Ok, I got a reply from the ACen Panel Programming Head of Department and here's what he basically emailed me:
Hello (I omitted my real name here):
Here's The thing about maid cafe's (and i don't believe that you're
the first one to come to ACen with this idea):
I know for sure being with ACen Staff for 8 years now that there's
going to be a problem when it comes to food and beverage in the hotel.
Even if we were to put it in the convention center, they still don't
want any outside food in there, whither it's not charged for or free.
We have problems with this matter each year with staff alone.....
As for the Hyatt catering the cafe......*shrugs* It could happen, but
if I'm not mistaken, you'll have to pay for it.
Tell you what,
There's a staff meeting tomorrow at the Hyatt. Let me ask some
convention officers and Maps Officials about your options, and see
what we can and cannot do with this matter.
If we CAN do something, this would be a job for special events, not
You'll be hearing from me soon, so keep your ears open.
Panel Programming Department Head (2009)
So everyone keep your fingers crossed and dream of frilly maids at ACen '09! And LinLinDesu, if you want, you can go ahead and get in touch with Frank and let him know you're actually the one in charge of making the maid cafe. I'll forward his response to you in a PM if you want, but I'll let you take care of contacting ACen from this point on. I really hope I didn't step on your toes with contacting ACen, I was just so excited about the idea of a maid cafe at Acen this year and really wanted to see this become a reality than just another great idea gone to linger on the forum, sorries