Cosplay Summer Meet Up is back and this time I’m having Cosplay Picnic/Beach Meet Up. So come dress up as your favorite characters to Cosplay, also wear some Swim Suit, Swimming Trunks and Bikini to go on the beach at Belle Isie Beach in Downtown Detroit, bring some food & some blankets for the picnic and some activities during the picnic.
Penguicon is a not-for-profit, community-run convention for open source software, science fiction, music, gaming, DIY, and more. Panel topics include technology, science, eco/green, literature, costuming, food, gaming (board and video), webcomics, action/adventure, music, film, anime and an after dark event. .This is a big hang out for ALL areas of the geek/nerd community. What better way to meet people who wave the geek/nerd flag? People come to Penguicon to learn about securing their network, and also how to make their own cheese. They learn how to create chiptunes on their gameboy, and come listen to sci-fi. There is also the Maker Market which is like a dealer room except they don’t accept commodities, only thing’s people have designed themselves. If you need a place to recharge, check out the con suite which has free soda and food all week long.
Penguicon is a convention tailored mainly for adults. While kids are welcome, there are no special passes or events for them. Please keep that in mind.
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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Michigan Masters returns in 2018 to continue Michigan’s longest running yearly major event! With 20+ games to enter, 4 ballrooms, and a 24 hour venue, this is by far our largest event yet. Join Metro Detroit, Lansing, Traverse City and other Michigan regions for a 2-day tournament experience.
Gamers for Giving is a competitive gaming tournament and LAN party that helps generate resources for the initiatives of Gamers Outreach. Funds raised from the event help support Gamers Outreach charity initiatives, such as building portable gaming carts for children in hospitals.
Aside from fundraising, as gamers, it’s also our focus to host a great event for our supporters. Gamers for Giving provides a welcoming, friendly environment where gamers can come together to play their favorite video games in a clean, social, and competitive atmosphere. Simply by participating, gamers are making a positive impact in people’s lives through resources generated by the event.
Gamers for Giving 2019 will take place within the main arena of the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center during the weekend of March 23rd & 24th. The event will also be streamed on Twitch.tv. Stream information can be found here.
Knight of the Round are a video game music band that delivers crushing metal renditions of Final Fantasy songs. It’s been a few years but I was able to catch up with Justin (guitar) and Adam (bass). Before their main event performance at MAGFest, we talked about their latest album, War of the Triad. We also dive into MAGFest memories, influential bands, black metal recording production standards, solo music projects, and a whole lot more. This interview was a great way to kick off 2019. Enjoy.
Cosplay for a cause: Fundraising Program is here to help raise funds for those in need and local charity programs. 100% of the profit go to charity and those in need. Although money is a great start we also accept other resources and since it’s so close to the holiday season we accept new toys, and new kids coats or a $5 or higher donation at the door.
And for our guest we have a
-Cosplay fashion show,
-Anime Beat Battle,
-Street Fighter 5 Competition
All the ingredients for a successful fundraiser are just a click away when you click going and share this event. THANK YOU
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Elizabeth Maxwell is a wonderful actress, whose voice can be heard in RWBY (Winter), Attack on Titan (Ymir), My Hero Academia (Midnight), and other roles too numerous to list. During the course of our conversation, we talk about significant anime, her favorite character from Chrono Trigger, sci-fi, the awesome show Camp Camp, and a whole lot more. Enjoy this fun interview
David Hayter is a prolific actor, screen writer, and director. He is the voice of the iconic Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid series. He’s also the creative force behind X-Men, X-2 and Watchmen. We dive into his live action roles, manga, his love for Stephen King’s books, punk music, comic books, and a whole lot more. Enjoy this interview with one of the coolest of cool people that I had the pleasure to talk to.