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Cherry Capital Comic Con 2020

C4 is Northern Michigan’s largest comic book and pop entertainment expo. Located at the scenic Grand Traverse Resort, C4 is Northern Michigan’s perfect gathering of comic book creators, exhibitors, and fans. Cherry Capital Comic Con (C4) is a comic book convention that celebrates the medium of comics, rather than a specific genre. At C4, all comics are equal, as are their creators and their fans. The organizers of C4 intend to prove to the world that comic conventions – just like comic fans and the comics, themselves – don’t have to be “this” or “that”. They can just be what they are…which is simply “cool”. Connect with your favorite creators at a variety of panels. Meet up and coming talent in Artist’s Alley. Find great deals on comics and collectable merchandise at our gathering of exhibitors. Participate in our costume contest, with categories for both adults and children.

Check out my previous coverage:
2018 Review

2018 Interviews:
Billy West
Jill Thompson
Gene Ha
Brian O’Halloran

2019 Interviews:
Ming Chen 
Ming Chen Bonus DLC

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.

Kalamazoo Circus Maximus Toy Show Spring 2020

The Circus Maximus Toy Show is held twice a year in the Spring and Fall at the Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds. Conveniently situated halfway between Detroit and Chicago, or Grand Rapids and South Bend, IN. Nearly 50,000 square feet of toys from over 200 vendors around the country will be here for you to explore. You will find your favorite childhood toys including but not limited to; Japanese pressed tin litho, cast iron banks, steel pedal cars, Smith Miller & Tonka trucks, old robots and science fiction items, battery operated toys, cap guns, western toys, and more. For the younger collectors, there is a lot to see from Disney, Star Trek, Star Wars, G I Joe, slot cars, movie, TV and sport memorabilia, and action figures of all kinds, You will also find antique pedal cars and tractors along with spare parts.

Early Buyers / Floor Rights:
$30.00 per person gets you
in the show Friday from 4 – 8 PM
and Saturday morning at 7 AM

Public Show Hours are:
Saturday, 9 AM to 2 PM

Check out MIGeekScene’s previous coverage
Gallery

 

Robotfest 2020

Robofest is a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of physical science, computer science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Students design, construct, and program the robots. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots.

Teams compete in the junior (grades 5-8), senior (grades 9-12), and college divisions. For RoboParade junior includes 4th grade. Student teams, composed of up to five members each, can participate in a variety of events:

Game Competition – A team of students competes to accomplish robotics missions using autonomous robots. Game especially puts math skills to the test.
Exhibition – Each team has complete freedom to show off any creative computer programmed robotics R&D project.
Vision Centric Challenge – Advanced category for Sr. high school and college students.
Bottlesumo – Be the first robot to push intentionally a bottle off the table OR be the last robot remaining on the table. (Level: beginners)
RoboParade – A parade of autonomous robotic floats (Level: beginners)

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!