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How-To Halloween 2020

Calling all ghosts, ghouls & goblins! Come celebrate the creative fun and do-it-yourself spirit of the haunting season at the sixth annual How-To Halloween! H2H is a family-friendly festival that showcases tons of interactive activities, epic exhibits, creative vendors, costume contests and great entertainment. New this year is the Killer Car Show which kicks off the weekend out front on Michigan Avenue, and then the 11th annual Downtown Lansing Zombie Walk invades the city on Day 2. Our featured guest is Lansing Batman with his custom built Batmobile, so break out your best homemade costumes, grab a bag for trick-or-treating, bring your friends and be a part of this unique and innovative event.

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2018 Gallery
2019 Gallery

MediaWest*Con 40

MediaWest*Con is the annual gathering of SF/Media fandom, held each Memorial Day Weekend in Lansing Michigan.

MediaWest*Con is sponsored by T’Kuhtian Press as a celebration of the diversity of SF/Media fandom, run by fans, for fans, and is staffed entirely by volunteers. MediaWest*Con traditionally features the Art Show and Auction, Fanzine Reading Room. Fannish Videos, Masquerade, Dealers’ Room, Game Room, SF/Media Fan Fund, Fan Quality Awards, a Con Suite (AKA Hospitality Suite) and a Party Suite, and many, many panels on a wide variety of topics representing many areas of interest. Programming is determined by member input and participation. Programming is intended for an adult audience; we do not censor adult themes in panel topics or in the Art Show. We have no official guests. The name MediaWest*Con is a service mark of MediaWest*Con.

Michigan Toy & Collectible Expo 2020

Lansing needs a big toy show! Jackson, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids all have them, so we’ve decided to run one here too. Coming from the team that brings you Capital City Comic Con every year, we will be bringing 250+ tables of toys and collectibles to you on Sunday, May 3rd, 2020 at the Summit Sports and Ice Complex, the new home of Capital City Comic Con.  

Show hours will be 10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M.  Admission will be $4 at the door (cash only, no advance sales), and kids 10 and under will be free. Free parking, on-site concessions and bar, on-site ATM – we’ve got all the amenities vendors and attendees are looking for!

Michigan State University Comics Forum 2020

Held every year on the beautiful campus of Michigan State University, The Michigan State University Comics Forum is an an event that brings together scholars, creators, and fans in order to explore celebrate the medium of comics, graphic storytelling, and sequential art.

Emil Ferris is an American writer, cartoonist, and designer. Ferris debuted in publishing with her 2017 graphic novel My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, a coming-of-age story of Karen Reyes, a girl growing up in 1960s Chicago.  The book is written and drawn in the form of the character’s notebook. My Favorite Thing Is Monsters was heralded as a “masterpiece” by Forbes and The AV Club, among others and has garnered numerous awards, including:

  • 2017 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel for My Favorite Thing Is Monsters
  • 2017 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Artist
  • 2018 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Graphic Novel for My Favorite Thing Is Monsters
  • 2018 Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist
  • 2018 Gran Guinigi Award for Best Graphic Novel
  • 2019 Grand prix de la critique ACBD
  • 2019 Fauve d’or at Angoulême International Comics Festival

Nick Sousanis is an Eisner-winning comics author and an assistant professor of Humanities & Liberal Studies at San Francisco State University, where he is starting a Comics Studies program. He received his doctorate in education at Teachers College, Columbia University in 2014, where he wrote and drew his dissertation entirely in comic book form. Titled Unflattening, it argues for the importance of visual thinking in teaching and learning, and was published by Harvard University Press in 2015. Unflattening received the 2016 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award) in Humanities, the Lynd Ward Prize for best Graphic Novel of 2015, and was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Scholarly/Academic work. To date, Unflattening has been translated into FrenchKoreanPortugueseSerbianPolishItalian, and Chinese.