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Kalamazoo Circus Maximus Toy Show Fall 2021

The Circus Maximus Toy Show is held twice a year in the Spring and Fall at the Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds. Conveniently situated halfway between Detroit and Chicago, or Grand Rapids and South Bend, IN. Nearly 50,000 square feet of toys from over 200 vendors around the country will be here for you to explore. You will find your favorite childhood toys including but not limited to; Japanese pressed tin litho, cast iron banks, steel pedal cars, Smith Miller & Tonka trucks, old robots and science fiction items, battery operated toys, cap guns, western toys, and more. For the younger collectors, there is a lot to see from Disney, Star Trek, Star Wars, G I Joe, slot cars, movie, TV and sport memorabilia, and action figures of all kinds, You will also find antique pedal cars and tractors along with spare parts.

Early Buyers / Floor Rights:
$30.00 per person gets you
in the show Friday from 4 – 8 PM
and Saturday morning at 7 AM

Public Show Hours are:
Saturday, 9 AM to 2 PM

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How-To Halloween 2021

How-To Halloween is a family-friendly festival that celebrates creativity, imagination and the innovative spirit by showcasing an exhibit hall packed with theatrical displays, interactive games, unique vendors and amazing entertainment! We ‘Frankenstein’ together the best parts of a Maker Faire, Comic Con, Craft Show, Science Museum, Music Festival and Halloween Carnival to create monstrous fun for everyone. Our mission is to inspire kids and the ‘kids at heart’ to make something spooktacular for the holiday and get excited about the creative process as they explore the many hands-on activities, how-to sessions and immersive experiences.

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2018 Gallery
2019 Gallery

Cherry Capital Comic Con 2021

C4 is Northern Michigan’s largest comic book and pop entertainment expo. Located at the scenic Grand Traverse Resort, C4 is Northern Michigan’s perfect gathering of comic book creators, exhibitors, and fans. Cherry Capital Comic Con (C4) is a comic book convention that celebrates the medium of comics, rather than a specific genre. At C4, all comics are equal, as are their creators and their fans. The organizers of C4 intend to prove to the world that comic conventions – just like comic fans and the comics, themselves – don’t have to be “this” or “that”. They can just be what they are…which is simply “cool”. Connect with your favorite creators at a variety of panels. Meet up and coming talent in Artist’s Alley. Find great deals on comics and collectable merchandise at our gathering of exhibitors. Participate in our costume contest, with categories for both adults and children.

Check out my previous coverage:
2018 Review

2018 Interviews:
Billy West
Jill Thompson
Gene Ha
Brian O’Halloran

2019 Interviews:
Ming Chen 
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A Festival of Oddities 2021

Voted one of the top local art festivals in 2020’s Top of The Town competition, Mid-Michigan’s original oddities festival is presented by Scream Queen Productions and The Courthouse Square Association.
Admission to the grounds is free for all ages. On the lawn, you’ll find our Macabre Marketplace featuring over 100 of the state’s most talented artists and makers. Visit Food Truck Row for a wide variety of delicious cuisine from all over The Mitten. Stop by the Kitten Tent hosted by Saved by Zade and adopt a new furry family member. Play vintage carnival games to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan. Visit Erica Jo Photography’s vintage circus-themed Photo Booth and take home a one-of-a-kind souvenir. Swing by the Nordic Fire Festival’s Axe Wall to blow off some steam. Peruse the Living Library, featuring the best paranormal, true crime, and horror authors in the state. Buy autographed copies of their books and chat with them one-on-one.
Admission to the Historic Courthouse Square Museum is $5/person. Explore oddities from around the globe, including The Sturgill Collection presented by Stimson Hospital. Each stately room is brimming with historical artifacts, some stranger than others. Ever heard of an electro-thermo bath? Yeah, they’ve got one of those. They’ve also got restless spirits wandering the halls, if you’re into that sort of thing. Attend presentations in the grand courtroom hosted by experts in the fields of true crime, the paranormal, and the macabre. Meet the Paranormal Collective, a group of experienced investigators from around the state. Hear their first-hand accounts of hauntings in Michigan, and get an up-close and personal look at how their gear works. Search the Snake Pit hosted by Saving Scales Reptile Rescue for the perfect cold-blooded addition to your household. Bid on thousands of dollars worth of unique wares donated by our vendors to raise money for EVE (End Violent Encounters.)
The mission of A Festival of Oddities is to provide support to local small businesses, artists, and charitable organizations, all while offering the community a fun, affordable, unique experience. Come be a part of the festival with heart. We are the weirdos, mister! And now it’s time to show the world.

GrandCon 2021

GrandCon features tabletop gaming in all its forms, including the creators behind them. We provide an atmosphere that will allow gamers to mingle and appreciate their shared interests.

Come to play or chat with fellow enthusiasts in a community that understands your passions.  Find adventure with favorite role-playing game.  Meet the creators behind your favorite mainstream and independent games.  Check out unpublished games, maybe design a game, and sneak a peek at great things to come.

 

Lansing Doll Show Fall 2020

Dealers from four states displaying a wide variety of antique German & French bisque, cloth, composition, vinyl, hard plastic dolls as well as bears, doll related items like clothing, shoes, wigs, parts, jewelry, dollhouse & miniatures, some toys including Hot Wheels.
Door Prizes, Identification/Valuation, Restringing, Dealers looking to buy.Handicap Accessible
Adults: $4.00; Children under 12: $1.00; Parking: FREE