Midwest
Events

This section lists events in the Midwest, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

The City Guides include listings of events in major metro areas.

For events in other regions, see these pages: Mid-Atlantic, Mountain, New England, Pacific, South Central, Southeast.

See also the complete event listing or "Steamiest" event listing.

November

Gear

Dickens Victorian Village

Cambridge, OH, USA

November 2 - December 31, 2018

Dickens-themed entertainment. . .

Kentucky Book Festival

Lexington, KY, USA

November 12 - 17, 2018

Literary festival. . .

Gear

TeslaCon 9: The Battle of Britain

Middleton, WI, USA

November 15 - 18, 2018

Steampunk convention. . .

Randolph Street Holiday Market

Chicago, IL, USA

November 17 - 18, 2018

Antique and vintage market. . .

Buckeye Comic Con

Columbus, OH, USA

November 18, 2018

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Gear

Chicago TARDIS

Lombard, IL, USA

November 23 - 25, 2018

Doctor Who convention. . .

Gear

Dickens Village Festival

Garrison, ND, USA

November 23 - December 8, 2018

Dickens-themed entertainment. . .

Starbase Indy

Indianapolis, IN, USA

November 23 - 25, 2018

Star Trek convention. . .

Chicago Pop Culture Convention

St. Charles, IL, USA

November 24 - 25, 2018

Multi-genre convention, including steampunk. . .

Wizard World Comic Con - Madison

Madison, WI, USA

November 30 - December 2, 2018

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

December

Gear

A Dickens Christmas Festival

Eminence, KY, USA

December 1 - 9, 2018

Victorian-themed holiday entertainment. . .

Wizard's Yule Ball

Omaha, NE, USA

December 1, 2018

A family-friendly holiday celebration with a Harry Potter theme. . .

Jim and Dan Comic and Toy Show

Dayton, OH, USA

December 2, 2018

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Great Lakes Comic Expo - Holiday

Madison Heights, MI, USA

December 8, 2018

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Oddmall: Chrishanukwanzmadan

Canton, OH, USA

December 8 - 9, 2018

Described as "an exploration of art & artifice. . ."

Randolph Street Holiday Market

Chicago, IL, USA

December 15 - 16, 2018

Antique and vintage market. . .

January

Anime-ZAP!

East Peoria, IL, USA

January 4 - 6, 2019

Anime convention. . .

Evercon

Rothschild, WI, USA

January 4 - 6, 2019

Gaming convention. . .

ConFusion

Dearborn, MI, USA

January 17 - 20, 2019

Science fiction and fantasy convention. . .

February

Anime Crossroads

Indianapolis, IN, USA

February 8 - 10, 2019

Anime convention. . .

Gear

13 Gears: An Eclectic Steampunk Event

Minneapolis, MN, USA

February 9 - 10, 2019

Steampunk gathering. . .

Uchi-Con

Chicago, IL, USA

February 9, 2019

Free anime convention. . .

Capricon 39

Wheeling, IL, USA

February 14 - 17, 2019

Science fiction convention. . .

Anime Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI, USA

February 15 - 17, 2019

Anime convention. . .

Milwaukee Comic Con

West Allis, WI, USA

February 16, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

NWI Comic-Con

Schererville, IN, USA

February 23, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

March

ConCoction

Aurora, OH, USA

March 1 - 3, 2019

Science fiction, fantasy and gaming convention. . .

MarsCon 2019

Bloomington, MN, USA

March 1 - 3, 2019

Science fiction and fantasy convention. . .

Greater Lafayette Mini Maker Faire

Lafayette, IN, USA

March 2, 2019

DIY and invention showcase. . .

Buckeye Comic Con

Columbus, OH, USA

March 3, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Gear

Geneva Steam Convention: Leviathans of the Deep

Delavan, WI, USA

March 8 - 10, 2019

Steampunk gathering. . .

Wizard World Cleveland

Cleveland, OH, USA

March 8 - 10, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Naka-Kon

Overland Park, KS, USA

March 15 - 17, 2019

Anime convention. . .

Cleveland Comic, Card and Nostalgia Show

Westlake, OH, USA

March 17, 2019

Comic book expo. . .

Animatic Con

Cincinnati, OH, USA

March 22 - 24, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

C2E2: Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo

Chicago, IL, USA

March 22 - 24, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

EvilleCon

Evansville, IN, USA

March 22 - 24, 2019

Anime convention. . .

Shuto Con

Lansing, MI, USA

March 22 - 24, 2019

Anime, cosplay and gaming convention. . .

Anime Detour

Minneapolis, MN, USA

March 29 - 31, 2019

Anime convention. . .

Gear

International Steampunk Symposium

Cincinnati, OH, USA

March 29 - 31, 2019

Steampunk convention. . .

No Brand Con

Wisconsin Dells, WI, USA

March 29 - 31, 2019

Anime convention. . .

Planet Comic Con

Kansas City, MO, USA

March 29 - 31, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Planet Comicon, Kansas City

Kansas City, MO, USA

March 29 - 31, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

WillyCon XXI

Wayne, NE, USA

March 29 - 31, 2019

Science fiction and fantasy convention. . .

Animarathon

Bowling Green, OH, USA

March 30 - 31, 2019

Anime convention. . .

April

American Craft Show, St. Paul

Saint Paul, MN, USA

April 5 - 7, 2019

Juried craft market. . .

Wizard World St. Louis

St. Louis, MO, USA

April 5 - 7, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Supernatural Official Convention - Chicago

Rosemont, IL, USA

April 12 - 14, 2019

Pop culture convention. . .

ConGlomeration

Louisville, KY, USA

April 19 - 21, 2019

Multi-genre geek culture convention. . .

Minicon 54

Minneapolis, MN, USA

April 19 - 21, 2019

Science fiction and fantasy convention. . .