The Magical Realm was just bursting at the seams with fun and laughter, cheers and enjoyment. So much so, that we had tons of it left over. So, the fairies gathered it up to store, and begged us to have at least one more! We have searched our calendars, sourced our dates, and decided to grant the wish of all our fairies and friends who had such an amazing time! We in the Magical Realm are proud to say that we will be hosting another year of faire and festivities. So, we are rounding up our entertainers, merchants, vikings, pirates and more to hoist their flags, raise their swords, and march into another year! We are pleased to invite one and all to come and visit the Magical Realm this year!”
MediaWest*Con is the annual gathering of SF/Media fandom, held each Memorial Day Weekend in Lansing Michigan.
MediaWest*Con is sponsored by T’Kuhtian Press as a celebration of the diversity of SF/Media fandom, run by fans, for fans, and is staffed entirely by volunteers. MediaWest*Con traditionally features the Art Show and Auction, Fanzine Reading Room. Fannish Videos, Masquerade, Dealers’ Room, Game Room, SF/Media Fan Fund, Fan Quality Awards, a Con Suite (AKA Hospitality Suite) and a Party Suite, and many, many panels on a wide variety of topics representing many areas of interest. Programming is determined by member input and participation. Programming is intended for an adult audience; we do not censor adult themes in panel topics or in the Art Show. We have no official guests. The name MediaWest*Con is a service mark of MediaWest*Con.
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.
Cadillac Pop Culture Con will be a fun filled event. Highlighting all forms of Popular culture from comic book, Sci-Fi, Horror, and so much more. There will be gaming too. Look out for Magic the Gathering, Warhammer 40k, Dungeons and Dragons, Cards against humanity, Ultimate Werewolf, etc etc.
Check out MIGeekScene’s previous coverage
Review and Gallery
AlmaCon is a anime and gaming convention hosted by the Alma College Otaku and Gamers (ACOG)! ACOG is a non-profit organization with official campus recognition that is dedicated to the education, enrichment, and exhibition of Japanese culture through Japanese animation, i.e. “anime,” and Japanese comics, i.e. “manga,” as well as the promotion of community participation, involvement, and bonding through role-play gaming, i.e. “Dungeons and Dragons®,” and video gaming.
The Great Lakes Comic-Con
Friday, February 21, 2020
5PM to 9PM
Saturday, February 22, 2020
10AM to 6PM
We have invited many of our previous guests from all of our past year’s shows! We’ll reveal each of their names in the coming weeks. We also have several guests who are new to the event in 2020!
Free-Play Video Game Arcade – courtesy of Big Toys of Sterling Heights!
Free Board Gaming – hosted by The Grand Gaming Academy!
Prototype Gaming demonstrated and played!
Magic Card Tournament – hosted by Game Players!
Face Painting by Chantel!
and much, much, more!
The Star Wars 501st Great Lakes Garrison!
The Star Wars Rebel Legion!
The Ghostbusters Coalition of Southeastern Michigan!
The League of Enchantment
and much more!
The longest-running fan-run SF/F convention in Michigan, ConFusion is a premier event for publishing professionals and fans alike. It is hailed as a place to experience programming and guests on the caliber you find at a WorldCon, while located in a convenient and affordable setting.
Don’t know what to do for the week? Well, check out what’s going on for this weekend.
Phoenix Theatre and The League of Enchantment Presents
An All-Day Exhibition Featuring the Works and Vision of Filmmaker Douglas Trumbull
With special guests – Douglas Trumbull, William Messner-Loebs, Scott Rosema, and Rob Miller.
Phoenix Theatres at the Mall of Monroe is proud to present the Douglas Trumbull Film Forum, featuring works from the film director and cinematic visionary’s entire career, emphasizing Trumbull’s cinematic dream of immersive, experiential cinema through his cutting-edge MAGI technology. Trumbull himself will be in attendance to discuss his work and give a Master Class presentation of his filmmaking philosophy, process, and achievements.
Attendees will have the chance to enjoy a robust lineup of science fiction classics such as Silent Running, Brainstorm, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and a special 40th Anniversary presentation of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. In addition to an excellent lineup of classic science fiction films featuring Trumbull’s exemplary work, we will be presenting “UFOTOG”, Douglas Trumbull’s short film that demonstrates his MAGI film process.
SCI-FI AND COMIC BOOK CONVENTION
Those interested in doing a little exploring between screenings can visit vendors in the convention center space inside the Mall of Monroe presented and hosted in cooperation with The League of Enchantment, a 501c3 Nonprofit with the mission to work with local hospitals, Make-A-Wish, community organizations and events to bring hope and smiles to kids, and kids at heart. Visit www.leagueofenchantment.org for more information.
Tickets are $5 per person for the Con, 12 and under are free.
Its been happening for 24 years.
You’ll find Antique Toys, Litho Tin & Pressed Steel, Die Cast, Battery Operated & Wind-Ups, Dolls, Bears , Furniture, Games, Playsets, Pedal Cars , Vehicles, Promos, Models, Hobby, Radio Control, Movies Posters / Autographs, Steam & moblilia, Sci-Fi / Action, Farm / Western, Aviation / Military, Fast Food Promotionals, Comic / Disneyana / Characters, Racing Colletibles, Advertising, Coin Op & Vending And More!