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Kalamazoo Circus Maximus Toy Show Spring 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

Check out MIGeekScene’s previous coverage
Gallery

 

LTU Expo 2021(Online)

TU Expo, also known as LTUX, is a celebration of game development and eSports. Before we return to our regularly scheduled campus-wide celebration of anime, games, and eSports, we’re going virtual. Now, instead of just one day to celebrate some awesome people and their games, we will be hosting a virtual 6-day event from April 19th through April 24th! Throughout the week, we will host some amazing speakers, panels, and student/indie games, an eSports competition, an awards ceremony, and a charity livestream benefitting ExtraLife of Beaumont Children’s Hospital.

https://www.twitch.tv/statechampsesports

 

Cadillac Pop Culture Convention 2021

Cadillac Pop Culture Con will be a fun filled event. Highlighting all forms of Popular culture from comic book, Sci-Fi, Horror, and so much more. There will be gaming too. Look out for Magic the Gathering, Warhammer 40k, Dungeons and Dragons, Cards against humanity, Ultimate Werewolf, etc etc.

Check out MIGeekScene’s previous coverage
Review and Gallery

Flint Superhero Run 2020

One of the Flint areas favorite family fun events is back! We have an interesting course, a great venue, and the event will be bigger and better than ever! Every finisher will receive a custom finishers medal. The 5K Run and 5K Walk are timed events with age-group awards. The family friendly 1K Family Fun Run will remain a non-competitive event. The Flint Superhero Run promises to provide fun for the entire family.

All proceeds will benefit the Voices for Children Advocacy Center, which is dedicated to serving the child victims and families of child abuse in Genesee County and enhancing the lives of all children through treatment, education and by increasing community awareness

We encourage you to dress as your favorite superhero. Dress up or not, we look forward to seeing you there.

WASTE – Fallout De Mayo 4

+ + WASTE – FALLOUT DE MAYO 4 ++

WASTE is a free form player driven LARP where the game is driven based on the players actions. Making allies and enemies, doing trade among players, joining or creating factions etc…

Scenario:
The settlement of New Junkton needs your help! The area has been invaded by wasteland raiders and other factions fighting over resources and control of Junkton and the surrounding area. Choose a side or survive on your own.

WASTE- Fallout De Mayo 4 is a 2 day camp out event, meals and bb’s provided for the weekend.

5th Annual Superhero Virtual 5K Fun Run & Walk

Did you know that April is nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month? Join Midland county’s Safe and Sound Child Advocacy Center at our 5th Annual Superhero 5K Virtual Fun Run & Walk! Become a Safe and Sound Superhero and #BeTheOne. We believe through the power of one person, one community, one dollar, one action, Midland residents can help to protect children from abuse and neglect and strengthen families right here in Midland county. Runner’s will receive #BeTheOne t-shirts and bracelets for participating. Runner goodies will be available/delivered most likely AFTER April due to CO-VID 19. Preventing child abuse before it occurs is the responsible way to manage our society’s future #CAPmonth

Because every child deserves a hero, and to feel SAFE and SOUND.

Gamers for Giving 2020 ONLINE

Gamers for Giving is a competitive gaming tournament and LAN party that helps generate resources for the initiatives of Gamers Outreach. Funds raised from the event help support Gamers Outreach charity initiatives, such as building portable gaming carts for children in hospitals.

COVID-19 Update from their website:
Over the past few weeks, our team has been actively monitoring developments regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). Attendee safety, as well as the safety of our volunteers, sponsors, and streamers is our top priority.

In consideration of growing public health concerns, we’ve decided to move this year’s Gamers for Giving to an online-only format. We will not be hosting a LAN or on-site tournaments at the EMU Convocation Center this year.

As you can imagine, this was not an easy decision to make. Our team works hard throughout the year to create an incredible experience for the gaming community. We sought guidance from our board, advisors, as well as health authorities in Michigan. We believe this course of action is in the best interest of our attendees and the event as a whole.

Refunds will be issued to all original ticket purchasers over the next 7 – 10 days. If you do not receive a refund by March 18th, please contact our team via email at [email protected] If you bought a ticket from a third party, please contact them directly with refund requests.

While Gamers for Giving won’t have a LAN component or tournaments, we still intend to produce an online fundraising marathon throughout the weekend of March 28th & 29th. We’ll be streaming live on our Twitch channel both days, and a number of our industry friends will be broadcasting from home!

Gamers for Giving is a major driver for our programs in hospitals. Kids and their families have come to depend on our ongoing support for the devices we provide. We’re going to make every effort to ensure we have a strong outcome, but we’ll need everyone’s help and encouragement to get there.

We invite you to join us online March 28th & 29th. Anyone can create a Tiltify fundraising campaign in support of our $700,000 goal to provide hospitalized children with access to entertainment. With your help, we can still make a massive difference for young gamers receiving medical care.

While we’re disappointed we won’t be able to unite our community in-person, as gamers, we’re the best in the world at uniting together through the internet. We appreciate everyone’s understanding during this anomalous situation.

We look forward to hosting a LAN next year, and hope to see you this March 28th & 29th online.
https://www.twitch.tv/gamersoutreach