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Short Short Fest 2024

Join us for a night of animation, artists, laughs, Smash Bros, and more! Short Short Fest is an animation festival for local and independent animators and creatives! Created by artists for artists, it is an excuse to stay creative, make connections, have fun and win prizes. Come out and enjoy the touring animation festival that has been going for 5 years strong! It’s Short Short Fest Baby!!!
(Doors open at 6:30pm show starts at 9. Want to spend the night? Discounted Hotel blocks available on our website! Tickets a $15 venue cover at the door.)

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Avatar: The Last Airbender In Concert 7:00pm

Avatar: The Last Airbender In Concert presents an live orchestral rendition of the series’ iconic soundtrack, paired with a nearly two-hour special recap of the animated series’ three seasons displayed on a full-size cinema screen. The projection will feature the original dialogue and sound effects without any pre-recorded music, allowing the live orchestra to perform the legendary score live and in perfect sync with the show scenes. The result? A truly immersive and grandiose concert experience that breathes new life into Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Just as “Avatar: The Last Airbender” masterfully blends Chinese culture with anime and American cartoon styles, an orchestra especially handpicked for this event will harmoniously combine Eastern and Western musical traditions – a symphonic fusion that faithfully reflects the signature sound of the Avatar saga. Taiko drums and erhus will share the spotlight with violins and clarinets, while the series’ fan-favorite scenes are presented in chronological order on the film screen, breathing life into Aang’s liberating quest in an epic and authentic way.

The creative mastermind behind the show’s original music, award-winning composer Jeremy Zuckerman, has poured his heart and exceptional talent into reimagining and expanding the show’s soundtrack specially for this event. Through the creative collaboration with Jeff Adams (the show’s original editor) and under the artistic guidance of the show’s creators, Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, this spectacular production not only magnifies the essence of the series, but also marks a groundbreaking moment – the very first opportunity for the audience to immerse themselves in the captivating world of Avatar: The Last Airbender through a live experience.

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While MIGeekScene does its best to ensure the accuracy of the listings, event details may be changed, events may be postponed, or cancelled without notice. Please confirm with the organizer before making any plans. MIGeekScene is not responsible for events changing, postponing, or canceling.

Avatar: The Last Airbender In Concert 2:00pm

Avatar: The Last Airbender In Concert presents an live orchestral rendition of the series’ iconic soundtrack, paired with a nearly two-hour special recap of the animated series’ three seasons displayed on a full-size cinema screen. The projection will feature the original dialogue and sound effects without any pre-recorded music, allowing the live orchestra to perform the legendary score live and in perfect sync with the show scenes. The result? A truly immersive and grandiose concert experience that breathes new life into Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Just as “Avatar: The Last Airbender” masterfully blends Chinese culture with anime and American cartoon styles, an orchestra especially handpicked for this event will harmoniously combine Eastern and Western musical traditions – a symphonic fusion that faithfully reflects the signature sound of the Avatar saga. Taiko drums and erhus will share the spotlight with violins and clarinets, while the series’ fan-favorite scenes are presented in chronological order on the film screen, breathing life into Aang’s liberating quest in an epic and authentic way.

The creative mastermind behind the show’s original music, award-winning composer Jeremy Zuckerman, has poured his heart and exceptional talent into reimagining and expanding the show’s soundtrack specially for this event. Through the creative collaboration with Jeff Adams (the show’s original editor) and under the artistic guidance of the show’s creators, Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, this spectacular production not only magnifies the essence of the series, but also marks a groundbreaking moment – the very first opportunity for the audience to immerse themselves in the captivating world of Avatar: The Last Airbender through a live experience.

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While MIGeekScene does its best to ensure the accuracy of the listings, event details may be changed, events may be postponed, or cancelled without notice. Please confirm with the organizer before making any plans. MIGeekScene is not responsible for events changing, postponing, or canceling.

Detroit International Festival of Animation 2024

18+
Join us for the 9th Annual DETROIT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION (DIFA) on Saturday, April 6th, 2024. Immerse yourself in an eclectic 90 minute mix of animated shorts showcasing a vibrant selection of works from both local and international animators.
Set in the historic Senate Theater in Detroit, this 1920’s Art Deco gem is not only known for its visual charm but also houses the world’s 8th largest Wurlitzer pipe organ. Enjoy the classic concession stand, comfortable lounging areas, and the added convenience of secure parking.
Be sure to catch the enchanting Wurlitzer Pipe Organ pre-show by the Detroit Theater Organ Society, beginning at 7:30pm. Doors open at 7pm with the main show beginning at 8pm.
Tickets are $10 and advance tickets will be available on March 1st, along the full animation schedule. Please note, this event is recommended for a mature audience (18 and over) due to some content and themes.

We can’t wait to see you at the 9th annual Detroit International Festival of Animation (DIFA 9)!

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Laker Con

FREE and open the public!
Laker Con is a three-day comics convention held at the Mary Idema Pew Library at GVSU to celebrate comics literacy and the scholarly merits of sequential storytelling (comics books, graphic novels, animation, etc.) as well as exalting the entertainment arts.
Friday (9/29) from 11 am – 6 pm
Saturday (9/30) from 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday (10/1) from 10 am – 2 pm

Guests
John Van Fleet
Louisa Tsui
Guin Thompson
Robert Rozema
Mary Ruge
David Petersen
Brian W. Parker
Christopher Moeller
Amy Jacobs
Julia Kaye
Scott Hampton
Comfort and Adam
• • •
Mary Idema Pew Library and Information Commons
The Grand Atrium
10582 S Campus Dr
Allendale Charter Twp, MI 49401
Event programming will include:
• Panels and Presentations celebrating and exploring comics
• Artist Market with creations and wonderment for sale
• Activities and programs to make zines and comics for kids and adults
• Comics inspired/themed movies and animation
• Portfolio reviews and the business of comics
• Cosplay contest with prizes
This event is FREE and OPEN to current students, alumni as well as the public at large.
Masks are encouraged, but not required.

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Detroit International Festival of Animation 2023

18+
Join us on Saturday, May 6th, 2023 in Detroit for the 8th Annual Detroit International Festival of Animation (DIFA). This celebration of animation will showcase a diverse range of works from local and international animators. With approximately 90 minutes of animated shorts on display, DIFA will feature a wide range of styles, from experimental and quirky to more sophisticated mini-features.

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The Polar Express in Concert 11/19/22

In The Polar Express™ in Concert, experience the musical magic of Christmas Eve through Silvestri’s unforgettable score and be immersed as The Polar Express™ adventures up and down mountains, slip-slides over ice fields, and teeters across mile-high bridges. Embark on this musical journey to the North Pole while watching the iconic film about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. The wonder of life never fades for those who believe. You’re on The Polar Express™!

In addition to Oscar® and Golden Globe® nominations with Glen Ballard for Best Original Song (“Believe”), Silvestri also earned an ASCAP Film and Television Music Award for this score. The soundtrack was certified Gold by the RIAA in November 2007, and is considered among the best-selling film soundtrack/holiday albums of all time.

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The Polar Express in Concert 11/20/22

In The Polar Express™ in Concert, experience the musical magic of Christmas Eve through Silvestri’s unforgettable score and be immersed as The Polar Express™ adventures up and down mountains, slip-slides over ice fields, and teeters across mile-high bridges. Embark on this musical journey to the North Pole while watching the iconic film about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. The wonder of life never fades for those who believe. You’re on The Polar Express™!

In addition to Oscar® and Golden Globe® nominations with Glen Ballard for Best Original Song (“Believe”), Silvestri also earned an ASCAP Film and Television Music Award for this score. The soundtrack was certified Gold by the RIAA in November 2007, and is considered among the best-selling film soundtrack/holiday albums of all time.

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While MIGeekScene does its best to ensure the accuracy of the listings, event details may be changed, events may be postponed, or cancelled without notice. Please confirm with the organizer before making any plans. MIGeekScene is not responsible for events changing, postponing, or canceling.

The Polar Express in Concert 11/18/22

In The Polar Express™ in Concert, experience the musical magic of Christmas Eve through Silvestri’s unforgettable score and be immersed as The Polar Express™ adventures up and down mountains, slip-slides over ice fields, and teeters across mile-high bridges. Embark on this musical journey to the North Pole while watching the iconic film about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. The wonder of life never fades for those who believe. You’re on The Polar Express™!

In addition to Oscar® and Golden Globe® nominations with Glen Ballard for Best Original Song (“Believe”), Silvestri also earned an ASCAP Film and Television Music Award for this score. The soundtrack was certified Gold by the RIAA in November 2007, and is considered among the best-selling film soundtrack/holiday albums of all time.

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While MIGeekScene does its best to ensure the accuracy of the listings, event details may be changed, events may be postponed, or cancelled without notice. Please confirm with the organizer before making any plans. MIGeekScene is not responsible for events changing, postponing, or canceling.

Detroit International Festival of Animation 2022

On Saturday May 7th 2022 at Detroit’s historic Senate Theater, the 7th annual Detroit International Festival of Animation (DIFA) will celebrate and showcase a wild diversity of animations from animators and filmmakers local and international. DIFA will feature approximately 90 minutes of experimental and pop cult shorts as well as more sophisticated and artistic mini features.

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While MIGeekScene does its best to ensure the accuracy of the listings, event details may be changed, events may be postponed, or cancelled without notice. Please confirm with the organizer before making any plans. MIGeekScene is not responsible for events changing, postponing, or canceling.