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Grand Rapids Comic Con 2018

Celebrities
Walter Koenig: ‘Star Trek: TOS”, “Babylon 5”
Doug Jones: ”Star Trek Discovery”, The Shape Of Water, Hellboy
John Ratzenberger: “Cheers”, Cars, Toy Story
Danielle Colby: “American Pickers”
Adrian Paul: Duncan MacLeod in “The Highlander”
Josh Grelle: “RWBY”, “Yuri On Ice”, “Attack On Titan”
Kara Eberle: Weiss Schnee on “RWBY”, “RWBY Chibi”
Elizabeth Maxwell: “RWBY”, “Attack On Titan”, “Fairy Tail”
David Hayter: Metal Gear Solid, “Spider-Man”, X-Men
Jen Cohn: Overwatch, Star Wars: The Old Republic
Tim Rose: Star Wars 6-8, The Dark Crystal, Howard The Duck
Julie Dolan: “Star Wars Rebels”, LEGO Star Wars
Carla Perez: “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”
Ricou Browning: Creature From The Black Lagoon

Stars of “Mystery Science Theater 3000”
Frank Conniff * Trace Beaulieu

Comic Guests
Kevin Eastman: co-creator Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Michael Golden: co-creator of Rogue from The X-Men
Tony Isabella: creator of Black Lightning
Mike Grell: Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters, “Arrow”
Allen Bellman: Captain America
Joyce Chin: Jessica Jones, Xena, Red Sonja
Mike S. Miller: Injustice: Gods Among Us
Thom Zahler: My Little Pony, Love and Capes
Arvell Jones: co-creator of Misty Knight
Renee Witterstaetter: She-Hulk, Conan The Barbarian
Robert Pope * Jason Moore * K. Lynn Smith * Dirk Manning * Dan Monroe * Comfort and Adam * Source Point Press * Douglas Paszkiewicz * Caliber Comics * Scott Rosema * Jon Alderink * Randy Zimmerman

YouTube
Harp Twins
Channel Awesome
TheOdd1sOut
SomeThingElseYT

Authors
Shea Fontana: DC Superhero Girls
Christopher Paolini: Eragon
MarcyKate Connolly: Shadow Weaver
Rebecca Ross: The Queen’s Rising
Mindee Arnett: Onyx and Ivory
Makiia Lucier: Isle Of Blood and Stone
Eric and Julia Lewald: Previously On X-Men
Mark Fertig: Take That, Adolf!

Cosplayers
Knightmage
Chaotic Neutral
Envy The Green Fairy

PLUS!
Giant Vending Hall
Dan’s Dream Art Show
Car Show
Film Festival
501st/Ghostbusters/Minions
Cosplay Crusaders/LOE/Finest
Blue Box Timelords/RMN
Electronic/Board/Card Gaming
Kids Area
Anime Room
100+ Hours of Programming
…and a ton more!
Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.grcomiccon.com/
https://www.facebook.com/GrandRapidsComicCon
www.twitter.com/grcomiccon
www.instagram.com/grcomiccon
www.youtube.com/grcomiccon

Harry Potter Yoga & Halloween Celebration

CALLING ALL WIZARDS!

Save the date for a Harry Potter Yoga mashup at Seva Yoga.
When? 10/30/18 6-8pm
What? Themed Yoga, Costumes, Games, Polyjuice, Wands, Butterbeer, and more…..
Who? Adults only please

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/249706025753486/

Fantasticon – S6-EP19 – MT. PLEASANT

The Fantasticon is a mid-size show created for true comic book and pop culture collectors. The fans that come to our shows are true collectors that are looking for those rare items for their personal collections. Most leave very satisfied as we pride ourselves on having great dealers and artists at our shows. If you collect it, you will find it at a Fantasticon Show. We also are very proud of the fact that our admission price is the lowest of any of the other shows. And the cost for being an exhibitor or artist at the Fantasticon is far less than any other comic cons out there.

Support your local geek and nerd events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.fantasticon.net/
https://www.facebook.com/FantasticonShow

Potter Palooza at Livonia Civic Center Library

Join us Saturday, October 27th from 11AM-4PM for POTTER PALOOZA, a FREE all-ages Harry Potter festival! Check out some of the magical events planned:

For Kids:

Youth Crafts

-Magical crafts geared towards little hands.

Broom Decorating Contest

-Put your decorating skills to the test during our Broom Decorating Contest! All decorations supplied by the Library. Participants are required to bring their own brooms. Brooms will be judged by Potter Palooza attendees. **Registration is required, limited to children 12 and under.

Niffler Nab Coin Grab

-Do your best Niffler impression and gather up gold coins strewn over the Quidditch Pitch! For children 10 and under.

For Teens/Adults

Magical Crafts

-Decorate house ties, create collages out of worn out books, and more!

Butterbeer Brewing Contest

-Think your butterbeer is best? Put it to the test! Up to 10 teams will present their butterbeer recipes for judging by Potter Palooza attendees. All recipes must be cold, non-alcoholic beverages. Teams must bring 4 quarts of their best butterbeer, ready for tasting. **Registration required, limited to teens and adults.

Escape Room

-Teams of 4-6 players must use their wits and wizarding knowledge to Escape with the Sorcerer’s Stone. Game length: 15 mins. Sign-up for time slots the day of the event.

For All Ages

Trivia Contest

-Test your knowledge of all things Harry Potter in our Trivia Contest, hosted by Sporcle Trivia! Participants can compete in teams of up to 6 people. Team sign-up will be the day of the event.

Costume Contest

-Enter our Costume Contest and have your cosplay judged in the categories of Best Costume, Best Props, and Most Creative! Participants will be judged in age groups (Kids, Teens, Adults). Sign-up will be the day of the event.

Divination Station

-Stop by our Divination Station for tea leaf and tarot readings!

Flying Lessons

-Learn the ins and outs of flying and Quidditch by participating in fun training drills!

Quidditch!

-Bring a broom and come play some Muggle Quidditch! We will play approx. 6 games. Team sign-up will be the day of the event.

Gnome Tossing

-Help us de-gnome the grounds with this fun tossing game!

Scavenger Hunts

-Explore the Library as you hunt for Horcruxes and missing Owl Post.

“Off the Trolley” Refreshments

-Enjoy free refreshments redeemed with Potter Palooza vouchers (2 vouchers will be given to each attendee at sign-in).

Craft Vendors

-Vendors will be on-site selling their magical wares. Find the perfect wand, potion bottle, painting, and more!

“Hogwarts Express” Shuttle

-Ride the Hogwarts Express across the parking lot as you travel to and from the Quidditch Pitch!

**Registration required, starting 8/27/18. The Broom Decorating Contest and the Butterbeer Brewing Contest require additional registration prior to event date.**

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://livonia.libcal.com/event/3923048

The Haunted Hallow 2018

When was the last time that you stood next to your friends while they felt a warm sensation run down their leg? Wanna see it again? The 2018 season is already in the planning stages and we will be unleashing it all, UNCUT, UNTAMED and UNCENSORED! Those who “get it” have been getting their scare on for years, and that is what we do it for! If you aren’t too chicken and can make it through The Haunted Hallow, You will walk over 1/2 mile of wooded trails at The Olde World Village with numerous scenes & our very own and ever changing maze of despair. We are open at 8 p.m. and anyone in line by midnight will be allowed to enter every Friday and Saturday night in October. “Line Jump” tickets (only $15 per person) and general admission ($10 per person) will both be available at the ticket booth. This event is NOT recommended for victims under 17! Just in case you didn’t catch this…….. THIS EVENT IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR VICTIMS UNDER 17!!!!!!!!!!!

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

The Nightmare Before Christmas Concert

John Varineau, Conductor

In Tim Burton’s 1993 film The Nightmare Before Christmas, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town nearly ruins Christmas, but he soon learns that love and contentment are closer to home than he realized. See the worlds of Halloween and Christmas collide in stop-motion animation voiced by Chris Sarandon and Catherine O’Hara and enjoy the Grand Rapids Symphony perform live the iconic, Golden Globe-nominated film score by Danny Elfman.

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1851561144881636/

Newaygo County Comic Con 2018

The first annual NEWAYGO COUNTY COMIC CON will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at the Fremont Rec Center, downtown Fremont, MI. We will have vendors, artists, special guests and we plan to host a Comic con Art Contest for Middle & High School age students(5th-12th grade). Hope to see you there~!

Admission: $10 adults 18+
$5 kids 17 & under, College with ID,
Military/police/EMT(with ID & seniors
$35 family pack (5 & more)

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/129828127682533/
https://newaygocountycomiccon.com/

CARPS October Event 2018

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.

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.)

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