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A Festival of Oddities 2021

Voted one of the top local art festivals in 2020’s Top of The Town competition, Mid-Michigan’s original oddities festival is presented by Scream Queen Productions and The Courthouse Square Association.
Admission to the grounds is free for all ages. On the lawn, you’ll find our Macabre Marketplace featuring over 100 of the state’s most talented artists and makers. Visit Food Truck Row for a wide variety of delicious cuisine from all over The Mitten. Stop by the Kitten Tent hosted by Saved by Zade and adopt a new furry family member. Play vintage carnival games to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan. Visit Erica Jo Photography’s vintage circus-themed Photo Booth and take home a one-of-a-kind souvenir. Swing by the Nordic Fire Festival’s Axe Wall to blow off some steam. Peruse the Living Library, featuring the best paranormal, true crime, and horror authors in the state. Buy autographed copies of their books and chat with them one-on-one.
Admission to the Historic Courthouse Square Museum is $5/person. Explore oddities from around the globe, including The Sturgill Collection presented by Stimson Hospital. Each stately room is brimming with historical artifacts, some stranger than others. Ever heard of an electro-thermo bath? Yeah, they’ve got one of those. They’ve also got restless spirits wandering the halls, if you’re into that sort of thing. Attend presentations in the grand courtroom hosted by experts in the fields of true crime, the paranormal, and the macabre. Meet the Paranormal Collective, a group of experienced investigators from around the state. Hear their first-hand accounts of hauntings in Michigan, and get an up-close and personal look at how their gear works. Search the Snake Pit hosted by Saving Scales Reptile Rescue for the perfect cold-blooded addition to your household. Bid on thousands of dollars worth of unique wares donated by our vendors to raise money for EVE (End Violent Encounters.)
The mission of A Festival of Oddities is to provide support to local small businesses, artists, and charitable organizations, all while offering the community a fun, affordable, unique experience. Come be a part of the festival with heart. We are the weirdos, mister! And now it’s time to show the world.

GrandCon 2021

GrandCon features tabletop gaming in all its forms, including the creators behind them. We provide an atmosphere that will allow gamers to mingle and appreciate their shared interests.

Come to play or chat with fellow enthusiasts in a community that understands your passions.  Find adventure with favorite role-playing game.  Meet the creators behind your favorite mainstream and independent games.  Check out unpublished games, maybe design a game, and sneak a peek at great things to come.

 

Ann Arbor Michigan Pinball Show 2020

2020 pinball showcase Saturday April 25th and Sunday April 26th with 425+ machines on free play. Our facility is the one of the largest dedicated pinball venues (by unique game count) in North America and has games from the 1950s “woodrails” to the latest games from Stern pinball. Every decade, manufacturer and game type is represented at the museum. There are many rare and hard to find games set up and ready to play. All machines are free play, so one entrance ticket allows unlimited play for the day. There’s something for every pinball fan here (we are the one of the largest dedicated pinball facility in North America.) But unlike other pinball museum type facilities, we are here every day working on our machines, making sure they play perfect! Arguably this makes us the best working/restored pinball collection in North America.

Michigan Renaissance Festival 2019

Take a time-travel adventure into the 16th century at the 39th annual Michigan Renaissance Festival! Join our Queen Elizabeth in a jubilee! Inside our turreted gates, visitors enjoy the sights and sounds of a 17-acre village, complete with building reproductions of Renaissance shops, taverns and a magnificent castle. Continuous entertainment takes place on the streets and on 17 themed stages; featuring full-contact armored jousting, comedy and theater shows, music, games, people-powered rides and so much more! Fabulous food and more than 300 artisans displaying their gallery-quality works complete the experience!

Check out MIGeekScene’s previous coverage
2018 Galleries
Part 1
Part 2

Interviews
Queen Elizabeth
Washing Well Wenches
Ded Bob
Splattertime Players
Harmless T Jesterson
The Rogue Blades
The Amazing Flec
Knotty Nauticals

Comic Strippers with Black Sheep Burlesque

18+

Planet Ant’s House Troupe, Black Sheep Burlesque, presents a COMIC-ally skin-tillating evening of comedy burlesque with a tribute to the genre of comic books & graphic novels!

Featuring
Marie “X’tasy” Casey
Autumn Sage
Dish Delish
Darryn Storm
Wendy Wilhelm
Lottie À la West
Tommy Gun
Lushes Lamoan
Hermione Stranger
Lilith Von Tal
Tessa Racked
Ada Vice

[cost of admission includes FREE ENTRY to late-night stand-up & improv comedy The Independent Comedy Club & Saturday Night Improv, plus live music at Ghost Light Hamtramck, following the show!]

4th Annual International Marine City Comic Con

The International Marine City Comic Con is an annual event in which fans of all ages gather to meet creators, experts, and each other with focuses on comic books and comic book culture, cartoons, superheroes, science fiction, fantasy, horror, movies, TV shows, anime, manga, steampunk, video games, and fantasy role playing games! The Marine City Con LLC. gathers creators, writers and artists from all over the country and is an event that is truly something for all fans of comics and pop culture!

Come see us along the Marine City Nautical Mile and Drake Park along the St. Clair River!
We will have vendors, attractions, special guests, star cars, and some amazing Cosplaying!!