5 Insider Tips for Youmacon 2017

October 19, 2017  |   Story by Demariea’ Robinson  |   Photos by Youmacon

Youmacon 2017 takes place at Cobo Center and the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit Nov. 2-5, 2017. Before you gear up for the event, here are a few tips to help improve your convention experience.

Youmacon Detroit 2017

1. Where to Stay

Downtown Detroit has several hotel options for your stay in Detroit for the weekend (check the Youmacon webpage for hotels with special discounts for congoers). Holiday Inn Express & Suites, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton and Crowne Plaza are attendee favorites.

2. What to Bring

Now that you know where you’re going to stay, here’s what you should bring. Since you’re coming to a convention, you’re going to be pretty busy. Check out this list of recommended items you should take along:

•Water
• Snacks
• Items you want signed by voice actors and actresses
• Money
• Camera
• Phone
• Card Games

You’re going to want to bring entertainment, this way you’ll have something to do while you wait between sessions. You’ll need snacks because you’re going to get hungry and bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated. They offers merchandise for otaku, and there’s quite a few options for restaurants, so make sure you bring your spending money. Lastly, bring a camera. You’ll come across really great cosplayers, or even one of your favorite anime characters. Gotta snap em’ all!

3. Costume Ideas

Just because you’re going to the convention, doesn’t mean that you have to dress in costume. You can wear whatever you want as long as it doesn’t violate Youmacon’s regulations. If you want to dress up, you can buy costumes or make them yourself. If you worked hard on your costume, sign up for the cosplay contest for a shot at being crowned best cosplayer!

4. Special Events

The event offers plenty of entertainment, from video, console, board, card and arcade games to panels, autographs, concerts and Q&A’s. There’s never a dull moment! Youmacon has an extreme amount of entertainment to indulge in. Make sure you plan where you want to go with your Youmacon Guide Book. You’ll receive a Guide Book upon registry, but be sure to check the Youmacon website for changes within the schedule. Don’t forget about Artist’s Alley or the Fan Art Theatre. Time flies when you’re having fun!

5. Make Friends

Don’t be shy! Everyone is extremely friendly. This is our community. Let’s make the most at Youmacon 2017! Hope you’ll join us.

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Mentioned Attractions And Venues
  1. Cobo Center
    1 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226313-877-8777Highlight on map | More Details
  2. Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
    400 GM Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI 48243313-568-8000Highlight on map | More Details
  3. Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Detroit Downtown
    1020 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226313-887-7000Highlight on map | More Details
  4. DoubleTree Suites by Hilton - Detroit Downtown
    525 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226313-963-5600Highlight on map | More Details
  5. Crowne Plaza - Detroit Downtown Riverfront
    2 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226313-965-0200Highlight on map | More Details