Embracing the Winter Wonderland: Exploring the Midwest Winter Festival 2023 - Manganime Tradnow

Embracing the Winter Wonderland: Exploring the Midwest Winter Festival 2023

From December 29, 2023 to January 1, 2024 - Michigan, United States - Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center

Dokidokon is honored and excited to announce the hosting of its brand-new winter convention, the Midwest Winter Festival 2023!

Enjoy a weekend filled with cosplay, performances, vendors, seminars, workshops, and other fun activities! Visit Kalamazoo to ring in the new year with your friends and stay to celebrate the year’s finish.

Midwest Winter Festival 2023 will run from December 29, 2023, to January 1, 2024, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center Kalamazoo, MI.

What is Dokidokon?

Doki is mostly an anime and gaming event that is held in the summer in Kalamazoo, Michigan. They do accept cosplay from groups that aren’t associated with anime or video games, such as the furry community, the Lolita community, comic cons, and others.

There are numerous events scheduled at Doki during the course of a weekend. You can spend entirely too much money in their vendor room, receive signatures from special visitors, and attend panels, performances, workshops, and cosplay meetups, among other things.

Video game room

If you enjoy playing games, check out Dokidokon’s dedicated video game room and tabletop game room! Their manga room/silent room is ideal if you need a quiet place to retreat and unwind. Don’t forget to join the online Doki community by visiting the Discord server.

Dokidokon attracts more than 2,000 attendees, and thanks to ongoing support, they are expanding yearly!

What can you do at the Midwest Winter Festival 2023

Host a Panel

Do you want to organize a panel? They are seeking excellent fandom-related content. Anime and manga, movies, video games, Korean and Japanese culture, music, dance, cosplay, and photography are the most popular sources, along with workshops and interactive panel discussions like gameshows and charades.

To guarantee that a range of programming and fandoms are represented, They review all proposed panels.

There are usually more fantastic panels than they can accommodate, so be ready. However, since cancellations are inevitable, they can decide to give a select few panels “standby” status. You will receive credit for the time spent standing by as long as you have the panel(s) ready to go in case another panelist cancels in order to thank you for setting up a panel that may or may not be used.

Cosplay Contest

Midwest Winter Festival has some rules regarding the Cosplay Contest.

By participating in the masquerade, You give the convention’s personnel and photographers permission to record footage of your outfit and performance and use it however they see fit.

When filling out the form for the cosplay contest, you certify that all of the information on the entry form is true and accurate and that you will abide by all of the conventions and its masquerade rules. You are aware that breaking these regulations could make you ineligible to compete this year and possibly in the future.

You also confirm that you have read and comprehended the rules and regulations established and posted by Dokidokon (Host of the Midwest Winter Festival) when submitting the form. https://www.dokidokon.org/cosplay

Press Inquiry

Press who intend to attend must first receive permission from the conference. Badges for Press are free, however, assistant badges must be purchased in addition at a set price of $20 each. With a press badge, you get access to the convention’s backstage areas, receive first dibs on the key events, and can interview visitors upon request.

A press badge does not entitle you to preferential seating at Main Events or the right to set up extra equipment that might obstruct traffic in crowded convention areas. When in doubt, ask ConOps for assistance on-site.

Suggest a Guest You Would Like to See at the Midwest Winter Festival 2023

To register for the Midwest Winter Festival, there is a form you need to fill too. All links regarding the form for each activity are available at the end of this article.

What else:

  • Vend at the Midwest Winter Festival 2023
  • Volunteering in any activity of your choice

FAQs Midwest Winter Festival by Attendee

Are there Hotels near the Midwest Winter Festival Host?

Yes, there is the Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites in downtown Kalamazoo and it’s precisely where the event will be taking place. You can book a room at any time from know

Address: 100 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007,

If I Have a Vehicle, Where can I Park it Before attending the Event?

Thankfully, Kalamazoo has public parking where you can park your vehicle. Below is the map of the parking

Embracing the Winter Wonderland: Exploring the Midwest Winter Festival 2023

Can I Get a Refund in Case I Cannot Attend the Event?

Midwest Winter Festival do not currently offer rollovers so please be sure to notify them before the 30th if you need a refund. They are sorry if something comes up that prevents you from attending Dokidokon this year. They offer refunds up until June 30th, after which they will no longer be able to issue a refund on your badge(s).

What If I Lost My Badge

Go to Con Ops so they can assist you! All purchases, whether made in advance or on the spot, are final. You can get a new badge for $20 if you misplace your old one. It costs $35 to replace a second badge.

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Published on: September 10, 2023

Author: Lolita Rogers

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