Electric Forest 2019 Season Line up Announced

Well with the new year just around the bend. Festival are starting to book there performance artists for the up and coming new year. Which is a time to go bigger and bolder then ever.

On Dec 4 2018 Electric Forest did it first shot across the bow of the festival world with announcing there list of performers.  This year that have some major headliners for the three day event along with a special three day showing of one of the crowd favorite band (The String Cheese Incident), they will put on different performances each night.

For those that might be asking what is Electric Forest. It’s a four day music festival in Rothbury Michigan.  The festival bring together artist from all walk of life and all areas of music. The festival all it fan to stroll through a the festival grounds to take in music from one of the four stage that has live entertainment that arrange from EDM (Electric Dance Music ) to more modern rock, rap, country.  The festival also is where fans come from all over the world to Michigan  in order to share there stories and life travels and show off the the other fans where their artistic style outfits. fan can also see great art installation along with watch live art unfold in frond of there eye. You can even take a walk into the past by visit the Hanger and see the old era item wither it be old school arcade to WII tattoo and Message parlor and more.  The Forest also offer 4 days of camping for it fans that always start lining up on Wednesday the day before the festival ground open.

So if you never been to it you might want to get your ticket fast. As like most year you find that the festival will sell out quickly. But if you like to see what happening before then for music line up then see the graphic below or by going to the link https://electricforestfestival.com

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The New Kids of the Comic Con Block: Michigan Comic Con 2018 Review

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The beginning of a new era as has started its Journey to a new place in the comic book world.  Michigan Comic Con took place on Aug 17-19 2018 at Cobo hall in Detroit Michigan.

This was the first year for MIchigan Comic Con. It bring together for the love of comic, book, cartoon, toys and movies.  For the start of this year event they brought out a small group of comic artist as well as movie, tv, film and voice over actors. Some of the feature guest star that was on hand to meet their fans was John Rhys-Davies (Lord of the ring and Slider), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Ray Park (Star Wars) Jewel Staite (Firefly), Lea Thompson (Back to the future), Michael Biehn (Terminator), Renee O’Connor (Xena), Austine St John (Power Ranger) and Voice over actor Kevin Conroy (Batman), Charles Martinet (Mario & Luigi), Maile Flanagan (Naruto), Jeremy Shada (Adventure time), Billy West (Futurama), Linda Larkin (Princess Jasmine), Paige O’Hara (Princess Bell) along with YaYa Han (cosplayer expert).

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With each of the actors and actress that were on hand that the fans got to meet. There was chance to get up and close personal with them and get their autographs or personal photos taken with them as well just like other comic con. You also had the chance to check out there panel as well to learn a little about them or ask question about their careers or what they got coming up.

There was also many other panels as well like a medieval combat sports that show the history and how combat of the age of steel where fought. Another room was for young kid so they could go in and do a big of art making as well giving parent a bit of time to sit down and relax a bit.  

As usual there was a huge cosplay contest (for those that don’t know what cosplay is, it where people dress up or make home costume of their favorite characters from mainstream media). This always get a lot of great costume for contest some which could be seen below. Cosplay tend to spend year on making their costume and so just day each bring their character to life and portraying them the way they could have them act.

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Now if the panels or the contest wasn’t for you then it was possible to also due a bit of shopping as well. There was many artist along with vendor on hand selling all them hard to find items or the next issue of the comic , book, drawing, or toy.  Some of the items that were on sale for people to buy was also hand made for that special touch.

So there was a lot to see and due. If you miss out you just have to wait one more year to see if it make it way back to us. One good thing is that even though this year was small comic con at Cobo Hall they have lot more room to grow from adding more panels with all the available space along with add more media star along with vendor. We can hope that next year they that artist alley will next up two more room to make it even huge. That way people will get more choice to thing they want to buy along with help finding that hard to find items.

We see what happen and what next year bring to this great event. So check out some of the photo below.

Michigan Comic Con Comes to Cobo Hall Aug 17-19 2018

mcc18-2500wx1200h-optNext Big comic con is about to hit the mitten state of Michigan.  On Aug 17-19 2018, Cobo hall will play host to the first ever Michigan Comic Con. The con will showcase the love for both comic book, stories,art and pop culture,movies and more. Be sure to check them out  on the web site list below. 

This year event will take place at Cobo Hall in Detroit Michigan. Here is where you will find you love of comic, toys, anime, costume, sci-fi, books and artist from all over the globe. They will be on hand showing you the best of what they have to offer in their area.  Ticket Price for this year event range from $30 up to $60 for a full vip experience.

Michigan Comic Con will also be showcasing some of the finest talent of actor and actress on hand for their  eager fans to see and meet. Some of which are John Rhys-davies from films such at the lord of the ring trilogy along with TV show slider, Nichelle Nichols from Star trek, Jewel Staite (Firefly/Serenity), Lea Thompson (Back to the Feature) and more. There are also some great voice over actor and actress on hand as well like Maile Flanagan who is from Naruto and Jeremy Shada who does the voice of Fin on Adventure Time that can be seen on Nickelodeon cartoons. These are just some of the big star that will be signing autographs and doing photos ops.

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So this is your change to come out and enjoy the fun and entertain on a great weekend. Let see what they will have in store for us all.  So visit there website at https://michigancomiccon.com for details.  Stay tune for a review and highlight from this year Michigan Comic Con.

 

About Michigan Comic Con:

Michigan Comic Con debuts on August 17-19, 2018, at the Cobo Center – Hall C. Tickets range from $30-$60, and kids 12 and under are admitted for free. Michigan Comic Con is produced and promoted by Imaginarium LLC, who produce four other comic conventions around the country. For information regarding hours, guests announced so far, programming, and other details about Michigan Comic Con, visit: https://michigancomiccon.com/

It’s a bird, a plane, no it’s a arrow? Motor City Comic Con 2018

Nerds, geeks, movies lover and sport fans. The 2018 Motor City Comic con was the place to be in Novi Michigan this year. It was another big year for Motor City Comic con with over some 55,000 fans descended to the Suburban Collection Show Place for the annual event.

It place host to 42 special media guests, 229 comic artists with a wide array of talent to 107 different vendor and 36 crafters that was on hand for the three day event. So everything on hand there was a lot to see and do.  Just like fans where able to see a lot so where the artist as they could talk with there fellow comic artist that where on hand, like we was able to do before the event even took place by getting the chance to interview Robert  Pope. He was artist that we was got to interview the week of the event. Robert Pope is a artist out of the great state of Georgia . He love to draw from a early age and drew his inspiration for different comic book and other comic medias. He drew for companies like DC Comic, The Peanuts gangs. You can see some of the question we was able to ask him at the end of the article.

With all this thing that was on hand there was some sad new that blew a small sadness to the event this year. One of the biggest Media star for a special 40 anniversary had a passed away the Sunday before the event. But this still didn’t put a damper on the event, Motor City Comic Con made the best of it.

The passing of actress Margaret Ruth Kidder who played Lois Lane from the original superman movies, was going to be on hand for the 40th anniversary of the movies. So to show there support not just of the movie but of her career. They took the time to decorate her space with flowers and everything for fan to remember her. They even got a huge blow up picture of her that people could come by and sign along with a special guest book that was sent to her family after the event had ended.

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But even with that loss at the event there was a few great gift at the event. First one was that Tom Welling from the TV Smallville and Lucifer. He brought with him just for Friday only was Michael Rosenbaum (plays Lex Luthor from Smallville). Rosenbaum cam in to share the spot like with Tom and event sit in on his panel for Friday.  If you was lucky to sit in on the panel you might got a great treat for doing so. As Tom and Michael came out on stage first thing Michael ask was there a wireless microphone anywhere then he saw it down on the floor where fan where able to walk up and ask question. So instead of staying on stage Michael walk down and took over the fan wireless microphone. As fan where light up he said he was going to help them ask there question to the both of them.

Some of the question where ask was like what was your funny moment in Smallville. Tom would tell the young fan who was being hugged by Michael waiting for the answer was that it was the time that Michael was playing his farther in a episode. Tom would set the scene by explaining that when we walk on set he saw two huge crane that Micheal would be harnessed into for the shot to show him flying in.  Micheal would then take over by explaining what had happen to make it funny.  It’s the fact that he was to come flying in and then land perfectly in front of Tom and say his line. How ever as he would explain that as he would come flying it for some reason he start twisting in the rigging and doing a bit of acrobats that would have tom laughing so hard. That when he landed and Micheal would say his line Tom said that he just crack up even more and that it took about 5 take in the show of him flying before they got right form the laughing.

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There were many media stars on hand and each had there own panel through the weekend.  There was one media star who could be there cause she broke her leg and her doctor told her that she could fly in. How ever even with not being able to show. She tweeted that she is sending a ton of free stuff that will be given away at her panel for all her fans, each item was sign with a special note.

One of the biggest draw this year for media star was Stephen Amell from the TV show Arrow. His panel was fill to the max with fans that got a great answer to there waiting question that they wanted to ask him. He even during his panel would drop a few hint for what the next season of arrow will offer ask one of the fan ask him a question about what is next to come for him. He went on to answer the question and then drop the hint that in the new season he is planning on wearing the signature green arrow goatee. If you ever seen the original green arrow comic and in cartoons, the characters would wear a goatee. How ever he was very adamant that no matter what he would not wear the dopey  arrow hate with the feather tuck in it (think of robin hood outfit).

There where many other panel that went on through the event that you would get little nugget like the one Stephen Amell drop.  But if you wasn’t meet them in there panel you get the chance to stand in line to get there autograph of that favorite item you have or buy one of there personal photo they all offered.

You also was able to buy your own special photo op with each of the media stars that was on hand.  But with the media star you still was able to do a lot. You could do a bit of shopping as well from the hundreds of vendors on . Some of the item you could been lucky to buy was the rare toy or your very own hand drawn comic art from of one of the artist that was on hand.

Some of the artiste who where on hand when they weren’t signing art,they was drawing it for everyone to see. Like this artist who use chalk as her medium to draw out huge works of art. Just like the one she was doing during the comic con.

There was a lot to see and do, but let’s not forget about all the fans that was on hand as well to see beside the artists and media guests. Fans came in all shape and size even a few cam dress up in there favorite costumes (to become a cosplayer) for everyone to see.  You could see fans dress up every day of the event but on Saturday was the biggest day for those fans that want to do some extra to show off. There was a cosplay contest (costume contest) that they could enter for a chance to win thousand of dollar in prices.

The contest took place at near the end of the event.  This saw hundreds of fans dress up in there cosplay outfits each of them that enter would come on on to stage where they could show off what they where wearing and even made.  They also had the chance to talk or do a small skit to show off there cosplay.  One of the lucky winner of the the contest on Saturday was a group who played out He-Man and mater of the universe.

But Saturday wasn’t the only day for costume contest. Sunday saw another contest for cosplay but this time it was for the small one. The contest on Sunday was the little kid. This would always a wide array of costume little one.

So if you missed out on this one you have to wait another for the Motor City Comic Con.  Motor City Comic Con will be head on May 17-19 2019 and will be the 30th Anniversary.  We can hope that it will be even bigger then this year cause also while we was at the event we learn that the Showcase was being upgraded by building new section to the location.

We will see everyone there and what new thing will come.

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Interview with Robert Pope

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Question:  What got you into doing comic art?

Answer: I got into doing art when I was younger. I was always seeming to draw different characters. But it wasn’t till I look at the old peanuts comic strips that I truly wanted to make this what I wanted to due.

He would also tell yea some of of this other influences was the Loony Tunes and Walt Disney.

Question: How due you come up for the ideas when doing a comic book.

Answer: Most of the time I follow  script but event then it hard to draw something. Sometime you have to come up with your idea. Cause unlike with television show when you see a action the screen would fade to black and then you see the what happen. Drawing a comic book I have to remember that when you see the cause of something cause of the way you ready it you have to do it in a way that you flip the page you see the action that had happen.

He would give example of the Willie coyote and road runner show. Where you see Willie strap him self to a rocket and it would fire then screen would go black and you next see the road runner as the rocket would fly bu just in time for Willie to be hit by a rock or something. This is what he would explain would be the hard party in drawing a comic book.

Question: What you like about going to Comic Cons?

Answer:  The thing I like about going to them is meeting fans. Having them come up and having them ask me how I got me start. I love tell fans how I got my start. I also love it when I hear from fan as they talk to other artist on how they got there start as well.  Learning that how we each differ in the ways we got our starts. This is what I like about going to Comic Cons. Seeing the interaction between fans and other artists.

As we finished up our out talk and getting a wide array of answer to the question we ask we wanted to end with this one.

Question: With the use of Digital media and internet Do you find that the way comic book and print media are changing?

Answer:  Well even with the wide array of thing you can ready on the internet when it come to comic book. I still see that the print media will still be around. The reason being that as comic book are created the internet. That the publisher and writer still do a printed virsin for there own vaults, like in the case of DC Comic. They print thousands of comic booth for for digital media and print. But each one of them had a printed copy that a person can walk into there vault and see.

Motor City Comic Con Preview 2017

Well everyone only a few short week to the biggest  comic book event in Michigan. That’s right for those that love movie, comic and toys this will be the place to be. This year they aren’t pulling any punch with one of the biggest star studded event. This year will see a return of some of the biggest star like John Barrowmen and this year he is even bring his sister, if that doesn’t get yea but why not star like Ron Perlmen from Son of Anarchy and Hell Boy. There will also be some famous wrestler as well  like the iconic Sting and Vadar. Let not for get power ranger Tommy and  Amy Jo Johnson will be on hand as well.

So if you can’t wait to see what going on buy them ticket or find out about them photo op. Then this is your chance.. So check out there web site for a list of star, media, artist and more at this year event http://motorcitycomiccon.com

Electric Forest Preview New Bands Line up 2017

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Over 95 Additional Artists
Announced for Electric Forest 2017
June 22–June 25 and June 29–July 2

Tycho, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Kamasi Washington, The Revivalists, Conspirator, Snakehips, EOTO, Break Science, and over 80 additional artists
 join previously announced acts including String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, Flume, ODESZA, Above & Beyond, My Morning Jacket, DJ Snake, Big Gigantic, and Dillon Francis

Tickets on sale now at ElectricForestFestival.com

Rothbury, Mich. – Today, Electric Forest (EF) announced over 95 additional artists to its lineup for the seventh annual music and camping festival in Rothbury, Michigan. For the first time ever, the beloved forest festival will expand to two distinct weekends in 2017, from June 22–June 25 and June 29–July 2, 2017.

Among the list of new artists announced today to perform both weekends of Electric Forest 2017 are The Revivalists, Snakehips, Haywyre, EOTO, DJ EZ, StéLOUSE, Tom Misch (DJ Set), and Bluegrass Generals featuring Chris Pandolfi, Andy Hall, Bill Nershi and Keith Moseley. They join The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Dillon Francis, Claude VonStroke, 12th Planet, Jai Wolf, Lettuce, The Floozies, The Infamous Stringdusters, and more legendary artists who will also performing both the First and Second Weekend of EF2017.

Tycho, Breaking Biscuits, Maya Jane Coles, Kamasi Washington and Andy C join the roster of acts performing exclusively on the First Weekend of EF2017 – which also includes ODESZA, Above & Beyond, My Morning Jacket, Nero (Live), Pendulum (DJ Set), TroyBoi, Viceroy, and AC Slater, among others.

Conspirator, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Break Science, Delta Heavy, Dr. Fresch, Oddisee & Good Company, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, River Tiber, and Kalya Scintilla & Eve Olution are also among artists announced today performing exclusively on the Second Weekend of EF2017.  They will join Flume, DJ Snake, RL Grime, Thievery Corporation, Cashmere Cat, Sub Focus, GTA, Alison Wonderland, Mick Jenkins and more.

A complete list of artist lineup additions included below, with a full list of artists performing at EF2017 is available HERE.

GA Tickets for the First Weekend of EF2017 are SOLD OUT, while VIP passes are still available. Both GA and VIP options are still available for the Second Weekend. Tickets for Electric Forest 2017 are on sale now at www.electricforestfestival.com/tickets.

In addition to Electric Forest’s incredible performance lineup, EF is known for offering “the ultimate festival experience.” From its carefully curated musical lineup, to the jaw-dropping Sherwood Forest, to the festival’s unprecedented participatory spirit via its “Plug In” program, to the site’s incomparable features and amenities – Electric Forest offers astonishing and unparalleled integration of music, art and community.

Electric Forest’s “Her Forest,” which launched last year as part of EF’s Plug In Program, is demonstrative of EF’s commitment toward creating a truly unique festival experience. Watch/embed EF’s just-release Her Forest Highlight Video HERE. The Her Forest program strives to nurture Connection, Inspiration, and Comfort within the EF community. Her Forest activities – including the Her Forest Women’s Camp, the Her Forest Artist Panel, and Her Forest Women’s Circles – are intended to help create the most supportive and empowering environment possible for festival attendees, especially for those who identify as female. New this year to the Her Forest program is a Her Forest Curated Event. The “stage–takeover” is now accepting submissions from dancers, musicians, and DJs from all over the world who would like to be considered to perform in a celebration of women and all they offer to art. Complete info on EF2017 Her Forest available HERE.

The complete list of artists announced today as follows:

Weekend 1 Weekend 2 Both Weekends
Tycho Nahko and Medicine for the People The Revivalists
Breaking Biscuits Conspirator Bluegrass Generals featuring
Chris Pandolfi, Andy Hall,
Bill Nershi & Keith Moseley
Maya Jane Coles Afsheen Cbdb
Andy C Alix Perez Chris Lake
Ardalan Beans on Toast COBI
Bot Black Tiger Sex Machine Consider The Source
Chet Porter BlackGummy Crywolf
Choir!Choir!Choir! Break Science Dirty Audio
Crizzly brohug DJ EZ
Dimond Saints Castmusic ECHOS
Eptic Delta Heavy EOTO
Everyone Orchestra Dr. Fresch Haywyre
Fury + MC Dino EPROM Honey Larochelle
HER Flint Eastwood Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers
Jack Beats FuntCase Lynx & The Servants of Song
Jimmy Edgar Gentlemen Callers of LA Pham
Kamasi Washington Jon Wayne and The Pain Protoje
Liquid Stranger Kalya Scintilla & Eve Olution SAINT WKND
Pluto Kyle Hollingsworth Band Sepiatonic
Redlight L D R U SHAED
Shift K3Y Lido Southern Avenue
Sinden Merkaba StéLOUSE
Sonny Fodera No Regular Play The Accidentals
Space Jesus Oddisee & Good Compny The Hip Abduction
Tortuga Preservation Hall Jazz Band Thriftworks
Trampa River Tiber Tom Misch (DJ Set)
Walker & Royce SHADES Two Friends
Xenia Rubinos Taylor Bennett Vourteque
Team EZY Win and Woo
The Golden Pony
The Movement
The Skins
The Upbeats
Tor
Touch Sensitive
EF will host The Silent Disco in Sherwood Forest both weekends. Electric Forest Curated Events series and other special happenings still to be announced.

Big Country Fest 2016

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As fall was fast approaching and trick or treating was around the bend. The great fall favorite was getting ready. That right Big Country Fest 2016 came once again to the small but big town of Frankenmuth Michigan.

This year was their 7 year for the event of country music. Not pulling any punch this year came a great arrange of country music and entertainment. Even bring back to the event some of there favorite like the bull riding, country line dancing and for the second time at the event the food truck wars.  But even with all that a lot of people came to the event to get a chance to listen to one of there favorite entertainers.

The event start on friday Oct 21 2016 with the music entertainment of the following Cadillac West, Rye Whiskey,  Dani Vitany. Each of the entertainment brought a wide arrange of there own music to a few favorite from the big name star. But for one band this wasn’t there first time at the event, Dani Vitany who open for lot of big name act brought back her signing and entertainment talents to the stage sign a few of her old favorite to some of the new song she just recorded.

Following Friday night events country fest came rolling back on Saturday Oct 22 2016 with even more country act.  Starting it off was Allie Louise bring her own style of music to the stage. She was then follow up by  Mandi Layne & The Lost Highway and then  the big Shotguns & Violins was this year major headliner that would close out the show after there second set .

Beside the music there was other thing everyone could take in beside dancing that everyone was enjoying doing while there entertainer took the stage. But there was still other thing like if you wish you could ride a robot bull and see how long you could stay on for as some of the guest try to see if they could beat out there best friends (see photo below). Even with the bull riding on there was another fun thing for people to try out that was out side the event was bubble ball that you wear a inflatable ball and bounce or  try to push your friends over as you bounce off them.

While you was out side this was also your chance to take in some great food like the Bad Wolf BBQ, Fresh Veggie Truck or event from one truck what would make fresh homemade pizza right one the spot. So if you pick out your favorite food to help party the night away you could enjoy a drink of some of your favorite thing from beer, Soda and even a blood Mary bar.

Once you got your fill all of the thing to do at the event, you might even took in a little shopping from one one of the vendor that was on hand offering great gift ideas from Jewelry to beef jerky and outfits let’s not forget about the souvenir you could take home from the event as well.

So if you miss out you have to wait a whole year to check out what new thing that the big country fest has to offer. There next event is planning on taking place Oct 20-21 2017 in Frankenmuth.

If you miss any of the action feel free to look at the photo below and see what you get to look forward to next year.