general nerd convention held on the campus of Alma College in Alma, Michigan. We are staffed mostly by members of the Alma College Otaku Gamers (or ACOG, for short) and we would be happy to have you.

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For more info, check out:
http://alma-con.tumblr.com/
https://www.facebook.com/AlmaCon-283377051694212

WinterCon 2016

Michigan’s Coolest Winter Gaming Festival

Oakland Center Gold Room(s)
(1st floor near North Entrance)

Since 1972, the Metro Detroit Gamers have brought you the best in gaming conventions!
MDG continues to be a venue where game developers test their latest games.
Since the 1970s, many of the most popular Dungeons & Dragons® adventures were first played at MDG conventions! MDG is proud to continue the tradition of bringing you fun and exciting games to enjoy and experience!

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/499765473530095/

U-Con 2015

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