Tag Archives: Gaming

Back to the ConFusion

Back to the ConFusion, the 41st ConFusion by name and 42nd annual January gathering (starting with the AA Realx-I-Con in 1974), is a go! 2015 looks to be an exciting year–it will be the year that Marty McFly really traveled to in Back to the Future II, whatever that Facebook meme says, so look out for those hoverboards, they must be right around the corner. (No, seriously, look out!) We’re anticipating another excellent con, with the first-time appearance of author Karen Lord, researcher Dr. Cynthia Chestek, and gaming gurus Monte Cook & Shanna Germain. We’ll also welcome back Heather Dale, now performing as our Music Guest of Honor. And then there’s Aaron Thul, longtime fan and conrunner, returning after two years away as our Fan Guest of Honor. Please do join us, and we hope to see you there in January!

http://2015.confusionsf.org/

https://www.facebook.com/MIConFusionNews

 

AlmaCon 2015

Anime and gaming convention sums up AlmaCon. This con is organized by the Alma College Otaku and Gamers group. 2015 will mark the 5th year anniversary of this relatively new anime convention. The cost of admission: an expensive sum of $5 if you pre-register. Otherwise, it will be $5 at the door. Various screenings, events and panels to choose from. Mark it on your calendar.

Support your local geek/nerd events.
For more info, check out:
http://almaconmi.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/AlmaCon/283377051694212

 

Marmalade Dog 20

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 2015

Shuto Con is Lansing’s Annual Anime Convention, coming to the Lansing Center March 20th-22nd, 2015. 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!

http://shutocon.com/

https://www.facebook.com/shutocon

Grand Rapids Comic Con 2015

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
Costume contest
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
USS Sinclair
Squirrels Creations Transformers display
West Michigan LEGOs train display
Lots of event for the little ones
…and a lot more!

http://www.grcomiccon.com/

https://www.facebook.com/GrandRapidsComicCon

GrandCon 2015

 

GrandCon is a tabletop gaming & fan convention in West Michigan. Their presenting sponsor for 2015 is Celebration! Cinema and charitable partner is Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation. GrandCon will be held September 25-27, 2015. They will have an exhibit/vendor hall with game retailers, artists, and publishers. There will be open tabletop gaming of all kinds, board, card, miniature, and RPG games, along with various seminars for fandom. Check out the premiere tabletop gaming convention of West Michigan!

Support your local geek/nerd events.
For more info, check out:
http://grand-con.com/
https://www.facebook.com/GrandConGCA

MEGGAcon

MEGGAcon (Michigan’s Entertainment, Gaming, Geek and Arts Convention) is Jackson, Michigan’s best gathering of all things nerdy! Cosplay, Games, GEEKS!

MEGGAcon is determined to be Jackson, Michigan’s #1 gathering of the geeks! We will bring together fans of board games, video games, card games, movies, wrestling, art and comic books under one roof….the roof of the Commonwealth Commerce Center!

There will be plenty of gaming tournaments (of all kinds,) professional wrestling, celebrity guests, geek themed games like videogame name that tune, and so much more! MEGGAcon will be hitting Jackson on August 22nd, 2015.

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

https://www.facebook.com/MEGGAcon

Great Lakes Comic-Con 2015

The Great Lakes Comic-Con, Friday February 27th, and Saturday 28th, 2015. Macomb Community College, South Campus, Sports and Expo Center, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088. Special Guests include Tony Gray, Arvell Jones, William Messner-Loebs, Keith Pollard, Jason Moore, Paul Storrie, Dirk Manning, the 501st Great Lakes Garrison, and more! Admission $10 each day, or $15 for a Two-Day pass. Children ages 10 and under are free both days. Free parking.

Support your local geek and nerd events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.greatlakescomiccon.org
https://www.facebook.com/GreatLakesComicCon.org

Midland Meeple Con 2015

Midland Meeple Con will be the first board game convention in Midland!

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Whiting Forest, Midland (just North of the Library on Eastman Avenue)
10 AM to 10 PM
$15 per adult or $35 for families (3 or more from same group)

We ask that you bring a dish to share. Soft drinks and plates, cups, etc. will be provided, and there are refrigerators and heating ovens at Whiting Forest.
We are limited to 80 gamers, so we are looking for a tentative head count at this time. If you would send Grace or Neil a quick email reply, we can get an idea of possible attendance (yes or no and how many). It is amazing how far ahead planning must occur!
Grace Daines ([email protected]) and
Neil Christiansen ([email protected])