Upcoming Geek Event List for 2018

I know I’m posting this a little late in the season, as ICC and C2E2 have already passed, but I have been searching for a comprehensive list of all the upcoming cons/faires/geek events for the 2018 season in and around the Indiana area, and sheesh, it is hard to find something complete! Luckily, some of my friends over at the Indiana Cosplayers’ Facebook group have helped me out with lists that they have found/created for this year. So! Taking information that I have gathered from AdrenalineRushKing, IcyGeek, The RenList, The SCA, and GeekingInIndiana, as well as others, I have listed below a bunch of cons/faires/events in and around the Indiana area that you may be interested in! Every event lists the name of the event (links to the official website), what the event has to do with, the dates, the location, and the price of a season pass or weekend pass ticket.

Anything bold is something that D and AJ are considering going to! Happy con-hopping, NERDS!

If you are looking for a specific kind of event, hit CTRL + F and put in one of the keywords below to quickly navigate the list:

  • Comics
  • Furry
  • Horror
  • Anime
  • Ren Faire
  • Gaming
  • Toys
  • Multi
  • SciFi
  • Steampunk

 

 

April Events

Ivy Tech Comic Con – Comics – April 5th – Columbus, IN – N/A prices

Motor City Furry Con – Furry – April 6th to 8th – Novi, MI – $45 3-day

Heroes and Villains Fan Fest – Comics – April 7th and 8th – Rosemont, IL – $90 2-day

Walker Stalker – Horror/Comics – April 7th and 8th – Rosemont, IL – $90 2-day

LexiCon Gaming Convention – Gaming – April 20th to 22nd – Lexington, KY – $45 3-day

X-Trava Con – Comics/Toys – April 22nd – Livonia, MI – $5

Ashville Viking Festival – Ren Faire – April 28th and 29th – Ashville, OH – Free! (Donations accepted!)

 

May Events

Motor City Comic Con – Comics – May 18th to 20th – Novi, MI – $75 3-day

ACEN – Anime – May 18th to 20th – Rosemont, IL – $70 3-day

Cherry Blossom Festival – Anime/Japanese Culture – May 20th – Fort Wayne, IN – Free!

Colossalcon – Multi – May 31st to June 3rd – Sandusky, OH – $57 4-day

 

June Events

Wonderfest – SciFi – June 2nd and 3rd – Louisville, KY – $42 2-day

Magical Realm Fantasy Faire – Ren Faire – June 2nd and 3rd – Steampunk/Ren – Charlotte, MI – $10 2-day

OMG! Con – Anime – June 8th to 10th – Owensboro, KY – $45 3-day

Indy Pop Con – Multi – June 8th to 10th – Indianapolis, IN – $60 3-day

Geek Out 5.0 – Multi – June 8th to 10th – College Corner, OH – $30 3-day

Mid Michigan Ren Faire – Ren Faire – June 9th to July 1st – Vassar, MI – $13

Origins Game Fair – Gaming – June 13th to 17th – Columbus, OH – $70 5-day

Days of the Dead – Horror – June 22nd to 24th – Indianapolis, IN – $75 3-day

Olde English Ren Faire – Ren Faire – June 22nd to 24th – Hanna City, IL – $10

JAFAX – Anime – June 29th to July 1st – Grand Rapids, MI – $503-day

Laffy Con – Comics/Gaming – June 30th to July 1st – Lafayette, IN – N/A prices

 

July Events

InConJunction – Gaming – July 6th to 8th – Indianapolis, IN – $50 3-day

Anime Midwest – Anime – July 6th to 8th – Chicago, IL – $70 3-day

Black Rock Medieval Fest – Ren Faire – July 7th to August 5th – Augusta, MI – $10

Wizard World Columbus – Comics – July 8th to 10th – Columbus, OH – $80 3-day

Motor City Steam Con – Steampunk – July 13th to 18th – Romulus, MI – $75

FrankfortCon – Multi – July 14th – Frankfort, KY – $20

Christian Comic Con – Comics – July 14th – Redford, MI – N/A prices

Great Lakes Medieval Faire – Ren Faire – July 14th to August 19th – Rock Creek, OH – $35 2-day

Dokidokon – Anime – July 27th to 29th – Kalamazoo, MI – $60 3-day

 

August Events

Gen Con – Gaming – August 2nd to 5th – Indianapolis, IN – $110 4-day

World of Faeries Festival – Ren Faire – August 4th and 5th – Elgin, IL – $10

Michigan Comic Con – Comics – August 17th to 19th – Detroit, MI – $60 3-day

Michigan Ren Festival – Ren Faire – August 18th to September 30th – Holly, MI – $75 season pass

Wizard World Chicago – Comics – August 23rd to 26th – Chicago, IL – $95 4-day

MatsuriCon – Anime – August 24th to 26th – Columbus, OH – $60 3-day

Indy Fur Con – Furry – August 24th to 26th – Indianapolis, IN – $30 basic badge

HorrorHound Weekend – Horror – August 24th to 26th – Indianapolis, IN – $50 3-day

Michiana Ren Festival – Ren Faire – August 25th and 26th – South Bend, IN – $12

Indiana Toy and Comic Expo – Comics/Toys – August 26th – Bloomington, IN – $5

Days of the Dead – Horror – August 31st to September 2nd – Louisville, KY – N/A prices

 

September Events

Ohio Renaissance Festival – Ren Faire – September 1st to October 28th – Waynesvill, OH – $60/season pass

Hall of Heroes Comic Con – Multi – September 8th and 9th – Elkhart, IN – N/A prices

Cincinnati Comic Expo – Comics – September 14th to 16th – Cincinnati, OH – $55 3-day

RamenCon – Anime – September 21st to 23rd – South Bend, IN – $40 3-day

FantastiCon – Comics – September 22nd and 23rd – Fort Wayne, IN – $10 2-day

Reformation Ren Faire – Ren Faire – September 23rd to October 8th – Plain City, OH – $5

 

October Events

Indiana Ren Faire – Ren Faire – October 6th and 7th – Noblesville, IN – $28 2-day

Kokomo Con – Multi – October 13th – Kokomo, IN – $10

Rosenvolk German Medieval Fest – Ren Faire – October 20th to 22nd – Ferdinand, IN – N/A prices

 

November Events

Youmacon – Anime – November 1st to 4th – Detroit, MI – $65 3-day

Akron Comicon – Comics – November 4th and 5th – Akron, OH – $15 2-day

Grand Rapids Comic Con – Comics – November 9th to 11th – Grand Rapids, MI – N/A prices

Chicago Pop Culture Con – Multi – November 24th and 25th – St. Charles, IL – $12 2-day

Starbase Indy – SciFi – November 24th to 26th – Indianapolis, IN – $40 3-day

 

 

 

Please Note: Ikasucon is not happening in 2018

 

– A.J.

 

 

 

 

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