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Anthrocon

Anthrocon’s 22nd annual convention will celebrate anthropomorphics, which are humanlike animal characters, such as have fascinated mankind since the dawn of human imagination.

We are a collection of artists, animators, writers, costumers, puppeteers… and just everyday fans who enjoy cartoon animals and their kin.

Ragnarok XXXIII

Ragnarok is Dagorhir’s famous annual battle event. For one week each year, the Chapters of Dagorhir from around the country gather to face each other on the battlefield, and share in the enjoyment of the hobby and its many aspects. Whether your desire is to test your mettle on the field of battle, share your artistic talents, learn from the experiences of other Dagorhirrim, or socialize your evening away by the campfire, these and many other activities can be found throughout the week at Ragnarok.

When you step into Ragnarok, you leave behind the real world and enter a world where warrior maidens and grizzled veterans fight side by side with elves, orcs, ancient Romans, rangers of the wild, undead and anything else you might find in the medieval fantasy genre. Ragnarok is a living, breathing celebration of Tolkein’s works and the history of the dark ages.

Anime Central

Anime Central (ACen) is the largest anime, manga and Japanese popular culture convention in Chicago and the Midwest. ACen happens once a year in the Spring (around April or May) less than 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, in Rosemont, IL.

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!

Awesome Con

Awesome Con is Washington DC’s Comic Con! Awesome Con is a celebration of geek culture, bringing over 70,000 fans together with their favorite stars from across comics, movies, television, toys, games, and more! And just like DC, we’re smart, family-friendly, and inclusive – as Awesome Con is home to:

Future Con, an area of Awesome Con exploring where science and science fiction meet – created with the Smithsonian!
Awesome Con Jr, an all-ages destination for the next generation of fans
Pride Alley, a celebration of queer creators and fans curated by GeeksOUT

Anime Midwest

Anime Midwest is a three-day anime con with tons of anime events, organized by fans for fans. We have lots of cosplay events, several anime screenings, free Mt. Dew for all congoers, lots of panels, video game events, and a lot more. Our Chicago anime con will bring together thousands of fans to celebrate Japanese animation, and some other fandoms, over a three-day-long weekend.