There are lots of convention lists out there but I’m creating this one as a list of well-run conventions in the immediate Chicago/Rosemont area. This list will be limited to conventions I have researched and feel are worth attending.
This post is to help shed some light on what exactly goes into putting on a fan-run convention. Now, I won’t go into the nitty gritty details (some of which is only meant to be known by staff, some of which differs greatly by convention), but just speak in general terms. I feel like a lot of people think staff
Anime Central is the Midwest’s largest anime convention, held annually in mid-May in Rosemont, Illinois. With over 30,000 people and tons of programming, you’re guaranteed to meet new people and have fun!
Chicago TARDIS is a long-running Doctor Who-focused convention held in Lombard, IL, over Thanksgiving weekend. The convention will be celebrating its 20th year in 2019!
So you want to attend a convention? That’s great! Nowadays there are so many different fun conventions of all different types to choose from. There’s anime cons, entertainment cons, fandom-specific cons, literature cons, and everything else under the sun. This guide will cover the differences between types of conventions, how to gather the information you need to make a decision