Gateway Hotel & Conference Center

Ames, IA 50010

Tel: 515-663-6963

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© 2019 by Celestia Cosplay & Events, Gatehouse Media, Midwest eSports

Events & Entertainment

Join us for an all-day, all-fandom convention!

We'll kick off Next Level Expo at 10am on Saturday, August 24th. At the door registration will be offered starting at 9am; we'll have lounge areas and a seated "anime viewing room" where guests can unwind or kill time between their favorite events.

Panel Submissions are closed and our most up-to-date schedule can be found by clicking the image or button above! 


Some of the exciting things you can look forward to this year include:

  • Cosplay Costume Contest on the main stage (with prizes!)

  • Several video game and eSports tournaments (with prizes!)

  • Dozens of panels and activities throughout the day

  • Karaoke & Lip Sync battles on the main stage