Events at Midwest Winter Festival 2023
We are working hard to bring you a weekend full of content! From panels, to concerts, to guest appearances and vendors!
Learn about events as they are announced by viewing the list below. We will also have a weekend schedule available starting December 1st, so be sure to check back for that when it is released!
Main Events Room
Learn about featured events happening in our Main Events room here.
Additional events may be added to the schedule later on, so be sure to check back on 12/1 when the full schedule is released.
Friday at 2:00pm-2:30pm
Come to the first ever opening ceremonies for Midwest Winter Festival! Here you'll hear more about highlighted events for the weekend, meet the featured guests, get to know some of the amazing convention staff members, and who knows what other surprises we may have for you!
Guest Q&A Panel
Friday at 4:30pm-5:30pm
Ever wanted to ask your favorite voice actor or musician a question? Here is your chance! Come hang with the featured guests as they discuss the various roles they have played, talk about how they got into voice acting, and answer your questions.
E-Gaming & Tabletop Gaming
Learn more about the video game and tabletop game rooms at Midwest Winter Festival.
Tournament information will also be shared below, but if you'd like to host a tournament or teach others a favorite board game please reach out to us!
E-Gaming room hours
Friday 2pm-Midnight, Saturday 10am-Midnight, Sunday 10am-11pm
Our convention owned video game room offers VR, Console, and PC gaming! Our newest additions also include Stepmania and additional PCs for 5v5 tournaments. Interested in helping out in the E-Gaming department or have a tournament you'd like to run? Reach out to us!
Tabletop room hours
Friday at 2:30pm-11:30pm, Saturday10am-Midnight, Sunday 10am-11pm
The tabletop game room is hosted by Dokidokon and it's staff member Emily really knows her stuff! Come check out any of the over 100+ board games or sign up for DnD sessions or 'Let's play' sessions where we teach you how to play some pretty cool board games. Have any games you no longer play and would like to donate to the library? Contact us and for every 3 games donated we will offer you a free weekend badge to either next years Winter Con or Kalamazoo's favorite summer convention, Dokidokon!
We are pleased to present a vendor room where we invite around 100 vendors to come sell their wares.
If you are an Artist or Exhibitor who is interested in vending with us you may fill out either form located near the bottom on the home page here.
Image taken by Manny Revilla at Dokidokon 2022
Friday at 2:00pm-7:00pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-?
VIP Badge holders will get 30 minutes of early access to the vendor room on Saturday.
Who will be vending
See a list of Artists and Exhibitors that will be at Midwest Winter Festival below and click on their icon to view their website.
Something not so new but we are excited to bring back to the convention scene are workshop events!
Workshop events are fan run and are exactly how they sound. These interactive events offer hands-on learning at a low cost.
Wanna host a workshop?
Friday time TBA. Cost TBD
Ever wanted to learn how to sew? This introduction to sewing is the perfect workshop for those interested in sewing and cosplayers looking to create their own costumes.
Ramen: But let's make it gourmet
Friday time TBA. Cost TBD
Do you enjoy eating ramen but want to learn how to spice it up and make it gourmet at home? This workshop event is for the foodie! In this workshop we will not only give a brief history on the famous noodle, but we will show you hands on how to make a delicious bowl of ramen using ingredients that are both easy to get and that you may already have in your own home. You'll not only get to eat some ramen at this workshop, but you'll leave with new recipes and the knowledge to make some of the best gourmet ramen at your own home.
Basics of foam armor for Cosplay
Saturday time TBA. Cost TBD
Come learn the basics of foam and how it can be used for cosplay! We will go over some different types of foam materials, tools of the trade for cutting and securing foam pieces, and you'll get to make your own piece to take home. This is a great workshop for those new to cosplay or those interested in creating various foam props/armor at home.