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Superior Con 2019

Superior Con is a free pop culture convention hosted by an alliance of student organizations at Northern Michigan University! If you like video games, cosplay, cartoons, comics, anime, or any other form of pop-culture art, Superior Con is the place you want to be! Superior Con ran for the first time in 2018, and was a great success. Our growth will be slow, but your organizers will strive every year to make Superior Con the best it can be. As of now, this event is headed by Northern Michigan University’s student organization, Cosplayers Unite. As long as the event is hosted on the campus of NMU, it will remain a free event. Our hopes are that one day, Superior Con will grow enough to move up to a larger venue.​

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For more info, check out:
https://superiorcon.wixsite.com/superiorcon

Youmacon 2018

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.

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

Geek-Stuff Garage Sale (Fall 2018 Edition)

It’s a free-to-attend, outdoor, flea market where the vendors ONLY have Geek-Stuff! Come shop for action figures, toys, movie memorabilia, comics, video games, board games, and more! Then go indoors and check out our lovely hosts at The Comic Signal!

Rain-out date: October 6

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/724487567884454/
https://www.facebook.com/GeekStuffGarageSale/

Events for the Week Sept 24th-30th

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

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International Marine City Comic Con 2018

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!

Outdoor activities are free, indoor activities and special guests requires a $5.00 admission.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://comicconmc.com/
https://www.facebook.com/events/257512678155959/

Mega Ran Concert Mini Review

My favorite rapper, Mega Ran, returned back to Michigan. How did the video game hip hop show at the New Dodge Lounge go? Read on and find out.

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Events for the Week Sept 17th-23rd

Seven events this week, which include two Ren Faires and comic cons. Enjoy.

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Mega Ran (Audio Interview)

Mega Ran is one of the most prolific rappers in the realm of chip hop.  Let’s not forget to mention that he is a record holder in the Guinness Book of Records too. I talk with the teacher, rapper, hero about a myriad of topics. We dive into anime, comic books, pro wrestling, the Nerdy People of Color Collective, and the upcoming collaborative Lit Hop album with MC Lars. Rock this in the background, folks. It’s a great interview.

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Events for the Week Sept 3rd-9th

LARPING, a Mega Ran Concert, a Comic Con, a Renaissance Festival, a Gaming event, and more are in store for you this week.

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