Japanese Animation, Film, and Art eXpo is Grand Rapids’ longest running anime con.
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 Check out unpublished games, maybe design a game, and sneak a peek at great things to come.
Most of you know what this is all about, but let us give you a recap for the newcomers!
We are hosting a Cosplay beach/pool-themed party with grill/picnic food, drinks, music/dance/rave parties featuring various DJs throughout the day, volleyball, photoshoots, watermelon smashing (スイカ割り) and many more WEEB activities!
BYOB for alcohol, and shouldbe kept in the shelter/picnic area.
HARD LIQUOR IS NOT PERMITTED by the Metropark.
Since there will be consumption of alcohol, 18+ is the recommended age of the party. However, it is a public park so anyone of all ages are allowed to attend.
Minor attendees should notify their parents/guardian that the environment will include alcoholic beverages present, but we do not encourage underage drinking.
Cosplay is an expensive hobby.
With all the cosplay conventions we go to, the cosplays we buy or build and buy supply/material for, can rack up 💰💰💰 quick.
So we want to hold a FREE ADMISSION event (with an exception of $10 metropark entry per vehicle) where cosplayers can still do what they love, but not worry about spending a large sum of money to attend events.
Our annual board game convention! If you come to one LBG event a year, this is the one you want to be at. Dozens of board game events, RPG events, vendors, *prizes*, and a Texas Hold’em event!
Join us for year four of Dokidokon!
Save the date so that you can spend a weekend with friends and family in a truly unique medieval faire.
Watch the Knights of the New Order joust and fight so that one can be crowned champion of the realm.
See Medieval Reenactors demonstrate armed combat and watch Blacksmiths forge unique pieces of hardware out of iron.
Stroll through the shops to see the vendors’ wares and take in all types of great entertainment and storytelling.
Actually try your hand in the games, throwing a Viking Ax or see how you would fair as a medieval archer.
And enjoy a Royal Feast in the Canterbury Feasting Halls & much much more!!!
Detroit Festival of Books (aka: Detroit Bookfest) will take place at Eastern Market Shed 3 in Detroit. FREE entry! Bookfest has been morphing into a signature event for the region and will feature 200 vendors selling BOOKS (ie: used, rare, antiquarian, unusual, ephemera, authors). There will also be vinyl records, comic books, creative arts, vintage board games and more! Food, beer and funk music!
Abnormal art and monstrous creations brought to life… FrankenFest is new festival showcasing mad, magical and mystical artwork and exhibits from the areas most intriguing vendors along with literary guests, haunt aficionados and paranormal experts comes to this unique one-day event. There is no cost to attend, and all are welcome.
Early Bird Admission starting at 10AM.
ENTER ONE HOUR BEFORE GENERAL ADMISSION STARTS!
Special Early Bird ONLY Door Prize Raffle @ 10:45AM!
Free Admission for Children Ages 10 and Under.
Hourly door prize raffles starting at 12PM/Noon.