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Nerd Nite Ann Arbor

Nerd Nite Ann Arbor

Nerd Nite is a monthly event held in more than 50 cities across the globe during which several folks give 18-21-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines – while the audience drinks along.  And there are often bands, acrobats, trivia, and other shenanigans as well.  Imagine learning about everything from math feuds or the science of the Simpsons, to the genealogy of Godzilla or debunking beer myths.  Fun, right?  As nerds and non-nerds like to say, “Nerd Nite Is Like the Discovery Channel™…with Beer!”

Nerd Nite welcomes 2015 with a roster spanning history, sound and action!

We all like a good story now and then, right? All the better if that story is something from our city’s collective past. Local history geek & author Patti Smith will take us on a tour of the Good the Bad and he Ornery in Tree Town’s past. Like the sound of that? Carl Engelke will expose us to different sounds — heroic trumpet fanfares — as he considers music and physics in the natural history of the trumpet. Finally, who couldn’t use an extra boost of self-confidence? Martial arts trainer Sal Sanfratello will illustrate how direct action and experimentation may help us become a little more balanced and courageous in our everyday lives.

Ponder some our past, consider your favorite fanfare, and take action — grab a beer and say hi to your fellow nerds!

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

WinterCon 2015

WinterCon 2015

WinterCon 2015
Michgan’s Finest Winter Game Festival
Saturday, January 24th

Oakland University
Oakland Center (1st floor near North Entrance)
Oakland University is about 1-2 miles East of I-75 (University Dr. exit)

Doors open at 8:00 am
Gaming continues until 11:00 pm

Adult admission is $12.
Youth admission is $9 when accompanied by a paid adult admission.

With very few exceptions, there are no separate event fees, so Pay One Price and Play All Day!

• Family & Board Games (including the newest games)
• Miniature Games (historical, air battles, fantasy, sci-fi)
• Puffing Billy® (Railroad games)
• Role Playing (Dungeons & Dragons®, Savage Worlds®,
Pathfinder®, Traveller® sci‐fi, more)
• WinterCon 2015 has door prizes, and a great
selection of prize opportunities. Event participants get drawing tickets, with event winners getting additional drawing chances for prizes.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1549769335237823/

Brighton, MI Collector Card and Comic Show

Brighton Collector Card & Comic Show

Come out to this card, collectible and comic book show in Brighton. Former Detroit Tiger Mickey Stanley, who was a 1968 World Series Champion, will be there to sign stuff. Over 27 vendors to choose from and free admission at this first time event.

Support your local geek and nerd events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Collectible-Cards-and-Comics/369356339885828

Back to the ConFusion

Back to the ConFusion, the 41st ConFusion by name and 42nd annual January gathering (starting with the AA Realx-I-Con in 1974), is a go! 2015 looks to be an exciting year–it will be the year that Marty McFly really traveled to in Back to the Future II, whatever that Facebook meme says, so look out for those hoverboards, they must be right around the corner. (No, seriously, look out!) We’re anticipating another excellent con, with the first-time appearance of author Karen Lord, researcher Dr. Cynthia Chestek, and gaming gurus Monte Cook & Shanna Germain. We’ll also welcome back Heather Dale, now performing as our Music Guest of Honor. And then there’s Aaron Thul, longtime fan and conrunner, returning after two years away as our Fan Guest of Honor. Please do join us, and we hope to see you there in January!

http://2015.confusionsf.org/

https://www.facebook.com/MIConFusionNews