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U-Con 2017

The U-Con Gaming Convention is a gathering of gamers and companies from all over. You can meet new people and participate in many different events. We have events that are sure to pique the interest of the most avid gamer, as well as those new to the hobby. We offer a wide variety of role-playing events, as well as many board and war games. We also offer Live Action RPG’s and collectable card game tournaments and events. We are one of the largest gaming conventions in Michigan.

Aside from gaming, we have an exhibitors hall filled with a wide variety of exhibitors selling everything from swords to dice, shirts to games, and a number of other unique and interesting items. And what convention is complete without an auction? Of course we have one!

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.ucon-gaming.org/
https://www.facebook.com/ucongaming

Youmacon 2017

Youmacon is a popular culture event similar to most “Comic Cons”, however instead of focusing on comic books, Youmacon is a celebration of Japanese popular culture and its influence on our own culture over the past few decades. Common themes throughout the event are Anime (Japanese animation), Video Games, Japanese style artwork and comics, and the rising internet culture influenced by all of the above.

Youmacon brings a unique all-ages mix of interactive events, celebrity guest panels, and live musical performances to Downtown Detroit. One of its most popular events, “Live Action Mario Party”, emulates the video game experience – often filling the room to fire code capacity. Players participate in gameshow-like mini-games to help their teams advance and win.

Wearing costumes, or “Cosplay” as it’s known at conventions, is very popular with attendees of Youmacon. It is not uncommon to walk into a pair of Italian plumbers in overalls on the escalator, only to meet someone dressed as Edward Elric or Master Chief from Halo minutes later.

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

The Continuum

The Continuum is a celebration of science-fiction, fantasy, hard science, music, gaming, animation, film and cosplay.

The Continuum is not your typical convention! We stand out with our well-supplied Convention Hospitality Suite, a Saturday Night Costume Ball, a merchandise area with a wide variety of offerings, several tracks of programming of interest to members and a loyal following of staff and panel participants. Our programming includes literature/sci-fi/fantasy, science/space, music and gaming. There is always something of interest to everyone going on! We also have a video room that screens rare anime and fan-created offerings not seen elsewhere. For NaNoWriMo participants, we offer prep workshops and panels focused on writing.

At The Continuum, you can have the type of day where you attend a tea tasting and history lesson before learning to swordfight, take a breather in a panel where your favorite author discusses world building, then end the day by painting miniatures and listening to someone sing about Star Wars.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://continuumcon.org/

Events for the Week Oct 9th-15th

Dolls, Steampunk, Fantasy, Comics and Spookiness are in store for you this week. Enjoy.

Don’t know what to do for the week? Well, check out what’s going on for this weekend.

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GrandCon 2017

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.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://grand-con.com/
https://www.facebook.com/GrandConGCA

Events for the Week Sept 11th-17th

Gaming, Comic Cons and LARPing are in store for you this week.

Don’t know what to do for the week? Well, check out what’s going on for this weekend.

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Protospiel 2017

Started in 2001 by game designers Stephen Glenn, Dominic Crapuchettes, and Mike Petty, Protospiel is an annual get-together of amateur and established game designers to test and promote nearly-finished game prototypes.

The atmosphere is casual, yet everyone is serious about their goals and dreams of publishing games.

Support your local Geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.protospiel.org/

Events for the Week July 3rd-9th

Gaming, Medieval times and Steampunk Karaoke are in store for you this week.

Don’t know what to do for the week? Well, check out what’s going on for this weekend.

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Events for the Week April 24th-30th

8 Events for this Week. You can’t say there isn’t anything to do this week.

Don’t know what to do for the week? Well, check out what’s going on for this weekend.

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AmberCon 2017

Welcome to Ambercon! The next Ambercon – the 28th – will be from Thursday, April 6th through Sunday, April 9th, 2017!

Though Amber Diceless Role-Playing has been old enough to drink for ten years now (it has been thirty-one years since Erick Wujcik first showed ADRP), it is still going strong.

But … Ambercon is a broad-spectrum diceless gaming and indie gaming convention! We’ve got superheroes, musketeers, characters from various fictional settings we won’t name here due to fear of lawsuits. SOE operatives, cowboys, and, of course, Amber-based games… you name it, we’ll game it!

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