CAD has a huge variety of events happening throughout the weekend, designed to give fans an awesome place to socialize, talk about their favorite shows, and have a ton of fun. We have cosplay contests, gaming tournaments, fan-run panels, and a ConSweet filled with unlimited free ramen and Mountain Dew.
Click on a specific event for more details.
Interested in the maid cafe? Maid/Butler applications are closed. You can apply to be a maid or butler when the con is between 30 and 90 days from now.
This is in no way a complete list of the events, as every year has a schedule with tons of rooms filled with different things happening. Closer to the convention such a schedule will be released here.
Friday: 2pm to 2am
Saturday: 10am to 2am
Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Credits Remaining: Chicago’s largest convention arcade provider. We specialize in providing Midwest conventions with superior arcade machines, blending classic American Arcades with Japanese rhythm games. Featured favorites are: House of the Dead, Jubeat, Marvel vs Capcom 2, Nostalgia, and everyone’s favorite— Dance Dance Revolution! Join us at conventions across the Midwest! Check them out at a convention where you can enjoy all sorts of arcade games, dance games, music games, and more, in the convention’s gaming room!
Page Mage Library
Looking to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the convention? Longing for a quiet place to curl up and relax with a nice book? Join the us at the Page Mage Library, a traveling collection of manga, comics, and graphic novels. Come in, grab a book, take a seat, and unwind. Whether you pick up an old favorite or discover something new, there is an adventure waiting for you at the Page Mage Library. Do you have books you just don’t read anymore? Bring them to us! We will take your books on tour across the country, where they can be shared with and enjoyed by many people just like you!
Back in 2009, we bought our first pachinko machine for engaging fans at our convention table. Shortly after that, we were bitten by the pachi bug, and now own 14 machines, in various stages of restoration. Pachinko is Japanese pinball, Japan’s favorite pastime. Its been one of their most popular leisure activities for nearly a hundred years. Pachinko Fever sets up an interactive parlor that works just like it does in Japan (minus the Yakuza, of course), where you buy balls to play with, and redeem your winnings for prizes much like an American arcade. Our machines represent the history and evolution of pachinko over the last 55 years with machines dating from 1961 up to 2010, so we have a machine for everyone! Come try your hand at some great prizes and experience this really fun part of Japanese culture first hand with Pachinko Fever!