Presented by The Illinois Merpod

This April the Exposition will play host to fae from land, air, and sea!

On both Saturday and Sunday of the convention, there will be an opportunity to meet merfolk for pictures, magical fun, and maybe even a chance to swim with them!

Our visiting pod of merfolk can be found relaxing in and around the hotel pool (lower level) during the following times:

  • Saturday (4/15/23) – 12:00PM to 3:00PM
  • Sunday (4/16/23) – 12:00PM to 2:00PM

A Family of Fins

What started off as small-town fun quickly become one of the most recognized Pods across the country. Since its inception in 2018, The Illinois Mer-Pod has captivated the hearts of viewers nationwide. 

The Pod hosts regular swims and fun outings in Illinois for members, as well as large scale events for media appearances and for members.  Whether you are a hobbyist or long time pro-mer, the Pod is overjoyed to have you visit us. 

To learn more about the Illinois Merpod, click on the banner below.

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