Tag Archives: Summer 2017

Dokidokon

Dokidokon is a brand new 3-day Anime & Gaming convention coming to Kalamazoo Michigan on July 28th-30th 2017!

Expect panels, live concerts, guests, a video-game room & tabletop tournaments, cosplay foam fighting, pool party, all you can eat pizza buffet, and more!

Please visit our website or official Facebook page for more information and to pre-register now to get the best price!

See you at year one of Dokidokon!

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For more info, check out:
http://www.dokidokon.org/
https://www.facebook.com/dokidokon

Rust City Book Con 2017

Rust City Book Con is a casual convention and book signing in Troy, MI, with the intent to introduce readers to new authors as well as the chance to interact with current favorites.

We’ll be focusing on all GENRE fiction, so there’s bound to be some interesting and diverse topics discussed at the daily panels. In the evenings we’ll be partying and creating some fascinating mayhem with meet & greets, parties, and other activities.

Saturday’s charity book sale and signing is a FREE activity, open to the public, however we are asking everyone to bring a gently used book (childrens through adult) to help fill a new #LittleFreeLibrary to be installed within the community after the event. The library will be revealed/displayed throughout the weekend.

We’ll have a fabulous lineup of authors, ranging from indie to NYT Bestsellers, that will be sure to tempt readers of all walks of life. Come celebrate the authors who write the stories we love to read with us – Aug 4-6, 2017!

I know many readers tend to stick with their preferred genres, and there’s nothing wrong with that; but you never know what you’ll find, what you’ll like, unless you take a look.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/598310540352704/
http://rustcitybookcon.com/

Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire 2017

The 4th Annual Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire is back on August 19 & 20, 2017 at the Grand Rapids Public Museum and Grand Valley State University’s John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering. Maker Faire combines the traditional science fair with innovation and engineering capitalizing on the Maker movement for something entirely new. The Faire will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 19 and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 20.

Featuring both established and emerging local makers, the Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration featuring robotics, DIY science and technology, sustainability and alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, local food and educational installations. Visitors will see installations from the GR Makers, the Geek Group and other local West Michigan inventors, innovators and tinkerers.

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

CARPS June Event 2017

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/

CARPS July Event 2017

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/

Steam Dream Expo 2017

In the year of 2017, on the days of June 16 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., June 17 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. June 18 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The annual Steam Dream Expo, Michigan’s largest, most diverse and longest running steampunk expo, will be returning to The Olde World Village. Please remember, there is NO outside food or drink of any kind or pets allowed on the festival grounds. There will be live entertainment, great shopping and so much more. General admission is only $10 and children 12 and under are Free! VIP access is available to those 18 and over for only an additional $10! That’s VIP access for an entire day for the same price as much smaller events charge for the same amount of time or less. This year we are up to 5 stages with live entertainment, numerous panels & workshops and amazing vendors to shop from! That’s not even mentioning the “special activities” both Friday and Saturday night!

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/164442510633209/
https://www.facebook.com/steamdreamexpo