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 the good people at JAFAX. This programming room will center attention on anime and manga screenings straight from Crunchyroll, so you know it is 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.

Friday Night

Channel Awesome Vs The Cinema Snob!

Channel Awesome started as That Guy With The Glasses, one of the first video sharing services on the internet. The Cinema Snob is no sloiuch himself, gathering a signinficant viewershipo with his comical reviews of cult and weird cinema. These two internet critics have been friends for years, but this is the first time they have done a Q&A just about them. Find out how they started, how they discovered each other, and how they combined talents for both Channel Awesome and the Cinema Snob Movies. Now that he’s a cat owner himself, find out what Doug really thinks of Lloyd. It’s two of the nets most beloved characters together at last…Friday night at 7:30 pm in Grand Gallery A-C.

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 9 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)

Signups are LIVE (Link below)!

Friday, November 8
7:30-9:30 pm
Monroe Rooms

SIGNUP: https://forms.gle/W59txS9jRBZRyJAV8. More information is here.

Saturday

After Party Karaoke

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! Hosted by J83 Entertainment, who is a panelist, cosplayer, photographer and karaoke host whom one can find at conventions across the Midwest. Grand Gallery E-F on Saturday, November 10 from 8 pm until midnight. Find out more about this all-ages karaoke event here.

Channel Awesome

Have you ever had that movie you love but everyone else hates, or that movie you hate but everyone else loves? Well now’s your chance to make your voice heard! Join Doug Walker and the Nostalgia Critic gang in discussing what and why certain films get more attention than others should, and see if your movie is celebrated or despised as much as you think! Saturday at 7:30 pm in the Monroe Rooms.

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.