Tag Archives: July 2016

MIGeekScene 2016 Retrospective Part 3

Here are some photos of my journey through 2016. These photos resonated with me for various reasons. This album features pics from JAFAX, GR8bit Live, BlackRock Medieval Fest, and the Motor City Steam Con. Enjoy.

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Motor City Steam Con 2016 Review

Normally, I attend an event from start to finish in order to form a full opinion on it. However, due to a family gathering that I could not miss (due to potential death or immense harm if I did), I was only able to attend the Motor City Steam Con from late Saturday afternoon to the end of the event. My “review” of the event is from the perspective of what I was able to experience in that short amount of time. I hope you will forgive me for not giving the full rundown of everything that this event had to offer.

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Autism Hero Walk

Calling all superheroes…
Autism Alliance of Michigan is hosting its 2nd annual Autism Hero Walk at the Detroit Zoo on Sunday July 31st, 2016. We are expecting over 2000 walkers to attend this inspirational and fun event.
We are looking for superheroes to join us in costume to take photos and meet our amazing families.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://aaomwalk.rallybound.org/

Cosplay Beach Party 2016

Hosting a Swimsuit Cosplay Meet-Up at park with beaches!
We’ll have food(grills), drinks(BYOB for alcohol), music/dance/rave parties featuring Hardcore 313 DJs, volleyball/Ultimate Frisbee/football/badminton/etc., photoshoots, watermelon smashing (スイカ割り) and bunch of WEEB activities!

We will be holding a cosplay beach volleyball tournament, a swimsuit cosplay contest AND a regular cosplay contest!

It would be so kind if any of you could bring some food and drinks to share! (We also have a PayPal set up for and will also make a tip/donation jar if you’d like to help chip in instead!)
link: https://www.paypal.me/DisMei

Come with your swimsuit version cosplays, or just your regular cosplays! No limitations! Cosplays are not mandatory to attend this event.

Park Entrance cost $10 at the toll booth, so make sure to bring cash with you! (I’ll have to re-check to see if they take card)
If you can, you can park somewhere nearby and carpool with some friends from there to avoid paying multiple entrance fee if it can be avoided!

The park does not allow the beach space to be reserved and our Shelter “C” aka Spring Hill is in located in a secluded area, which is walking distance on the trail of 10~15min/1000 steps (I checked on my pedometer today) away from the beach. This will allow us to have music entertainment and PA system without bothering the other shelters! The park has many rules and regulation where many activities we would want to have are restricted only in the picnic area which includes : grilling, consumption of alcohol, music, PA system, event-like activities, etc.

Therefore the volleyball tournament, musical entertainment, cosplay contest, drinking/eating will be held at the picnic area, and guests can have photoshoots at the beach, sunbathe, or boat rental! This is an all-day event, so there are no restrictions to when you show up, unless you will be participating in the Volleyball Tournament or entering in the Cosplay Contest.

The beach may seem slightly bumpy and less smooth sand-like look. I am thinking of using either the backside of a rake or a snow shovel to flatten the beach surface and create an ideal flat sand look for photoshoot.

REMINDER: The beach space IS NOT RESERVED (and cannot be) therefore the beach will have the general public there this is a warning, cosplays are very flashy so people will stare at you. But fear not! Embrace your outstanding work of cosplay and let’s get some great shots on the beach scene!

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1750894935184578/

Super Soul

Vault of Midnight and GR Soul Club Present: SUPER SOUL at the Pyramid Scheme

$8 advance/$10 day of show | ages 21+

A Dance Party & Costume Contest For The Ages!
Vault of Midnight and Grand Rapids Soul Club unite in the ultimate crossover event to bring you a dazzling evening of funk, soul, and retro superheroes.

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/241997872848419/

Thunder-Con 2016

Costume Contest with Prizes

Game show (Jeopardy Style) Pop culture knowledge contest

Laser Sword Academy

Local collections of memorabilia on display

3D printing demonstration

The Klingons are back!!

Again this year the event will be free and open to the public. All guests are encouraged to register upon arrival.

Individuals participating in the Costume Contest are required to be registered prior to participating.

Thank you to all the individuals who donated to this event over the last year. Also a special thanks to our supporters including the Mall Merchants Association for supporting Thunder-Con

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For more info, check out:
http://speedconnect.com/jasman5723/Thunder-Con/
https://www.facebook.com/Thunder-Con-207937205886385/

BlackRock Medieval Fest 2016

Blackrock Medieval Fest is a Ren Faire event held in Augusta, Mi. The theme for this year was the Battle of the Gods. Enjoy these pictures.

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Mikey Mason at Comics & More!

Mikey Mason Comedy Rockstar brings his brilliant act to Comics & More. We’re pretty sure you’ve seen the video for “She Don’t Like Firefly,” or heard “Alan Moore’s Beard”, so come on out to Comics & More and hear them LIVE!

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/476178342557344/