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An Evening with Novelist Joe Hill

Presented by National Writers Series


Following in the footsteps of his legendary father, Stephen King, Joe Hill brings to his novels a vigor and originality all his own.

A #1 New York Times bestselling author, his work has been highly praised by the likes of Neil Gaiman, Time Magazine and novelist Michael Kortya. Every one of his novels have been optioned by Hollywood, including Horns, which was adapted into a feature film starring Daniel Radcliffe.

Joe Hill will appear on the City Opera House stage for a conversation with Loren Estleman, a literary treasure who has written nearly 80 books. An authority on both criminal history and the American West, Estleman is one of the most critically acclaimed authors of his generation, having received 22 national writing awards.

Hill will talk about his newest book, “Strange Weather,” a short story collection populated by a skydiver, a Silicon Valley teen, and a Florida mall cop. The book’s settings seem normal enough, but “normal” morphs into the strange and launches readers into the throes of the supernatural. Nature herself becomes a sinister and apocalyptic force.

Hill is also author of The Fireman, NOS4A2, Heart-Shaped Box, and Horns. He has earned numerous awards, including the Bram Stoker Award, the British Fantasy Award, and the Eisner Award for Best Writer for the comic series Locke & Key, illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez.

Events for the Week Oct 8th-14th

11 events for the week. You have many choices to choose from.

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

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Cherry Capital Comic Con 2018

I made my way, to the Great North, to visit the Cherry Capital Comic Con again. Check out these photos from this great con.

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Cherry Capital Comic Con 2017 Review

The Cherry Capital Comic Con (C4) was held at the Grand Traverse Resort during Memorial Day weekend. My trip to the convention, last year, left me with a good impression. I enjoyed my time at this event to warrant a return trip to C4. How did this year compare to my time last year? Did I enjoy my time? Find out.

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2016 Year in Review Spring Part 2

These Year in Reviews are not, what I call, official “reviews”. Like last year, they will be a series of musings, learned lessons and stories of what I experienced through out the year. Of course, reviews are featured but they are blended in with everything. The theme of FIRSTS sum up the beginning, middle and end of my year, as you will see. Enjoy my year of 2016 in the Michigan Geek Scene.

When May arrives, winter is nothing but an afterthought. No snow or ice in sight. The cold weather is gone (for the most part since it is Michigan after all.) Con season is in it’s stride. What events did the fifth month of the year bring me? Let’s find out.

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MIGeekScene 2016 Retrospective Part 2

Here are some photos of my journey through 2016. These photos resonated with me for various reasons. This album features pics from Penguicon, Heroes vs Villains Dance Party, the Motor City Comic Con, the Cherry Capital Comic Con, the Great Lakes Fur Con, the Cedar Springs Renaissance Faire, and the Mid Michigan Renaissance Festival. Enjoy.

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Jeremy Bastian at Cherry Capital Comic Con 2016

Jeremy Bastian, creator of the Cursed Pirate Girl, has  created a nautical fantasy world. His artwork is insanely detailed. We talk about his art, influences, Mike Mignola, Berserk and his love for fighting games.


Dan Dougherty at Cherry Capital Comic Con 2016

Comic Artist and Musician Dan Dougherty talks with me about his comics (Beardo and Touching Evil), his band, Winnie the Pooh and his feud with Prince.


Cherry Capital Comic Con 2016

Here are the photos from my very 1st visit and experience at the Cherry Capital Comic Con.

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