May 5th, marked my first time experiencing Free Comic Book Day. For those who are unaware, Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is held on the first Saturday of May each year. It is a promotion to get people out of their houses and into the comic book shops. Since I love art and reading, what better way to experience both at the same time than in a comic book? In the past, FCBD fell on a day when I was either at work or at an event. Thankfully, I had the opportunity to go out to a few local comic shops to check out this national geek holiday this year. Read on to see what my experience was like.
I made my way out to Southfield, Michigan to visit the campus of Lawrence Technological University. What awaited me was the newly named LTU Anime Con and Gaming Expo. Prior to the rebranding, the convention focused on anime and cosplay. With a new focus on gaming, I decided to check out what the “new” event was all about. Read on to see my thoughts.
Astronomicon was a brand new pop culture convention, held in Sterling Heights at Wyndham Garden. Detroit Hip Hop duo Twiztid, were the masterminds behind the new event. Did the two rappers create an event that stood out in the huge sea of Michigan events? Or was it a first year event that stumbled right out of the gates? Read on to see what I experienced.
For the first time ever, I travelled out of state to go to a convention. What convention, you ask? MAGFest, which is short for Music and Gaming, is held in Maryland. Since I was on vacation, I went to fully enjoy what the event had to offer. This is more of a story instead of a full on review. Sure, there are some review aspects here but it’s still a story. Did MAGFest live up to be what it was hyped out to be or did it suck? Read on to find out.
Continue reading My Vacation at MAGFest 2018
For the previous two years, I wrote reviews for Michigan’s largest anime convention Youmacon. My experience this year was not drastically different from the other visits. With that being said, I decided to forgo the traditional review on the event because I feel it would be redundant to do so. Instead, I will focus on the things that I experienced at the 2017 edition of Youmacon.
Continue reading My 2017 Youmacon Experience
I’ve never done a review on food products before because, quite frankly, I just eat them. If I like what I’m eating, I continue to shove the food/drink down my gullet. If I don’t, then I don’t ever come back to it. With that being said, I was curious enough to try the Pepsi Halloween Cola. This version of Pepsi is/was a limited edition soda found only in Japan. Since Ohio Kimono was very generous in donating one for review purposes, I decided to give the soda a shot. Read on to see my thoughts.
Over the years, I’ve attended many conventions and events throughout Michigan. I’ve tackled all of the events by myself because being a one man band for convention coverage is the norm for me. I figured that would be the case for the 2017 Grand Rapids Comic Con too. However, a friend and supporter of MIGeekScene (by the name of Tiffany Ewigleben) reached out and offered to help me with the event. Since I enjoyed her review of the convention, from last year, I decided to take her up on the offer. Without further adieu, please venture forth and read this guest review of the Grand Rapids Comic Con.
BlackRock Medieval Fest is held at the Olde World Village in Augusta, Michigan. 2017 marked my visit to this event for the third year in a row. This summer Renaissance faire event is a precursor to the fall Renaissance season. How did BlackRock compare to my previous visits? Find out.
2016 Year in Review Fall
September – October
These Year in Reviews are not, what I call, official “reviews”. Like last year, they will be a series of musings, learned lessons and stories of what I experienced through out the year. Of course, reviews are featured but they are blended in with everything. The theme of FIRSTS sum up the beginning, middle and end of my year, as you will see. Enjoy my year of 2016 in the Michigan Geek Scene.