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Youmacon 2018

Youmacon is a popular culture event similar to most “Comic Cons”, however instead of focusing on comic books, Youmacon is a celebration of Japanese popular culture and its influence on our own culture over the past few decades. Common themes throughout the event are Anime (Japanese animation), Video Games, Japanese style artwork and comics, and the rising internet culture influenced by all of the above.

Wearing costumes, or “Cosplay” as it’s known at conventions, is very popular with attendees of Youmacon. It is not uncommon to walk into a pair of Italian plumbers in overalls on the escalator, only to meet someone dressed as Edward Elric or Master Chief from Halo minutes later.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.youmacon.com/
https://www.facebook.com/youmacon

2017 Photo Retrospective Fall Part 4

Here are some photos of my journey through 2017. These photos resonated with me for various reasons.  This album features pics from Youmacon, the Youmacon Dance, and the Fall Kalamazoo Toy Show. Enjoy.

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2017 Photo Retrospective Fall Part 3

Here are some photos of my journey through 2017. These photos resonated with me for various reasons.  This album features pics from the Grand Rapids Comic Con, How-To Halloween, and Youmacon. Enjoy.

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My 2017 Youmacon Experience

For the previous two years, I wrote reviews for Michigan’s largest anime convention Youmacon. My experience this year was not drastically different from the other visits. With that being said, I decided to forgo the traditional review on the event because I feel it would be redundant to do so. Instead, I will focus on the things that I experienced at the 2017 edition of Youmacon.
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Youmacon 2017

Youmacon is the biggest anime convention of Michigan. Enjoy.

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Youmacon 2017

Youmacon is a popular culture event similar to most “Comic Cons”, however instead of focusing on comic books, Youmacon is a celebration of Japanese popular culture and its influence on our own culture over the past few decades. Common themes throughout the event are Anime (Japanese animation), Video Games, Japanese style artwork and comics, and the rising internet culture influenced by all of the above.

Youmacon brings a unique all-ages mix of interactive events, celebrity guest panels, and live musical performances to Downtown Detroit. One of its most popular events, “Live Action Mario Party”, emulates the video game experience – often filling the room to fire code capacity. Players participate in gameshow-like mini-games to help their teams advance and win.

Wearing costumes, or “Cosplay” as it’s known at conventions, is very popular with attendees of Youmacon. It is not uncommon to walk into a pair of Italian plumbers in overalls on the escalator, only to meet someone dressed as Edward Elric or Master Chief from Halo minutes later.

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
http://www.youmacon.com/
https://www.facebook.com/youmacon

Events for the Week Oct 30th-Nov 5th

I think we are going into the final rush of the season with 9 events this week. A whole lot to choose from. Enjoy.

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Nightmare Before Youmacon 2017

Cosplay Halloween Party!

Did you have fun at our outdoor Cosplay Beach Party 2017 event? Looking for a fall/indoors event before diving into Youmacon 2017?

Join us at Nagomi Bar (5th Avenue) in Novi with Cosplay Beach Party, providing you with entertainment​ including Live Music Acts, Dancing, and DJ sets that are sure to make for a night that will put all the kids too big to trick-or-treat, back in the Hallow-day Spirit! Save the date and let us know you’re coming through!!

Nightmare Before Youmacon
SATURDAY OCT. 28th | 9:00PM-2:00AM | 18+ | Admission Fee TBD

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1953022501609192/

Events for the Week Oct 23rd-29th

Only 3 events for the week. However, they are all Halloween themed. How awesome is that?

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

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