Vlogger Guest - Ryzen Xia

June 19th, 2017 @ 3:45PM

Ryzen is a traveling Vlogger and loves to record his adventures to where ever he goes. He visits numerious conventions, vlogs about his stay experiences at various hotels, and on the side, reviews food and different places he goes. This year, he'll be covering SoyCon! Ryzen will be recording video, shoot photos, and documenting the event with his own creative freedom!

Click the image below to learn more about Ryzen Xia!

Photo By Ryzen Xia

Cosplay Guest - Karmada

June 16th, 2017 @ 12:00PM

Kristie Good, aka Karmada Cosplay, is a well-rounded experienced cosplayer for over 15 years. Began cosplaying in 2001, started competing in 2005. She loves to cosplay as well as helping others who are achieving the same dreams. This year, she will be hosting a panel on 'How To Masquerade: What to Expect When You Compete". She looks forward on having some fun and spreading her knowledge on cosplay.

Click the image below to learn more about Karmada Cosplay!

Photo By CosFame Photography

Cosplay Guest - Pockytheif

June 8th, 2017 @ 4:03PM

It all started in 2007 when Pocktheif started sewing. Her grandmother given Pockytheif an opportunity to learn a few techniches. And then she decided to take it to the next level as she started cosplaying in 2007. Year after year, outfit after outfit, she has grown into an amazing cosplayer. You can say that she's pretty much a self taught seamstress. Pockytheif loves cosplaying some of her favorties characters from many series such as Lady Bug (Miracous Ladybug), Sakura (Card Captor Sakura), and her latest work, Tohru (Miss Kobayahi's Dragon Maid).

Pockytheif learned many skills throughout her cosplay career and you can definitely see that from when she first started til now. She is also be part of the Cosplay Makeup panel at this year's SoyCon 10th Anniversary to give an insight on how to do effective makeup with your cosplay. Catch her and more cosplay guests on Saturday July 22nd!

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Photo By Redeem Arts

Cosplay Guest - Kuri Cortez

June 7th, 2017 @ 9:00PM

She loves to cosplay, she loves to model, and she loves to dance! Kuri Cortez is coming to SoyCon 10th Anniversary on Saturday July 22nd! Kuri is excited to meet everyone and she wants you to check out her makeup panel, along with her cosplay friends!

Kuri started cosplaying in 2007 and always wanted to be better than before, in and out of cosplay. She is a self taught seamstress, praciting whenever she can to make the best cosplay that she can. She's also a performer, presenting herself infront of a live audience by showcasing her costume, dancing various routines, or being a model on a runway fashion show.

She wants to inspire cosplayers on all types. She truly believes that cosplay is a wonderful thing to be apart of, teaching the value of making friends and having fun.

Click the image below to learn more about Kuri Cortez!

Photo By Cosplay Snap

Cosplay Guest - Monochromatic

June 6th, 2017 @ 7:18PM

Monochromatic is a dedicated cosplayer, an experienced seamstress, and a skilled craftsman. She had also won numerous awards at various Midwest conventions with an impressive list of characters such as Mercy (Overwatch), Vi (League of Legends), and Morrigan (Dragon Age: Inquisition).

In her off time, she's a gamer! And maybe take over the world too...

She will also join the team of judges at the Cosplay Contest & Show and looking forward to all the great costumes that the attendees will bring! Catch her and other guests at SoyCon on Saturday July 22nd!

Click the image below to learn more about Monochromatic!

Photo By Jason Simpson


June 5th, 2017 @ 2:55PM

Introducing our cosplay contest portion of the entire event! Do you have a costume you want to showcase? Did you make something and want to show everyone your hard work? We welcome you to enter into our cosplay contest! We are leaving the stage open for all cosplayers from all skill levels.

There are two types of categories you can enter. Craftsmanship, for those who want to complete for prizes and awards, and Participation, for those who want to walk-on and have fun, we even might throw in some fun awards to!

You can catch all the action at SoyCon 10th Anniversary on Saturday July 22nd, cosplay contest start time is 7:00pm. Checkout our Cosplay Contest event page.

Want to participate in the show? We are opening pre-registration today! Slots may be limited. Visit our Cosplay Contest Registration page for more details.

Cosplay Guest - UntitledxMe

June 4th, 2017 @ 7:45PM

A young cosplayer from south suburbs of Illinois. Untitledxme, aka Vex, specializes in cosplay, makeup, and well... selfies too! She is known for her amazing male crossplays and the numerious photos of her makeup. In her off time, she fulfills her enjoyment in anime and video games.

Vex will be joining a team of guests in a makeup panel with other cosplay guests. Catch her and other guests at SoyCon on July 22nd!

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Photo By Vontography

Cosplay Guests - Godly Team Cosplay

June 3rd, 2017 @ 2:25PM

A double announcement! Representing Godly Team Cosplay, we would like to introduce Mr. Ninja Ninja & Matcha-hime! Both are talented performers in the cosplay performance circuit and also skilled in the cosplay craftsmanship scene. One is a cosplayer, an anime fan, and a gamer. The other... well... he's a ninja...


Click the images below to learn more about Mr. Ninja Ninja & Matcha-hime!


Cosplay Guest - Momo Kurumi

June 2nd, 2017 @ 4:12PM

Our next cosplay guest is no stranger to the world of cosplay. SoyCon welcomes Momo Kurumi as our cosplay guest at this year's SoyCon!

Momo Kurumi is a very hard working cosplayer who has been sewing and crafting for nearly 10 years. She has won awards over her cosplay career such as Studio Choice Award from Anime Central 2012 as Blue Rose (Tiger & Bunny), Best Craftsmanship from KollisionCon 2011 as Yoko Littner (Gurren Lagann), and Judge's Choice from MatsuriCon 2012 as Tess (Jak and Daxter).

She will be also hosting a panel on "Anyone Can Cosplay!" as she strongly believes that anyone can cosplay! (And we strongly agree with her too!) Momo wants to spread the love, the joy, and positivity in the cosplay world!

You can meet her and more at SoyCon 10th Anniversary | The Finale on Saturday July 22, 2017!

Click the image below to learn more about Momo Kurumi!


Photo By Koji

Cosplay Guest - Nettie from OmniZion

June 1st, 2017 @ 4:20PM

SoyCon welcomes Nettie from OmniZion as our first guest at SoyCon 10th Anniversary | The Finale! Nettie is a cosplayer who is passionate on making cosplay outfits and encourages cosplay positivity. She is very excited to come out to SoyCon to share her cosplay experiences, but also her interest in anime and video games.

Click the image below to learn more about Nettie!


Photo By Rebekah Surges


May 31st, 2017 @ 4:30PM

We are announcing that SoyCon will be having a cosplay contest and we want you to join! We are looking for enthusiastic craftsmanship cosplayers from all levels to participate for a chance to win gift cards from Arda Wigs and more! We are preparing pre-registration this weekend so keep an eye out on our update. And to all the non competive cosplayers, if you want to do a walk-on for fun, we welcome you! You might even win some fun awards too!


May 30th, 2017 @ 3:40PM

The battle of the foam weapons returns! Cosplay Foam Fighting is back again with more action and more battles! Grab a foam weapon and fight til the end! Want to know more? Head on over to the Cosplay Foam Fighting page for more information on the where, the when, and the how.


May 29th, 2017 @ 12:00PM

Happy Memorial Day!

We kick off our week long announcements by bringing back the Day Zero tradition of SoyCon at the Beach! We do have a fanbase of attendees who live in the city and we don't want to forget about them! Our event returns to 12th Street Beach on Friday July 22nd from 11am to 5pm! Bring out your swimsuits and spend a day at the beach with your fellow SoyCon attendees! And don't worry, this day is completely free! No registration required!

For more details, visit our Beach Day page here: SoyCon Beach Day.



May 17th, 2017 @ 4:45PM

We are happy to announce that SoyCon badges have changed under a new friendly prices. We feel the previous prices were a bit much and gave it with such thought. With many events and conventions happening over the summer, as well as being aware of everyone's spending habits during this time, we believe cutting the cost of our event will help bring more interest without breaking the bank.

For everyone who had pre-registered for SoyCon on Eventbrite, you will all recieve a partial refund in the near future as well as our special reduced price only exclusive to those members only. Keep an eye on your Eventbrite account for your partial refund and updated information on your pre-registration. If you have any questions, contact us at soycononline@gmail.com.

Here are the updated prices for this year's event:

  • Tier #1 (Exclusive To Pre-Registered Attendees Who Registered On May 16th or Before)
    • Formally $15.00/per person > NEW PRICE $3.00/per person
  • Tier #2 (Now Available From May 17th thru June 15th)
    • Formally $20.00/per person > NEW PRICE $5.00/per person
  • Tier #3 (At Door Price, Only Available on Saturday July 22nd)
    • Formally $25.00/per person > NEW PRICE $10.00/per person
  • Toddlers under the age of 5 will be eligible for a free admission for SoyCon.

Everyone else who did not pre-register yet, this would be the perfect time to do so! SoyCon | 10th Anniversary will be held on Saturday July 22nd from 1pm-12am.

Register today on SoyCon 10th Anniversary Eventbrite page. For more information on registration, you can visit our Attendee Registration page.

Interested in Artist Alley? Don't forget that you can visit our Artist Alley Registration page if you want to display and sell your work!


May 6th, 2017 @ 5:40PM

Check out some of the anime that we will be playing at our Anime Viewing Room! Never seen the series before? This is your chance to check it out!

The viewing room will be located within our social lounge at SoyCon. For more information, seek our Anime Viewing Room under our programming section or check here to see what we are playing!


April 26th, 2017 @ 4:05PM

Love to draw? Do you like to craft? Are you a striving artist?

SoyCon would like to announce that Artist Alley for this year's event is now taking application from studios and individuals who want to come out to show and sell their work!

We will be accepting applications from now thru the midnight of June 16th. Head on ever to our Artist Alley Registration page for details on what we are looking for.

Ready? REGISTER HERE today to see if you will get approved at our Artist Alley!


April 24th, 2017 @ 3:15PM

We're still alive! Don't worry! Just had a slight break due to many events and schedulings bouncing around, but we promise that we'll get the ball rolling.

First we want to proudly announce that SoyCon 10th anniversary will be having an artist alley and we are calling all artists who are interested! We want to find very enthusiatic, striving artists who want to come out to display and sell their work. For more information on our Artist Alley guidelines and registration, visit our Artist Alley Registration page under our Registration tab. AA Registration opens on Wednesday April 26th!

SoyCon would like to announce that Registration is still open for attendees to register. The current price is $20 for the entire day so if you don't want to miss the final SoyCon, we say register now or never!

Soon we will be annoucing our first SoyCon guest as well as this year's lineup for our anime viewing room. Stay tuned here and follow us at our social media on Facebook, Twitter, & Tumblr for the quickest and lastest updates!


February 1st, 2017 @ 12:00PM

Welcome everyone! It is our pleasure to introduce all of you our new website for the 10th Anniversary of SoyCon! We are happy to bring forth one of the longest running cosplay events in the Midwest. This site is your portal of information to our event.

For 10 years, we celebrated our cherished fandom and bring together a community to have a weekend full of entertaining times and amazing moments. We ran photoshoots, picnics, events, dances, and more.

We are also here to announce that this is the final year of SoyCon. Times have changed, fans have come and gone, and some must end one journey to start another. On July 22nd, you are invited to join us one last time and celebrate our biggest event we’ve ever hosted at Venue 929 in Schaumburg, IL!

Pre-registration for SoyCon is now live on Eventbrite. Head on over to our Attendee Registration page and let’s do this one last time!