Mid-West Cons 2019

Dirtdives

RXO & Keeper of Con Lists
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Mid-West: Covering Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Ohio and, Wisconsin.


JANUARY:


Name: Anime-ZAP
Date: Jan 4-7
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: Ohayocon
Date: Jan 11-13
Location: Colunbus, OH
Events: Signature Events, Panels, Cosplay Expo, Photo OPs, Tabletop and Video Gaming Tournaments, AMV Contest, Special Guests, Exhibits, Vendors, Artists, Swap Meet, Fashin Show.



FEBRUARY:




Name: Uchi-Con
Date: Feb 9
Location: Chicago, IL
Events: Cosplay Contests, Photo Booth, Cafe, Gaming, Karaoke, Anime Screening, Anime Bingo, Meetups, Silent Auctions, Film Screening, Artist Alley, Panels.


Name: AMKE
Date: Feb 15-17
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: Great Lakes Comic Con
Date: Feb 22-23
Location: Warren, MI
Events: Exhibitors, Vendors, Guests, Collectibles, Raffles, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests.


Name: NWI Comic-Con
Date: Feb 23
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 23-24
Location: Fargo, ND
Events: Vendors, Panels, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Guests, Video Gaming, Fund Raising, Media, Demonstrations.


MARCH:

Name: Wizard World
Date: March 8-10
Location: Cleveland,OH
Events: Guests, Attractions, Programming, Comics, Exhibitors, Vendors, Artists Alley, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest.


Name: Animatic Con
Date: March 22-24
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Theme: Villains
Events: Panels, Artists Alley, Dealers, Cosplay, 1000 Faces Cosplay, Charity Fund Raising


Name: Shuto Con
Date: March 22-24
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 22-24
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: Chicago Comic EXPO aka C2E2
Date: March 22-24
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: 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: Planet Comicon
Date: March 29-31
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: Anime Detour
Date: March 29-31
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Events: Art Show, Artists Alley, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Charity Auction, Dealers, Gaming, Room Parties, Video Game Rooms, Screening.


Name: No Brand Con
Date: March 29-31
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: Animarathon
Date: March 30-31
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.




APRIL:

Name: Wizard World
Date: April 5-7
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Events: Guests, Attractions, Programming, Comics, Exhibitors, Vendors, Artists Alley, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest.


Name: Heroes & Villains Fan Fest
Date: April 19-21
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 26-28
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 26-28
Location: Ozark, Missouri
Events: Anime, Cosplay and Cosplay Events, MTG, Warhammer, Warmachine, RPG.


Name: Imagicon
Date: April 26-28
Location: Minot, ND
Events: Guests, Panels, Games, Cosplay, Room Block, Vendors.


Name: Ratha Con
Date: April 27
Location: Athens, OH
Events: Vendors, Artists, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Workshops, Art Exhibit, Quidditch Tournament.


Name: Gem City Comic Con
Date: April 27-28
Location: Dayton, OH
Events: Guests, Dealers, Exhibits, Artists Alley, Comic Books, Cosplay

MAY:


Name: Motor City Comic Con
Date: May 17-19
Location: Novi, MI
Events: Exhibitors, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Gaming, Panels, Q & A, Photo OPs, Sat Night Bash (Appetizers, DJ, Cash Bar).


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

Name: CoreCon X
Date: May 23-26
Location: Fargo, ND
Events: Charity Events, Art Show, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Games, Guests.


Name: Cherry Capital Comic Con
Date: May 24-26
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+



JUNE:


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

Name: Indi PopCon
Date: June 7-9
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Events: Guests, Panels, Workshops, Hoosier Lottery, Cosplay Championships, Gaming, Charity Events, Artists, Exhibitors, Anime, Fantasy, Sci-Fi.


Name: Smallville Comic-Con
Date: June 22-23
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


Name: O Comic Con
Date: June 28-30
Location: Omaha, NE
Events: Vendors, Exhibitors, Guests, Artists Alley, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest.





AUGUST:


Name: Gen Con
Date: Aug 1-4
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Events: Gen Con is the original, longest-running gaming convention in the world!
Founded in 1968, Gen Con hosts the largest consumer hobby, fantasy, science fiction, and adventure game convention in North America. With 500 exhibiting game companies, award-winning authors and artists, vibrant costumes, thousands of events, family entertainment, food trucks, a beer garden, and the debut of hundreds of exciting new games, Gen Con truly is The Best Four Days in Gaming™.



Name: HALO Outpost Discovery
Date: Aug 2-4
Location: Chicago, IL
Events: WELCOME TO HALO: OUTPOST DISCOVERY, A TOURING FAN EXPERIENCE THAT BRINGS THE HALO VIDEO GAME UNIVERSE TO LIFE. THIS WEEKEND-LONG EVENT LETS YOU STEP INTO HALO’S BELOVED SCIENCE FICTION SETTING LIKE NEVER BEFORE, WITH IMMERSIVE THEMED ATTRACTIONS, INTERACTIVE IN-UNIVERSE ENCOUNTERS, THE LATEST PLAYABLE GAME RELEASES, Hall of History, The Ring Experience, Covenant Escape, Combat Deck, Training Ground (VR), Pelican Training, UNSC Kiosk, Target Range, MEGA Construx, Post Exchange and Marketplace.


Name: Matsuricon
Date: Aug 16-18
Location: Columbus, OH
Events: Guests, Charity Events, Tabletop and Video Gaming, Cosplay, Dances, Formal Ball, Photo OPs, Video Events.


Name: Wizard World
Date: Aug 22-25
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Events: Guests, Attractions, Programming, Comics, Exhibitors, Vendors, Artists Alley, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest.


Name: Indiana Comic-Con
Date: Aug 30 - Sept 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.





SEPTEMBER:


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: Ramencon
Date: Sept 20-22
Location: South Bend, IN
Events: Vendors, Exhibitors, Cosplay, Panels.


Name: TopCon Geek
Date: Sept 21-22
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.



OCTOBER:



Name: Archon 43
Date: Oct 4-6
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: Wizard World
Date: Oct 25-27
Location: Madison, WI
Events: Guests, Attractions, Programming, Comics, Exhibitors, Vendors, Artists Alley, Cosplay & Cosplay Contest.
 
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mkshane81

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Dirtdives

RXO & Keeper of Con Lists
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Excellent mkshane81!!! Love the help to promote all the cons I can. I'll add them to the list ASAP.
 
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