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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Upcoming SciFi/Fantasy Conventions near Chicago

Chicago Horror Film Festival [tweet this] Chicago Horror Film Festival website


Sep 22nd-25th 2011 • Portage Theater, Chicago, IL 60641 
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The Chicago Horror Film Festival has become a Chicago institution. With a past that started with the historic 3 Penny Cinema and a future continuing to grow with moving on to new and better venues. What has once started with a simple one day festival to showcase Short Independent Horror films has now become a festival for both feature and short horror films and to be known for seeing many of it’s featured films picked up for distribution.


Conception [tweet this] Conception website


Sep 23rd-25th 2011 • College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137


A fall convention held at the College of DuPage.


Gaming Hoopla [tweet this] Gaming Hoopla website


Sep 23rd-25th 2011 • Johnstown Community Center, Janesville, WI 53546


The Gaming Hoopla will once again be hosting Lee Maile and the Gen Con Games Library!


Official Star Trek Con [tweet this] Official Star Trek Convention website CreationEnt on Twitter Official Star Trek Convention MySpace Official Star Trek Convention Facebook


Sep 30th-Oct 2nd 2011 • Westin O’Hare Hotel, Des Plaines, IL 60018


The Official Convention Celebration of the 45th Anniversary of STAR TREK concludes with our visit to Chicago, one of the true hotbeds of Trek fandom. Join the fun of a full weekend devoted to Gene Roddenberry’s legacy and enjoy the guests, events, and fellow fans from around the globe!


Rock-Con [tweet this] Rock-Con website Rock-Con Facebook


Nov 4th-6th 2011 • Wedgebury Indoor Sports Center, Loves Park, IL 61111


Rock-Con 2011 Game Fair is the Midwest’s premier regional gaming convention. This year we welcome you to celebrate Rock-Con’s 38th anniversary! The convention features historical and fantasy miniature gaming, collectible miniatures, role playing, collectible card and board gaming events covering the entire spectrum of adventure gaming.


WindyCon [tweet this] WindyCon website WindyCon Facebook


Nov 11th-13th 2011 • Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL 60148


The periodic table of science fiction elements


TeslaCon [tweet this] TeslaCon website TeslaCon Facebook


Nov 18th-20th 2011 • The Sheraton of Madison, Madison, WI 53713


TeslaCon is North America’s only full Steampunk Immersion experience. From the moment you enter you will be transported back into the 1880s aboard a huge submarine for your weekend getaway. Join us this year as we embark on our newest voyage with mystery, panels, a grand ball and of course an interactive murder mystery aboard the HMS Trident.


Midwinter Gaming Convention [tweet this] Midwinter Gaming Convention website


Jan 19th-22nd 2012 • Hyatt, Milwaukee, WI 53203


Four days of all things gaming...from RPG’s to CCG’s, Boardgames to Miniatures and especially LARP! There’s something for everyone!


OddCon [tweet this] OddCon website OddCon Facebook


Apr 20th-22nd 2012 • Radisson Hotel, Madison, WI 53719


Oddcon (Odyssey Con 12) is a general interest science fiction convention in Madison WI held every April.


Chicon 7 [tweet this] Chicon 7 website Chicon 7 Facebook

Aug 30th-Sep 3rd 2012 • Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, IL 60601

Chicon 7 is the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, the premier gathering of science fiction authors and fans in the world. Our guests of honor are Mike Resnick (author), Rowena Morrill (artist), Story Musgrave (astronaut), Peggy Rae Sapienza (fan), and Jane Frank (agent), with John Scalzi as toastmaster.

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