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After Dark: Cosplay & Improv at the Michigan Science Center

Come enjoy our Third Thursday “thinking person’s happy hour” at After Dark: Cosplay & Improv in our newest exhibit, Toytopia! Your ticket includes a specialty drink and three hours of fun.

Tickets are available online and at the door.

Doors at 5:00pm.
Cash Bar.
Ages 21+.

‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ games with Go Comedy! Improv Theater
Cosplay Masquerade (Fashion Show)
Pictures with your favorite characters (including Robocop!)

Costumes are encouraged but not necessary!

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1001206623276673/
http://www.mi-sci.org/

CineManga – Bunny Drop

Bunny Drop
Plays Wednesday, Ferbuary 17 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.

Celebrated Japanese actor turned writer/director SABU delivers this live action drama, based on the manga of the same name by Yumi Unita. Daikichi (played by Japanese Academy Award-Winner Matsuyama Ken’ichi) is an unmarried office worker who ends up living with the six-year-old illegitimate child of his dead grandfather. This girl then helps bring a new definition to family while her family comes together to determine her fate.
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
2011 | Live Action | 114 min | NR

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/bunny-drop-usagi-doroppu/
http://www.michtheater.org

Drink and Draw February 2016

Calling all artists, beer drinkers, and beer-drinking local artists! Have you ever wanted to spend an evening meeting local creatives, exchanging ideas, and swapping techniques over a cold pint?

Yes, you know you have. C’mon.

Come unwind and refresh your mental palette at a very special Vault of Midnight edition of Party Table’s Drink and Draw. Join us at the Pyramid Scheme for an evening of sketching, drinking, or just drinking until your sketches look good. You bring your mad skills, or “talent,” we’ll bring the art supplies.

Crayons, pencils, and sharpies, as well as white and newsprint paper will be provided. Artists with more discerning tastes are encouraged to bring their own fancy pencil boxes for personal use!

21+

Sweet artwork provided by the Mad Titan of the Party Table, Chris Fiore.

Learn more about Party Table! www.facebook.com/partyforthepartygods

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/922103217826767/

Stephanie Young Brehm at AlmaCon 2016

Welcome back to the first interview of the year. This time, voice actress and singer/songwriter Stephanie Young Brehm joins MIGeekScene for a fun interview. We talk about Nico Robin from One Piece,  Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, and Soul Eater. We also talk about her band The Brehms, her jazz influences and one of her favorite cover songs featuring a singing rabbit.

https://www.facebook.com/stephanie.youngvoiceactress
http://www.thebrehmsband.com/

CineManga – Black Jack

Black Jack
Plays Wednesday, February 10 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.

Black Jack may not have a medical license, but that hasn’t stopped him from becoming the world’s most in-demand surgeon. Gifted with incredible surgical abilities, he operates for anyone who has enough cash. Behind this is another mission: to protect humanity from a race of superhuman beings who want to destroy all of mankind. Working through his extraordinary cases he investigates where these evil beings came from and how they can be stopped.
Presented in German and Japanese with English subtitles.
1996 | Anime | 90 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/black-jack-burakku-jakku/
http://www.michtheater.org

Byron Rec Comic Con

Byron Rec’s first annual comic con is coming in 2016! Mark your calendars for this great little local event!

The Byron Township Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce the first annual Byron Rec Comic Con on Saturday, February 6, 2016. This event is starting small, but we hope for it to be a great family-friendly event for years to come! Held at the Byron Township Community Center, this FREE event is open to everyone to attend.

With other events like our Women’s Expo & Craft Show in the spring, we know we already have the potential here for a great event. We have a great community here in South Kent, and we know this will be a fun day. We also have kids’ activities planned from 12-3pm, and a kids’ cosplay contest starting at 3pm. We highly encourage all of our attendees to come in costume or come as they are.

Vendors will feature artwork, crafts, collectibles, gaming, comics, and more! Many vendors are from Byron Center, Grand Rapids, and surrounding communities. Concessions are also available.

The show time is 10am-4pm on Saturday, February 6. The event is free to attend and convenient parking is located in the Community Center parking lot. The vendors will be set up on the first level; signs will be placed to guide visitors inside of the Community Center.

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

Jackson Toy Show February

It’s The Jackson Toy Show! This is the one you DON’T want to miss! All your NASCAR, Hot Wheels, sportcards, dolls, Pez, model cars, promos, trains, slot cars, matchbox, old toys, Star Wars, die cast semi trucks, tractors and diecast and so much more.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/Jackson-Toy-Show-145871215584902

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions!

Brought to life by a full orchestra performing all new arrangements and carefully timed visuals from recent and classic Pokémon video games. Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions has become the must-see video game concert of the year, giving fans and newcomers of all ages a chance to experience the evolution of the Pokémon franchise like never before.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to meet-up with friends to catch, battle, and trade Pokémon from your favorite games including:

Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue
Pokémon Yellow
Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver
Pokémon Crystal
Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire
Pokémon Emerald
Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl
Pokémon Platinum
Pokémon Black and Pokémon White
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y
*$1 of each ticket goes to supporting arts education programs.

This concert is produced by Princeton Entertainment.

Bob Bernhardt, Conductor

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://grsymphony.org/concerts/nestl-gerber-symphonicboom-series/pok-mon-symphonic-evolutions
https://www.facebook.com/grsymphony

AlmaCon 2016

AlmaCon is a small science fiction/general nerd convention held on the campus of Alma College in Alma, Michigan. We are staffed mostly by members of the Alma College Otaku Gamers (or ACOG, for short) and we would be happy to have you.

Support your local geek/nerd events.
For more info, check out:
http://alma-con.tumblr.com/
https://www.facebook.com/AlmaCon-283377051694212