Description from Eventbrite
"Youmacon is a popular culture event similar to most “Comic Cons”, however instead of focusing on comic books, Youmacon is a celebration of Japanese popular culture and its influence on our own culture over the past few decades. Common themes throughout the event are Anime (Japanese animation), Video Games, Japanese style artwork and comics, and the rising internet culture influenced by all of the above.
Youmacon brings a unique all-ages mix of interactive events, celebrity guest panels, and live musical performances to Downtown Detroit. One of its most popular events, “Live Action Mario Party”, emulates the video game experience – often filling the room to fire code capacity. Players participate in gameshow-like mini-games to help their teams advance and win.
Wearing costumes, or “Cosplay” as it's known at conventions, is very popular with attendees of Youmacon. It is not uncommon to walk into a pair of Italian plumbers in overalls on the escalator, only to meet someone dressed as Edward Elric or Master Chief from Halo minutes later."
Even if you have no interest in anime, Youma has 24 hour gaming - one huge room for video games and another huge room for board / card / tabletop games. Needless to say I will be spending many many hours in both. Also, can you say hotel party? Because there will be plenty.
"Part Ringling Brothers, part Dawn of the Dead"
- The New York Times
"Get freaked the fuck out at Theatre Bizarre"
- 100 Things All Detroiters Should Do Before They Die
- Metro Times
This is our signature event. This is the one you've heard about... or the one that you dream about. We invade eight floors of the world's largest Masonic Temple for a night of extraordinary entertainment and otherworldly revelry.
You'll see hundreds of performers scattered across dozens of stages and performance spaces. Suspension artists, fire eaters, musicians, sword swallowers and acts that defy description will surround you as you mingle with thousands of costumed partygoers in an immersive atmosphere unlikeany other in the world.
All guests must be 21 or over. No exceptions.
Costumes are mandatory. No exceptions.
For questions regarding the dress code for the evening, visit
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ONLINE TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY MAY 12TH AT NOON
Retail Tickets TBA
THEATRE BIZARRE F.A.Q.:
By: Amy Cooper, ACRONYM
The Group "Dads and Dragons" have organized the second Harry Potter and the Transfigured Town Festival in Goderich, Ontario, Canada. The festival, according to Narcity, will be transformed for 3 days into the Magical World of Harry Potter, and it is to raise funds to improve the town.
The event includes the following:
- Official Quidditch Canada matches for Goderich’s Cup,
- Unofficial Quidditch matches for the Marauder’s Cup,
- Live performances by The Lovegoods and Tonks, as well as The Aurors,
- Multiple vendors and participating businesses (including a craft wand shop),
- A Poly-Wizard Tournament,
- A House challenge,
- A scavenger hunt,
- Free face painting, and much more!
What could be the first makings of a Harry Potter Con of sorts, I of course, already got tickets. You can do so here, and the early birds at $15 were already gone, so if you're a die hard Harry Potter fan, it's time to head to Canada this fall. And for you Detroiters, it's ony a 3 hour car ride - shorter than driving to Toronto.
This is an all ages event. Doors open to the public at 7pm.
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Platinum-selling recording artist, label boss, festival promoter, true innovator in the pantheon of popular music, cultural champion, cracking DJ: there’s a lot to be said about Kevin Saunderson.
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