LoL Tournament Results

Congratulations to the BlitzcranksBigShanks, the winners of Midwest Media

Expo's first annual Midwest Championship. Their League of Legends match against Team We Jicca was epic. Look forward to participating next year in the Midwest Championship and join the ranks of the BlitzcranksBigShanks, the 2015 Midwest Media Champions


We will be taking online appointments before the convention. E-mail to schedule your 10 minute judging appointment before con or do so during the convention. Judging to take place in the Michelangelo on the 4th floor of the renaissance center.

Judging Times:

Friday: 4pm- 8PM

Saturday: 10AM-12:30PM

Midwest Media Expo Friday Night: Fantasy Ball

Come join us at our fantastical event, the Fantasy Ball! It will be fantastic! Enjoy an evening of dancing and ballroom music in a wonderful fantasy-themed event.

This event is free to attend to all convention attendees! You must present your convention badge at the door and all attendees are required to wear formal OR fantasy attire for entry into this event.

Examples of what is appropriate for the fantasy ball:

  • Tuxedos
  • Suits
  • Ballgowns
  • Cocktail Dresses
  • Prom Dresses
  • Respectable Military Attire
  • Kimonos
  • Lolita
  • Victorian outfits
  • Formal Steam Punk
  • Mystical Creatures (Fairy, werewolves, dryads, dragons, etc.)
  • Medieval attire (Royalty, knights, witches, peasants, etc)
Examples of what is not appropriate:
  • T Shirts
  • Jeans
  • Sneakers
  • School Uniforms
If there are any questions regarding on whether or not an outfit will be appropriate please e-mail Please include a picture in the comments! We hope to see you there! It'll be fantastic!

Ruth Connell


All hail the mother of the King of Hell! Ruth Connell is currently appearing as the new recurring character "Rowena" in Supernatural on the CW Network. Ruth Connell will be at the Midwest Media Expo all three days, and - like with every other guest - all autographs and panels are free with admission! For more, please view our Guests page!"

Jewel Staite Cancellation

I've had to be the bearer of bad news twice before regarding our Guests of Honor, but this time we bring some of the worst news imaginable. Sometimes there are things in life far bigger than conventions, and this is one of those times:

With great sadness, Illumina Productions and the Midwest Media Expo must announce that due to her father's sudden passing, Jewel Staite is unable to attend the Expo. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.

We send all of our deepest condolences and best wishes to Jewel and her family, and I believe I speak on behalf of the Youmacon and Expo community.

Hotel Block Reopened

Due to demand, the Midwest Media Expo hotel block has been extended and is NOW OPEN again for last minute reservations!

At The Door Registration Information

Badge Type Price
One-Day Pass: $25.00
Three-Day Weekend Pass $50.00
Youth Pass (12 and Under)* $10.00
*(Each Adult Pass may add on up to 4 additonal youth passes for $10.00 each. Youth passes are only sold with an Adult Pass, and require adult supervision at all times. One-Day and Youth passes must be paid for at the door.)

Panel Registration

So you want to host a panel at the Midwest Media Expo? You're in luck - the panel applications are LIVE!

Don't know what to host? It could be about anything! We are looking for a wide range of media subjects to feature for our fans! We would like to see panels for all ages, from family-friendly to adult-themed!

The link is Panel Submission! Please first log in or sign up to register to be a panelist!

Please send all inquiries to:

World Cosplay Summit

The World Cosplay Summit is pleased to announce that the National Finals event will be held at the Midwest Media Expo at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center during the weekend of April 10th to 12th, 2015. Pairs of cosplay teams from across the United States will gather and compete, showcasing the best craftsmanship and performances with characters from anime, manga, and video games. Competing teams will have been chosen from regional events at conventions across the United States. The winning team at this event will represent the United States internationally at the 2015 World Cosplay Summit in Japan in a televised event.

World Cosplay Summit looks forward to sharing the excitement, competition and fabulous costumes with all our fans at the Midwest Media Expo!

About World Cosplay Summit

The World Cosplay Summit was launched in 2003 by Japanese television station TV Aichi to promote the international exchange of the Japanese youth culture of manga and anime. The championship debuted in 2005 and has been held annually since, with participants hailing from countries like Japan, the United States, Brazil, France, Italy, and more. 2015 will mark the event's 13th occurrence.

World Cosplay Summit

League of Legends Championship

The Midwest Media Expo team has worked hard to host a League of Legends tournaments. All Summoners who think they have what it takes to win must agree to the Tournament Rules and Sign up.

Tournament Rules Sign Up

Jon St. John Roast

Time to light the fires, cue the barbecue, and sing it like the Duke! Mr. Jon St. John has had this coming - and it's finally here! The famous voice actor (most well known for his roles as Big the Cat in Sonic the Hedgehog, and Professor Pac-Man) deserves to be knocked down a peg or two - and no one better to do it than some big guests who know him too well. It's Straight-Up Hot Dawg Time - and you wouldn't believe what lies in store for Jon - and the audience!


Konami Composer Akira Yamaoka and Voice Actor Mary Elizabeth McGlynn are joining the Expo! They will be hosting panels, providing autographs and photos, but they will especially be performing with:

The Silent Hill Band - LIVE at the Expo! -

Time is running out for the cheaper pre-registration rates! A pre-registration to the Midwest Media Expo includes events, concerts, autographs, etc. for the entire weekend. Also, reserve your hotel room while they last and never leave the building for all three days of our 24-hour programming! Just click above on "Location & Hotel" for more!

Where will the expo take place?

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.

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

What is the Midwest Media Expo?
Is this a Downtown Detroit Comic Con?

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 array 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.

Click here to visit our registration page