Mid-West Con 2018

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  1. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives RXO & Keeper of Con Lists 405th Regiment Officer Community Staff

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    Mid-West: Covering Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Ohio and, Wisconsin.


    Name: Anime-ZAP
    Date: Jan 5-7
    Location: East Peoria, IL
    Events: Mainstage Cosplay Contest, Date Auction, Fantasy Cosplay Ball, Anime Rave Dances, Fashion Show, Formal Dance Lessons, Kingdom Hearts Panel, Dante's Guide To Picking Up Women, Origami Related Panels, Con Survival Guide Panels, Video Game Panels, Lolita Fashion Panels, Learn the Hare Hare Yukai, Fanfiction 101, Ponies!, Mock-Combat Battlefield, Square Enix Pairings, Yuri/Yaoi Panels, AMV Tutorials, Old School Anime, Ball Jointed Dolls Discussion, Japanese Ghost Stories, Crossplay Both Ways, Various Anime Screenings, Various Gaming Tournaments, Various Photoshoots, Various Fan Meetups

    Name: Uchi-Con
    Date: Jan 27
    Location: Chicago, IL
    Events: Cosplay Contests, Photo Booth, Cafe, Gaming, Karaoke, Anime Screening, Anime Bingo, Meetups, Silent Auctions, Film Screening, Artist Alley, Panels.

    Name: Almacon
    Date: Jan 9-11
    Location: Alma, MI
    Events: We are an anime and gaming convention hosted by the Alma College Otaku and Gamers! Our mission in planning AlmaCon is to involve those in our community who have an interest in anime, Japanese culture, and tabletop and video gaming.

    Additionally, all proceeds from ticket sales for the convention are being donated to ACOG's Relay For Life Fund. Come support a great cause while you spend a fun weekend with other otaku! There will be many contests, including cosplay, tabletop systems, and video games, so bring your best!

    Name: Confusion Through the Looking Glass
    Date: Jan 18-21
    Location: Detroit, MI
    Events: Guests, Panels, GOH Dinner Party, Masquerade, Vendors, Artists Alley, Dealers, Fan Tables.


    Name: Wizard World
    Date: Feb 2-4
    Location: St. Louis, Missouri
    Events: Guests, Attractions, Programming, Comics, Exhibitors, Vendors, Artists Alley, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest.

    Name: Cedar Rapids Comic Con
    Date: Feb 3
    Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    Events: TV & Film Guests, Comic & Artists Guests, Cosplay, Vendors, Exhibiters, Panels, Gaming.

    Name: Animarathon
    Date: Feb 11
    Location: Bowling Green, OH
    Events: Panels, Cosplay Contests, Kawaii Kafé, Artist's Alley, Anime Screenings, Special Guests, Tabletop and Video Games, Rave, and much more.

    Name: AMKE
    Date: Feb 16-18
    Location: Milwaukee, WI
    Events: Masquerade, Cosplay, Combat Chess, Dance Ball, Sat Night Dance, Film Festival, Karaoke, Kids Programs, Panels, Workshops, Video and Tabletop Games.

    Name: Planet Comicon
    Date: Feb 16-18
    Location: Kansas City, MO
    Events: Guests, Photo OPs, Autographs, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Masquerade Parade, Tabletop and Video Games, Exhibitors, Artists Alley, After Hours Events.

    Name: Great Lakes Comic Con
    Date: Feb 23-24
    Location: Warren, MI
    Events: Exhibitors, Vendors, Guests, Collectibles, Raffles, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests.

    Name: VisionCon
    Date: Feb 23-25
    Location: Branson, MO
    Events: Media Guests, Artists, Exhibitors, Vendors, Workshops, Masquerade, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Fund Raising.

    Name: NWI Comic-Con
    Date: Feb 24
    Location: Schererville, IN
    Events: Collectables, Comic Books, Toys, Games, Vendors, Exhibitors, Guests, Autographs, Photo OPs, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Fund Raising.

    Name: Fargo Moorhead Comic Con
    Date: Feb 24-25
    Location: Fargo, ND
    Events: Vendors, Panels, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Guests, Video Gaming, Fund Raising, Media, Demonstrations.


    Name: Wizard World
    Date: March 2-4
    Location: Cleveland,OH
    Events: Guests, Attractions, Programming, Comics, Exhibitors, Vendors, Artists Alley, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest.

    Name: Animatic Con
    Date: March 16-18
    Location: Cincinnati, OH
    Theme: Villains
    Events: Panels, Artists Alley, Dealers, Cosplay, 1000 Faces Cosplay, Charity Fund Raising

    Name: Shuto Con
    Date: March 23-25
    Location: Lansing, MI
    Events: Social Media, Cosplay Contest, Cosplay Skits, Interactive Cosplay Competition, Dance Groups, Artists, Dealers, Guests, Panels, Battle Arena, Gaming, Charity and Assorted Contests.

    Name: EvilleCon
    Date: March 23-25
    Location: Evansvill, IN
    Events: Panesl, Karaoke, Dungeon Delving 101, Canadian Gameshow, Q&A, Cosplay, Anime Dating Game-show, Maid Cafe, Cosplay Chess, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest, Pokeparty and a whole lot more.

    Name: Mid-West Costume Academy
    Date: March 28
    Location: Collinsville, IL
    Events: Our mission is to create a fun, learning atmosphere where students and enthusiasts can learn from peers and teachers about designing and creating costumes for fashion, theatre, and fun.

    Name: Indiana Comic-Con
    Date: March 30 - April 1
    Location: Indianapolis, IN
    Events: Indiana Comic Con is Indianapolis’ largest, true comic con. Featured are exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, games, Star Wars, Star Trek, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals, and comicdom-related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet.


    Name: Anime Detour
    Date: April 6-8
    Location: Minneapolis, MN
    Events: Art Show, Artists Alley, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Charity Auction, Dealers, Gaming, Room Parties, Video Game Rooms, Screening.

    Name: Chicago Comic EXPO aka C2E2
    Date: April 6-8
    Location: Chicago, IL
    Events: Comic Guests, Entertainment Guests, Literary Guests, Charity Art Show, Panels, Screening, C2E2 Live, Cosplay, Family Events, Artists Alley, Exhibitions, Panels.

    Name: Heroes & Villains Fan Fest
    Date: April 7-8
    Location: Chicago, IL
    Events: Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Vendors, Artists Alley, Guest Stars, Panels, Meet and Greet, Guest Q&A.

    Name: Cape Comic Con
    Date: April 20-22
    Location: Cape Girardeau, MO
    Events: Cape Comic Con featured 3 days of professional comic book artists, publishers, and over 130 tables of comics and merchandise for fans of all genres to enjoy. Fans from all over the region come in costume to celebrate with us.

    Name: OZ Con
    Date: April 27-29
    Location: Ozark, Missouri
    Events: Anime, Cosplay and Cosplay Events, MTG, Warhammer, Warmachine, RPG.

    Name: Imagicon
    Date: April 27-29
    Location: Minot, ND
    Events: Guests, Panels, Games, Cosplay, Room Block, Vendors.


    Name: No Brand Con
    Date: May 4-6
    Location: Wisconsin Dells, WI
    Events: Artists, Vendors, Panels, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Anime Room, No Mercy Room, Gaming Lounge, Tabletop and Video Games, AMV Contest, Nerd Auction, Dance, Puzzle Hunt, Lip Sync Battle

    Name: Ratha Con
    Date: May 12
    Location: Athens, OH
    Events: Vendors, Artists, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Workshops, Art Exhibit, Quidditch Tournament.

    Name: Motor City Comic Con
    Date: May 18-20
    Location: Novi, MI
    Events: Exhibitors, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Gaming, Panels, Q & A, Photo OPs, Sat Night Bash (Appetizers, DJ, Cash Bar).

    Name: CoreCon X
    Date: May 24-27
    Location: Fargo, ND
    Events: Charity Events, Art Show, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Games, Guests.

    Name: Cherry Capital Comic Con
    Date: May 25-27
    Location: Traverse City, MI
    Events: Exhibitors, Artists Alley, Game Room, Panels, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Garry Reed Award, Art Auction, Karaoke Party, C4 After Hours Events: VIP 21+


    Name: Wizard World
    Date: June 1-3
    Location: Des Moines, Iowa
    Events: Guests, Attractions, Programming, Comics, Exhibitors, Vendors, Artists Alley, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest.

    Name: Extremicon
    Date: June 1-3
    Location: St. Robert, MO
    Events: Magic The Gathering Tournament, Car Show, Vendors, Karate Tournament, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Guests, Artist

    Name: Wizard World
    Datye: June 8-10
    Location: Columbus, Ohio
    Events: Guests, Attractions, Programming, Comics, Exhibitors, Vendors, Artists Alley, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest.

    Name: Smallville Comic-Con
    Date: June 23-24
    Location: Hutchinson, KS
    Events: Guests, Photo OPs, Cosplay and Cos[play Contests, Vendors, Exhibitors,

    History: The creation of the Smallville ComicCon was the result of a lot of hard work and a series of fortunate events.
    The initial inspiration came from three comic book fans; Ben Eisiminger, KC McNeely, and Chris Wietrick. They recognized similarities between the City of Hutchinson, Kansas and the fictional City of Smallville, Kansas – the boyhood home of Clark Kent, alter ego of Superman. The three began a grassroots campaign to have Hutchinson recognized as the official Smallville, Kansas.
    Their efforts caught the attention of long-time Superman fan, Jon Robinson. Interested in their efforts, Jon provided support and loaned his original handmade costumes inspired by the Man of Steel movie toward the cause.
    The effort succeeded and on June 21, 2013, through mayoral decree, Hutchinson was renamed Smallville, Kansas for a single day. On this same day, Superman was inducted into the Kansas Hall of Fame as the most recognized “Kansan” within pop culture. Jon was invited to attend the induction ceremony within the State’s Capital with his family, all wearing their Man of Steel costumes.


    Name: O Comic Con
    Date: July 13-15
    Location: Omaha, NE
    Events: Vendors, Exhibitors, Guests, Artists Alley, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest.


    Name: Wizard World
    Date: Aug 23-26
    Location: Chicago, Illinois
    Events: Guests, Attractions, Programming, Comics, Exhibitors, Vendors, Artists Alley, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest.


    Name: Cincinnati Comic EXPO
    Date: Sept 14-16
    Location: Cincinnati, OH
    Events: Artists, Alley, Film/TV Guests, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Vendors, Exhibitors, Star Wars Zone, Star Cars and Props, Autographs, Photo OPs, Q & A, Blood Drive, Gaming, Geek Prom, Kids Zone, Sci-Fi Speed dating, Workshops, Panels.

    Name: TopCon Geek
    Date: Sept 15-16
    Location: Topeka, KS
    Events: Guest Stars, Photo OPs, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Artists Alley, Exhibitors, Authors, Live Performances, Neon Flash (Retro Gaming) Tournaments, Film Festival, Fund Raising.

    Name: Wizard World
    Date: Sep 21-23
    Location: Madison, WI
    Events: Guests, Attractions, Programming, Comics, Exhibitors, Vendors, Artists Alley, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest.

    Name: Ramencon
    Date: Sept 21-23
    Location: South Bend, IN
    Events: Vendors, Exhibitors, Cosplay, Panels.


    Name: Archon 42
    Date: Oct 12-14
    Location: Collinsville, IL
    Events: Panels, Charity Events, Children's Activities, Minatures, Filking, Games, Masquerade, Film Festival, Art Show and Auctions, Writer's Workshop, Reading Groups, Night Dancing, Hallway Costume Contest, Room Parties, Guest of Honor, Guest Stars, Artist Alley.

    Name: Cleveland Comic-Con
    Date: Oct 6-7
    Location: Cleveland, OH: Cuyahoga County
    Events: Artists Alley, Guests, Con Films, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Vendors, Exhibitors.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018
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  2. MajWood

    MajWood Member

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    I'm deffinately going to try to hit these, btw is there a schedule for southern and colonial reg.?
  3. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives RXO & Keeper of Con Lists 405th Regiment Officer Community Staff

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    I’ll be posting cons for every regiment. It just takes time to sift through cons that change their venues and will change the regimental location and find new cons and collect up all your nod and then post. I’m hoping to get everything done before the new year. The colonial list is actually in the colonial section but I’m thinking perhaps I should copy it to this section as well.
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  4. Spidermonkey60

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    I would recommend changing the name of Chicago Comic EXPO or adding (C2E2) to the listing for it, that's how it's more commonly known.
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  5. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives RXO & Keeper of Con Lists 405th Regiment Officer Community Staff

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    C2E2 it is. Thanks....that's the local knowledge that I need.
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  6. ZP180

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  7. Cadet

    Cadet Executive Officer & RCO Division Staff 405th Regiment Officer

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    OhayoCon in Columbus Ohio is next week, January 26 to 28. It's a rathe large Anime Convention.

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  8. mkshane81

    mkshane81 Well-Known Member

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  9. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives RXO & Keeper of Con Lists 405th Regiment Officer Community Staff

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    Ok great. I’ll add to the list as soon as I get back home
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  10. SpartacusHunter

    SpartacusHunter New Member

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    Who all is planning on going to C2E2?
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2018
  11. SoleofDeath

    SoleofDeath New Member

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    I'll see what might work around my work schedule

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