Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to GOUK as a 2017 Guest of Honor! Takeshi Kunitomo was born in Fukuoka in 1970 and graduated from The Tokyo Bunka Fashion School in 1991. After graduating he performed as a fashion model in Tokyo and Paris. He joined S-inc. in 1993 and started “T.KUNITOMO” brand. Early T.KUNITOMO […]
Anime Central fans, it is time to get involved and be creative!. The “Got Soap?” slogan contest for 2017 is now open! Never heard of it before? It’s a fun contest we hold yearly to choose the slogan that goes on our ACen Got Soap shirt. You make the slogans, the community votes, and we […]
New room blocks for ACen 2017 are now available including the Crowne Plaza, Comfort Inn, The Courtyard by Marriott Chicago O’Hare, and the Chicago Marriot O’Hare! We are certain these will book fast so don’t delay! For more details on Room Rates and booking links visit the Hotel section of our website.
Congratulations to all of our 12Days of ACen 2016 winners! We hope you’ll join us to play again next year! Day 1 Day 1 of #12DaysofACen is upon us and today’s contest is The Gift of Knowledge. Fill in the blank “If I were planning a trip to Japan, I definitley would have to […]
Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Helen McCarthy as a 2017 Guests of Honor! Helen McCarthy has been going to conventions for over 42 years. For most of that time she successfully hid her secret identity as a unicorn through the anonymity of cosplay. When that failed, she vanished into a […]
Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY as a 2017 Guests of Honor! A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY performs at Anime Central in the Chicago area. We’re back at ACen with new repertoire and a new experience. Under the direction of […]
Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Tony Oliver as a 2017 Guest of Honor! TONY OLIVER, who was named to IMDB’s top 20 all time Anime Voice Actors list, began his career as an actor on stage and camera performing in several feature films and dozens of plays. He found success as a […]
Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Micah Solusod as a 2017 Guest of Honor! Despite his general inability to fly, Micah Solusod is a real voice actor and illustrator. The rapscallion made his anime debut as Malek Werner in Blassreiter and is best known for his role as Soul Evans in Soul Eater. […]
Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Eric Maruscak as a 2017 Special Entertainer! Eric Maruscak is an artist who has been appearing at conventions across the United States, making giant chalk murals as performance art since 2006. He has appeared at The 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Anime Central convention’s creating such […]
We’ve got two new room blocks coming your way this weekend! The Westin and the Aloft are both located within a short walking distance of the convention. Keep an eye on our hotels page for the booking links!