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MittenCon 2017

This is a small, informal, family-oriented board gaming convention held annually in February in Okemos, Michigan.

Featuring open board gaming all weekend
Rates are as follows (prices in parentheses apply after January 1, 2017):
Individual daily: $25 ($30)
Individual weekend: $40 ($50)
Family daily: $45 ($50)
Family weekend: $60 ($70)

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WinterCon 2017

Metro Detroit Gamers (MDG) proudly presents
Michigan’s Coolest Day of Gaming Fun!
WinterCon 2017 Gaming Extravaganza
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan
Oakland Center Gold Room(s)
(1st floor near North Entrance)
Oakland University is about 1-2 miles East of I-75
(University Drive exit)

Doors open at 8:00 am
Gaming Events start at 8:30 am
Gaming continues until 10:30 pm

Adult Admission: $15
Youth Admission*: $10
*age 15 & under when accompanied by a paid adult.

Game events for all types of enthusiasts:
Board Games
Tabletop Miniature Battles
Role Playing Games
Puffing Billy (Railroad) Games

Game Masters are needed! Register today!
Without you, there are no events!

Please send in the following information: Your Name; Your E-Mail Address; Your Phone Number; Title of the Game; Gaming System; Max Players; Difficulty; Day(s); Time(s) (your flexibility is appreciated) and the Game Description. (Be creative and inspire people to play your game; up to 500 characters)
Role playing & Minis events typically are 4-4.5 hours long.
Board games are 2-2.5 hours (requires 2+ sessions/different games)

There are a limited number of tables for Gaming Events.
Reserve yours NOW!
(Deadline for Event submissions is Saturday, January 21, 2017
E-Mail your Event information to: [email protected]
Connect with Metro Detroit Gamers TODAY!
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Since 1972, the Metro Detroit Gamers have brought you the best in gaming conventions!
MDG continues to be a venue where game developers test their latest games.
Since the 1970s, many of the most popular Dungeons & Dragons® adventures were first played at MDG conventions! MDG is proud to continue the tradition of bringing you fun and exciting games to enjoy!

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Winter Feast

Come one come all and join us at the masquerade ball!
Grab your finest and test your skills in our night of fun & amusement. Dinner, games, shopping & tournaments and the ever fun and the ever notable court. (Nightbourne/countyseat)
doors are open at noon for early set up
clean up begins at 11pm we must be out by 1am
Please NO hard alcohol on site, and please inquire before bringing any foods. Do remember to bring your feast gear!
(plate,fork,knife,spoon,bowl,cup ect)

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MeggaXP’s “Blood Bash”

Michigan’s Entertainment, Gaming, Geek and Arts Experience (Meggaxp) invites you to EXPERIENCE horror like never before! Valentine’s weekend, 2017, join the people behind Meggaxp as they bring a horror show like no other to Jackson, Michigan…..the BLOOD BASH!

What makes Blood Bash so different? Well, let’s do a little…dissecting, shall we?

Celebrity Guests:
This is a horror show, right? Well, you know that the fine folks at Meggaxp are going to be bringing some cult classic guests to this show. We are still building our roster, but be sure to check back often to see who’s made a deal with the devil to be a part of this show!

Artists, exhibitors, and vendors:
First of all, we will feature over 60 artists, crafters, and exhibitors brining nothing but horror merchandise to the con for your sick and twisted souls to purchase! From artwork and prints to diabolical demonic bears, Blood Bash will have something for everyone!

Horror Film Festival and Marathon:
Next, Blood Bash will feature over 20 hours of horror films from classics like Night of the Living Dead and the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to new, twisted creations from short film producers in the first ever Blood Bash short film festival! More details on this to be announced later, but know that it’s going to be insanely good.

Horror Short Story Contest:
Think you’ve got what it takes to tell a twisted tale? Well, then, show that Stephen character who the REAL king of horror is – by entering our Horror Short Story Contest! More on this will be announced soon, but start creating your craziest stories, and prepare to tell them to the world! (Short stories = 2500 words or fewer, so start writing!)

My Bloody Valentine Dinner and Dance:
It IS Valentine’s weekend, after all, and FINALLY someone is doing something for the lovers of the dark and deranged – – – join us at the Commonwealth for a full fledged dinner followed by a horror dance that’s sure to be a BLOODY GOOD TIME. More on the My Bloody Valentine Dinner and Dance to be announced soon.

Horror themed gaming:
This IS brought to you by the people who run Meggaxp, and as such, you KNOW there’s GOT TO BE SOME GAMING GOING ON! Take a trip to the Atrium Ballroom and visit a museum of sorts, where you can learn about and play some of the video game industry’s most controversial and scary games of all time! From Night Trap (Sega CD) to Friday the 13th (NES) to Left 4 Dead (XBOX 360) and more – there’s going to be a lot of games to check out and even some challenges to enter…if you dare.
Not only will there be video games, though, the good folks at ThroatPunchGames will once again be demoing some of the darker tabletop games from the past 30 years, including one of our all time favorites from growing up – the Nightmare VHS Board Game! BEWARE THE GATEKEEPER! There will be several games to check out that’ll keep your horror itch scratched until Halloween comes around.

Cosplay Contest:
How could Meggaxp have an event without a cosplay contest? Yes, kiddies, we will feature a cosplay contest – where people will compete to be crowned Blood Bash Champions for 2017! We will have a few different categories, so check back for more on this!

This show is still quite a ways out, and we will be adding things to it as time goes on…keep checking back….if you dare!!


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CARPS December Event 2017

Central Action Role-Playing Society
We are a high-fantasy LARP (Live Action Role-Playing) group that is currently based in Southeast Michigan. You may already be familiar with tabletop role-playing games (RPGs) such as Dungeons and Dragons or White Wolf products. If you are, the difference between an RPG and a LARP is that RPGs consist of half a dozen or so players sitting around a kitchen table with dice and a single Game Master, whereas a LARP is a cross between an elaborate theatre production, live combat, and a hike in the woods. LARPs such as ours have costuming, boffer weapons, and dozens of players whose actions influence not only what you can accomplish but the course of an entire fantasy world. If you aren’t, well, them’s the basics.

Greetings to all new and prospective players! As always, your first event is free, with a free rewrite should you decide you would rather play a different sort of character or have a different set of skills. (You must be 18 to play.)

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Capitol Steam Steampunk Meet & Greet

Capitol Steam Steampunk Society cordially invites you to join other steampunk enthusiasts for an evening of good vibes and great times. For the last couple years we have met every other month, at Kelly’s Downtown, in Lansing. It’s a great place to “meet in the middle” for excellent food, quality drinks, and amazing conversation. We are proud to continue the tradition of bringing together steampunks from all areas of the mitten. Laugh, smile and have fun with us on January 14th.
*Steampunk attire suggested but not mandatory
**$5 donations are accepted at the door
***Capitol Steam events are safe and inclusive. All are welcome!

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Events for the Week January 2nd – 8th

Starting off the new year with FOUR events.

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

Continue reading Events for the Week January 2nd – 8th

Lego Mania



Kids and adults alike can enter their own home-built LEGO® brick creation into an adjudicated contest according to their age group. Top three in each category will receive a medal. Adjudication information is on the band booster website. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, on-line, between Nov. 18 and Jan. 6, 2017. Cost is $5.00 per entry. Payment instructions on-line.Support your local geek events.


Participants of all ages will receive a new LEGO® kit to race others to be the first to correctly finish their kit. The kit is yours to take home. First place awards for fastest builder in each age group will be presented during the Finale. LIMITED SPACE— first come, first served. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, on-line, between Nov. 18 and Jan. 6, 2017. Cost is $15 per person, grades Pre-K through 6. $20 per person, grades 7 through adult.


Video gamer and Middle School Band Director, Mr. Lago, will choose one brick creation from all the entries in the Brick Builder’s Competition, that best captures a video game theme. A few sentences describing the creation should accompany the creation.


Every LEGO®mania attendee will receive voting tickets to vote for their favorite creations in the Brick Builder’s Competition. The creation receiving the most votes in each age group will receive a medal.

  • Delicious food and drink available for purchase
  • DUPLO® and LEGO® brick building area for hands-on play
  • World Championship qualifiers “That ONE Team” will be introducing and demonstrating their robot, “Sir Wedgemore”. See more robotic demonstrations, courtesy of Paradise Teams
  • Photo opportunity as Princess Leia or Luke Skywalker
  • Awards presentation during Finale.
All proceeds from this FREE fun event will help fund the Northview Band Programs, grades 5-12. We hope to see you there! Thank you for your support!
Disclaimer: LEGO® and DUPLO® are trademarks of the LEGO® Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize, or endorse this event.

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