Tag Archives: geek

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

 

The Art of Video Games Exhibition Review

Hey folks, did you know that the Flint Institute of Arts is hosting a Smithsonian touring exhibition. You must be asking yourself, “Why do I care? How is that remotely geeky?” Well, that very exhibition in question is called the Art of Video Games. Is it worth the trip to Flint or is it a waste of time? Check out my experiences and review of this exhibition. Continue reading The Art of Video Games Exhibition Review

X-Trava Con

X-Trava Con

December 28th at 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

X-Trava Con is a comic book and collectibles show. It is held on a Sunday once a month. Comics, anime, manga, posters and other assorted goods are the name of the game for this event. Admission is $3. Mark your calendars.

Knights of Columbus Hall
19801 Farmington Rd,
Livonia, MI 48152

Support your local geek/nerd events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.motorcityconventions.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=30:xtravacon&catid=34:mainpage
https://www.facebook.com/motorcitycomicon

Professor Elemental

Professor Elemental
Nov 14th, 2014

Off the Beaten Path Books and Doc Colony’s Reloaded Events presents this magnitudinous event.
Professor Elemental is bringing his unique brand of steampunk and chap hop to Detroit. What’s chap hop you ask? Old timey English proper and hip hop combined for unique lyrics. Professor Elemental combines comedy and music while spitting lyrics and rhymes. Opening acts will include a burlesque show by Miss Holly Hock, sideshow extraordinaire Christopher Bogucki (who might eat fire) and DJ Tommy Toon. Mark your calendars.

Tangent Gallery / Hastings Street Ballroom
715 E Milwaukee Ave
Detroit, MI 48202

Support your local geek/nerd events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1477620365858972/
professorelemental.com

Steampunk Night of November 2014

Steampunk Night of November 2014
November 8th 8pm to 1am

Michigan’s own Steampunk DJ Van Helsteam will be spinning music for you folks who want to drink and dance. Van Helsteam mixes Electro swing, Irish, Steampunk and other genres of music to get you out on the dance floor. There is no coverage for this show but you can donate if you want to. Dress up in Ren faire, Steampunk or Pirate attire if you would like as well. Mark your calendars.

Kelly’s Downtown
220 S Washington Square
Lansing, Michigan 48933

Support your local geek/nerd events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/687300981363293/

Fantasticon S2-EP4

Fantasticon S2-EP4
November 8th, 2014

Fantasticon Comic Book & Pop Culture Show is just what the name suggests. This is a one day comic book and collectibles event. Comic artists, writers and music will be available. The admission price ranges from $5 to $7. Mark your calendars.

Gibraltar Trade Center
237 North River Rd
Mt. Clemens, MI. 48043

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

TEDxMuskegon 2014

TEDxMuskegon 2014
November 6th

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a nonprofit group that focuses on the concept of ideas worth spreading. TEDx is a locally, self-organized event under the TED banner. Instead of paying $6000 to attend a TED conference, you can pay a significantly cheaper price to attend a TEDx event. Speakers are there to present ideas that could possibly challenge the way you think or inspire you to action. Mark your calendars.

Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts
Beardsley Theater
425 W Western Ave #200
Muskegon, MI 49440

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

The Art of Video Games Exhibition

The Art of Video Games Exhibition
October 25, 2014 at 6:00 pm – January 18, 2015 at 10:00 pm

The Smithsonian Art Museum is bringing its traveling video game art exhibit to Michigan. For roughly 3 months, the Flint Institute of Art will host the exhibit. Over 40 years of history of history will be on display. Video games are now recognized as an artistic medium. Still images, videos, interviews, consoles and playable games will be on display. Don’t miss out on this because once it’s gone, it’s gone. Mark your calendars.

Flint Institute of Art
1120 E Kearsley St
Flint, Michigan 48503

Support your local geek/nerd events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.flintarts.org/exhibitions/upcoming/taovg
https://www.facebook.com/flint.institute.arts

Twilight of A Dark Knight 2014

Twilight of A Dark Knight 2014
October 25th 7:30pm-9:30Pm

The Michigan Philharmonic will perform a Halloween themed symphony with bits of geeky goodness thrown in. Selections will include Batman – The Dark Knight, Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter, and Star Wars. Let’s not forget the memorable music from the Corpse Bride, Psycho, Michael Jackson and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Let’s Do the Time Warp again. Mark this on your calendars.

Steppingstone School
30250 Grand River Ave
Farmington Hills, MI 48336

Support your local geek/nerd events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.michiganphil.org/Events/October25.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michigan-Philharmonic/199802143384907