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GrandCon 2018

GrandCon features tabletop gaming in all its forms, including the creators behind them. We provide an atmosphere that will allow gamers to mingle and appreciate their shared interests.

Come to play or chat with fellow enthusiasts in a community that understands your passions.  Find adventure with favorite role-playing game.  Meet the creators behind your favorite mainstream and independent games.  Check out unpublished games, maybe design a game, and sneak a peek at great things to come.

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

Dan Dougherty Meet and Greet

Come visit us on August 18 for Dan Dougherty‘s debut signing event at The Comic Signal!

Dan is the writer and illustrator behind several creator-owned comics and children’s books. He is best known for Beardo and Touching Evil, and has most recently launched Floppy Cop and Cosa Nostra.

Dan’s career in comics began in 2003, and since then, he has written and/or illustrated over 60 published works ranging from horror to children’s books. He has won three Shel Dorf Awards, the Eric Hoffer Award for Children’s Literature, and two Purple Dragonfly Awards. In 2018, he was the recipient of the Gary Reed Award for Independent Creator of the Year.

When Dan isn’t making comics, he teaches how to make them at the International School of Comics Chicago. He also enjoys writing and recording music and is working on his first solo album.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/228583491328748/

Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire 2018

Maker Faire combines the traditional science fair with innovation and engineering capitalizing on the Maker movement for something entirely new. Featuring both established and emerging local “makers,” the Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration featuring rockets and robots, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, unique hand-made crafts, local food, and more!

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.

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

Events for the Week Aug 13th-19th

WOW!!!! 8 different events are happening this week. Check them out, if you dare.

Don’t know what to do for the week? Well, check out what’s going on for this weekend.

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Monsters, Dragons & Creatures Art Workshop with Corinne Roberts

Join us at The Comic Signal on Friday, July 13, at 2 p.m. when our friend and local artist Corinne Roberts will host our next free art workshop to teach your kids how to draw monsters, dragons and other crazy creatures!

Corinne has written and illustrated multiple books, including “Trip to Trekka: A Travel Guide to a Vast Weird and Sometimes Dangerous Land” and “Imaginary Sea 1,2,3!” as well as the web comic/comic book “Out and About.” Along with her books, she illustrated the web-comic “Kitty Game” and the card game, Unreal Estate (which is available to purchase in our store!). You can learn more about Corinne’s work by visiting www.corinneroberts.net

Please note that this class is designed for ages 6 and up, and parents are asked to please plan to stay in the store with their children during the event.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/181312312701937/

Events for the Week July 9th-15th

Quite a smorgasbord of events this week. Check them out.

Don’t know what to do for the week? Well, check out what’s going on for this weekend.

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West Michigan Steampunk Meetup

In costume is encouraged. With the Motor City Steampunk Symposium coming up and several members probably intending to go I thought it would be a good time to have a meet up. This is open to all members not just those going to the symposium. If we get a large enough group present we could discuss the possibility of making a regular meet and greet event at random places in Grand Rapids. Right now the bar doesn’t know we are coming, but since it is on a Sunday how crowded could they be?

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/205590330218726/

Events for the Week June 25th – July 1st

Gaming, an anime con, a comic con, and a Ren faire are in store for you this week.

Don’t know what to do for the week? Well, check out what’s going on for this weekend.

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