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.
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.
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Voice actress Tara Sands is the voice behind Bulbasaur (Pokemon), Biscuit Kreuger (Hunter x Hunter) and Konbu Infinity (One Punch Man). We talk about a hilarious comedy short, anime, Debbie Gibson and her role as a few plants in the Netflix show Disjointed. This interview is a fine example of the fun conversations I like to have with guests. Enjoy.
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I met with voice actor Jim Cummings, whose the voice of Darkwing Duck, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger. We talk about comedy, voice acting and what’s new.
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These Year in Reviews are not, what I call, official “reviews”. Like last year, they will be a series of musings, learned lessons and stories of what I experienced through out the year. Of course, reviews are featured but they are blended in with everything. The theme of FIRSTS sum up the beginning, middle and end of my year, as you will see. Enjoy my year of 2016 in the Michigan Geek Scene.
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David Vincent is known for his roles as Senketsu (Kill la Kill) and Marshal Law (Tekken). We sat down to talk about his comedy background, his love of animation, the comedy webseries CONfessionals and the new anime community Anime Unlocked. Check out this really fun interview that was a year and a half in the making.
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Voice actor and actor Bryan Massey was an individual I was hoping to interview for quite some time. His role of the charismatically psychotic Ladd Russo stole the show in Baccano, which is known for its large cast of unique characters. While we delved into Baccano, we talked about his dream role, comedic background, a mutual respect for mixed martial arts and his live action roles. Check out my favorite interview from NotCon 2017.
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Ian Sinclair (Space Dandy) returns to have another fun conversation. Take a guess as to what we were talking about. You guessed it. More comics and music and Dragon Ball Super. This is a fine example of the type of interviews that I love conducting the most. Enjoy.
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Shuto Con 2017 marked the TWO YEAR anniversary of MIGeekScene’s public debut. Check out photos from Lansing’s annual anime con. More photos to come.
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Voice actress Jad Saxton has lent her talents to series such as Fairy Tail, Death Parade and Dimension W. Learn about the theatrical side of Jad, as we talk extensively about her roles in the Nether and the Trainspotting play. Plus, we delve into one of her favorite fandoms, the world of Harry Potter. Check out this fascinating interview.