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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

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

Support your local geek events.
For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1953022501609192/

2016 Year in Review Fall Part 2 (Yes, I know it’s 2017)

Here lies the final chapter in the 2016 Year in Review series. You might be asking you self: why are you releasing the last part in October of 2017? Originally, I was going to finish this series in early 2017 but events kept happening and this project was pushed back. Let’s look at it this way, this final review can give you a chance to see what the events were like last year and check out a few of the things that you might have missed. This final chapter talks about my time at the Grand Rapids Comic Con, Youmacon and the Motor City Black Age of Comics. Considering that these events are around the corner at the time of this article’s publishing, I feel it is a timely and relevant release. Enjoy.
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Events for the Week April 24th-30th

8 Events for this Week. You can’t say there isn’t anything to do 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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MIGeekScene 2016 Retrospective Part 8

Here are some photos of my journey through 2016. These photos resonated with me for various reasons. This album features pics from part 2 of Youmacon and the Motor City Black Age of Comics. Enjoy.

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Youmacon 2016 Review

After attending Youmacon last year for the first time, I headed back to downtown Detroit to experience Michigan’s largest anime convention again. Last year, I didn’t know what to expect. I experienced some good and some bad. Was it going to be the same as my time from last year? Or did the convention improve?

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Yuri Lowethal at Youmacon 2016

Sasuke Uciha (Naruto), Simon (Gurren Lagann) and Ben Tennyson (Ben 10) are a paltry sampling of the numerous popular shows that Yuri has voiced for. We talk about Mad Max Fury Road, martial arts, Ninja Scroll, Dr. Who, charitable causes, steampunk, noir influences and many more topics in this engaging interview.

I always strive to create a fun and engaging interview for my guests. However, when the guest and I click right from the beginning, the real magic begins. Yuri Lowenthal was, by far, one of my favorite interviews of the year (and of all time)!

https://twitter.com/YuriLowenthal

Todd Haberkorn at Youmacon 2016

Watch what anime and video game voice actor Todd Haberkorn called one of his best interviews of 2016. Todd Haberkorn’s list of roles are so numerous that I wouldn’t know where to begin. Let’s try Natsu from Fairy Tale and Ling Yao from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood to name a few. Learn more about Todd’s non-anime background as we discuss: his favorite concert, a tribute war with Vic Mignona, his music album, his time on Hot Pepper Gaming and Jiminy Glick. Special bonus footage with a cameo and a message for Todd included.

https://twitter.com/ToddHaberkorn

www.thehabertat.com/

 

Jon St. John at Youmacon 2016 (NSFW)

The voice of Duke Nukem, Jon St. John returns for another fun interview. The interview is a little NSFW-ish due to language.

During part 1, we talk about voice acting influences, video games, favorite concerts, and comedic mishaps from his radio dj days.

During round 2, we talk about new games such as This is the Police and Rad Rodgers. We also talk about his production company and the four hours that changed his life forever.

http://jonstjohn.audio/