Illinois is a hub for anime enthusiasts, with a number of exciting anime conventions taking place throughout the year. Whether you’re a fan of classic anime or more recent series, there’s an event for you in Illinois.
From January to August 2023, fans can attend conventions like Anime-Zap! at the Embassy Suites by Hilton East Peoria Riverfront Hotel & Conference Center, UChi-Con at the University of Chicago, Ida Noyes Hall, Anime Central at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center and Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Fan Expo Chicago at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Anime Magic! at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago, and Kokorokon at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville.
Each convention offers its own unique experience and a chance for fans to connect with others who share their love for anime.
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2023 Anime Cons in Illinois
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|Anime-Zap! 2023||January 6-8, 2023||Embassy Suites by Hilton East Peoria Riverfront Hotel & Conference Center|
East Peoria, IL
|UChi-Con 2023||January 28, 2023||University of Chicago, Ida Noyes Hall|
|Anime Central 2023||May 19-21, 2023||Donald E. Stephens Convention Center / Hyatt Regency O’Hare|
|Fan Expo Chicago 2023||August 10-13, 2023||Donald E. Stephens Convention Center|
|Anime Magic! 2023||August 18-20, 2023||Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago / Donald E. Stephens Convention Center|
|Kokorokon 2023||August 25-27, 2023||Gateway Convention Center|