December 1st, 2014
A Few of my Favorite Things
Today we kick off our #12DaysofACen contest by letting everyone know about a few of your favorite ACen things! ! To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen. Winner drawn at 8pm December 1st!
Day 1 Winner
Michael Ashton Brown: My favorite thing about ACen is getting to spend time with some of the best people in the world! #12DaysofACen
December 2nd, 2014
Sharing is Caring
Share with us your favorite pic from ACen 2014 that really captures the spirit of ACen, and you might find yourself the winner of today’s ACen Swag Pack! To enter use Facebook & Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen contest closes at 8pm tonight.
Day 2 Winner
Holly Wanek: Having a tea party, meeting new friends, and making some memories!
December 3rd, 2014
Home is Where the Art Is
Calling all ye artists! This year’s art theme is “ACen Academy Yearbook”. Your challenge is to create a work of art incorporating our mascots within this theme. Entrants have until 8:00 pm CST on December 5th to enter a piece to production at acen.org, if your file is too large zip it or set up a dropbox for it. A Facebook gallery will be created with Artist’s work on Anime Central’s Facebook where fans can vote on their favorite piece. All pieces for submission must include a Title, Medium, Artist Real Name( you may supply a pen name in addition to your real name if you do not wish your real name to be displayed), and contact email address. To claim prize winner must agree to abide by all rules of the artist alley. Round One of Voting will be done by the amount of likes an image receives. All votes(Likes) will be tabulated by December 7th 8:00 pm. The top Five pieces based on likes will then be voted on by staff for the winner. It will be judged primarily on composition, technique and theme. The winner will be notified, and receive a free table in the Artist Alley for 2015. This table may not be resold or transferred. Should winner choose to not accept the prize, prize will be offered to the runner up. By submitting your original concept art you give Anime Central, and Midwest Animation Promotion Society, the explicit permission to use said artwork for convention purposes. Any concept art submitted must be original artwork. Anything that is submitted cannot contain any copyrighted or trademarked material (characters, logos, intellectual property, etc.) with the exception of Anime Central’s mascots (Jaye, Elle, and Kit). Limit one entry per attendee. Full legal name must be submitted with any entry. All submissions must be G-rated. Remember we are a family friendly convention (no nudity, suggestive posing, etc).
Day 3 Winner
December 4th, 2014
Day 4 is all about Season’s Eatings! Share with all of your ACen friends a recipe for one of your favorite treats, an while you’re at it let us know what’s so great about it! Contest closes at 8pm CST on December 4th. Winner receives an ACen Swag pack! To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen
Day 4 Winner
_Kristen Pritchett Cherry Pie Cookies!
-½ cup butter,
-½ cup margarine,
-2 cups flour
-¾ cup powdered sugar 1
-21 ounce Cherry (or blueberry, or whatever fruit you like!) pie filling.
-½ cup white chocolate
Preheat oven to 325
degrees. In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer beat together butter, and
margarine until fluffy. Add flour powdered sugar, and vanilla just until
combined and a soft dough is formed.
Roll the dough into tablespoon sized balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. about 2 inches apart. Make an indentation in the center of each ball. Scoop 1-2 cherries into each center indentation in the cookie.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Allow cookies to cool. Melt the ½ cup white chocolate in the microwave stirring 30 seconds at a time in a microwave safe dish until smooth and be careful not to let it burn.
Once chocolate is melted scoop into a ziplock blog. Snip the corner with scissors and drizzle the chocolate over each cookie.
Feel free to use variations to this recipe as well. If you like white chocolate, use white chocolate chips for the drizzle. If you like dark chocolate, or milk chocolate, use those instead. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can try blueberry filling instead, and make Blueberry Pie cookies. _
December 5th, 2014
Reading by a Fire
Share with all of our ACen friends your top three manga picks this holiday season for your chance to win today’s swag pack! Contest closes at 8pm CST on December 5th! To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen
Day 5 Winner
VampsLvr from Twitter: animecentral #12DAYSOFACEN Vampire Knight, Sensual Phase & Fushigi Yugi: Genbu Kaiden! Best manga ever!
December 6th, 2014
Tied up with String
Share with us your in progress cosplay or your cosplay line up for ACen 2015 for today’s #12DaysofACen contest and you could find yourself the winner of today’s swag pack! To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen. Contest closes at 8pm CST on December 6th!
Day 6 Winner
_Alicia Cauffman My Cosplay line is:
Scouter Vegeta (“Fem”)
December 7th, 2014
Let is show, Let it show, Let it Show!
What is ACen to you? Tell us an you could win a complimentary membership today!! Take a picture of yourself with a white board/or piece of paper and let us know what ACen is to you, and share it with us here! Contest closes at 8pm CST on December 7th. To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen
Day 7 Winner
December 8th, 2014
It’s Not What We Get, It’s What We Give
Today is your day to nominate a friend to receive an ACen swag pack. Let us know what makes this awesome person deserving and they may end up with today’s gift! To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen. Contest closes at 8pm CST on December 8th!
Day 8 Winner
I’d like to nominate Allen Hatton. Not only is he my best friend, but he’s my brother, my hero, and my partner in crime. He’s the most loyal friend a guy could ask for, one of the smartest people I know, and definitely the bravest. He served in the Army and that’s only one of the many reasons I look up to him. He and I have been going to cons together for years and even though I’ve gone to a few without him; they’re always so much better when I get to go with him. He motivates me to do better at panels and cosplay and he’s always there to help when I really need it. We’ve marathoned more anime than I can count and introduced each other to a lot of shows and games. Life really wouldn’t be the same without him. This is going to be my first ACen and I wouldn’t want to go with anyone but this guy.#12DaysofAcen
December 9th, 2014
Making the Season Bright
Today’s #12DaysofACen Contests is a bad sweater selfie showdown. Breakout those bad sweaters, strike a pose, and post your pic to enter! To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen. Contest closes at 8pm CST on December 9th!
Day 9 Winner
December 10th, 2014
Making a List
What I really want for the holidays is______! Share with us and you might find yourself the winner of today’s ACen Swag Pack! To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen contest closes at 8pm tonight.
Day 10 Winner
December 11th, 2014
Holiday traditions never get old. What is your favorite tradition you look forward to every holiday season? Share with us and you might find yourself the winner of today’s ACen Swag Pack! To enter use Facebook &Twitter, remember to #12DaysofACen contest closes at 8pm tonight.
Day 11 Winner
December 12th, 2014
Sing in the Cheer
Today’s challenge is to take a common holiday song and create an ACen parody to it. Winner will receive an ACen Swag Pack and a membership to ACen 2015! #12DaysofACen or post below on Facebook, contest closes at 8pm tonight.
Day 12 Winner
We love you guys! A warm thanks to everyone who participates in this yearly event!!