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After you take in the shiny new models and futuristic concept cars this month at the North American International Auto Show, mark your calendar for a taste of car culture from the other side of the spectrum at Detroit Autorama Feb. 24-26.

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Youmacon 2016

Hold on to your Pokemon! Youmacon 2016 – Michigan's largest Japanese anime and pop culture convention, returns to Detroit's Cobo Center and Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center for its 12th year. The high energy, non-stop celebration of Japanese animation, video games, comics and art runs 24-hours-a-day from 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3 through 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6.

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Rivertown Riverfront at night Bill Bowen

Often times, traveling to another city for a conference means never seeing the outside of the hotel or convention center conference room where it's being held. But if you happen to be in Detroit for a conference at Cobo Center, here are a few ways to spend your free time:

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Cobo Waterfront

Where should you stay when attending a convention in downtown Detroit? As near as possible to Cobo Center, of course! With a recently completed $279 million renovation, the 2.4 million-square foot convention center (with truly spectacular views of the Detroit River) is where business gets done. Here's a breakdown of nearby hotels, all within walking distance of Cobo, so you won't miss out on any of the action.

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Beyond all that downtown Detroit has to offer for meeting and event planners, there are a wealth of hotels, venues and attractions in Wayne County to consider. As home to the Ford Motor Company and the Dearborn campus of the University of Michigan, Wayne County is urban and diverse, bursting with dining, entertainment, culture and nightlife options.

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