July 22th, 2017 @ 2:40PM

Here's the schedule for SoyCon 10!

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July 22th, 2017 @ 1:20AM

Thank you everyone who came to the Beach Day. It was nice day outside, but I'm glad we got out of there before the big storm hit. This was the final beach day that SoyCon will ever host.

Next up, it's the actual SoyCon event! Now if you are all wondering, there has been some unexpected storm conditions that hit Schaumburg earlier. If you're afraid that it will rain on us, worry no more! SoyCon is not an outdoor event! We have a location and we are inside throughout the entire day! Here's the few things you should know before you arrive.

1.) Address to the location is 929 N Plum Grove Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60173. The place is called Venue 929 (but it's also called Schaumburg Community Church).

2.) When you reach your destination, the building will be on Woodfield Office Dr. and it's the far right building at the end of the road near the lake.

3.) We been getting hit with a bad storm during the evening. We are still green light! Drive carefully out there and plan your travel time accordingly! Be safe!

4.) Cosplay Foam Fighting is an outdoor event, but it is up in the air due to weather conditions.

5.) Props and weapons will not be allowed inside the building unless it's part of the Cosplay Contest. You are still welcome to walk around outside with your props and weapons.

6.) Outside food and drink is not allowed inside the building unless you're a staff member, guest, or emergency purposes. We apologize for the inconvinience.

7.) Don't forget that this is a paid admission public event. You must bring $10.00 is cash to get a badge for SoyCon. You won't be able to access anything without one. Please check with the registraiton table to sign up!

8.) Still looking for cosplay contest signups! Register at SoyCon from 1pm-5pm!

Other than that, lets celebrate one last time at SoyCon 10th Anniversary! Let's party!


July 21th, 2017 @ 8:23AM

Happy SoyCon weekend!

As you can tell by the header, SoyCon will be pushing forward the beach today and will run as scheduled! We will be there from 12pm-5pm so don't miss out!

This is also a free day so we will not be taking any payments nor giving out any badges for tomorrow's event.

Don't forget your sunblock and lets have some fun at this beach!

For more information, you can visit Chicago's site for 12th Street Beach.


July 20th, 2017 @ 10:21AM

Beach Day is tomorrow! But here's a few facts you should know before heading to the beach.

The beach location is at 12th Street Beach. Located on 1200 S Lynn Drive, Chicago, IL. The beach is located near the Alder Planetarium.

We will be there officially from 12pm-5pm. We cannot guarantee if other attendees will be there after 5pm.

Please check SoyCon's social media 3 hours before the beach event begins. With the recent weather conditions and predictions, the beach day is currently under weather watch. It's currently predicting 15% rain, cloudy skies, and temperature in the mid 80s. It looks great now, but it also predicts scattered T-Storms early afternoon. Anything can change within these hours to keep an eye here for any updates.

If we are green light for Beach Day, please remember to leave at a reasonable time. We are still in the summertime so there may be quite a number of people at the beach.

This is a public beach. We understand fun is in our blood, but be courteous to the general public around you.

Keep you items in a safe place, especially your electronics and your valuable items. We would suggest locking your items.

Parking is around $23-$27 by the beach. They take cash or Visa/Mastercard. We would suggest to have both on you in case one payment types is not available. Parking may be limited if you come late. Earlier the better for a good spot.

Please route your travels before you head out. There might be factors of traffic, delays, etc. We recommend trying to get there an hour before the event begins.

Feel free to bring your own coolers, drinks, snacks, etc. We won't be proving any. There is a hot dog stand nearby for food & drinks. (Cash Only?)

Bring some sunblock! There's barely any shade so try not to get overly tanned! Especially if you're cosplaying the next day!

Look for a blue canopy tent. We will be in that spot.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask here or contact us at


July 16th, 2017 @ 1:44AM

SoyCon 10th Anniversary pre-registration for badges are now closed.

Thank you for taking extra time off of your schedule to register for our event. Please bring your Eventbrite confirmation number via printed or mobile app and show it to the registration table upon arrival. After that, you will be able to pickup your badge for our event.

If you have not registered for SoyCon yet, you have a second chance! We will have signup forms when you arrive. The cost for at-event registration is $10.00 and it will be cash only. We will not be accepting any other forms of payment.

Registration on July 22nd will be open from 1pm-9pm.


July 11th, 2017 @ 4:35PM

Introducing our last hurrah of the night. Join us for our final farewell dance party, The Sauce Mixer. We are featuring two DJ guests that are familar in the Midwest DJ convention scene, DJ Scottaconda & DJ Kagamine. These two musicians have played and even headlined dances at various conventions. Ramencon, Anime Milwaukee, Anime Midwest, Anime Expo, and even Anime Central's Soap Bubble.

The Sauce Mixer will be held in The Santuary from 10:00pm-11:30pm as they close SoyCon 10 on Saturday July 22nd at Venue 929.

You can check out their SoyCon bios here: DJ Scottaconda / DJ Kagamine!


July 11th, 2017 @ 2:27PM

We cannot have entertainment without video games! iCon is a crew of members who visit various conventions to have fun and give the best video gaming experience they can. Play some Smash Bros., Rocket League, Killer Instinct, and more at this year's event.


Cosplay Guests - Mostella Couture & FanService Renji

July 8th, 2017 @ 11:25AM

Another double announcement! Help us welcome from Los Angeles, CA, cosplayers Mostella Couture & FanService Renji! Mostella is a long time cosplayer and fashion designer. She has her own fashion line of clothing and hopes to bring some of her work during this year's SoyCon! Fanservice Renji is a vlogger and a cosplayer who loves to come out and entertain. He has his own YouTube channel where makes comedy sketches and cosplay videos. Both Mostella & Renji had been featured on an episode of Call To Cosplay.


Click the images below to learn more about Mostella Couture & FanService Renji!


Artist Alley Studios

July 7th, 2017 @ 8:12AM

Do you love art? Do you like supporting artists? Stop by at our artist alley and check out some of the great work they put together! We have a full list of studios that will be represented at this year's SoyCon. Check out the link below!

Artist Alley Studios

Cosplay Guest - Oriana Perón

June 27, 2017 @ 6:35PM

Oriana loves wig styling and cosplaying, but her true self is being a very unique and glamorous drag queen. She loves to sew. Making various costumes from series such as Sailor Moon and Cinderella, to designing and creating her own fashionable outfits. Oriana is looking forward to meeting many people at SoyCon. With also, hosting her two panels involving wig styling basics and talking about LGBTQIA+ in the cosplay community.

Click the image below to learn more about Oriana Perón!

Photo By Cerulean Photography

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!

Click the image below to learn more about Pockytheif!

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!

Click the image below to learn more about UntitledxMe!

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

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!