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Anime Midwest
Status Active
Genre Anime, Japanese Culture, Video Gaming
Venue Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Stephens Convention Center
Location Rosemont, Illinois
Country United States
First held 2011
Organizer AnimeCon.org
Official website http://www.animemidwest.com/

Anime Midwest is an annual three-day anime convention held during July at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare and Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. The convention is held in the same location as Anime Central.

Programming

The convention typically offers anime screenings, artist room, cosplay masquerade contest, date auction, dealers room, fan panels, formal dance, guest autographs, karaoke, Maid Cafe, rave dances, video game tournaments, and workshops. The convention hosts a free ConSweet with free ramen noodles, rice, oatmeal, and soda for attendees.

History

Anime Midwest moved to the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois for 2013. The convention in 2015 had long registration line waits. Guests Deadlift Lolita, FEMM, Fuki, and Zwei could not attend Anime Midwest in 2019 due to visa issues. Anime Midwest 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Event history

Dates Location Atten. Guests
June 15–17, 2011 Pheasant Run Resort
St. Charles, Illinois
Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, LeetStreet Boys, John Patrick Lowrie, Jamie Marchi, Ellen McLain, Sean Schemmel, and Micah Solusod.
July 6–8, 2012 Wyndham Lisle-Chicago Hotel &
Executive Meeting Center
Lisle, Illinois
Nearly
2,000
Greg Ayres, Martin Billany, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Level Boys, Jamie Marchi, Joel McDonald, Mega Ran, The Pillowcases, Ian Sinclair, and Shinichi Watanabe.
July 5–7, 2013 Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Rosemont, Illinois
5,100 Airship O'Reilly, Dr. Awkward, Orlando Belisle, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Alan Evans, FanService Renji, Quinton Flynn, Todd Haberkorn, Brian Heinz, Steve Horton, Krazy Krow, Rob "Vash" Lewis, Russell Lissau, Lewis Lovhaug, John Patrick Lowrie, Ellen McLain, Midwest Karaoke Madness, Trevor A. Mueller, The Pillowcases, Malcolm Ray, Sleeping Samurai, Spike Spencer, Steam Powered Giraffe, Sonny Strait, Rachel Tietz, Doug Walker, and YTCracker.
July 4–6, 2014 Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Rosemont, Illinois
8,010 Curtis Arnott, Dr. Awkward, Greg Ayres, Orlando Belisle, Johnny Yong Bosch, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, D.C. Douglas, Michelle Ann Dunphy, Eyeshine, Frenchy and the Punk, Scott Frerichs, Caitlin Glass, Brian Heinz, Steve Horton, Akinori Isobe, Brad Jones, Masumi Kano, Nick Landis, Russell Lissau, Lewis Lovhaug, Trevor A. Mueller, Chris Patton, The Pillowcases, Laura Post, Raj Ramayya, Malcolm Ray, Sleeping Samurai, Steam Powered Giraffe, Sonny Strait, Alexis Tipton, V is for Villains, Doug Walker, and YTCracker.
July 3–5, 2015 Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Rosemont, Illinois
10,500 Curtis Arnott, Greg Ayres, Brentalfloss, Chris Cason, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Amber Lee Connors, Nicole de Boer, Emily DeJesus, Robert DeJesus, D.C. Douglas, Caitlynn French, Frenchy and the Punk, Scott Frerichs, Brian Heinz, Steve Horton, Chuck Huber, Anna Ito, Krazy Krow, Nick Landis, Russell Lissau, London Has Fallen, Lewis Lovhaug, David Matranga, Joel McDonald, Mega Ran, Trevor A. Mueller, The Pillowcases, Chris Rager, Raj Ramayya, Blake Shepard, Lawrence Simpson, Spike Spencer, Steam Powered Giraffe, Sonny Strait, Eric Stuart, John Swasey, V is for Villains, Steven Wallace, Billy West, and YTCracker.
July 8–10, 2016 Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Rosemont, Illinois
12,500 Greg Ayres, Zach Callison, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Emily DeJesus, D.C. Douglas, Frenchy and the Punk, Brian Heinz, Chuck Huber, Kid Yuki and the Otakus, Shigeto Koyama, Krazy Krow, Russell Lissau, Lewis Lovhaug, Mega Ran, Trevor A. Mueller, The Pillowcases, Genevieve Simmons, Juliet Simmons, Steam Powered Giraffe, Brooke Stephenson, Sushio, V is for Villains, Hiromi Wakabayashi, Steven Wallace, and YTCracker.
July 7–9, 2017 Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Rosemont, Illinois
14,374 Misako Aoki, Arc Impulse, Greg Ayres, Morgan Berry, Luci Christian, D.C. Douglas, Sandy Fox, Frenchy and the Punk, Brian Heinz, Takafumi Hori, Chuck Huber, Hiroyuki Imaishi, Kid Yuki and the Otakus, Knight of the Round, Shigeto Koyama, Krazy Krow, Lex Lang, Mason Lieberman, Russell Lissau, Lewis Lovhaug, Josh Martin, David Matranga, Mega Ran, Rob Mungle, The Pillowcases, Chris Rager, Molly Searcy, Oscar Seung, Yakov Smirnoff, Steam Powered Giraffe, Dave Trosko, V is for Villains, Hiromi Wakabayashi, Billy West, Yoh Yoshinari, and YTCracker.
July 6-8, 2018 Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Rosemont, Illinois
14,500 (est.) Greg Ayres, Morgan Berry, Luci Christian, Jillian Coglan, Samurai Dan Coglan, D.C. Douglas, Gigi Edgley, Doug Erholtz, Andy Field, Aki Glancy, Brian Heinz, Chuck Huber, Aya Ikeda, Hiroaki Inoue, Kid Yuki and the Otakus, Knight of the Round, Russell Lissau, Lewis Lovhaug, Mega Ran, Trevor A. Mueller, The Pillowcases, Alejandro Saab, Carrie Savage, Molly Searcy, Oscar Seung, Steam Powered Giraffe, Dave Trosko, Gareth West, Greg Wicker, YTCracker, Epic Rap Battles of History, and Gregory Brothers.
July 5-7, 2019 Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, Illinois
Greg Ayres, Steve Blum, Luci Christian, Jillian Coglan, Samurai Dan Coglan, Maile Flanagan, Quinton Flynn, Crispin Freeman, Brian Heinz, IA, Kid Yuki and the Otakus, Krazy Krow, Lia, Russell Lissau, Lewis Lovhaug, Yuri Lowenthal, Margaret McDonald, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Mega Ran, Trevor A. Mueller, Tara Platt, Raj Ramayya, Oscar Seung, Steam Powered Giraffe, Brooke Stephenson, V is for Villains, Vocamerica, and YTCracker.
July 2-4, 2021 Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, Illinois

Collaborations

In 2012 Anime Midwest sponsored a cosplay prom.

Gallery

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