Registration Info

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2018 Pre-Registration Membership Pricing

SEP 1 – OCT 1 OCT 2 – JAN 1 JAN 2 – APR 1 APR 2 – MAY 5
Full Weekend Memberships
Toddler (Age 0-5) Free* Free* Free* Free*
Child (Ages 6-12) $10 $10 $10 $15
Adult (Ages 13+) $48 $53 $58 $70

2018 At-Con Membership Pricing

Full Weekend Memberships
Adults (13+) $70
Service Members ** $35
Children (6 – 12) $15
Toddler (0 – 5) Free (Max 2/Paying Adult)
Single Day Passes
Friday (Adult) $45
Saturday (Adult) $45
Sunday (Adult) $30

* Single day passes not available for children or toddlers. Must purchase a membership for children and toddlers.

** The Service Discount is only available to be purchased at the convention (no Pre-Registration or shipping) and only applies to memberships. This discount only applies to the serving member and not to any other Membership badges or pass being purchased. The attendee must present an ID showing an actively serving or veteran status with the military or emergency services (law enforcement, fire, EMT, etc.).

*** Mailing will no longer be available after April 1st.


Attendee memberships that were fully paid by April 1, 2018 were eligible for badge shipping at an additional $2 per membership badge. Thanks to the hard work of our staff, we are happy to announce that we mailed out all eligible membership badges on Monday, April 16! Answers to frequently asked questions about badge mailing can be here. All other membership purchases will be available for pickup with a photo ID during the convention at a Will Call station in the Registration Hall.

Membership & Pass Details

When you purchase a Membership Badge (full weekend) or a Membership Pass (single day), you are purchasing a non-refundable, non-transferable yearly membership for Midwest Animation Promotion Society (MAPS) that allows you to attend Anime Central. Membership is required for all ages. A photo ID is REQUIRED for At-Convention membership/pass purchases for attendees age 16 and older.

Friday and Saturday Passes can be purchased the day of their use or after 4pm the day before their use. Sunday Passes can only be purchased on Sunday. Passes are valid on the day of stated use until the following day at 8am (e.g. A Friday Pass can be purchased after 4pm on Thursday and stays valid until 8am on Saturday). Passes are not eligible for Pre-Registration or shipping.

Professionals Discount

We are pleased to offer Professionals discounts on memberships for librarians, teachers/school club sponsors, and convention runners. In order to apply for the Professionals registration, you must fill out the online form by March 20, 2018. There will be no Professionals registrations accepted at the event. Professionals will receive a discounted rate of $45 for their membership.

Applications will be reviewed and you will be notified after March 20th if you have been approved to receive the discount. Your approval for a Professionals discount for previous events does not guarantee you a Professionals discount for ACen 2018. All applicants must complete the form in its entirety. You will not be able to submit additional information if your application is not approved, so please make sure to fill out the form with as much information as possible.

Applying for the discount does not guarantee that you will receive it. Professionals registrations are not eligible for membership badge mailing. All application decisions are final and cannot be appealed. M.A.P.S. reserves the right to approve or deny all applications.

Professionals Registration Application


A group discount applies to online purchase of Full Weekend Adult Memberships only. There is no group discount offered at the convention and it does not apply on top of any other discounts. Complimentary memberships cannot be part of a group. Groups are not eligible to pay at the convention:

Group Size Discount
10 – 19 $2 discount per member.
20+ $5 discount per member.

If you are purchasing memberships as a group, please make sure that ALL of your group members are added before checking out. Members added after the group has checked out will need to be purchased individually and will not qualify for the discount.

Children’s Day

This year we are pleased to announce Children’s Day is returning to ACen. On Sunday May 20th ONLY, all children 12 & under accompanied by an adult are FREE!!! Maximum of 2 children per paying adult.

Payment Details

Pre-Convention payment types

  • Credit – Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card
  • Debit – With a Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card logo on the card
  • Check – Personal or Business
  • Money Order
  • Cash – US currency only, and ONLY at our ROADSHOW LOCATIONS
    Repeat – We do not accept paper or coin money in the mail!

At-Convention payments accepted:

    • Cash – US currency only. We do not accept coins.
    • Credit – Visa, MasterCard, Discover card
    • Debit – Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card logo
    • Business Check (we do not accept personal check At-Convention)
    • Money Order

Onsite Registration Hours of Operation

Donald E Stephens Convention Center
Thursday, May 17: 4:00p – 10:00p
Friday, May 18: 8:00a – 12:00a
Saturday, May 19: 8:00a – 12:00a
Sunday, May 20: 8:00a – 2:00p

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