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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

Events for the Week Jan 1st-7th

Two events to kick off the new year. Happy New Year, Everybody.

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 Jan 1st-7th

ScoutCon Game Day

A single day of gaming to raise funds for High Adventure Camp. Local publisher Grand Gamers Guild will be there teaching and selling Unreal Estate, Stroop, and Pocket Ops, and showing off the new Endeavor: Age of Sail.

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/180441606033541/

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

Plymouth Comic Con 2018

PLYMOUTH FROZEN COMIC CON
This is usually our coldest show of the year but with Over 40 tables of comic books, Funco Pops, action figures, original art, local publishers, WHO CARES! Come on in and get warm, go see the ice show then come on back to warm up again
ONLY $3.00 PER PERSON OR A $10.00 FAMILY 5 PACK.
COSPLAY CONTEST AT 3PM PRIZES FOR KIDS AND ADULTS
DOOR PRIZES GAMING DEMOS

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/883490371802925/
http://www.yourcomiccon.com/

A Steampunk Celebration of Rubber Ducky Day

As everyone knows, January 13th is National Rubber Ducky Day.

Rubber Duckies have a clouded history. No one really knows where they came from. Whether it was from our own bath time or the song by Ernie from Sesame Street, we all knew of them and wanted one.

Let’s celebrate it with a Steampunk style. If you have a rubber ducky, bring it. If not, we will have some spare duckies. So how does one celebrate Rubber Ducky Day? Join us at Patrick J’s and find out.

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/138366506867925/

Steampunk Sunday Salon, February Edition!

Join us on Sunday,February 4, 2018, from 3pm to 6 pm at Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery for food, drink, and good cheer with friends old and new!

And for those of you who may be wanting to dip your toes in the local steampunk community, this is a perfect first outing. No pressure, no hype, come and join us!

Please also remember that the service style at the brewery is pub style, so please remember to bus your table 🙂

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1576415695774228/

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/