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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

Penguicon 2019

Southfield, MI, USA

May 3 - 5, 2019

Science fiction convention. . .

Gear

StokerCon

Grand Rapids, MI, USA

May 9 - 12, 2019

Horror writers' conference. . .

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. . .

AniMinneapolis

Minneapolis, MN, USA

May 24 - 26, 2019

Anime 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. . .

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. . .

Gear

Cogs & Corsets: A Steampunk Happening

Bloomington, IL, USA

Jun 7 - 9, 2019

Steampunk gathering. . .

OMG!con

Owensboro, KY, USA

June 7 - 9, 2019

Anime convention. . .

Siouxland Renaissance Festival

Sioux Falls, SD, USA

June 8 - 9, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Celtic Fest Ohio

Waynesville, OH, USA

June 14 - 16, 2019

Celtic-themed entertainment. . .

Anime Festival Wichita

Wichita, KS, USA

June 28 - 30, 2019

Anime 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. . .

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. . .

August

Gen Con Indy

Indianapolis, IN, USA

August 1 - 4, 2019

Gaming convention. . .

Anime-zing!

Davenport, IA, USA

August 2 - 4, 2019

Anime convention. . .

Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Shakopee, MN, USA

August 17 - September 29, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Wizard World Chicago

Rosemont, IL, USA

August 22 - 25, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

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. . .

Kansas City Renaissance Festival

Bonner Springs, KS, USA

Aug 31 - Oct 14, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

September

Gear

Ohio River Sternwheel Festival

Marietta, OH, USA

Sep 6 - 8, 2019

This festival celebrates the riverboat heritage of the Marietta area. . .

ScareFest

Lexington, KY, USA

Sep 12 - 15, 2019

Horror convention. . .

Ramencon

South Bend, IN, USA

September 20 - 22, 2019

Anime convention. . .

Cartoon Crossroads

Columbus, OH, USA

Sep 26 - 29, 2019

Cartoon arts festival. . .

Gear

Chicago Steampunk Exposition

Rosemont, IL, USA

September 27 - 29, 2019

A new steampunk con from the producer of the International Steampunk Symposium. . .

SÕL-CON: The Brown and Black Comix Expo

Columbus, OH, USA

Sep 27 - 29, 2019

Comic book convention. . .

October

Archon 43

Collinsville, IL, USA

Oct 4 - 6, 2019

Science fiction/fantasy convention. . .

November

Gear

TeslaCon: Murder on the Orient Express

Middleton, WI, USA

Nov 14 - 17, 2019

Immersive steampunk convention. . .