What is Anime Midwest?

July 7 - 9, 2017

Anime Experience

Experience the love and wonder of anime with countless vendors, cosplayers, and creators.

Music Festival

Enjoy amazing, heart-stopping concert performances, nerdcore music, and dance events.

Guest Meeting

Meet some of the most creative, influential, and cool people in the anime industry.

Robot Uprising

Look, some of our guests are robots. And that's okay. Robots are people too.

Fan-Run Con

Hell, you can run some of these events. Do it. It'll be fun. Go wild. ** Not too wild.

Swordsmanship Demos

See cool demonstrations of Samurai swords and ancient sword-fighting techniques.

DC Douglas

He's always here. Pretty damn cool guy.

A Big Stage

Our Grand Stage is pretty enormous and can support some amazing musical acts.

Fan Experience

Get close to your favorite performers, buy signed merch and get stuff autographed.

Free Autographs

Autographs are free. See, our guests can't even afford sleeves. They love you that much.

Exhibit Hall

Massive exhibit hall selling everything anime, comic books, sci-fi, gaming, and nerdy.

Gaming Event

Compete in video game tournaments, win prizes, make friends, and show your skills.

Sports Club

See all those sports uniforms? Yes. We've got all kinds of sports represented here.

Overexcited Swordsman

See that guy? That's Samurai Dan. Why does his wife let him play with sharp stuff?

Medieval Hospital

We're so concerned about your health we've got these needles. Get your flu shot here.

Well Mixed

The audio at our major events is usually mastered by people who know what they're doing.

Great Photographers

Our photographers, like Rick Drew Photography, take amazing photos throughout the event.

Furry Friends

Fans wear costumes of all types, and furry friends have some pretty cool fursuits.

Big Celebration

Celebrate all the amazing reasons to be a nerd, be an anime fan, and be at Anime Midwest.

Fairy Party

Cosplay whatever you want. Look, here are some fairies. If only I could fly man. If only.

Butlers and Maids

Treat yourself to AnimeCon.org's maid cafe to get the truest royalty experience.

Playing DDR

Come play DDR until you drop. Okay, don't drop. But you can play for free. No coins needed.


Sing your favorite songs and show off with your friends and have a good time.

Ramen Noodles

We provide you unlimited all you can eat instant ramen. Because we care.


Get a dealer booth or an artist table and sell awesome stuff to this awesome crowd.

Soda Indulgence

Drink way too much soda to stay hyped up all weekend. Then drink water too, please.

You Selected

You being selected for something. We're pointing in the audience to you. Come up.

Mushroom Hunt

A great big mushroom hunt. Find mushrooms to get an extra life. Don't eat purples.

Rising Event

An event that is always rising, pointed up. See, look. Always pointing up.

Wa! Party

Forget Mario, this is more a Wario / Waluigi type of party event.

Understand what Anime Midwest is now?

Click here to get your tickets.

Still don't understand?

An AnimeCon.org convention.