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GR8bit Live! 3

GR8bit Live! is an annual video game music concert and charity in Grand Rapids, MI, benefiting the kids at the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. After a successful kickstarter, this event will be FREE!! While the admission is free, there will be a suggested donation upon entering. ALL of the proceeds from the event will go towards buying video game equipment and board games for the kids at the children’s  hospital. This year 7 bands will perform. This not just a concert. This time around, GR8bit Live will be a video game convention. There will be vendors, gaming tournaments along with a game room, and voice actor Matt Hill will be there.

Arc Impulse

Gimmick! Video Game Rock Band

Knight of the Round

Mail Order Monsters

My Parents Favorite Music

Super Guitar Bros

Playing with Power

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For more info, check out:
http://www.gr8bitlive.com/
https://www.facebook.com/gr8bitlive

PenguiCon 2015

Penguicon is a not-for-profit, community-run convention for open source software, science fiction, music, gaming, DIY, and more. Panel topics include technology, science, eco/green, literature, costuming, food, gaming (board and video), webcomics, action/adventure, music, film, anime and an after dark event. .This is a big hang out for ALL areas of the geek/nerd community. What better way to meet people who wave the geek/nerd flag? People come to Penguicon to learn about securing their network, and also how to make their own cheese. They learn how to create chiptunes on their gameboy, and come listen to sci-fi. There is also the Maker Market which is like a dealer room except they don’t accept commodities, only thing’s people have designed themselves. If you need a place to recharge, check out the con suite which has free soda and food all week long.
Penguicon is a convention tailored mainly for adults. While kids are welcome, there are no special passes or events for them. Please keep that in mind.

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For more info, check out:
http://2015.penguicon.org/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2235838959/

Midwest Media Expo 2015

The sister convention to Youmacon. While Youmacon is an anime con, Midwest Media Expo is a popular convention that focuses on the many facets of geek and nerd culture. Are you into animation, comics, sci-fi, video games, table top gaming, role playing, cosplay, tv, film and the internet? Then, this is the convention for you. This year the Midwest Media Expo will host the World Cosplay Summit national finals! All in downtown Detroit at the GM Renaissance Center. Mark your calendars.

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For more info, check out:
http://www.midwestmediaexpo.com/
https://www.facebook.com/MidwestMediaExpo

Symphonic Boom presents rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes

What is one of the myriad of things that come to your mind when you think of video games? Is it the awesome visuals that delight your eyes? What about the engrossing stories that draws you in? Or is it the fun gameplay that keeps you at it for periods of time ranging from minutes to marathon long hour sessions? How about the music? Spend enough quality time with a video game and the music will crawl into your ears and embed itself into your mind. Since video games have been around for 40 plus years, it is safe to say that numerous tunes and compositions have made their way into our hearts and minds over time. These beloved songs have inspired various covers that run that gamut of very distinct genres of music. Rock, metal, polka and piano are only a select few of the hundreds of covers out there for your audio enjoyment.

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Capitol Steam Presents Steampunk Febutastic, featuring Van Helsteam

Get down or sit back with a drink and enjoy the music. Capitol Steam is proud to bring another gathering featuring Steampunk DJ, Van Helsteam.
Don’t miss this premiere event. There will be a suggested donation of $5 at the door. Your donation will be used to put on future events and entertainment. Don’t sweat it if you don’t have it. Our motto is to never turn a person away.
As usual; steampunk, ren, or pirate attire is suggested but not mandatory. Hope to see you again in February, it will be Febutastic!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1492431227688165/

Professor Elemental

Professor Elemental
Nov 14th, 2014

Off the Beaten Path Books and Doc Colony’s Reloaded Events presents this magnitudinous event.
Professor Elemental is bringing his unique brand of steampunk and chap hop to Detroit. What’s chap hop you ask? Old timey English proper and hip hop combined for unique lyrics. Professor Elemental combines comedy and music while spitting lyrics and rhymes. Opening acts will include a burlesque show by Miss Holly Hock, sideshow extraordinaire Christopher Bogucki (who might eat fire) and DJ Tommy Toon. Mark your calendars.

Tangent Gallery / Hastings Street Ballroom
715 E Milwaukee Ave
Detroit, MI 48202

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1477620365858972/
professorelemental.com

Steampunk Night of November 2014

Steampunk Night of November 2014
November 8th 8pm to 1am

Michigan’s own Steampunk DJ Van Helsteam will be spinning music for you folks who want to drink and dance. Van Helsteam mixes Electro swing, Irish, Steampunk and other genres of music to get you out on the dance floor. There is no coverage for this show but you can donate if you want to. Dress up in Ren faire, Steampunk or Pirate attire if you would like as well. Mark your calendars.

Kelly’s Downtown
220 S Washington Square
Lansing, Michigan 48933

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/687300981363293/

Fantasticon S2-EP4

Fantasticon S2-EP4
November 8th, 2014

Fantasticon Comic Book & Pop Culture Show is just what the name suggests. This is a one day comic book and collectibles event. Comic artists, writers and music will be available. The admission price ranges from $5 to $7. Mark your calendars.

Gibraltar Trade Center
237 North River Rd
Mt. Clemens, MI. 48043

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For more info, check out:
http://www.fantasticon.net/
https://www.facebook.com/FantasticonShow

Twilight of A Dark Knight 2014

Twilight of A Dark Knight 2014
October 25th 7:30pm-9:30Pm

The Michigan Philharmonic will perform a Halloween themed symphony with bits of geeky goodness thrown in. Selections will include Batman – The Dark Knight, Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter, and Star Wars. Let’s not forget the memorable music from the Corpse Bride, Psycho, Michael Jackson and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Let’s Do the Time Warp again. Mark this on your calendars.

Steppingstone School
30250 Grand River Ave
Farmington Hills, MI 48336

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For more info, check out:
http://www.michiganphil.org/Events/October25.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michigan-Philharmonic/199802143384907