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Free Comic Book Day 2017!

One day a year, publishers and creators set aside the need to do business and in the spirit of the craft they give away works of art and stories crafted with care. No, this isn’t Christmas, it’s Free Comic Book Day! So I hope you got out there and had a good time like we did because the Motor City Geek crew made some miles this year. With five comic shops all over Metro Detroit under our belt, we came away as some very happy shoppers!

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2017 Free Comic Book Day is tomorrow!

Make sure you don’t miss a thing with this handy guide to local Free Comic Book Day events!

Name: Pieces & Pages

City: Livonia

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Details: • Free Comics, Super Deals on Comics, Graphic Novels and Books, Costume Contest (all day, Chance to win a full year comic subscription, Fun in-store activities for the kids!
Arrive in a costume to pick up an extra free comic!

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1285584588216286/

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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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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.