literary

Odyssey Con 17: Forbidden Pasture!

Apr 28th-30th 2017

Madison, WI 53719

80 mi

Odyssey Con is a general interest science fiction convention with a great fan/guest ration and a wide range of activities. Come to the Radisson on Madison WI ’s west side for a great geeky time!

board game, card game, dance, fan, fantasy, roleplaying game, science fiction, star trek, video game, writing, zombie

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anime

Anime Central

May 19th-21st 2017

Des Plaines, IL 60018

71 mi

Anime Central (ACen) is Chicago’s and the Midwest’s largest anime, manga and Japanese popular culture convention. As part of its mission, ACen brings fans together with guests from the Japanese and US sectors of the anime and manga industry, as well as gaming, cinema, and Asian culture personalities. The event includes a huge exhibit hall, a massive video game room, concerts, dances, educational panels and workshops, premiere screenings, autograph sessions, 24-hour video rooms, tabletop gaming and much, much more!

anime, cosplay, costume, furry, geek, manga, video game

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furry

Great Lakes Fur Con Furrywood

May 26th-28th 2017

Holland, MI 49423

93 mi

Great Lakes Fur Con (GLFC) is West Michigan’s premier furry convention, catering to fans of anthropomorphic art, literature, music and costumed performance. All ages welcome!

animation, art, costume, furry, music

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science fiction

WisCon 41

May 26th-29th 2017

Madison, WI 53703

74 mi

World’s first and leading feminist science fiction convention. Encouraging conversations about feminism, gender, race, class, disability.

academic, art, dance, fan, fantasy, feminist, geek, horror, literary, media, science, science fiction, writing

[tweet] WisCon website WisConSF3 on Twitter WisCon Facebook

roleplaying game

Nexus Game Fair

May 26th-29th 2017

Milwaukee, WI 53203

0 mi

Nexus Game Fair is a multi-genre game convention that is bringing summer gaming back to Milwaukee. The Nexus mission is to provide attendees with a full schedule of the best possible events and to ignite the passion for table top gaming in future generations of gamers. Nexus will focus on role-playing, miniature war, board, and collectible / tradable card games.

board game, card game, miniatures, roleplaying game, war game

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animation

JAFAX

Jun 16th-18th 2017

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

114 mi

Japanese Animation, Film, and Art Expo (JAFAX) is the nation’s largest free anime convention. Specifically focused in educating attendees in all aspects of Japanese culture. It is a two day festival with games, contests, entertainment, education and shopping. Each year, guests join us from different parts of the Anime and Japanese cultural industry, to bring this event to you. JAFAX also exists to support uprising artists, giving them an outlet to express themselves to you and our guests. Don’t forget to pick up some pocky from one of our many vendors!

animation, anime, cosplay, free, manga

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vampire

Slay-a-thon

Jun 17th 2017

Chicago, IL 60610

80 mi

Slay-A-Thon is a 12-hour marathon watching some of the best episodes of <em>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</em> and <em>Angel</em>, meeting and laughing with other Whedon fans, and having a great time while simultaneously raising money for the <em>Make-A-Wish Foundation</em>® of Illinois.

fantasy, horror, media, science fiction

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kaiju

G-Fest

Jul 14th-16th 2017

Des Plaines, IL 60018

71 mi

G-FEST is the largest regular gathering of Godzilla and Japanese monster fans in the world. Held each summer, it typically attracts more than 2000 attendees. G-FEST is a family-oriented convention which caters to a wide variety of interests within the kaiju genre. G-FEST features presentations and Q & A sessions by actors and crew from the Japanese Godzilla films, fan presentations on topics of interest, contests and gaming, new and classic kaiju movies, the western world’s largest kaiju-oriented dealers room, and lots of fun and camaraderie.

anime, cosplay, fantasy, horror, kaiju, manga, media, monster, science fiction

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cosplay

SoyCon

Jul 22nd 2017

Schaumburg, IL 60173

68 mi

SoyCon is a large social gathering event ran by hard working fans to bring together a community of cosplayers, anime watchers, manga readers, video gamers, and the alike to share their appreciation, passion, and love of their desired fandom. Our goal is to bring our community together to help socialize, connect, and share similar interests as well as creating memorable moments and hopefully possibly new friends too.

anime, cosplay, manga, video game

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academic

GLS 12

Aug 17th-19th 2017

Madison, WI 53715

75 mi

The GLS PL Summit promotes professional development opportunities to celebrate and deepen educators’ use of games in various educational settings, and fosters collaboration among teachers, designers, researchers and others throughout the elementary to higher education continuum.

academic, board game, video game

[tweet] GLS website GLScenter on Twitter GLS Facebook

anime

Kogan Con

Jul 20th-21st 2018

Grand Haven, MI 49417

87 mi

First Annual Kogan Con at the Grand Haven Community Center! Kogan Con is a convention run by fans for fans of Japanese animation, manga (Comic), videogames and all around “nerdy” culture. See our programming page for descriptions of our events.

anime, cosplay, geek, manga

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