The countdown to The 2017 Youmacon brings anticipation to a whole new level. Anime fans far and wide are preparing to hit the heart of the Motorcity for is being known as the most exciting convention in Michigan. Set right off of the beautiful River Walk inside the newly remodeled Cobo Hall and monumental Renissance Center you’ll find thousands of anime, manga, tech and game fans gathering to have the time off their lives and emerse themselves in what they love. The pagentry of the participants and the execution of the staff and volunteers of every Youmacon make it a memorable experience. Of course Team Max@Play will be present to hang with fellow gamers in the 24hr game room and find some of the most amazing cosplayers and snap a photo or two. The panels that are being lined up for this event are awesome and for a full list of which ones you might want to sit in on please visit the Youmacon website. Team Max@Play will be listing our personal schedule in a later post, since we can’t possibly cover everything that’s happening. Youmacon is a 24hr a day experience over the course of 4 days, plan your visit accordingly. For those new to Youmacon here’s a brief explanation taken from the official Youmacon website.
What is Youmacon?
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.
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