Great Lakes Game Expo is an annual game design and development expo that is hosted in the Great Lakes region. The event features game trailers, demos and talks on a wide variety of subjects.
Event features digital video games and analog games, including hobbyist, indie and commercial projects. Intended for developers, designers, and enthusiasts.
The 2021 edition is online only and free to attend.
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Check out these photos from my short one day visit to the annual Michigan Nordic Fire Festival.
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We have a double-billing of Michigan madness, as Free Hat and Mail Order Monsters help us celebrate Leap Day!
Saturday, February 29th, 2020
“Honor Cover” ($10 suggested admission)
Utilizing an eclectic mix of instruments to create a sound guided by a swath of genres the band uses Sax and Vibraphone to lend a jazz-tinged feel to the sound, while synthesizer and electric and acoustic percussion touch on our industrial roots. With a punk-rock motivated songwriting ethos, the band delivers straight-forward songs while providing plenty of texture and atmosphere along the way!
MAIL ORDER MONSTERS
We’re a three piece group from Grand Rapids Michigan, writing and performing original music using only Commodore 64 computers. Our focus is to make new engaging, original music using the Commodore 64. The group is comprised of three keyboard players, using multiple keyboards connected to Commodore audio circuitry. Our music pushes the Commodore SID sound past its previous limitations as a single SID chip machine, utilizing over 20 audio chips from Commodore computers in our live shows.
Yes, a return to Camp Merrie Woode! As always, the winter one day event is a break from the chilly off-season. Enjoy some RP with a dash of plot and combat sprinkled in. Bring a dish to pass for Saturday evening’s pot luck.
We have reserved the camp from Friday night (after 5pm) until Sunday (3pm). Arrive Friday night, if you wish, or Saturday morning. Feel free to hang out after the event for an evening of board games and getting to know your fellow LARPers out of game.
Camp Merrie Woode is in the Kalamazoo area of Michigan. The cabins (the little houses A-C) have heat!!!! The “tavern” (Harriet Hall) has 2 stoves and 2 ovens for us to use. The bathhouse is up a small hill though..
Let’s rock this!
For over 20 years Shifted Lands has been providing a fun and exciting gaming environment for people just like you. Whether a cunning rogue, brave warrior, or mystical wizard, SL has unlimited potential to help you become the adventurer of your dreams.
If you have never played a LARP (live-action role-playing game) before, think of a good book you have read. Remember how that one character in the book just seemed to survive it all, against all odds? Remember the character that nearly died while saving the life of 10 others and became the hero? Ever wished you could be in that situation? Now you can! You actually get to become your character, be in a battle, cast the magic, and swing the sword.
Shifted Lands LARP takes place in the fantasy world of Aldretha, which is surrounded by an endless sea of magical mist. For hundreds of years lands have shifted into and out of this mist, and for hundreds of years these lands have brought new allies and enemies, heroes and villains, victories and failures… Now a brave new land has opened its doors and exploration is just over the next hilltop.
~ Joshua Brewer, Owner of Shifted Lands
The Michigan Nordic Fire Festival was created in 2016 to celebrate winter, fire, family and fun. As the days start to get longer and days start to warm, we created an opportunity to get outside, throw spears, and try some of the wonderful beers and meads produced in the area.
Check Out My Previous Coverage
2017 Photo Gallery
2019 Photo Gallery
Association of Business Alumni Coffee Series presents The Business of E-Sports featuring Adam Antor, Head Coach of the Aquinas Esports Program and AQ Master of Management candidate.
In 2019 alone, an estimated 454 million people around the world tuned in to watch ‘esports.’ What are ‘esports?’ Quick answer: competitive video gaming. Esports has grown so large, you can’t afford not to know what it is.
Wednesday, February 26
7:30 am – 9 am
Aquinas College Donnelly Center
$15 includes coffee and a light breakfast. $5 of each registration fee will be considered a donation to support student attendance at community business events.
RSVP by February 19.
I’m joining forces with my friends The Doubleclicks and Schaffer the Darklord to bring you the most epic tour of the new decade (so far)! Come help us as we spread the word about Baby Yoda’s candidacy… as we search for his birth certificate. In a world of division… this is one thing we can all agree on!
MC Lars is the creator of post punk laptop rap and lit hop, which he has extended and powered into a fusion of rap, punk, rock, ska, pop, and other genres. He is post-modern — combining his music with powerful and present lyrics, and packing concert venues with raps about everything from the iGeneration to Guitar Hero to Edgar Allen Poe to Game of Thrones, the Simpsons and Cyberbullying. He speaks to and for people of all ages, lifestyles, and perspectives, and is a story-teller, covering love, life, loss, confusion, and hope. He does so with energy and wit, joined with a strong sense of humor and perspective.