Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Eric Maruscak as a 2016 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, and 2014 Anime Central convention’s creating such works […]
Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Eir Aoi as a 2016 Guest of Honor! Eir Aoi (born November 30) is a vocalist from Sapporo, Hokkaido in northern Japan. Since her major label debut in October 2011 with single “Memoria,” the hits know no end, with “Innocence,” “Sirius,” “Ignite,” and “Lapis […]
Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Monica Rial as a 2016 Guest of Honor! Monica Rial has been working in the anime voice over industry for 16 years and is currently listed as the most prolific anime voice actor in the USA. She has lent her voice to over 400 […]
Check out Anime Central featured on TravelMag.com! Thanks for the kind words and we certainly hope everyone will be out to join us this May for another fantastic year at Anime Central! http://www.travelmag.com/articles/chicago-festivals-fairs-spring/
Our friends at Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago are hosting a Bibliobattle on March 12th at the Japan Information Center. Bibliobattle is an intellectual entertainment competition, founded at Kyoto University, that is growing in popularity in Japan. Though the event itself is quite simple and easy to host, Bibliobattle’s popularity has grown in Japan to a point […]
The holiday season is upon us and we here at ACen are getting ready to launch the 12 days of ACen for 2016! The 12 Days of ACen is an interactive series of contests where you have the chance at winning one of our swag packs, awesome autographed items, or even a membership for ACen […]
Panelist Submissions are now open for our 2016 event be sure to review the panelist guidelines before submitting. Please note we have a new system this year so you will be creating a brand new profile. Submissions will fill quickly so be sure to get yours in soon!
To better assist the growing needs of everyone interested in Anime Central we have changed the Artist Alley registration process. This year we decided to implement a Lottery by Product Category system. The form is open now and will close Saturday, December 12th, 2015 at 5:00 pm Central Time, at which point all entries will be […]
Registration for the 2016 Exhibit Hall will open on November 4th,2015 at noon! Our Exhibit Hall is located in the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center and is the premier place to showcase your wares to all of our attendees. The Exhibitor registration system is new, just like the Attendee Registration system so you will need to […]
Congratulations to Katara for the winning slogan: “Soap: it gets you one step closer to being noticed by senpai”! This will be featured on the 2016 Got Soap Shirt available at the convention at our official ACen Merch Booth!