akahnart.wixsite.com/akahnart Andrea Kahn creates adult coloring books, illustrations, and comics. Her series, “Grow Up,” follows a young girl’s struggle with love and decision-making during her high school years.
www.adambray.com Adam Bray is the author of official, licensed books for Star Wars and Marvel. His recent books include: “Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia”, “Stormtroopers: Beyond the Armor”, “Marvel Studios: The Visual Encyclopedia” and “Ultimate Marvel”. Adam is a frequent guest at San Diego Comic-Con, New York Comic-Con and Star Wars Celebration.
adamferris.carbonmade.com I am the Founding Editor/Art director of THE GOOD FIGHT. Which is a comic anthology with some of the industries biggest names like Mark Waid, JH Williams III, Greg Pak, Chris Visions and MANY more. I also have been on 2 anthologies from Red Stylo Media and a total of 7 successful Kickstarter Comics.
Allison Spooner is a writer from Lansing, Michigan. She is the author of Flash in the Dark: A Collection of Flash Fiction. Allison discovered short and flash fiction when she realized she didn’t have the attention span to write a novel. She gives workshops on flash fiction and writing and her work has been featured in the science fiction anthology, Future Visions: Volume 2. Her next book, The Problem with Humans — And Other Stories, is coming soon. You can learn more about her on her website, www.allisonspoonerwriter.com.
bfoxdesigns.com I am a local artist from Westphalia, MI. I specialize in creating minimalist poster designs based on fan favorite comic book, video game, television and movie characters. I sell my work on Etsy at bfoxdesigns.etsy.com.
bittybaddies.com The BITTY BADDIES series is artist, Jody Parmann’s personal art therapy. She owns and runs a coffee shop called the Raven Café in Port Huron, with her husband, and shares two small children with him. As a mom and a boss, inevitably she is often has to be the “bad guy”. Her style is influenced by Margaret Keane’s “big-eyed waifs. The BITTY BADDIES series features real and imagined villains re-imagined as sweet faced children, because ‘nobody is born bad.’ Jody Parmann is a designer and marketing professional by trade, so she is well-versed in both design and production. Her goal is to participate in a few mid-west conventions a year and sell high-quality BITTY BADDIES posters, post cards, pendants, pins, stickers, etc.
www.blindalleycomics.com Hailing from right here in the Capital City, Blind Alley Comics’ mission is to rock the world of comics with its mind-boggling original stories and art. Co-conspirators Rick Schlaack (The Human Cannonball) and Joe Haines (The Strange Adventures of Bone Boy) want to bring amazement, thrills, and happiness to their audience with every issue.
christyhans.com I am an independent artist, creator, and comic book illustrator. I have created 3 indy comics and am currently developing a new short story Devin Intervention as well as an interactive digital novel. My work also include hand made jewelry and toys inspired by manga and comic books.
www.extra-comic.com EXTRA! is a graphic novel series about Extras who live in the background of a movie world and are trying to escape their fate of getting killed off by main characters. All of EXTRA! has been created by a one-person team and is written, drawn, and colored from scratch. Volume 2 is now available!
clattertron.com Daniel J. Hogan is an award-winning cartoonist from Lansing, MI. He writes and draws the all-ages fantasy comic, Foxes & Boxes, found at clattertron.com. Daniel was features as Emerging Artist at the 2018 East Lansing Art Festival.
www.corinneroberts.net Corinne Roberts writes and illustrates the ongoing web comic series Out and About. She has written/illustrated Trip to Trekka and Imaginary Sea 1,2,3! Along with her books, she illustrated the web comic, Kitty Game and the card game, Unreal Estate. She is also releasing/announcing two more comics in 2019. Corinne graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design and teaches community classes there and numerous workshops/classes throughout West Michigan.
www.cricketbow.com Timothy Zulewski creates whimsical (and sometimes creepy) artwork that has been compared to Tim Burton and Edward Gorey. Tim has worked on children’s books, toy packaging, website design, animation, logos and more. His artwork is a culmination of a lifetime of experiences and a love of Halloween, children’s books, movie monsters and bunnies.
www.darkelfdesigns.com Dark Elf Designs is an alliance of creative talent who have joined together for the purpose of promotion through networking. We are a community of individuals that are grounded in the arts with a current focus on Comic Books and Graphic Novels. Dark Elf Designs started in 1998 as a startup DBA under the direction of Brian Germain. It has since grown into a company with more than 30 titles in print, two successful comic book conventions, and a talent pool to rival some of the best and biggest companies out there. DED (Dark Elf Designs) is often described as a talent agency with a publishing company attached. It is an alliance of creative talent who have joined together for the purpose of promotion through networking. We are a community of individuals that are grounded in the arts with a current focus on Comic Books and Graphic Novels.
www.erikwhalen.com Erik writes and draws his own comics, mostly because he is a control freak. He sells his comics, graphic novels, prints, and stickers. As well as original art, sketches and commissions.
www.etsy.com/shop/HylianWords Originally established with the intent to translate English into Hylian, we evolved into a multi-media crafting business. With us you will find unique goods made by hand, photoshop, and our 3D printer lovingly known as “Robot Baby”.
blogjamest.wordpress.com James Tennant Jr. is a comic artist and illustrator, with art styles ranging from simplistic to photo-realistic. He has lent his talents to different areas, including web design, game design, and comics. Having graduated from both Lansing Community College and Michigan State University, he currently focuses on his art. You will find original art prints as well as self-published comics for sale at his table.
justinedillenbeckillustrations.com Justine Dillenbeck Illustrations creates and sells hand-made pieces, mostly woodburns that are all one of a kind. These items include coasters as well as larger realistic pieces for art display. We also sell metal prints of hand-made realistic work.
www.mindcorecomics.com My name is Nicholas Melanshek, I’m the creator and artist behind the series White Cell Inoculation and Big Man Down. Mind Core Comics is my personal publishing imprint. I’ve been creating comic books since late 2015 and introduced my debut comic book White Cell Inoculation #1 in January 2016. Since then I’ve fully dedicated myself to producing a line of my own self-published comic books. I strive to bring unique and innovative stories to the world of indie comics. By using an expressive artistic approach, and a grounded “straight to the point” writing style I hope to create dynamic stories that intrigue the reader.
stickonstump.blogspot.com APW Productions is home to author Peter Welmerink and his West Michigan post-apoc action-adventure series TRANSPORT and other fictional works. It is also the stomping ground for The Stump Works featuring #StickonStump motiv-inspirational books, prints, and other sundries to encourage and promote positivity in a crazy world.
incursionlegends.com Bryan is an author of Urban Fantasy books and stories, as well as a game designer and graphic artist. Bryan is currently promoting his first book series: The Knight’s Bane Trilogy.
www.skeletalpress.com Skeletal Press is an independent artist studio featuring writers and artists from around the world. From comic books to paintings, novels, etc we provide a brand for exciting artists to put their art in the world. In only our second official year we already have had our first comic series debut to a very successful Kickstarter campaign with a second series coming soon.
www.terryhuddlestonart.com Terry Huddleston is a pencil artist, inker OSSM Comic’s Thaniel, and soon to be in previews Terminarchs. Terry Huddleston is also the lead designer for Huckleberry Inc’s Marvel/DC licensed cell phone cases thumb collectibles. Terry has one of America’s largest selections of nostalgic pin-up art that hearkens back to the late 70’s and early 80’s with a new school twist. Check him out at thuddleston.deviantart.com.
threeysmenmedia.com Watch Pop Culture. Create Pop Culture. We are Michigan based creators, producers & distributors of multi media content. Check out our comic Motor City Mo: Episodes 1 & 2, new videos on our YouTube channel every Tuesday and Thursday (fetauring trailer reactions and movie reviews, as well as the latest from Clash Wrestling’s premiere wrestling caveman, ELK), and original art from Motor City Mo letterer, Shannon Esper.
www.urbanstylecomics.com Urban Style Comics is a group of collective minds from Detroit that have created images of themselves and their surroundings in the form of comic book images. These images are the Black superhero, anti hero types that are not getting enough exposure in the mainstream of the comic book industry. Andre Batts founder of Urban Style Comics and creator of Dreadlocks came up on the west side of Detroit reading Marvel and D.C. comics in the 70’s and 8o’s have now created a brand of his own in the new millennium for all to enjoy.
www.afk-games.com AFK Games is a game store in Holt Michigan where you can play all sorts of tabletop games, board games, and card games. We aren’t big on poker and Milton Bradley games, but support Warhammer, Warmachine, Magic the Gathering,and Star Wars: X-Wing. We have a 6 free standing tables for miniature gaming, and 7 tables for card playing and board games. We have a diverse inventory of gaming items, and if we don’t have what you’re looking for, we can order it for you and will give you 5% off our normal price.
www.facebook.com/All-Star-Cards-227073473975728 Lansings One Stop Fun Shop !!! A large variety of sports cards, packs, and boxes. Magic the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokemon, Hot Wheels,Star Wars,and the cheapest Hobby Supplies around!!! BUY/SELL/TRADE
www.amusingdesigns.com Amusing Designs is a geek/gaming accessyconpany. We create custom accessories such as bags and drink ware to help everyone celebrate their fandoms and geekiness wherever they may go.
www.facebook.com/BradsComicsCollectibles Investment grade comics along with bargain blow-outs. Also carrying magazines, action figures, posters and other related pop culture items. Visit us our online store on eBay under seller bradleywr also for other unique items.
www.comicwreck.com Comic Wreck is proud to be returning to this event! We’re bringing a huge selection of MANGA (1,000+ individual volumes), at some of the LOWEST prices (majority $5!) – as well as Hundreds of “PRIMO” manga – plus our selection of 100’s of posters and prints, and Just Plain Strange Pop Culture merchandise. We ALSO BUY AND TRADE Manga, so BRING US YOUR OVERSTOCK/DISCARDS and those awkward Christmas gifts, and get some cash or credit for MORE manga – or perhaps you’d prefer our “Wall of Weird” – “…things you may have Never seen before, may never see again, and quite frankly, probably Don’t want to see now…”
www.facebook.com/daggetscomics Daggetts Comics has been in the comic book business for 30 years, 15 years serving the Lansing area (1991-2004) but then the last 15 years doing mostly Online & conventions. We specialize in NEW COMICS, VARIANTS, SETS & AUTOGRAPHED ITEMS.
www.deepwatergaming.com Capital City Comic Con is pleased to welcome Deep Water Games as a 2019 Gaming Sponsor! Deep Water Games and Distribution is partnered with companies from around the world to publish games in emerging markets. We bring games in and out of the US while also developing our own in-house games and IP. Deep Water Games will be demoing games all day at Booth #94 & 96, and area G1 (right behind their booths).
www.fantom-x.com FANTOM X aims to create a network of fans and fandom groups of all media and genres. Through workshops and free events throughout the year, we hope to foster cross-connections between the fandoms of yesterday, today and tomorrow. FANTOM X help’s fans support each other as well as existing local and regional fandom events by connecting fans to new experiences through our network. In addition, our members cosplay as “Men In Black” secret agents, super spies and more. (there is always a MIB in every genre). Proudly fundraising and promoting Lansing area charities, businesses, and arts education.
www.grcomiccon.com We sell comic books–Silver, bronze, and current age–as well as action figures, Star Wars/Star Trek, and posters of all types. Also promoting the Grand Rapids Comic-Con. www.grcomiccon.com
www.facebook.com/helamanswarriors2013 Helaman’s Warriors focus on safe play for all ages. We hand make 5 sizes of Boffers/Safety Swords, Cloaks, Shields and Spell Bags that help stimulate the imagination and encourage safe sword play.
www.etsy.com/shop/kemmerwoodworks Kemmer Woodworks is a Michigan based company that specializes in quality handmade wood products. We use both domestic and exotic woods to create beautiful items such as ancient and contemporary board games, gaming supplies like dice towers, dice trays, and dice vaults, along with gorgeous cutting boards, butcher blocks and wood mugs.
www.umakeitcc.com I am the owner of Kid Stuf LLC. I will feature Character Creator(kids craft/toy) which is a DIY action figure. It is modular, allowing you to swap arms heads and legs. You can also draw and paint on CC. Create anyone you can imagine. CC just debuted at NYTF 2019 and will be distributed nationwide(independent, specialty, Learning Express, Michaels). I will also feature a number of published works (No Rest for the Wicked/Source Point Press, A Day in the Life of Peanut and Bosco/Schiffer Press and Mega Awesome Notebook/Schiffer press) as well as illustrated pieces for Topps and UpperDeck trading cards.
kingdomgeekdom.tcgplayerpro.com Located in the middle of downtown Hillsdale, Michigan, Kingdom Geekdom enjoys participating in the community events that frequently take place there. In May of 2017 the local comic and game stores teamed up to create one location that provided everything the geeks of Hillsdale could want. They had so much success that in February of 2018, they decided to become just one business, offering everything under the banner of Kingdom Geekdom. An event-based store, they revel in offering Magic: the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons and other gaming opportunities to their customers. Teaming up with other local businesses, they love to create themed events with great prizes.
www.etsy.com/shop/lifeofcomics Life of Comics offers Silver and Bronze Age Comic books with occasional Golden Age issues and Modern Age keys. In May of 2000 we started selling on E-Bay and for the last 19+ years have been a silver Powerseller and Top Rated Seller with over 4600 positive feedback ratings. We specialize in Romance, Sci-Fi, Horror and Superhero comics, are a past Overstreet advertiser, sold online and owned a physical store location in Columbus, Ohio, until the fall of 2005.
No Website Available Buy/Sell/Trade Old & New. Super Hero Related Comics: Golden Age, Silver Age, Bronze Age to Modern, Graphic novels. Toys Vintage-Modern: Mego, Marvel, DC, Micronauts, Transformers, G.I. Joes, Star Wars, Voltron, He-man, Matchbox, Hotwheels etc. Vintage to modern action figures: MIP & loose. Super hero/comic/sci-fi/pop culture related items.
www.midmichigancomics.com Specializing in selling Golden, Silver, and Bronze Age Comic books. Copper/Modern age books available as well. Many affordable key books! We have also loaded our $1 and $5 blowout boxes for our home show at Capital City Comic Con. We Buy, Sell, and Trade so please bring books you are interested in trading or selling to our booth as well!
www.omegaforge.com I am Omega Forge, I make all kinds of unique creations from Dice boxes to Light up Keychains. My creations can be a mix of 3D printed, laser cut and handcrafted elements. I am also a professional prop maker and do commissions for much bigger creations. I love bringing Items from the screen and my mind into reality.
www.etsy.com/shop/pandarapolaris Pandara Polaris specializes in beautiful butterfly jewelry and accessories, animal themed flower crowns, bone and teeth jewelry, and custom adorned skin matched elf and mermaid ears
perfectstormmtg.crystalcommerce.com Perfect Storm Comics and Games wants to be a fun, safe, and welcoming environment for hobbyists, collectors and gamers all over Southwest Michigan. With a team dedicated to excellent customer service and a fun, friendly atmosphere, we hope to connect comic collectors and gamers of all ages, races, beliefs, genders, and orientations to grow and enjoy their communities with fellow enthusiasts. We are seeking connections to make a larger impact on our city of Battle Creek as well via assisting at local libraries, schools, and more. Interested in how Perfect Storm can help your community? Come talk to us!
www.facebook.com/PopCultureArtifacts Pop Culture Artifacts is a project that was developed to teach entrepreneurial skills to a twelve year old girl through selling her dad’s large collection of comics, books, toys, and memorabilia. Profits will go toward her college fund.
purplehouseco.carbonmade.com Self-taught artist specializing in the design of kawaii critters and cute cats. Items include enamel pins, stickers, totes, apparel, lanyards, keychains, pillows, and coloring books.
www.summitlansing.com Comics: Summit has Lansing’s larget selection of comics and graphic novels. Every Wednesday is new comic book day. Games: Tabletop games, Board games, Card games, Roleplaying games. Games! Games! Games!
www.teeseetee.com We are Michiganerds. We wait in line hours early for the new video games, Star Wars films, and Pro-Wrestling events. Our t-shirts are not just a parody, but a celebration of pop-culture, as seen through the eyes of a Michigan native.
www.facebook.com/TurtleTrinketsJewelry Founded in 2016, we are a home-based business that appears at comic cons, craft shows, and other vendor shows. We stock a variety of items from mini-figures to custom-made jewelry, hand-made keychains and much more.
www.etsy.com/shop/Valkyrieslime Valkyrie Slime features handmade sensory toys for kids and adults alike, with a unique artisanal twist! Our slimes have different scents, textures, and colors, so everyone is sure to find a slime they enjoy! Our products are not just for kids — adults can also benefit from playing with slime, whether to ease anxiety/stress, or relieve physical problems such as carpal tunnel and arthritis!
www.wargamesnorth.com We carry Magic the Gathering, Force of Will, Yu-Gi-Oh, Warhammer 40k, Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), Pokemon, Board Games, Sleeves, Deck Boxes, used video games and systems, and much more.
www.greatlakesgarrison.com Great Lakes Garrison is a subdivision of the 501st Legion, the premier Imperial Star Wars costuming group in the world. GLG operates in the state of Michigan and provides a network for Star Wars fans in Michigan to build and work on Star Wars props and costumes, and serves the community and various charity organizations, including Make-A-Wish Foundation, Children’s Miracle Network, Ronald McDonald House, and others.
www.astronomicon.com Metro Detroit’s Astronomicon is more than just a comic con, it’s an all-inclusive pop culture convention with the best parts of a comic convention for multiple genres!! Comics, Horror, Wrestling, Pop Culture fun for kids and adults ages 2 to 99!! Participate in FREE PLAY Video Game Rooms and Tournaments! Celebrity Photo Ops! Cosplay Contests! Tattoo Contests! Celebrity Q & A’s! And a whole lot more!!
www.audioairforce.com The Audio Air Force has been producing audio theater for several years – many original productions along with recreations of classic radio dramas. We are excited to be included in the Capital City Comic Con to show how some iconic characters made the move from print to broadcast. You can find out more by looking us up on Facebook and at Audioairforce.com. The Audio Air Force is a theatrical organization dedicated to the creation of original material for presentation on the Radio, Internet, CD or whatever audio venues are appropriate. Programs will be produced both in studio and live on stage at venues. As an organization there is an emphasis on preserving the history of Radio Theatre as we work to create Audio Theatre’s present. To this we will also include recreations or re-imagining of Classic Radio program
www.cadl.org/about/our-locations/mason CADL fits perfectly into today’s busy lifestyle. Our online resources make the library available 24/7, with streaming and downloadable books, movies, music and more. Valuable online learning tools and subscriptions are free for the asking. Filled with friendly, expert staff, our branches offer engaging gathering spaces where people can find resources to enrich their everyday lives. Public computers with high speed internet are available, along with Wi-Fi and charging stations. Free events range from early literacy storytimes to live concerts to technology classes.
www.thereadingpeople.org The Capital Area Literacy Coalition (CALC) is a private, non-profit volunteer literacy organization founded in 1985. CALC, or The Reading People, provides a variety of services to enable people to achieve personal goals through literacy. We believe that the ability to read is critical to personal freedom and the maintenance of a democratic society. According to the 2012 Census Survey, twenty percent (20%) or approximately 93,000 adults in the Greater Lansing area are functionally illiterate. Many cannot read well enough to hold a job, read directions on prescriptions, or read to their children. Adults who are functionally illiterate cannot read above third grade level. We provide free one-to-one instruction in reading and writing for children struggling in school, at risk-teens, and adults. We also provide tutoring to migrant and refugee families and English as a Second Language instruction.
childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org More than 10 million kids enter a children’s hospital like Sparrow Hospital across North America every year. To provide the best care for kids, children’s hospitals rely on donations and community support, as Medicaid and insurance programs do not fully cover the cost of care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has helped fill those funding gaps by raising more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through Miracle Balloon icon campaigns. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.
facebook.com/dawnsarttoyou Calling the UN-PERFECT! My classes and educational services are different, they are for those who want to grow, experience something unique to them, presented in a fun,”un-perfect” way! For over 20 years I have traveled to schools, organizations, businesses and more teaching Art (cartooning, drawing, lettering, illustration, painting), Etiquette/Manners, Caricatures and Young Authors/Illustrator classes. I believe that everyone is an artist and in all of my classes, I want infection, not perfection. I want to see my students enjoy learning something new in fun, not fear! If you would be interested in finding out more about my classes, location of upcoming classes or speaking engagements or would like me to come to your event, contact me! It’s just that easy! 5, 4, 3, 2 ,1…Go!
facebook.com/facepaintingbyhilary Face Painting by Hilary, LLC is an award winning body painter providing deluxe, festival style face art, glitter tattoos, body painting and maternity painting in the Greater Lansing area for birthday parties, church events, corporate events, and more.
geekgirlbrunch.com/east-lansing-michigan Geek Girl Brunch is a meetup group of ladies who geek out together, typically when mimosas are involved. It started with a group of geek girls living in the NYC area, but has spread across the world and to alternate dimensions. Geek Girl Brunch hopes to create a safe environment where identifying geek girls can be themselves to give voice, network, create friendships, inspire each other and hang out!
facebook.com/GLGCMichigan We are a coalition of 13 current Ghostbuster Groups in Michigan, Ohio and also three honorary member groups as well. The Groups are all managed by their own structures and founders, yet they work as collective cog in the machine of good will and love. We raise monies for charities such as Autism, Cancer, Veterans, Homelessness, food banks, woman’s shelters, Children’s Hospitals, Salvation Army, GoodWill, Toys for Tots, Great Lakes Burn camp, Animal Shelters and Food drives for families during the holidays.
www.how-tohalloween.com How-To Halloween is a family-friendly festival that celebrates the do-it-yourself spirit of haunt season with hands-on activities, theatrical displays, interactive games, unique vendors and great entertainment. Our mission is to inspire kids and the “kids at heart” to head into their garages, basements or local maker spaces and build something cool for the holiday. Along the way, we hope they get excited about the creative process after trying any of the 50+ make-n-takes, demo sessions and how-to labs hosted by our vendors and exhibitors.
jaspersgameday.com Jasper’s Game Day started out as an idea between Satine Phoenix and Fenway Jones (me) to do a skype call for a Dming QandA. We then started developing the idea and realized it could turn into so much more. I lost 2 friends in the span of about 10 months in the 2017-2018 year, I felt so much grief and pain and didn’t know what to do with it. Jasper, the events namesake, lost his life to suicide at the young age of 16. He was my gaming partner in crime. We went to countless cons and game days together, and for a while, gamed once a week together. I missed that, and decided to combine all of my feelings into one event. The event was designed to help prevent other families and friends from feeling the same pain I did and do, along with honor the memory of Jasper. We coordinated with the head of the crisis center that responded when Jaspers family found him, and decided that all funds that we raised would go to them. Jaspers Game Day is designed to help people all around the world, and all funds that are raised, will go to local crisis centers near the places that raised the money.
facebook.com/JediCouncilOfAmerica The Jedi Council is a multi state organization originally founded in 2016 in Michigan. The council is an open format Star Wars group welcoming established characters and unique characters alike. The Jedi Council is a community of like minded Star Wars enthusiasts that attend cons, movie premiers, store visits and are open for parties or other events. We specialize in saber dueling demonstrations. If you would like to join the crew and enjoy the universe with us feel free to to join the your states chapter, or message us about starting a new state chapter. Currently there are chapters in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Florida and Texas, links to all may be found in the notes section. Any questions on how the group operates or requesting appearances can be directed to this page and will be passed onto the whole of the council.
lansingboardgamers.com We game twice per month at Summit Comics & Games at 216 S. Washington Square, Lansing, MI, and organize an annual board game convention named DaveCon. Our game dates feature free gaming, free parking, 15-30 people or more, networking with other gamers, bathroom onsite, drink onsite and food less than 1 block away, shop at Summit Comics and Games for 10% off board games or their frequent buyer program. Visit our website to join our mailing list.
www.lansingderbyvixens.com The Lansing Derby Vixens are Lansing, Michigan’s original and premier women’s flat-track roller derby league, and the only Lansing-area league affiliated with the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). The Vixens and Lansing Junior Vixens feature skaters, officials and volunteers from all walks of life. We believe in empowering women and girls, promoting fitness, a healthy body image, inclusiveness, community spirit and the #lovelansing movement.
www.leagueofenchantment.org The League of Enchantment is a 501c3 Nonprofit with the mission to work together with local hospitals, Make A Wish, and community organizations and events to bring hope and smiles to kids, and kids at heart. Whether it is a smile, hug, photo, or a simple conversation with a child, we are here to make a difference in their lives all through the power of cosplay.
www.mandalorianmercs.com Tra’cor Clan is the Michigan chapter of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club – an international Star Wars costuming organization dedicated to celebrating Star Wars through the creation, display, and wearing of costumes that represent the Mandalorian characters and culture from the Star Wars sagas. The MMCC is an inclusive and friendly club that encourages creativity and individualism in its costumes, as well as self-improvement and personal growth in its members.
www.mediawestcon.org MediaWest*Con is the annual gathering of Science Fiction/Media fandom, traditionally held each Memorial Day Weekend in Lansing, Michigan. MediaWest*Con is sponsored by T’Kuhtian Press as a celebration of the diversity of SF/Media fandom, run by fans, for fans, and is staffed entirely by volunteers. MediaWest*Con traditionally features the Art Show and Auction, Costume Contest, Dealers’ Room, Fan Quality Awards, SF/Media Fan Fund, Door Decorating, Con Suite (AKA Hospitality Suite), and many panels on a wide variety of topics representing many areas of interest.
lib.msu.edu/gaming The Gerald M Kline Digital and Multimedia Center, on 4 West of the Main Library, is home to game labs for study and recreation alike! Console games—from our collection or yours—may be played by individuals or groups in our fully equipped gaming rooms. PC games from our collection may be played in the nearby PC Alcove.
instagram.com/noell_cosplay Noell is an award-winning cosplayer, published author, and actress originally from the Lansing area. See Noell’s panel on character creation (writing, cosplay, roleplaying) at 12pm in Panel Room 2.
thefinestcc.com “The Finest: A G.I. Joe Costume Club” (The Finest) is the world’s premier international G.I. Joe fan-based costuming organization. Founded in 2007, the Finest has expanded to include several hundred members in nearly 40 US states and seven countries. The club celebrates the G.I. Joe universe through the creation and wearing of high-quality costumes and props based upon canon characters from the G.I. Joe universe. Each year, Finest members appear and exhibit at more than 100 pop-culture conventions, parades, and other events worldwide. As of February 2019, the Finest has raised more than $75,000 for charity causes, with all proceeds donated to military- and veteran-based organizations such as the USO and K9s For Warriors! The Finest maintains a very high standard of professional-quality costumes. Our members spend considerable time, effort, and finances on creating highly-detailed costumes as accurately as possible, and given the global exposure and partnerships with high-profile charity organizations, the club strives to maintain a high standard of costume excellence. All prospective members must apply via www.TheFinestCC.com and be approved for membership by a voting committee within the Command Staff. The Finest receives several applications each week, and the turnaround time for new applicants may take several weeks, so thank you for your patience! For more information about who we are, what we do and how YOU can join us, visit www.TheFinestCC.com!