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Astronomicon 2019

Metro Detroit’s newest Pop Culture Convention Astronomicon heads into its 2nd year!

If you were at the 1st ever Astronomicon then you know what is abput to go down, and if you were not well then get ready for a truly OUT OF THIS WORLD EXPERIENCE!!

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1950958445156103/
https://www.astronomicon.com/
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAstronomicon/

CARPS December Event 2018

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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For more info, check out:
http://www.carpsgame.com/

Jackson Toy Show November 2018

It’s The Jackson Toy Show! This is the one you DON’T want to miss! All your NASCAR, Hot Wheels, sportcards, dolls, Pez, model cars, promos, trains, slot cars, matchbox, old toys, Star Wars, die cast semi trucks, tractors and diecast and so much more.

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/Jackson-Toy-Show-145871215584902

MuskeCon 2.0

MuskeCon is back with Version 2.0! A day filled with toys, comics, artists, authors, cosplayers, and most importantly- FUN! We had a packed house last year, and hoping to do it again this year. All the favorites are coming back, plus we have some new addtions joining the fun.

Tickets are $5 for adults, children 12 and under are FREE!

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/513030129065099/
https://www.facebook.com/muskecon/

Events for the Week March 19th-25th

Seven events to kick off the Spring season. Enjoy.

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

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Events for the Week Mar 5th-11th

Anime, The Dude (who abides), Pirates, Steampunk, and Dolls await you this week.

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

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WinterCon 2018

Metro Detroit Gamers (MDG) proudly presents
Michigan’s Coolest Day of Gaming Fun!

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)

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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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/MetroDetroitGamers/
http://metrodetroitgamers.wordpress.com

Michigan State University Comics Forum 2018

Held every year on the beautiful campus of Michigan State University, The Michigan State University Comics Forum is an an event that brings together scholars, creators, and fans in order to explore celebrate the medium of comics, graphic storytelling, and sequential art.

The Michigan State University Comics Forum is proud to announce another set of dual keynote speakers for our 11th Anniversary event to be held on the final weekend of February 2018.

Our Creator Keynote Speaker, Lucy Knisley, is a critically acclaimed, award-winning comic creator who specializes in personal, confessional comics and travelogues. She attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Merit Scholar, BFA 2007), followed by The Center for Cartoon Studies (Diamond in the Rough Scholar, MFA 2009).  To date her work has been published by several major publishers, including French Milk (2008, Touchstone/Simon & Schuster), Relish (2013, First Second [MacMillan Comics Imprint]), An Age of License (2014, Fantagraphics), Displacement (2015, Fantagraphics), and Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride (2016, First Second [MacMillan Comics Imprint]).

2018’s Scholar Keynote Speaker, Diana Schutz, is an award-winning editor who has been working in comics for almost forty years. She was senior executive editor at Dark Horse Comics, where she was on staff from 1990 to 2015. She was Frank Miller’s editor on Sin City and 300, Matt Wagner’s editor on Grendel, Stan Sakai’s editor on Usagi Yojimbo, Paul Chadwick’s editor on Concrete, and Larry Marder’s editor on Beanworld. She applied her knowledge of romance languages to edit international material in translation such as Blacksad and The Manara Library. She has worked with authors Michael Chabon, Neil Gaiman, Harvey Pekar, and Harlan Ellison, among others. She was fortunate to have been Will Eisner’s Dark Horse editor until his death in 2005. She is also an adjunct instructor of Comics Studies at Portland State University, a published author of both comics and prose, and the first woman to be inducted into the Canadian Comic Book Creator Hall of Fame. Semi-retired, she now works as a literary translator of European comics, including work by Moebius, Manara, Muñoz & Sampayo, and more.

Our Creator Keynote Address will take place on the evening of Friday, February 23rd.  Our Scholar Keynote Address will be delivered midday on Saturday, February 24th.

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For more info, check out:
http://www.comicsforum.msu.edu/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/MSU-Comics-Forum/337707622458