The Midwest Media Expo is a popular culture event similar to most Comic Conventions. Instead of focusing on only comics, the Midwest Media Expo is a celebration of all popular media, including: Animation, Television, Film, Literature, Video Games, Tabletop Gaming, Comics, and Internet Culture. The Midwest Media Expo will bring a unique all-ages blend of interactive events, celebrity guest panels, and live musical performances to Downtown Detroit.
In 2005 we created our first event, Youmacon, with the goal to produce a fan convention WE would want to attend. All of our events offer the very best in engaging special guests, interactive live events, free–to–play video game rooms, and high–quality fan created programming.
Ten years later, we expanded our vision to include the first Midwest Media Expo, which brought nearly 2,500 fans to the Renaissance Center to participate in our wide away of live events, special celebrity panels, tabletop and video gaming, and much more.
For the low admission price of either a one-day or a 3-day weekend pass, we offer our attendees admission to every one of our special events, the exhibitor hall, artist alley, special celebrity guest panels, musical events, and more!
Mark your calendar, because April 10 - 12 will be unlike any fan convention you've ever attended.
The Midwest Media Expo will be held at the 72 story Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, in the heart of Downtown Detroit. Beginning at 2:00pm on Friday and lasting until Sunday evening, the Expo will take over the tallest hotel in the western hemisphere.
The GM Renaissance Center is not only the world headquarters of General Motors, but is also a 'city within a city', featuring an assortment of shops, restaurants, a police station, and even a movie theatre. Once you arrive at the convention, you will find that you don't need to leave.
Since our first event in 2005, we have taken pride in only bringing fun and engaging guests to our events, rather then big names from 30 years ago, and we fully intend to continue with this philosophy. You can expect some of your favorite actors, artists, internet personalities, authors, musicians, and much more at the Midwest Media Expo. A few fan favorites from our other events may also turn up.
We've got you covered. For the Midwest Media Expo our schedule will be divided into categories, or 'tracks' to help you navigate what you're interested in. Our online schedule will be available by desktop, laptop, netbook, tablet, smartphone, or tricorder.
Think of a 'Track' as a category for our events. Right now we have 6 Tracks: Film, Fandoms, Comics, Cosplay, Video Games, and Tabletop Games – each with their own guests and content. It is completely possible to have a wonderful weekend by simply building your schedule around one track or interest, a combination of 2 or 3, or the full schedule of all tracks. It's up to you.
A: We are proud to announce that the Midwest Media Expo will take place at The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, the center of Downtown Detroit.
A: It's what you choose to make of it. All of our one-day attendees will have full access to our huge exhibitor room, interactive live events, celebrity and attendee panels, and gaming rooms for the day they purchased - but we feel the real magic comes from spending the weekend downtown and taking advantage of our 24-hour programming. We have contracted with several downtown hotels to ensure a comfortable weekend stay for our attendees.
A: Absolutely not. Youmacon and the Midwest Media Expo will exist side-by-side as sister events. Youmacon will be held annually during the first weekend of November, while the Midwest Media Expo will occur annually in the Spring.
A: The Midwest Media Expo will take place starting on Friday, April 10 2014, and last until Sunday, April 12.
A: Costumes are in no way required, but they can be a lot of fun. It's up to you!
A: We offer a refund period of purchase up to 7 calendar days from purchase. To request a refund, please email our refunds team.
A: Please feel free to ask us any questions you may have by emailing our attendee services team.