These Year in Reviews are not, what I call, official “reviews”. They are 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. It’s a director’s commentary of my adventures during the year of 2018 in the Michigan Geek Scene. Continue reading 2018 Winter Year in Review
Ahoy, me Hearties! Batten down them hatches, the Brethren be at it again!! Come join us for our Annual Shiver Me Timbers winter gala!
This year we be keepin it the same as last year wit a few tweaks. We dun signed dem articles again with Woodshire in downtown Fowlerville. We be open from noon-5pm at Woodshire fer yer shoppin pleasure. Thar be shoppin, food, fun, dancing, & music all in one day. So weigh anchor, hoist the mizzen, and splice the main brace! Come and join us for a bit of fun. This be an open event so ye may invite anyone ta join us.
Kids under 15 are always free and should stay no later than 9pm. This is a piratical & steampunk garb event. We welcome sea bound pirates as well as airship pirates! A pirate be a pirate no matter luv.
Metro Detroit Gamers (MDG)
In conjunction with
Oakland University Board Game Club (OUBGC)
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:
Tabletop Miniature Battles
Role Playing Games
Puffing Billy (Railroad) Games
Paint and Take Miniature Painting
Don’t know what to do for the week? Well, check out what’s going on for this weekend.
Check out my photos from my return trip to the Michigan Nordic Fire Festival.
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
(Actor) TV’s SHAZAM!
“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan
(Actor) – Mr. McFeely
(Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood)
(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!
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!
and much, much, more!
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)!
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
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.
Presenting the tenth live session of our continuing fundraiser campaign, Straight Outta the Forgotten Realms. Come watch performers Brad Sytsma, Chuck Fortenbacher, Liz Brand, Cari Scholtens and Ross Johnson gather around the table of Game Master Brooke Heintz in this live tabletop RP event! This performative evening of fast-paced RP will bring you hours of thrills, laughter, might and magic and of course, some dramatic dice-slinging!
Having walked into a trap with their new allies, The Silver Ravens, our heroes try to get to the bottom of what’s going on in Ordulin, where matters may be much more complicated than they first appeared…t