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WinterCon 2020

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

Michigan’s Coolest Day of Gaming Fun!
WinterCon 2020 Gaming Extravaganza

Saturday, March 14th
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 11:30 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

Haven Winter One-Day Event 2020

Yes, a return to Camp Merrie Woode! As always, the winter one day event is a break from the chilly off-season. Enjoy some RP with a dash of plot and combat sprinkled in. Bring a dish to pass for Saturday evening’s pot luck.

We have reserved the camp from Friday night (after 5pm) until Sunday (3pm). Arrive Friday night, if you wish, or Saturday morning. Feel free to hang out after the event for an evening of board games and getting to know your fellow LARPers out of game.

Camp Merrie Woode is in the Kalamazoo area of Michigan. The cabins (the little houses A-C) have heat!!!! The “tavern” (Harriet Hall) has 2 stoves and 2 ovens for us to use. The bathhouse is up a small hill though..

Let’s rock this!

NVGO – Northview Video Game Olympics

NVGO, (Northview Video Game Olympics), is a fundraiser for their Northview Band Boosters. The event will consist of a variety of tournaments for different video games. Participants are allowed to enter up to two different tournaments. Each entry costs $10.
The event will take place on Saturday, January 11th, with all preliminary rounds wrapping up by dinner time. The finals will take place starting at 7:00pm in the high school auditorium projected on the big screen for the audience to see. Admission for audience members is free. Winners will be honored in the medal ceremony at the end of the event.
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nvgo-the-northview-video-game-olympics-tickets-86269926673

Michigan Nordic Fire Festival 2020

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.

Check Out My Previous Coverage
2017 Photo Gallery
2019 Photo Gallery

MC Lars at the Blind Pig 2020

I’m joining forces with my friends The Doubleclicks and Schaffer the Darklord to bring you the most epic tour of the new decade (so far)! Come help us as we spread the word about Baby Yoda’s candidacy… as we search for his birth certificate. In a world of division… this is one thing we can all agree on!

MC Lars is the creator of post punk laptop rap and lit hop, which he has extended and powered into a fusion of rap, punk, rock, ska, pop, and other genres. He is post-modern — combining his music with powerful and present lyrics, and packing concert venues with raps about everything from the iGeneration to Guitar Hero to Edgar Allen Poe to Game of Thrones, the Simpsons and Cyberbullying. He speaks to and for people of all ages, lifestyles, and perspectives, and is a story-teller, covering love, life, loss, confusion, and hope. He does so with energy and wit, joined with a strong sense of humor and perspective.

JAFAX Pokemon Sword/Shield Celebration

Pokemon masters young and young at heart! Do you have what it takes to be the number one trainer in West Michigan? Do you just want to play Pokemon with fellow trainers? We have the event for you! On February 22, 2020, JAFAX will be partnering with The Comic Signal to host a Pokemon event to celebrate Pokemon Sword and Shield.

Everyone is welcome at this family friendly event. We will hold events for Pokemon Sword and Shield, Super Smash Brothers Ultimate, Pokken and much more. More information to come soon!

Come celebrate this huge milestone in Pokemon history with The Comic Signal and JAFAX.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Feb 22nd

Relive the magic of year six in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert. With this film, based on the six installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale of Harry’s obsession with a mysterious potions book accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen in HD!

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Feb 21st

Relive the magic of year six in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert. With this film, based on the six installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale of Harry’s obsession with a mysterious potions book accompanied by the music of a live symphony orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen in HD!

Michigan State University Comics Forum 2020

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.

Emil Ferris is an American writer, cartoonist, and designer. Ferris debuted in publishing with her 2017 graphic novel My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, a coming-of-age story of Karen Reyes, a girl growing up in 1960s Chicago.  The book is written and drawn in the form of the character’s notebook. My Favorite Thing Is Monsters was heralded as a “masterpiece” by Forbes and The AV Club, among others and has garnered numerous awards, including:

  • 2017 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel for My Favorite Thing Is Monsters
  • 2017 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Artist
  • 2018 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Graphic Novel for My Favorite Thing Is Monsters
  • 2018 Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist
  • 2018 Gran Guinigi Award for Best Graphic Novel
  • 2019 Grand prix de la critique ACBD
  • 2019 Fauve d’or at Angoulême International Comics Festival

Nick Sousanis is an Eisner-winning comics author and an assistant professor of Humanities & Liberal Studies at San Francisco State University, where he is starting a Comics Studies program. He received his doctorate in education at Teachers College, Columbia University in 2014, where he wrote and drew his dissertation entirely in comic book form. Titled Unflattening, it argues for the importance of visual thinking in teaching and learning, and was published by Harvard University Press in 2015. Unflattening received the 2016 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award) in Humanities, the Lynd Ward Prize for best Graphic Novel of 2015, and was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Scholarly/Academic work. To date, Unflattening has been translated into FrenchKoreanPortugueseSerbianPolishItalian, and Chinese.