Tag Archives: table top gaming



JAFAX AKA Japanese Animation, Film, and Art eXpo.
JAFAX is a 2 day anime convention held every year at the Grand Valley State University campus in Allendale, Michigan. The best thing about this convention is the admission price. FREE. You read that right. It’s free.
Anime screenings, costume shows, vendors, video game room, table top gaming, panels, artist alley and guests are what to expect at this convention.

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U-Con 2014

U-Con 2014
November 14th-16th

U-Con is a table top gaming convention that started in 1988. 3 days of role playing and table top gaming. Many gamers and companies will be on hand at the largest gaming centered convention in Michigan.

Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest
1275 S Huron Street
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

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Midwest Media Expo 2015

Midwest Media Expo 2015
April 10th-12th

The sister convention to Youmacon. While Youmacon is an anime con, Midwest Media Expo is a popular convention that focuses on the many facets of geek and nerd culture. Are you into animation, comics, sci-fi, video games, table top gaming, role playing, cosplay, tv, film and the internet? Then, this is the convention for you. All in downtown Detroit at the GM Renaissance Center. Mark your calendars.

GM Renaissance Center
100 Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48243

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ConClave 38

ConClave 38
October 10th-12th

ConClave 38 is a fantasy and science fiction convention. Music, literature, gaming, role play, animation, star gazing and art are just a few of the activities that await those who seek this convention. All nerds and geeks are invited regardless of their background. This is a melting pot convention. Mark your calendars.

Dearborn Doubletree Hotel
5801 Southfield Rd
Dearborn, MI 48126

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WinterCon 2015

WinterCon 2015

WinterCon 2015
Michgan’s Finest Winter Game Festival
Saturday, January 24th

Oakland University
Oakland Center (1st floor near North Entrance)
Oakland University is about 1-2 miles East of I-75 (University Dr. exit)

Doors open at 8:00 am
Gaming continues until 11:00 pm

Adult admission is $12.
Youth admission is $9 when accompanied by a paid adult admission.

With very few exceptions, there are no separate event fees, so Pay One Price and Play All Day!

• Family & Board Games (including the newest games)
• Miniature Games (historical, air battles, fantasy, sci-fi)
• Puffing Billy® (Railroad games)
• Role Playing (Dungeons & Dragons®, Savage Worlds®,
Pathfinder®, Traveller® sci‐fi, more)
• WinterCon 2015 has door prizes, and a great
selection of prize opportunities. Event participants get drawing tickets, with event winners getting additional drawing chances for prizes.


Nerd Prom 2015

West Michigan Convention Ventures presents Nerd Prom! This is an opportunity for everyone to have a wonderful night out with their significant other and/or with friends. There will be dance lessons, a dinner, dancing, table top and video gaming rooms, as well as a one of a kind party favor for you to take home.

Age restriction:
14-16 minors must have adult (responsible adult of 21 and older) supervision, and 17 and up without supervision.

Formal, cosplay encouraged. Ask yourself, what would your character wear to a dance?

Tickets start at $25. Special package pricing on at-event dining and overnight accommodations features even more ways to make your evening memorable



Marmalade Dog 20

Marmalade Dog is a gaming convention held by the Western Michigan Gamers Guild (WMGG) each year. The largest in SW Michigan, this gaming convention features role-playing games, card games, board games, miniature wargames and a variety of other events.

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GrandCon 2015


GrandCon is a tabletop gaming & fan convention in West Michigan. Their presenting sponsor for 2015 is Celebration! Cinema and charitable partner is Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation. GrandCon will be held September 25-27, 2015. They will have an exhibit/vendor hall with game retailers, artists, and publishers. There will be open tabletop gaming of all kinds, board, card, miniature, and RPG games, along with various seminars for fandom. Check out the premiere tabletop gaming convention of West Michigan!

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Midland Meeple Con 2015

Midland Meeple Con will be the first board game convention in Midland!

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Whiting Forest, Midland (just North of the Library on Eastman Avenue)
10 AM to 10 PM
$15 per adult or $35 for families (3 or more from same group)

We ask that you bring a dish to share. Soft drinks and plates, cups, etc. will be provided, and there are refrigerators and heating ovens at Whiting Forest.
We are limited to 80 gamers, so we are looking for a tentative head count at this time. If you would send Grace or Neil a quick email reply, we can get an idea of possible attendance (yes or no and how many). It is amazing how far ahead planning must occur!
Grace Daines ([email protected]) and
Neil Christiansen ([email protected])