Tag Archives: May

Robofest 2018

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)

Support your local geek and nerd events.
For more info, check out:
www.robotfest.net
https://www.facebook.com/robofest

Star Wars and More: The Music of John Williams 5/13/2018

Back by popular demand, the Grand Rapids Pops performs Star Wars and More: The Music of John Williams. Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt will lead this concert featuring the very best of John Williams’ legendary film scores, including pieces from Jurassic Park, Jaws, Indiana Jones,and the Star Wars series – including selections from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.grsymphony.org/default.aspx?p=129226&evtid=576033:5/13/2018

Events for the Week May 14th-20th

Robots, comics, LARP and dolls 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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Star Wars and More: The Music of John Williams 5/12/2018

Back by popular demand, the Grand Rapids Pops performs Star Wars and More: The Music of John Williams. Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt will lead this concert featuring the very best of John Williams’ legendary film scores, including pieces from Jurassic Park, Jaws, Indiana Jones,and the Star Wars series – including selections from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.grsymphony.org/default.aspx?p=129226&evtid=576032:5/12/2018

May Steampunk Meetup

Spring will come to Michigan! I’m sure of it!

Join us as we celebrate Spring’s arrival at Patrick J’s for an evening of good friends, good food, and good libations, all with a Steampunk twist.

As always Steampunk garb is suggested but never required. We are starting a bit earlier so if you want to bring your kids, they will be welcome.

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/208593233065140/

Buccaneer Bash 2018

The Buccaneer Bash returns to The Olde World Village. There will once again be fantastic live entertainment, amazing vendors for your shopping needs, and some of the best food you may ever eat. Please remember, there is NO outside food or drink of any kind or pets allowed on the festival grounds. We look forward to making The Buccaneer Bash an event you will always remember. General Admission is only $10 at the gate, and ages 12 and under are Free! Can’t wait to see you all there!

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/160623934694664/
http://www.oldeworldvillage.com/buccaneer-bash/

Star Wars and More: The Music of John Williams 5/11/2018

Back by popular demand, the Grand Rapids Pops performs Star Wars and More: The Music of John Williams. Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt will lead this concert featuring the very best of John Williams’ legendary film scores, including pieces from Jurassic Park, Jaws, Indiana Jones,and the Star Wars series – including selections from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.grsymphony.org/default.aspx?p=129226&evtid=576031:5/11/2018

CARPS May Event 2018

Central Action Role-Playing Society
We are a high-fantasy LARP (Live Action Role-Playing) group that is currently based in Southeast Michigan. You may already be familiar with tabletop role-playing games (RPGs) such as Dungeons and Dragons or White Wolf products. If you are, the difference between an RPG and a LARP is that RPGs consist of half a dozen or so players sitting around a kitchen table with dice and a single Game Master, whereas a LARP is a cross between an elaborate theatre production, live combat, and a hike in the woods. LARPs such as ours have costuming, boffer weapons, and dozens of players whose actions influence not only what you can accomplish but the course of an entire fantasy world. If you aren’t, well, them’s the basics.

Greetings to all new and prospective players! As always, your first event is free, with a free rewrite should you decide you would rather play a different sort of character or have a different set of skills. (You must be 18 to play.)

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For more info, check out:
http://www.carpsgame.com/

CosPlay Day 2018

Come Nerd With Us
GRCC invites you to join us once again for the second annual cosplay day !!
Larping , Private photoshoots, games, concerts and more.

Tickets
$ 10.00 per adult [ages 13 +]
$ 5:00 per child [ages 3-12]
any child under the age of 3 is free

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/306790073170575