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Magical Realm 2020

The Magical Realm is a non-profit, Charity Faire, designed to make the lives of our beneficiaries a little bit more magical and help them in their time of need.

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!”

AlmaCon 2020

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.

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Star Trek 40th Anniversary Con

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.

Grand Rapids Toy Show Dec 2019

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!

“The War of the Worlds” Screening with Lead Star Ann Robinson

Ann Robinson, star of the 1953 iconic film, “The War of the Worlds,” is coming to Cranbrook Institute of Science, Nov. 11, 2019. Meet Robinson and join the Institute of Science for a special viewing of the original “War of the Worlds” movie. After the screening there will be a  with Robinson, and guests can get an autograph or their picture taken with her for an additional fee.

Date/Time: • Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 • Doors open at 5:30 p.m. • Movie begins at 7:00 p.m. • Q&A with Ann Robinson at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets: Registration is now open to the public for $35 per person. Seating is limited. Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite alien or in their best 1950s outfit. Ticket Includes: • Movie screening • One alcoholic beverage (ages 21 and up; cash bar available) • Unlimited popcorn, candy, and non-alcoholic beverages • Access to all Cranbrook Institute of Science exhibitions between 5:30 and 7:00 p.m.

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