Venue Hotel: Madison Marriott West

1313 John Q Hammons Dr

Middleton, WI 53562​

Tel: 608-831-2000



Messenger: @expectoconusa

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UPDATE March 23, 2020 - COVID-19

We are currently keeping working with our hotel venue and federal/state regulations to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. ExpectoCon will go on, but there is a possibility of postponing our convention at a later date for the safety of our guests. You may contact us any time with the form below or through our Facebook page's inbox.


MARCH 23, 2020

Vendor application review has been delayed. We apologize for this! Wand stations are currently being constructed, and professors are working on their curriculum.


MARCH 1, 2020

We've have hotel information, panel applications, and vendor applications.

OCTOBER 1, 2019

Thank you to those who purchased tickets in advance and answered our hotel poll on our ExpectoCon Fans Facebook group! We crossed our first hurdle in securing ExpectoCon 2020 at the Madison Marriott West, and now we look towards booking hotel rooms, launching vendor applications, and planning out classes. Tickets purchased by December 31, 2019 will determine how many classes and how often classes are held throughout the weekend.

ABOUT Expectocon

A message from Eric Larson, Vector Art House LLC

Many people enjoy the fun of films and books, seeing how their world can come to life with a good story or a film that captures the spirit and fun they want to have all the time. The fact is that for many of us, these two outlets are pure escapism, and we cherish the thought of just exploring with our imagination.

ExpectoCon is the culmination of years of work, basically everything I have learned and created over the past 20 plus years. As a designer and art director, I have had the chance to work on such films as the Star Wars re-releases, Star Wars Episode 1, Disney's 101 Dalmatians, and Warner Bros.'s Batman series. I have literally sat in on sets and seen how the magic is brought to life, and now I am bringing what I know to the Wizarding World!

I have had the greatest of time creating TeslaCon, the largest immersive Steampunk convention in the world. This year we celebrate our tenth year, and the entire premise is to create a feeling of believability and wonder when my guests are there, and we will do the same with ExpectoCon.


a recap of 2018

ExpectoCon made its magical debut during the August 17-19 weekend of 2018. Our special guests for the weekend were Stanislav Yanevski (aka Stan Ianevski, who starred in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"), Ernest Gary Gygax Jr. ("Dungeons & Dragons"), Samantha R. Crossland (fashion designer), Bryan Donihue (author of "The Knights Bane" trilogy), and Kari Lewis (cosplayer known for her likeness to Hermione Granger/Emma Watson).

Our panels were designed to be classrooms for our wizard school, a fictional one created for ExpectoCon known as "St. Cyprian's School of Wizardry". We had interactive dragons, wand stations (which includes one for sorting into houses), themed restaurant menu, shops, game rooms, costume contest, and an evening prom.


ExpectoCon 2018 had music playing in the halls over the weekend. Hear the official soundtrack of ExpectoCon again!

Soundtrack composed by Chad Canfield