2019 Guest Announcement: Kenichi Sonoda

Please give a warm welcome to Kenichi Sonoda as he returns to Chicago for the World Premiere of Episode 0 of BEAN BANDIT to be unveiled for the very first time at #ACen2019! More news and guests to follow! Kenichi Sonoda was born on December 13, 1962 in Kumamoto, Japan. While attending the Nanba Designer Academy, he formed the doujinshi circle “VTOL” with highschool clubmates, and started self-publishing work. Around that time, he started a part time job at a…

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Panel and Gatherings applications open September 1st, 2018

Applications to host a Panel or a Cosplay Gathering open on September 1st, 2018! Applicants will be able to access the form through our registration portal. Applications will be open until February 1st, 2019 or until all spaces are full. For rules and Details visit Panel Programming: http://www.acen.org/programming/panel-programming/  Cosplay Gatherings: http://www.acen.org/programming/costume-events/cosplay-meet-ups/    

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Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare 2019 Room Block

About the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Welcome to the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center. Our full-service Rosemont, Illinois hotel delivers newly renovated upscale guest rooms and suites, attentive service and a variety of amenities. Our Hotel at a Glance: 503 luxury rooms and 32 spacious suites. 55,000 square feet+ of  VIP meeting space. Exclusive Onsite dining includes; Chicago Fire Oven Pizza or grab a quick bite from, “On The Fly”, serving STARBUCKS coffee. Complimentary  upgraded Wi-Fi in every…

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Embassy Suites O’Hare Rosemont 2019 Room Block

About the Embassy Suites O’Hare Embassy Suites O’Hare Rosemont completed an $11 million renovation, including guest suites as of April 1, 2017. Located across the street from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, our contemporary hotel is designed in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright, with stained glass windows, wooden accents and skylights. The hotel is 1.5 miles from O’Hare Airport with a complimentary 24-hour shuttle (contact the hotel for shuttle times). We’re located two blocks from the Rosemont Blue…

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DoubleTree Hotel O’Hare-Rosemont 2019 Room Block

About the Doubletree O’Hare Enjoy a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie on arrival in the inviting lobby of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago O’Hare Airport – Rosemont. This Chicago O’Hare hotel is located across from the Donald E. Stephens Convention and Conference Center and only a five minute drive from Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Enjoy complimentary shuttle service to the airport 24-hours a day. Contact the reception desk for shuttle times. DoubleTree Hotel O’Hare-Rosemont5460 North River Road,Rosemont, Illinois, USA…

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