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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

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.

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

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

Events for the Week July 9th-15th

Quite a smorgasbord 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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Brian O’Halloran at the Cherry Capital Comic Con 2018

Brian O’Halloran is an actor from movies such as Vulgar, Brutal Massacre: A Comedy, Clerks, Mallrats, Clerk II, and Dogma. Instead of the usual questions about the View Askewniverse, we dive into the other cool things that he is apart of. We talk about a new comic book that he’s featured in, his experiences on the Fireball Run, and his bond with George Carlin. We also talk about pc gaming, stand up comedy, his new podcast, and the upcoming movies he will be featured in.

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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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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.

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