This is a listing of all the special events (outside of the usual panels, Artist Alley, and gaming tournaments) that will be held at Uchi-con this coming year. It will be updated as new events are announced.

Events for Uchi-con 2019 are currently being organised! We will update this page as more things are confirmed.

Detention: Escape from the Cursed High School

You and your classmates must report to Room 202 for detention. But the classroom has been cursed by an onryƍ, a vengeful spirit, who has trapped you in the room! You have only 45 minutes to solve puzzles and riddles using clues and hints to escape the room and achieve one of several possible endings. Will you find a way to break the curse, or will you be stuck in detention forever?

Cosplay Contest

Uchi-con holds its own Cosplay Contest each year, where cosplayers can show off their cosplays and strike poses for pictures!

If you're interested in being in the Cosplay Contest, visit the cosplay contest page! If you're super down and just want to sign up, click here!

Location: Max P Threater on the first floor of Ida Noyes Hall


Every year, we hire a photographer to be present at Uchi-con the entire day, and this year is no different! We will post details soon!

Location: TBD


We will once again be holding a cafe on the third floor of Ida Noyes! Food will be available from Noodles Etc., and the setup will be very similar to last year. We will have cheap, easy-to-pick-up food available until 2PM. In the cafe room, tables will be set up for people to eat, lounge, talk, or listen to music. Please keep in mind that the Cafe accepts only cash!

Location: Third floor of Ida Noyes Hall, 10-3pm


On the second floor of Ida Noyes, an entire room is devoted to gaming of all sorts. The organizer of this room is Kevin Fair, the founder of I Play Games. Once again this year, we will bring you all sorts of video games, wheter you prefer to get revenge with blue shells in Mariokart, make some noise on guitar or drums in Rockband, or Falcon-punch your friends into oblivion in Super smash Bros.

Location: Second floor of Ida Noyes Hall


Karaoke is back for yet another year! You can request any of your favoruite sing-along songs and sign up as many times as you want! Karaoke will be open all day, complete with a projector screen in case you need to see the lyrics. Bring all of your friends or sing alone, it's up to you!

Location: Harper Hall

Anime Screenings

In Harper, we'll be bringing back one of UCJAS's most-loved activities: screening anime! Three rooms will be running the first episode of various series all day, organized by genre. If you've made the trek over to Harper and want to sit for a while, plop down in one of these rooms for as long as you like and play a round of Anime Bingo!

Location: Harper Hall

Anime Bingo

Anime Bingo is a long-standing UCJAS tradition that we're excited to share with all of you! Anime bingo is a fun twist on the traditional screening room. You'll get bingo cards loaded with all of our favorite anime tropes, from the Bossy Class President to the White-Haired Pretty Boy. When you see your trope during screening, call it out, and try to get 5 in a row! The moderator will decide what tropes apply; arguing with them for implausible tropes is half the fun ("I think that car totally counts as a giant mecha")! There will be prizes for the winners, so come try your hand at it!

Location: Harper Hall

Silent Auction

Uchi-con will once again feature a Silent Auction! We will be auctioning off items from companies like Funimation, donations and creations from local artists, coupons from local Hyde Park restaurants, and much much more. 50% of proceeds will go to UCJAS, and 50% of the proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald House of Hyde Park, a local charity focused on providing space for homeless families and loved ones of patients at the University of Chicago Hospitals. Stop by, take a look, go home with a wonderful item, and donate to a good cause!

Location: TBD

Film Screening

The film for Uchi-con 2019 has yet to be determined! More information will come as we get closer to the con

Location: Max P Theater of Ida Noyes Hall
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