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Marche du Nain Rouge 2017 Photos!

Wet and rainy and some of the most fun I have had in a while. The Marche du Nain Rouge took place Sunday as the citizens of Detroit drove away the Nain. Here’s everyone I saw. This felt like a walking Theatre Bizarre, which is incredible. A huge shout out to Mallory Crowe for helping make these pictures possible. Like us on Facebook if you haven’t already. Thanks to the event organizers for putting this on.

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ShutoCon 2017 Photos!

A huge shout out to Mikel Pfeiffer from Digital Racket for taking these photos at Shuto Con 2017 ! Make sure to check his page out for more awesome events. Thanks to Shuto Con and all the awesome cosplayers that came out!

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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!

After Dark: Mardi Gras at the Michigan Science Center – Teaser video!

Just a taste of what we saw at After Dark: Mardi Gras! Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and like us on Facebook!

Thanks to MSC and all of the awesome entertainers, attendees, and guests at this event, Detroit Party Marching Band, Sandy’s Land Entertainment, Sunshine Fire Entertainment, Detroit Pleasure Society, and the Big Head Corps!

Video by Austin Benedict

This Week in Motor City Geek – Feb 25th 2017

This Week in Motor City Geek – Week of February 25th

Michigan Nordic Fire Festival

Charlotte, MI

Feb 24th – 26th

Free on Friday, $2 Saturday/Sunday for individuals $5 for families

More info HERE

What is it? Ship burning, fire dancing, spear throwing, sword fighting, kid’s quest, hammer toss, music, beekeeping, mead drinking, arrow shooting, friend making, winter-loving, helmet wearing, hands-on adventure! It’s the Nordic Fire Festival’s second year of ashy, flamey fun.

2017 Great Lakes Comic-Con

Macomb Community College Sports and Expo Center

Feb 24th – 25th

Various ticket packages for $10 to $25

More info HERE

What is it? The GLCC is a comic, toy and collectible event that runs annually. Events include a free-play arcade, free board gaming, a magic card tournament and Tim Thurmond, the Balloon Sculptor (and friend of Motor City Geek!). There’s a long guest list, but some of the highlights are Nicholas Hammond, (Voice of Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man 1977-1979), Jim Shooter (Previous editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics) and Paul Soles (Voice of The Amazing Spider-Man, television cartoon from 1967 to 1970, and the voice of Hermey the Elf in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 1964).

Game Night at Roos Roast

Roos Roast

Feb 24th 6-8pm

Tickets for $8

More info HERE

What is it? Enjoy the timeless pairing of coffee and board games! Vault of Midnight is partnering with Roos Roast for a kick butt night of board gaming, friendship building, and coffee drinking. AND the ticket includes a drink voucher for Roos Roast.

Mardi Gras en Rouge Masquerade Gala

Tangent Gallery/ Hastings Street Ballroom

Feb 24th 8pm – 2am

Tickets $50 online or $60 at the door

More info HERE

What is it? This semi-formal event benefits Gabriel Hall and Marche du Nain Rouge. Your ticket gets you authentic New Orleans cuisine from Gabriel Hall, live entertainment, and access to a silent auction. There will be a cash bar on site to really get into the Mardi Gras spirit.

Enchanted Forest Cast Auditions

Mayville High School

Feb 25th 1pm – 5am

FREE

More info HERE

What is it? Want to see how the enchanted forest really works? Audition to be a part of the Mid-Michigan Renaissance Festival! Positions aren’t paid, but you’ll receive free lunches, meet some awesome people and make some of the coolest friends ever.

After Dark: Mardi Gras at Michigan Science Center – Photos

Here is everyone and everything we saw at After Dark: Mardi Gras at the Michigan Science Center! Mallory Crowe‘s recap of the event is still to come.
Thanks to MSC and all of the awesome entertainers at this event, Detroit Party Marching Band, Sandy’s Land Entertainment, Sunshine Fire Entertainment, Detroit Pleasure Society, and the Big Head Corps!

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