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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

MEGGAXP IV

Meggaxp and Experience Jackson are proud to be bringing MeggaXP IV to the Commonwealth Commerce Center on August 25th, 2018!!!!

There are still a LOT of details to work out, but here’s what we know so far:

Vendor Hall will be returning to the ORIGINAL location from MeggaXP I (first floor) and will be filled with over 40 vendors selling everything from art and buttons to posters and neck ties and more! Our vending hall is sure to have something for everyone!

Cosplay Contest – This year our cosplay contest is going to be bigger than ever, as are introducing a new wrinkle to the mix – – – the top 5 cosplays from EACH category will be selected by our panel of judges, and the AUDIENCE will VOTE for the winner! Prizes awarded for the winners!

Panels – This year we are working hard to bring the best panelists from the first THREE years together for the most comprehensive list of panels we’ve ever offered! Sure to have something for everyone!

Gaming Events:
Our gaming events are going to be bigger and better than ever, including:

Super Smash Bros. Melee Tournament – We are working hard to fly in some of the BEST players in the COUNTRY for MeggaMania, featuring a gigantic pot bonus (more to be revealed), an ALL NIGHT Friendlies area, singles, doubles, livestream and more!

Vintage Console Lounge – Once again our vintage console lounge will be making a return – over 2,000 games to choose from from the NES all the way up to the PS2!

Magic the Gathering – We will be running Magic the Gathering booster drafts all day, along with sealed, modern, commander, bounty types, and more! Plus we will have several vendors in the area selling singles and packs for your Magic needs!

Yu-Gi-Oh – We will be offering up a STACK of Booster Boxes for the winner of our main Yu-Gi-Oh tournament! More details to come!

Pokemon – For the 3rd straight year, we will have a Pokezone filled with Pokemon TCG, the DS game, Pokken Tournament, and more! Buy and sell thousands of Pokemon cards, take part in touranment play, and much more!

Warhammer – We will be offering up a NICE event for Warhammer this year – – – – more on that to be announced soon!

SO MANY MORE GAMING EVENTS TO BE ANNOUNCED – STAY TUNED!!!

Adult Lounge – The adult lounge is back and better than ever! More adult only panels, more bar trivia, more Cards Against Humanity audience games, and ADDITIONAL 18+ games this time around, drink specials, and even a WEIRD AL KARAOKE FEST!

Kid’s Zone – Our kid’s zone is going to be the biggest and best it’s ever been! More room to play, more things to do, facepainting, jumphouses, kid friendly video and board games, lifesize games, art contests, craft table, legos, and WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY more!!!!

Game Show Room – The Game Show Room is back, and better than ever! More rounds, more contestants, more games! Make sure to stop by!

And a few more FAVORITES from the past few years will be making returns…….

But you’ll have to WAIT TO SEE WHAT THOSE ARE!!!!Support your local geek events.

For more info, check out:
http://www.meggacon.com/
https://www.facebook.com/MeggaExperience

Penguicon 2018

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.

Support your local geek/nerd events.
For more info, check out:
http://2018.penguicon.org/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2235838959
https://www.facebook.com/events/1376240845797484/

Events for the Week April 30th-May 6th

LARP, Star Wars, Anime, Fallout and a big amalgamation of geek interests await you this week. Go forth and Geek. (I couldn’t resist). Seriously, there are a ton of events this week. Check them out.

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

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Gamers for Giving 2018

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.

Sponsors help us cover overhead costs associated with hosting the event so that attendee entry fees and donations can be used strictly for the programs of the charity.

Gamers for Giving is a non-stop gaming marathon which will begin in the morning hours of Saturday, April 28th. The event will last until Sunday evening, April 29th.

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.

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

LTU Anime Con and Gaming Expo 2018

I paid a visit to the newly named LTU Anime Con and Gaming Expo. Check out these photos from this fun and promising event.

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Events for the Week April 23rd-29th

Horror, gaming, comic cons and toy shows 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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Stefani Manard at Blood Bash 2018

Stefani Manard is an author, blogger and podcaster. We dove into her horror based comics (Psychopath) and book (Secrets Best Kept). In this in depth conversation we covered video games, horror, B-movies, and comics among many other things. Put this one on in the background and enjoy.

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Ultimate Gaming Championship 2 (UGC 2)

An action packed gaming tournament with different tourneys including CoD WWII, NHL 17, NBA Jam and Madden! Each game has their own grand prize and second prize! Be sure to sign up now and get in on the action!
*Winners will receive an Amazon gift cards.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.50calgaming.com/ugc2.html
https://www.facebook.com/events/527751287595909/