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Steam Dream Expo

n the year of 2015, on the days of June 19 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., June 20 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. June 21 noon – 6 p.m The annual Steam Dream Expo will be returning to The Olde World Village. There will be live entertainment, great shopping and so much more. General admission is only $10 and children 12 and under are Free! VIP access is available to those 18 and over for only an additional $10!

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/338419066352879/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
https://www.facebook.com/steamdreamexpo

Nerd Nite Ann Arbor June 2015

Summertime and the livin’ is nerdy… June brings us an awesome trio of talks about the badass history of roller derby, the development of the science story from bright idea to blog article, and a primer on the last 75 years of history in Ypsilanti. Gonna be a great edition of NNA2, so grab a friend, grab a drink, and join us for an awesome Thursday night!

Susan B. Slamthony and Queen McLightning — A Short History of Nearly Everything Roller Derby Related
Learn the history of roller derby from the 1920s to today, how the game is played and what’s been happening for the sport locally.

Find ’em elsewhere, too: @a2derbydimes or Facebook:
AnnArborBrawlStarsA2D2YVA2D2ABC

Plot twists and Revelations: The Story of Science — Veronica Taylor
When you think of science, what comes to mind? For many people, science springs to mind a collection of facts they tried to memorize for various exams. I want to show another side of science: the story of science. In my talk, we’ll take a short journey through the drama of the scientific process and learn about how scientific ideas evolve and are communicated. I hope you will leave with a new appreciation of science and what we really learn from research.

Ypsilanti History — James Mann 
Local historian James Mann returns for his fourth Nerd Night talk, and will be speaking on his new book, Ypsilanti, part of the Images of Modern America series from Arcadia Publishing. This is a picture history of the city of Ypsilanti from the 1960’s to the present. James will speak on how Ypsilanti got the most easily misspelled name in the state, the Michigan Murders, and tell the true story of Rosie the Riveter. There is more to Ypsilanti than the Water Tower! Copies of Ypsilanti will be available for purchase.

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/818059061608918/
http://annarbor.nerdnite.com/

Shadowed Realms June Event

Come join the adventure!
Mysteries, treasures, & tales are yours for the taking. Will you help the small outpost of Epohwen make a name for its self? Will you hinder them? Or will you walk another path? Whatever you choose; it is sure to be filled with fun, adventure, joy and sorrow.

Event fee’s

Edge-wood fee – $25 if you have yet to pay your Edge-wood fee.

Shadow Realms Fee – $20 if you have already paid your edge-wood fee you only have to pay $20. If you are paying for your Edge-wood fee you do not have to pay the Shadowed Realms fee.

One day event – $10

First Event? Don’t worry it’s free.

Only want to NPC? Don’t worry that’s free as well.

Just a friendly reminder, do not show up on the field before 7:00 PM! Also everyone has to be off field by five on Sunday.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://shadowed-realms.squarespace.com/
https://www.facebook.com/events/385727124935720/?ref=5

The Cedar Springs Renaissance Faire

The Cedar Springs Area Chamber of Commerce is planning our second annual Renaissance themed summer celebration the to kick off the summer. The celebration will be from 18 Mile South to Morley Park in downtown Cedar Springs. It will be the second weekend of June!

Our 2015 Cedar Springs Renaissance Faire has a twist of make believe to it as well as time period stretching. We have chosen Robin Hood for this year’s theme. This is a great time to dress up as your favorite Renaissance characters, Robin Hood (& characters form Robin Hood) King Arthur, wizards, Gypsies, Woodland Elves, Fairies, etc…. This is a family event so kids of all ages can participate (adults can be kids too). On Friday June 12th we will have an outdoor movie in the park along with food and other entertainment. Saturday June 13th the down town businesses of Cedar Springs will be having sidewalk sales along main street from 9 am to 3 pm. Starting around 12 pm we will have a Royal Sidewalk Parade starting at the corner of Main Street and 18 Mile Road at the north end of town and it will venture south just past 17 Mile Road to Morley Park (which has been dubbed Morleyshire for the event). Vendors will be open for business at Morley Park from 12 pm to 8 pm on Saturday the 13th. Entertainment will start at 12:15 pm mostly in Morley Park. This year’s current list of performers include Steel Lotus, Nadira-Rua, Bell Book and Canto, Eliza Gypsy Enchantress, MERCs, Mermaids of the Great lakes, Meditation with Diana Kangas, Robin the bard, and others in the works! We have a Royal dinner scheduled for 6 pm on Saturday 13th. Sunday June 14th we will start the day out with Meditation with Diana Kangas at 11 am. Then the vendors open up at 12 pm and entertainment starts at 12:15 pm and lasts until 6 pm.

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/348962938597221

CARPS June Event 2015

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

We currently hold weekend-long events (Friday night through Sunday afternoon) 6-8 times per year at campgrounds such as Brighton State Recreation Area, Bald Mountain Recreation Area, Camp Talahi and Camp Kiwanis.

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/

Jeffrey Brown Signing

Eisner Award winner and Grand Rapids native Jeffrey Brown will be doing an in-store at Tardy’s Collector’s Corner for their anniversary. Jeffrey Brown is known for his autobiographical comics and his comedic series such as the Incredible Change Bots and the Star Wars stories. Tardy’s will have a massive selection of his books in stock.

Signing times
10:30-12:30
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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/TCollectors.Corner