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You read it here first, stormseeker75 is leaving the tri-state area and heading out to Ann Arbor, Michigan for work. This is a one-way trip and I'm going to need some new friends.
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Hey, you'll be really close to a NEW tri-state area - Michindoh! I also lived in the New Hampshire/Vermont/Massachuesettes tri-state area. I'm just really a big tri-state area guy.
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Well, not really what I would call "close", but maybe I'll see you at some of the bigger events.
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What are some of the local events I should be looking for?
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That depends on how local. I know of monthly game days in Sterling Heights and Rochester Hills (about an hour to an hour and a half away from you). The local board game conventions that come to mind are MichiCon at Oakland University (June 22-24 this year) and U-Con (which is in the Ann Arbor area near the end of October at an undetermined location - we recently vacated the University of Michigan student union for a variety of reasons). I don't have access to websites right now, but I can post some links later if you're interested.
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JohnduBois wrote:
That depends on how local. I know of monthly game days in Sterling Heights and Rochester Hills (about an hour to an hour and a half away from you). The local board game conventions that come to mind are MichiCon at Oakland University (June 22-24 this year) and U-Con (which is in the Ann Arbor area near the end of October at an undetermined location - we recently vacated the University of Michigan student union for a variety of reasons). I don't have access to websites right now, but I can post some links later if you're interested.


There's also DaveCon in Okemos (near East Lansing) in August just down the interstate.
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Nice! How far is Indianapolis? I may go to GenCon this year.
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Ooo, Audioslave overtext.
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stormseeker75 wrote:
Nice! How far is Indianapolis? I may go to GenCon this year.
3-4 hours from you. Not a bad drive at all for that quality of convention.
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Also check out the Great Oaks Board Game Day guild for a once a month game day that goes for about 12 hours.

There is also the BLOC guild, which is a monthly game day in Canton, that gets a lot of crossover from Great Oak attendees.
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Jythier wrote:
Ooo, Audioslave overtext.


Yes indeed. If we ever hang out I'll be sure to tell you my Audioslave story. Good times.

Thank you for all the info. I look forward to meeting the Michigan geeks.
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MittenCon in February
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He's looking real sharp in his 1940's fedora. He's got nerves of steel, an iron will, and several other metal-themed attributes. His fur is water tight and he's always up for a fight.
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He's a semi-aquatic egg-laying mammal of action. He's a furry little flat-foot who'll never flinch from a fray. He's got more than just mad skills, he's got a beaver tail and a bill.
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stormseeker75 wrote:
Jythier wrote:
Ooo, Audioslave overtext.


Yes indeed. If we ever hang out I'll be sure to tell you my Audioslave story. Good times.

Thank you for all the info. I look forward to meeting the Michigan geeks.


Definitely. Although I do prefer Doesn't Remind Me... because it doesn't remind me of anything.
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Well, not really what I would call "close", but maybe I'll see you at some of the bigger events.


Now that he's in Michigan, driving long distances will be normal!

-- The guy who lives 10 hours away from Ann Arbor and yet is still in Michigan.
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He's looking real sharp in his 1940's fedora. He's got nerves of steel, an iron will, and several other metal-themed attributes. His fur is water tight and he's always up for a fight.
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He's a semi-aquatic egg-laying mammal of action. He's a furry little flat-foot who'll never flinch from a fray. He's got more than just mad skills, he's got a beaver tail and a bill.
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Yeah, coming from New England to Michigan was quite the eye opener for what 'far away' is.
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Yeah, there will be some adjusting to distance. In NJ, everything is on top of each other so you don't have to go far. Looks to be a bit different in MI, especially the UP!
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dcclark wrote:
cold_fuzion wrote:
Well, not really what I would call "close", but maybe I'll see you at some of the bigger events.


Now that he's in Michigan, driving long distances will be normal!

-- The guy who lives 10 hours away from Ann Arbor and yet is still in Michigan.


What sorts of gaming up in the U.P.? Houghton? Marquette? the Soo?

Good luck on the move Stormseeker! Smokes! You're coming in from Budd Lake? I lived in the Oranges and briefly D&D'd with someone briefly out in Budd Lake. The other guy was in Newton.
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Thank you!
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What sorts of gaming up in the U.P.? Houghton? Marquette? the Soo?


No organized groups in the entire UP that I know of. The gaming up here seems to be 100% college students in Houghton, Marquette, or the Soo, and then mostly groups of friends (no "gaming group" that you could easily get into).
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JohnduBois wrote:
That depends on how local. I know of monthly game days in Sterling Heights and Rochester Hills (about an hour to an hour and a half away from you). The local board game conventions that come to mind are MichiCon at Oakland University (June 22-24 this year) and U-Con (which is in the Ann Arbor area near the end of October at an undetermined location - we recently vacated the University of Michigan student union for a variety of reasons). I don't have access to websites right now, but I can post some links later if you're interested.



Roughly thirty minutes east of Ann Arbor there is a group that meets in Livonia, RIW Hobbies I believe. Wednesday nights is there evening for games. http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/575670/board-game-night-...

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Awesome. Thanks, Jeremiah.
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There is an Ann Arbor group thread here on the Geek somewhere as well. I used to have a quick link to it, but just purged it this past week since I'm no longer in the area. Gotta love having awful timing shake
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Found it, I think. http://boardgamegeek.com/article/9006259
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http://metrodetroitgamers.wordpress.com/gaming-conventions/m...
depending on how soon
http://www.ucon-gaming.org/

and as others have mention the great oaks group
there is also a Yahoo group for aa gamers ( ann arbor )
and tons of random events and happenings
i m tired right now to think more coherently
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