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Anime Midwest
Status Active
Genre Anime, Japanese Culture, Video Gaming
Venue Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Location(s) Rosemont, Illinois
Country United States
Inaugurated 2011
Website
http://www.animemidwest.com/

Anime Midwest is an annual three day anime convention held over the fourth of July weekend at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois celebrating Japanese animation, video games, and music[1], most recently held July 4-6, 2014[2] with 8,000 people attending. Events at the convention include anime screenings, video game tournaments, vendors and artists, a ConSweet with free ramen and soda,[3] guest panels, tournaments[4] concerts,[5] cosplay[6] and cosplay competitions,[7] fan discussion panels, and many other events typically found at an anime convention.[8] Notably, Anime Midwest was the first convention to feature Ellen McLain of Portal as a guest, including her singing a live cover of Want You Gone and Still Alive. [9] [10][11]

Programming[edit]

The convention typically offers anime screenings, artist room, cosplay masquerade contest, date auction, dealers room, fan panels, formal dance, guest autographs, karaoke, rave dances, video game tournaments, and workshops.[12][13][14] The convention offers free Ramen, Rice, and Pepsi products to attendees.[15][6] The convention brings together TV shows, movies, video games and other aspects of Japanese culture,[16] and is held in the same location as ACen.[17]

History[edit]

The convention moved to the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois for 2013.

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
June 15–17, 2011[18] Pheasant Run Resort
St. Charles, Illinois
Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, LeetStreet Boys, John Patrick Lowrie, Jamie Marchi, Ellen McLain, Sean Schemmel, and Micah Solusod.[19]
July 6–8, 2012[20][16] Wyndham Lisle-Chicago Hotel & Executive Meeting Center
Lisle, Illinois
Nearly
2,000[14]
Greg Ayres, Martin Billany, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Level Boys, Jamie Marchi, Joel McDonald, Mega Ran, The Pillowcases, Ian Sinclair, and Shinichi Watanabe.[21]
July 5-7, 2013[22][23][24] Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Rosemont, Illinois
5000+ Airship O'Reilly, Dr. Awkward, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Alan Evans, FanService Renji, Quinton Flynn, Todd Haberkorn, Steve Horton, Rob "Vash" Lewis, Russell Lissau, Lewis Lovhaug, John Patrick Lowrie, Ellen McLain, Trevor A. Mueller, The Pillowcases, Sleeping Samurai, Spike Spencer, Steam Powered Giraffe, Sonny Strait, Doug Walker, and YTCracker.[25][26]
July 4-6, 2014[27] Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Rosemont, Illinois
8000+
July 3-5, 2015[28] Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Rosemont, Illinois

Collaborations[edit]

In 2012 Anime Midwest sponsored an cosplay prom.[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ANIME FANS HEAD TO ROSEMONT FOR MIDWEST CONVENTION (TV)". ABC 7 News. Archived from the original on 2014-07-05. 
  2. ^ "15 things to do with your kids this week: July 2-8". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on 2014-07-03. 
  3. ^ Soulcrash Ron. "SoulCrash Ron goes to Anime Midwest 2012". ScrewAttack. 
  4. ^ "Anime Midwest Convention Coverage". Figure.FM. 
  5. ^ Eric. "Anime Midwest Is Coming!". The Pullbox. 
  6. ^ a b Lauren "Troppy". "Yarr, Clonk, Bang! Photos from Anime Midwest". ChicagoNow. 
  7. ^ John Collins. "Exerpts from the Masquerade at Anime Midwest 2011". WeirdReview. 
  8. ^ "Anime Midwest Events". Anime Midwest. 
  9. ^ John Collins. "GLaDOS Sings at Anime Midwest 2011 in Chicago, Illinois". WeirdReview. 
  10. ^ "Enjoy A Portal Song, Sung by Two Valve Voice-Over Greats". Kotaku. 
  11. ^ "GLaDOS' Real-Life Counterpart Sings "Want You Gone" from Portal 2". Escapist Magazine. 
  12. ^ "Anime Midwest to Host Excel Saga's Shinichi Watanabe". Anime News Network. 
  13. ^ "Anime Midwest Presents Steam Powered Giraffe in 2013". Anime News Network. 
  14. ^ a b Steve Jurkovic. "PHOTOS: Best Dressed at Anime Midwest". Patch.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "patch" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  15. ^ "Chicago Anime Con Announces 2013 Musical Lineup". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  16. ^ a b "Anime Midwest in Rosemont home to the fantastical". Daily Herald. Archived from the original on 2014-07-06.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "dailyherald" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  17. ^ Hortillo, Yvonne. "A Tale of Two Conventions". The Filipino American Community Builder. 
  18. ^ "Anime Midwest 2011". UpcomingCons.com. 
  19. ^ "Anime Midwest 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  20. ^ "Anime Midwest 2012". UpcomingCons.com. 
  21. ^ "Anime Midwest 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  22. ^ "3rd Annual Anime Midwest Convention this weekend". WGN. Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  23. ^ "Anime Convention in Rosemont". 2013-07-07. ABC.  Unknown parameter |status= ignored (help); Missing or empty |series= (help)
  24. ^ "Anime Midwest 2013". UpcomingCons.com. 
  25. ^ "Anime Midwest 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  26. ^ "Anime Midwest to Sell Out". Anime News Network. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  27. ^ "Anime Midwest 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  28. ^ "Anime Midwest 2015 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  29. ^ Lauren "Troppy" (2012-07-06). "This GEEKend: Anime Midwest, Nerdologues, and Cosplay for Charity". Chicago, IL: Chicago Tribune. ChicagoNow. 12:20pm CST. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 

External links[edit]

Anime conventions in North America

Category:Anime conventions Category:Recurring events established in 2011 Category:2011 establishments in Illinois Category:Annual events in the United States Category:Conventions in the United States Category:Illinois culture Category:Festivals in Illinois Category:Tourist attractions in Cook County, Illinois