After Hours

Just because the vending hall has closed does not mean that the Grand Rapids Comic-Con is over for the evening. Quite the opposite! There will be a plethora of activities at the Grand Rapids Comic-Con after the main hall closes for those who want some late night entertainment. Every activity is part of the admission price, so you don’t need to pay an additional admission charge for any of these after hours events. So plan on sticking around after hours and check out some additional fun!

Friday and Saturday Night

Huge Gaming Area!

photo/Tori Hallwood

The Grand Rapids Comic-Con will have a wide variety of gaming happening each night until 11:55 pm up in the River Overlook Rooms. There will be a wide variety of board, card, and electronic gaming of all types going on deep into the evening, as well as an escape room. Make sure to check out all of the activities upstairs in River Overlook in the gaming area at the Grand Rapids Comic-Con here.

Anime Screenings!

There will an anime screening room running open to close each day in Grand Gallery Overlook A, sponsored by Kogan Con! This programming room will center attention on anime and manga screenings straight from Crunchyroll, so you know it will be fresh stuff. Schedule to be announced at show. Take some time to relax and check out some of the newest anime coming right out of Japan! Each night until 11:55 pm in Grand Gallery Overlook A on both nights!

Friday Night

Grindhouse Film Festival

Welcome to the grindhouse! The Grand Rapids Comic-Con is pleased to be hosting a showcase of student and independent grindhouse film shorts at the event at 10 pm in Grand Gallery E-F. This festival will be part of the show and no additional tickets or expenses will be expected of fans to attend the event. This film festival will have more of a R-rated slant and nobody will be allowed to enter this film festival that is under the age of 17 unless they are accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. You can find out more about the festival here.

Trivia Challenge

Grab some of your nerdiest friends and come down to Friday night of Grand Rapids Comic Con to challenge your knowledge on your favorite fandoms in a friendly Nerd Trivia competition, hosted by Quizmaster Chris Goad. Candy, geeky gifts, and other swag will be up for grabs. Teams must consist of one to four people.  Event will be held in Grand Gallery D on Friday starting at 7:30 pm. You may find out more about the Trivia Challenge by visiting here.

Anime Idol

Anime Idol is a high energy singing and dancing competition which brings many regional and local performers to one stage to compete for best singer, best dancer, and Anime Idol (both).

Friday, November 12
7:30-9:30 pm
Grand Gallery Overlook C-D

More information can be found here.



Come sing your heart out in a fun, casual, and judgement free setting! We have all kinds of music and a wifi hotspot to pull down even more from the internet and an aux cable to use music from your phone! I will also have a contactless karaoke form that will ensure compliance with any state or local guidelines that may still be in place. Hosted by Aeonica Cosplay, who is a panelist, cosplayer, photographer and karaoke host whom one can find at conventions across the Midwest.

Saturday, November 13 from 7:30 pm until 11:55 pm in Grand Gallery Overlook C-D.

Find out more about this all-ages karaoke event here.

Restaurant, Coffee Shop, and Bar Information

experience grand rapids logoExperience Grand Rapids will have a booth in the main hallway at the Grand Rapids Comic-Con with maps to the local restaurants, coffee shops, and bars as well as information on other attractions in Grand Rapids, available free of charge. You may find out more information on Experience Grand Rapids and the night life in our little town here.

You can download a list of restaurants and bars in downtown Grand Rapids here.