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2016 Year in Review Winter Edition

These Year in Reviews are not, what I call, official “reviews”. Like last year, they will be a series of musings, learned lessons and stories of what I experienced through out the year. Of course, reviews are featured but they are blended in with everything. The theme of FIRSTS sum up the beginning, middle and end of my year, as you will see. Enjoy my year of 2016 in the Michigan Geek Scene.

Winter is the one season that ends one year and begins another. 2016 marked a new journey into the land of Michigan. Sure, it was cold but I couldn’t wait to get on the road and experience everything. Thankfully, it was only cold on the outside. Find out what awaited me during the chilly months of January and February.

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January Sunday Steampunk Diversion 2017!

Come join us on January 15, 2017 from 3 to 7pm at Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery . Enjoy good food and drink with great people!

So, roughly about 6 years ago (yes, it’s been that long!), a group of likeminded steampunk individuals started quasi monthly gatherings in Ypsilanti. Over time, the organizers and locations have changed, but one thing that hasn’t is the great feeling of meeting up with good friends and enjoying an afternoon together.

And for those of you who may be wanting to dip your toes in the local steampunk community, this is a perfect first outing. No pressure, no hype, come and join us!

Please also remember that the service style at the brewery is pub style, so please remember to bus your table 🙂

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/AirshipKeres/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1830998293834600/

Capitol Steam Steampunk Meet & Greet

Capitol Steam Steampunk Society cordially invites you to join other steampunk enthusiasts for an evening of good vibes and great times. For the last couple years we have met every other month, at Kelly’s Downtown, in Lansing. It’s a great place to “meet in the middle” for excellent food, quality drinks, and amazing conversation. We are proud to continue the tradition of bringing together steampunks from all areas of the mitten. Laugh, smile and have fun with us on January 14th.
*Steampunk attire suggested but not mandatory
**$5 donations are accepted at the door
***Capitol Steam events are safe and inclusive. All are welcome!

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/CapitolSteamEvents/
https://www.facebook.com/events/563647103844637/

Lego Mania

 

BRICK BUILDER’S COMPETITION

Kids and adults alike can enter their own home-built LEGO® brick creation into an adjudicated contest according to their age group. Top three in each category will receive a medal. Adjudication information is on the band booster website. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, on-line, between Nov. 18 and Jan. 6, 2017. Cost is $5.00 per entry. Payment instructions on-line.Support your local geek events.

BRICK BUILDER’S RACE

Participants of all ages will receive a new LEGO® kit to race others to be the first to correctly finish their kit. The kit is yours to take home. First place awards for fastest builder in each age group will be presented during the Finale. LIMITED SPACE— first come, first served. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, on-line, between Nov. 18 and Jan. 6, 2017. Cost is $15 per person, grades Pre-K through 6. $20 per person, grades 7 through adult.

LAGOLEGO® AWARD

Video gamer and Middle School Band Director, Mr. Lago, will choose one brick creation from all the entries in the Brick Builder’s Competition, that best captures a video game theme. A few sentences describing the creation should accompany the creation.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

Every LEGO®mania attendee will receive voting tickets to vote for their favorite creations in the Brick Builder’s Competition. The creation receiving the most votes in each age group will receive a medal.

  • Delicious food and drink available for purchase
  • DUPLO® and LEGO® brick building area for hands-on play
  • World Championship qualifiers “That ONE Team” will be introducing and demonstrating their robot, “Sir Wedgemore”. See more robotic demonstrations, courtesy of Paradise Teams
  • Photo opportunity as Princess Leia or Luke Skywalker
  • Awards presentation during Finale.
All proceeds from this FREE fun event will help fund the Northview Band Programs, grades 5-12. We hope to see you there! Thank you for your support!
Disclaimer: LEGO® and DUPLO® are trademarks of the LEGO® Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize, or endorse this event.

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For more info, check out:
http://www.northviewbandboosters.net/lego-mania.html

Events for the Week January 9th – 15th

Another 4 events for the 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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Plymouth Comic Con 2017

THE FIRST EVER PLYMOUTH COMIC CON
Over 45 tables of comic books, Funco Pops, action figures, original art, local publishers and more!!!
ONLY $3.00 PER PERSON OR A $10.00 FAMILY 5 PACK.

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1802202320052474/
http://www.yourcomiccon.com/

Video Games Live

Video Games Live™ is an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Watch video footage from Mario™, Zelda™, Halo®, Final Fantasy® and more timed to live music with synchronized lighting effects. Soloists, electronic percussionists, live action and unique interactive segments create an explosive entertainment experience!

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For more info, check out:
http://www.grsymphony.org/default.aspx?p=128357&evtid=508669:1/7/2017