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Events - Midwest

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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February

Capricon 43

Chicago, IL, USA

Feb 2 - 5, 2023

Science fiction convention. . .

Anime Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI, USA

Feb 3 - 5, 2023

Anime convention. . .

QuadCon - Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

Feb 5, 2023

Pop culture expo. . .

QuadCon - Burlington

West Burlington, IA, USA

Feb 11, 2023

Pop culture expo. . .

QuadCon - Peoria

Peoria, IL, USA

Feb 18 - 19, 2023

Anime Crossroads

Plainfield, IN, USA

Feb 24 - 26, 2023

Anime convention. . .

Great Lakes Comic Convention

Warren, MI, USA

Feb 24 - 25, 2023

Comic, toy, and collectible expo. . .

Oddmall: Expedition Elsewhere

Akron, OH, USA

Feb 25, 2023

Artisan market...

QuadCon - Eau Claire

Eau Claire, WI, USA

Feb 25 - 26, 2023

Pop culture expo. . .

March

CincyCon 2023

Hamilton, OH, USA

Mar 3 - 5, 2023

Gaming convention. . .

PeoriaCon

Peoria, IL, USA

Mar 4 - 5, 2023

Pop culture convention. . .

QuadCon - Omaha

Omaha, NE, USA

Mar 4 - 5, 2023

Gateway FurMeet

St. Louis, MO, USA

Mar 10 - 12, 2023

Furry convention. . .

MarsCon 2023

Bloomington, MN, USA

Mar 10 - 12, 2023

Science fiction and fantasy convention. . .

FantastiCon - Toledo

Toledo, OH, USA

Mar 11 - 12, 2023

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

QuadCon - Davenport

Davenport, IA, USA

Mar 11 - 12, 2023

Pop culture expo. . .

Planet Comicon, Kansas City

Kansas City, MO, USA

Mar 17 - 19, 2023

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

QuadCon - Rochester

Rochester, MN, USA

Mar 18 - 19, 2023

Lexington Comic & Toy Convention

Lexington, KY, USA

Mar 23 - 26, 2023

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

EvilleCon

Evansville, IN, USA

Mar 24 - 26, 2023

Anime convention. . .

Fan Expo Cleveland

Cleveland, OH, USA

Mar 24 - 26, 2023

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

WillowCon

Wayne, NE, USA

Mar 24 - 26, 2023

Student-run fan convention. . .

QuadCon - St. Charles

St Charles, MO, USA

Mar 26, 2023

CabbageCon

Columbus, OH, USA

Mar 30 - Apr 2, 2023

"An Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra fan convention. . ."

Beacon Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA

Mar 31 - Apr 2, 2023

Immersive fan event. . .

C2E2: Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo

Chicago, IL, USA

Mar 31 - Apr 2, 2023

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

April

Gear

13 Gears: An Eclectic Steampunk Event

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Apr 1 - 2, 2023

Steampunk gathering. . .

QuadCon - Des Moines

Urbandale, IA, USA

Apr 1 - 2, 2023

Pop culture expo. . .

Anime Detour

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Apr 7 - 9, 2023

Anime convention. . .

Minicon 56

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Apr 7 - 9, 2023

Science fiction and fantasy convention. . .

QuadCon - Madison

Madison, WI, USA

Apr 8 - 9, 2023

Pop culture expo. . .

Gear

Chicago Steampunk Exposition

Schaumburg, IL, USA

Apr 14 - 16, 2023

A steampunk con from the founder of the International Steampunk Symposium. . .

Kanpai!Con

Omaha, NE, USA

Apr 14 - 16, 2023

Anime convention. . .

Quad Cities Comic Con

Davenport, IA, USA

Apr 15 - 16, 2023

Pop culture convention. . .

QuadCon - St. Cloud

St. Cloud, MN, USA

Apr 15 - 16, 2023

Anime St. Louis

Saint Charles, MO, USA

Apr 21 - 23, 2023

Anime convention. . .

Oz-Con

West Plains, MO, USA

Apr 28 - 30, 2023

Gaming, cosplay, and anime convention. . .

May

DemiCon

Urbandale, IA, USA

May 5 - 7, 2023

Science fiction and fantasy convention. . .

Heroicon

Decatur, IL, USA

May 5 - 7, 2023

Tabletop games convention. . .

Indiana Comic Con

Indianapolis, IN, USA

May 5 - 7, 2023

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Oddmall: Inside Out

Akron, OH, USA

May 13, 2023

Artisan market with live entertainment and more...

Geekway to the West

Saint Charles, MO, USA

May 18 - 21, 2023

Board game convention. . .

Anime Central

Rosemont, IL, USA

May 19 - 21, 2023

Anime convention. . .

Motor City Comic Con

Novi, MI, USA

May 19 - 21, 2023

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Gear

Time Traveler's Convention Spring Faire

Quincy, IL, USA

May 19 - 21, 2023

Steampunk gathering from the organizer of the Big River Steampunk Festival. . .

Fargo CoreCon

Fargo, ND, USA

May 25 - 28, 2023

Multi-genre fan convention. . .

AniMinneapolis

Minneapolis, MN, USA

May 26 - 28, 2023

Anime convention. . .

Marcon 2023

Columbus, OH, USA

May 26 - 28, 2023

Science fiction and fantasy convention. . .

Naka-Kon

Overland Park, KS, USA

May 26 - 28, 2023

Anime convention. . .

WisCon 46

Madison, WI, USA

May 26 - 29, 2023

Science fiction convention and conference with a feminist focus. . .