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.
Youmacon brings a unique all-ages mix of interactive events, celebrity guest panels, and live musical performances to Downtown Detroit. One of its most popular events, “Live Action Mario Party”, emulates the video game experience – often filling the room to fire code capacity. Players participate in gameshow-like mini-games to help their teams advance and win.
Youmacon 2015 will be held October 29 – November 1 at two of the most iconic locations in Downtown Detroit: The world famous Cobo Center, and The Renaissance Center. Separating these locations is the beautiful Detroit Riverwalk.
Anime tunes, video game tracks and hip hop beats mixed with comedy sum up the Nerdcore Hip Hop Duo 2d6. Meet Cliff B and DJ Stuck Down A Mineshaft talk about the origin, their hilarious track titles, J.S Joust and a special message to their fans. Stick around for bonus material at the end of the video.
The most requested and favorite night by pretty much everyone — Pure Pwnage is back! After the uber fun and hilarious live show by The Gothsicles last year we knew they had to come back! Of course we’ll have game systems and all over the club for you to play for free all night sponsored by Get Your Game On.
This is our 7th Pure Pwnage and we and are doing everything we can to make this year the best yet! FREE ADMISSION ALL NIGHT IF YOU ARE IN COSTUME! We’re doing a costume contest too so you can show off your passion for gaming and cosplay!
Check out the Gothsicles site for more info on the band.
Get Your Game On is loaning all of us these consoles so play nice and check them out sometime – Support independent business!
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