Knobcon 8 Synth Convention Coming To Chicago, Sept 6-8, 2019

At the 2019 NAMM Show, we talked with Knobcon organizer Suit & Tie Guy, who gave us an update on Knobcon 2019 – now in its eighth year.

Knobcon is an annual synthesizer convention, held in the Chicagoland area, that features live performances, two days of sessions, a vendor area, synth DIY classes, a synth banquest and more.

Tbis year, the event will return to the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, just outside Chicago, and will be held Sept 6-8. Registration is open now for Exhibitors and Sponsors, and will open for attendees on March 1.

Details on this year’s theme and speakers are still to be announced. See the Knobcon site for more info.

13 thoughts on “Knobcon 8 Synth Convention Coming To Chicago, Sept 6-8, 2019

    1. A) A quick search proves that is false. And B) how is holding a convention at the Hyatt in any way rewarding murderers??

    2. LOL. Knobcon is not held in the hood on the south side of Chicago.

      Schaumburg is a nice, upscale suburb. You can fly right into nearby O’Hare airport.

    3. I was there last year, it was in a nice area of Chicago. I was worried because I had been to downtown Chicago a few years ago and had a rough time out there, so I was pleasantly surprised when I pulled up to the Hyatt and it’s not in a shady area at all.

    4. Mr. Madison, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  1. Hey Rag,
    From Chicagoland area…echoing what everyone else here says: Schaumburg is a very nice place.
    I don’t mind, and actually agree with you, on the lack of screens on things.
    Knobcon is a great time with likeminded folks…you should do yourself a favor and check it out! Hope to see you there!

  2. Downtown Chicago is actually beautiful these days.

    Cleaned up like New York City – people worry about it getting to gentrified!

    Irrelevant, though, because Schaumberg is like every suburb in America.

    ragnhild – are you afraid of getting lost in the giant IKEA that’s next to the Knobcon hotel?

  3. If you haven’t made it to Knobcon yet, it’s worth going to.

    Their are lots of interesting sessions, but the highlights for me are hanging out in the gear area and seeing everything new and the banquet, because you always meet cool synth people there.

  4. I would only be much more concerned with chicago violence if you are a heroin dealer. Its actually a very fun city otherwise. Regardless, its in suburbs so the statistics dont apply.

  5. Knobcon is a great event. I’ve had the chance to meet a lot of cool people there and look forward to attending again.

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