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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.


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December

Gear

Dickens Victorian Village

Cambridge, OH, USA

November 2 - December 31, 2018

Dickens-themed entertainment. . .

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. . .

Ohayocon

Columbus, OH, USA

Jan 11 - 13, 2019

Anime 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. . .

Kanpai!Con

Omaha, NE, USA

Feb 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. . .

Great Lakes Comic Convention

Warren, MI, USA

Feb 22 - 23, 2019

Comic, toy, and collectible expo. . .

Michigan State University Comics Forum

East Lansing, MI, USA

Feb 22 - 23, 2019

Conference for scholars, creators and fans with an interest in comics. . .

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. . .

Big Muddy Mini Maker Faire

St. Joseph, MO, USA

Mar 2, 2019

DIY and invention showcase. . .

Gear

Gardens & Gears Steampunk Wonderland Faire

Milwaukee, WI, USA

Mar 2, 2019

Steampunk gathering. . .

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. . .

FantastiCon - Toledo

Toledo, OH, USA

Mar 9 - 10, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

HorrorHound Weekend

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Mar 15 - 17, 2019

Horror 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. . .

Lexington Comic & Toy Convention

Lexington, KY, USA

Mar 21 - 24, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

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. . .

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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. . .

Heroes & Villains Fan Fest - Chicago

Rosemont, IL, USA

Apr 19 - 21, 2019

Pop culture convention, held concurrently with Walker Stalker. . .

Minicon 54

Minneapolis, MN, USA

April 19 - 21, 2019

Science fiction and fantasy convention. . .

Walker Stalker Con Chicago

Rosemont, IL, USA

April 19 - 21, 2019

Zombie convention. . .

Gem City Comic Con

Dayton, OH, USA

Apr 27 - 28, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Gear

Ratha Con

Athens, OH, USA

April 27, 2019

Regional pop culture and comic book convention. . .

May

Gear

DemiCon 30

Urbandale, IA, USA

May 3 - 5, 2019

Science fiction and fantasy convention. . .