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Posted 26 July 2010 - 01:32 PM

This map will come in handy for me....


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Posted 13 February 2011 - 07:22 PM

NOTICE!

The map is currently displaying information for the 2010 convention. The current map does not reflect the 2011 convention. There will be some major updates happening with it. I will update this thread when it happens :)
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 01:15 AM

Thanks a bunch! Woot for dennys LOL
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 08:04 AM

i still love this map
it is so useful to new ppl!
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Posted 02 May 2011 - 10:56 AM

I hope this map gets updated soon, I have a few out-of-town friends staying in my hotel room who would find this extraordinarily helpful. I would as well, for use of the cosplay meetup locations if I decide to bring my Nikon D90 camera.

Edit: Ever consider adding in Mitsuwa? I know it's far away, but it's the nearest Japanese mall, and con-goers typically get lost trying to find it when they're unfamiliar with our area.

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 08:01 PM

View Postcupcake, on 02 May 2011 - 10:56 AM, said:

Edit: Ever consider adding in Mitsuwa? I know it's far away, but it's the nearest Japanese mall, and con-goers typically get lost trying to find it when they're unfamiliar with our area.


It's several miles from the con site to Mitsuwa Marketplace, which is right near the corner of Arlington Heights Road and Algonquin Road. The best way to get there by public transportation is Pace Bus 606, which runs seven days a week from Rosemont, right by the marketplace, and all the way to Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 03:29 PM

View Postdorkatlarge, on 06 May 2011 - 08:01 PM, said:

It's several miles from the con site to Mitsuwa Marketplace, which is right near the corner of Arlington Heights Road and Algonquin Road. The best way to get there by public transportation is Pace Bus 606, which runs seven days a week from Rosemont, right by the marketplace, and all the way to Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.


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Posted 20 May 2011 - 09:19 AM

This would be so helpful to me for the 2011 convention. Is there an updated map somewhere? Thanks much!

View Postredx1, on 13 February 2011 - 07:22 PM, said:

NOTICE!

The map is currently displaying information for the 2010 convention. The current map does not reflect the 2011 convention. There will be some major updates happening with it. I will update this thread when it happens :)


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Posted 20 May 2011 - 04:03 PM

I've asked someone else to take the over the map since I'm no longer ACen staff. Unfortunately, I don't think it's ever happened. Good news is, the restaurants and most locations have not moved. No schedules are listed though. If someone would like to update this map, I'll gladly give you the map file or give you permissions to make edits.

Sorry guys. I would update the map, but I don't have too many of the schedules and stuff anymore.
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:22 PM

This was a great idea. Thank you so much! <3
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:28 AM

This is such a cool idea. I once visited friends who live in Rosemont, and my morning jog took me past most of these places. I think I stopped in Dominicks for a bottle of water. xD It's only just now that I realize how close I was to the convention center!!
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 01:26 PM

Since I'm no longer updating this map, it is now editable by the general public. I'm very glad people how found it useful :)

If someone wants to take ownership of the map, feel free to ask me. I'll gladly give it to you.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 01:37 PM

If no one has taken over yet, I could try editing it up sometime before the con with new restaurant and local info as well as hotel/con center stuff. Not on staff so no idea which halls we have in DESCC, though an educated guess would say the same as last year. Probably a good educated guesstimate we're in A again, AND I finally know where the bathrooms there are. And how to get to the Expoteria took me long enough lol. With any luck I'll know for sure before editing so I'm not wasting time & putting out wrong info.

Since the Hamster Tunnel can be a bit intimidating your first few times around (bah, turns and offshoots), I could color the Hyatt-DESCC route one shade & make the offshoots another, with a little color code key. Like an in-game map. Or something. (My head knows what I mean at least.)
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:18 AM

View Postchainedbyroses, on 11 March 2012 - 01:37 PM, said:

If no one has taken over yet, I could try editing it up sometime before the con with new restaurant and local info as well as hotel/con center stuff. Not on staff so no idea which halls we have in DESCC, though an educated guess would say the same as last year. Probably a good educated guesstimate we're in A again, AND I finally know where the bathrooms there are. And how to get to the Expoteria took me long enough lol. With any luck I'll know for sure before editing so I'm not wasting time & putting out wrong info.

Since the Hamster Tunnel can be a bit intimidating your first few times around (bah, turns and offshoots), I could color the Hyatt-DESCC route one shade & make the offshoots another, with a little color code key. Like an in-game map. Or something. (My head knows what I mean at least.)


I'll give the map a go. I've done some similar in the past. Until I get an idea of what is going on with the con specifically, I'll focus on some of the areas around the con.

I may need a little help from people locally to narrow down some of the finer details, such as I'm going to be seeking more details about The Park near Muvico.

EDIT 03/26: All hotels have been identified on the map with hotel info/reservation info and associated dining options listed. Moving onto The Park and additional eateries.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:05 AM

To the person who added the Chicago Fire Oven to the map, thank you. It looks to be reasonably close to con hotels, and while its sandwiches seem rather expensive, at least it's not another steakhouse or hotel restaurant. I will strongly consider going there.

Maria's Mexican Restaurant is 1 or 2 blocks further south, at River Road and Foster Ave. If you use the survival map and zoom in, you can see it, but it doesn't have a specific note on the map. It's a slightly long walk, and it's not open for lunch on Saturday or Sunday. Even so, I walked there during ACen 2010, didn't pay too much, and enjoyed the food.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:41 PM

I'm gonna make sure I give this sucker a bit more meat to it in time for next year. The CFO caught my eye so I decided to show it since it was pretty close overall.

Thanks to others who also added to it when it came closer to teh con.

The Park, you disappointed me. I hope you have everything open by next year.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 08:48 AM

I had no idea this map existed. Great Idea! This is a much better one than I created "Anime Central Navigation"!

Has it been updated with details from this year (like restaurants that closed or venues)? Who's actively updating it?

Actually, since it's public, I'll add the Rosemont Theatre venue, where the Kalafina Concert will be. Thanks to the original author of this map. It's a useful tool!
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Posted 13 April 2013 - 09:53 AM

Has the map been Updated? I would love the map more if it would look like a regular paper map since since the Google Map is distraction... Oh shiny... the left side is helpful though. I shall have it print out for reference. Will it ever be in the Programing book? It would be helpful looking for places to eat.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 08:37 PM

been wanting to update it but have been busy

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:28 AM

View PostMsLovelyCookie, on 13 April 2013 - 09:53 AM, said:

Has the map been Updated? I would love the map more if it would look like a regular paper map since since the Google Map is distraction... Oh shiny... the left side is helpful though. I shall have it print out for reference. Will it ever be in the Programing book? It would be helpful looking for places to eat.


There has been some kind of map in the program book, but I'm not sure it had the photoshoot locations nor was it as detailed as this one. It would be difficult to print out this map, because there are some places on this map not centralized near the immediate convention area. There has also been a listing of local restaurants but really, who at ACen can afford Mortons or the Capital Grille? I did update the map with the Rosemont Theatre information, and some CTA information (added bus info and Taxi Info, edited parking info).

The items on the left (if you click on them) show the exact location as to why there is a map to the right.

I'll have to see what I can do about the printed version of this. I would not mind getting this to the masses.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:39 AM

View Postjenchan, on 14 April 2013 - 06:28 AM, said:

There has been some kind of map in the program book, but I'm not sure it had the photoshoot locations nor was it as detailed as this one. It would be difficult to print out this map, because there are some places on this map not centralized near the immediate convention area. There has also been a listing of local restaurants but really, who at ACen can afford Mortons or the Capital Grille? I did update the map with the Rosemont Theatre information, and some CTA information (added bus info and Taxi Info, edited parking info).

The items on the left (if you click on them) show the exact location as to why there is a map to the right.

I'll have to see what I can do about the printed version of this. I would not mind getting this to the masses.


That would be good since I'm rooming with some people not familiar with the area and I have to tell them what is around for basic food needs. And a map does come in handy for those who are a visual person like me. If I haven't been to there I ask people all around just so I know I'm in going the right way. I need land marks like turn right on Main Street when you see Target. Then you will pass the Gas Station and Pizza Pizza is next to The Shoe Store.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:47 PM

Last year there was a qr code on the dining guide page which had all the locations we listed on it placed on a google map.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 06:50 AM

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Last year there was a qr code on the dining guide page which had all the locations we listed on it placed on a google map.


That's great for people with smartphones, but not everyone has one, so a printed list would be nice. Also, cell phone service can be really hit or miss convention weekend, and rather than wait for a cell signal(even with the best phone and the best service), a paper listing does not require technology to read. There is still a certain novelty to the printed media.

I think the problem is (based on last year's convention book) all the high-end restaurants are mentioned, which isn't really helpful to the average con goer who cannot afford $20 a plate. I know most of the people I know would rather a $4 cheeseburger at Culvers than a $20 plate a Mortons.

Yes, those restaurants are on this map, but it's not limited to them.

What is the URL that the QR code linked too? I'd be interested in checking it out.

Do you have all the restaurants that are within the hotels listed? Some of them a reasonable, and I have been told they are good.

Perhaps we can coordinate and make "one map to rule them all".
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 10:19 AM

View Postjenchan, on 15 April 2013 - 06:50 AM, said:

That's great for people with smartphones, but not everyone has one, so a printed list would be nice. Also, cell phone service can be really hit or miss convention weekend, and rather than wait for a cell signal(even with the best phone and the best service), a paper listing does not require technology to read. There is still a certain novelty to the printed media.

I think the problem is (based on last year's convention book) all the high-end restaurants are mentioned, which isn't really helpful to the average con goer who cannot afford $20 a plate. I know most of the people I know would rather a $4 cheeseburger at Culvers than a $20 plate a Mortons.

Yes, those restaurants are on this map, but it's not limited to them.

What is the URL that the QR code linked too? I'd be interested in checking it out.

Do you have all the restaurants that are within the hotels listed? Some of them a reasonable, and I have been told they are good.

Perhaps we can coordinate and make "one map to rule them all".

Sure, there's a full page of printed restaurants with price ranges phone numbers and other info on the same page the qr code is on. it was a supplement to the list for people who wanted to see the map. Its being redone atm because we added in all the places at the entertainment district too. It did list hotel foods and it listed everything from Mc Donalds to McCormick and Schmicks. We try to keep that list with close places and places that deliver, but there are decent meal deals within our hotels too that I think most people don't know about like the Hyatt offers highly discounted breakfast buffets. Ive eaten at most of the hotels now, and most of them are realllly good the double tree has this onion soup that actually is in a hollowed out onion and its sooooo good. Either way Ill work on diggin out that link an posting it here, we can make a map that expands on out from what we offer and work together. I think i didn't mention it early but the guidebook also had a dinning guide in it.
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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:16 AM

this map can be updated, theres a lot of fun things going on the rosemont entertainment center where muvico is
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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:53 AM

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this map can be updated, theres a lot of fun things going on the rosemont entertainment center where muvico is


Are they directly related to ACen?
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Posted 21 February 2014 - 11:26 AM

View Postcupcake, on 02 May 2011 - 10:56 AM, said:

I hope this map gets updated soon, I have a few out-of-town friends staying in my hotel room who would find this extraordinarily helpful. I would as well, for use of the cosplay meetup locations if I decide to bring my Nikon D90 camera.

Edit: Ever consider adding in Mitsuwa? I know it's far away, but it's the nearest Japanese mall, and con-goers typically get lost trying to find it when they're unfamiliar with our area.


I live like three blocks away from Mitsuwa XD
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Posted 07 May 2014 - 11:29 AM

I'll take a crack at updating this. I live in the area, so i'll fix all the outdated stuff/add new ones. I'll be done in a day or two.

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 04:18 PM

OK.

i've been working on it for a day or two now and i'm a little over halfway done. I'll try my best to finish it by tomorrow.

So far, i've tried to remove all the defunct businesses and include the new ones. I've also tried to reduce clutter and standardize the format for stuff so information is easier to find. I still have to do the area north of the CTA station, but the con center area is more or less complete (with the exception of hotel restaurants.)

If you guys want anything added or think any information would be useful on the map, let me know, and i'll do my best to get it added.

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