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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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November

Gear

Dickens Victorian Village

Cambridge, OH, USA

Nov 1, 2019 - Jan 1, 2020

Dickens-themed entertainment. . .

Kentucky Book Festival

Lexington, KY, USA

Nov 10 - 16, 2019

Literary festival. . .

Gear

TeslaCon: Murder on the Orient Express

Middleton, WI, USA

Nov 14 - 17, 2019

Immersive steampunk convention. . .

Windycon 2019

Lombard, IL, USA

Nov 15 - 17, 2019

Science fiction/fantasy convention. . .

GalaxyCon Louisville

Louisville, KY, USA

Nov 22 - 24, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Buckeye Comic Con - Fall

Columbus, OH, USA

Nov 24, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Gear

Chicago TARDIS

Lombard, IL, USA

Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2019

Doctor Who convention. . .

Gear

Dickens Village Festival

Garrison, ND, USA

Nov 29 - Dec 14, 2019

Dickens-themed entertainment. . .

Starbase Indy

Indianapolis, IN, USA

Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2019

Star Trek convention. . .

Chicago Pop Culture Convention

St. Charles, IL, USA

Nov 30 - Dec 1, 2019

Multi-genre convention, including steampunk. . .

December

Jim and Dan Comic and Toy Show

Dayton, OH, USA

Dec 1, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Gear

A Dickens Christmas Festival

Eminence, KY, USA

Dec 7 - 15, 2019

Victorian-themed holiday entertainment. . .

Oddmall: Chrishanukwanzmadan

Canton, OH, USA

Dec 7 - 8, 2019

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

Great Lakes Comic Expo - Holiday

Madison Heights, MI, USA

Dec 14, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

January

Anime-ZAP!

East Peoria, IL, USA

Jan 3 - 5, 2020

Anime convention. . .

Evercon

Rothschild, WI, USA

Jan 10 - 12, 2020

Gaming convention. . .

Ohayocon 20

Columbus, OH, USA

Jan 10 - 12, 2020

Anime convention. . .

ConFusion

Novi, MI, USA

Jan 16 - 19, 2020

Science fiction and fantasy convention. . .

Uchi-Con 2020

Chicago, IL, USA

Jan 25, 2020

Free anime convention. . .

February

Kanpai!Con

Omaha, NE, USA

Feb 7 - 9, 2020

Anime convention. . .

Milwaukee Comic Con

West Allis, WI, USA

Feb 8, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Capricon 40

Wheeling, IL, USA

Feb 13 - 16, 2020

Science fiction convention. . .

Anime Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI, USA

Feb 14 - 16, 2020

Anime convention. . .

Gear

13 Gears: An Eclectic Steampunk Event

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Feb 15 - 16, 2020

Steampunk gathering. . .

NWI Comic-Con

Schererville, IN, USA

Feb 15, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Anime Crossroads

Indianapolis, IN, USA

Feb 21 - 22, 2020

Anime convention. . .

Great Lakes Comic Convention

Warren, MI, USA

Feb 21 - 22, 2020

Comic, toy, and collectible expo. . .

Michigan State University Comics Forum

East Lansing, MI, USA

Feb 21 - 22, 2020

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

C2E2: Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo

Chicago, IL, USA

Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

MarsCon 2020

Bloomington, MN, USA

Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2020

Science fiction and fantasy convention. . .

March

Louisville Arcade Expo

Louisville, KY, USA

Mar 6 - 8, 2020

Gaming convention. . .

Wizard World Cleveland

Cleveland, OH, USA

Mar 6 - 8, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

The Big Muddy Mini Maker Faire

St. Joseph, MO, USA

Mar 7, 2020

DIY and invention showcase. . .

Gear

Geneva Steam Convention

Delavan, WI, USA

Mar 13 - 15, 2020

Steampunk gathering. . .

Naka-Kon 2020

Overland Park, KS, USA

Mar 13 - 15, 2020

Anime convention. . .

FantastiCon - Toledo

Toledo, OH, USA

Mar 14 - 15, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Cleveland Comic, Card and Nostalgia Show

Westlake, OH, USA

Mar 15, 2020

Comic book expo. . .

Animatic Con

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Mar 20 - 22, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Cleveland ConCoction

Aurora, OH, USA

Mar 20 - 22, 2020

Science fiction, fantasy and gaming convention. . .

EvilleCon

Evansville, IN, USA

Mar 20 - 22, 2020

Anime convention. . .

HorrorHound Weekend

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Mar 20 - 22, 2020

Horror convention. . .

Planet Comicon, Kansas City

Kansas City, MO, USA

Mar 20 - 22, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Gear

International Steampunk Symposium

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Mar 27 - 29, 2020

Steampunk convention. . .

Animarathon

Bowling Green, OH, USA

Mar 28 - 29, 2020

Anime convention. . .

April

Anime Detour

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Apr 3 - 5, 2020

Anime convention. . .

Motor City Furry Con

Southfield, MI, USA

Apr 3 - 5, 2020

For fans of anthropomorphic fictional characters. . .

Bluewater International Comic-Con

Port Huron, MI, USA

Apr 4 - 5, 2020

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

ConGlomeration

Louisville, KY, USA

Apr 10 - 12, 2020

Multi-genre geek culture convention. . .

Minicon 55

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Apr 10 - 12, 2020

Science fiction and fantasy convention. . .

Greater St. Louis Book Fair

Ballwin, MO, USA

Apr 16 - 19, 2020

Book sales. . .