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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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May

Fargo Corecon 11

Fargo, ND, USA

May 23 - 26, 2019

Multi-genre fan convention. . .

AniMinneapolis

Minneapolis, MN, USA

May 24 - 26, 2019

Anime convention. . .

Cherry Capital Comic Con

Acme, MI, USA

May 24 - 26, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

ConQuesT 50

Kansas City, MO, USA

May 24 - 26, 2019

Science fiction and fantasy convention. . .

WisCon 43

Madison, WI, USA

May 24 - 27, 2019

Feminist science fiction convention and conference. . .

Iowa Renaissance Festival & Gathering o’ Celts

Middle Amana, IA, USA

May 25 - Jun 2, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

MediaWest*Con 39

Lansing, MI, USA

May 25 - 28, 2019

Fan-run geek culture convention with a media focus. . .

Gear

Michigan Steam Expo

Pontiac, MI, USA

May 26, 2019

Steampunk festival. . .

Gear

Cog County Faire

Montello, WI, USA

May 30 - Jun 2, 2019

Steampunk gathering. . .

Colossalcon #18

Sandusky, OH, USA

May 30 - June 2, 2019

Anime convention. . .

June

Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival

Eminence, KY, USA

June 1 - July 14, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

WonderFest

Louisville, KY, USA

Jun 1 - 2, 2019

Movie special effects and models. . .

Superman Celebration

Metropolis, IL, USA

Jun 6 - 9, 2019

An annual celebration of the comic book superhero. . .

Gear

Cogs & Corsets: A Steampunk Happening

Bloomington, IL, USA

Jun 7 - 9, 2019

Steampunk gathering. . .

Indy PopCon

Indianapolis, IN, USA

Jun 7 - 9, 2019

Pop culture convention. . .

OMG!con

Owensboro, KY, USA

June 7 - 9, 2019

Anime convention. . .

Oddmall: Riverside Ramble

Canton, OH, USA

Jun 8 - 9, 2019

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

Printers Row Lit Fest

Chicago, IL, USA

Jun 8 - 9, 2019

Literary festival. . .

Siouxland Renaissance Festival

Sioux Falls, SD, USA

June 8 - 9, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

White Hart Renaissance Faire

Hartville, MO, USA

Jun 8 - 23, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Cosplacon

Jefferson City, MO, USA

Jun 13 - 16, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Celtic Fest Ohio

Waynesville, OH, USA

June 14 - 16, 2019

Celtic-themed entertainment. . .

Gear

Mid Michigan Renaissance Festival

Vassar, MI, USA

Jun 15 - 30, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment with one "When Worlds Collide" weekend including steampunk. . .

St. Louis Mighty Con

St Charles, MO, USA

Jun 22 - 23, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Anime Festival Wichita

Wichita, KS, USA

June 28 - 30, 2019

Anime convention. . .

O Comic Con

Council Bluffs, IA, USA

Jun 28 - 30, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

The Vampire Diaries/The Originals Official Convention - Chicago

Rosemont, IL, USA

June 28 - 30, 2019

Pop culture convention. . .

July

Anime Midwest

Rosemont, IL, USA

July 5 - 7, 2019

Anime convention. . .

InConJunction

Indianapolis, IN, USA

July 5 - 7, 2019

Science fiction/fantasy convention. . .

Bristol Renaissance Faire

Kenosha, WI, USA

July 6 - September 2, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

G-Fest XXVI

Rosemont, IL, USA

July 12 - 13, 2019

Japanese monsters convention. . .

Great Lakes Comic Expo - Summer

Clinton Township, MI, USA

Jul 13, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Great Lakes Medieval Faire and Marketplace

Rock Creek, OH, USA

Jul 13 - Aug 18, 2019

Medieval-themed entertainment. . .

Buckeye Comic Con - Summer

Columbus, OH, USA

Jul 14, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair

Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Jul 18 - 21, 2019

Juried art fair. . .

Gear

Diversicon 27

Saint Paul, MN, USA

July 26 - 28, 2019

Science fiction/fantasy convention. . .

Ren In The Glen

Glenwood City, WI, USA

Jul 27 - 28, 2019

Renaissance and medieval-themed entertainment. . .

August

Gen Con Indy

Indianapolis, IN, USA

August 1 - 4, 2019

Gaming convention. . .

Anime-zing!

Davenport, IA, USA

August 2 - 4, 2019

Anime convention. . .

STARFLEET International Conference

St. Louis, MO, USA

Aug 2 - 4, 2019

Business conference for Star Trek fans. . .

World of Faeries Festival

South Elgin, IL, USA

Aug 3 - 4, 2019

Fantasy-themed music, dancing, crafts and other activities. . .

NEO Comic Con

North Olmsted, OH, USA

Aug 4, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Shakopee, MN, USA

August 17 - September 29, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Oddmall: Intergalactic

Alliance, OH, USA

Aug 17, 2019

A "cosmically themed block party. . ."

Wizard World Chicago

Rosemont, IL, USA

August 22 - 25, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

The Midwest Pirate Fest

Papillion, NE, USA

Aug 24 - 25, 2019

Pirate-themed entertainment. . .

Gear

Big River Steampunk Festival

Hannibal, MO, USA

August 30 - September 2, 2019

Steampunk festival. . .

Indiana Comic Con

Indianapolis, IN, USA

August 30 - September 1, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Meta Con

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Aug 30 - Sep 1, 2019

Comic and sci-fi convention. . .

Kansas City Renaissance Festival

Bonner Springs, KS, USA

Aug 31 - Oct 14, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .