Initially, my plans for a review of the Midwest Media Expo (MMX) were set. I was going to compare this year’s event to last year’s event. However, those plans came crashing down when MMX was cancelled three days prior to the big day. I found out about the cancellation of MMX on Tuesday evening and the shock of the cancellation didn’t hit me until Wednesday morning. To say I was bummed out by the cancellation of Midwest Media Expo would be an understatement. Most people encounter post con depression. I had pre-con depression. I had done over 30 hours of research on the 6 guests I was hoping to interview. When I found out that the event was cancelled, I felt that all of my work, for what I hoped to be awesome interviews, was washed down the drain. While I resigned myself to joining fellow attendees in wallowing over the loss of MMX, an unexpected turn for the better occurred. On Wednesday, the staff of MMX announced that they were putting on a weekend event for the fans. Out of the ashes of Midwest Media Expo’s cancellation, a baby phoenix in the form of a free fan appreciation event called NotCon appeared.
Saturday and Sunday of NotCon were filled with many wonderful people and moments. Check out more from the convention that came out of nowhere. Enjoy.
The cancellation of this year’s M2X event by the venue was a hard blow for us. The community support has been amazing these past few days, and we would like to thank everyone for their understanding. We haven’t been idle, and we were able to make arrangements with fantastic folks at the Radisson in Farmington Hills so we can still bring something special to you.
Several guests will still be joining us, including Jon St. John and David Eddings, and more to be announced. There will be panels and autograph sessions, cosplay photographers (and all of the cosplay gatherings are, of course, invited), and more. LOTS of details to come.
Oh, one last thing. All of our daytime festivities are totally free. And if you’re looking for a hotel to crash at, the Radisson has offered us some rooms at a crazy low rate. So come on down, you know where the party is at.
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8 Events for this Week. You can’t say there isn’t anything to do this week.
Don’t know what to do for the week? Well, check out what’s going on for this weekend.
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.
Spring is the season where new life blossoms into the year. Con season really picks up. Warm weather kicks in and everyone is happy to be rid of the cold weather. How did the months of March through early May go? Let’s find out.
Here are some photos of my journey through 2016. These photos resonated with me for various reasons. This album features pics from Washi Con, AlmaCon, Con Ja Nai, Fantasticon, Shuto Con, Macomb-A-Con and the Midwest Media Expo. Enjoy.
UnVeiled follows the story of a new Pagan as she explores the community, her faith, and experiences pitfalls both mundane & magickal. . Creators Stan and Rae talk more about this upcoming webseries that was successfully kickstarted.
If you’ve been to the massive game room at Youmacon, Shuto Con, and Midwest Media Expo, chances are you have played a console game thanks to this awesome gaming company. Meet Jenna and Cora of Dead State Pavilion. Game on!
We Are Cosplay are a cosplay collective out of Chicago that involves artists, photographers, videographers and various creative types. Listen as Paul, Angelique and Nyq talk about the various aspects of this awesome worldwide collective.