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Gaming Announcement: Lending Library Logistics

Table-Top Gamers rejoice! Please join us in welcoming the Lending Library Logistics to ACen 2017! This year, they will be joining us with the entire board gaming library for your all of your table-top gaming needs! Lending Library Logistics @boardgameslibrary Mission Lending Library Logistics strives to provide their unique collection of games to convention attendees and/or assist conventions in getting their own collections prepared for public use. Often recognized as the Gen Con Games Library, they are a gamer-owned library…

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Pachinko Fever

Pachinko Fever started as an individual hobby, grew into a collection, and then became an obsession. In October 2013 we had the opportunity to show our small collection and let others have the chance to play our machines, all thanks to the Greater Kansas City Japan Festival. It was during this event that we decided to take our machines on the road to anime conventions and other events, and Pachinko Fever was born. Pachinko Fever is a travelling pachinko parlor.…

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2018 Industry Announcement: VIZ MEDIA

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to VIZ Media as a 2018 Industry Partner! About VIZ Media Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media) is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan’s largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is…

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2018 Guest Announcement: Cherami Leigh

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Cherami Leigh as a 2018 Guest of Honor! Cherami Leigh has been in the industry for 20 years. She has been in over 75 commercials, and has worked on over 100 anime projects including “Lucy” in Fairy Tail, “Asuna” in Sword Art Online, “Road” in D. Grayman, “Lizzie” in Black Butler, “Mai” in Ghost Hunt, and “Patty” in Soul Eater and has worked on over 20 video games- including…

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2018 Special Entertainer: Eric Maruscak

Please join us in giving a warm Anime Central welcome to Eric Maruscak as a 2018 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, 2015, 2016, 2017 Anime Central convention’s creating such works as the a Madoka Magika mural, as well as appearing at a number of New York Comic Cons, the San Diego Comic Con, the New…

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