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2017 Marche Du Nain Rouge

Marche Du Nain Rouge

Talking about this event is hard. I’m friends with people from all over the world and when I posted the amazing selfies (for real, my selfie game is strong) I took at the event and they asked what kind of party it was, I froze. How could I explain completely seriously that I was at a big celebration to chase a demon out of Detroit? But that’s exactly what happened. Thousands of enthusiastic participants braved the cold and the rain to march through the streets of Detroit to show Nain exactly where he could shove it!

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22nd Annual Motor City Tattoo Expo

Motor City Tattoo Expo took place the weekend of March 3rd-5th and Motor City Geek was lucky enough to check it out. Even though MCG has been before, this was my first time going. I might now work in a “cool” industry (romance writers have all the fun) I come from a very square accounting background and the entire concept of a tattoo expo was rather foreign to me.

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This Week in Motor City Geek – March 24th 2017

This Week in Motor City Geek – Week of March 24h, 2017

Ypsilanti Comic Con

St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church

March 25th 10am – 4pm

Tickets – $3

More info HERE

What is it? Ypsilanti Comic Con is an inexpensive and local event where you can find new comics and connect with the comic book loving community! There will be over 25 tables of comic books, toys, original art, local publishers and more.

The Room Viewing with Tommy Wiseau

Main Art Theatre

March 24th and 25th 11:59pm

Tickets – $15

More info HERE

What is it? This special screening of THE ROOM will feature Tommy Wiseau in person both nights for a Q&A and autograph session. There will also be a few minutes of clips from Tommy’s new project. Never heard of THE ROOM before? One critic described it as “Tommy Wiseau’s misguided masterpiece subverts the rules of filmmaking with a boundless enthusiasm that renders such mundanities as acting, screenwriting, and cinematography utterly irrelevant.”

Marche du Nain Rouge 2017

Canfield between Second and Cass

March 26th 12-3pm

Tickets – FREE

More info HERE

What is it? All are invited to join in the 8th Annual Marche du Nain Rouge, a parade made up of the citizens of Detroit. Just gather at the corner of Cass and Canfield at noon for a celebration of Detroit with live entertainment. Then there will be a parade down to the Masonic Temple. You are the parade, so come masked or fully costumed. Bring a marching band. Wear a costume. Build a human-powered float. Put on a mask, cover your body in glitter — whatever it takes. Should the Nain Rouge, Detroit’s legendary harbinger of doom, try something dastardly, you will show him that hope prevails in the city that rises from the ashes. Bring your sense of Detroit pride and sense of humor!

This Week in Motor City Geek – March 10th 2017

This Week in Motor City Geek – Week of March 10th, 2017

Fantasticon

(Okay, not Motor City, but close!)

SeaGate Convention Centre, Toledo, Ohio

March 11th – 12th

Tickets – $6 – $12

More info HERE

What is it? Fantasticon is a mid-size show created for true comic book and pop culture collectors and fans. If you collect it, you will find it at a Fantasticon Show.

Wizbang! Circus Theatre in Detroit!

Hastings Street Ballroom, Detroit

March 11th, 9:30pm – 11:30pm

Pre-sale – $15, Door – $20

More info HERE

What is it? WIZBANG! is coming back to Detroit with an indoor show. They open the season with a brand new show filled with ridiculous antics, and even more mayhem. This unique and energetic circus is filled with world champion jugglers, acrobats, professional misbehavers, the best in sleight of hand magicians, spine tingling sideshow, cabaret and plenty more!

MSC After Dark: Time Travel

Michigan Science Center

March 16th, 6pm – 9pm

Tickets – $15

More info HERE

What is it? Michigan Science Center has been on a roll with these after dark events. This is a 21 and over crowd and will include a cash bar (the signature drink is a Sonic Screwdriver of course), a Terminator themed metal bending activity and, obviously, a hell of a lot of science.

This Week in Motor City Geek – March 3rd 2017

This Week in Motor City Geek – Week of March 3rd, 2017

Motor City Tattoo Expo

Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center

March 3rd – 5th

1 Day Pass – $20, Weekend Pass – $40

More info HERE

What is it? The 22nd annual Motor City Tattoo Expo will once again be filling the Renaissance Center with young and old tattoo artists, along with industry vendors, entertainers and ink devotees. There will be over 170 booths tattooing under one roof in all styles, including Traditional, Realism, Script, Black and Gray, New School and Old School. There will be live entertainment, seminars, contests, merch for sale and, of course, a cash bar!

Princesses & Superheroes

Costick Center

March 3rd, 6-8pm

Resident Tickets – $10, Non-Resident Tickets – $15, 18 Months and under – FREE

More info HERE

What is it? Great chance for some family fun in Farmington Hills! Your little princess or super hero gets to put on their favorite outfit and have a night of awesomeness, including dancing, crafts, bouncer, music and more. Ticket purchase includes hot dogs, mac & cheese, snacks and drinks. Better yet? You will have a chance to meet a real princess and super hero!

ZiegeCon

American Spirit Centre: Brighton, MI

March 4th – 5th

More info HERE

What is it? First ever ZiegeCon! Two fully packed days of Dungeons & Dragons Adventure League fun. They will be offering Adventurers League content, some exclusive D&D content, special faction missions for your characters, the new EPIC Adventure, and even some adventures being run by the authors!

Coast to Coast Comic-Con

Green Brain Comics: Dearborn, MI

March 4th, 12-7pm

Resident Tickets – $10, Non-Resident Tickets – $15, 18 Months and under – FREE

More info HERE

What is it? This is a one-of-a-kind live-streaming Convention. Get a first look at upcoming projects from the biggest publishers in the industry, hear from your favorite creative teams, and ask questions to special guests! Guests include Jim Lee (Co-Publisher of DC Comics), Dan Slott (Writer of Amazing Spider-Man), Charles Soule (Writer of Curse Words) and more…