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Review: Youmacon 2015

Halloween weekend has always been one of my favorite weekends of the year.  Growing up, it was for the Holiday.  I loved dressing up in costumes, seeing other people in costumes and the free candy.  I enjoyed the events and just getting to be out in public with the costumes my dad made.  In 2004 I thought that was all going to change for me, as I got hurt at work on October 26th only to find that wearing costumes was a no go.  That was one of the worse Halloweens of my life, as I realized just what I lost from my injury.  In 2005, I had no time to think about Halloween as I was in Vegas on Ha

Youmacon and Midwest Media Expo 2015!

 

This is Youmacon… this is Youmacon, Youmacon, Youmacon!  That’s right, it the week of Youmacon, which means it’s also Halloween and I’m just so excited to be returning to one of my favorite conventions of the year.  A great staff, awesome talent and a big fun location.  Fun panels and amazing concerts!  In this write up I’ll share a bit about Youmacon 2014 and since Youmacon is ran by the same crew as Midwest Media Expo, I felt this was a great time to pull out one of the TMNT Panels I did at Midwest Media Expo 2015! 

Review: Motor City Comic Con 2015

In 1997 I learned of Motor City Comic Con.  Since that year, I have been going every year to this local event.  Most years there are no real Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles connection, so it’s not the guest that I go for, I go for my friends.  For the past 10 years, I get in by helping friends at a booth, so I can enjoy this convention.  As long as I am in Michigan, during Motor City Comic Con, I will attend.  Here is my review for Motor City Comic Con 2015.

Returning to Midwest Media Expo 2015

 

The past few years Cowabunga Corner has been invited to different events.  Getting to share collection pieces, talk with fellow Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans, and host panels.  One of those events really stood out, with how great the guests were treated, the variety of types of guests and events, and the mixture of panels that I got to take part in last year.  This was Midwest Media Expo, an event in Detroit Michigan meant for many different types of fandoms to come together as a community, for a fun weekend.  When they asked for me to return for 2015, I was happy to say yes.  Here’s a bit about  Midwest Media Expo.

Review Youmacon 2013

Every year there are a handful of events that I look forward to going too.  Some of which are big and have been around long before I started going.  While others have grown and turned into something amazing right before my eyes.  Youmacon is one of those events, I have never missed and always enjoyed.   It’s coming again and I’m looking forward to it, only to realize I did not get a review up for last year’s Youmacon.  So here’s my review, which in itself will explain why I was not able to write one a year ago.

Franklin Cider Mill

I travel to all sorts of events, tourist traps, and cities around the United States.  Going coast to coast each year, and getting to meet people from all around while doing so.  Often I tell people there’s not much to Michigan, I grew up in Michigan and find it hard to enjoy as I see so much else where that is so cool.  Though when it comes down to the heart of it, there are a few places I love, such as the Dairy Park.  I will like to share another one of those locations, this time I’m going to talk about the Franklin Cider Mill.

Ferndale Flood 2014: Day One

Last week I shared the write up about what my family is going through.  Now I want to share the video.  I have been doing video everyday of the damage and work done.  Just to show what is really going on here.  This is NOT how our Basement normally looks, the mess seen in this video is caused by stuff falling over and floating in water.  We normally have plenty of space to walk around down there and even work space.  This mess is bad, check out the video.

2014 Michigan Flood

On Monday August 11th, 2014 Michigan was hit with a rain storm that has caused lots of damage to the Detroit area.  Flooding.  Streets, basements, and more.  Cars were trapped on the freeways as they filled with water.  Others had sewage back up, bringing water out of the sinks.  This flood directly affected my family and I.  As our basement was flooded while we were on vacation down to Florida for the Nickelodeon Resorts attempt to break the World Record of people dressed as Turtles.  We just returned to Michigan Monday morning and this is some coverage of the beginning of our new trials.  The reason Cowabunga Corner has not had fresh stories two days in a row.

Review: Midwest Media Expo

Conventions are one of my favorite things to do.  It takes you out of the stress for a weekend and places you somewhere that you can meet and hang out with people that enjoy the same stuff as you do.  Be this in your backyard or across the globe, conventions are like a second home to those who go.  Conventions usually start really small and have to work their way up, though in Michigan we got a new one called “Midwest Media Expo” which road the success of Youmacon to make it the largest first year event in Michigan.  I was at a guest at this convention and will love to share my review of a great weekend in Detroit.

 

MME2014 Black Nerd Comedy Panel

Midwest Media Expo is a new event in Detroit which had a lot of great panels going on, with fun guests.  A guest I got to spend a lot of time talking with, was Andre from “Black Nerd Comedy”.  He got a panel on Saturday night which was a blast.  Here I show an edited down version of his panel, cutting a few things with reason.  This is a fun panel, with a lot of laughs and his introduction the Michigan drink called “Faygo”.  Check out the “Black Nerd Comedy” Panel!

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