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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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March

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 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. . .

Gear

Big River Steampunk Spring Faire

Hannibal, MO, USA

Mar 30 - 31, 2019

An indoor event from the organizers of the Big River Steampunk Festival . . .

Bluewater International Comic-Con

Port Huron, MI, USA

Mar 30, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Indiana Pirate Festival

Mishawaka, IN, USA

Mar 30, 2019

Pirate-themed entertainment. . .

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. . .

Junk Bonanza Minneapolis - Spring

Shakopee, MN, USA

Apr 11 - 13, 2019

Antique show and flea market. . .

Star Wars Celebration

Chicago, IL, USA

Apr 11 - 15, 2019

A large convention for Star Wars fans. . .

Motor City Furry Con

Southfield, MI, USA

Apr 12 - 14, 2019

For fans of anthropomorphic fictional characters. . .

Supernatural Official Convention - Chicago

Rosemont, IL, USA

April 12 - 14, 2019

Pop culture convention. . .

Gear

Brolleys & Trolleys: Steampunk Pub Crawl Spring 2019

Milwaukee, WI, USA

Apr 13, 2019

A steampunk pub crawl in Milwaukee. . .

Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Apr 13, 2019

DIY and invention showcase. . .

Great Plains Renaissance Festival

Wichita, KS, USA

Apr 13 - 14, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

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. . .

Cape Comic Con

Cape Girardeau, MO, USA

Apr 26 - 28, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Oz-Con

West Plains, MO, USA

Apr 26 - 28, 2019

Gaming, cosplay and anime convention. . .

Gear

Central Missouri Renaissance Festival

Kingdom City, MO, USA

Apr 27 - May 5, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment with one "Time Travelers" weekend. . .

Chicago Civil War Show - Spring

Wheaton, IL, USA

Apr 27, 2019

Civil War memorabilia. . .

ComicCard Comic Convention

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Apr 27, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Dayton Book Expo

Dayton, OH, USA

Apr 27, 2019

Literary festival. . .

Gem City Comic Con

Dayton, OH, USA

Apr 27 - 28, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Nebraska Renaissance Faire

Elkhorn, NE, USA

Apr 27 - 28, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Ohioana Book Festival

Columbus, OH, USA

Apr 27, 2019

Literary festival. . .

Gear

Ratha Con

Athens, OH, USA

April 27, 2019

Regional pop culture and comic book convention. . .

May

Greater St. Louis Book Fair

Ballwin, MO, USA

May 2 - 5, 2019

Book sales. . .

Gear

DemiCon 30

Urbandale, IA, USA

May 3 - 5, 2019

Science fiction and fantasy convention. . .

Penguicon 2019

Southfield, MI, USA

May 3 - 5, 2019

Science fiction convention. . .

Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird

Akron, OH, USA

May 4 - 5, 2019

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

Gear

StokerCon

Grand Rapids, MI, USA

May 9 - 12, 2019

Horror writers' conference. . .

Great American Book Festival

Rapid City, SD, USA

May 10 - 11, 2019

Literary festival. . .

Marcon 54

Columbus, OH, USA

May 10 - 12, 2019

Science fiction and fantasy convention. . .

Visioncon

Springfield, MO, USA

May 10 - 12, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Anime Central

Rosemont, IL, USA

May 17 - 19, 2019

Anime convention. . .

Motor City Comic Con

Novi, MI, USA

May 17 - 19, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Janesville Renaissance Faire

Janesville, WI, USA

May 18 - 19, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

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. . .