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WinterCon 2016

Michigan’s Coolest Winter Gaming Festival

Oakland Center Gold Room(s)
(1st floor near North Entrance)

Since 1972, the Metro Detroit Gamers have brought you the best in gaming conventions!
MDG continues to be a venue where game developers test their latest games.
Since the 1970s, many of the most popular Dungeons & Dragons® adventures were first played at MDG conventions! MDG is proud to continue the tradition of bringing you fun and exciting games to enjoy and experience!

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/499765473530095/

CineManga – Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell
Plays Wednesday, January 20 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the CineManga Film Series.
Presented by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies with additional support from Vault of Midnight.

In this film adaptation of MASAMUNE SHIROW‘s iconic manga, a cyborg cop investigates alongside the public security sector 9 the seemingly impossible infiltration of a computer mainframe by a powerful hacker called the “Puppet Master.”
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
1995 | Anime | 83 min | R

AN EXCLUSIVE 16 WEEK SERIES • WEDNESDAYS AT THE STATE THEATRE
CURATED BY THE MICHIGAN THEATER

Manga as a visual and literary medium has inspired some of the most iconic and memorable anime and live action films in key genres of the past several decades. From AKIRA to TOKYO TRIBE, the results are unique, fresh and, ultimately, concepts that are then flatteringly stolen across the globe, to take the medium to the eye-popping CGI and cinematography that is seen today.

This series is intended to help celebrate and educate audiences to not only the stellar films launched by Japanese manga, but the ready-made “storyboards” this unique source material helped deliver to how we take in film today. Manga is a genre-bending format that changes constantly and will be showcased in unique adaptations such as the hilarious THERMAE ROMAE and the heart-warming BUNNY DROP.

As there were so many films that stem from this series, consider this simply a brisk, satisfying weekly walk through highlights to encourage even more reading, more viewing and love of this cherished and beloved Japanese source medium.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.michtheater.org/show/ghost-in-the-shell-kokaku-kidotai/
http://www.michtheater.org

January Sunday Steampunk Diversion!

Come join us in the New Year on Sunday, January 17, 2016 from 3 to 6 pm at Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery. Enjoy good food and drink with great people!

And for those of you who may be wanting to dip your toes in the local steampunk community, this is a perfect first outing. No pressure, no hype, come and join us!

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/AirshipKeres/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1923568604605727/

CineManga – Old Boy

Old Boy
Plays Wednesday, January 13 at 7:00 PM at the State. Part of the CineManga Film Series.
Presented by the U-M Center for Japanese Studies with additional support from Vault of Midnight.
This cult favorite is an explosive interpretation from Korean director CHAN-WOOK PARK of the original manga from NOBUAKI MINEGISHI. A man is imprisoned for 15 years, only to be released and then charged to seek vengeance on his captor in only 5 days.
Presented in Korean with English subtitles.
2003 | Live Action | 120 min | R

AN EXCLUSIVE 16 WEEK SERIES • WEDNESDAYS AT THE STATE THEATRE
CURATED BY THE MICHIGAN THEATER

Manga as a visual and literary medium has inspired some of the most iconic and memorable anime and live action films in key genres of the past several decades. From AKIRA to TOKYO TRIBE, the results are unique, fresh and, ultimately, concepts that are then flatteringly stolen across the globe, to take the medium to the eye-popping CGI and cinematography that is seen today.

This series is intended to help celebrate and educate audiences to not only the stellar films launched by Japanese manga, but the ready-made “storyboards” this unique source material helped deliver to how we take in film today. Manga is a genre-bending format that changes constantly and will be showcased in unique adaptations such as the hilarious THERMAE ROMAE and the heart-warming BUNNY DROP.

As there were so many films that stem from this series, consider this simply a brisk, satisfying weekly walk through highlights to encourage even more reading, more viewing and love of this cherished and beloved Japanese source medium.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.michtheater.org/show/oldboy-oldeuboi/
http://www.michtheater.org