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Saturday, April 29
 

10:00

Off-road meet up!
Like off-roading? Want to pick the brain of other off-roaders? Please leave the mud and rocks outside :)

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Saturday April 29, 2017 10:00 - 11:00
Hamlin 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators YES

12:00

Survival and Willpower
At Aegis Consulting, the core of all of our training is willpower; The power of choice over Impulse and Urge. Lets do some basic training together in the ability to choose to do something hard to make survival in any hostile situation easier!

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Saturday April 29, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
EMC III 2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators NO

13:00

Eryndor Dagohir: Your local LARP
Dagorhir combines fast-paced full-contact combat simulation with elements of live action role-playing. Get a summary of the rules and pick your weapon! Several people from the local realm of Eryndor will be on hand to spar and answer questions. Check us out at http://eryndor.com !

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Saturday April 29, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
Algonquin A 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators NO

13:00

Off-roading for geeks.
This talk will go over off-roading for nerds. Topics include:
Overview of equipment such as primitive tractor beams
Camping, how it's unique from RVs, backpacking, and tent camping.
Off-road etiquette, and busting some common myths.

Speakers

Saturday April 29, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
EMC V 2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators YES

15:00

Fire and Lights
Members of Band-Ayd will be discussing special effects. We have pyrotechnic licences through the city of Detroit and have worked many events throughout the state. This talk will include information about static lighting, intelligent lighting, pyrotechnics, and CO2 effects. We will be focusing on the effects available for an event without diving into the technical details. A lot of times people can see a vision but don't know how to describe what they want. It will also take some stigma away from indoor pyrotechnics. It is our job to turn a vision into a reality and take the fear out of asking for that bad ass dream.

Speakers
avatar for Rachael Sullivan

Rachael Sullivan

Pyrotechnician, Band-Ayd
I've been in the show production industry for almost 10 years. At Band-Ayd, I will run the lights and pyrotechnics for our various types of shows. I wanted to do this talk because I've been finding people don't know what to ask for when talking about special effects and they will often get overwhelmed when I try to ask. I also wanted to speak about the safety of special effects and debunk the assumptions I've been faced with while on the job... Read More →
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Steve Vanderheyden

Owner of Band-Ayd


Saturday April 29, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
EMC IV 2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

15:00

Guns and Martial Arts
A firearms retention course upon my experience with Aikido and carrying a firearm. A unique course that focuses on the Tuller Drill (the 21 feet or less, if someone is 21 foot away they can attack you before you can draw you firearm) my defense course is how to avoid the first attack giving you time to draw you weapon.

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Saturday April 29, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
Algonquin A 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators YES

16:00

Introduction to Parkour
Phoenix Freerunning Academy will be offering instruction on some basic movements found in parkour, including jumping and landing/rolling, balancing on rails and vaulting over objects.


Saturday April 29, 2017 16:00 - 17:00
Algonquin A 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

16:00

Whose Geek Are You Anyway
Everyone gets to join in for Whose Line Is It Anyway hijinks! Participation is not only actively encouraged, but generally required for the full level of fun. Audience suggestions are also encouraged, from a Superman/Wonderwoman/Lex Luthor love triangle on Jerry Springer, to the world's worst Redshirt. Expect adult content.

Speakers
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Derek

Whose Geek Are You Anyway | Everyone gets to join in for Whose Line Is It Anyway hijinks! Participation is not only actively encouraged, but generally required for the full level of fun. Audience suggestions are also encouraged, from a Superman/Wonderwoman/Lex Luthor love triangle on Jerry Springer, to the world's worst Redshirt. Expect adult content.


Saturday April 29, 2017 16:00 - 17:00
EMC IV 2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators YES

18:00

PowerPoint Improv
Originally inspired by GOH Sumana Harihareswara’s Powerpoint Karaoke! Volunteers pick a slide deck they’ve never seen before from a list of titles, and improv a comedic or serious presentation for up to 5 minutes. You don’t have to stick to the slides, as they’re just a prop! Other audience members can improv, too, during each follow-up Q&A. As improvisations accumulate, we can build off each others’ topics and Q&A sessions. Come play with us!


Saturday April 29, 2017 18:00 - 19:00
EMC II 2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators YES

19:00

Ukulele 101
A beginners class for ukulele, Ukelele is fun and easy to play! come and learn the basic coards and a simple song because who can't have a good time strumming a ukulele.

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Saturday April 29, 2017 19:00 - 20:00
Montcalm 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators YES
 
Sunday, April 30
 

09:00

Homemade Ghostbusters PKE Meter on Raspberry Pi 2
In time for the Ghostbusters blitz last summer my team at work was asked to make a demo for a homemade PKE Meter. Using the Rapsberry Pi 2, 3D Printing, and a program that we open sourced we created a homemade device that emulates the PKE including a big screen that gives readouts and the ability to stream data to Azure Cloud. Along the way we also learned about real paranormal places in our home area of Philadelphia, hit some tech roadbumps, and we visited some haunted locations to test our device out. I'll explain how to use the code to make your own device and how we can improve on this hack in the future.

Speakers

Sunday April 30, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
EMC I 2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators MAYBE

09:00

Running Conventions is a Full-Time Job
Current and past convention runners discuss what its like to be on the organizational side of conventions and how to get involved in it.

Speakers
avatar for Lithie Dubois

Lithie Dubois

ConChair, Penguicon 2017
Just me; no more, no less. @Penguicon ConChair. @ConFusionMI Head of Hospitality. AASFA Board of Director.


Sunday April 30, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
EMC III 2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators YES
 

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