anime

Anime Central

May 19th-21st 2017

Des Plaines, IL 60018

105 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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science fiction

WisCon 41

May 26th-29th 2017

Madison, WI 53703

1 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

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roleplaying game

Nexus Game Fair

May 26th-29th 2017

Milwaukee, WI 53203

75 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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kaiju

G-Fest

Jul 14th-16th 2017

Des Plaines, IL 60018

105 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

98 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

0 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

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