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CARPS December 2019

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.)

 

WinterCon 2019

Metro Detroit Gamers (MDG)
In conjunction with
Oakland University Board Game Club (OUBGC)
proudly presents

Michigan’s Coolest Day of Gaming Fun!
WinterCon 2019 Gaming Extravaganza

Saturday, March 9th
Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan
Oakland Center Banquet Rooms (2nd floor)
(2nd floor near West Oakland Center 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 9 am
Gaming continues until 11 pm

Adult Admission: $15
Youth Admission*: $10
*age 16 & 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

Paint and Take Miniature Painting

Great Lakes Comic Convention 2019

THE CAST OF SESAME STREET!
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS!
Bob McGrath (Bob)
Roscoe Orman (Gordon)
Emilio Delgado (Luis)
Alan Muraoka (Alan)

Guy Gilchrist (Artist)
Jim Henson’s Cartoonist

MEDIA GUESTS
Jackson Bostwick
(Actor) TV’s SHAZAM!

“Mean” Gene Okerlund
(Wrestler/Announcer)
WWF/WWE LEGEND

“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan
(Wrestler)
WWF/WWE LEGEND

David Newell
(Actor) – Mr. McFeely
(Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood)

Lydia Graber
(Actress) Return of the Jedi (1983)

COMIC INDUSTRY GUESTS
Tom Orzechowski (Letterer)
The Uncanny X-Men, Black Panther, and more!

Al Milgrom (Editor/Artist)
Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel Fanfare, and more!

Angel Medina (Artist)
Spawn, Spider-Man, Venom, and more!

Kyle Hotz (Artist)
Venom, Carnage, Evil Ernie, and more!

William Messner-Loebs (Writer/Artist)
Wonder Woman, The Flash, Journey, and more!

Keith Pollard (Artist)
The Amazing Spider-Man (co-creator of the Black Cat),
Thor, Fantastic Four, and more!

Darryl Banks (Artist)
Green Lantern, and more!

Arvell Jones (Artist)
DC’s All Star Squadron, Iron Fist, and more!
Co-Creator of Misty Knight!

Vince Locke (Artist)
Sandman, Dead World, and more!

Plus! Paul Storrie, Jason Moore, Seth Damoose,
Randy Zimmerman, and many more!

ALSO AVAILABLE!
Free-Play Video Game Arcade – courtesy of Big Toys of Sterling Heights!
Free Board Gaming – hosted by The Grand Gaming Academy!
Prototype Gaming demonstrated and played!
Magic Card Tournament – hosted by Game Players!
Face Painting by Chantel!
Tim Thurmond, the Balloon Sculptor!
Costume Contests!
Guest Panels!
and much, much, more!

DON’T MISS!
The Star Wars 501st Great Lakes Garrison!
The Star Wars Rebel Legion!
The R2-D2 Droid Builders Club!
The Ghostbusters Coalition of Southeastern Michigan!
The Finest (GI-Joe Costuming Club)
The League of Enchantment
and much more!

RAFFLE PRIZES ON BOTH
FRIDAY (02.22.2019) AND SATURDAY (02.23.2019)!

Michigan Nordic Fire Festival 2019

The Michigan Nordic Fire Festival was created in 2016 to celebrate winter, fire, family and fun. As the days start to get longer and days start to warm, we created an opportunity to get outside, throw spears, and try some of the wonderful beers and meads produced in the area.

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Nerd Nite Ann Arbor February 2019

NN #62: Breakable Bones, Anarchist Art, & Neural Navigation

NNA2 wants to know: How sturdy is YOUR skeleton?!!? No idea? Well, chemistry grad student Isabel Colon-Bernal will help clue you in. Assistant professor of Slavic languages and literatures Ania Aizman will be laying out the intersection of art and anarchy and if you’re wondering where we could possibly be going next, neuroscience grad student Sharena Rice will be our guide through the labyrinth of brain functions that results in navigation.

It’s going to be nerdy, it’s going to be night, it’s going to be all the things you ever dreamed Nerd Nite A2 could be! Hope you can join us for another great NNA2.

Super Smash Bash

Looking to make some new friends?
Laugh at Nintendo characters falling off of stages?
Chill out in a cozy den with good food?
Or show your Valentine who is the best in Smash?

Well look no further.

JAFAX Gaming is pleased to announce the first annual Super Smash Bash.

Rules will be a 3v3 Squad Strike with a 1 minute stage morph timer.
Full rules can be found in the following link:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ShrdjGSHukAhe3SWxRh0-hyDHjKWARLDSAxBgnHnWv4/edit#