The Midwest Media Expo returns for it’s fourth year!

Returning in Spring of 2017 is Metro Detroit’s pop-culture extravaganza: The Midwest Media Expo. M2X is a popular culture event similar to most Comic Conventions, but 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 brings a unique all-ages blend of interactive events, celebrity guest panels, and live musical performances to Metro 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 participate in our wide away of live events, special celebrity panels, tabletop and video gaming. We’re proud to be retuning to Metro Detroit for our third year of this exciting event.

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!

The Midwest Media Expo will take place April 28 – 30 2017 at the Edward Village Michigan Hotel (formerly the Hyatt Regency Dearborn and the Royal Dearborn Convention Hotel & Convention Center) one of our favorite venues from past Youmacon events.

Mark your calendar, because M2X is unlike any comic con you've ever attended.

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Where will the expo take place?

The Midwest Media Expo will be held at the Edward Village Michigan Hotel (formerly the Hyatt Regency Dearborn and the Royal Dearborn Convention Hotel & Convention Center) in Dearborn, Michigan. Beginning at 2:00pm on Friday and lasting until Sunday evening, the Expo will take over the largest hotels in Michigan.

If you’ve been to Youmacon before, this venue might sound familiar as this hotel was the home of Youmacon before it moved to The Renaissance Center and Cobo in 2010.

Visit our location page for more info

What special guests of honor can I expect to see at the Media Expo?
Will there be an extra charge to meet them?

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.

With so much to do how will I navigate it all?

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.

Learn about Midwest Media Expo Tracks

2017 Media Artwork Contest

Midwest Media Expo is looking for artists to design the artwork for the convention program guide and badges worn by all of our attendees for M2X2017!

The winning artist will receive credit on our website, on our social media, and in our program book, as well as Artist Alley space and a 3-Day Badge!

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Midwest Media Expo FAQ

Q: Where will the Midwest Media Expo take place?

A: We are proud to announce that the Midwest Media Expo will take place at The Royal Dearborn Hotel and Convention Center (formerlly the Hyatt Regency).

Q: Is this a one day "just a dealer's room" type of event, or should M2X be a weekend trip?

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.

Q: Is this replacing Youmacon?

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.

Q: This sounds cool... When is it?

A: The Midwest Media Expo will take place starting on Friday, April 28 2017, and last until Sunday, April 30.

Q: Do I have to wear a costume (cosplay)?

A: Costumes are in no way required, but they can be a lot of fun. It's up to you!

Q: What is your refund policy for preregistration?

A: We offer a refund period of purchase up to 7 calendar days from purchase. To request a refund, please email our refunds team.

Q: What if I have a question that isn't answered?

A: Please feel free to ask us any questions you may have by emailing our attendee services team.